Z’s New Toy Shelf

I love putting together shelves. Doesn’t matter if it is made of plastic, wood, wood grains or what-not. There’s just that sense of accomplishment and fulfilment after you put it all together. Z doesn’t have a toy shelf. I mean, a real toy shelf. We used my old bookshelf for his toys. And, since my books were still in a box and never seen the light of day until last year, the old bookshelf was free for him to use. Shelves made of particle boards will not really last very long, especially if it holds heavy items for long periods […]

Continue Reading

Ipon Challenge Results: How Did It Go?

Another year, another set of goals. Don’t you agree? And one of the top goals being set this time around is about finances. Last year, I posted about money saving challenges or ipon challenges. You can read all about it here. As I mentioned in my post last year, I decided to do the invisible 50 and 200 for 2018. And now that the year has ended, what’s my ipon challenge results?

Continue Reading

Thank You, 2018!

thank you 2018

2018, just like any other year, was another challenging year. But if there’s one thing that I really learned this year, it was to find something to be grateful for despite the outcome of the day. It doesn’t have to be something big, you know. It could be as simple as being able to smell the coffee when you wake up. Or even being grateful for getting the chores done.

Continue Reading

Homeschooling on Hold: Z Goes to Preschool

I have nothing against SPED, don’t get me wrong. They are doing great work. But I have this belief that if I wanted Z to be treated and accepted by society, then he needs to be amongst typical kids his age. This way, he will be more aware of his environment and typical kids will be more aware of kids like him. And hopefully, eventually, kids with special needs will be seen as someone not with a disability but with different abilities. And that they also have something to contribute to the community, just like everyone else. 

Continue Reading

A Quick Tour of Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

The lighthouse can be seen from the resort as well. It was fascinating to watch it light up the night before while I was on the roof deck. It was my first time to see a real lighthouse and one that works, too.

The place is not very large. There were a couple of ruins beside the lighthouse and trees on one side. But it has a great view of the ocean.

Continue Reading

Experiencing Paradise: A Treasures of Bolinao Review

One thing we noticed with the staff at Treasures is that they always smile at guests and they are always courteous. You will always be greeted by them. And they are all friendly.

Being in the customer service industry for more than 10 years now, I couldn’t help but notice a few things that may need to be improved. One of which is something that is really important in a business such as a resort.

Continue Reading

Family Getaway: Finding Treasure at Treasures of Bolinao

I’ve been wanting to bring Zaine to the beach again and see how he fares with the water, the sun and the sand. Not that I don’t know how he does with water though. That kid loves the water. But the last time he was at the beach was a long time ago. He was only 9 months old when I brought him to our company outing in a resort in Batangas. He was weirded out with the sand back then. 

We used to frequent beaches in Pangasinan back when I was a kid but we have never been to Bolinao. Bolinao is known to be the “Boracay of the North” given its white (actually, it’s more like beige) sand and nice beach resorts. And so we decided to go to Bolinao this summer. 

I spent a few sleepless nights searching for resorts in Bolinao that will meet our criteria. Those criteria are: 1) swimmable beach, 2) kid-friendly place, 3) swimming pool, 4) comfortable accommodations.

Simple, right? Or so I thought.

Continue Reading