Geology, Homeschooling, Local Travel

Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

Octopus observed near the shoreline at Mongpong Island. Photo credit to my brother, Jay Emmanuel. I'm a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and nature lover. My first recollection of our country's beauty was when dad and mom brought us to their hometown, Catanduanes, when I was nine years old. Back then, their small barrio could only be accessed… Continue reading Why Every Homeschooling Family Should Visit Mongpong Island for Ecosystem Study

Homeschooling

February Homeschooling Highlights

For Math, Nereus has started studying about circle, angles, polygons, single-step equations; and number patterns; while Ian has started learning the basics of multiplication and division using pictographs. Ian has also learned to count money and perform basic addition of money. Money is something that we delayed teaching Ian although he does know that a… Continue reading February Homeschooling Highlights

Local Travel

Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Unique chandelier at Boss Reuel Staycation Suites. ❤ Tagaytay City is probably one of the most-visited spots outside of Metro Manila due to its proximity, the chilly weather, the view of Taal Lake, and sumptuous beef bulalo which is available almost everywhere in the city. Our family's fondest memories with dad also happened in Tagaytay… Continue reading Boss Reuel Staycation Suites – Our Home When in Tagaytay

Homeschooling, Local Travel

Our Manila Tour Leg 1 – National Museum and Intramuros

Third time's a charm for me and my kids for this tour. We have visited the National Museum's Anthropology and Fine Arts twice before, when my kids were too young to appreciate the visit. Back then my main reason was personal because I didn't get the chance to visit the museum when I was in… Continue reading Our Manila Tour Leg 1 – National Museum and Intramuros

Local Travel

Vine Leaf Garden Resort, Antipolo

My favorite shot of the resort's small pond, right beside it is a swing (not in the picture) so you can go Zen mode here if you want. 😉 If you're planning to hold a party in a private resort that is affordable and easily accessible from Metro Manila, Vine Leaf Garden Resort might be… Continue reading Vine Leaf Garden Resort, Antipolo

Local Travel

Summer Vacation in Sorsogon (May 13-16 2019)

May 13, 2019 Main event: Election Day Photo above was taken at a famous budget-friendly Rizal beach in Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon. My brother, Joshua, the kids, hubby, and I went for a swim from 8 AM to 10 AM.  This is a little to hit the beach but my husband and I had had to… Continue reading Summer Vacation in Sorsogon (May 13-16 2019)

Local Travel

Pinto Art Museum – Antipolo’s Hidden Gem

The great reviews this museum got in TravelAdvisor weren't wrong but you really need to experience the place for full appreciation of this magical place. Pinto Art Museum is the BOMB!  If you haven't gone there, picture this: galleries interconnected by gardens; lush vegetation; contemporary paintings and avant garde sculptures and art pieces that are nothing… Continue reading Pinto Art Museum – Antipolo’s Hidden Gem

Local Travel

Hotel H2O Experience – A Review

A shorter version of this review was posted at TripAdvisor. The whole family checked in at Hotel H2O last March 14 for staycation and also to celebrate birthday and graduation for Ian and Nereus, respectively. We stayed in one of their Aqua Classic room and my kids loved the aquarium, they almost refused to leave… Continue reading Hotel H2O Experience – A Review

Geology, Local Travel

GeoTours Philippines – Get to know Philippine Geology!

Ever wondered how Marikina Valley Fault system looks like for real? Would you be interested to see famous Geologic monuments around Metro Manila and its vicinity? Then join this GeoTour! GeoTour is a whole-day field trip sponsored by the University of the Philippines Geology Alumni.  The main objective of this tour is to bring participants… Continue reading GeoTours Philippines – Get to know Philippine Geology!

Local Travel

Baguio City – Warm People, Perpetually Cold Atmosphere and Great Food

I wanted to see Pope Francis during his visit in Philippines last January 15 to 19. But I had expected a very big crowd to welcome him and since I can't bring my babies to see him in that case, we've decided to watch him on TV... in Baguio City. We don't own a car… Continue reading Baguio City – Warm People, Perpetually Cold Atmosphere and Great Food