A Beachless Summer

18 May 2015

This is one extraordinary summer for me and my family. Often times, as early as October, we already have plans for summer. This has got to be an experience to remember with summer being beachless.

It all started when we received a call late last year that we're already approved to move- in our new place. We got all excited and executed every plan for our home. Planning was easy, but the roll out got a little delayed because of the requirements we needed to submit in order to do the finishing touches. Having a friend who is a contractor is a blessing because he made things fast, sure and easy for us. With all these, it looked like our summer will go around with the adjustment and fixins of our new condo. But all is good for the whole family because we have a large pool to enjoy as part of the amenities of the community we chose to live in.
Every week, we go swimming. To a point that it feels like we're in a resort, only we don't pack our things to go home, we're here permanently and that's awesome! It's summer but the pool is often empty. We were told that most residents are balikbayans or prefers to hangout somewhere else or even go to the beach at this time of the year.

Not only that, we didn't have to enroll  our son for swimming lessons, because with a pool around, my husband personally instructs our son. And still to our surprise, a famous swim school  offers swimming courses here in our place. Perfect! we'll never run out of choices.

Summer 2015 may be beachless, but we sure do love the fact that anytime we want to freshen up from the tropical heat, we'll just take an elevator down and yeah, SWIMMING!

Mother's Day 2015

Hi guys! Let me begin with this month's first post with the Mother's Day celebration I shared with my mom. This year's gathering for the moms in our family was the simplest in all our years that we've celebrated. Well, to share some good news, both me and my brother just bought our new homes, so we're kinda in the process of fixing, managing and adjusting to the new life we have now. 

My brother and I with our families went to our hometown to honor our Mom.

With my sisters and our mom
My dad prepared turbo- broiled liempo, shrimps, grilled tuna with pako salad, and then we ordered our favorite pancit from Isaw Haus. The evening went on with talks on our new homes, future plans and of  course the grandchildren, who are growing so fast.

As always, events such as this, is a moment when we can bond together so we try to come up with something where we can all see each other even with our busy schedules.

As for my own mother's day celebration, my husband got an advance gift.