Category Archives: Places

List of Private Pools in Metro Manila

It is so wonderful to celebrate summer with our family having picnic, swimming, excursion and other fun bonding activities. Let me share some lists of private pools in Metro Manila that are good to consider for family swimming bonding.

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Visita Iglesia Online

For the past months  I have been very busy with motherhood and regular online work. Because of the very tight schedule my travel time is limited. I am thankful that my cousin Janine help me update some articles and post here.

I wish to do my Visita Iglesia this Lenten season with my husband even in one church only and the rest I would like to do it through Visita Iglesia Online at  Continue reading

Private Swimming Pool or Resort in Batangas

1. Puesto del Sol, Calatagan, Batangas. Be peaceful near Calatagan Hills through checking in at the exclusive resort of Puerto del Sol.


Casa Isabel
11,700 overnight – good for 6
650 per additional head – max of 8 pax

Casa Cecilia
8,500 overnight – good for couples
650 per additional head – max of 4 pax

Deluxe Villas Deluxe A & B
5,880 overnight – good for four. 650 per additional head – max of 6

Other costs:
Aircon for Deluxe Villas – additional Php 200 per day
Lighthouse Trip – Php 100 per trip
Mangrove Tour – Php 200 per trip exclusive of entrance fee (Php 100)
Beach Trip – Php 100 per trip



Mobile: 0918-656-8482 (Look for Marife)

Address: Brgy. Bagong Silang Calatagan, Batangas

2. Los Balcones, Nasugbu Batangas. Jetskiing, diving, kayaking, snorkeling, guitar and keyboard playing… those are just some of the activities that Los Balcones can offer. It is located at Tali Beach, the closest clean water beach destination at the south of Manila.

Los Balcones

Los Balcones, Nasugbu Batangas


LOS BALCONES HOUSE RENTAL (5 Bedrooms) Maximum of 18 persons (additional of P500 in excess of 18 pax)

Weekdays – Php 30,800/ overnight**

Weekends – Php 36,960/ overnight **

(Food & Beverage corkage included)



Mobile: 0918-910-1011 (Look for Ike)

Landline: 02-775-9104

Address: Blk 10 Lot 15 Outlook Drive
Tali Beach Subdivision Nasugbu Batangas 4224 Philippines

3.  Blue Coral Beach Resort, Laiya Batangas.  Let your eyes be filled with the sight of coconut trees at Blue Coral as the resort let you have the feel of escaping from the urban life to the island ambience!

Blue Coral Beach Resort

Blue Coral Beach Resort

Visit their website for the rates and other info at



Telefax: [632] 559.9747 | 559.9754

[632] 567.4376 | 986.8668

Office Address: 1209-B Alpha Grandview M.H. Del Pilar, Malate Manila

4. Matabungkay Beach Resort, Lian Batangas. 2 hours away from Alabang, have a relaxing experience at Matabungkay. Matabungkay is not a private resort, however, because it is a hotel vicinity that makes people feel like having a private experience – luxurious yet affordable!


Deluxe Room P3,500. Air-conditioned room with cable TV, mini bar, private veranda and maximum of 3 persons.

Deluxe Suite P 5,600. Air-conditioned room with cable TV, mini bar, lounge, hot and cold shower, IDD/NDD phone and maximum of 3 persons.

Family P4,700. One bedroom suite with queen size bed, cable TV, mini bar, living room, private veranda, hot and cold shower, and maximum of 4 persons.

Superior Family P5,900. Two bedroom suite with queen size bed, cable TV, mini bar, living room, private veranda, hot and cold shower, and maximum of 6 persons.

Beachside Villa P4,800. Air-conditioned room with attic bedroom with queen size bed, spacious, living room and veranda, maximum of 6 persons.



Sun: 0933-337-7539

Globe: 0917-777-7543

Smart: 0929-444-4333

5. Property Rental, Cuenca Batangas.Renting a one whole place are common for barkada trips who want to enjoy the one night stay where they can get wild! For only P3,985, the 25 pax can be accomodated. Near beach, airconditioned rooms, 24/7 electric power!

photo credits:, LOS BALCONES

Private Swimming Pools in Laguna

Laguna is the place where our national hero, Jose Rizal, was born. However, Laguna is also famous for Pagsanjan Falls, Mount Makiling and hot springs resorts which means that Laguna has too much place to visit and that even private pools are conquered by this province. Here are some of the choices of private pools in Laguna with rates and contact numbers as of 2/22/13.

Note: For more details and inquiries, Please contact them.

1.Lakewood Clubhouse, Los Baños, Laguna.It is a clubhouse subdivision yet also offers packages for private rentals. Good thing is that, this place are known by few people only, you can have your walk-in and pay per head and feel like you have rented the whole place (except for summer season, of course)

Private Pool in Laguna - Lakewood Clubhouse

Private Pool in Laguna – Lakewood Clubhouse, Los Banos Laguna

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Puerto Prinsesa Underground River Experience

A few days ago, my family and I went to Palawan to experience the Puerto Prinsesa Underground River that won in the new seven wonders of the world. It is  located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan,Philippines. It is prominent with its limestone karst mountain landscape with an 8.2 km. navigable underground river which is reputed as the world’s longest.

Puerto prinsesa underground river experience
Puerto Prinsesa underground river experience

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Astoria Hotel Marketing Strategy through raffle winners

Two weeks ago a representative of Astoria hotel called my husband informing us that we won a free buffet and 3 days and two nights hotel accommodation at Astoria hotels that we could choose from Bohol, Bali Indonesia, Bangkok, etc.  To claim the prize, we are advise to personally go Astoria Hotel in Mandaluyong  for a free lunch buffet and attend 90 minutes presentation of their hotel accommodations. Without hesitation, we decided to be there.

inside Astoria hotel accomodation

Inside Astoria hotel accomodation

The parking is free and we ate the free buffet lunch at Astoria Cafe. Continue reading

Experience North Pole Christmas at Sky Garden SM North Edsa

Are you looking for a nice place where you, your kids and family enjoy taking pictures this Christmas season.  Experience North Pole Christmas at SM North Edsa, Sky Garden.

Sm North Edsa North Pole at Sky Garden
Sm North Edsa North Pole Christmas at Sky Garden

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My vote for the 7 new wonders of Nature 2011

Voting for the new 7 wonders of nature will be ending tomorrow, November 11 so you better cast your vote now. I am encouraging everyone to please include Puerto Prinsesa Underground river as one of your votes in the new 7 wonders of nature.

Last November 8, I already voted my picks for the new 7 wonders of nature. There are 28 finalists from different countries. It was so hard to choose for the best 7 because most entries are beautiful and amazing. I just pick the best 7 that I think unique and incomparable.

The new 7 wonders of nature that I voted:

  1. Puerto Prinsesa Underground River (Philippines). The underground river is reputed to be the world’s longest. Of course this is my top choice. Philippines is where I came from and I love my country. It is truly amazing and unique. I have watched the photo videos of Puerto Prinsesa underground river and all I can say is WOW.

    puerto prinsesa underground river

    puerto prinsesa underground river, photo credit to new7wonders of nature

  2. Amazon Rainforest (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela). The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world."><img src="

    amazon rainforest, photo credit to

  3. Great Barrier Reef (Australia, Papua New Guinea). 

    The planet’s largest coral reef system, with some 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km over an area of approximately 344,400 square km. It is the biggest single structure made by living creatures and can be seen from outer space.

    Great Barrier Reef, photo credit to

    Great Barrier Reef

  4. Iguazu Falls (Argentina, Brazil). One of the world’s largest waterfalls.They extend over 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles)  in a semi-circular shape. The shape is a wonder for me.

    Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls, photo credit to

  5. Grand Canyon (USA). This is a wonder for me because it is created by the Colorado River over a period of 6 million years. It is 446 km long, ranges in width from 6 to 29 km and attains a depth of more than 1.6 km. Also, during prehistory, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves.

    Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon 2011, photo credit to

  6. Vesuvius (Italy). It is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years, although it is not currently erupting. What makes me wonder is that it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world.

    vesuvius Italy

    vesuvius Italy, photo credit to

  7. Jeita Grotto (Lebanon).The cathedral-like vaults full of various sizes, colors and shapes of stalactites and stalagmites, majestic curtains and fantastic rock formations in the compound of crystallized cave makes me truly wonder.

    jeita grotto

    jeita grotto, photo credit to

There you have it. Isn’t it amazing and wonderful? How about you? What are your vote for the new 7 wonders of the nature?

Info and photo credit to :

Let us Support Puerto Princesa underground river, Philippines

Let us help vote “Puerto Princesa Undergorund River ” to be officially included in the new 7 wonders of the world. The voting will be ending on November 11, 2011 so better hurry to vote so it can be included.

puerto prinsesa underground river

Puerto Prinsesa Underground River

For me the photo above  is not enough so I search for other photos created in a video for more wonders.

Why you should vote Puerto Prinsesa Underground river? Watch the video.

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Splash Island Cabanas and cottages

Some of my readers were asking me about the cabana and cottages at Splash Island  regarding my post when my family went there last summer. I have created a post about my review on Splash Island cottage/ cabana last April 26, 2011 and it seems that many are interested about what the Splash Island cabana look like. Let me share some photos of the cabanas that I took from Splash Island. Continue reading

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