Sunday, March 1, 2015

Soak up the Sun at Batangas Resort

March is here and it is the time of the year again when we start planning for summer adventures. It is not easy to research and reserve because we all know that most of the resorts are fully booked during April and May. It really pays to reserve in advance because summer is #peakseason. 

Speaking of summer getaways. If you are living in Metro Manila and southern part of Luzon, Batangas is the popular summer destination because of the beach resorts. We live in South Luzon so it is our go to place if we want to have fun in the sun. 

There are so many resorts in different part of Batangas but I will share to the resorts that we have tried in the past six years. You can click the name of the resort for more information. 

1. Golden Sunset Resort

Golden Sunset Resort is located in Calatagan, Batangas owned by Ricky Reyes. The resort has different types of swimming pool but no beach. It offers outdoor museum, playground, butterfly garden and serendipity spa which you can visit during your leisure time. 

During our visit, there was a parade show of sea creatures. The place is a little bit big but don’t worry there is mini-jeepney inside the resort that transport guests. 

2. Kabayan Resort

Kabayan Resort is the cheapest resort that we’ve visited in Laiya, San Juan Batangas because the entrance fee is only P100 for adult and P50 for 11 years old and below so it is not surprising that the place is crowded during peak season.

It offers both beach and swimming pool but there will be additional fee if you want to use the swimming pool. You can bring your own food and drinks without corkage fee. 

3. Blue Coral Resort

Blue Coral Resort is the second beach resort that we’ve tried in Laiya, San Juan Batangas. The resort facilities, rooms and services were good but the food was just ok for us. 

Food and drinks are not allowed so you have to avail their food package for P1,100 per person which includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

4. La Luz Resort

Another beach resort that we’ve visited in Laiya, San Juan Batangas is La Luz Resort, the resort is always fully booked even in lean season so make sure that you make reservation for day trip and overnight stay. 

Day trip fee is P850 which includes buffet lunch and merienda, you can add buffet breakfast for an additional fee of P200 per head. The beach resort has no swimming pool.

5. Stilts Calatagan Resort 

Stilts Calatagan Resort is one of the resorts that I’ve been meaning to visit but their room accommodation is quite steep in my budget so we just had a day trip. It offers beach and swimming pool. 

The beach in Calatagan, Batangas is not as good compared to Laiya, San Juan Batangas so manage your expectation. Food and drinks are allowed but with corkage fee. 

I like the service in Stilts Calatagan and if ever I have a budget I would like to revisit the place but this time for overnight stay in one of their cottages. 

6. Canyon Cove Resort

Canyon Cove Resort is located in Nasugbu, Batangas, just like other resorts this place is always fully booked whether lean or peak season. We just visited this place last November and my mom wanted to have an outing here but when I checked the March weekends schedule last November, fully booked na agad.

The resort has both swimming pool and beach. I prefer the beach in Nasugbu compared to Calatagan and Laiya, San Juan Batangas (hindi kasi bigla lalim).

So far these are the resorts that we’ve visited in Batangas, care to share your favorite resort.

Friday, February 27, 2015

From Heels to Flats

I remember when I was young, I really want to be tall because I wanted to be a flight attendant and travel the world but I was not blessed with height.  And because of that, I always wear high heel shoes to increase my height. 

We cannot deny that high heels shoes look stylish, elegant and sexy. It makes your outfit looks fabulous and it also adds confidence. But I have to say goodbye to high heels and say hello to flat shoes.

It all started when I was pregnant, of course I can’t wear high heel shoes anymore for safety reasons. Then I had my son and I’m still not wearing high heel shoes. Maybe because I don’t care anymore about my height and I realized that there are advantages in wearing flats. 

1.As a mom, it is very practical for me to wear flat shoes especially if I have to chase my very active son. 

2.I feel comfortable in wearing flat shoes in doing my errands. I can do my grocery without feeling pain in my feet. 

3.I can go to distance especially when I’m travelling so I make sure I wear flat shoes or sneakers. 

4.For health and safety reasons, I know that wearing high heels can lead to chronic pain. You can check the list of “The Worst Shoes For Your Feet” article. 

5.Since I’m a full time mom, I prefer wearing flat shoes whenever I go out because it matches with my jeans and shirts outfit.

I’m not claiming that flat shoes are better than high heels shoes but I’m just saying that flat shoes work for me. It is best to search and invest in good quality flat shoes. ZALORA has a great selection of loafers for women. View their collection here".

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DIY: Kid’s Tool Belt

Last Sunday, I noticed that my son loves putting his toys in between his shorts or pajamas and body so I searched for pattern and tutorial on how to make kid’s tool belt. 

I was happy that I’ve made it though the stitches in one pocket is not straight, hehehe! But I’m planning to make a bigger one because my son tends to put so many stuff inside so he needs more pocket.

Click here for the pattern and tutorial.