March 31, 2012

Billiger Mietwagen for Tours in Germany

Browsing for websites online is the best way to look out for billiger mietwagen agencies in Germany. It would be a good idea to do the reservation days in advance of the trip in order to get the best deals. There are a large number of car rental agencies located in different cities in the country. This might confuse you but a more in depth qualitative search will bring out the best billiger mietwagen agencies in the country. Apart from the diverse range of cars from sedans to economy cars, there are attractive offers provided along with the cars at affordable costs.

Chauffeur services are also available with these car hire agencies. A service that is found in most of the car rental agencies is the system of accident waivers. In this way, if an accident happens without your knowledge during the period of hire, you will not be forced to pay the excess charge. This is a leniency that is not found in other countries. Breakdown assistance is another service that’s provided to the customers.

Apart from the tourists, another section of people who make regular visits to the country are the businessmen. They have the conferences and seminar sessions that happen every month and they avoid the ignominy of having to use public transportation. The business conglomerates thus book the best billiger mietwagen agencies in advance and they use them whenever they are in the country. So what are you waiting for? Go online and make the reservations as fast as possible

March 27, 2012

College Graduation

College graduation always reminds me two things; the first one, it is one of my memorable graduations because my mom was there and I don’t have to ask my aunt to attend my graduation and of course my ex-boyfriend now hubby was also present.

College graduation also reminds me of my hopes and dreams that I did not pursue. I’m a frustrated flight attendant because I really want to travel so whenever I apply for college I only have two choices, either Tourism or Business course. When I learned that I pass in both courses I was torn because I have to choose but I realized that God did not bless me with height so I enrolled in College of Commerce. I graduated from UST with a degree in Commerce major in Business Administration.

I’ve worked for five years before I became a full time mom, this is not part of my plan and I would lie if I'll tell you that I do not miss working because there are moments that I’m thinking what if I did not resign? But whenever I see my son, I know I made the right choice, being with him 24/7 is already a blessing. I’m travelling a different path now because I choose a job that I love, so I will never have to work a day in my life." – Confucius

“As much as you want to plan your life, it has a way of surprising you with unexpected things that will make you happier than you originally planned. That’s what you call God’s will”

Congratulations to batch 2012!

March 26, 2012

Lola Abon’s

Hubby came home from Davao and brought some durian candies from Lola Abon’s. He said, it’s delicious and you can’t taste the durian so we (me + son) tried but still didn’t like it. I can still smell and taste the durian. So hubby has no choice but to eat all durian candies, 4 packs left in the fridge. =)

Hubby: masarap kaya and sikat yan, dami nga pictures ng artista na nakapost sa store nila.

I google it and true enough, Lola Abon’s has the best durian candy in Davao.

Well, the only thing I like from Davao is suha and pastel. Yes, I know that pastel is Camiguin’s delicacy but since this is my favorite, it is a must for him to buy pastel wherever he goes, as long as it is available. 

March 23, 2012

Random Things About Me

I do not like stuffed toys, for me they are dust collector item. 

I really appreciate if someone gives me flowers but I rather receive letters, cards, chocolates or anything that I could keep, use or eat. Flowers are so expensive and for me it is just a waste of money, it won’t stay long.

I am a meat lover so diet is not for me. 

I have no vices. I am so thankful that my husband has no vices too. 

I dislike cheaters or unfaithful wife/husband. 

I am not into sports. P.E. is my least favorite subject. 

I hate waiting. It really ruins my day when people make me wait. Time is gold.

I am not an O.C. person but I want everything to be organized. 

I always have my “to do or to buy” list whenever I go out. I always have a grocery list and weekly menu list.

I do not have any talent; I can’t draw, sing and dance. :( 

I don’t have any sports, I am afraid of ball games.

I don’t know how to ride a bike. 

I don’t know how to drive a car. I’m scared to learn. 

I am not a good swimmer but I love going to the beach and swimming pool. 

I hate waiting and I hate to be late. 

I am not into fashion; I don’t care about the brand, what’s in and what’s not as long as I am comfortable with my clothes.

Coupon Codes 101

Do you know what coupon code is? If your answer is no, don’t feel sad because I also have no idea about this. Whenever I check my twitter page, Facebook news feed and even Google reader, I always see this coupon code and I feel so outdated so I made my research. Here is some information that I’ve got.

What is coupon code?
Coupon code serves as a ticket that allows consumers to avail discount or rebate. Consumers can avail free shipping, free giveaways, buy one take one promo or discount on their purchases. Coupon code is a combination of letters and numbers that shoppers use to avail discount online.

Where can I get this coupon?
You can get this coupon from newspapers, magazines, mail, coupon envelopes and of course internet. Internet is the easiest way to get coupon codes, you can grab this from merchant’s website, email newsletter or affiliate programs.

How to use coupon codes?
If you have the coupon code, all you need to do is enter the code and submit but merchants have different places where shoppers can enter the code, sometimes it is in shopping cart or order review page. If you are still clueless you can always check the FAQ page of the website to ensure that you’re on the right track.

Most of the online sellers are offering coupon codes to attract first time shoppers and to give incentives to their loyal shoppers. If you are budget conscious consumers like me, you can take advantage of this because there is savings with coupon codes. It is very popular in United States but there are coupon codes that can be used worldwide.

If you are online shoppers, feel free to check popular Bloomingdales coupon code. Bloomingdale’s online shop is now shipping to the Philippines. 

March 22, 2012

Blast from the past: Davao Crocodile Park

As much as we want to extend our stay in Pearl Farm, we have to leave because it was our last day in Davao but since our flight is still in the evening, we still have time for city tour. Good thing that there was an FX driver at Pearl Farm Marina who offered his service to tour us around for P1200. So we took advantage the offer because it is more convenient for us since taxi could not accommodate 6 persons.

We visited some luxury hotel to see the T’boli Weaving Center but it was closed. Next stop is Souvenir shops and market. We bought some pasalubong but not durian. =)

Ang hirap magpapicture ng hindi humihinga. iba talaga ang amoy ng durian. =)
Then Davao Crocodile Park, we’re just in time for some exhibition but I don’t have any pictures. =(

mabigat siya!
After Crocodile Park we went straight to Davao International Airport.

March 21, 2012

Blast from the past: Philippine Eagle Center

Since I’ve started reminiscing our Davao trip, itotodo ko na, I will share our memorable experience in Davao. It was raining in Laguna when we left and I was praying hard that there will be no cancellation of flight because it is not easy to schedule a vacation leave. Thank God that Davao’s weather was fine so we will be able to do our itinerary for that day.


We took taxi to get to Casa Leticia, which will be our accommodation for that day. I already booked our room a month before our trip but unfortunately, it was not recorded at their end even I showed them the confirmation that I’ve got from their site. Good thing that there is still an extra room, we have no choice but to stay in one room. And because of that experience, I always inquire and reserve accommodation through email unless they informed me to book online. 

After fixing our things we went outside to eat our lunch, there is grilled restaurant, 100 meters away from the hotel. Price is affordable, almost P100 for a complete meal. 

Then we asked the receptionist how we can go to Philippine Eagle Center. I did not expect that the travel time will be long; we only took a jeep and habal-habal to get there. Fare in habal-habal is P100 per person, roundtrip.


But it was all worth it because I was able to meet the Phillipine eagle.

hindi kita sa picture, pero dami monkeys.

kita niyo yung eagle? 

March 20, 2012

Blast from the past: Pearl Farm

I mentioned before that my husband will be having a series of business trip this March and as of this writing he is in Davao. Few weeks ago, he asked me if I want to join his Davao trip so we could spend our weekend in Samal Island but I declined because the airfare ticket is so expensive, knowing me I only book flight if there’s a seat sale. I find it impractical for a weekend getaway especially that we’re saving for my son’s tuition this school year. But deep inside I really want to join his trip, spell T-R-A-V-E-L…=)

And because I turned down the invitation, I will just reminisce our past Davao trip and dream that I will visit Pearl Farm again. Almost six years ago (tagal na) we went to Davao, we’re supposed to book Kalibo but there’s no more seat sale, so we tried Tagbilaran and again no more seat sale. We’re losing hope already then the CS rep informed us that they still have promo fare for Davao so we booked.

Honestly, we have no idea about Davao and I’ve never been in Mindanao so I just search and search for possible tourist destinations. My friend suggested to spend a night in Pearl Farm but I told her it’s too expensive, P9,000 (P4,500 per pax) for one night but she really insisted that I include this so I gave in. The rate is quite pricey but it is all worth it because of the superb service, food and place. The package includes the roundtrip boat transfer, 3 buffet meals and complimentary use of facilities and amenities. The trip is really memorable for all of us and I am still looking forward to go back.

On our second day, we woke up early because we need to be at the Pearl Farm Marina before 8AM. We just took a cab to reach the port. Port pa lang naexcite na kami, why not? Pearl Farm is a luxury resort in Davao so for sure we will have a great stay.

port pa lang, may pool na. =)
Pearl Farm Marina
Welcome to Pearl Farm Resort
  We stayed in Samal House, two persons only per room.

you can see the Malipano Island from our room

Fish, fish, fish
Eat, swim and sing
The following morning, we went to Malipano Island. 

Goodbye Pearl Farm

March 18, 2012

1st Blog Giveaway

You know that I love joining giveaways but for a change I will be having my first blog giveaway contest. My mom and I decided to have a joint giveaway; one winner will receive these prizes: 1 set of Flower of Spa and 1 set of hand wash and hand lotion.

The contest is open from March 18 to March 31, 2012 and it is open to all who have Philippines address where I can ship the prizes.

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Getting Cabs in London

London is considered the world’s most visited city. There really is no doubt about that; after all, even little kids know about London as they sing the famous nursery rhyme, “London Bridge is Falling Down”. A lot of people dream of visiting this place because it is the home of four World heritage sites and famous landmarks.

London’s most visited attractions include Madame Tussauds, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum, Tower of London, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery, British Museum, and London Eye. I personally would love to visit Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.

Planning an itinerary is difficult because London has way too many tourist attractions. Most of the time, tourists try to get in touch with different travel agencies to avoid the trouble of having to plan everything. Getting the service of a reputable and trusted travel agency makes it much easier to enjoy London because all that is needed is for one to pay and follow the tour guide. Oh, and there is always the option of availing of a taxi tour if you do not want to join group tours.

Believe it or not, you can hire a taxi to tour you around London. Whether you have limited time or you have the entire day, you can enjoy London with the help of taxi tours.

You have the option of choosing your own tour: day tours, popular tours, themed tours, city tours, or limited tours. It all depends on your time and budget. Taxi tours can accommodate up to five people – the more, the merrier, because the rates are per taxi. Therefore, taxi tours are a good choice if you’re bringing along your family or a group of friends.

DIY travellers want to plan their own itinerary according to what interests them, and also according to their budget and time. They feel that they can maximize their time and save more money if they travel on their own. There is no problem in touring London on your own as long as you can speak the language. In addition, London is a very tourist-friendly city. If you need a ride, you can just check for London taxi cabs. This spares you from the trouble of looking for cab companies to call.

Any Cabs is like a one-stop website where you can book your minicab, check different cab companies, and compare taxi prices.

Using the site is very easy and the best thing about it is there are no charges! Yes, looking for cabs is free on the site. Just enter your route and you will easily receive information on pick-up times and price comparisons. The site will help you choose which taxi cab to book.

So, if you want to enjoy London, can definitely help you. It will save you time and money because you can get the nearest and cheapest cab. One other thing: if you accidentally leave your stuff inside the taxi cabs, the company can return it to you!

March 16, 2012

Free Stuff from Hotel

For those who love to travel, I’m sure that you are familiar with hotel’s complimentary stuff and most of these items are toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and lotion. I’m one of those people who take advantage of free stuff because I know that it is included in room rate.

Complimentary stuff like these…

This stuff is very handy if ever we have an overnight trip because it is very light. We can also use it for our visitors, just in case they forgot to bring slippers or toothbrush.

Of course, not all are free stuff like towels, bathrobes and blower. To give you an idea you can watch this video 

How about you? Do you love taking free stuff or you just leave it behind.

March 14, 2012

Why I Love Being a Mom and Blogger

When I was a kid I used to watch Doogie Howser M.D., if you were born in the 80’s I’m pretty sure you are familiar with the series. At the end of the day, Doogie will type his entry on his personal computer diary while I write my feelings, memories and random thoughts in my diary. But I stopped writing when I graduated from college and started working.

Year 2008 when I became a mom, that time I want to have a personal blog to document my son’s development and milestones. I also want to share my journey as a wife and mother but like I said, I have no idea how to create a blog, I said it here numerous times that my first post in Wordpress was also my last post because I find it too complicated.  Last year, I discovered Blogger and I created Michi Photostory, where I share pieces of my life.

From that moment I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences as a mom and wife, our travel trips, food trips and even my random thoughts. I have no idea that blogging could be fun and therapeutic. Blogging became my “me time” and I’m happy writing my post at the same time reading other blogs.
Some people may never understand why I blog but I have my own reasons why I love being a mom and blogger. I love being a mom because I know not all women can bear a child and I’m really thankful that God gave me a chance to become a mother.

My son completes me; there are things that I’ve discovered when I had him. I never thought that I could give up my career and be a full time mom. I never thought that I could find joy and satisfaction being a domestic goddess. The journey may not be easy but I still love taking the path of motherhood.

Being a full time mom gives me more time to blog, aside from my son, this blog became my baby. I have my own dreams and wish lists too for this blog. I’m happy when I see new followers, comments, thoughts, suggestions and feedbacks. 

I enjoy blog hopping because I learned a lot, it allows my mind to travel, to eat and to feel their experience. It allows me to see the world even at the comfort of my home. Being at home for almost 24/7 is not easy because you have less time to socialize but I don’t mind because I gained online friends through blogging.

I have more reason why I love being a mom and blogger but I don’t want to bore you reading my post.  But before I end this post, I would like to share this “Don’t live to blog or blog to live, but live then blog”.  I’ve read it somewhere but this is a constant reminder to me, mommy duties first before blogging.

March 10, 2012

Memorable Experience in Norway

I know that there’s no place like home but if there is one place that I want to live in aside from my country that would be Norway. I’ve been in Norway several years ago, I was fortunate to have a three months’ vacation and indeed it is one of my memorable vacation.

Norway is very far from the Philippines, a total of 36 hours flight including layover; we took 3 international plane, 1 domestic plane and 1 ferry boat just to reach my mom’s place. 

The travel is really long but it is all worth it because Norway is really an amazing country. If you love to commune with nature, this is the best place because Norway offers various scenery. You can see rocky wilderness, valleys, mountains, forested hills and waterfalls. Did you know that most of the world’s greatest waterfalls are found in Norway?

My three months stay in Norway is really a grand vacation because I was able to experience boating, fishing, picking mussels, nature tripping and many more.

We were able to visit few cottages which my mom’s friend owned. So if you want to spend your holiday in Norway, you don’t have to worry because you can find peace in cottages in Norway. You can also check holiday homes Europe for list of holiday homes not only in Norway but all over Europe.

Happy Golden Birthday to my mom!

Happy Golden Birthday to you! It was sad that we can’t be with you on your special day for obvious reason, plane ticket is so expensive and I guess its 3 years’ worth of our house amortization. =) Thank God for technology because I can greet you in my post.

I just want to let you know that I am really grateful that God gave me a mom like you, though we’ve only been together for seven years and we never really grow up with you. We are still thankful because we know that across the miles you are always there to support, pray, care and love us.

I know you’ve been through a lot and if there’s one story na pang MMK (Maalala mo kaya) that will be your story.  You suffered and sacrificed a lot just for us so even though we we’re not able to live with you, we’re still happy for you because you truly deserve to be happy.

Growing up without a mom beside me is not easy but it also taught me how to be strong, independent and responsible person. I always think that you’re not with me so I have to learn to fight my own battles, run my own race and achieve my dreams.

I salute you for achieving all your dreams; you got your degree while taking care of our youngest sister and at the same time working to support us. When I became a mom, you serve as an inspiration to me because I know that you had 3 kids at the age of 20 without nanny and househelper and I only have one son so I know I can do it too.

You taught us to have good relationship with God so when life is so tough, when we’re about to give up and we can’t run to you for help because of the distance, we can always call God to strengthen and comfort us.

I’m proud to be your daughter and I hope that I can be like you. I want to be a good mother to my little one and I hope that I can raise him the way you raised us, they say that the first 7 years is the most important phase and I hope I’m on the right track.

Happy birthday and I really pray that you will have more birthdays to come because I can’t imagine the future without you! Jeg elsker deg!
Btw, my mom has a blog too joy’s notepad”, you can click here to visit her site and if it is not too much to ask, can you also leave message and greet her. Thank you!

If you live in Norway, you can grab my sister's book  Smaken Av Fosen . It is a recipe book. =)

March 07, 2012

Iloilo Airport

I rarely feature airport, in fact Iloilo airport is the second airport that I will post in my site. Well, I just want to share these photos with you. I don’t mind paying P200 for terminal fee if the airport has good facilities and amenities.

Look at the toddler’s area; it is clean, spacious and homey. I didn’t mind if our flight was one hour delayed because my son enjoyed playing here. How I wish, all our airports have toddler’s area because it is really important especially for kids who hate waiting. 

solo pa siya
may kalaro na. =)
dito ko nakaupo habang nagbabantay!