We had our very relaxing weekend staycation last week at Crimson Hotel. No need for special occasion for staycation because we believe that Family comes first always. Alabang is one of our favorite places to have staycation if we want to get out from our comfort zone and Crimson Hotel is one of our favorite hotels to stay because of the lobby, room and the pool! Yes! One factor for us to book a room in a hotel is the pool, kasi favorite ng mga anak ko ang mag swimming. (Read my first review of the hotel here.)


Traveloka helps me a lot when it comes in searching for the cheapest flights and hotels. Since I got a discount coupon from them (Thank you Traveloka), I immediately booked a premier room with breakfast at Crimson. Do you believe that we only pay Php 2,800++? Nice db?


Since we’re already familiar with the check-in process, our check-in was a breeze. The people at Crimson are very accommodating because they even say “Hello” to my kids with a smile! Upon arrival, I just handed them my valid ID and gave Php 3,000 for incidental fee which is refundable upon check-out. Our room is at 20th floor, I requested for king-size bed and non-smoking room since we’re traveling with the kids.




The room size is approximately 30 square meters with complete amenities. The king-sized bed and mattress are very comfy, clean and smooth, the comforters and pillows were soft, fluffy and fresh. The room includes a 40” LED television, high-speed Wi-Fi, mini bar with electric kettle, complimentary bottled water, mini-refrigerator, safety deposit box, flat iron, ironing board, hairdryer in the cabinet, bath robes and slippers. They also provide two-line speakerphone with voicemail and if you have soiled clothes, Laundry services are also available upon request.

The king bed fill all of us comfortably.
Team Villareal
 The writing desk
The Kiddos
 I love the window which gives a panoramic view of the city.

Now let’s proceed with the bathroom, Premier room has no bath tub but I like the rain and hand held showers. The bathroom is complete with toiletries: Shampoo and conditioner, body lotion, soap, foam and even the dental kit.

 Vanity Dresser

Their pool is great; the lounge in the pool area is really cozy especially in the afternoon. They have lap pool on the left side and kiddie pool on the right. They also provide towels which you can use within the area. 


We woke up by 8am and had our scrumptious breakfast at Café Eight. Their buffet breakfast has an array selection of tasty food. Although I didn’t enjoy my breakfast that much because I need to take care of my children (mahirap kumain ng mabilisan at may mga makukulit na bata), I’m happy that my husband and ChingChing enjoyed it. Makita lang silang busog at masaya, masaya na ko.




Overall, we all enjoyed our stay at Crimson Hotel; we can’t even hear the noise from the outside that’s why we really had a great sleep. Looking forward for another staycation here at Crimson Hotel. 


Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All is based from the writer’s own experience, thoughts, resources and means. Information and reviews provided are for general public purposes only.
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I’m a frustrated fashion blogger, but I don’t have the courage to post my #OOTD everyday that’s why I keep on posting my children’s #OOTD at my Instagram account whenever we go out on a weekend. At least pag sila, maraming natutuwa, pag ako nagpost for sure maraming bashers. Haha. Seriously speaking, I love taking photos of my kids especially I have two lovely and beautiful girls who love to strike a pose when I say so. Sila na ata ang tutupad sa mga pangarap ko, to be a fashion model!


Ngiti palang, panalo na!

It’s very challenging for me to choose the clothes they will wear kasi at this very moment, namimili na ng susuotin si ChingChing even the shoes medyo mapili na sya. Well, I guess this time mas na aappreciate na nya yung sarili nya. One time while waiting for Ian at the dressing room, I saw her looking at the mirror while fixing her clothes and hair, then she smile. Naku mukhang gusto talagang maging model ng anak ko.

Rhaine on the other hand, mas madali syang hanapan ng clothes since she’s slim compare to Rhian. Can you imagine that Rhian’s clothes are for 4-year old na? Yes! Even the shoes! while Rhaine can still wear clothes for 12 months, meron pa nga syang pang 9 months and still can fit to her pa. O db, magkaiba talaga sila.

Here are some of their #OOTD. Wala lang, ang saya lang nilang tingnan, time flies so fast and now I look at them they are growing up like me. So my dear readers, please expect more #OOTD of my children here on my blog. Enjoy!

RHIAN KELLE


 Shirt and Shorts: Gift from Lola Amie | Shoes: Toms
Dress: Little Miss | Shoes: Sugar Kids
Dress: Just Tees | Shoes: Sugar Kids
 Top: Gap | Shorts: Tea Berry | Shoes: Sugar Kids
Top: Tea Berry| Shirt: Modern Princess | Shoes: J. F Diamond | Bag and Watch: Divisoria
 Top: H&M | Leggings: H&M | Shoes: Sugar Kids
 Dress: H&M | Shoes: Sugar Kids | Bag: Divisoria | Watch: Divisoria
Top: H&M | Pants: Justees | Shoes: Zippy | Bag: Divisoria

RHAINE SOPHIA


Dress: Periwinkle | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box
Top: H&M | Pants: Justees | Shoes: Gift from Lola Neth | Headband: The Landmark
Dress:Crib Couture | Shoes: Gift from Lola Neth | Headband: Pink Box
Dress: Paseo Center | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box
Inner Shirt: Bambini | Jumper: Bambini | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box
Dress: Alli and Ella | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box
Inner and Jumper: Young Land | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box

Top: Baby Gap | Pants: Justees | Shoes: Pitter Pat | Headband: Pink Box


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I’m proud to say that we are hands-on parents to our children even we are both working. Ian and I have an agreement that every weekend, we will not entertain other activities not related to our family matters (well, not unless super emergency sya and required na puntahan) since our weekend is for the kids.

We want our kids to explore things and let them enjoy their childhood stage, kasi nga hindi mo namamalayan na ang bilis ng panahon and kids nowadays are growing up so fast. So if you’re following me on Instagram alam nyo na every weekend nasa Circuit Makati kami. Yes! Andun kami lagi during afternoon, nagpi-picnic (Yes! Nagdadala kami ng panlatag and food and dun kami kumakain ng merienda) , nagbi-bike, nag ba-badminton and lie down while enjoying looking at the trees and clouds. Ganon lang kami every Saturday, we just enjoy each other’s company and let our kids run within the area.

 Family
We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

Rhian and Rhaine are happy kids; everybody loves them kahit nga mga officemates namin tuwang tuwa sa kanila eh, sometimes they even want us to bring the kids sa office at sila nalang daw muna ang mag aalaga. They love each other very much and we witness how Rhian took care of her little sister, kahit na minsan may topak si Rhaine, hindi naman nya nilalabanan yung isa. Before bedtime, we make sure that we pray as a family. Hindi pwedeng hindi kami sabay-sabay magdadasal and we give each other a good night kiss while saying “I Love You Mommy”, “I Love You Daddy”, “I Love You ChingChing” and “I Love You Rhaine”. It’s our biggest achievement as parents that we taught our kids a good manner. 

As parents, we are responsible in raising our kids properly. I’m not a perfect mother, my husband is not perfect father but we’re the best parents for our children. I’m guilty that sometimes I shouted my daughter and even spank her if she’s doing wrong, but at the end of the day I explain to her about what happened and why did I do that to her. I make sure that she understand it clearly, madali ng makaintindi ang mga bata ngayon kasi matatalino na sila.

My husband and I agreed that we should focus on taking care of our kids when we got home. Kung baga kami na sa mga bata while our yaya is preparing our dinner. So automatic yun na pag uwi namin, play time with the kids na. We make sure that family comes first – always. Every Sunday, we attend children’s mass at NSSH then after that, daretso na kami sa mall, sometimes we let our kids play at the Kidzooona, halos lahat na ata ng branch within Metro Manila napuntahan na namin eh. The smiles of my children is priceless, ang sarap sa pakiramdam na makita yung mga ngiti nila, maybe because every Sunday lang talaga kami nakakapag mall.


Pag nasa mall naman kami, our favorite tambayan is the Toy Kingdom. Since hindi naman kami madalas bumili ng toys for them, dun nalang namin sila dinadala para maglaro. Guess what? We stay there for almost 2 hours! It’s okay, as long as my kids are enjoying the place, okay lang kahit tumagal pa kami ng ilang oras.


Sometimes pag may budget, we booked one room at any hotels here in Metro Manila. In short, mahilig kaming mag staycation. We want to relax and be with our kids for 2 days, pag ganon kasi hindi namin sinasama yung yaya as we wanted to be private sometimes. Iba parin kasi pag may ibang taong kasama, masyadong naka dependent sa yaya pag ganon. Or sometimes, pag tight ang budget, nasa bahay lang kami nag mo-movie marathon then I prepare merienda for them. But since Traveloka gave me discount, we decided to have our staycation at Alabang this weekend. Woohooo,,, :)



At the end of day, I always thank the Lord for giving me a beautiful family, maybe I must have done something right to deserve such a beautiful and amazing family in my life and the blessing God has given us; our two lovely daughters. I always told other people that the smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect rather it means I appreciate what I have and what God has blessed me with.

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