They say that the seventh year is the most challenging for any couple, that’s why there’s thing called the seven-year itch. During this period, couples will either be feeling restless and unsatisfied, or be more in love than ever.

They say that when you sail through your seventh year together, you will be able to sail through all the years that you will share together. Congratulations to us honey for making it this far! It was not an easy journey. Look back on all the things that we went through together and the lessons that we learned, I know that whatever problems may come, we will surpass it. 

In the thirteen years that we’ve been together, we also went through 13 years’ worth of happiness and heartaches. We also went through a series of discoveries and realizations. There was a lot of failing, learning, understanding, and forgiving. You know what I mean, right. 

I never thought that we would get this far in our relationship. Life has not been perfect in the last 13 years that we were together. There were times when we just wanted to give up and let go. There were times when we just questioned all the choices and decisions that led us to where we were. But I’m so glad that we did not give up. I’m so glad that we only held on tighter when everything was telling us to let go. I’m so glad that we only let our love for each other prevail. Now I know that there’s nothing that can break us after all of that.



Honey, you have shown me the real meaning of love. You have taught me that love is not always easy and comfortable, but that love is more beautiful when it undergoes changes, struggles, and hardships. You have proven to me that love is not a word, but an emotion that you demonstrate every single day. You make it so easy for me to love you and I know I’m not the easiest person to love, but you make it look so effortless. 

I’m not afraid of what’s to come because I know that our love has stood the test of time. It’s sometimes better to experience a few disappointments and heartbreaks every now and then because they teach you to be stronger and braver, remember that calm seas never make for a strong couple. I believe that the years that lie ahead of us only promise us great and beautiful things because as long as our love is strong and our faith is unshakeable, we’re going to be okay. 

Thank you for being the light in my time of darkness. Thank you for your love that fuels my days and I know that I am truly blessed for having you in my life. One thing is for sure, I want you for always, I want you forever and I want you every single day of my life. I’m thankful for the 13 years of love and understanding and I know that we have many more years to spend together. We have survived several storms of our own, and each one has made us stronger, braver, and more in love with each other. 

Thirteen years full of life-changing experiences, strong life lessons, and a deeper and stronger relationship.

Happy 13th Anniversary as Couple.
Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary.


I love you to Infinity and Beyond! 


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We just went to our family outing last April 13-14 during my mom’s 66th birthday. It was awesome! Out of town with my family is one of the many things I want to do, you know natanda narin parents ko and I want to spend more time with them, same with them, my parents want to be with us lalo na mas masaya pag kumpleto kami (plus factor ang mga apo nyang macu-cutelit) Hehe. My older sister recommends La Luz Beach Resort in San Juan Batangas, dito daw kasi sila nag outing before and their service are superb according to her. We have other choices, but most of them are fully book or super pricey (peak season you know!)


La Luz Beach Resort & Spa is just about 3 hours drive from Makati via SLEX – Star Toll Way – Ibaan- Rosario – San Juan Batangas. You need to pay Php 20/each once you reach San Juan Batangas as Environmental Fee. I don’t know if all kids are free of charge, but as far as I remember, we only pay 3 adults. We left our home past 6:30am, had our breakfast at McDo in SLEX and arrived at the resort just in time for lunch.


They offer welcome drinks upon arrival at the resort. I settle our remaining balance including mandatory full board meals. (Please note that all overnight guests must avail the Php 1,710 buffet meal package which includes Lunch, PM Snack, Dinner and Breakfast. Children below 5 years old are FREE and 6-8 years old Php 855/head)




We booked the Premier Loft worth Php 7,760 which is good for 7 persons and can accommodate up to 10 persons. They also have Junior Premier (Good for 2 persons and can accommodate up to 4 persons) Php 4,600, Premier (Good for 4 persons and can accommodate up to 6 persons) Php 5,950 , Annex Room (Good for 2 persons and can accommodate up to 4 persons) Php 4,600,  Annex Dorm (Good for 6 persons) Php 6,760,  Annex Loft (Good for 8 persons and can accommodate up to 12 persons) Php 6,850, Dormitory (Good for 16 persons) Php 9,730 and Hilltop (Good for 2 persons and can accommodate up to 4 persons) Php 11,800

We had our lunch first at the food hall upon arrival since our room is still not available. The meals are served with minimum of 4 dished per meal which comes with Rice, Chicken, Pork, Beef or Fish, Vegetables, Soup and Dessert. Juice and purified drinking water are provided with all the meals.


Our Premier Loft is located on the 2nd floor with 2 double beds, 2 single beds and 1 pull out.  Everything is in order; the place is clean and fresh as they provided diffuser every room. All of their rooms do not have a tv set which for me is very fine considering the fact that we went there to relax, enjoy the scenery and perfect time to talk and bond.  The shower room is separate from the toilet room which is plus factor for me. Though honestly, the rooms need for upgrade and renovation.

 

I love everything about this resort as they offer a wide variety of recreational and relaxation services. Water and land sports activities are available with minimal charge like Board games, biking, fat bike, kayaking, snorkeling, tribord, banana boat, jet ski, wind surfing, diving, hiking and if you want to have separate bonfire, you need to play additional Php 750.00. If you are on a tight budget, they offer free activities (day time only) such as Beach Volleyball, Beach Badminton, Beach Football. For light fee, if you want to do it at night, you need to pay for Php 150/hour.


They also have day tour package for Php 1,035/head from 8am – 5pm which includes Welcome drinks upon arrival at the resort, parking, entrance fee, use of cabana, buffet lunch and buffet afternoon snack.



Our kids really enjoyed playing sand with their cousins, medyo Malaki ang alon kaya we decided to just enjoy at the shore. In fairness, abot parin kami ng water kahit na medyo malayo na kami. (High Tide!




Beautiful place

The resort offers free Zumba session in the afternoon and anticipated mass on Saturday afternoon. The staffs are very accommodating and helpful. My mom cannot go and stand in a long when at least 5 men from the resort carry her from the registration area going down to the food hall, going to our room and every time we need assistance, they are willing to give their 100% effort. Kudos to all staff of La Luz Beach Resort. 



I love everything about this resort, I know the its kinda pricey but its worthy. The staff are accommodating, the place is nice and quiet, very perfect for R&R as the resort is like a little paradise with full of trees, lounges and benches where you can rest and relax. Well, if you are looking for wedding venue and corporate events, you may call them as they offer very affordable packages. 




La Luz Beach Resort and Spa
Manila office: (02) 726-4977 and (02) 726-7445
Hugom reservation: (02) 806-7667 and (02) 806-7581
Mobile nos: 0927-8053484 /0916-3704017
                    0998-3387111 /0920-6038814
Facebook: www.facebook.com/laluzbeachresortandspa
Website: www.laluzbeachresort.com



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This is long overdue as this was happened last January pa, exactly on my 34th birthday. Ako na ang masipag na blogger. Haha. Anyway, I will make short kwento why my husband decided to purchase tickets at The Dessert Museum located at S.Maison Mall inside the Conrad Hotel Manila. I was sick right after the Christmas day until the week of my birthday. My husband accompanied me at the Emergency Room in Makati Med on the 1st day of the year, Yes! Unang araw palang ng 2019 nasa hospital na ko agad. But still I’m thankful because the doctor advised me to take antibiotics and take some rest. No need for admission! Woohoo…



Since we were not able to enjoy the long vacation and the kids got bored, the husband decided to purchase tickets online at The Dessert Museum, well it was cheaper than the walk-in rate. And because it was my birthday that day, I availed the free entrance they offer, we just have to pay one adult ticket to claim it.  For the price of Php 699/each, the tour-goers get two-hour curated tour of the museum with up to 6 free desserts from Artisan Chocolates to Cake Pops.


We were there earlier than our scheduled so it gives us more time to take photos. As soon as my daughters saw the entrance, they were thrilled because of the colorful walls, which makes their heart happy. Well, majority of the color is pink which is one of their favorite colors. It is a 2-hour tour to check the 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness, we were given electronic wrist band which they need to scan whenever you go from one room to another. Please be mindful of your wrist band especially with young children as they will charge you when you lose it.

The tour is done by batches to avoid overcrowding. Each themed room featuring a particular dessert and before you claim you free desserts, you need scan your wristband first. The desserts are good and varied however if you got thirsty, they didn’t give free bottle of water, instead you need to buy it for Php 50 each. Booo!!!!


Anyway, let me tour you around the Dessert Museum with 8 themed room namely Donuts, Marshmallows, Candy Canes, Ice Cream, Bubble Gum, Gummy Bears, Cotton Candy and Cakes. They have staff there to take professional pictures of you and will charge you at the end of the tour. This is optional, its up to you if you will claim it or not. They were also happy to take pictures using your own phones/camera.

1.       Donuts Room

This is the first room that welcome you once you enter the place. You can feel the surge of sugar rush as you slide down at the donut room. My kids go crazy in the first few minutes upon entering this room, so what do you expect them to feel when we reach the next room? Double happiness especially they claimed their free dessert. 





 2.       Marshmallow Room

There’s nothing special about this room, we just indulge in pure fluffiness as we walk through a thousand marshmallow hanging from the ceiling. It’s raining with marshmallows here! Every corner is Instagrammable. We received marshmallow with chocolate dip from their own chocolate fondue fountain. You can choose either chocolate or strawberry. Sugar rush isn’t it. 



3.       Candy Canes

Pink for naughty and blue for nice. It’s your choice! 



This is my most favorite room among the 8 themed rooms as it had a handful of interactive where you can enjoy playing the Jump Rope, See Saw and Swing! These are the things that my kids love here. But for me, I’m so in-love with the shelves full of colorful balls and another corner full of hearts. Ang cute!!! Lakas maka Instagram! Time is not enough so you need to take photos fast! Thanks to the staff who willing to take photos of my little family. 




Mr. and Mrs. Villareal

4.       Ice Cream Room

This is the most favorite room of my kids, as they received one cup of ice cream! They also enjoyed the huge ball pit, the bath tub with candies and the ice cream cone that holds the hot air balloon, it feels like you are in the Disney movie “UP”. 


Mr. and Mrs. Villareal
 

Happy Birthday to me!

  
5.       Bubble Gum Room

This room is so boring for me. There is no special thing in this room as you only enter a larger-than-life gumball machine and laze amongst the white balloons. Well, at least my kids enjoyed it.  



6.       Gummy Bears Room

Another not so favorite room for me, you will see huge yet definitely cute gummy bears statue. You can also see hanging gifts, scattered and hanging colorful balloons. This room is really Instagram worthy. 


7.       Cotton Candy Room

This room is also my kids favorite spot as they enjoy the beauty of spun sugar clouds or what we called – Cotton Candy! We also enjoy the free dessert before we proceed to the last and final room. Alam nyo na kung anong dessert? Hehe.



It’s a bit dim-witted than usual so you need some extra lights to capture perfect photos. My husband use my mobile phone flash light here.

8.       Cake Pop Room

We love this room as we are so happy swinging around with glee on gigantic cake pops, it’s like “wrecking ball” shot. You can also play mini basketball here like my daughters did.



Overall, The Dessert Museum is really good for selfie addict individuals who would enjoy the Instagram worthy backgrounds. My kids love the place and appreciate it especially the free sweet treats given every room. Age doesn’t stop anyone to enjoy this place, but please do not expect much as there's nothing to do inside but to take pictures. Just simple tips if you’re planning to visit this place, go on weekdays (the earlier, the better) so less people on the tour and more time to take photos without any photobomber (Haha), wear comfortable clothes and most important, make sure that your camera or phone are fully charge. 




 


The Dessert Museum
Unit 124, 126, 127a, S Maison Mall at Conrad Hotel Manila, 
Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Phone: (02) 838-7927, 0917-300-5966, 0999-224-5687

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