Every end of the year I make sure to write a review about what happened to me and my little family. Gusto ko kasi Makita if I/we achieved our goals for that year. Iba rin kasi ang feeling if you recall all the things happened, on how you overcome all the struggles you encounter and all the achievements and blessings that you received.

I must say that 2019 is really roller coaster ride not only for me but also for my whole family. On the 1st and 2nd quarter of the year, everything seems to be okay. Rhian celebrated her 5th birthday at school and had our staycation at Marco Polo Hotel for her simple celebration, my kids graduated from Junior and Senior Nursery (Now I have Kinder and Senior Nursery), celebrated our 1st anniversary at #TeamVillarealHome and we had our first family outing at La Luz Beach Hotel for my mom’s birthday.

On the 3rd and 4th quarter this year is one of the most challenging months for us though it proves us that having your family on your side, everything will be okay. This is the first time where I undergo blood transfusion (3 bags) because of my myoma. You want to know more about my health issue, click here. Now, I’m still recuperating and fighting at the same time.

My panic and anxiety attack this year. I thought I already overcome it after we got married, but to my surprise it comes back during the time when I found out about my myoma. Its not easy to beat the two but with the grace and glory of our Lord and my very supportive husband and family, I’m here standing and keeping the faith that everything will be back in normal, that the panic and anxiety that I am experiencing now will disappear soon.

I believe that God gave us hardships in life to test our faith and to surrender all to him. Sometimes our plans don’t work out because God has a better ones, and God’s plan is always the best, though the process is painful and hard but I always believe that when God is silent, He’s doing something special for you that’s why despite of these difficulties we faced there are lot of blessings that we received this year.

I also crossed out some of my goals in 2019 like learn how to drive (well, magyayabang lang ako na marunong na kong mag drive, di lang sya within our vicinity ha kasi nakakapag drive narin ako from our place in Sucat going to Makati and Muntinlupa. Hehe), I also crossed out about my children’s room though di pa sya completely finish but one of our main goal is to purchase bed for my kids. This is actually our Christmas gift to our children as they wanted to sleep na sa own room nila, so wish grated. We ordered for a customized bunk bed at KrazyKyle's Kahoy’s World and will deliver on the 1st quarter next year, customized kasi kaya matagal ang delivery. Sila na ang super excited! I will share some photo pag nadeliver na, promise. 😉

This year, we also purchased our bed frame. Yes! This is also one of our goals last year, ang makabili ng bed frame sa kama namin. Simple lang db pero gusto ko na talagang humiga sa kama na may frame since for almost 7 years na kutson lang kami natutulog because we are still co-sleeping with our kids, but on the 1st quarter of this year we decided na to cross out one of our goals. Finally, may bed frame na kami! Hehe. Simple lang db, pero super happy talaga kami. Kaya mas lalo akong na adict sa pagbili ng mga bed sheets. Hihi. 

I also started our small business last September; I enter the world of resellers. I got a direct supplier of Gourmet Tuyo and Tinapa and sell it in the office and sa community namin. Though the income is not that much for now (well, we already reach the ROI for our small business), I know pag may tyaga, may nilaga. Kaya if you want to order Gourmet Tuyo or Tinapa, let me know. Promise masarap sya! Always fresh delivery from the Province of Lucena City!

We also started our Healthy Living Life in our family, by eating less pork and eat more fish and vegetables. Yes! There are times that we don’t eat pork for 1 week, more on fish talaga kaya nasanay narin kaming mag punta sa wet market to buy fresh fish. Malayo pa kami sa goal namin but at least this year we already started our Healthy Living Life.

Last but not the least, one of our dreams come true! Out of the country with the whole family! Yes! Hindi lang #TeamVillareal ang nag out of the country, but pati ang #LumberioFamily kasama! Grabe, this is one of my happiest moment with my family. 1st time kasi to mga besh at matagal naplan and finally natuloy rin kami. Ang daming nangyari before our flight schedule (I will discuss this on my separate post) but God is so good talaga, di nya hinayaan na di matuloy ang out of the country namin. Thank you, Lord! 

I know that God gave us not perfect life, not perfect family but I believe that God knows the best for us. There are lot of lessons that we learned this year, challenges that we surpass, goals that we achieved and gain friends that we treat as a family. I know that this is not our best year but still, I want to thank 2019 for all the lessons and I believe that 2020 is going to be one of the best years ever! 2020, I’m Ready!

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Does God sometimes test our faith by letting hard times to happen? 

This is the first time I will share about my health in public. It's so difficult to me to accept what happened before but I know that God has a better plan for me, for us.

It all started last January this year. I experienced heavy bleeding which is unusual for me. Di ako ganon kalakas mag bleed pag may period, I though pagod lang ako because of holidays and birthdays na halos sabay sabay. But to my surprised, I got my period again after 2 weeks which is so strange for me. Sino bang nagkaka period in the span of 2 weeks db, so what I did was I went to my OB for check-up and she requested for tranvaginal ultrasound. I had my ultasound on February 4 and I was alarmed as my OB doctor told me I have Retroverted uterus with Myoma (FIGO 3) meaning the location of my myoma is 100% intramural but contacts endometrium. The size of my Myoma is 44.3x40.0x36.8mm posterior intramural. Good thing I have normal ovaries and I ovulate on my left.

I have no idea about Myoma, basta alam ko lang is I experienced Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps which I never had before. I cried literally. Pano ako nagkaroon ng Myoma? San ko nakuha yun? Anong dapat gawin? Those are the questions that I need immediate answers. I was down, gulong gulo ako. As I visited her clinic, she advise me to wait for another 6 months to check if the fibroids is improving or not. She did not give any medications as I’m totally doing fine. 

To give you idea about Fibroids, I’m done with my research and found out that almost 70-80% of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime. Here are some information about F*cking Fibroids.

What are uterine fibroids?

Fibroids are benign tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus. It is estimated that 70-80% of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime—however, not everyone will develop symptoms or require treatment. The most important characteristic of fibroids is that they are not cancer, and they do not have the potential to become cancer. Because of that, it is reasonable for women without symptoms to opt for observation rather than treatment. Studies show us that fibroids grow at different rates, even in the same woman, and can range from the size of a pea to the size of a watermelon. (https://www.uclahealth.org/fibroids/what-are-fibroids)

What causes uterine fibroid tumors?

The cause of uterine fibroids is not known, although studies demonstrate there may be a genetic component. There is no food or external exposure that a woman can have that can cause her to develop fibroids.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

Most women with fibroids will experience no symptoms at all. However, for many women large or numerous fibroids can cause the following symptoms: 

•    Heavy or prolonged periods
•    Bleeding between periods
•    Pelvic pain and pressure
•    Frequent urination
•    Low back pain
•    Pain during intercourse


Sad to say, I experienced lahat kaya alam kong may something wrong sa body ko. A piece of advise lang to all my readers, listen to your body very well lalo na kung symptomatic ka, if you think there’s something wrong pa check up agad kayo. 

Fast forward, last July 12 my officemates brought me at ER in Makati Medical Center as I suffer nausea and dizziness after lunch. That time, I just got my first day of period and its heavy. Napansin lang ako ng 1 sa mga boss ko na I look pale and tired, by that time I’m going to the comfort room and hilong hilo na ko, Thank God one of my officemates assist me and hold me tight kasi feeling ko matutumba na ko. She immediately helped me reach our company nurse, take necessary actions and informed my superiors that I need to rush at MMC. Good thing, my office is just a few blocks away from the hospital, so after 10 minutes we safely arrived at the ER. My BP is now 80/50 and the nurses in the ER place me in the Critical room as I need to check immediately. 

They informed me that I need to get CBC and full abdomen CT-scan to know about my abdominal cramps even though I told them I have myoma and Dysmenorrhea, still they proceed with the CT-scan. After almost 2 hours of waiting, I got the result and it shows that I have lower Hemoglobin count, guess what its 7.30 and the normal is 12.3 – 15.3. O db halos magkalahati nalang yung blood ko due to heavy bleeding. The Physician at ER referred to my OB doctor about my situation and ordered for blood transfusion! Yes! Need daw akong Salinan ng dugo! What?! At that very moment, isa lang nasa isip ko, gusto ko ng umuwi ang makasama ang mga anak ko. But I have no choice, I need to undergo blood transfusion (3 bags) to normalize my blood circulation. They also perform another Tranvi ultrasound to check the size and location of my Myoma. Sad to say, the size grows and now classified as FIGO 2 Submucosal, & 50% intramural, in layman’s terms half ng myoma ko nasa loob ng uterus and half nasa “meat” ng uterus. ☹
I got the discharge order after 3 days in the hospital. That was a horrible experience for me so far as I’ve never been in the hospital except during my delivery with my two kids. Ang hirap pala and totoo, feeling ko mas magkakasakit ako pag nagtagal pa ko sa hospital. Thank God, my hemoglobin count increase to 9.20. Pwede na daw, but still I need to drink vitamins rich in Iron and of course to take necessary actions about my situation. 



After 1 week, we went back to my doctor to consult about my situation. She explained to me my two options, either I will take the GnRH or Hysterectomy. What is the difference between the two options and what will be the effects on me? These are the questions that we want a concrete answer.
GnRH or Gonadotropin-releasing hormone hormone is a medicine that puts your body into a state like menopause for as long as you take it but maximum of 6 months to use. This therapy may be a good choice if you are close to menopause (the time when fibroids shrink), have heavy bleeding from fibroids or you are planning to have surgery. This is not 100% guarantee that my fibroids will shrink, kasi after 6 cycles mag bleed parin ako. Hysterectomy on the other hand is a surgical operation to remove the uterus where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. In short, pag eto pinili ko wala na kong chance mag baby boy. Huhu.


Giving only two options, super nadepress ako. I need to decide immediately as I experienced excessive bleeding due to myoma. Hindi sya madali for me, I need to think the pros and cons of each procedures. Sa isip ko, ayokong magpaopera! Ayokong dumaan ulit sa major operation at lalong ayoko pang matangalan ng matres!!! I want to have another child! I want to have baby boy! I know I was born to have three kids!  I thank God for giving me very supportive husband, family and closest friends as they advise me to take second opinion. Baka may iba pang way to remove my Myoma na di need ng major surgery. I consult 6 OB Doctors from St. Luke’s Global and Makati Medical Center and all of them have the same advice, either GnRH or Hysterectomy. Oh by the way, there is one doctor that told me she can remove only the Myoma via Myomectomy still open surgery then she will cut small hole in my uterus to scrap the almost 50mm myoma, meaning I can still save my uterus. Nakahinga ako ng maluwag because I know there are other way to remove it, though major surgery sya still my uterus remains intact. 


I went back to my OB and asks her if she can do the Myomectomy. Gusto ko kasi sa kanya ipagawa since she already knows my history, OB ko na sya since dalaga ako kaya kampante ako sa kanya. Unfortunately, that procedure cannot be done to my case especially if we want to have another baby. Why? Pag nag cut sya ng small opening on my uterus then nirepair nya, once na nagbuntis ulit ako, malaki ang chance na maging magka “Uterine Rupture” ako. 


“Uterine rupture is spontaneous tearing of the uterus that may result in the fetus being expelled into the peritoneal cavity. Uterine rupture is rare. It can occur during late pregnancy or active labor. Uterine rupture occurs most often along healed scar lines in women who have had prior cesarean deliveries.” (source: https://www.msdmanuals.com)


It can actually kill me and my baby if that happens and we don’t want to risk our lives. This is another test that we need to face together, para bang nabuhayan na kami nung una then all of a sudden, di pala pwede sa akin. You know how if feels? Nakaka depress! There are times that I cry inside our car pauwi, I keep on asking Ian “Why me?” I want to have another child, I want to have a big family. But now, what?! I’m sad, totally sad. I got anxiety attack again (I had this feeling before we got married). I keep on praying that God show us strength to face this kind of trials and we ask for his guidance for any decisions that we need to choose. 


Fast forward, last September 11, I decided to go to my OB clinic in Makati Med for check-up (This is supposedly schedule on September 14) however, when I got the result of my CBC, it shows that I have low Hemoglobin count again. WTF?! I only have 7.50 and again, the normal is 12.3 – 15.3. I immediately went in the Emergency room as I experience dizziness, I showed the result and immediately request for blood transfusion, meaning I need to stay in the hospital for another day. This time, my husband and I decided the other option of my OB – to put Mirena IUD to stop the bleeding. Mirena IUD is not covered with health card so we need to shell out Php 30k for the device and for the doctors PF. Ang bigat sa bulsa besh! Blood transfusion again, this time 2 bags only.

Upon discharge, we are all hoping and praying that the IUD will help me to stop the bleeding and to make the fibroids small, but honestly during the time the IUD is with me I can’t explain what I really feel. I search for the side effects of the device and found out the pros and cons of it. Lahat yun napagdaanan ko and I even asked myself and my husband, “Tama ba decision natin?”, “Mag wowork kaya to sa akin?”. I have so many questions in my mind not knowing that my anxiety attacks me again. Promise, I think that’s the worst decision we ever made. Why? Ang dami kong nararamdaman na hindi naman dapat. Headache, mood swing, dizziness, anxiety, mild cramps but most of all, I’m still bleeding! Yes! I thought having Mirena, the bleeding will stop, but it continues and worst part mas lalong lumakas. Huhu. 


October 26, Ian and I went in the market for our weekly grocery when I felt faintness. I even asked Ian that I need to sit down because nahihilo talaga ako ang nagdidilim paningin ko. Good thing, one of the vendors share his chair and let me sit for a while. Unfortunately, muntik na kong mahimatay sa hilo and nanlalamig na talaga ako. The people around the area panicked as I really look pale. My husband keeps on talking to me para di ako makatulog or something until one good Samaritan gave me “Katinko”. I feel relieved but still I experience mild dizziness. When we got home, we decided to visit my OB to check if my IUD is in place. Good thing, the Mirena is still intact. 


Fast Forward, I’m not feeling well last November 5 so I decided not to go to work and visit my OB about my continuous bleeding. We ate breakfast and I lie down on our bed when suddenly I felt that there are lots of blood flowing on my legs. I immediately went to the comfort room when my bleeding continues. Grabe! Nakakatakot, kung baga pag buntis ka at malapit ka ng manganak, yung panubigan mo pumutok na. So instead of water, blood ang lumalabas sa akin! Promise, super natakot ako to the point na I yell and called my husband to accompany me at the Emergency Room.


When we arrived, the nurses immediately assist me as I told them that my bleeding continuous. They brought me in Critical room where they put me IV and dextrose. They even put me oxygen to support my breathing. The resident doctor order for CBC and urine test, even though I told them that I’m not pregnant its SOP in the hospital to undergo Pregnancy test. They rely my situation to my OB and order for immediate transfer from ER to DR for close monitoring, Dr. Bustos also instructs the resident doctor for 3 bags of blood transfusion. At Delivery Room, they conduct Internal Examination (IE) to check the status of my uterus, but sad to say during the procedure, ang daming dugong lumabas on my private area, I clearly look at the doctor and she’s worried about my situation. The IUD already flush out as the blood continuous to flow so they decided to put Tranexamic Acid via IV to stop the bleeding. Grabe, natakot ako. I keep on praying, mind over matter narin ang ginawa ko. I remember every single detail ng mga ginawa nila sa akin because I want to stay awake, I want to know kung anong mga next procedure na gagawin sa akin. 


After assessment, I need to undergo blood transfusion then Transvi ultrasound the following day and my OB decided to refer me to other OB doctor for the new procedure that I will take. This time, tinapat na ko ng OB ko as we need to decide immediately. We have another option, to do the Hyterescopic Myomectomy. This procedure removes fibroids through the vagina. This is more invasive and time consuming for the doctor and affords patients the opportunity to remain fertile. She refer to me Doctora Margaret Joyce Cristi -Limson, she’s one of the best doctors in Makati Med who do this kind of procedure as per Dra. Bustos, and since we trust our OB we decided to do the procedure. 


When I first met Dra. Limson, she explained to me my current situation and the procedure. I like her kasi wala syang paligoy ligoy sap ag eexplain, straight to the point kung baga and di sya nag sugar-coat just to satisfy the patients. Hysterescopic Myomectomy is a procedure where a long, thin scope with light is passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. Submucous or intracavitary myomas are easily visualized and be resected or removed using a wire loop but only fibroids that are small and accessible through the cavity can be treated this way, according to Dra. Limson. Good thing in this technique no incision is needed and the procedure itself will last for about 1.5 hours. You have also minimal need for recovery which is generally 1 week.  


My schedule is November 8, Friday since she’s already fully booked the whole week. Imagine, ganon kadami yung patients nya na may myoma and mag undergo ng procedure. Tsk Tsk. #MyomaSucks talaga. By 7am, they wheeled me at the Delivery room where I met my Anesthesiologist, Dra. Maria Vanessa Cristi – sister of Dra. Limson. She’s super nice, mukhang bata and she explained to me everything. After short interview, I fell asleep immediately. The last thing I remember is that I asked her “NIlalagyan nyo na po ba ako ng Anesthesia?” Haha. 


By 11:30am, I woke up inside recovery room. Thank God, the procedure was success! Everything went very well, my OB explained to my husband what she did to me, she even show the pieces of myoma she got from me. Madami dami narin naman daw, she just stopped the procedure because my BP went high. She was confident enough na nabawasan yung fibroids ko kahit papano. Well, I need to undergo 2nd procedure after 2 – 3 months para makuha lahat yung fibroids, the maximum she can remove is 3cm within maximum of 1 hour and I have almost 6 cm fibroids. Hayz. 




Feel blessed to have friends and family during those times that I feel so down
Videocall a day before my procedure
I rest for 1 week and now I’m taking Esmya tablet or the Progesterone Receptor Modulator (This medicine is sooooo expensive, Php 8,901 for 21 days). I take this for 3 months before taking my 2nd procedure. This medicine will help shrink my fibroid and hopefully no need for 2nd procedure. Now, no more bleeding, still recuperating and I feel everything will be back in normal very soon.


After 1 week, my husband and I decided to visit NSSH (This is where we got married) to thank the Lord for my successful procedure
Sometimes God pushes us to our limits, He tests us beyond our endurance because HE has greater FAITH in us than we have in ourselves. But you know what after what happened to me, I realized that we all get tested to see if God is first in our lives and Prayer is the best armor against all.


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Hi Guys,

Sorry for not updating my blog, super daming nangyari sa akin lately due to my health but I promise one of these days, mapo-post ko na yung super long post ko about my health issue but for now, let me share with you a teaser from our recent 5 days out-of-the-country trip kasi I don't know kung kelan ko sya masisimulan. Hehe. Until now, my kids are making so much kwento about our trip. They really enjoyed HK and this is reason why we decided to pursue our much awaited trip despite of what is happening in Hong Kong. Basta I will try to write it hopefully before the year ends. (*crossed fingers*)

#TeamVillareal at Happiest place on Earth 
Hong Kong Disneyland!


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Heavenly Father, I thank you that this procedure is safely past, and now I rest in Your abiding presence, relaxing every tension, releasing every care and anxiety, receiving more and more of Your healing life into every part of my being. In moments of pain, I turn to You for strength, in times of loneliness I feel Your loving nearness. Grant that Your life and love and joy may flow through me for the healing of others in Your name. Amen. 🙏

Thanks for all your prayers, it means so much to me.

Family, friends, relatives and officemates, Thank you.

To my parents, thank you for taking care of me. Naging bunso tuloy ako sa inyo. I love you.

To Rhian and Rhaine, thank you for giving me strength. Uuwi narin si Mommy tulad ng lagi nyong wish since Tuesday.

To all my doctors (OB Doctors - Dr. Rhodora Del Rosario - Bustos and Dr. Margaret Joyce Cristi - Limson, Anesthesiologist - Dr. Maria Vanessa Cristi) and nurses, thank you for doing great, di nyo ko pinabayaan. Some of the nurses, naging friends ko na dahil sa natatandaan nila ako, di na ko babalik dito. Hehe.

To my husband who never leave me at my side. Thank you. Thank you for being so patient and for taking care of me kahit na ilan beses mong nasasagi yung swero ko. Hehe. Thank you for believing in me na kaya ko. Di pa tapos ang laban, pero kakayanin natin to. In sickness and in health. I love you so much!

And finally, thank you Lord, Padre Pio, Sacred Heart of Jesus. Thank you for your guidance. Thank you.

Now, still recovering but keep on fighting. 💪


Btw, this is how we celebrate #MarriageFirstFriday. Having Breakfast, Lunch, Merienda and Dinner together at the hospital, kakaibang experience to. Di na ulit mauulit to. 😉

I will make kwento about what really happened to me pag fully recover na ko, for the meantime to all ladies out there, please have your regular check up to your OB Doctor. #MyomaSucks




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One week before the start of the class, my husband decided to treat our kids out of town. He’s been eyeing to visit Subic but due to conflict with his schedule (work related) we postponed it twice. Finally, last June 2 #TeamVillareal invades Zoobic Safari. 


The zoo is open daily from 9am – 4pm including holidays. We want to maximize our visit here since the travel period is almost 3 hours from Sucat to Subic so we left our house around 6am and arrived at Subic before 10am. Our kids are so excited to encounter different animals, look at the pictures below.



We avail the Zoobic Safari Tickets at Klook for only Php 350 instead of Php 695 with your choice of Animal feeding or free photo opportunity, we chose the latter part. Zoobic Safari is the only tiger safari in the Philippines, the park is 25-hectare forest adventure park and interact closely with the safari’s animal. What we like about this park is the kids and kids at heart can watch amazing animal shows and get a chance to meet the biggest members of the cat family up close. 

Here in Zoobic Safari everyone can enjoy access to the park’s 15 attractions (see below list) including the famed Tiger Safari, where a 400-pound tiger jumps on top of your safari vehicle.

Walking:
  1. Zoobic Park
  2. Serpentarium
Drive Thru:
  1.  Tram Station
  2.  Lion Close Encounter
  3.  Forbidden / Zoobic Cave
  4. Eggziting Story
  5. Tiger Safari Ride
  6. Tiger Close Encounter
  7. Savannah
  8. Croco Loco
  9.       HipHop Bunny      
  10.       Aeta’s Trail
  11. Bone Muzooeum
So now let me share you our day tour in Zoobic Safari. Upon entrance, we decided to purchase food basket for only 100 pesos and may feed animals such as horse, donkey, miniature donkey, miniature horse and deer.


For our first activity, we had our photo session with the Tiger at the Pavilion. My kids are not scared, in fact yung Daddy pa nila nag takot. Haha.  The tiger photo schedule is from 9am – 3pm. Here’s our family photo together with the friendliest tiger in Zoobic. (Well, yun ang sabi nung care taker. Hehe)

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Next, we visited the Zoobic Park. This is where the kids fed the animals with close encounter with them. My kids really enjoyed seeing animals, though medyo hesitant si Rhian to come close, ibang kaso naman si Rhaine, as she is a brave girl na halos hilahin ko na sya kasi sobrang lapit nya sa mga animals pag nagpapakain eh. Waahhh..

 
Since the animal show will start at 10:30am (other schedule is 1:30pm), my husband and I decided to watch the show first then we will continue to explore the park. My kids are very happy seeing animals in person, we also had a chance to hold the snake, this is our free photo opportunity. 


My kids bravely feed some animals carefully. Me, my husband and Rhian fed the birds at the palm of our hands. Ang tapang ni Ate Rhian kasi di sya natakot, but look at us (Parents) halos di makuhang tingnan ang bird sa palm naming. Haha. 

By the way, Pot Bellied pigs are just roaming around the Savannah, they walk freely anytime and anywhere they like, hanggang parking nakakaabot sila. Before we left the Zoobic Park, my kids rode in a pony as they find it cute. Good thing the pony is well mannered on the ground and when ridden, well trained and obedient. We pay Php 100 pesos for the 2 kids. Not bad, nag enjoy naman ang mga bagets.


We visited the Serpentarium. In this area we meet the astounding exotic animals closely. Since we still have time to explore the place, we decided to take the Tiger Safari Ride, Tiger Close Encounter and other attractions before we took our super late lunch. Yes! Di naman namin akalain na matagal pala sya. Haha.


We listed our names at the Tram Station and waited for about 10 minutes for the arrival of the Van. My kids feel sad to see the lions in their cages as you can see that they are stressed, but I told them that there are people who assigned in taking care of them. After our Lion Close Encounter, my husband decided to take another family photo with the Lion. Syempre, si Daddy na naman ang malapit sa head ng Lion. Haha.


One of the highlights of our tour is the Tiger Safari Ride where in we were inside the safari vehicle and see the tiger-canine teeth so close while he eats a whole chicken which we purchase at the registration area. (Anyway, the cost of whole chicken is Php 200 pesos and since we are group of two families, we pay Php 100/per group) This is actually a once in a lifetime adventure experience that my children will remember for the rest of their lives. They are both fascinated to see the live tigers roaming around and see the amazing creature of God.





Before we end our tour, we were entertained in Aeta’s Trail wherein Aetas performed their difference cultural dances. 


We had our super late lunch at Buho Grill Restaurant, you have limited choices on their menu and a bit pricey, you have no choice because they are the only restaurant inside the Zoobic though we still enjoyed our meal because we are all hungry. Haha.  Since we still have more time in the park, my husband decided to try their newest attraction, the Sky Safari (Php 199/pax). We already tried ziplines in Davao and I must say that we enjoyed it and so my husband told me that our kids should try Zipline also because there’s always a first time for everything, right? Well, we were so excited for the kids as this will be their first time to try this activity. 


My eldest is so excited while my youngest is a little bit scared. I know, 3 years old palang kaya si Rhaine, good thing her ate convinced her to try it because it’s so fun! O db galling ni ate mag convince.  Our initial plan is to try it as a group, unfortunately my youngest is not yet ready, mukhang nabigla kaya natakot so my dear husband decided to do it by pair – Ian and Rhian, Mommy and Rhaine.


The husband and Rhian tried it first so that Rhaine will not be scared. Now it’s our turn, look at her face before, during and after our first ride. 😊


You can zip through the air and soar over trees and fly like Superwoman. According to their staff, the adventure ride (back and forth) is 380 meters long, 200 meters one way and 180 meters back at approximately 40 feet high. 

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The whole experience was a combined fun, exciting, thrill and breathtaking. It was like being a kid again. If you plan to visit Zoobic Safari make sure that you arrive early so that you’ll have time to rest and explore the whole place. Few more things, be in your most comfortable clothes since most of the activities are outdoors, very hot and promise you’ll be sweating a lot. So please don’t forget to bring towels, extra shirt, bottled water, umbrella or cap. 

Zoobic Safari
Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Forrest Adventure
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday
                             8am to 4pm
Contact Number: (02) 847-0413



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