And there was El Nido!

Some things you just can’t put into words,and pictures do make a better explanation! So here was Day 1 of our El Nido tour!

Big Lagoon, El Nido

Shimizu Island

Shimizu Island


Small Lagoon

Papaya Island

Papaya Island


El Nido, Here We Come!

El Nido!

Island Hopping in El Nido

I am counting down the days until we set foot in Palawan once more, this time to see El Nido.  I love Palawan.  I have been to Puerto Princesa twice, once with my husband and the next with the whole family.  I have also been to Coron with the Superfriends.  This time, it’s going to be just my husband and I to El Nido because The Superfriends couldn’t go.  But I know we are going to have fun!

image source: Northern Hope Tours

I Want to See the Spoliarium!


ImageWe are planning to go the National Museum on Sunday because I want to see the Spoliarium, the “Mona Lisa” of the Philippines.  It is a painting done by Juan Luna that won awards in Barcelona, Spain.  It is, according to Wikipedia, ‘the Philippines most  prized painting.”

How dare I call myself a Filipino and not go and see a national pride and treasure! And what kind of mother am I if I do not encourage my kids to see this?

The above screen shot is of the 360 view of the Spoliarium.  While it is very beautiful (but difficult on the eye), there is no substitute for the real thing.


Choco Dough Duo Chilly Burger


Yesterday, after a heavy lunch at Brasas in Podium, we went searching for coffee or dessert. Dessert won of course, and everybody went straight to Sebastian’s Ice Cream. It was my first time, so I did not know what to expect. Everybody started ordering and when I looked at the menu, I was curious about the Chilly burgers. My friend pointed at it on the chiller, and I got the Choco Dough Duo. On the first bite, I was in heaven! I took a picture first, and then after I was quiet. My friend asked what is the problem and I said, this ice cream deserve my full attention! It was yummy! Good thing Podium is farther from my office than Robinsons Galleria so I won’t be tempted to have this for dessert everyday!

What a yummy discovery!  Sebastian’s is located at the 4th floor in Podium, near the escalators.