Monday, June 18, 2018

Marriot Hotel Manila

As a member , we have been staying here many times , and it's always a good stay for us . as we celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary  we had our staycation , i booked for deluxe room for one night, prior to my reservation i requested for gulf view but it is subject for availability. surprisingly they upgrade our room to Junoir Suites with the gulf view yeheey!!! i was so kilig 

the Junior Suite was spacious and stylish room with  1 King 2 Bathrooms  our accomodation included buffet breakfast for 2 adults daily at Marriott.

our room  is  72sqm/775sqft
This room is non-smoking
Connecting rooms are available
Living/sitting area
Living room is separated
Living area is separated from bed by privacy wall soundproof
2 Phones 
inclusive of reliable wifi

courteous staff always ready to assist us with whatever queries specialty in the front desk sorry i forgot the name nong nasa front desk sa tuwa ko nong sinabi nya na Mam since its your Anniversary we upgrade your room to Junoir Suite for FREE 6+++ din yun, they gave us welcome fruits and complementary cake,  as we intered the room even the TV  greets me Good afternoon , Goodmorning, Goodnight. since Im the member the booking is under my name  but my husband will going to pay for our stay. naman !!!

just like many 5 star hotel Room Amenities included, Bottled water, complimentary Coffee maker /tea service Mini-refrigerator  Food & Beverages Room service, 24-Hour . panalo ang coffee machine you can make your own espresso. hindi sya yung usual na nasa room na titimpla.

2 bathrooms Bathtub and shower separate Bidet Lighted makeup mirror Hair dryer Safety Deposit Box, Robe Slippers, toiletries and much more are among the many things you can find in their junior suites room.

several ways to relax such as going to salon inside to hotel and  gym, but i choice to use their jacuzzi  give pampering  treat myself while my husband and my son still in the pool, sauna also available pero di ko natitry.

After a quick rest  It’s still so warm its time for us to take a dip at pool. we decided to have swimmming in their outdoor swimming pool. ang ganda ng locker where you can change your clothes after swimming.  the place was elegant and cozy .after swimming head back to our room we relax have a coffee and  tea  with the complementary cake from Marriot cafe , while waiting for the time for dinner.

I get up early and just before 8am enjoy breakfast at the  Marriot cafĂ©. then sumunod nalang yung mag ama. breakfast buffet is inclusive. with a wide array  continental, chinese, halal and of course pinoy breakfast,  It’s served with  fruits, freshly baked pastries, my fave crispy bacon, as in parang mas madami pa ako nakain na bacon kesa rice, Keto diet ba to teh ??? unlimited coffee, orange juice, coconut juices and yogurts also available. It is really good with a wide array of selection for breakfast. Sit back, relax, and enjoy good foods.

getting around the Hotel can be reached casino theatre and shopping centers, nightlife party behind boasting a restaurant, guests can freely dine  located at strategically to access spots of Resort World. free airport shuttle services are also offered for the convenience of the guests. which is very convinient to me since Im working near the Airport.

thank you so much Marriot Hotel Manila definitely will  we come back soon !!!

Happy Anniversary to us my dear hubby, may we live our life travelling together with our Dyne and more Staycation.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Korean Visa Application

Our family love to travel but Korea is not part of my bucket list pero gaya nga ng sinabi ko kinain ng systema, dahil kahit saan puro Kdrama , Kpop at kung ano anong K ang makikita mo sa social media TV , facebook, Instagram and Youtube.Korea is one of those countries that require a Visa kahit pa Asian tayo we need to secure VISA kung gusto natin pumasok sa Bansa nila. So before you book your flight or your tour package, you have to  apply at secure your Korean Visa first.

Korean Embassy implemented new and stricter requirements last March 26, 2018 gave us bit stress and scare. to be honestly wala akong alpha list na dala kasi mababa lang sahod ko , pero nong binasa at inintindi ko uli Alpha list is for the first timer at wala pang Stamp ng OECD country ang passport ang kailangan ng Alpha list since may OECD country na ako na napuntahan nabunutan ako ng tinik sa dibdib. i been to Australia and Japan while my husband and son have Multiple Entry Visa of Japan so exempted ako at yung mag ama ko sa BIR stamp at Alpha list. sa mga first timer  po na di makakapag provide ng  Apha list you can try to submit your letter of explanation pero subject to approval ng Consul. better try wala namang bayad ang apply.

As of now Applying for Korean Visa is FREE and NO Appointment needed, but they already announce due to increased number of temporary visitors visa applicants, in the near future, walk-in applicants will no longer be accepted while only designated travel agencies will be allowed to file temporary visitors visa application. so sa madaling sabi tipid moves sinamantala ko habang pwede pa walk-in at waley bayad. grabe ang aga ko sa Embassy kasi may cut-off sila from 8:30 AM until 11:00 AM every Monday to Friday ang filling. Haba ng pila ng mga visa applicants standing pa inabutan na kami ng sikat ng araw. around 7am kami pinapasok then mag log ka ng name mo sa log book sa guard. after naman makapasok madali na. The receptionist gave me a stub with a number they  help me also to arrange my documents and told me just wait for my number to be called and then proceed na sa window assigned sa akin and give my documents to the Consul.

since Australia and Japan is in the list of OECD country i processed to window 3. the window is  for the applicants who have traveled to any OECD country within the last 5 years fast track din ang processing after  3 days ang release ang Visa if ever naman na denied they will return your passport may naka insert na paper reason for denied.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) list


 for currently employed like me.

Tourist/Business Visa Requirements for Employees

1. Application Form
2. 1 piece of Passport size colored picture (Please attach on the application form)
3. Original Passport (should be valid for more than 6months)
4. Photocopy of Passport Bio-page (page 2)
5. Original & Photocopy of valid visa/s and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years (If applicable only)
6. Original Certificate of Employment
(must include applicant's position, date hired, compensation, office address, HR landline number(cell-phone number is not allowed), HR e-mail address)
7. Original Personal Bank Certificate
(must include account type, current balance, account opening date, ADB)
8. Bank Statement
(original or certified true copy of bank statements/passbook for the last 3 months)
9. ITR(Income Tax Return) or Form 2316 Copy and Company Alphalist (Form 1604 CF with BIR received stamp / please highlight your name)
10. Copy of PRC Card or IBP Card (If applicable only)

* If personally invited by Korean
. Invitation Letter
. Photocopy of invitor's Passport or Identification Card
(authentication not required)

* If invited by Company in Korea
. Invitation Letter
. Photocopy of Korean Company Business Permit
(authentication not required)

* Frequent travellers who have travelled as tourist to OECD member countries within 5 years are exempted from submitting ITR.

Processing Time:
3 working days (for those who have been to OECD member countries within 5 years as tourist)
5 working days (for those who have not been to OECD member countries within 5 years)

Visa Fee: 59 days (or less) stay in Korea -- GRATIS
60 to 90 days stay in Korea -- PHP2,000.00

This requirement is  from the website of Korean Embassy 

After I submitted all the required documents to the Consul binigyan ako claim stub which will indicate the date when I can pick up my Passport. make sure keep it safe place. sa case ko ang husband ko ang pumik-up ng passport namin.1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Releasing of Passports. if ever na ma denied pwede po mag apply uli after 6 month. don’t let that stop you kung talagang gusto nyo makarating ng Korea.

YEHEYY!!! we are all granted Multiple Entry Visa , we don't have specifc plan as of now but having a multiple visa gives me peace of mind whenver we plan to go to Korea in near future kasi kung Single Entry mukhang kailangan namin magamit within 3 months.

mga besh ,,hindi po ako expert sa Visa ito ay batay lamang sa aking karanasan.


for more inquiries: 
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines
Address : 122 Upper McKinley Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1634, Philippines
Tel : (63-2) 856-9210, Fax : (63-2) 856-9008

Monday, April 30, 2018


My husband and i decided that our son send to school at the age of  3 , just for the socialization and expose him with other kids. kasi wala sya kasama kids kami lang 3 sa bahay. the reason why in Daycare ?, Im scared that he will get bored in school and my son was hyper baka di nya matapos ang school year sayang naman at saka bata pa rin naman sya. at 3 years old we don’t want to force my son  to go in big school. so we decide to enroll him in Daycare in our Barangay. good thing that Daycare Center is just few away from our house so we don't have problem in commuting kasi walking distance , the only problem  for us that since wala kaming yaya so daddy and everyday nagbabantay sa kanya sa School then night shift si daddy sa work, while me naman I am working on day shift. that's the very hardest part specially kay daddy. pero bilang isang magulang sacrifice talaga para sa anak.

At the first day  of thier class at Daycare they are 50 plus students could you imagine ang dami halos wala maupuan mga bata, pero sabi  nga matira matibay. libre so bawal ang magreklamo hehehe. although we have some contributions.

In Daycare  they taught simple academics like tracing letter , coloring , sing and dance but lots of play time. after he's class pag dating nya sa office ko he's so excited to show me he's stars, as a parents we are not expecting our child to excel in academics ang target namin ni daddy ay yung socialation, para maging prepare sya para sa big school in the future, kasi sa dami nila talagang di yan matutukan lahat ng teacher at isang assistant. Parents and Guardians should be there to assist their kid the teacher won’t be able to attend all her students needs kahit pa may assistant sya. sa age ng mga bata na 3-4 years old mamaya may umiiyak , may ayaw mag paiwan , may nag aaway at may ikot ng ikot , kagulo ...

as we expirience kahit  sabihin more on play lang ang daycare at socialation, may mga exams din, iwan ko ba every  quarter of  exam ng anak ko til the last quarter before the day of quizzes in all their subject, I was so anxious we have to review him every night on each subject they will take on the next day pero mas anxious and daddy nya na lagi nya kasama sa school. 

Compare to Private Schools syempre Daycare will cost a lot cheaper but syempre may advantage at disadvantages, dapat ready ka your child will encounter different kind of kids.  at different kind of parents at guardian din lalo na sa mga meeting at mga sa expenses sa school kasi Subsidised ng Barangay so medyo issue yun pag may mga singil singil. libre ang mga books, ang Facilities ng Center, Aircondition, may Restroom saka may maliit sila kitchen para sa feeding ng mga kids. well maintained naman.

Aside from daily activities like Tracing letters and shapes, Coloring and Assignments, School Feeding P.E every friday,  they also celebrated their Christmas Party may Field trip din sila. they had a lot of activities and events  in school.

For 10months in Daycare may natutunuan naman ang anak ko nag improve din yung socialation nya although yong attention need to improve pa on being behave and focus.

last April 4 he graduated he finished his Nursery 1 , its just simple ceremony lang Im grateful and happy with our decision i enrolled DYNE at Barangay Day Care

Congratulations anak You made it Good job ☺

Friday, April 20, 2018


Summer is the time to relax, family outing and family bonding. beaches  are some of the reasons that bring a lot of people to the summer destinations like Hundred Islands its fun for the family summer and barkada getaway.
Every holy week and its long weekend ,we need  a break from work ,we escape the  urban life ,we spend the sunny days to  travel and spend a vacation with our love ones in our hometown. since  Hundred Island is quitely near to our hometown. a month before the holy week, my sister and i planned to push through our vacation,  this is the first time for husband, brother in-laws and my sister family to go island hopping in Hundred  Islands so everyone is excited.

before we embark we instructed the wear life vest for our safety , at may mga coastguard na mga nakabantay .

its a good idea to travel in sea during  the dry season can help us to avoid some of those tropical rainstorms. Considering the safety since we have kids to travel with us. we rent a boat for island hopping .the owner was generous to us  we booked for 10-15 persons in the amount of Php2000 pesos only aside from that  the capacity of boat na ginamit namin was  20-25  kasi ni referred sya ng ninang ng anak ko. thanks kuya Rey and Adelfa!!!

we stay at Children Island, visitors may rent gazebos , picnic table under the tree , table on the pavilion  but during that time gazebos are  fully occupied , so we  rent table at the pavilion para sa mga gamit at  foods everything luto na aside from Sungayan Fish na inihaw ng mga brother in-laws ko sa island and  talangka na binili don mismo free na paluto yung nga lang steam lang. sarap naman. souviner items are also available for the pasalubong sa island.

after our lunch i stayed at pavillion  enjoy the easy breeze where the sea touches the land with the view of hundred islets breath salty but fresh air. from the pavillion i keep watching my son and my husband they both enjoy the water mababaw lang kasi, children Island nga naman di ba? some tourist are doing water activities such as kayaking.

took some photos and explored the beach on the other side the Christ the Savior Pilgrimage Island reach the hilltop picture-perfect.

During that time Governor’s Island is a fully occupied so hindi na kami bumaba don, There are 6 major attractions as of now they are developed for tourists to enjoy namely Governors Island, Marcos Island, Quezon Island  and  Children’s Island sorry i forgot the two. we only passby nalang sa mga isla we need to go back to Bolinao.

I adored the magical moments that can be found in Hundred Islands , It hold a special place in my heart with my family. islets are so unique and beautiful. God creations are really wonderful.

til next travel !!!