Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands


The Skypark at the new Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore is simply spectacular.  The edge pool on the 57th floor is such an amazing sight that every single person had a camera taking pictures of everything and everyone! Good thing I was one of those behind the camera and not in front of one.

Clouds and Complementary Colors


I glanced out of the plane window and was mesmerized with this cloud "tower". 
Not only was the shape of the cloud unusual, I loved the color combination
 of blue and orange--complementary colors on the color wheel.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Spain Roadtrip

Our itinerary: Start in Barcelona and finish in Madrid

One of the highlights of 2010 for us was a 6-day road trip of Northern Spain with 5 other couples 
right after a conference in Barcelona. 

What's great about traveling in a group of savvy travelers is the shared responsibility of arranging the trip. Our "couple assignment" was to arrange transportation for 12 people. The foodie couple was in charge of researching the restaurants, another couple in charge of booking them, and  the-most-particular-about-hotel-couple was choosing and booking the hotels.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Assumption Cookbook Winners!

Me (left) and the glamorous Annie Lim Kawpeng with our Pearl Edition

Here are the results of the Cookbook Giveaway of this post
I used an online random generator, but I didn't have a DTI person next to me, 
so you'll just have to take my word for it! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dolphins in Bais


Every year we make it a point to bring the kids to at least one local destination so that they realize and appreciate how beautiful the Philippines is. 

This particular trip was to Dumaguete in the Visayas. Dumaguete is on the southwest part of Negros Oriental. We stayed in a resort in Dumaguete, and from there, took a day trip to Bais, where we could see dolphins in their natural habitat.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Cookbook Giveaway on My 100th Post!


To mark my blog's 100th post, I'm giving away the
Assumption HS79 Cookbook, 
The PEARL Edition, to one lucky winner! 

This cookbook is a compilation of 202 favorite recipes contributed by members of 
Assumption College San Lorenzo High School class of 79.
All you have to do is leave a comment after this post!
Winner will be chosen by noon of Nov 15, Manila time. 
That's less than a week!
The book will be mailed to you anywhere in the Philippines.
(okay, United States included too since I have a sil leaving next week and
she can probably hand carry one to the nearest US post office!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Manila Sunset


I usually write about places far from home, another country or another province--not usually about Manila, because well, maybe I take it for granted. But on days when the weather is nice and cool, 
and in the company of good friends, I am reminded how nice it is to just be here. 
We had just taken off from the yacht club on Manila Bay, for a sunset cruise. 
This is the view looking back at Roxas boulevard.

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