A weekend at Lagen Island, El Nido Resorts

Featured image from www.elnidoresorts.com

Got a few minutes? Good, ’cause this is a really long one. We had a five-day weekend in Manila when the Pope visited the country last month. Carpet Head and I decided to take advantage of this long weekend and go away somewhere nice. We saw a list of top 10 beautiful resorts in the Philippines (for the life of me I can’t remember the link now) and we decided to go to Lagen Island El Nido Resorts in Palawan. Gorgeous place, I tell you. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it’s a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL place. I cannot say that enough.

There are two ways to get to El Nido from Manila. One is to take a flight via Island Transvoyager Inc. to Lio Airport in El Nido and then take a boat to the island resort you’re booked in. Another way is to take a commercial flight to Puerto Princesa, take a six-hour ride to El Nido and then take the boat to the island. Carpet Head and I decided that we didn’t want the stress of a six-hour land trip so we got the 3 PM chartered flight on Friday afternoon.

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Happy New Year, Friends!

I haven’t blogged for realz in months, but I feel like I should kick off the new year with a new post. The past year was a big one – having kicked it off by getting hitched – and I think this new one is going to be big as well. I was thinking of doing the usual ‘year in review’ and then my list for 2015, but I think I’ll just keep it simple this time.

About 2014

So this happened one year ago and life has never been the same. I know that’s such a cliche but it is what it is and it seems the past year was spent adjusting to a whole new life!

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Hail Hydra. Haha. (photo by J Lucas Reyes)

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Coffee Not Coffee for coffee lovers

Coffee Not Coffee

What’s better than a good ol’ cup of coffee? Winning a whole pack of organic coffee, that is!

Yep, the giveaway gods have blessed me again! I won the cool Coffee Not Coffee giveaway over at Greta’s Junkyard! Yayyyyy coffeeee.

I was pretty excited when I found out I was one of the two winners. I entered on the last day of the giveaway so I really felt lucky. It made me feel so giddy that I thought I should do a post when I’ve had a taste of my prize! I haven’t done a product review in a long while so this should be interesting.

Read on to know more about Coffee Not Coffee and my first taste of their organic coffee product.

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This week’s pasta adventures. Or not.

tuna pasta

Can you eat pasta for lunch for four days in a row? Well, apparently I can.

So, we Filipinos love to eat rice in almost every meal, right? I’m home all day, left to my own devices, so sometimes I do cook rice and sometimes I don’t (usually when I’m too lazy to thaw something from the freezer). Anyway, we ran out of rice and didn’t have time to hit the supermarket. I really don’t get out much on weekdays ’cause I’m supposed to be workin’ at home like a good work-at-home person (hah!). Luckily, I bought a bag of penne the last time we were at the grocery store. Hurray.

I decided to make the easiest thing – and the only pasta thing – I know how to make: tuna pasta!

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We’ve moved house!

Since our wedding, Carpet Head and I have been staying at his bachelor’s pad, a 30+ square-meter apartment that was just right for two people. Well, I don’t think there was enough space for all our shiznit combined, but it was nice and cozy and incredibly convenient, and I had grown attached to it. So attached that I was all, “Boohoo, bye condow” in the last couple of days before we were scheduled to move out. Anyway, a couple of months ago we started renovations at our future nest, which is a little bigger and more hey-there’s-an-extra-room-for-a-future-baby-friendly, so to speak. As with the case of most newlyweds, everybody’s expecting us to bring forth babies any day now. Not happening yet, but we might as well move to a bigger place.

Sooo, the new apartment is done and we’ve moved house! YAY. We had the house blessing yesterday to, you know, keep us protected, usher in the good vibes, keep the bad vibes (or ghosts!) away (You have no powah heyuhh!!), and declare the place our new home. After the priest did his part , which was quite quick, mum-in-law gave me a bowl of shiny coins which I – as lady of the house, I suppose – had to toss in every room of the house, starting from the main entrance, and everyone else scrambled to get their hands on as many coins as they could. The “throwing coins” thing was new to me, but it apparently symbolizes a shower of blessings, prosperity and luck, and you’re basically sharing it with those who manage to grab a coin or two (or a fistful even).

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