Celebrating Lukas’ 10th Birthday at Sofitel Manila

We were gifted with an overnight stay at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila for our anniversary last March. We decided to use it to celebrate Lukas’ 10th birthday as a family. It would be our gift for him and we hope that it would serve to be a reminder to him that God hears even the simplest requests of his young heart. He wanted to swim with friends and treat them, too, but we couldn’t grant it right away. So, we told him about booking a room at Sofitel where we will have access to the pool. I asked him, ‘‘would […]

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Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros

I’ve been wanting to take the kids to Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros eversince I’ve come across it on my news feed. We weren’t able to when we first toured Intramuros because it was closed on Mondays. Bahay Tsinoy can be found along Anda street in Intramuros. In some ways, it’s a lot like the Lights & Sounds Museum where there were life-sized figures that depicted our history, but this one is specifically dedicated to reminding us of how far back and how tight our affiliation go with our Chinese friends. I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, with […]

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Casa Manila in Intramuros

We dropped by Plaza San Luis in Intramuros after visiting the Bible Museum two weeks ago. The plan was to take new solo photos of the kids to update their artist set cards and portfolios. But when we got there, we realized that Casa Manila was open and it was an opportunity for us to see the place and learn something new. And we did! Thanks to the mighty Katipunero guarding the kitchen area of the beautiful Spanish house replica. Illustrados The house was fashioned after the houses of the Illustrados during the Spanish Era. The Illustrados were the wealthy […]

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The Bible Museum in Manila

It’s National Bible Month! I didn’t really know we had this ”holiday” here in the Philippines, but it says so in a poster I saw on the The Filipino Homeschooler, along with the invitation to visit The Bible Museum during the month of January. The Bible Museum is located along United Nations Avenue in Manila, right across the National Police District. If you’re wondering if it’s near the Philippine Bible Society building, that’s exactly it. What to see at the Bible Museum The Bible Museum is a neat, but very small museum. Once you enter, you will be greeted by […]

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Enjoying Tagaytay with the Family on a Rainy Holiday

We didn’t have enough time to plan our Tagaytay trip. We were supposed to stay home over the holidays but nearing Christmas, we were dying to get out of Manila to breathe. That’s how toxic our year felt, haha! So we went looking for a place and after browsing for hours, found one with a wonderful view at SMDC Winds through AirBnB. Travel time was a killer! Jay frequents the roads through Tagaytay and anticipated about an hour or two of travel time. But because the holidays bring so much commuting woes (and because we took the bus), we had […]

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