Monthly Archives: December 2010

From Macau with Love

My sister in Venetian Macau

My beloved sister has successfully sent her first ever Balikbayan box full of assorted items including kitchen stuffs for our mother and toys for her four children. The big box also contains some items owned by her co-workers which will be distributed when my sister arrives before the year ends.

In one of the plastic bags, I found a pair of cool cuff links for kids. They’re so cute. My sister said the superhero cuff links are intended for her co-worker’s nephews. I realized that cuff links can be a good gift item too.

Anyway, my sister will spend eleven days here and she will have to squeeze all the activities and bonding time with her kids in such a short period of time.

Looking forward to see you.  Happy Holidays! 🙂

Travel games for kids

You have completed your travel checklist until you realized you forgot something. Some stuffs to keep your kids busy during a flight or road trip. You know kids got easily bored sitting in a car for long hours. So here are some suggestions to help kids pass the time in a long journey.

Mommies, you can bring colorful flash cards and games for the young ones. As for the school age kids you can keep them busy while playing with psp, listening to their iPods or watch movies with CD players. You can also bring some of their favorite books. If you have toddlers, stuffed toys are good traveling buddies.

Tacloban City

Two of the things that I initially look for when I step inside an inn or hotel where I am billeted are the bed and the comfort room. I’m not picky when it comes to place of sleep. All I need is a bed, not too big or small, but comfortable enough to relax after a tiring day of work.

Hotel Alejandro in Tacloban City

One of the hotels/inns I’ve stayed at while in Tacloban. The photo is not mine.

Fortunately, I’ve got the best bedroom and comfort room in one of my work-related trips to Tacloban, except for that inn along (oh I forgot the street, but it was in Tacloban as well), they don’t have a built in water heater. The water running from the danze shower head is freezing cold. I thought I would get sick during my stay there. I couldn’t complain because my sponsors where the ones who paid for my rent. Besides I was there to work. It wasn’t a pleasure trip after all.