Floral Blazer: Joyce's Closet
Bustier Bodycon Dress: Preloved from an officemate
It's just another weekend for me. But I find it an accomplishment.
Because this weekend, I finished 2 books , watched 2 movies, had an amazing family time, got enough sleep and it's quite a weekend.
And yey! I get to post one outfit...
I get lots of compliments with this floral blazer I got! Got it for only 150pesos! Originally I planned to pair it with my floral shorts. Only that I think it didn't go too well. But I never thought pairing it with a skimpy stripes bustier is fabulous with it.
Now what are your thoughts?
Well, I guess it's time. I mean it's been so long since I was not able to write something so deep and so sensible. And I missed this. I missed being myself, pouring out myself in words not just in pictures. And as for that, Ive decided to write a list of the things I am grateful for...
First, I am so grateful of being one of those who have the toughest job in the world, being a Mom! It might be the most difficult but the most fulfilling thing ever. Looking at my son growing up, learning things and smiling back at you is just so priceless. I could not trade that to any other job in the world.
I am grateful for Lucas, for being healthy and being bubbly and for being the most charming person in the world I've known.
I am grateful for my best friend, my partner in life. I said this a million times and I'll say it again, I am thankful for having a person who loves me for who I am, who never gave up on me... who knew me deeply and who accepted every inch of me. Things might be complicated at times but I am grateful.
I am grateful for my true friends. We don't get to have everything we want but having atleast one true great friend is just like almost everything. But I have God, Lucas, My partner and I have few true friends! Friends who don't judge, who accepts who you are and who's always around. And I am grateful because I have more than everything.
I am grateful of my job. This job had given me so much. Not just material things, not just money to sustain my living, had given me a lot of life lessons. I learned to be more patient and the best one I learned is to be more responsible. I never had been very good with my attendance with the previous companies I worked with. The longest stay is 6months. And I am so proud to say that this is my 10th month in this company now with 2 incidents of a minute late, went home once because of a toothache and that's it. No infractions, no absences! Every month for almost a year I enjoy my perfect attendance incentive and its an achievement for me. I am thankful for my job. It's life changing.
I am grateful for every opportunity I get to share my passion and my thoughts. And I am soooooo happy to tell you that I have my own domain now. Now I am more inspired to write. Not just photo blogs but to write about everything. And I am grateful for my readers. For those who appreciates what I share.
I am grateful for everything I have now. I used to ask my Papa whenever I need or want something and gosh I am turning 27 this October, its not reasonable to ask now that I have my own family. But I still can't believe that I am living on my own now, buying things on my own, giving my son his needs and wants with my hard earned money. It's such a wonderful feeling having to stand on your own getting all your needs and wants! I am ever grateful for that!
But with all of this, If you could try to read my blogs for the past. I am an active christian leader. And I miss that. I truly miss that. I've been trying my best to be back on track but I think the world is just too much pulling me just like that. But everyday, I still think about Him and the way I was before and how much I wanted to go back to that place. I just missed being with Him and that's one thing I am thankful for. That I still miss Him,and for me, whenever I miss Him, I think He was still calling me, and that I am still His and that He is still there. Thank you for the ocean of Grace. Thank You Dad.
Whatever I have now, I am grateful for it. For everything from heartaches, failures and success, good news or bad, tears and joy.
TO MY GOD BE ALL THE GLORY.
Denim is one thing who never goes out of style. And one great style I love when it comes to Denims are dresses!
Check out some of the celebrities who rocked their Denim Dress.
And just lately I found a unique denim dress online and I fell in love instantly. It's absolutely a great find. So I decided to join the trend!
Dress: Chic Boxroom
Boots: Chic Boxroom
So did I rock the denim dress too?
Photos captured by Star Mobile Knight Phone
With so much rest from blogging, here I am back with one of the best ever getaway I had and I am so excited to tell you about it! Last September 8, Hijo Estate celebrated Fiesta and Partner's Day and I am one of the luckiest bloggers who got their invitation to tour around the whole Hijo Estate Resorts.
Around 1pm bloggers met at Hijo Tours office in Damosa. After almost an hour and half drive, we arrive at the Heart of Davao Gulf, Hijo Estates in Brgy. Madaum, Tagum City.
When we arrive, we were accommodated at The Spot. They prepared an awesome Spaghetti with Garlic Bread for us which just made the day perfect because we were oh so hungry. LOL. The Spot offers fishing cottages rentals where you could go fishing all the way. They charge you depending of the weigh of the fishes you caught and cooking is included in the fee.
After our visit at The Spot, we were escorted to a tour shuttle with special umbrella men (too bad I was not able to take a picture with). First stop: The Forest! We were greeted warmly with the friendly wild boars and monkeys! Yes, Hijo Resorts Forest is a home to hundreds of wild boars and monkeys and other forest creatures. We were able to experience the hanging bridges overlooking the jungle forest.
The Plantation and The Orchard
Hijo Estate Resorts is actually within a 760-hectare banana plantation. But not only that, they are also exporting coconut products since they also have several hectares of coconut trees planted within the area. While we were touring we've seen how Eco-friendly the whole place is. They even have a hectare of coconut trees only for the monkeys living in the forest. Situated within is their own orchard which also features not only Bananas but also Durian, Mangosteen, Lanzones, Pomelo, and Rambutan. We even get to visit the place where they process all their products and get to taste their coconut sugar. It's heavenly sweet!
They also showed us Hijo Port which is still under construction. According to Hijo Resources Corporation Website, Hijo Port is set to be the largest container-handling fleet in Mindanao upon its completion on 2015. Planned to be 54 hectares large, strategically located to connect Mindanao to major Asian markets.
Finally Banana Beach!!
The world's only beach inside a banana plantation.
It's kinda gloomy that day I forgot to take a picture of the beach! But Banana Beach doesn't just offer the fabulous beach but also their classy infinity pool with a bar and their Casitas as what they call. Casitas are cabin-style, air conditioned accommodations for overnight stay. We went to check what's inside and everything inside is absolutely relaxing.
They also offer other accomodations. Please check their website for more information.
Next stop is another resort within the plantation called Lanikai.
Lanikai is a Hawaiian word which means "Heaven by the sea" and this is exactly what it is.
We were invited to the cocktail party for the celebration and we had the chance to roam around the resort. Lanikai is actually a heritage house owned by Tuason Family which turned into a hotel like house and welcomes people who wants to spend a relaxing time. It offers accomodations and a variety of activities, from kayaking to camping, Lanikai also have its own infinity pool to enjoy.
And when we arrive there we were welcomed by a dance from Jose Tuason Jr. Memorial National High School Dance Troupe.
The food were mostly fish dishes, mostly sushis and makis. What I love most is the breaded fish and I think most of us loved it. There's pizza and tacos and banana chips! We were serenaded and it was definitely a wonderful experience to end the day.
And for all of these, I'd like to thank Hijo Tours for inviting us to their grand celebration and for letting us experience what they offer.
By the way, Hijo Estates also is currently developing Plantation Villas a prime locale for homeowners interested in high end residential living by the sun and the sea.
Floral Cardigan: Chic Boxroom
Bustier Top: Catinaboxonline
Floral Shorts: Chic Boxroom
And here are other photos I have with the Davao Bloggers..
For more information about Hijo Resources please check the following links:
Reservations & Inquiries:
Brgy. Madaum, Tagum City, PHILIPPINES
0917.633.7000 l 0917.633.7019 | 0999.885.0031 | 0999.885.0032
Thanks for checking!!