Monday, November 28, 2011

Boracay In Style

There's no better way to take time-out from a roller coaster business year than to  recharge one's emotionally-weary batteries and unwind in Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa... Call it impeccable timing, as we won it in a raffle (graci Edsa Shangri-La!) 3 months prior (2-nights stay in a deluxe room with daily buffet breakfast AND airfare for 2 via Sea Air)... Oh, did I mention that this is my first time in the island as well??!

The service and amenities we experienced were top-class; As soon as we landed in Caticlan Airport we were efficiently whisked off to Shangri-La's private lounge at the port, where welcome drinks were immediately served.  A few minutes later we rode their plush speedboat which ferried us "in-style" to the resort proper.

Once you enter the lobby, I kid you not when I say that you feel "transported" to a foreign place like the Bahamas or Maldives - Powdery White Sand, lush greeneries, and crystal clear aquamarine sea... So much so that despite the wet-wet weather during our 2-nights stay, we still managed to make the most out of this blow-out treat... There's just tons of things to do in the resort (not to mention the award-winning dining places), water activity or otherwise!

A priceless family bonding experience it was.... The only setback is being able to topple this experience the next time around.

Now back to the daily grind... hopefully with a better outlook and outcome! Holiday Cheers to all!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

8 Years and Counting

It was an impromptu 8th year wedding anniversary celebration for Peaches and I last October 12, 2011, as the date coincided with my Mother-in-law's post 60th birthday dinner party....

And what better way to celebrate these 2 special milestones than to have it at Chef Jessie's (formerly Le Souffle) in Rockwell which is a family favorite dating back as I can recall... Everything fell perfectly into place that evening -- intimate guest list of friends and close relatives in attendance, free-flowing drinks, and a special 5-course sit-down feast, complete with a musical duo serenading us in the background.

What a surprise it was, thanks to Sissy who days before secretly requested Chef Jessie's staff to bake an extra cake for us to partake on...  And Thank You to MIL for willingly sharing her spotlight with us... Super full both in the tummy part and in the emotional gratitude department... ♥

Anniversary lunch date...
A perfect day of laughter and eating (from breakfast to dinner)... synonymous to the number of years of passion and devotion...

Looking forward to more and more in the years to come... I said it 8 years ago and I'll say it again, "CONGRATULATIONS Peaches for making a very, very, very wise decision.... :)"