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Ascott Makati

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Ascott The Residence is offering special promo rates from April 1 to December 31, 2014 for all of its properties around the globe. Ascott was established in Singapore back in 1984 and has now grown into a leading luxury serviced apartment owner/operator. I took advantage of its online Flash … Continue reading »

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Hotel H2O in Manila Ocean Park

It’s very seldom that we make plans with the family for a long weekend. We usually just stay home or go to the mall to dine, shop or watch a movie. But during the recent long weekend of August 9 to 11, we decided to celebrate my dearest mother-in-law’s 82nd birthday by spending the entire … Continue reading »

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Daddy Dearest

It’s been almost a month since we lost Daddy (my father-in-law). It took me this long to muster enough strength to write about it. His demise didn’t come as a shock to us for he had been ill and weak for so long, but no one is ever really prepared to lose a loved one. … Continue reading »

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Dusit Thani Manila

The “suite life” can be quite addicting — a luxury that’s really nice to enjoy once in a while. And I guess once you’ve tried a suite accommodation it’s hard to go back to standard hotel rooms. For our daughter Bea’s 8th birthday weekend, we decided to hole up in a hotel suite again and … Continue reading »

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Weekend at New World Hotel

I think the word staycation was especially coined because of people like my husband who hate going out of town for some relaxation and leisure time. A staycation, according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, is a vacation spent at home or nearby — which means, no long drives or airport hassles involved. With only about … Continue reading »

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The Mandarin Oriental Club Experience

Dear Mandarin Oriental Manila, You just don’t know what a tremendous blessing you have given me this year. I am one of the winners of your wonderful “MOMents in Our Family Tradition” photo contest which you hosted on facebook a few months ago. As the second place winner, I received a complimentary weekend stay at … Continue reading »

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