Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pamper Your Pooch With A Visit To The Dog Groomer



There is nothing like a little pampering after a long week of errands and work, and your dog feels the same way after a week of running around and playing. You can pamper your dog by visiting the pet spa in Plymouth, PA.  Pamper Your Pooch With A Visit To The Dog Groomerpet spa in Plymouth PA. The following services may give you an idea of what kind of pampering awaits your pooch at the dog groomer.


Spa Bath: A spa bath is a great way to get your dog clean and help him to relax. Your dog is given a gentle bath in warm water as the staff member massages and cleans him with pet-friendly shampoo. The shampoo is used to clean his fur and wash away the odors that come with being a dog. His neck and back are massaged to release tension. The spa bath is finished with a fluff dry and brush out.

Bubble Bath Pawdicure: Your dog is given a bubble bath with pet-friendly bath oils, vanilla and milk thistle lulls. The bubbles create a relaxing environment to make your dog happy, and the bath oils contain vitamins to keep your dog healthy. A professional pawdicure is the final step of this relaxing bubble bath.

Sparkle and Shine Treatment: This treatment is ideal for cleaning a dog with a lighter coat. A certified staff member uses yogurt and honey to condition his skin and brighten his fur. Once your dog is dry, a spritz of mist is used to clean, moisturize and add a glow to his coat.

Hypoallergenic Treatment: A hypoallergenic treatment is used to make your dog feel comfortable and relaxed. He is given a bath in hydrolyzed oatmeal to cleanse the skin and release tension, and a lavender scent is used to create a calming atmosphere for your dog.

Spa Groom: The grooming session starts with a bath and conditioner, and it is followed by a breed specific cut or style. The excess hair and nails between the pads are trimmed, and the ears are thoroughly cleaned by a professional staff member. The session ends with a fluff dry and spritz of pet-friendly aromatherapy cologne.

A trip to the pet spa is just what your dog needs to feel happy and healthy. He is bathed from head to toe to remove odors and debris from his coat, and the relaxing massage and scents melt away his stress.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Singer Island For Weekend Getaway


An occasional weekend getaway or family vacation can be an excellent way to unwind and relax. The constant activity and never ending hustle and bustle of daily life can take its toll. When you indulge in the tranquil sunshine and scenery of beautiful south Florida, you'll be able to let the stress melt away while taking in the unique sight of sounds of this area. Of course, choosing the right location is an important aspect of any vacation, but you'll also want to have easy access to a variety of fun activities. Fortunately, Singer Island offers many wonderful opportunities for relaxation and entertainment for visitors of all ages.



Why Choose Singer Island
Singer Island is located along south Florida's on the Atlantic coast and is home to 5 miles of pristine white sand beaches. It is also known for its beautiful year-round weather as well as it's easy access to plenty of exciting recreational activities. Singer Island is a unique getaway location because it offers a unique blend of tranquility with excellent weather and amazing views. With close proximity to Palm Beach as well as many of the area's beautiful beaches, there is something for everyone who visits this sunny destination.

Fun Activities in the Singer Island Area
While sunbathing and water sports are always popular, you'll also be able to play golf, tennis, enjoy many excellent dining establishments as well as take in the serenity of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. The park is a wonderful place to relax with a picnic, walk the natural trails, or take part in one of the educational programs. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even rent a kayak.

Where to Stay on Singer Island
Of course, with it's beautiful island destination in the heart of south Florida, there are many wonderful hotels, motels, condos, and private residences offering accommodations for visitors throughout the area. You'll find options in many price ranges to suit just about any budget. Additionally, some companies, such as Singer Island Resort & Spa, offer exceptional savings on your beautiful accommodations. Whether you need an affordable room for a couple of days or a spacious 2-bedroom condo for your family's extended vacation, you're sure to find just what you need on Singer Island.
When you're looking for a fun and relaxing getaway, Singer Island has just what you need. Choose beautiful accommodations and enjoy your stay in south Florida.




Monday, April 24, 2017

Road Trip to Clark, Pampanga

One day last week, while working on my daily chores at home, I can't help but think of taking a break from all those household routines.  How timely the invite from a close friend asking if I am willing to take time out for a road trip to wherever.  It wasn't clear where the destination was, but as I know it would be kind of relaxing,  I readily agreed.  Haha..  I know we won't go too far anyway!  Another very close friend joined in and off we were on the road, NLEX specifically!  We decided to try and have a little fun so we headed to Widus Hotel and Casino in Clark, Pampanga.   No one amongst us is a gambler.  But for the heck of it, we walked in at the Slots Machine section and confidently sit on one.  I thought I am knowlegeable enough but not!  We were winning for a while but ended losing a few bucks at the end.  I suppose that's usually how it goes!  You win and continue to play until you lose it all, if lady luck isn't by your side.  We hung out by the pool for a li'l more time then looked for a better place to fill our grumbling tummy.  The food inside the hotel cost an arm and a leg thus we looked a little farther.   I remember one good place I often go to with my family when in Clark.  Koko buri is the name.  They serve good Korean dishes along with other international ones.  Glad my friends enjoyed the food,  good enough reason  for my friend on the steering wheel to drive back home with lightness.








Ain't it obvious?  Boredom is gone!  Their smiles say it all!





Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saying Goodbye Gracefully





To Keep or Not to Keep
 
 
 
   
Remove the Junk

As you are cleaning room by room, begin a trash pile as well as a donation pile.  Anything of worth may be donated while broken items can be pitched.  Contact a donation center that is willing to make home pick ups.  The trash pile also needs hauled away. When in need of  junk removal Long Island has several companies that can help such as the professionals at Remove My Junk.


A Clean Sell

Once the house is empty, you need to do a good cleaning. Wash windows, sweep floors, and scrub dingy walls.  Make sure the lawn and gardens are well kept, and contact a reliable realtor to help you find the perfect buyer. This professionals will help you through the final steps leading up to the sale.

Cleaning up your childhood home is easier with this step by step outline to follow.  Hopefully it wilĺ help you achieve your ultimate goal without any setbacks or arguments among family members.  Now you will all be able to move forward and enjoy life while keeping your memories with you.






Thursday, January 19, 2017

Going Insane

Currently going through the toughest time of my life.  Can't contain the heaviness in my heart..   Experiencing shortness of breath and piercing pain.   Wanting to run amuck!

I know I'm not perfect.  But what have I done to be hurt intensely like this?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fambam Dinner at Mesa Filipino Moderne


Since our daughter got married and moved out of the house,  weekends are the only time we are able to get together.  Glad that the young couple always set aside time for our regular family bonding even only a day on a weekend.  Actually, I always prefer cooking dinner  for the family.  I go marketing early morning and prepare everything on my own.  However,  I'm not feeling well for weeks now.  I easily get tired.   Hence, the frequent dinner out!

Last night was no different from the past weekends.  After knowing that I am not that well yet,  daughter messaged us to just meet them at Mesa in SM Fairview.

Now, allow me to give a short review on this worth praising restaurant.
Mesa Filipino Moderne is the name of this  dining place.  As far as I know, they have many branches around Metro Manila.   We have tried the branch they have in SM North few years back.  We haven't gone back coz it's quite far from where we live.

Back here in SM Fairview,  we always see and pass by this resto.  I don't know why, but we have been ignoring it for long.   Hmmn... actually, at the back of my mind I know!  This resto is a bit expensive (well, that's as far as my budget is concerned. lol!)!  Anyway,  this time around, daughter insisted we go here!  I was hesitant at first, but we went just the same. Learning later it was her treat.  (Hehe..   thanks, bunso!)







Alright.. so we ordered!  This.. that... and more!  Rice which is usually ordered one cup less was ordered many cups more!  Not surprising because food fare is so hearty appetizing, tickling our palates no end. (That is despite the not so generous servings.) Every dish  is deliciously done and kept us hooked.   So, yes!  From the scale of 1 to 5 as 5 the highest, we give it a 5!   I won't complain about the price anymore.  Would only request for increase on servings!   Nonetheless, it's worth it!  The place is elegant enough, service is great and best of all,  filipino dishes are eĺevated to an upscale level of sophisticated cuisine!  Will come back for sure!   So that's it!    Btw,  I'll make it clear tho', this is no paid blogging.   But will appreciate any acknowledgement of sort from this establishment. In case and if ever. Haha..

Another wonderful family bonding is done!

"Happiness is not all about what you have, but rather who you have with you!"




Thursday, May 19, 2016

Swift Escape to Baguio


One day in March of the current year, (that was more than a couple of months ago) me and my close friend cum kumare  took a break from the daily grinds of a stay at home wife and mom.     Right aboard the bus bound for Baguio,  I felt de-stressing begun as we exchanged ideas while watching beautiful sceneries along the way.

It was a dazzling sunny mid morning when we reached our destination.   With no prior hotel bookings made, we're not sure where we would land.  We took a chance on City Light Hotel, just a stone throw away from the Baguio Cathedral.   It's my 3rd time at this hotel, the reason maybe why I am quite at ease walking in at its well ventillated, high glass walled, spacious lobby towards the check-in counter.
We were lucky to have booked a room for two.   Honestly, I like this place!  The front desk staff are courteous. The rooms are clean and spacious enough.  Room rates are affordable. Most of all, there's free wifi (even only at the lobby and in the resto). ..and not to forget the hearty Eat All You Can breakfast that goes with the room accomodation.

More than five hours of road travel and numerous stops over is no joke!  So  the cool surroundings was a refreshing respite that fuelled us for a good start of exploring the city anew.

First order of the day:  To  have a good lunch.  My friend's son mentioned 50's Diner. I've been in Baguio every now and then but haven't tried this dining place ever.  As its name implies, the resto's motiff are the framed photos of celebrities as well as mementos of the 50's era.  Nice ambiance!  Food is good in generous servings while prices are affordable. Will definitely come back next time around.

                       


Mines View Park:   The first tourist spot we dropped by.  Nothing new since my last visit except for a remarkably large lettered "Welcome" signage and very small lettered "Mines View Park" beneath.  A little landscape of colorful flowering plants can be seen on one corner, a considerably good background for photo ops.  The actual Mines View Park has nothing new to offer except for unsightly growing numbers of houses seen from the view deck, as well as the mushrooming of souvenir stores surrounding the place.   A far cry from the scenic  view of pure tall pines hovered over by thick cold fog that existed many years back.  Sadly,  that calming scene is now gone!  But don't fret,  that huge St. Bernard dog, who's always available for photo op is still around.



The Mansion:  The President's Summer House hasn't changed at all from my childhood years to the present.  (Now, you could imagine how old the masion is. Lol!) Visitors can only enter the grandiose gate and take photos of the well manicured facade and the summer house. To add something new to the old mansion photo souvenir,  I ran beside the guards and humbly requested for a photo op with them.  Fortunately, the officers in uniform gamely agreed.  That! ... makes the big difference from my previous visits of  The Mansion.  Haha..




Across the road is the Wright Park.  A quiet promenade with pool lined up with towering pine trees.  I would have wanted to walk some more til we reach the 100 steps going down the horses riding circle if only to show it to my friend who hasn't been to Baguio for a long time.  But a market bound jeepney passed by and we decided to step aboard that rare public transpo and just proceed to Burnham Park right away.  Truth of the matter is, I am not familiar with regards to public transpo in Baguio as we have always visited the place in a private vehicle.  So I didn't wanna let go of that chance for an easy ride.




Burnham Park:  We alighted at the market and walked our way to the Baguio tourists'  favorite place, the Burnham Park.  The sun had set and the air was getting a lot cooler.  We rested on a bench not far from the boats port as our feet were sore from the long walk.  I gazed around and seems like all the people there are worriless.  Haha.. or maybe because that's how I feel at that moment... Feeling so relaxed and chilled!




SM Mall for dinner.   We couldn't make up our minds where to eat.   I saw Mann Hann and we got in.  We each ordered our meal which turned out too big for the two of us.  We only consumed a little and left behind the untouched.  What a waste! As the price is commensurate to the generous servings.




Back to our hotel for a restful night. Our room has no aircon just like all the other rooms of the hotel.  Yet, the room temp is more than cold.  Mornings in Baguio is always like a feel good sunshiny day!   That goes to say, that I haven't been here on the rainy days. Lol!
As I've mentioned earlier,  one of the things I like in this hotel is their Eat all you can breakfast. Fried rice, cold cuts, crispy dried fish,  omelets cooked the way you want,  hot soup, hot or cold drinks, green salads, fresh fruits are just few of my fave amongst  food they serve.   Tummy filling to the fullest!



Baguio Market:  Still the same old busy market since wayback when.  The usual last place to go to before leaving for home.  As much as we wanted to buy lots of fresh fruits (strawberries included) and veggies as well, we just couldn't do.  We were content to what we could carry by hands.  Good shepherd peanut brittles, strawberries,  lengua de gato and few fresh veggies are just some of the common Baguio pasalubongs we brought home with us.  I don't know why.  But for me, it doesn't feel like you've been to Baguio when you don't bring home these goodies.

It was difficult to flag down a taxi going back to our hotel.  Just got lucky we chanced upon a jeepney which passes through right beside our hotel.  We were spared from hand carrying a heavy load of loots from the market.

Baguio Cathedral:  The famous  Cathedral is located along Session Road. Visiting the church is a sacrifice in itself for weak hearts and asthmatics like me.   It would take extra effort to climb the way up to the church especially for an oldie like me.   Nonetheless,  as we've finished hearing mass, I somehow felt peace and contentment.




After taking an easy lunch in a nearby eatery,  we were ready for home.  Picked up our bags from the hotel's secured luggage corner then off to the bus terminal bound for Manila.   Our swift Baguio escapade is over!  Ironically, we were tired but certainly recharged and refreshed! Ready to face life's challenges once again!




Friday, May 6, 2016

Get The Boat of Your Dreams


A lot of people have always imagined owning a boat that they could sail the high seas with. While you may have given up on your pirate-like voyages in search or lost treasure, that doesn’t mean you don’t still want a boat.

However, buying a boat is something that isn’t as simple as just wanting and purchasing. If you’re a savvy buyer, you’ll also do your research and figure out what’s right for you. Use this guide to help you figure out which used boat is an ideal choice for you, your lifestyle and your budget. 

Not all boats are created equal, just like not all boat owners are the same. 

What’s Your Budget?

Whether you’re buying for the first time or not, budget is always going to play a role in what you buy unless you’ve got an endless supply of cash. With so many boats on the market though, it can feel hard to know what your budget should be.

Take a hard look at your finances and figure out the balance between the boat you want and the boat you can afford. Buying a boat that’s too expensive for you won’t make you happy. In fact, it will decrease the care free time you get to spend out on the water.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Budget matters, but so does the reason you’re buying the boat. Are you looking for the perfect fishing boat? Do you love taking your young children out on the weekends?

Consider your exact needs and lifestyle when you’re shopping for a boat.

Used or New?

Buying a new boat can be incredibly expensive. A new boat will definitely be in good shape, and you won’t have any service issues off the bat, but you’ll be paying a huge premium up front. That’s why many first-time buyers, and even a lot of experienced boat owners, take on the used market instead.

With your budget in mind, look for a boat that fits your needs and is easy to care for. Maintenance is a major factor on used boats, and you need to know that you can get used or discount boat parts to fit your particular model.

If you can’t get the parts, osr they’re very hard to come by, you’ll enjoy your boat a whole lot less. In some cases, you may have to go months without taking it out on the water at all if you can’t locate the part you need to get it ready.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

HongKong- Macau Holiday Part 2


Here to continue the long derailed HongKong post.

A night and a day spent in Macau is  definitely not enough.  Nevertheless, we had a great adventure exploring this historic territory of China.  Sad as it is,  we had to move on to our next destination.

Hello, HongKong!
Upon sunset,  we were at the Macau ferry terminal queuing up for a ferry ride to HongKong.   'Twas not a long wait til we embarked, disembarked, passed the immigration area then exited through  a shopping mall named Shun Tak Centre.  And oh, by the way, I was disappointed when the immigration officer just issued a grocery receipt type of visa approval and not a stamp mark in my passport.  I doubt if the print is lasting or if that small receipt won't be lost.  Anyway..

We had dinner right at the mall before flagging down a cab to Mongkok.  'Twas a long ride before we reached our hotel late that night  A simple hotel this time, but situated in a very nice location, just right next to the Ladies Market   Our hotel room wasn't as big like the Sheraton but gives its purpose.  Thus, our appreciation for the good accomodation.

Our first day adventure:  HongKong Central Park, its vicinity and the Victoria Peak.






We were supposed to take the tram ride to the most sought after HongKong peak but a long queue prevented us from doing so.  We took a cab instead which was greatly cheaper and faster (as we had skipped the extensive queue) than the tram ride.  So amazed when we reached the top.  The Victoria Peak is the place where you can catch the most spectacular  sight of HongKong especially at night.  I just wished no big crowd hampered our desire for a striking photo op.

Second Hongkong day destination:  Ocean Park

This park hasn't changed much since a decade ago.  The massive aquarium with sting rays, sharks and many other marine creatures is still the main attraction.






Outside the huge aquarium are displays of various animals and  lots of souvenir shops.  What we love most are the fun rides, apart from the cable rides.  Who said fun rides are only for the young?  Could never have enough of them even to this late age! Okay, smirk at my ways, but allow me to enjoy! Btw,  our lunch in Ocean Park cost us so much!  About Php1.5k/head if converted to peso.   We were comparing it to a decent buffet lunch we had in a decent hotel here in the Phils.

Third day exploration:  HongKong Disneyland

This is any child's dream place.   We are no kids but we absolutely enjoyed every minute of our stroll.  Couldn't help but admire all the welcoming live disney characters. The thrilling rides make me young again!   We watched the  Disney characters' fantastic stage play/ performances and it was truly marvelous!  Then the spectacular fireworks on closing time  Nothing but overflowing joy and happiness after the day ended in that fantastic park named HongKong Disneyland!





Fourth and last day of HongKong escapade:  Relaxing walk around MongKok

We always had a nice walk around here every night of our stay, before retiring to our hotel.  This is where we enjoyed best our food trips.  From all kinds of noodles, Chinese specialties,  Japanese, or steaks, all are delectable and not that pricey.  Our tummies were overly spoiled! For the last few hours we had in MongKok,  we whiled away the time in Ladies Market.  Then I made a wrong move ('cause I had no plan of buying) when  I casually asked for the price of a bag I saw hanging in a stall. The next thing I knew, the extremely pushy sales lady won't allow me to leave until I gave in.   So from then on, I was scared to ask for prices unless I really want to buy. Lol!








By the afternoon, we were on board the MTR to the airport.  Can't help but envy the smooth ride we had in a comfortable public transpo going to the airport.  Had our late afternoon meal while waiting for our departure.




It was a tiring 5nights 6days vacation but   truly exhilirating!  Certainly 'twas another wonderful and a memorable fambam vacation for all of us!




Saturday, April 2, 2016

Simple Strategies To Get Your Life Going And Growing


If you're interested in taking your life to a new level this year, don't wait until December. Instead, get started right now so you can take your life from mediocre to marvelous. Here are just three life optimization strategies that can help you realize the goal: 

1. Update Your Home.

One great way to improve the quality of your life is by updating your home. Occupying living space that is highly functional and visually engaging can elevate your mood, and you'll love the private property you come home to. With all of this in mind, make sure that you find a top notch renovation expert who can implement the positive changes necessary to enhance your living space. You can locate contractors in your area and find free quotes today by visiting www.renovationexperts.com.

2. Start Travelling.

Another life optimization technique you can employ to take your world to a new level is travelling. Travelling is a wonderful way to expand your consciousness, enjoy time away from your traditional world of work, and bond with your family or comrades in a powerful new way. Moreover, the Internet makes it easier than ever to travel now that there are online agencies that will coordinate your trip. 

3. Get Your Body Moving.

One final life optimization strategy you can deploy to start living fully and freely is to get your body moving. Unfortunately, many people don't get in the recommended daily activity necessary to facilitate optimal mental and physical function. To avoid the pitfalls that result from leading a sedentary life, make sure you get in the habit of exercising regularly. There are a wide range of activities you can engage in, and some of them include:

-jumping rope
-pilates
-basketball
-weight-lifting
-baseball
-running
-cycling 

Note that you'll attain a wide range of life-giving benefits from exercise, including increased metabolism, better digestion, mood regulation, weight management, and boosted immunity. 

Conclusion 

If you're ready to lead the most productive, positive life possible, be sure to embrace behavioral change. To get something different in life, you have to do something different. Luckily, the strategies outlined above provide you with the information you need to start seeing the results you want. By updating your home, travelling, and getting your body moving, you'll likely find that your life becomes as amazing as you dreamed it would!



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