Another first: swimming!

Mama and I had our post-birthday and Mothers’ Day celebrations over the weekend. I am now officially wala na sa kalendaryo. Strangely, I don’t feel bothered by it unlike some other people who freak out at the slightest signs of aging. Nope, not me. Save for my career, everything else is flourishing. So cheers to me on my 32nd! I thank the good Lord for giving me another year with which to enjoy with my loved ones.

We stayed overnight at the Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal, a 45-minute drive from our place. The place was gorgeous! But some of their service really sucked big time. For one, check-in time was supposedly 2pm. We got there half an hour before, and it took them about an hour and 15 minutes later to have our room ready. Minor grrr anyhow. We were all getting a bit antsy by then, and finally, we were able to check in. Next, their sheets smelled a little awful. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but they smelled like…sweat? But that’s about it.

The rest of our stay was fun. We all stayed in one huge suite, which was fine, but then again, I didn’t get to avail of my free massage! What a bummer because I was so looking forward to it. But they didn’t have a spa center, and all their spa services are done in-room. And I couldn’t very well have one with my folks, brother and baby with me. It would have been too weird, right?

Food was great, including speedy room service. A bit on the steep side though.

The best part: swimming. It was Mischa’s first! And I was very well the excited mother who seems to be experiencing it for the first time, too. I prepared very well for it, buying her swimsuit, floater, sun block, etc. She seemed a little hesitant at first, protesting loudly when dipped in the water, but she got the hang of it soon enough. The little girl had a blast! Now, if we could do it again real soon.

We also sneaked to the Fiesta Casino as soon as the little tike was asleep. Hubby and I just watched Mico though, didn’t want to try our luck at any of the “games”. I couldn’t understand any of it anyway.

My big girl

makulit while waiting for check in

The view from the lobby

View from our room at noon

First time in the water (slightly afraid)

View from our room at dusk


Echos lang

Another thunderbird shot

bagong gising

View from our room in the morning


love, love, love!

"swimming" to daddy

breakfast at Koi restaurant

pretty, pretty girl 🙂

Eating alone

Koi resto


Up we go

Trying on mommy's sunglasses

...and having fun at it

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