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ashh kwiiiimmm!

me: daddy k, please don’t give her ice cream

daddy k: OK.

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me: daddy!!!
daddy k: bakitttt??? 
me: wag mo pakainin lagi ng ice cream!
daddy k: mommy, maawa ka naman sa anak mo. di naman araw-araw yan e.

scene 2: dinner at amici megamall
daddy k: mommy, gusto nya ng ice cream.
miss k (heard the words ice cream): ashh kwiiiimmm please. mama ashh kwiiiimmm please. daddy daddy ashh kwiiiimmm please.
daddy k: halika anak, pili tayo ng ice cream.

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alam na kung sino ang bad cop! 😀

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our crosswinds resorts suites tagaytay staycation

we finally got to use the voucher i won from topaz mommy’s giveaway! 🙂

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taken from their website: Crosswinds is a haven south of Manila inspired by the architecture of Switzerland. Rows of picturesque chalets sit serenely on a lush terrain at one of the highest points of Tagaytay. Over 20,000 pine trees perfume the property with its sweet scent, further adding to the calm while the music of interweaving winds soothe the senses.

yep, we definitely saw and smelled them pine trees!

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Four distinct enclaves offer a variety of possibilities for its residents. The Swiss Quadrilles,with four homes to a structure, has three storeys to afford the indulgence of space. The Grand Quartier (we stayed here) is a medium-rise condominium that offers a breath-taking view of Tagaytay’s lush landscape. Deux Pointe is a row of duettos or two-homes in a structure situated at the highestpoint of the property. And finally, Custom Home Sites offers the freedom to design and personalized your own Swiss chalet. 

this is the grand quartier

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and look at our room! huge! miss k settled right in and tuned in to hi5 (she’s crazy about them. she watching their videos several times a day, the yayas and i have serious LSS!). 🙂

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and the view from our bedroom? amazing!

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we celebrated father’s day here. 🙂

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kirsten loved the bed a lot!!!

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this was truly a staycation of our dreams. we played, slept, watched television, ate, then played again all day long. ah sleep how i’ve missed you! 😀

the only downside for us (kasi gutumin talaga kami haha!) was that there were no restos open inside and nearby (the cafe across the grand quartier served only breakfast, and it’s a hassle taking that long drive amid steep slopes to go outside) so the very nice front desk staff provides you with a list of food chains offering delivery. we chose chowking and jollibee for lunch and dinner. 🙂

the next day, we trooped to breakfast. there was a nice selection of rice and viands, scrambled egg, cold cuts, cereals, fresh fruits, milk and chocolate drink plus coffee. we enjoyed it a lot. 🙂

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and since there was not much left to do (the pool was closed for maintenance), we drove around and took some photos. this place is so relaxing and peaceful. if you’re tired of the city life and just want to get away from it all for a night or two, this is the place. daddy k and i appreciated the serene surroundings and fresh air, and the precious time we spent with our little one without any of the usual distractions.

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thanks to topaz mommy for this wonderful staycation! will we go back? definitely! 🙂

Crosswinds Resorts Suites
Brgy. Iruhin Central Calamba Road, Tagaytay

How to get there (from their website):
Crosswinds is located along Brgy. Iruhin Central, Calamba Road in Tagaytay City. It is an hour away from Manila and a five-minute drive from the popular Picnic Grove. Make your way to this leisure community through the South Luzon Expressway via Sta. Rosa, Batangas or Alabang through the Daang-Hari road.

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pasalubong from cebu

for the earlier part of the year, daddy k was busy with work which brought him to several cities throughout the country. he was always trying to bring me and miss k but sadly, i have full time work too so we simply can’t (bawi na lang next year!).
so what’s the next best thing? pasalubong!!! and oh, daddy k brought us a lot!
from this cebu trip, he got us lots of shamrock otap, rosquillos, dried fruits, and this.

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zubuchon lechon!!! both regular and boneless varieties. yum-o!

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he even brought me the placemat from the resto, since he ate there several times (inggit!!!).

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thanks, daddy k for being ever so thoughtful! we loved the CNT and rico’s lechon from the other times, too haha! we love you! 🙂

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cousin love

my brother recently visited with his lovely wife gi and precocious daughter ally.
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here they are hanging out in the next bedroom.

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manang ally helping her blow her birthday candles.

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playing at her birthday party.

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enjoying a carousel ride.

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we miss you already, manang ally! come back to visit soon! 🙂

 

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kirsten’s 2! :)

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happy second birthday, sweetheart!

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we celebrated with a dinner at a chinese resto with my in-laws.

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she loved singing happy birthday, and trying to blow the candles!

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we love you, kirs kirs!

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how old are you??? TWO!!! (and she’d raise her fingers like so heehee)

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cousin ally celebrated with us too!

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our not-so-little one is TWO! 🙂 may all your dreams come true, baby kirs!

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our birthdays

dday k’s girls are leos. me first (literally), then the little one.

we were set to leave for HK during this day but daddy k managed to set a birthday surprise for me at a korean resto.

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where miss k enthusiastically sang happy birthday together with the staff heehee

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then we were off!

it was indeed the happiest place on earth.

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happy birthday to me! 🙂