I Am Attending The Mindful Moms Re-Treat Series 2!

About a month ago, I attended the Expo Mom 2016 by Mommy Mundo held at Glorietta Mall in Makati with my co-mommy blogger, Nina. It was my first time to attend an expo or event for Mommies and I am glad it was just in a mall nearby office, so we were able to come by after our office shift.

There were a lot of booths and games and freebies in the expo but what I personally enjoyed most is the Mindful Mom’s talk by registered Psychologies, Michelle Alignay. I had no idea what it will be like. I thought it was going to be about co-mommies giving tips on parenting and the how-tos of taking care of your child. But it was even more than just that!

 

Mindful Moms talk held at the Expo Mom was actually based from the Mindful Mom Re-Treat held last January 2016. Michelle invited two  Moms, Mommy Mitch Llaban and RJ Dancel (known mommy blogger of MillenialPanda) who were also participants in the retreat to share their learnings and experiences as they become a Mindful Mom.

It was such a heartfelt discussion between the three of them. No kidding! Every word they said hit me straight to the heart. I had to control my tears from falling down from my eyes ’cause I don’t want to look weak as I am just in front of the stage watching and listening to them. It was even a timely discussion for me to hear, as I’ve recently written a blog post that expresses how tired and burnt-out I was, for the past couple of months.

That’s why I got excited when they announced that they will be having another series for the Mindful Moms Re-Treat! And that will be this coming May 28! Can you sense my excitement over there? πŸ˜€ I really am very excited, that on the day the event was announced and created in Mommy Mundo’s Facebook Page, I immediately signed-up to reserve a slot to myself even though the venue wasn’t still announced that time.

 

The Mindful Moms Re-Treat will be in Earth Kitchen, BGC. Good thing it wasn’t that far from the South. There will be 2 batches of attendees for the morning and the afternoon session. I reserved a slot for the AM session so I can spend quality time with my family in the afternoon. The cost of the session is 800 Php, though a bit costly, I know it will be an event worth spending money for as I will meet other co-Mommies and will learn to be a Mindful Mom as well. I know I need this!

Are you attending the Mindful Moms Re-Treat? If yes, what batch did you choose – the AM or PM session? If not and you want to check if there are still available slots for you, just go to their event in Facebook: Mindful Moms Re-Treat (Series 2). I hope to see you there! πŸ™‚

 

Live. Laugh. Love. Pray.

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EL NIDO 2014!

So apparently, summer’s not yet over for us. For the first time in my 22 years of existence, I got the chance to ride an airplane heading to Puerto Princesa, Palawan! But our real destination was of course, in El Nido. πŸ˜€ Yes, it was my first ever travel experience from since I started working and earning my own money. So I was very verrrryyyy excited that time! Can’t erase the thought in my mind that “it’s happening! It really is!”. Thanks to Air Asia Zest’s piso fares!! πŸ˜€

We boarded the plane at around 10AM and arrived in PP at around past 11AM. The whole ride was approximately 45mins-1hr. I was busy taking photos while we were up in the sky. How I even wished to take home some clouds, but of course it’s just one of my silly ideas. πŸ˜›

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So… This is how it feels to be as high above the clouds. πŸ™‚

The transpo hours from PP to El Nido is approximately 5-6 hrs! That’s going to be a long ride. So before heading to our real destination, we went toΒ Badjao Restaurant as suggested by our kuya Driver (of the van we rented) to fill our tummies since it’s already almost time for lunch.

Badjao Restaurant is like a floating restaurant. The view from inside the place is very relaxing and the sound of the ocean waves gave me the most comforting thought that I am finally away from the city and the stress of work even just for a short period of time!!

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“Superb!”

Apparently, there are no photos of that great lunch we had since it got ransacked by all of us. Haha! We only have a photo after we’ve indulged!

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Here are the cool guys I was with for 4D and 3N. I didn’t know them personally until that day. They were my boyfriend’s officemates. Nakisabit lang kami sa piso fare nila! Haha. But nonetheless, they were all kind to me. Happy to have met ’em. πŸ™‚

As I was saying, the ride to El Nido’s such a long. long way to go. So when we arrived in town proper of El Nido, it was 6:30PM already. All we did was just to eat our dinner and take some rest to gear up for tomorrow’s wonderful journey.

The next day… The adventure began… YEEEEEEEEEEAH! πŸ™‚

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The sky was cloudy that time, and the rain actually poured really hard that morning.

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But then, voila! The rain stopped, so we immediately rode the boat. This will be one hellova ride! πŸ˜€

(The waves are actually really scary, mind you. But we survived! Thank God! I thought the boat’s going to flip. Hihi)

Island Hopping Day 1!

Photo credits to Kuya Pit!

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LUUUUNCH! πŸ™‚

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Photos below taken fromΒ my camera.

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Island Hopping day 2!

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

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Define fine (almost) white sands…

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Another sumptuous lunch!! πŸ˜€

(My Inhale… * must not exhale * moment haha!)

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I’m gonna go awaaaaay….

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Snorkeling!

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Those scared smiling faces! Haha Ang taas kaya! At ang tutulis ng mga bato. Buwis buhay! πŸ˜€

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Above photo credits toΒ Ate Aleah! πŸ™‚

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Here’s our most anticipated Helicopter Island!

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…And, one of my favorites, too! Ang ganda talaga dito, promise!

El Nido is so beautiful and it broke my heart when Sunday came because it means I’ll be bidding my goodbye to one of the wonderful creations of the Lord. The trip is really pricey, but it’s definitely worth spending money for! I hope to be back in Palawan in the future to visit the other wonders of the Philippines! Coron and underground river in PP, you’re both in my list. See you soon! For now, ipon muna ulit!! HAHA

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Until next time, Palawan!

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