Lately I've been experiencing depression and anxiety. I have discussed this with my husband so that in case I am causing him some troubles, especially with my extreme emotions, somehow he can handle it. Well, it's not new to him though. I have felt this several times and I just told him that I will conquer it but requested him to be patient in some situations.

Yeah, I've always been strong and there are times I feel so down, confused, disappointed and pissed off with my life. I felt that I haven't done so much for myself which I deserve. I don't even know how to explain this kind of feeling....

As much as I would like to discuss this emotions to anyone else, I am just afraid that they will not understand and tell me that I am just over thinking. Well, I get that all the time. I've heard that most of the time. I over think, I worry too much, and that I'm a control freak. I guess I am, but I just have this something inside me that is bursting to come out, to explore, to do something ,,,,to travel, to have a career change,,, I don't know :(

I told myself and promised my husband that I will figure this out. I don't know how but I am sure that I can fix it.

We did some prenuptial shoots for my brother and it was a great timing that the infamous Dubai Miracle Garden just opened that week :) ....  It was a perfect weather! Although they are the topic of the shoot, well, my husband and I will definitely not miss this chance to have our moments as well ;)

It's been quite a long time since my last post. The photos below were the things that's keeping me busy, well aside from work :)

Owel and I also just finished packing our cargo boxes for Philippines, so it will be just in time for Christmas and for our feeding and gift-giving charity Christmas project.

road trip from Ras Al Khaimah

5th year wedding anniversary

CFC sports fest :)

CFC Household dinner @Nandos

Happy fishing :)

Marriage Enrichment Retreat 1 Scrapbook

5th year wedding anniversary gift (scrapbook)

5th year wedding anniversary @ Khalidia Palace Hotel

food trip :)

more food trip :)

Al Ain road trip


Cove Rotana @ Ras Al Khaimah

Gift-Giving Christmas Project 2014 :)

Another Dubai weekend :)

We started our morning in the fish market. The best option on a Good Friday food planning :)

Ending our day with a nice beach view and a good swim :)

time to relax ;)

New car of my brother means going to places! :)

Our first point was in the Church :) to bless our whole day trip of course.

Then from Dubai, we traveled straight to Abu Dhabi to visit a zoo. Well, just to enjoy nature I guess. Here are some pics :)

Sleeping flamingo

Happy kid... First time in zoo :)

White camel

White tiger.

Happy kids feeding the white camel.

This is really it!!! :) Well, this was not actually our first time to travel other than Philippines and UAE, but this was our first well-planned out of country tour. So, why HK? Simply because it's on our way home to Philippines for a month of vacation! (Yeah! After four long years....)

To start off, our journey started after we landed Hong Kong International Airport. Very clean and big airport. So be very keen in reading signs on where you should go. After, passing through the immigration, of course, do not forget to take your luggage then find your way out. You will see signs on where you should go, if thru train or taxi/bus. We took the way out thru Airport Express MTR (train) since it is faster there and cheaper.

MTR is such a very helpful transportation in almost anywhere in Hong Kong. Do not be afraid to be lost since it is very easy to understand. I also suggest you to buy from the airport an octopus card

OK, now here are few pics inside our hotel, Metro Park Mongkok, which we booked thru What we mainly like about this hotel is that it is just a minute away from Prince Edward MTR Station and has many restaurants and convenient stores surrounding it. Though the room itself is quite small, it is neat and very good enough to stay. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. I requested for extra pillows and they instantly send it in our room.

The view outside our room isn't very appealing but it doesn't really matter. Only one major issue that I really dislike about our room is that I found a bedbug the day before we left. And that really made me a little frantic since I had a very traumatizing experience with bedbugs before.

The staff always make sure that we have enough supply of things inside our room, like water, coffee, tea and toiletries. Though I suggest you to buy your own toiletries outside, like, shampoo, soap and toothpaste.

OK, now here are pics on our 1st day of tour. Since we arrived late night on our first day, the next day is our official 1st day :)

It was a bit rainy when we arrived, so my husband decided to secure our Disneyland tour on our first day. We had our breakfast in our hotel room with some bread we bought from 7-Eleven the night before. We left at 7:30 am from the hotel and took an MTR ride going to Disneyland. Yes, we left a little too early for a 9 o'clock opening of Disneyland, but since it will be our first time to travel in Hong Kong, we still don't know what to do or how to go in our destination, so better be early :)


Selfie mode in MTR going to DISNEYLAND! :)

We arrived there at 8:30 am, a little too early for the opening but just enough time to have our pictorial in almost everywhere in the entrance of the park.

Still close at past 9 :(

So happy to have our tickets :)

Just got in at 9:35

Lovely poinsettia on our queue to have a pic with Mickey and Minnie :)

They are the only ones who almost manage to separate us! ;p

And of course with Pluto :)

After some pics, we first had our glimpse of the whole Disneyland thru its railroad in Main St. Station.
foodies :)

You should never miss the parade! It is brilliant!

My happy husband! :)

You will definitely got you LSS (last song syndrome) after this ride :) 

Look who we met will roaming around! Kuya Dick (Roderick Paulate).

Huge and lovely Christmas Tree

I just love this phrase :)

And if you're in Disneyland, never miss this spectacular fireworks! I'll tell you, it almost made me cry. It is indeed magical, worth your money, time and effort to see this event.



Yes, we were in Disneyland the whole day on our first day!

We started our day with cup noodles breakfast that we, again, bought from 7-Eleven. Then we go on our way to Madame Tussauds and Peak Tram at 9:00 am since Madame Tussauds will open at 10:00 am. We stop at Central Station using MTR and few minutes of walking, we reach the Peak Tram Station going to Madame Tussauds.

We finish our The Peak tour around 1:00 pm. After we had our lunch in Mc Donald's a few minutes of rest, we hop on the tram going back to the city.

We rode MTR going to Mongkok Station to check out Ladies Market. Quite a busy place, so always be careful with your belongings. Here are some photos :)

A must-try siomai + tasty siopao + delectable street food on a stick :)

We were about to go on Ngong Ping 360 but it was too foggy to see the scenery so we decided not to go there anymore. We were also about to go in Avenue of Stars that night but since it was raining and my husband was already sick, we just stayed in our hotel and explore some restaurants near our place. I know it was a pity that we didn't manage to maximize our time in exploring Hong Kong. Well, maybe next time, since we know the surroundings and the best month to go. Here are some photos.

I personally love those red slices of hotdog like thing :)

We actually ordered Pepsi :(

You might be wondering how much budget you should bring on your travel. Here are my list of expenses during our vacation. I did not include the air ticket since we didn't pay for it. Anyhow, you can always check the prices online. And of course, you can always use credit card in most of your transactions :)

Octopus Card (MTR card) - HKD 150 x 2 = HKD 300
Octopus Card Recharge - HKD 50 x 2 = HKD 100
Hotel (Metropark Hotel Mongkok) - HKD 3,200 (3 Nights - Dec12-15)
Disneyland - HKD 450 x 2 = HKD 900
Disneyland Souvenirs - HKD 1000 (It depends of course on what you will buy there)
Food + Drinks in Disneyland = HKD 500 (for 2 persons)
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong + Peak Tram Return - HKD 280 x 2 = HKD 560
Ladies Market Budget - HKD 1,000 (It depends of course on what you will buy there)
Food + Drinks - HKD 35 (per meal, including drinks) x 2 heads x 2 a day x 2 days = HKD 280
Food and other minor expenses = HKD 160
Total = HKD 8,000