The Summer of 2016

The cursor on this blog post keeps blinking. It has been a long time since I wrote something and it takes awhile to compose my thoughts. Blame it on the hiatus or Monday blues. I am slowly easing my way into doing the projects I plan to do. My accomplishments for the past week included reduced laundry, cleaned closet and new sheets.  I also started reading a book. Yay! One step at a time and I’ll get in to the groove of things.

I spent a chunk of my summer time with my aunt and uncle who came to visit us. The last time my aunt visited us was 13 years ago; my uncle, 18 years. I think they need to increase the frequency of their visit.

To mark their arrival, we posed for a photo on the mural I made in one of my aunts’ wall.


I made this one as my Facebook cover photo.


We also went on a trip. We went to Camiguin, Bukidnon and El Savador (Misamis Oriental).



divine mercy

We spent time with family.

butuan city

We went to Singapore.


We had fiesta.

Sometimes we went out. Sometimes we just stayed at home.

Then, summer came to a close. My aunt and uncle already left. We are back to Facetime, chat and Facebook interactions.

Whenever I reflect on the summer I had, I smile because I had a wonderful time. The experience affirms my love for travel. And to be able to do that, I need to work harder, live healthier and make every moment count. So here I am. I am determined to do the things I wanted to happen, in God’s grace and perfect time.

Oh, I got me a new niece last summer. Life is good. God is great. All the time.


How was your summer? I hope you had a good one.

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  1. Your summer is so busy, I missed Camiguin. It is a unique place where you can experience hot spring, cold spring, waterfalls, and beach. 🙂

  2. What a great summer vacation. We had a few travel adventure also this summer but mostly we stayed home. I still have a lot of unfinished projects that I was hoping to get done this summer. Hay…

    When I saw your wonderful mural, I’m thinking of making the same as another project reserved for later.

  3. Ang init ng summer, hehe. Last week lang kami nakapagbeach. Matthew was so happy but he’s afraid too, hanggang pangpang lang. Hehe. Anyway, ang galing mo talaga sis. You know what, Matthew is into painting too. Baka may site ka na alam para maenhance skills nya. Thanks in advance.

  4. Elizabeth O. says:

    Looks like you’ve been really busy with life, and that’s always awesome and priceless. Loved seeing the pictures from all of your trips! And I’d like to welcome that cutie pie to the world!

  5. You had a productive summer 🙂 I love the places that you visited for summer and congrats to your new niece she looks adorable

  6. WOW! You had a busy Summer. Ang ganda ng Mural! I wish ganyan din ako ka-creative.

  7. Awww! I was in love with all the photos above, I thought that was it, may napaka cute pa palang baby sa pinakababa! ♥

  8. Very positive’s happening to you and for sure, you’ve enjoy the moment. You mural is great and really colorful. Good luck to your next move.

  9. What a productive summer you have had! That mural looks very good. I would also make that my cover pic on FB if I can paint that well. Travelling of course is part of summer. I hope I also get to visit El Salvador in Mindoro.

  10. The wall mural looks incredible. Glad you went on a fabulous trip. And your niece looks so adorable. Welcome back to blogging world.

  11. Wee! El Salvador looks nice. I’m sooo jealous I wish I could travel, too. Congratulations for having a new addition to your family. She looks so cute! 🙂 <3

  12. Wow! That’s a load of destinations! Beautiful! Your mural painting is gorgeous as well!

  13. You’ve been through a lot in a limited span of time. Summer was quick and I thought I spent most of my time doing work. I want to also go to Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. 🙂

  14. It was a really travel-centric summer and it’s nice you saw your relative again. Congrats also on your new niece.

  15. Summer for me is the best part of the year. I’m glad you have a great summer too!

  16. Nice compilation of activities! You had quite happening summer.

  17. You have visited a lot of places last summer and I envy you for that. I was drooled over work because of election time and oh I really need time to unwind up to this day. And oh, I must say that the mural you made was so cool to the eyes.

  18. You’re not alone. A lot of us had been on a long hiatus but glad that you were able to make your summer a pretty memorable one. At least, despite not being able to update your blog once in a while you still manage to enjoy your life and have it shared here anytime you want. So that’s pretty okay after all.

  19. Girl are you based in cebu? Im going nextweek kasi. Lets meet?

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