Sunday, April 16, 2017

Staycation: Meranti Hotel Quezon City (March 2017)

It's our Tariel's first birthday, but we decided to celebrate it in a simple way. We have a small family lunch at house and then we booked a hotel just here in Manila, and that's is Meranti Hotel located in Quezon City.

Good thing that this hotel is easy to find,we booked via, for 3 days and 2 nights. Well, based on what i have read on other review Meranti hotel gives a complimentary Gulaman drink upon waiting for checking in, I saw a group of koreans were given this drink and the sad reality is we didn't received that drink even upon reaching our room. Though their staff are accommodating and smiling all the time.

(Hotel lobby)

We booked a standard room, the room is very spacious and enough for the three of us, Tariel can walk and crawl around the room. But our room is facing a big white wall, I do hope that they offer their room with a view. Another good thing about their room is they have a SMART TV so you can browse the net if you want.


Breakfast is served near the hotel lobby, there's a few range of food to choose from, but I think you can check their menu for other choices. (anyway we received a complimentary pancake for Tariel :) lucky kiddo!)


(a wide mirror for OOTD)


What I don't like on their bathroom is your reflection can be seen at the opposite side where there's a wide mirror (see my post above), the glass frost didn't help a lot to cover up.

(Hotel Facade)


The Pool is located at the roof top, they called it 'Penthouse'. A small size dipping pool and you can't enjoy it once it become crowded. Good thing that we were the first one to use the pool and we are able to take a photo like this.

Overall we had a good stay in Meranti Hotel, my husband want to go back here :)


82 Scout Castor, Quezon City, 1100

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 celebrates their fourth year anniversary, the leading local hotel booking website in the Philippines, is turning four!

And in celebration of four exciting years in the business, encourages you to explore and see the beauty of the Philippines in the coming months with ongoing exciting promos: Win a free trip to Japan for two in the Konnichi-wow: Free Trip to Japan and avail of highly affordable deals on hotels and resorts with Super Summer Sale.

In addition to the anniversary, is also celebrating a lot of huge milestones. In just four years, grew exponentially in the e-commerce industry. Its number of bookings increased up to 200% ever since they started offering affordable hotel reservations in March 2013. Today, over 3,200 local hotels and resorts are listed on their website, providing more opportunities for Filipino wanderers to travel around the country and support local tourism. dares to brave that extra mile and achieve even more by further establishing their brand as the only online travel agency (OTA) that promotes local tourism and highlighting the unique perks and services they offer to Filipino travelers, including attractive discounts, convenient payment options, exclusive reward points, and the mobile application. will also be releasing TravelBook magazine, the company’s official free publication that aims to inspire Filipinos to visit local destinations, meet new people, and immerse themselves in the country’s rich culture.

All these and more will officially be announced to the media on’s upcoming Summer Anniversary Blowout press launch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to get Philippine Passport for Babies

Yesterday, my husband and I walked in DFA Robinsons Novaliches. It was a newly open DFA Satellite office.Good thing it was a 30 minute away from our home.

We arrived at DFA Novaliches at exactly 11:50 AM but the malls open at 10:00 AM, we were asked if we have appointment and we just said that we are just walk-in the guard direct us inside and a receptionist ushered us on the priority lane he asked if how many of us to get a passport and I said me and my son, I will change my surname kasi (Changing of surname and married status is good as Renew application).
One adult may ride the infant priority pass so if you are pregnant or just giving birth recently this is the best time since you don't have to set an appointment.

Here's are the documents that you needed (For Baby's):

  • PSA Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Personal appearance of Baby
  • Accomplished form to be given by the staff or you may download it HERE
  • A photocopied of  both parents passport (For legitimate child)
  • Marriage Certificate of Minor parents (PSA Authenticated)

The processed is smooth after filling up the form we go directly to Window 8 for verification of documents and then to Cashier we pay PHP 1,200. After that we just wait our number in the screen for encoding. Tariel that time is a bit fussy, so make sure to bring a toy to distract your baby.

For those who will change their surname and married status:

  • PSA Copy of Marriage Certificate
  • Accomplished form to be given by the staff
  • Your recent passport
  • Photocopy of your recent passport

That's all if you have some question you may call the DFA hotline for clarification.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Staycation: Novotel Araneta

Last November 2016 B and I celebrated our first wedding Anniversary at Novotel Araneta. We decided to have a staycation in Quezon City since we have to back at work after the weekend.

I booked Novotel via so far check in the hotel is no fuss. But, what I notice is they don't offer us to bring our bag into the room, though it's not a big deal since the bag are all hand carry. Another reason why we choose to stay here is the restaurant and the mall are just near.

(View from our room)


                             (Snack bar)

An overnight stay is not bad, they even surprised us a little token since it's our first wedding anniversary, I never thought they would really read the note I put on my confirmation letter. I really have a good sleep in their bed. Breakfast buffet is overwhelming because of many food to choose from. We will definitely back here!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

How to Make a No-Bake Fudgee Barr Cake

So, I got this recipe in Facebook, this is so easy! First you have to ready the ingredients

Ingredients: (I don't have the measure but this one is good for 10 serving)

2 Pack of Alaska Crema (All purpose cream) (Actually you can use one pack)
2 pack of Cream-O ( you can use Oreo if you want)
1 can of F&N Condensed milk
1 Pack of Fudgee Bar (Dark Chocolate)

Total cost: PHP 224

 Mix Condensed milk and Alaska crema all purpose cream.

Place the fudgee barr in the container (Tips: To make a double layer, Chill the fudgee barr for 1 hour then sliced it to the middle)

Pour the Mix condensed milk and alaska crema, then crashed the cream-o then put it on the top.
Then repeat the steps.

Chilled for four hours.

And voila! serve it! :)


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