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Showing posts from March, 2012

Pisa Dive: A Company Outing

Working in a company has many perks and one of them, which also happen to be my favorite, is the company outing. I have so much respect for management of companies who make sure that their staff gets to unwind, relax and bond with each other at least once a year. Usually, for free. And here in Riyadh, or Saudi Arabia in general, I don't think it is included in the list of company perks. Sigh.

A Fusion of Something Special and Organic

It was our 11th wedding anniversary last February 17. We decided to celebrate the day before because our anniversary fell on a Friday where shops, restaurants and most establishments open at 4pm. We cannot stay out late on Fridays. I have to get up before 6 am the following day to prepare our breakfast and the kids' and hubby's packed lunches. Saturday is like Monday in the Philippines, the start of school and work week.

Why I like Sofitel

I do not know the start of summer here in Saudi Arabia. But I can already feel it as we have to use the AC again in our room. I already miss the months of March, April and May back home. Philippine summer is not complete without going to the beach, swimming and vacations. I also miss going to water theme parks or pools to either swim or just watch the kids enjoy the water. And thinking of these lead me to remember that afternoon when my sister-in-law and her husband invited us at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel. This is their hotel of choice not only because of its five star rating on its accommodations and services but also because it is near my in-law's house. We went there on a weekday and we expected less guests at the pool. We were wrong. Gabby and Sunday were the only guests who used the pool when we arrived!

A Hot Spring Resort on a Hot Summer Day

Whenever summer comes, I always get anxious about giving my kids activities that will pass their time and enrich their experiences. It could be going somewhere they haven't been to, attending crafts classes or just bonding with their friends or relatives. It must be the stage mom in me, but I want to fill my kids' childhood years with a chestful of good experiences.