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June 5, 2017

Summer 2017 // The Ranch, Hidden Beach, Park Place


Hey Guys!

So summer just officially ended here in the Philippines and rainy season is officially here. Though we cannot feel it yet, because of the scorching heat. Even if we already said bye to summer, our adventures and time we spent together remains in our memory. A happy memory.

When I was younger way back when I was still a student, I always look forward for summer vacation to take a break from studies, homework and projects. And it is a plus if we can get to do a road trip or go to the beach at least once before the new school year begins. Then, I guess those kind of things change as we get older #adulting. It is now a different story when you have a work. Days may just pass like a normal and boring day. You'll be lucky if you get the chance to enjoy your summer and hit the beach or a road trip or even out of the country trips. So yah! I'm one of the few percent of the people who gets less chance of enjoying summer.

However, this time it's different. Aside from starting my business that keeps me busy everyday. All thanks to my mama's older sister and her daughter who is now living in Luzon who decided to spend a week here in Cebu for vacation. Our normal day to day routine have change. They have been away for so long that my tita can't barely speak and understand Bisaya anymore. Their trip here in Cebu was very unexpected like they inform us a day before their flight. All of us was super excited when we found out since also it's my cousin's first time here in Cebu. Ahh.. Finally our travel plans over the long phone call is coming to life. Yay!

Definitely no dull moments and less anxiety attacks. I'm so happy that I'm now able to share our summer adventures here. I'll be dividing this into two part blog post and I hope you make it tell the end. So let's start...

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The first outdoor adventure we did was swimming. It was perfect time because it was during Easter Sunday where we usually go to the beach after we celebrate the holy week. Actually, it was only my cousins and their school friends who went to the ranch resort. I guess tita got bored being the only one at home also we are the only one left in the neighborhood because they also went to the beach. So she decided to follow them and invited me and our cousins Keisha, Sophia and Kent Rylle.

It's my second time in The Ranch Resort and still its one of my fave resort. You might want to read my previous entry about this place to know why. On our first visit, I was just at the 4 ft pool or at the corner of the 5 ft pool. Haha... The struggle of non swimmer. This time with the help of my dear cousins I was able to conquer my fears and go deeper in the water. They also give me a swimming lesson and hold me when I feel like drowning. At time like this I envy them at the young age they are really good swimmer.



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Ah!!! Finally the beach! I don't know why beaches feels much better than pools. So yah! When my tita and cousin went home to Cebu, one request of them is to go to the beach specifically "White Sand Beach" because they haven't been to any. Also, parang nasa Boracay feels (Pretends to be in Boracay) ahahaha...

Though because of the short period of time and budget we cross out the white sand beach from the list and instead we decided to go to an ordinary beach. Huhuhu no white sand beach for now. But then again we feel so lucky that my godmother who's living in Aloguinsan paid a visit at home when she found out about my tita's arrival. In the middle of their conversation she suddenly invited us to visit their place. Then later I remember bojo river, hermit coves, island hopping and white sand beach. So I told them and my cousins tried to convince them that if we have some extra time and money we can go to one of Aloginsan's white sand beach. And we got a big YES if we still have time! woho! White Sand beach is back in the list. Though, we are still unsure we just prepared and brought extra clothes.

We arrive around 11 in the morning and my godmother suggested that we can have lunch at the beach. Like hell ya! We all agree. So we went to Hidden Beach which is the nearest in their house. When we arrive we took the chance to take lots of photos without knowing around 2 in the afternoon is going to be low tide. So we miss the chance of swimming. But it was memorable because for the first time we got to go far and far from the shore. Picking some starfish and sea urchin. I was really amaze about marine life. Also I got to experience eating sea urchin for the first time.




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Lastly for this post is our last beach outing. This happened right after our Aloguinsan trip. Well, we did enjoy starfish and sea urchin picking but we also badly want to splash in the water. Which we are not able to do because of low tide. The water was far far away from the shore and high tide will be at the evening. So the ladies suggested to drop by at the ranch resort to bathe before we go home. Though, they didn't allowed us but instead we went to Park Place the next day. So we could also invite our other relatives. The more the merrier. Why not? right?

So we went to Park Place in Tajao early in the morning. We brought our own food and had barbecue some pork. After we almost finish cooking, I finally joined my cousins in swimming. What I like about Park Place is aside from the beach they also have 2 new pools for kids and adults. So in the morning I spent my time nursing/ looking after my little cousins. Which is really fun. They ride at my back while practicing my swimming skills and slowly teaching them how to swim too. Around the afternoon I ask my tita's to look after my little cousins. So I was able to join my other cousins at the pool. There we had chitchats and off course my most fave part eating in between. Haha




Definitely a summer to remember. Isn't it? How about you guys, how was your summer?

Part two of our summer adventures will be posted in no time. So please stay tuned and don't forget to subscribe to my mailing list to get the latest update. Thanks again for dropping by!

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April 28, 2017

Photo Diary // Blessed Sunday

Hey Guys! First of all welcome back to me. Yay!  🎉  It's been more or less six months since the last time I blog. Things had been not so good this past few months and it feels so good to be back in my feet slowly recovering from all the negativity. Let's skip the long reasons and drama why I haven't been able to update my blog. It's now summer here in the Philippines and I decided to start a small business, so far it's working and helps me keep busy everyday. I now get less depression and anxiety attacks. So thankful to Papa God for enlightening me during the Holy Week.

Anyways, I'm sure one thing that you have notice is a new url for my blog. From vanessasabroso.blogspot.com to van-sabroso.blogspot.com, a shorter and not so confusing url. Hopefully I could buy a new domain before the year ends. Which means I will be back in blogging regularly. And if you have notice I made a few changes from my old blog design. Thank God I still remember my web programming and designing class way back in highschool and college. Haha

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April 9, we went to the city to offer a thanksgiving prayers at the Basilica del Santo Niño. I didn't expect much about this trip that I didn't bother charging my phone and camera (plus I was having anxiety attack the whole trip). In mind I thought we are just going to church, visit my aunt's brother-in-law in Mandaue and then go home. Later to find out that it isn't. After we offer prayers we went to Robinsons Galleria to have lunch since it's my cousins and aunti's first time to visit the mall (which by the way my second time to visit). Yet they couldn't find a nice fast food /  restaurant so we went to SM Cebu instead to have our lunch and do a little stroll to kill some time. Around 3 or 4 in the afternoon we went to Mandaue. They had a nice chitchat while I take a nap still because of my attack. I was not in the mood the whole day. When suddenly they ask if we are really going. Wait, what? Go where? We're not going home yet? It's already late? Where are you going?

Then there we go, they decided to visit the newly opened cafe and attraction in Cordova Cebu the 10,000 Roses. The attraction is so popular that it so crowded when we visited. Honestly, I wasn't able to appreciate the whole thing because of the sea of people. A little info about the place, 10,000 Roses is of course made of 10,000 artificial Roses that blossoms during the day and transforms into magical bright blooms in the night. One thing you will also appreciate is the wonderful view of Metro Cebu during the night.


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November 26, 2016

WEDO Shop Philippines Cebu Branch - Blogger & VIP Sneak Peek

Last week I receive an invitation from my good friend Gary Montejo Cebu's cosplay event buzzer, to the Blogger & VIP Sneak Peek of a new lifestyle store in the city. Located in Talamban Time Square the Korean lifestyle brand Wedoshop with 7 existing stores in Manila is now here in Cebu to give us a wide variety of products. The first thing you will notice upon arriving the store is the inviting vibe of the eye candy and pastel colors that you will surely makes you curious to check them out. Plus if you are looking for affordable, brand new and korean items (makeup, accessories, household items and more!!! ), then this store is perfect for you. With prices ranging from as low as Php50 to as high as P500, it’s a good destination for holiday gift shopping or last-minute birthday surprises. Wedoshop opens their first store in Cebu and in VisMin region last November 17.



And if you get hungry after shopping don't forget to dine at  Munch Bistro located at the third floor of Talamban Time Square to satisfy your cravings..




Wedoshop is located at 2nd floor of The Talamban Times Square and is open from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM on weekdays & 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM on weekends.

Again Thank you so much Gary and Wedoshop for inviting!

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