Taken inside Sonya's Garden. There are several pots in the area that carries floating flowers. I love the combination of yellow and pink in these sunflower and gumamela :)
See lovely entries of WW here:
|When these fishes saw me stand at the edge of the pond, they immediately went towards me. Expecting food maybe?|
|biggest Koi fish I've seen so far, around 15 to 18 inches long. I think this is a Kawarimono variety|
|kois' mouths wide open but i wasn't sure if it's okay to feed them so I said sorry I can't give them anything. They went away from me after that...|
|The main entrance. You will be greeted by the family's gallery of photos, painting and antiques as you enter|
|very enchanting jeweled painting|
|a close up of the jeweled painting|
|at the foyer area which serves as a gallery of Escalante memorabilia|
|inside the dining area are these heavy looking white chandeliers.|
|Interior of the breakfast area. Lunch is served at the second floor|
|hot choco petit P70.|
|french toast P295.00, bacon P90.00. Really good and very filling. Served with syrup if you want it sweet.|
|burger for P385 with extra egg P30 and cheese P30. This is really unforgettable, so tasty and keeps a touch of Filipino taste.|
|they keep the place clean and tidy :0|
|interior that leads to the rest rooms which are designed al fresco.|
|Our Lady of Manaog as exterior display while the Risen Christ adorns the fish spa. Is this really|
|Keni Po rooms, clean, with hot and cold shower, a mini ref and blow dryer.|
|Special Bulalo (beef marrow stew), around P330.00|
|bed and breakfast area|
|That's Bill right there smiling for the billboard :)|
|The restaurant's interior filled with British flag. I love the red theme, very warm and cozy|
|the Villas, price for an overnight stay starts at P2800.00|
Have a healthy Christmas!
|from the candles, cord to the flower baskets, all were done by yours truly, with love :)|
|With my family before we headed off to Kasalikasan. My mom made my wedding gown and the entourage's gowns, from the petticoat to the bead works. My wedding was her last wedding project because she's (semi)retired now from sewing.|
|At Linden Suites lobby|
|my husband was wet during the whole ceremony. Good thing he's wearing a Barong so it's not obvious|
Our friends and relatives helped each other so that all will be safely relocated in the Navy gym which became the chapel’s makeshift prayer area. Good thing it was the holiday season then so the gym was kinda dressed up. The wedding got delayed for almost 2 hours because of the relocation. I was in my red bridal car that long a time. All the while I checked through my cellphone where my husband-to-be is, checked if so and so were safe and dry and if my makeup was still intact. Those were practically my thoughts at that time. Good thing I brought in great suppliers – John Ong and Imagine Nation team were the most professional and kept on doing what they do best despite the heavy rain. Uh huh, the rain got really heavy and didn’t stop until the whole reception finished. My caterers were alert and on their toes too, adjusted to the change in venue and everything. My makeup artist didn’t leave my side, made sure I was pretty all the time. We remained good friends until now. The best thing I guess was that I chose the best guy to marry. He made sure the wedding will push through, heavy rain or shine.
|Mr. and Mrs. Garcia|
During my husband’s speech, I remember him saying ‘this is the most perfect disaster ever happened to us’ while I said ‘God wants to tell me, here are your friends who will stick with you through thick or thin.’ I thank those who came and helped and celebrated with us during that non-stop rainy night.
After that mishap of a wedding (yeah, not until a few weeks after the wedding did I tink it was a mishap), our blessings just kept coming in – the kids, the house, the financial blessings, the car. I’m not saying you need a disastrous wedding to get a good life after. Maybe it was all because I learned the right way of surrendering everything to God and to trust in Him all your needs, worries and troubles. I felt an unexplainable kind of lightness in my heart, mind and spirit the day of December 10, 2005.