5 Year Old Belle Teaches Love + Manners | Beauty and the Beast

Probably the best video we have ever made.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching this.  Bug felt like a real princess in a fairy tale story and enjoyed every moment of it; pony rides, lunch with the beast (her dad) and especially the ending, which was dressing up like a beautiful princess in a big fluffy ball gown dancing the waltz like most fairy tale princesses.

I just hope that one day when Bug grows up, she’ll watch this video and realise just how precious, wonderful and beautiful she is.

Thanks for reading guys !

Cardboard Box Disney Princess Train 2017 with Moana, Frozen Fever, etc.

For someone who just loves cardboard box projects, building a train is at the second of my to-do list.  This “little” pull-along train took weeks to plan and prepare but it was worth it because it looks super cool and very fun to ride on and play.  The whole train is made of cardboard boxes and styrofoam except for the base of the main train which has a thin piece of wood to carry Bug.

I included the newest magical Princess Moana and made the base of her train with styrofoam so that it can sail in the sea.  Check it out guys!

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Joker vs Catwoman vs Elsa

We had a long weekend last week because it was a holiday on Monday so Bug and I, together with some friends did some crazy fun stuff at home and in the park.  Hubby did all the shooting thanks to him (but it’s also because he’s too fat to be joker or batman… shhhh )  Check our video out ! It’s so crazy, a couple of guys at the park literally fell off their bike just watching us during the production of this video.  HAHAHA !!!

 

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Bohol Island Trip / Vacation 2016 (Part 2)

PART 1 : LINK

Everyday at 9:00 am we leave Henann Resort to go to different places in Bohol. Since most of us were “young” and active we preferred places where we can get some physical activity as opposed to just sightseeing.

So if you’re like us, here are my recommended places worth visiting

  1. Hinagdanan Cave — 30 minutes ride
  2. Mag Aso Falls — 1 hour ride
  3. Alona Beach Snorkeling — 20 minutes by boat
  4. SUP Tours – Stand-up paddleboarding  by Loboc River surrounded by mountains and palm trees. — 1 hour ride

Note: In my experience its better to plan the trip on your own then just schedule your ride with the Henann Resort people than ask them for recommended places.  Because they usually recommend the places that are only great for sightseeing like the Chocolate Hills or the Tarsier Conservation Area.  If you’re physically active like us you will get bored.

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Our ride going to different places in Bohol.

Snorkeling at Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Too bad we don’t have  a good waterproof camera.  If you’ve read the part 1, you’ll know my sister’s phone died during the trip.  The view of the corals and fishes underwater was breathtaking.  We even saw mommy turtle swimming with her baby!

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Bringing a net was my idea and so worth it.  Even the kids enjoyed trying to catch the fishes.

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We caught Nemo !

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We set him free again. So don’t worry…

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Shells and blue starfishes

 

Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol

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Swimming in the deep dark cave.  Wonderful Experience!

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Bug was scared to be in that cave.

 

Bohol Bee Farm Restaurant

We ate lunch here right after Hinagdanan Cave which is only a few minutes away.  Great place to eat, swim and sunbathe.  Everything here is organic.

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View from the Restaurant

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Salad anyone?

Forgot to take photos of our foods and I think you know why.

Bug’s New Pirate Ship Sand Toy

 

Thanx for reading! Happy Summer!

Beach Mermaids Alona Beach, Bohol Philippines (Part 1 )

Happy Summer Guys! Its 40°C right here, what better time to go to the beach right? I’m not even sure if I’m being sarcastic.  I hate sunburn!

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Henann Resort behind us.  Alona white sand beach in front.  How convenient!

My in-laws and twin sister planned the whole trip and I’m so grateful for it because it turned out to be the best beach experience I’ve had.  We stayed at Henann Resort which  sits at Panglao, Bohol and along the pristine shores of Alona Beach ! One of the best 5-star Resort in Bohol (with great Wi-Fi connection! ) and one of the best fine-white-sand beaches in the Philippines!

Our whole 4 days trip wasn’t just spent swimming in Alona beach, we also went snorkeling, swam at Hinagdanan Cave and swam and climbed the Mag Aso falls.  We were wet 12 hours a day with #saltyhair and #sandyfeet !  And I’ve accomplished two of my life goals– be a beach mermaid and swim in a waterfall.  Check out the video.

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Breakfast and dinner buffet at Henann Resort –  The food was fantastic especially their tempura, roasted duck and BBQs.  Kids 4 years and below eat free of charge! Woopee!

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Sunken bars! Too bad they don’t serve just juice.  Bug really wanted “juice”

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Hinagdanan Cave – The water looks creepy but I swear it’s not haunted.   Bug got too scared to swim, she cried and screamed the whole time “MOMMY GET UP!”

Right above is the only decent photo I have in the Hinagdanan Cave because we used my sister’s iphone6 with waterproof case to take photo the whole time.  And you know what sucks? it’s NOT WATERPROOF!  So I’m saying this out loud DO NOT BUY APPLE’S LIFEPROOF WATERPROOF CASE BECAUSE ITS FAKE. And it cost Php5000 / US$108.

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sister-in-law, Bug, and father-in-law at Mag Aso Falls

We were all shocked that Bug wanted to climb the waterfall because it’s so slippery and quite dangerous– well we carried her more than she climbed but at least she tried.  What’s more shocking is my father-in-law who’s probably the only senior citizen ever climbed the Mag Aso falls!  His secrets are 1. Fish diet and 2. Play basketball regularly.

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Sand Art in Alona beach – by Henann Resort Sand Artist

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My sisters comatose iphone6.  I’ll bring it for repair today.  Don’t DIE!

I don’t have any photos of the snorkeling trip because of the same reason I have in the cave.  But we did get lots of shells and starfish!– till my next post.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Celestine’s Baking Party! Little Chef Party

I planned this party two months ahead since I really wanted to DIY everything (decorations, activities and food).  Here are some things you can do to have a simple little chef party for your little one.

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To set the mood for the entire event we need decorations.  This was really easy to pull off because all you really need were lots of colorful papers, a few balloons on the ceiling and the cupcakes on the wall was a fun weekend project for Celeste.

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Nothing will make some plain cupcakes look elegant and delicious than a cake stand.  Each kid will get to decorate their very own cupcakes on a cake stand.  How wonderful is that!

The materials used for the stands are round styrofoams ( 6 inch diameter and 2 inch high), yellow and green art paper or cartolina and 8 inch gold cake board.

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DIY play doh recipe

DIY Play Doughs / Play Doh — I used 9 Cups of flour since I was expecting around 9 to 10 kids.  1 Cup of of flour per color which yield around 8 ounces of play dough.  Made these 3 weeks ahead. Don’t forget to provide cookie cutters and rolling pins!

DIY APRON

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I bought the felt mustaches at the bookstore / scrapbook area.

DIY Paper Chef Hat — So easy you can do this in less than 10 minutes!  Don’t forget the felt mustaches!

DIY Butter cupcakes — Here’s my little secret, I used the recipe of Martha stewart many times without fail.  I divided the batter into three equal parts then added a bit of food coloring, spoon them in the muffin cups then bake it for about 20minutes.  Presto! Pretty colorful cupcakes!

DIY Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes — Here’s my go to chocolate cupcake recipe. I made a total of 48 cupcakes.  4 cupcakes per child plus extra for those kid at heart 🙂

DIY Yummy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kids are crazy for frosting so you need lots of it and of course candies, cookies and sprinkles to decorate.

buttercream frosting recipe 1 Cup Salted Butter
4 Cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
about 4 Tablespoon of milk
Food coloring (optional)

Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on low to incorporate sugar with the butter. Increase the speed to medium and add vanilla extract.  Add in water to make it smooth.  Add in the remaining sugar. Mix on high speed until light and smooth. Add in food coloring.

The best part is of course the blowing of the CAKE!

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My little chef with her pet tigers!

Don’t forget to check out the video for more ideas!  For questions, comments and suggestions please write it down below