Throwback Thursday: ✓ My First Zipline

Loboc Eco-Tourism Adventure Park in Loboc, Bohol

I’m so thrilled that I finally can say I have zip lined!  I believe (I could be wrong) this is the longest and highest zipline in Philippines.

It was definitely a scary experience!  Thrilling but a bit scary especially when you realize how high you’re going to be.  Once I was strapped in, the nerves started to increase and I thought it would get worse once I see everything below me.  Wrong! My excitement actually grew the minute we were off!  The only thing I was scared of was dropping my selfie-stick and phone that was attached to it :p

Definitely missing the summer weather now that it’s soon to be negative double digits here.


Winnipeg Gets Canada’s First Jollibee!

Eeeekk!! So exciting!! I’m a little bit jealous because I no longer live there, but at the same time a little happy because it would mean I won’t be tempted to have chicken joy every day for lunch and dinner.  I guess I should plan a trip back home sooner than later :p


THERE ARE PLANS TO COME TO ALBERTA THOUGH. … Half of me is wishing it won’t be in Edmonton, for the same above reason, lol. I just really like their chicken.  I remember getting chickenjoy after a night of drinking and loved it even more than I did sober, haha.

But yay, this is super exciting news for the Fil-Can community!  This will definitely bring a bit of home and/or our childhood closer to us which makes it so much more exciting for our fellow Filipinos who grew up in the Philippines.  For those who don’t know, Jollibee is the Filipino version of McDonald’s, only their menu includes rice and sweet spaghetti (a Filipino favorite).  I remember first having it a few years ago.  I’m not a huge fan of the spaghetti, but definitely a fan of their chicken.  It’s seasoned and breaded so deliciously – it’s mouth watering!

Article source:  The Filipino Journal

2nd Jollibee location in Winnipeg confirmed at Northgate Shopping Centre and set to open in 2017! (Link in bio) #JollibeeWinnipeg

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December, You Arrived Fast


I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year.  Christmas is around the corner and before I know it, I’ll be back to being a student!

Time to reflect back on the year and get myself mentally ready for the next.  Scary and thrilling all at the same time – should be one hell of an adventure for 2017.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all my American bloggers a Happy Thanksgiving!  May your souls and stomachs be full of life and delicious food!  Don’t forget your stretchy pants, ladies!


✓ Swimming With the Whale Sharks

Oslob, Cebu  | 

Extremely exciting. Then a little terrifying. Then, eventually, extremely exhilarating! One of the things Ray and I needed to do during our trip was to go swimming with the whale sharks.  The whole family had talked about it before we left and I just kept getting more excited!

So you won’t see me in the video until about 2:38.  Why? Because it took me quite a while to get out of the dingy boat; because I was contemplating my life choices at that point, questioning why the hell am I going into the ocean – where it was nothing but deep black abyss under me – with these gigantic mammals swimming as close as just a few feet from us. Why! …. then after much nagging from Ray, I finally just said ‘what the hell’ and jumped in.  I had my life jacket on but, within a few seconds of being under water, realized it was pointless to have it on.  I was already floating in the water without doing much with my arms and legs – not surprised because it was extremely salty (and so fishy, yuck).  Everytime I dove under, it was so hard for me to stay underwater for longer than 10 seconds because the water just kept pushing me back to the surface.   Most of the video is Ray and his cousins but you can see how short they stay underwater because of continuously being pushed back up.

BUT DO YOU SEE THE SIZE OF THESE THINGS!?!? I’m so happy to check it off my bucketlist!

This is a MUST when you’re in Cebu!



Holidays Mean Gold, White and Glitter

……….at least to me, it does :)  Started doing some DIY décor around the house and I am in love with these!  I saved a couple of large pasta sauce jars and painted with white acrylic paint from the dollar store.  I went to Michael’s and picked up some of the faux plants for a great price (buy one get one free).  I love the gold branches in the background!

I’m still thinking to do a bit more décor around the house – definitely going to put together another jar for this ledge.  I love the look of the glitter and gold against the white walls and white jar.