Saturday, January 12, 2019

Law of Attraction - Proof and More Goals

"What you think, you create. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you become."

I am a firm believer of the Law of Attraction. Most times, I claim certain things and events and be grateful for sending them my way even before they actually arrive. I have proof that I do manifest my dreams, see this post of mine way back in January 2012 titled I am Owning it.

Take note of the details of each photo on that post - the target dates, color of the car and the house.

Goosebumps ahead.

I posted those photos in January 2012. We got our car in June 2012, 4 months earlier from my target date and the color of our car, medium gray!

As for the house, I inserted our family picture on the 2nd floor balcony of a random photo of a house. Target date: May 2020. Guess what? We got ourselves a pre-selling condo, initially scheduled for a May 2019 turnover. A year ahead of my target date. But, what's even better is, we were scheduled for an early turnover this month, January 2019! And our unit? It's on the 2nd floor with a balcony!


This is why I apply the Law of Attraction. In all aspects of my life, I am constantly grateful, claiming positive things will happen to me and my family. So this year, I am attracting and claiming that all these are happening! I own them, thank you very much!

It's always been in the back of my mind that one day, I will resign from my job. I will rid myself of the stress from traffic and commuting.  I will find a work opportunity that will allow me to work from home, take care of the kids, bring them to school, prepare a healthy baon for them and not just the easy-to-cook processed ones that Johan brings to school now. I am claiming that it will happen this year.

My husband is not a fan of traveling, we're both not into splurging a lot of money for something intangible but Disneyland is something I've been dreaming of going to since I was a kid. My boys grew up watching Disney shows and movies and in October 2020, we will all be going on our first out of the country trip and off we go to Hongkong Disneyland!

Ah, Japan. This is my ultimate travel destination. See you in April 2021!!


Believe you deserve it and the Universe will serve it!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Canyon Cove Trip 2018

The first time that we went to Canyon Cove was in 2014 when I was still pregnant with Jeron. Johan barely remembers that since he was just 3 years old then. Canyon Cove is the only Batangas resort that we've been to and we really liked the facilities and the huge rooms. So, I convinced my husband that we go back to Canyon Cove to celebrate both our birthdays.

I checked Metrodeal first to see if they have a deal for Canyon Cove. They do have but check-in days are only during Wednesdays. So, I searched online to look for voucher sellers and I stumbled upon Canyon Cove Vouchers on Facebook. I am very careful on buying anything online because of the many scammers that are lurking but upon checking this page's ratings and feedback from previous guests, I was convinced that they are legit. I messaged the page admin, inquired about their vouchers, sent payment and waited for them to send me the actual voucher. The voucher arrived 2 days after I sent my payment. The page admins were very courteous and they answered all my queries as soon as they can. On the day of our trip, they even sent me a message wishing us a safe trip and a great vacation. Talk about great customer service!

Initially, we planned on having lunch in Kainan sa Dalampsigan. I've heard great reviews about the ambiance and the food. But, when we got there, an event was being held so we had no choice but to dine somewhere else. Unfortunately, we did not find another restaurant as we were driving towards the resort so we decided to just eat at the resort's restaurant after we were checked in.

Our voucher states that check-in time is at 3 pm. We arrived at 2 pm and was immediately assigned a room. However, I noticed that those who brought Metrodeal vouchers were made to wait. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the voucher that I bought or they have a different process for Metrodeal purchased ones.

We were assigned a room at the Lower Level. It would have been okay since it was closer to the pool and the beach, but we had an issue with the window shutters which were not closing all the way through. We were not comfortable with the idea that people passing by will see us sleeping or lounging in our room. So, I asked the front desk for a different room to which they obliged and were very apologetic with our first room assignment. Two thumbs up for acknowledging your client's needs and acting on it.

We were transferred to a room on the 4th floor. It was very far from the beach and other amenities but with a view like this, I am not complaining!

When we were settled in our new room, we immediately went down to have our very late lunch. We ordered Garlic Rice, Bulalo Steak, Daing na Bangus, a glass of Iced Tea and one bottle of San Mig Light. Our bill amounted to around 1200 pesos.

While the husband is enjoying his bottle of beer, I took the kids to the playground. It was so humid that day but these kids didn't mind that at all. They had the playground to themselves and were just too happy to even take notice of the sun.

When they got tired, we went back to get hubby and we all walked up to our hotel room to change. The kids were so excited to get to the beach!

I brought beach toys and bubbles for the boys and they were having so much fun in the beach until it was starting to get dark already and we had to move to the pool. Johan was ecstatic as he loved to swim now while Jeron wanted to stay at beach. We don't have much photos at the pool as I went in to swim with my boys. 

When they got tired of swimming we dried up and went back to our room to bathe and change into dry clothes. We rested for a bit then went down again to have dinner. I remember the first time that we went there, there was only one barbecue kiosk that was selling, well, barbecues. Now, there are three more food kiosks - a buko juice stand, bibingka kiosk and another one selling an assortment of snacks. The boys didn't want rice so we ordered crispy chicken pops for them to share, I ordered some sort of misua and hubby ordered bibingkas.

We put the kids to sleep as soon as we went back to our room while the hubby and I stayed awake and watched a bit of TV. I finally dozed off around 12 midnight and was awake at 4 am. I didn't even have to wait for my alarm to go off. It was a good thing because I remembered that I wanted to do a time lapse video of the sunrise. That's one off my bucket list! 

When Johan woke up, I told him to change into his swim clothes and we went down to take photos. Hubby and Jeron followed soon enough so we can all spend more time taking photos, swimming and staying at the beach before we check out. 

It was a very wonderful trip with my boys. Husband and I were very anxious prior to this trip because our boys can get pretty rowdy and we didn't know if we'd survive this trip but we did and we all had fun! Canyon Cove is still our favorite resort in Batangas and we will definitely plan another trip soon!

For vouchers, I highly recommend Ise and Ida. They are selling vouchers for Canyon Cove in Nasugbu, Canyon Woods - The Peak Hotel in Tagaytay and Canyon de Boracay in Station 2 Boracay Island. Please tell them you heard about them from me. Here are their contact details:

Facebook Page: Canyon Cove Vouchers
Mobile: 0906 257 6479

Also, if it's not too much to ask, would you please like our photo on their page (link below) because we are joining their annual contest to win a free stay in any of the Canyon resort of our choice!

Like our photo here: Photo entry of Tabora Family

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Focus: My 2018 Word of the Year

I've read the book The Secret, applied the Law of Attraction, did vision boards and everything proved effective to me in that past. Before 2017 ended, there was a discussion within our group about everybody's theme or word for the year. 

I never really did this before so deciding on my word for 2018 was difficult. I wanted a lot of things to materialize in my life - love, happiness, financial stability, more time with family. Since, I have a lot to stuff that I needed to concentrate on, I decided that my word for 2018 would be Focus.

For my family
I want me and the husband to make more memories this year. It doesn't matter if we go somewhere near or on a road trip or a plane ride away - I just want me, the husband and the kids to try new experiences. I want my husband to explore more, to go outside of his comfort zone and try out new things with the kids and myself.

Johan's schoolwork is getting complicated as he moves up one level. I never realized First Grade is going to be a hard year for both of us - 3 Filipino subjects, difficult Math lessons, memorization requirement for each subject. Lots of school projects kept me up late at night preparing for his materials, making reviewers every quarter in preparation for his exams takes up a lot of my time, even my break times at work are spent doing Johan's reviewers and projects. I need to find more ways on how to teach him, make learning easier for him. 

Jeron's development is something I've been guilty of lately. Unlike when I gave birth to Johan where I stayed home until Johan turned two, where I've been there to feed him and teach him the basics; with Jeron, I am either busy at work or busy with Johan's schoolwork. Jeron was exposed to gadgets way earlier than he is supposed to and now we are seeing the negative effects of it. I need to make more time with Jeron, to talk to him more and to hone his motor skills.

For my career
I like the industry I am in but the needs of the kids are increasing by the day and they need me more and more at home. I need to pray and focus on what I really wanted, what direction I want to be headed. Working from home is one option that we have been discussing for a while now and maybe 2018 is the year that I have to finally give it a go.

For myself
I've been giving too much of myself - to the husband, to the kids. There are more than a few times that I feel drained. I've noticed that the longing to spend time alone is getting stronger, I even thought of going to the beach alone for my birthday. I should be taking care of myself more so I can give more. I promise to pursue my passions - learn to bake, calligraphy, paint - take more pictures, open myself up to new experiences, to save, make myself happy and most importantly, to not rely my happiness on other people. 

Here's to hoping we all achieve what we are aiming for this 2018!

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