Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Family time @ Costabella Tropical Hotel (Mactan Island, Cebu)

The following day after my mom's birthday, we checked out from the hotel and immediately headed to Costabella Tropical Hotel in Mactan, Cebu. 

We just availed the day tour package priced at Php 595 (net) / person which includes buffet lunch (on Sundays) and the use of their swimming facilities. Super sulit, right?

Look at the fabulous dishes they have:

fried squid with chilli

assorted sushi

bacon carbonara

lechon manok

grilled squid

grilled pork ribs

Noodles station

blueberry trifle


mango cake

happy for the overwhelming lunch escapade

Next Stop: swimming 

the Hotel

Mama taking a pose

For sun protection

pool area

the beach

It was really worth spending time with my family at Costabella. Super fun fun fun... Sa uulitin ♥


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mama's birthday @ Waterfront Hotel Cebu

I know. This is a long overdue post. My apologies...It's just that we moved to a new office location and there were so many things to do during the transition. You guys, listen up. It's official. I'm now an Ortigas girl. (^_^)

 Moving on, I had the grandest time in my life when I went home last June 3rd  for my mom's birthday. 
♥ The celebrant ♥

It was a worthwhile vacation because most of my time was spent with the people I love - my family. Definitely, a lot of catching up stories were being exchanged. We spent the night at Waterfront Hotel's Executive Suite room and it was pure heaven. 

the hotel

inside our room with my lil brother

Would you surf the net here at P160++ per hour?

Mama @ the dining area
the bed


us three

the suite has two restrooms.. pretty neat, huh?

Indeed, Waterfront Hotel's amenities is world-class and we definitely enjoyed our stay. 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Will spend the weekend in my Hometown ^_^

(photo taken from the Island Souvenirs Facebook page)

I can't wait to go home. In five hours time, I'l be boarding my flight to my beloved hometown, Cebu City. I terribly miss my family and since it's my mom's birthday tomorrow, I will be paying her a visit to surprise her. When I get back from my vacation, expect that I'll be filling this site with beautiful pictures from the queen city of the south. Gotta go now. Have to pack up my things..

P.S. I'm also excited to get my very own I ♥ Cebu shirt. Truly,  I'm proud to be a CEBUANA ♥


Mary (aka South)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My very first winning!

I have been joining online promos from different sites for awhile now but I never won anything... not until announced I was one of the winners for their Losers Movie promo. 

Indeed, being patient pays off. I'm now up to join more contests. Keep them coming, baby!lol♥

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Finally! My 7-11 GULP GCs...

Last April 19, I registered and received confirmartion for winning five 7-11 GULP GCs in the GULP your Candidate Promo. Delivery of said GCs will take 4-5 days. So, I waited. But it didn't arrive in the mail... until last Friday (May 21). It took one month for the GCs to arrive. I was happy still.. Who doesn't love to receive freebies? I went to the nearest 7-11 store and have them exchanged. Perfect drink this summer. It's better late than NEVER. lol ♥

I was already sipping the 5th cup while taking this pic. ^_^

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Em of My Fingers are Typing tagged me to answer these fun 50 questions. I was ecstatic to answer all of  them that I finished it in less than 30 minutes. Again, thanks Em. It was so sweet of you.

1. What time did you get up this morning?

6:40 and I was late for work. Bummer. I could faintly hear the alarm sound. Tsk.tsk.

2. How do you like your steak?

well done, of course ;p

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Honestly? I can’t remember na..

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Ellen, Showtime, Glee, Friday Night Lights, How I Met your Mother

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

United Kingdom, baby ♥

6. What did you have for breakfast?

Ham, skinless longganisa, lomi soup,  fried rice

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

Asian (Filipino, Chinese, Indian etc) and American

8. What foods do you dislike?

Okra and catfish (hito)

9. Favorite place to eat?

Bigby’s, Pho Hua Vietnamese Noodle House, Red Ribbon, Max’s, Superbowl of China

10. Favorite dressing?


11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?

I don’t drive either. 

12. What are your favorite clothes?

Shorts, leggings, comfy dresses, eye-catching top

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

I want to visit the Bahamas Islands and go home (Cebu) as often as I can. I’d love to go to CDO(white water rafting), Camiguin(the beach and the Sunken cemetery) and Camsur (Wakeboarding). I want to visit Singapore, Paris, Rome and explore UK.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?

Always half full… That’s the spirit :D

15. Where would you want to retire?

No exact destination in mind yet

16. Favorite time of day?

After shift. lol

17. Where were you born?

Cebu City, Philippines

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

Volleyball, I guess

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?


20. Person you expect to tag you back first?

Can I take a wild guess? Someone who’s online right now. :D

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?

Everyone , of course.

22. Birdwatcher?

Not really

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

Definitely, a morning person :D I can’t stay too long at night. I’d doze off before you know it.

24. Do you have any pets?


25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?

I got invited to Cosmo’s  Grand Eyeball party last night. T’was super fun and I finally met the Cosmo team and the other Cosmo sisses (yey).  Will definitely write about it.

26. What did you want to be when you were little?

I wanted to become a model or a surgeon. None of that came to reality. lol

27. What is your best childhood memory?

Hide and seek with my siblings and cousins, patintero, first crushes, wearing my aunt’s high-heeled shoes while modeling in front of the mirror, playing fake money with my sis – imitating the cashiers in supermarkets/malls (we had an improvised cash register for that purpose too)

28. Are you a cat or dog person?


29. Are you married?


30. Always wear your seat belt?


31. Been in a car accident?


32. Any pet peeves?

Oh yeah. People yelling at each other when they’re just a few meters away, men riding in jeepneys who can comfortably sit with their legs spreading apart even if someone on the other end of the row can barely take a seat, barbaric people 

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?

Bacon + shrimps

34. Favorite Flower?


35. Favorite ice cream?

Double dutch. I’m now craving for one. 

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

KFC, jollibee

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test?

Once. I’ll take another test when I’m brave enough to do it.

38. From whom did you get your last email?

From my boss – some other tasks to do

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

Does 168 mall accept credit card? lol

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?


41. Like your job?


42. Broccoli?

So - so... I prefer cauliflower though (even if they look just the same). lol

43. What was your favorite vacation?

My home-sweet-home vacation in Cebu (quality time spent with my family… Priceless :D)

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?

With my partner

45. What are you listening to right now?

My officemate’s lappie is playing some videos from youtube.

46. What is your favorite color?

Green,  purple, yellow

47. How many tattoos do you have?


48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?

IDK yet

49. What time did you finish this quiz?

9:25 am

50. Coffee drinker?


There you go. So now, I’m passing this to the lovely bloggers:



                        Expanding Territories

Please comment on this post with your link so I can check your answers out. TIA♥

Mary a.k.a South

Monday, May 17, 2010

Things to Ponder

photo from Sweet Nostalgia 

photo from Pounding Hearbeat 

photo from Equilibrium World 

photo from Mega Life Quotes   

photo from Beth's blog

photo from The Fox Rocks 

photo from Sweet Nostalgia 


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