Friday, 28 August 2009

Trip to Philippines

Aug 27th our day to go back to Dubai and hid straight to Philippines, Woke up early morning had breakfast prepared by Johan's Mother "Oma" as we hid to the train station Oma & Opa took us to the station to pay their farewell to Johan it was very nice and a bit sad that we stayed too short but all are happy. As we arrived to the airport Benthe & Mirthe flew together wt Johan, too excited kids up and down during the flight running to stay with Johan it seems that flight became a circus of kids playing,crying tries to entertained their self. As thought came to my mind observation that leads me the truth (Observation that turns into a gossip I witnessed how people are too pretentious to accept reality as well as cultural awareness) Anyway we had an up beat flight totally amazing (P.S. a memorable experienced Sigh!) We landed safely.
As we landed Johan gave goodbye's to the kids informing them that his going straight to Philippines with me and gonna visit Gabriel as well as my family. A smooth goodbye gave us a peaceful thought, as we arrived in Philippines my sister Ate Rachel & Gabriel picked us up in the airport a warm hug ease all my worries missing my son for too long. As Johan hug Gabriel then again the best bud start to talked. Johan met my sister seems that they have known each other that long both are comfortable with a nice chat about plans during stay in Philippines.
Our first flight is to go to my home town where I grew up. Of course everyone are expecting us for my mother had prepared a small gathering with relatives cousins and friends. As my mother and father met Johan again they were happy to see him especially in Philippines. While we gather with a warm welcome and chat about our long flight from Holland to Dubai and Dubai to Philippines then again one and half hour plane to my home town Catbalogan Samar and almost 3 hours road drive. Following day we started with the party introducing Johan to the rest of the family an overwhelming hello! so the most awaited part is the party with Asian cuisine we have pasta, beef meat and our famous (Lechon De Leche) that makes him feel Odd but then again my Johan is so flexible and so ready to try different food well luckily he never had a bad stomach after the party.

Our Photos in Catbalogan Samar

Friday, 14 August 2009

Vacation To Holland

After the countdown for our vacation, the day had finally come (Vacation Time) after 11 months of hard work we've been looking forward for this day to come. Our Vacation to Holland Johan and I were so excited to see the kids as well as his family Opa,Oma and the two dashing lavishing sisters of his Mady & Nathalie.

6 hours flight with no sleep just wondering how it will be when we arrive, As we arrived we have a nice warm welcome from the sisters as well as Mady's gorgeous husband who's very accommodating. During our road trip we had a nice chat it feels like I've been talking to them even before, as i have known them by Johan's undying stories how they grew up It's nice to hear how he remembers all the fun he had with her sisters.

As we parted ways after picking up Nathalie's car we drove straight to his parents house where Benthe and Mirthe's waiting for our arrival. While driving Johan pointed all the place where he grew up and had live with, driving fast we arrived just on time were the kids are outside Benthe riding her bicycle along with Opa and Mirthe. Of course when the kids saw Johan they were running like marathon towards Papa with big warm hugs and exciting stories with this and that as Mirthe says. A big hug to his father and finally my time of introduction an innermost welcome from the parents " I thank both Opa & Oma for the warm welcome to their lovely house and good food" My last words are it was very superb experienced to met such hospitable family of Johan.

As our part of itinerary we sailed for almost 10 days in Johan's sporty Motorboat. Huh! imagines for almost 2 weeks in the boat it was thoroughly great experienced I liked the part where we always stopped port by port to explore the south part of Holland. With the kids in the boat, well there was small difficulty of feeding them but still we had manage to have nice foods for them, great breakfast every morning, a coffee in the terrace, a small walk to the village and lots of photos as an evidence to our great vacation it may be short vacation but it feels like we've been together for the whole month plus the lovely weather it seems that natures get along to our day to day journey. there was a time that rains but still we manage to move along to the another port "Johan and I had miss rains for a quite long time, In Dubai not that so much rains we have" Great rainfalls after a lovely Sunshine's rise. See below our great photos during our journey have fun!

View Our Photos with Fun in Holland

Friday, 7 August 2009

Barbecue Party at Johan's Pad

Johan had invited us and my flatmates to have a barbecue party plus night swimming in his pad along with Martin a colleague. As we plan ahead of time all of us decided to bring own food dish to taste and explore Asian food. Luckily Martin is very fund of having the Crispy Pata that was especially made by me (thanks Martin),Johan prepared his marinated special barbecue and the rest of the mates prepared pasta.

As we enjoy the rest of the afternoon eating and chatting along with the funny pictures we did not even remember which time it is till we decided to jump to the pool to refresh ourselves. It's funny that we did not even notice the hot temperature during the party. Well as all are enthusiastic to the beat of the sounds dancing and singing exchanging jokes and tried the "BUKMA" the famous liqour that Johan presented to make us even feel more hot. (well normally in Holland they drink that during winter) Lol!