First Trip this year!

We celebrated Sam’s 1st birthday in McDonald’s. This cute little girl is my friend’s niece. She’s really cute and so pretty, right?

Isn't she lovely? :)

Isn’t she lovely? 🙂 (Photo credit: Moi)

Right after that, we just decided to go on a road trip to Tagaytay!

We went straight home after the celebration. I brought some clothes and jacket with me. Then, while we were on our way to Tagaytay, they’ve decided to stay there until tomorrow! Lots of surprises, huh?

We arrived in Tagaytay in the evening. It was reaaaaallyyy cold. January hasn’t been this cold! We were trying our best (wearing our shorts and skirts) to walk against the strong winds. The coldest temperature recorded in Manila was I think about 15-16 degree Celcius! I felt like I was in Korea again, that Autumn feels.

We had our dinner at RSM Lutong Bahay, a restaurant with an overlooking view of Taal Volcano.  Everywhere you look, the restaurant is nicely decorated.  The combination of the plants and the wood furniture of the lounge, sofa, dining table and chairs gives a natural ambiance. It is very s pacious and can accommodate around 150 people. It has second floor but we weren’t able to explore it.

photo credit: Moi

photo credit: Moi

RSM serves delicious and affordable Filipino cuisine. One order ranges about 200-400 pesos and can serve for 3-4 people.  We ordered just enough for the six of us and our bill reached at least 1k.  Plus, they gave us free Bulalo soup! Since we ate here for dinner, we can’t really see the taal volcano. So, if you want to appreciate the view, I suggest that you visit during lunch time.

We ate inside the bahay kubo.

After having our tummies full, we proceeded to our next stop -Ate Julie’s house. We stayed there for the night, had some drinks and continued with our non-stop stories.

Get to bond with our new friends while enjoying our drinks and the cold weather!

Get to bond with our new friends while enjoying our drinks and the cold weather!

Our day 2 / next adventure will be posted soon!

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God’s sweetest timing! :D

This month’s really full of blessings! 🙂 I’m deeply overwhelmed.

On the first day of August, we received our allowance that we weren’t supposed to have! It was truly a blessing. It wasn’t part of our scholarship contract at all. But truly God provides! So, I went on with the plan to have a new hair cut and perm it when August arrives. So here is my new look!! :))

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God keeps on blessing us every day. One after another, great news keep on coming. This is such a big blessing!! This is too much for me to handle alone here in Korea, so I’m sharing it with you guys. I’m expressing myself now through writing ;)) We, (UP street members in the Philippines and all over the world and all the Filipinos out there who showed their full support for the teams) were more nervous than the teams representing Philippines and our Savior, Jesus Christ.:) After hearing the news from Sir J (Jerome Dimalanta, founding member of UP Street), all were really emotional because God, again, fulfilled His great plans for all of us. Our hearts are overflowing with joy and tears of joy :)) Truly, His timing is the sweetest of all. Nothing would ever beat that.

CONGRATULATIONS!! ❤

BRONZE MEDALIST – UP STREETDANCE CLUB MEGACREW DIVISION

Photo by John Salangsang of Pacific Rim Photovideopress ©Pacific Rim Photo Press. All rights reserved.

GOLD MEDALIST – THE CREW PH ADULT DIVISION

photo by Sir J 🙂

Photo by ate Kel 🙂

All the teams did so well representing our country and God. I wasn’t physically there to support them, but my heart and my prayers are always with these people.:) UP Streetdance Club and The Crew (lovelovelove you), A-team, Legit Status, Fresh flow, Tha Project, LSDC Street and the Philippine All Stars! You may not know me personally but you guys are my inspirations! 🙂 Hihi, i’m a fan girl. I watch your videos on Youtube. I also want to improve my skills not only in dancing but also to grow spiritually.:) I remembered my first audition in UP Street. I didn’t quite expect to pass the auditions, but God has already made the plan even before I decided to audition. It was truly a blessing. And I say, I’m definitely truly blessed to be a part of this family. He has keep on blessing this family which has blessed other people as well. Thank You, God, for this kind of opportunity to represent You and inspire people through dance even I myself is inspired. 🙂 Truly an honor! 😀

GOD IS TRULY AMAZING! HIS GRACE IS IMMEASURABLE!

Sending all my love and support to the Philippine teams! You guys have worked so hard and poured out so much effort, passion and your heart in your every performance on stage. I’m so happy and super proud for all of you! :’) HUG <(^^<) To God be all the glory! 😀

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Adult Division:
GOLD: 7.39 points: THE CREW Phlippines
SILVER: 7.30 points: Neutral Zone Mexico
BRONZE:7.26 points AOV USA
Varsity Division:
GOLD 8.09 points: Sol T Shine Japan
SILVER 7.79 points: Sorority New Zealand
BRONZE 7.35 points: JB Star Varsity Japan
Junior Division:
GOLD: 7.44 points: Bubblegum New Zealand
SILVER: 7.39 points: Flip Canada
BRONZE: 7.24 points: Onizawa ikka Japan
MegaCrew Division:
GOLD: 7.91 points Royal Family New Zealand
SILVER: 7.62 points GRV USA
BRONZE: 7.43 points UP Street Dance Club Philippines

I want to add this promotional video of The Crew because I really enjoyed watching it.:) “Don’t drop that thun thun ah”

This is our facebook page:) http://www.facebook.com/upsdc

and The Crew’s http://www.facebook.com/TheCrew.1997

Great news are coming! :D

Today, I received a message from my friend, Injun 오빠! :)) He got accepted to work in Grand Hyatt Singapore! wow! 😀 축하해요 오빠! ^^ He was so happy that he treated us to cafe bene just in front of our dormitory. We went to eat gelato ice cream.:D mmm… 너무 맛있다! ^^

We had a very nice chat. I saw in his face how happy he was. It was the same feeling I got when I received the news that I got accepted to study in Jeonju University. I couldn’t believe it at first. I was having mixed emotions, I was happy, sad, excited and all. But I knew it was a blessing from God. 😀 =))

Then, YoungSang 아빠, Yong-ho 오빠, 어진 언니 came and joined our conversation.:P It was really a great news to celebrate! 😀 Then Professor Shim also came to cafe bene with a friend. He saw that we were not studying marketing. Haha! oops! 😛 After eating the gelato, we went back to the lobby and continued our chat because it was starting to rain already. Then, we went back to our room.:)

I also want to congratulate my groupmate and dearest friend Choongman. She also got accepted! 😀 =)))

I’am very happy for both of my friends will now work in Grand Hyatt Singapore. I’am a very proud friend.:D I will surely miss them but I know this kind of opportunity is best for them to grow into better hoteliers and better individuals. Everything is for the better.:D =)) ^^