Monday, June 15, 2015

A little bonding, some fun at a private pool

June 12 is the Philippines' Independence Day. It was a holiday so everyone grabbed the opportunity to unwind. I've seen a lot of post from my friends who took advantage of the long weekend because luckily it was a Friday.
We belong to those who chose to relax and chill out last weekend. My husband's office decided to push thru their team bonding at a private pool somewhere at the foot of Mt. Makiling in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna.

I can't help but make my husband slow down so I could take a photo of the road, because I just love this tree with orange flowers, though I don't know what it is called. It's like our local version of Sakura. This was already inside the subdivision, where the private pool were.
 This was the view outside the house where we were parked. I immediately took a photo.

In there, they've got two swimming pools, one for the children and the other for the children at heart. The one at the center is a jacuzzi.

This was the view from the second floor, it has a large terrace with eight rooms. It was rented for a 24-hour period at a reasonable price. I've lost count of how many we were but we're quite a lot. We shared our room with one of his co-worker's family. It was not such a grand place or a grand vacation, but like all staycations I think it all healed our tired souls. We got to bond, especially my husband and his colleagues. They have a kitchen downstairs that was big enough to cook different meals. Someone even brought "lechon" (roasted pork) so I was so full during the stay. The house was also equipped with a billiard table and a videoke, so some played and the others sang.
 Sorry, no lippies for me here, just want to take a photo of my Gap shirt, it's Angeles!;
 I assure these couple's Crocs flipflops will travel places  and everytime they'll have a selfie. Not a pretty feet, I know. lol.
Selfie! Selfie!
 Just as we arrived there. I was with a group of engineers serving a public office.

Btw, the huge house we stayed at was divided into two. The other side was the residence of the owner and the other part was the one we've rented. Almost all houses in the subdivision were like this. Well, not such a bad idea for an additional source of income, could be a big investment at first, but a lifetime passive income in return.

All staycations are fun! God bless everyone!


  1. Such a beautiful area and that pool is fantastic. A very cute and lovely selfie too, dear :) Glad you had fun! xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

    1. I did. Thank you. Selfie addict here. xoxo

  2. Hello Lei! I found your blog via a comment you made on Nancy's blog. Your photos are gorgeous, and you look beautiful! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada, and God bless you. :)

    1. Hi Linda! Glad you found my blog. Thank you. God bless.

  3. Beautiful photos! It looks like such a lovely place to stay! :) xx

    1. Yap, we got to relax a bit. Thank you!

  4. Lei ..may I know your age because even though you married you look so young and don't even have a hint of stress...glad you still do what you want to do..