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Over the Weekend

Pearl Farm Resort Samal

Hi everyone!

How was your weekend?

Mine was uneventful. A little tiring but I’m still thankful it was uneventful.

You see, it was my maternal cousin’s birthday last Friday and they celebrated it at a quite popular resort here in Davao (Pearl Farm). We were all invited to come but my dad could barely get out of bed due to heavy medications and I had to work (no holiday for remote workers hehe).

I pray I can go to the beach, too…

My mum was going to turn down the invitation but my dad insisted we go. I told him I’d stay behind (and, by extension, Yuri) with him to be his nurse. And the rest was history. I was working on a holiday with a restless preschooler, and for the entire weekend, ran the household and tried not to get confused with what medicines my father needed to take at a specific time.

I couldn’t stand blood but sometimes I wish I took up nursing! Haha just kidding.

I also ended up filling up every possible container at home with water because there was an advisory of water interruption for 3 days. I guess I had an adrenaline rush (read: panic) because I easily filled up around 15 large Tupprrwares and Rubbermaids, 3 empty gallons of water, and a huge Orocan drum.

Guess what. We never lost our water.Β Oh well!

Anyway, we tried to have some fun at home by creating (and eating) the last of Yuri’s Minion mamon(s).

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Meanwhile, my mum and sister enjoyed the weekend in Pearl Farm:

Pearl Farm Resort Samal

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Looking at all of their photos from the trip, I decided to research and look for another beach resort to stay overnight in. Villa Amparo? Secdea? Now I know that aΒ hotΒ “rainy” season must be good for at least one thing!


Did you notice my new theme? I couldn’t resist and bought it from a designer on Etsy. I’ll write about it, along with my host provider, soon!

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  • Reply juvy ann petilla July 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Bad you were not able to go Pearl Farm, that would have been fum. Atleast your weekend was fruitful though.

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Oo nga, bawi nalang next time πŸ˜€

  • Reply edel July 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Get well soon to your dad. Lucky that you have the Minions Mamon. We’ve been looking for that for ages already πŸ™

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      I’ve been looking for them all over the major malls here – surprisingly, I found a lot of Minion mamons in a small neigbourhood grocery!

  • Reply Nicole P. July 20, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    hope your dad gets better soon.. my husband’s down sick too, and I see that even if you say it’s an uneventful weekend, medyo napagod ka rin cause of the panics and adrenaline rush hahaha! :)loving the new theme by the way

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Diba? At least I got some exercise haha. Thank you!

  • Reply Reylen Castro July 20, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Oh how i missed Davao.I was there when I was in 3rd yr college. With the drs, kids wid special needs and other Psychology Majors.I love Davao. We went to Victoria Plaza and Eagle farm..Hope to be back there soon. Get well to your dad.. Hang on.

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Davao has changed a lot! I hope you can go back with your family πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rose Angelie July 20, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Awwww, daughter and mommy duties at the same time.

    Our long weekend was pretty okay, except from the Mr. STRANGER incident (story on the blog). I was glad I finished everything that was due last Sunday. (Oh except laundry and room cleaning. Haha)

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Ooooh couldn’t wait to read that story!

  • Reply Rowena Wendy Lei July 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Nicely done Minion! Ours had a little too much frosting lol. The Pearl Farm looks beautiful.

    • Reply Maan July 20, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      We got it right the second time around! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Pam / Hey, Miss Adventures! July 20, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    We need to go back to Davao soon!

    • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Join the get-together ha! πŸ˜›

  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy July 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Aww…too bad you missed going to Pearl Farm. Hope your dad feels better soon. Our weekend was filled with bumps and bruises. I’m sporting a black eye right now (huhu) because one of my monkeys was jumping on the bed and his head fell on top of my face. The other monkey has a cut on his lip also from jumping on the bed.ouch!

    • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Naku, you just lived through a nursery rhyme. I hope you and your kids are fine now! Virtual hug!

  • Reply sarah tirona July 21, 2015 at 7:25 am

    so nice of you to stay behind w your dad!

    • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac July 21, 2015 at 7:47 am

    My father is currently 90% blind because of an overdose of a supplement recommended by a doctor. I’ve been wanting to take care of them na but we still have not settled how we can make it work.

    • Reply May De Jesus-Palacpac July 21, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Oh, I’m sorry, it just crossed my mind reading your blog because you were taking care of your dad and all.

      • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:27 pm

        No worries, I understand. It would be so nice if you can finally find a suitable arrangement!

  • Reply Eens Gonzales July 21, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Hope your dad’s gets better soon. Pearl Farm! <3 I haven't been to Davao, one day… πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you! I hope you can come and visit. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ayi July 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I love Pearl Farm πŸ™‚ I think I met the daughter of the resort’s owner way back in high school :)) Anyway, I hope your dad is doing well. I love your site too πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maan July 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      Cool, you met a Floirendo! Thanks, Ayi. πŸ™‚

  • Reply lorly July 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Pearl farm looks super excellent! Hope I can visit sometime too!

    • Reply Maan July 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

      That would be nice!

  • Reply Michelle Martinezι‚±η’§ηŽ‰ (@xoxoMrsMartinez) July 22, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I have not been to Pearl Farm. The beach looks so inviting!


    • Reply Maan July 23, 2015 at 10:58 am

      It is! Service is good, too!

  • Reply Joy July 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Awesome weekend! Hahahaha! Akala ko naman natuloy ka sa Davao! But still, awesome weekend pa rin. Cheers to minion mamon and get well soon to your dad! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Maan July 23, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Hi Joy, I live in Davao πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nadia July 26, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Kailan ba ako makakabalik sa Davao? A family getaway in Davao’s Pearl Farm will definitely be in my list once we have saved enough for our trips. Sana malapit na yun. πŸ™‚ Bisitahin ka namin, hehe.

    • Reply Maan July 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Oo nga! Davao’s changed a lot. Mahal sa Pearl Farm but I guess worth it πŸ˜€

  • Reply Nilyn Matugas July 27, 2015 at 8:39 am

    My weekend is always busy but i’m thankful we were able to get more rest yesterday afternoon!

  • Reply Rhoda Fajardo August 28, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Pearl Farm Beach Resort, where you can have a beach getaway without the crowd of beachgoers. I’d love to go there too because #LaBoracay is super saturated already. =)

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