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Singapore - 8 Days Adventure with the Kids

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Have you been to Singapore?

Singaporeas you all know is an island state country in Southeast Asia and is one of the most progressive countries in the region and one of the most expensive cities in the world. In August of 2008, I visited Singapore and it was my first ever out of the country trip and last May of 2016, me together with my older sister and my younger sister (with her kids) went back to Singapore to visit my younger sister's husband who used to work there.
Prior to our departure, the sister of my sister's husband had arranged for our accommodation at Holiday Flats in Pasir Ris for 3 days. When we reached there, we were not able to enter in as we arrived there after check in time which was around 7:00pm to 8:00pm. You can just imagine how tired we were then carrying our luggages especially my younger sister who carried with her a one-month-worth of luggage for her and for her kids. (Find cheaper hotels in Singapore here)
Luckily for us, we had our brother's-in-law…

Shopping Malls in Cebu

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Shopping Centers in Cebu


There are so many shopping centers in Cebu, Philippines. Depending on your location, please find below the list of shopping malls near you:
CEBU CITY - DOWNTOWN
138 Mall - Colon St, Cebu City Best Buy - Osmena Blvd, Cebu City Colonnade Mall - Colon St, Cebu City EMall (near South Bus Terminal) - P. del Rosario St, Cebu City Gaisano Capital South (near South Bus Terminal) -Colon St, Cebu City Gaisano Main - Colon St, Cebu City Happy Mart - Colon St, Cebu City Metro Gaisano - Colon St, Cebu City NUVO - Osmena Blvd cor Colon St, Cebu City Unitop - Osmena Blvd, Cebu City CEBU CITY - UPTOWN
Fooda Savers Mart - Mango Ave, Cebu City Mango Square - Mango Ave, Cebu City Robinsons Place - Fuente Osmena, Cebu City Robinsons Cybergate - Fuente Osmena, Cebu City near Chong Hua Hospital
CEBU CITY - NEAR CITY HALL La Nueva Supermart Prince Warehouse 
CEBU CITY - NORTH RECLAMATION AREA (near North Bus Terminal)
APM Mall  Robinsons Galleria  SM City Cebu  White Gold
CEBU CITY - OTHER LOCATIONS
Ayala Cent…

Danao City - Gateway to Camotes Islands

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Danao City, Cebu, Philippines

Danao City is one of the cities in Cebu Province located in the northern part next to the town of Compostela and before the municipality of Carmen. Danao City is synonymous to Durano City. The mayors there are all Duranos from one generation to another.

Danao City is well known for its gun & cement industries and "tinap-anan" (smoked fish). It is the gateway to Camotes Islands. If you want to relax before going to Camotes, this is the nearest city to book an accommodation.

There are some shopping centers in the city center but unlike Cebu City, malls in Danao City are smaller. Check out Gaisano Mall and Prince Warehouse or if you want, visit their public market instead.
THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO STAY IN DANAO CITY
1. Visit Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church - located in the city center, just a walking distance from the seaport of Danao.
2. Visit Danasan Eco Adventure Park - located in the mountainous barangay of Danao. This is a perfect place for…

Breaded Sardines Meatballs

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Have you tried Breaded Sardines Meatballs?

Yes, you read it right, have you tried Breaded Sardines Meatballs or did it ever cross your mind to make meatballs out of a canned sardines? As you can see, one of the most inexpensive ingredients that you can find in your kitchen are canned sardines, so might as well experiment and do something about it rather than eating it directly from the can.
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INGREDIENTS 1 can sardines 2 potatoes 1 small onion 1 spring onion 2 cloves garlic bread crumbs (100 grams will do) 2 eggs 2 to 3 tablespoons of flour a pinch of salt a pinch of black pepper a pinch of white pepper a pinch of chili powder (optional)
a drop of oyster sauce (optional)


PROCEDURE Boil the potatoes until they become soft then let them cool down for a few minutes. Cut the onion, garlic and spring onion into small piecesOpen the can of sardines and separate the sauceGo back to the potatoes, they should be cooler by now. Mash them and combine all the ingredients, the…

Sirao Peak

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Have you been to Sirao? 


Sirao is a far flung mountainous barangay in Cebu City and is famous for its flower farms but did you know that you can do other things aside from visiting the flower gardens?

RELAXING UNDER THE SHADES OF THE OLD TREES
Last November 1st, we traversed to Sirao after visiting our relatives' grave in Guba (a neighboring barangay). It is our second time to visit Sirao and this time, we did not go to the flower farms, our nephew brought us to a relaxing place just 1 to 2 minutes away from the popular tourist spot.



The site is such a nice getaway from the hussle and bussle of the city, to relax, unwind and enjoy the blow of fresh air. Some pre-nup pictorials are done there and with the view and the cool breeze, it's no wonder. 
We picnicked under the shades of the old trees. Our lunch included a viand called "uskan" (lol) or "head of goat" meat.

Roaming around the surroundings, 
I noticed traces of trashes signifying that there are quite a numb…