Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ice skating in the Philippines

This Sunday we tried our luck Ice skating. Rueben enjoyed it so much that he did not want to leave. The kids are always asking when it is going to snow here, guess they really miss those (very occasional) snowy winters in Belgium!


Ice skating 1

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Happy Birthday Tatay!

Tatay celebrated his birthday today in our house. We had a great dinner with lot’s of Tatay’s most favorite Filipino dishes (most of which he had cooked himself.

Treb was there as well, it was also his Birthday.

Happy Birthday Treb and Tatay!


Sunday, August 01, 2010

Family portrait

Yesterday we were shopping in the Filinvest shopping Mall, and decided that it was time to take a family portrait again. It was some time since we took one.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Visiting Pagsanjan Falls

This Sunday we visited Pagsanjan falls, about 2 hours drive south of Makati. Nanay and Tatay agreed to join us. For them it had been over 30 years since they had visited the place.

The falls themselves are a 30 meter high waterfall an hours boat trip up the river from the town of Pagsanjan. Two very skilled boatmen take you in a bangka up the river. It involves a lot of hard labour from their part, as the at several points have to literally push you up the rapids. For that reason there are only two people allowed per bangka.

Along the way there is a lot of beautiful scenery to take in, and you very quickly have the idea that you are in a completely different world. We saw lots of smaller waterfalls, wild monkeys, and peddled through deep ravines, with cliffs on both sides going up over 100 meters.

The place was also used to shoot scenes from the 1979 movie Apocalypse Now.

Below a short movie clip from our decent down the river. Unfortunately we couldn´t film the most spectacular bit where we went on a raft under the big waterfall, as our camera would surely not had survived that.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Vacation for Rueben (& Papa)

Rueben just had a 10 day holiday. Today was the second day he was back to school. Papa came over from Vienna for the holiday. We were supposed to go out for some beach, but due to not all roads being cleared up we decided to just stay at home.