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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Season's Greetings from Kolca Family




Hello, everyone! Hoping you all have the best of the holiday season. Have a very merry Christmas and advance happy New Year, too!!






Monday, December 12, 2016

A Quick Visit to Kuala Lumpur

I know I already have fallen in love with Tokyo and in my mind, there is a small chance for any other country in Asia to surpass that. But maybe I have to give others a chance by not judging them even before sitting my foot on them. So here you go, I booked a ticket to Malaysia and off we went to for Kuala Lumpur during my elder daughter's school break in October. We took the kids to the Batu Cave, KLCC Bird Park, Aquaria, Jalan Alor, Petronas Tower, and that's all.






Family photo with a peacock. Suna was scared of the bird.




This way to more peacocks and peahens.




It was so humid that day. We had to change outfits.




This was the cutest part of the KLCC Bird Park.




Looking for dinner at Jalan Alor.




At the Aquaria the next day.




Then walked to the biggest children's playground in Kuala Lumpur after.




The kids didn't want to leave. Haha.




Saying 'hi' to the twins.


On our 3rd day we didn't do anything much cos there was traffic everywhere due to the celebration of Hindu's Festival of Light or Diwali. We just spent most of our time at Berjaya Time Square, a mall nearby Park Royal Hotel, the hotel where we stayed in. The good thing about Berjaya Time Square is their indoor amusement park. Of course, it was nothing compared with Universal Studios in Singapore. Nevertheless, the kids had fun with the rides and were tired enough to sleep soundly on our flight back to Manila that night.

Honestly, traveling with family is the best though can be a little hard at the same time. We wanted to stay more or go around more yet there are factors to always consider first. Like what's stated in the title, it was just a quick visit. Anyway, we make memories and interesting discoveries while traveling whether it's a short or a long one. Hopefully, our next flight is to a continent that we've never been to, ever. Hint: we had our visa interview approved last Friday and now we're waiting for our passports to come in the mail.





PS. You can more photos from this trip in my Instagram. Follow me @mrskolca.






Thursday, December 08, 2016

A Different Kind Of Basket





As holidays approach, you might question what to get family members, friends and those you work with. Unique corporate gift baskets are an idea if you aren't sure what to get for an employer. You could make a basket with coffee and muffins or one with wine glasses and a bottle of wine, but these are so traditional. Think outside of the box, giving something that says that you appreciate the work that is put forth by the employer so that you have a place of employment.

If your employer is a man, then consider a male-themed basket. An idea for the basket itself is a paint can that is painted black on the outside with the words "Man Can" in white letters. Add items to the can that any man would enjoy, such as a few tools, a coffee mug or shave gel. You could also add a few things that have to do with sports, like a ball or even tickets to a game.






Give someone a sweet basket with candy that is a bit nostalgic. Find a lunchbox or tin with an older kind of candy on the outside. Fill the box with candies that have been around for many years, such as a candy necklace, a Clark Bar and other vintage finds. This is a gift for one who enjoys looking back and reminiscing about good times. Another option for the one who enjoys food is a beer and snacks basket. You need to make sure the person drinks before adding the beer. You could get a variety of small bottles to display in the front of the basket with snacks behind the bottles that include crackers, meat sticks and peanuts.

For the person who spends a lot of time taking care of a car, then a car care basket would be the ideal gift. Put the items for the basket in a bucket that can be used to hold water to wash the car. You could include a sponge, car wax, shop towels and other items that are used to keep the inside and outside of the car clean.