IMG_0037IMG_0026IMG_0303IMG_022768125IMG_0033IMG_0361IMG_0335IMG_0408IMG_0178Alright, it’s been a while!  How have you all been doing?  We’ve been pretty hooked up lately with family affairs, travels and reunion.

Oh yeah!  It was not lavish yet so worth it.  It was not grand yet so fun.  Not a high-level gathering yet not so ordinary.

It was all that intimate and memorable!  The family truly had a wonderful time together and the Ratilla-Pactolin Reunion 2015 (already our 7th official get-together) was nothing but a great success!

The family, along with other close relatives and friends, got to enjoy the many good things these incredible places have to offer — Camiguin Island (the lanzones fruit capital of PH with its hot & cold spring resorts, waterfalls, long white sandbar called the White Island, the sunken cemetery, Hibok-hibok Volcano, and many more), as well as Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Tangub (the Christmas symbols capital of the Philippines), and Ozamiz Cities.

We’re so looking forward now to our family reunion 2016 which could take place any time this April. This time, it’s going to be really big as we celebrate mom and dad’s 70th birthday together, sisters’ birthdays and niece’s graduation…along with many other important events of each family member. Yahooo! :)

We’re definitely going to do it and travel together again as one happy close-knit family although with some additions already — with so much more to discover, things to do together and places to see! 😉

You wouldn’t really know how remarkably beautiful a place is unless you dare to explore it.  We’ve heard so many stories, too, about the many can’t-miss-to-see places in the country.

Well, let’s explore the Philippines and its countryside together. You can visit IdeasBeyondBorders’ facebook page for more info.

Belated Merry Christmas to you all and a blessed, wonderful New Year 2016, too!  Cheers to good life…with lots of love from my family to yours! 😉