Kayne’s Journey to 30!

Kayne’s Journey to 30!

Did I tell you I am blessed?
  • ·      5:30 am – Alarm!!!
  • ·     6:30 am – Mass – – but I missed it so I just stayed and pray up to 8-8:30 am
  • ·     9:00 – 9:30 am – Breakfast 
  • ·      9:30 – 10:00 am – Opened the mall and waited for the cinema’s first show
  • ·      10:30 – 12:00 noon – Bucket List Movie – Danny Collins… So now I know how it feels to watch a movie alone… and totally alone, owning the whole cinema all by myself!
  • ·     12:38 pm – Go back home and do the first fry of my bagnet.
  • ·      2:12 pm – Off to my pamper day 
  • ·      2:30 pm – Saloon session started
  • ·     6:30 pm – Done with the Saloon and back at home, and prepare the rest of our dinner.
  • ·      7:30 pm – Onward, dinner, chatting with Kokobear, checking your birthday greetings…
*In between these schedules I also had a chat at home with Mamo & Dado!!! 
On Facebook: On Leave for my birthday. smile emoticon 
Today’s #BibleAlive2015 is being THANKFUL! And as I pray I can’t help but praise & glorify God for all his blessings! 
 ☻ They call it “the mandatory birthday selfie of the day! ☺ 
۩۩ – The very first thing – visited the church, prayed and expressed all my gratitude to my creator… I recalled – being in St. Joseph for the first time (on my birthday in 2009) – I was alone and now things have changed… He blessed me so much more than I deserved! Of course I did my rosary to Mary too!
۩۩ – Another stop over to my devotion to the Lady of Lourdes…
Since Jobee is too far! I go to my McDo Big Breakfast!
Fulfilling one on my bucket-list!
Saloon day! Time to pamper thyself… Fix my nails & have my hair done!
Greetings & selfie for the birthday! ha ha ha
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Extended Burthday surprise from #HHLOVE
#HHLOVE  you rock!!! Na Surprised ako! 😅
Priceless moment like this makes me feel so high!!! Thank u for the love, special messages, gifts and most of all for the inspiration you have given me! 😍
May the Lord bless us all! Mwahhh xoxo ❤
#JMKaynesExtendedBday #SisMeannsBabyShower #HHLOVEGetTogether #CFFLSFL #SFLAbuDhabi #SFLBestLifeEver #ThankYouLord #ThanksGodForHouseHolds #CommunityLife
I decided for a non-fancy resto dinner and cooked my version of bagnet! In fairness it was swiped out! Adding Kokobear’s fried rice and sauce + my fave original glazed dunot from Krispy kreme!!! Oppppsss with pancit for long life!!! #LiveLoveFood
I don’t know if it is personalised for those who has gmail account that this Google logo comes out during the owners birthday… but on my day – this is Google’s header logo of the day! Hehehe
Thanks GOOGLE for the cakes!!! #AssumingKo 🙂


 ☀ ☁ 115 + + and counting (plus call, txts and sms)… You guys made my day!!! ☼ ☁ 

THANK YOU for the over flowing greetings of love posted here in facebook, pm, calls and text.

I can’t answer you all one by one but rest assured that your greetings have reached me. For all the well wishers: from the simple HBD to the inspirational quotes and personal (close from the heart) messages – super duper thank you! You all have made this birthday awesome! 

I thank the Lord our God for everything! May we all continue to praise Him throughout our journey!

I love you all!


Bora 2.0

Bora 2.0

BORA 2.0

After our big last year, once again we visited the beautiful island of Boracay and because it is summer once again, especially here in Abu Dhabi… I browsed my photo album and decided to share with you some of our pics almost same time last year…
We were from Roxas, so we took an hour maximum 2 by van to reach Caticlan.

Going there…
Tickets: So you need to prep 200 Php to cross that beautiful island.

In more or less 5-10 minutes, you will arrive to the other end of the port where you can ride a taxi, a tricycle or a van (if your hotel provides) to the station that you have booked your stay
For BORA 2.0 we are now eligible to use our “vacation investment” through ASTORIA Boracay! During our first visit in Bora (2012) we were convinced to invest into one of the high end hotel chains of the country – ASTORIA CLUB PLAZA that guarantees our free 7 days a year for a life time. So this time our official honeymoon is in station 1, right in front of the beautiful beach!
Astoria Boracay: Our official residence for 3 days & 2 nights.

Stairways to our room…

Welcome drinks!!!

The Bedroom

The hotel offers daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Though we are already a club member, that gives us 20-30% off, we chose to try other dishes from the variety of restaurants around the island too. This makes Bora a budget friendly place.
The hotel has a swimming pool area for those who don’t want the sea water.
Right after the façade of the hotel is already the beach where you could see the crowd swooning to this lovely island and some stalls that offers variety of island activities.
When the night hits, you can go around the island and see different bands playing in each hotel or restaurants, you can also see the talented Filipinos showing of their painting prowess in front of you to create t-shirt memorabilia.

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On our day 2 – Koko and I decided to do some activities, we started with island hopping! For only 5000 Php – this includes an exclusive banca with the tour guide Adrian and 2-3 boys that helped us in our cruise.
We went to the rocky island where we conquered our fear of height and did the cliff jumping!
We also did a little feeding for some fishes in a certain part of the island.
A jump shot at PUKA Beach where we had our lunch!
Next, we did Helmet diving! It’s amazing to actually be surrounded by the colorful fishes on the sea and feel your feet on the seabed!  (photo to follow)

Over-all a fun-filled Bora 2.0 visit!!!

Mangrove Kayaking


Here are some photos of our Pre-Wedding anniversary activity on 15 May 2015.
Read on and find the details after the pictures.
     Kayak in rows – ready for the adventure
Registrations starts here. Since its a group activity, you will be with other people that may also be a first timer like us! 🙂
Getting ready as we put the Lifejacket on!
On board
Location : E10:48 Road (near Eastern Mangrove hotel)
Company Name : NOUKHADA Adventures Company 
Contact number : 050-7218928
Registration is 150 AED per person (single or double kayak)
Booking starts at 7:00 am onwards.
For every group, 2 crews are assisting the team for safety and assitance 🙂
Taxi will cost around 25 AED one way. Bus is also available.
The whole journey will be around 2 hours… few minutes break in the middle of the journey where you could actually take a dip on the beach!
And the rest are up to you to experience! For more questions, feel free to ask. 🙂
JM Kayne

J + D : A Travel Themed Wedding ♡

J + D : A Travel Themed Wedding ♡

Hope J+D: A Travel Themed Wedding

Hi there!
On this entry, I would like to share some photos of our Wedding theme “TRAVEL & Photos” because I have found lots & lots of ideas & inspiration from blogs, facebook, instagram and google in general that were very helpful during our prep of the big day. So this is my way of paying back all those who shared their own stuffs & has made our search easier.

To be honest, though Kokobear-Darrelle didn’t propose yet – we have started our small steps to tying the knot. Just like… 2 years (approximately) before 2014 – we have started saving little by little. Then, one (1) year before 2014, we closed some deals: wedding outfit packages, photo & video, venue, church etc. At first I thought it’s only the color motif that has to be considered and then somehow we would like to go more into details and eventually decided a theme so we could picture out how we wanted our Wedding would look like. Indeed, choosing a theme helps us decide for items like cake, invites, table decors, etc.

So it became official! 2014 Feb – He proposed!!! 🙂

Why? Why travel? We chose “TRAVEL” simply because we both work abroad and we both dream of visiting more countries. Of course, travelling will always be connected with memories which are represented by photos! So this is J + D – A Travel & Photo themed Wedding!

Note: Travel Theme Weddings as per my research would include the following; Places, photos, transportation, baggage, passport, tickets and anything else thats connected to travelling.

To start off, I always think about a unique invitation, we could not decide & finalize it… I have seen lot & don’t want to copy others. But with the help of our theme, we end up with a passport & flight ticket! Yeah right! There are a lot of the net and I don’t want to use the normal travel passport design! So, taking advantage of an Architect on my side, we brainstormed & finalize this cover!


Note: Of course the thumb mark is not solely from our brains, hehehe – we’ve seen something like that in goggle & we revise it a bit!

*PASSPORT PHOTO (Page 2 & 3)

* *PASSPORT PHOTO (Page 4 & 5)

*PASSPORT PHOTO (Page 6 & 7)



                                                                     Welcome Board

I saw the same design in an invitation and since we have already picked our official invitation – I therefore thought of using it for something else… it took me some serious thought where to put it on because I really love how it looks. It is very meaningful to both of us because maybe, maybe if we didn’t leave Philippines (Cebu & Roxas) our paths will not cross! Ehe! Cheesy lang! – Thank you Abu Dhabi!


*BACKDROP (DROPPERS) – made it myself by collecting our photos through the year and make it like a curtain alternate with paper airplanes.

Credits from SMDP (Our Photobooth Provider) 

*PHOTO-BOOTH PAPERS– made use of Kokobear’s gift and ask him to personalize and do our own background and thats how it looks like!


This is essential in every event, to know who came and who celebrated with us. Although our packages covers their own guest book, I wanted to create something different, so I browed the web once again & found a blog of a Filipina whose theme was also about travelling! (Can’t recall the exact name, but big big thanks to you!!! – She has given me another idea of our entrance too… will share it in a while). So I asked the Kokobear to design 2 (for variation purposes) and we go these!

Thanks to my good friend Phil who helped us get it ready!


Personalised passport + envelops and our own stamps!
Handmade paper airplanes with personalised messages that I manually wrote!
Paper airplanes on each table used to welcome us as we enter the reception.
Table of places and their famous land mark at front of our reception venue.
A bit far from the travel theme, but we chose this figurine as one of our giveaways.
The given sample was NY and i forgot to ask to change to AD… But it still looks stunning!
Radisson Blu – Cebu – Our official hotel on the big day!
One of 1080p’s package is this beautiful coffee table book of our prenup for the guests to sign up!
A vintage car with Fort San Pedro as our back ground!

There are still so much to share… but hope these items would be helpful if you plan to have a travel themed wedding!God Bless!#TheKokobears #JDWedding2015

Blog post by : JM Kayne

Abu Dhabi – To the Park We Go! (Mushrif Central Park)

Abu Dhabi – To the Park We Go!

(Mushrif Central Park)











Abu Dhabi has the variety of parks to offer wherein families get together every weekends. Parks and beaches are often full-packed with kids, families and friends that chill around. Of course food will never be absent and it also have the activity areas…
Koko and I has explored almost all of the parks for the past 6 years and a half. But this year, Abu Dhabi opened the new park called MUSHRIF CENTRAL PARK. So last Friday, we visited and explored the park. It is a good place to chill, sit down, see and feel the green grasses, walk around and sweat out! We were not able to take photos of all the wonderful sites because I intentionally want you to see them yourself! For the one-hour and half in the park I would say I enjoyed the place! So what are you waiting for? Visit now!
Here are the details…
Mushrif Central Park – 17th Street, Mushrif Area, Karama
Getting there
Taxi is the easiest way – (will cost around 15 AED) – – – you can just tell the driver the park name “Mushrif PARK” emphasise “park” as others may hear it as MALL – since there is also Mushrif Mall.
Or a bus will do! Bus No. 44 and Bus No. 32
 5 AED per person (for one day pass only)
Ripe Food & Craft Market
Every Saturday from March 21st
 Let’s Go Yoga
Weekly classes for adults, teens and younger children. For more information or to sign-up, email letsgoyoga@yahoo.com
Elite Sports Academy
Weekly children’s football and adult fitness classes. For more information or to register, visit Elite Sports’ website
Sunday & Tuesday
Children’s football – 5:30pm-6:30pm
Adult Fitness – 6:30pm-7:30pm
Children’s football – 4:00pm-5:00pm & 5:00pm-6:00pm
Adult Fitness – 4:00pm-4:50pm & 5:00pm-5:50pm
Note: Some items are not allowed on site especially food, bottled water is ok. For the complete list – you can get it on their website.
For more info – visit http://www.mushrifcentralpark.ae/
Photography: JM & Elle Chavez (The Kokobears)