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Back in the oven
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I can’t tell you how nice it is to wake up in the middle of the night and realize I’m sleeping in my own bed and our soft sheets.
Where I was staying in Europe, it didn’t seem like fabric softener and thread counts were that important.
Now if only my dear husband would wake up with the same urge to eat bacon and eggs at 2:50 AM.
As I write this, I’m uploading one of the last batches of photos taken from the trip.
Ben is awake and has moved into my bedside playing with his iPod Touch.
I am contemplating going into the kitchen to take some fresh orange juice purchased at the Hong Kong airport earlier.

Two weeks in Europe with two frisky boys is no joke—even though you’re traveling with a yaya. It is exhausting, even if you’re traveling business class. But it is well worth it. One trip to Europe with your family is worth more than ten trips in Asia, where we are pampered like kings and queens, with the best room service, modern hotels and subways.
On the upside, I didn’t gain weight even though I ate a lot of junk—Coke with every meal and lots of fried chicken wings from Wok To Go, my favorite fastfood joint in Utrecht.

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I’m so happy the kids got to know their Dutch side and see where there father and Opa are from, where their dad went to school and grew up.
On our first few days in Utrecht, one of the boys said he wished we had settled in Utrecht instead of Manila because everything there and the people are so nice. Too late now, because we are settled in Manila with our home, business, friends and ties.
I wish Utrecht were just six hours away and I wish KLM still landed in NAIA.
One day I hope to have a place there with Jeroen with two or three bedrooms and fabulous bathrooms, instead of a log cabin in Tagaytay.
I have so much to tell you, so much to blog. It’s just that when I was over there, I didn’t really have time for myself or sit down in front of the computer. It was just busy, busy, busy. You can imagine what Yaya Bhing went through. She worked harder than me, doing laundry and cooking sinigang for the boys. And Jeroen who planned the whole trip definitely worked harder than me.
I was still the princess, but without the time to sit down and blog.
That said, I am now in Manila with so many stories to tell. I just wish the Internet connection would cooperate.
So I found out, even in parts of Europe, there is really bad Internet connection.
When I left Amsterdam it was 3 degrees, when we arrived in Manila, it was 35 degrees.
We just walked into the oven, and I’m happy to be back.

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Romantic_guy08

actually KLM still flies to MNL, but unlike before where they have direct flights to AMS, its now routed via TPE….

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Welcome back Ms. C. I can’t wait to see your pictures of Europe. Ganda talaga ng mga quality ng pics sa blog mo 🙂

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Alvin N.

This is such an interesting read. An article from Yahoo. “Woman’s Coca-Cola ‘habit’ cited in death.” – http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/woman-coca-cola-habit-cited-death-161323721.html

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Gel Aquino

Can’t wait for your kwentos Ms. C. =)
Stayed in The Hague for a few days for business and your post makes me miss NL and KLM again. 

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Wish that Manila could be as clean as Ultrecht.

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Welcome back, Ms. C!

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I envy you for bringing a yaya for a trip because there will still be home-cooked meals…in case you miss it. I can not live without Pinoy food =(

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Welcome back! 🙂 So much adventure for your birthday month!

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CVS Reply:

shhhh….. don’t tell 🙂

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literarybulimia

Welcome back! Funny how vacations turn into “business trips”! 🙂 I’ve been waiting for your blog posts. 🙂

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Mabuhey! Welcome back, Ms. C! Love the photos, most especially surprised at how cheap the flowers there are so cheap. 🙂 Plus, all those chairs, they look very spartan but still very ruggedly stylish, lalo na yung benches. 

Now it’s time to crank up the aircon. 😀 

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Welcome back! I could use a little time in the oven myself.

“One trip to Europe with your family is worth more than ten trips in Asia, where we are pampered like kings and queens, with the best room service, modern hotels and subways.”  

Agree. Now it’s time for a vacation from your vacation!

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lol you’re so funny!

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Rjay Datingaling

welcome back.. i mreading all your articles here 🙂

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Mrsgooding from NZ

Welcome back!

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You made me crave for fried chicken and coke 😉

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Welcome back Ms C! Can’t wait to see what adventures you had there!

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