Monthly Archives: November 2012

My Baguio Travel Checklist

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“all my bags are packed + am ready to go…”

I wish I can claim that but I still have a few things to do before we travel north-bound for Baguio tomorrow night. We decided that it is most ideal to travel at night, instead of doing it early Friday morning, since it will be more convenient for the little man to stay awake until midnight, instead of waking up in the wee  hours of the morning, so that leaves me with just too little time to iron out kinks on our itinerary {or whatever we have now that vaguely resembles one} + a few items here + there to fix around the house before we go + pack onto my reliable backpack. I am also a teensy-weensy bit wary, too, since this is the first time that we are going on a long journey with the little man + do not know how we’d fare.

Anyway I’ve created a checklist of things to pack so that I am sure I will not leave out anything that is essential. Here are the items on my list:

  • feeding bottles
  • the little man’s toiletries {which are the last to be packed since we’ll be using some items before we leave}
  • pants, shorts + shirts for mum + the little man {good for three days}
  • hankies + face towels, cloth diapers that functions as bibs for the little man {i cannot survive without them}
  • jackets
  • camera + mobile phones {along with the chargers}
  • pocket money + pertinent documents {along with a bunch of postcards I am mailing from the Baguio Post Office}
  • snacks + refreshements for our long trip
  • wipes + hand sanitizer, which are permanent fixtures in my bag, anyway
  • toys to entertain the little man while traveling on the road. I am thinking of bringing some of his cars or this best jig saw puzzle, perhaps
I plan to buy most of the little man essentials in Baguio, including diapers, wipes, formula + water, just so we won’t be saddled with them on our way up north. So one of the first stops once we get to Baguio will have to be a Mercury Drug or the supermarket! 

Do you think you can add more to my travel checklist? Do not hesitate to shoot me a comment below. 😉

mailday tuesday {13 november}

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It was time again to visit the Post office after a few weeks. So earlier today, with my little man in tow, we visited his friends at the local post office, after my yoga class. We shall be going out-of-town on Friday, so I took care of this earlier on in the week.

Our trip there was quite timely as I have a number of official cards waiting for me {I shall share them one by one in the coming days}, + the new San Pedro Calungsod stamps were also available, so I bought a few pieces to use on future postcard mailing.

Here is the short list of the cards I mailed earlier:

RR # 8: Colorful Festivals:

  1. Gilly W, UK ~ Sinulog Festival, Cebu
  2. Sandrine V, France ~ Obando Festival, Bataan
  3. Annie C, Australia ~ Masskara Festival, Bacolod
  4. Akhil K, India ~ Masskara Festival, Bacolod
Direct Swaps:
  1. Helmi R, Malaysia ~ Taal Basilica
  1. Yurkevish S, Belarus ~ Philippine Eagle
  2. Daryna S ~ Basilica of St. Martin de Tours, Taal
  3. Lennart S ~ Quezon Memorial Circle
I hope to visit the post office again soon, but this Friday I am more psyched to visit the local post office in Baguio + mail a few Baguio cards to my swap friends from there. I am really excited. We shall be leaving on Thursday night + I have yet to pack our bags. Hopefully they’d have raypak heat pumps in the hotel where we will stay as I shall only bring along a pair of jackets + pajamas for me + the little man! 😉

Win a trip for 2 to Hongkong from Cetaphil Skin Treats Promo

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What do you say about winning a trip for 2 to Hongkong, all expense paid with pocket money amounting to US$100 and a day pass for Disneyland? Well you’re in for a treat, as the country’s most prescribed brand of Cleansers and Moisturizers by Dermatologists and Pediatricians just came out with Cetaphil Skin Treats Promo. To join, all you have to do is send a scanned copy of the official receipt of your Cetaphil Gentle Skin Care {118ml}, along with a photo of yourself holding the item and your details {full name, contact numbers and email address} to

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This promo runs until 22 November and plans for extension are in the works and is open to all Filipinos 18 years old and above.

Join now + get the chance to experience your travel adventures to Hongkong for free! You may check out Cetaphil on Facebook or follow the Cetaphil Twitter Page for more information.

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Baguio Postcards Giveaway

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I know I have a couple of giveaways currently running in this blog. You can check out the giveaway to win $50 GC for personalized cards + you can also join the $200 Have it your way Giveaway, where you get a chance to win anything you fancy provided they amount to $200! Cool, right? Oh well, just because I am feeling rather generous, here is another giveaway for you to win. The prizes are really very simple, but I hope you find them special in some ways.

I guess you would’ve known by now, from my post here, that we are heading Baguio-bound in less than a week + one of the stops that I’ll definitely make during our travel is the post office! I shall be mailing a postcard for myself + to 5 lucky giveaway winners. This contest will be really easy-peasy!


  • 1 winner of Baguio token
  • 5 winners of Baguio postcards to be mailed from the City of Pines

How to join the Baguio Postcard Giveaway:

  1. Subscribe to Musings on Meanderings via e-mail, you can find the widget at my sidebar over there
  2. Leave a comment on My Top 5 Places to Visit in Baguio post, on which other places in Baguio I should check out
  3. Like our Facebook Page {the widget is also on my sidebar}
  4. When you’re done with all 3 easy steps, simply leave a comment with your details: email address, the  name you used to comment + your Facebook Name
+ that’s it! I shall raffle off 6 lucky winners via This giveaway will run until Tuesday next, {13 November} just so I’ll have ample time to draw the winners, contact them one by one + prepare the postcards!  I will look forward to your entries then. Good luck! 😉