Kodanda Archery

Kodanda Archery Range

I believe that new experiences make wonderful gifts. As with our previous birthdays, we decided to celebrate by doing something we’ve both never done before. So for Joel’s birthday this year, we became archers for a day! #SurpriseBirthdates

I apologize in advance for the lack of photos of the place. We were running low on battery. Hehe.

Kodanda Archery

Happy campers

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Sunshine on a Rainy Day: U.P. Sunflowers

Visited the UP Diliman campus yesterday to see hundreds of sunflowers (the best flower ever!!!) ready for the 2014 Graduation Rites. Once we found the flowers, the rain started pouring! It was pretty crazy because it’s the middle of summer and there we were standing in the middle of a downpour. Despite everything, the sunflowers were definitely worth the trip.

Photos & my happiness care of this guy

Photos & my happiness care of this guy.

Baby Love: CRIBS Foundation Inc.

My first blog post is dedicated to my babies at the CRIBS Foundation. CRIBS is an organization that caters to abandoned babies (Receiving Homes) and abused girls (New Beginnings). It is located at Major Dizon St. Marikina City, Philippines.

I could write a book about all of my stories about these wonderful kids and that still wouldn’t be enough to capture the experience. So instead of telling you about all of that, I’ll use this post to help & encourage you to have your own experiences with them.

I started going to CRIBS about two years ago and it has been a staple part of my week ever since. The kids are great. It’s not always easy to handle them, especially when they are sick or have consumed too much sugar. There are also days when they hardly respond to your attempts to play or talk to them. But all of that is worth it when you see them having fun, when they call you mama (even though that breaks my heart all the time), and when they give you hugs, kisses, and fist-bumps (yes, they now know how to give fist-bumps).


The babies are divided into three groups: the infants, crawlers, and toddlers. You’re not allowed to visit the infants but sometimes they are brought out of their area. The crawlers are babies that are 1-2 years old. If you are the type of person that prefers to cuddle and feed babies, then this is the area for you. The toddlers are babies that are 2-4 years old. They are rowdier and harder to handle than the crawlers, but I personally prefer this area because you can actually talk to them.

If you have nothing to do or you’re looking for a new place to go with your friends, family, or even your date, then I suggest you visit the CRIBS babies. I guarantee that they will be 100% more entertaining and fulfilling than going to the mall.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Visiting Hours:

9:00-11:00 AM

2:00-4:00 PM


  • Call or text CRIBS (number found below) the day before visiting to make sure they will be there. Sometimes they go to the doctor, have outdoor activities, or are sick and can’t have visitors.
  • If you will be throwing a party or want to take them out on a field trip, please contact CRIBS as soon as possible
  • Strictly no photos of the kids


  • Activities are not required but it would be better if you had some for them. The toddlers love to color.
  • CRIBS accept donations. I will update with a list of donations they accept.

Required Attire:

  • White shirt (avoid wearing expensive clothing)
  • Socks
  • Pants are preferred
  • Accessories are not recommended because the toddlers like taking them

Contact information:

CRIBS: 09175112742

My e-mail: dizonsam@ymail.com



Industrial Valley Complex, 15 Maj. Santos Dizon St, Marikina 1802

Directions:  (Commuting)

From Cubao:

  • Take a jeep  (Antipolo, Cainta, Angono, Binangonan, Cogeo, or Montalban)
  • Get off at Major Dizon St.
  • Walk to CRIBS

From Marikina/Antipolo/Rizal:

  • Take a jeep to Cubao
  • Get off at Riverbanks
  • Go down the stairs
  • Cross under the highway (near the Riverbanks)
  • Go up to Major Dizon St.
  • Walk to CRIBS