Monday, January 30, 2012

Makiling Highlands Resort: A Big Day Treat

Makiling Highlands Resort
Pansol, Laguna, Philippines

Celebrating Her Birthday with The BP: 
Mommy Ems


By Heinz Lopez Alvarez
Photos by King Aguilar


January 2012 - The BACKPACKERS felt very honored to have been invited to an almost exclusive -to-the-group birthday party hosted by the celebrant herself, Emily Pacursa Peralta. We call her "Mommy Ems".

The event was held in Makiling Highlands Resort that is located at the foot of the legendary Mt. Makiling in Capt. Mamon Road, Pansol, Calamba, Laguna and is only a 1-hour drive from Metro Manila.

Mommy Ems, together with her son, Daniel, was introduced to the group by Pam "Bamboo" Bautista when the latter tagged them along as her guests during The BACKPACKERS' Mt. Batulao climb in January 2011.

Mommy Ems showing BP's birthday present for her
It was a happy celebration that everybody enjoyed. There were lots of sumptuous food; Mommy Ems herself prepared them for the Group. Kiddie games brought the child out of each one of us. And, the Amazing Race game, which was an ultimate fun, served as a good exercise for those hyper ones.

Kids at heart

The Amazing Race flaglets

The Race is on! Siblings Jovy and Jonathan
Winning teams of the Amazing Race: Ivan and Angel; Heinz and Esther; and, Pam and York



Sweethearts Angel and Ivan: 1st Place - Amazing Race

A Pera-O-Bayong game. Mon in a hotseat.
The Videoke King: York (may pinanghuhugutan, dude?)
King with all-girl Non-BP guests
And the Videoke Queen...
BP Girls Angel, Clue, Jovy, and Conts
BP Weng The Poet, host or singer this time
Siblings Mark, Esther and Minel gave an intermission number
BP Mon, Heinz, and Ivan

Most of The BACKPACKERS went back to Manila to report for their respective duties at work when the clock hit between eight and nine PM. A few stayed overnight at the celebrant's residence to enjoy the rest of Mommy Ems' big day.

The Celebrant, Mommy Ems, giving her thank you's

Thank you, Mommy Ems for celebrating your 
2012 birthday with us! 
You have been more than a guest to The BACKPACKERS. 
We appreciate the friendship!

The BACKPACKERS: Nature. People. Friendship.

The Place



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