Spell Saab

Let me start off this post by saying: I have the best sister in the world.

For my birthday last year, which I share with her, she and her boyfriend Robby gave me vouchers for an overnight stay at The Farm. She knows how much Jim and I have been wanting to go there and she got me the best gift ever when I wasn’t even expecting anything! Of course I had nothing for her because I’m such a crappy sister… Hahaha joke lang, I’m the best in other ways naman (I hope) but oh my goodness I felt terrible. That’s because birthdays have never really been a big deal for me – I really have to drag myself to celebrate it with friends and family. It wasn’t right of me to assume everybody else doesn’t care either. I swear I will step it up this year.

Maxx, take note: DON’T GET ME ANYTHING THIS YEAR PLEASE. Gift mo na sa akin na makabawi ako hehehe. So we booked our overnight stay this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary a few days earlier (our anniversary is tomorrow, January 24).

The Farm is a wellness resort and spa located at San Benito, Batangas. Maxx and Robby got us a Narra Pool Villa similar to the one they stayed in last year. The moment we stepped inside, I said to Jim, “we are not worthy.” Hahaha. Look at how beautiful the place was.

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2 separate toilets!

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Drinking water

Drinking water

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Still working while on Holiday hehe

Still working while on Holiday hehe

We did a lot of walking around The Farm but we didn’t come close to exploring all of its 50 hectares. The place has been around for 15 years and its been open to the public for 12. On our first night we got a skin kayud treatment at their healing sanctuary, about a 7-minute walk from our villa.

Then we had dinner at ALIVE! restaurant where they serve all vegan meals. My favorite is the mushroom broccoli pasta – make sure to try it if you find yourself at The Farm. I don’t think I could ever become vegan but it was nice to experience it for 2 days.

I wanted to take home this robe in our room. Isn't it chic??

I wanted to take home this robe in our room. Isn’t it chic?? I look like a samurai.

The next day we had a very yummy set breakfast. First we had a huge seasonal fruit platter, followed by granola cereal, and our choice of main course.

Jim got the quinoa pancakes

Jim got the quinoa pancakes

I had the malunggay empanada

I had the malunggay empanada

Both were VERY delicious, Jim even said the quinoa pancakes were the best pancakes he’d ever tasted. I had a bite and I can’t disagree.

We took a nap after breakfast. I woke up 2 hours later and I saw Jim working on his laptop. I said, “Uy, grabe, solid ng nap ko!”

“Oo nga eh grabe ka mag-snore.”

“What?? Oh my gosh, sorry!”

“It’s okay. Soothing naman ang sound ng whale eh.”

HAHAHA THAT BASTARD!!! I asked, “DID YOU JUST CALL ME A WHALE??” and he hugged me and answered, “No, I said you SOUND like a whale.” Hahaha. I love this guy.

We took a dip in the beautiful temperature-controlled pool.

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"Stop taking pictures and swim!!"

“Stop taking pictures and swim!!”

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Of course I said, “HELLO, YOU HAVE TO TAKE PICTURES OF ME!!”

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In fair, si Jim nag-direct sa akin to take this picture.

In fair, si Jim nag-direct sa akin to take this picture.

We went back to the healing sanctuary to get a their signature Filipino hilot massage

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I’m in love with their petal arrangements

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Had a late lunch before checking out

Vegan sausage

Vegan sausage

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We enjoyed our stay immensely especially with the helpful staff and crew. They were always smiling and they seemed to really love what they do. Who wouldn’t be happy to live in such a paradise? We’ll definitely make plans to go back. It was an amazing retreat and we want to try more of the treatments they have to offer.

Check out www.thefarmatsanbenito.com for more information.

Thanks again, Maxx and Robby. You guys are the best.

♥,
Saab

Saab

16 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jayvee @ Writer For Misfits

    January 23, 2016

    It looks soooo lovely and soothing <3 <3 And you and Jim are such GOALS!

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      Saab

      January 23, 2016

      Hehehehe <3

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    Grems

    January 23, 2016

    The place looks so serene :) You and Jim are definitely life & relationship goals :)

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    Andi

    January 23, 2016

    At least, Jim said that you only SOUND like a whale. My boyfriend tells me I LOOK like a whale huhuhuhu but idk why I love it though haha

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    Karen

    January 23, 2016

    ???

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    Janine

    January 23, 2016

    kainis kakilig kayong dalawa hihihi can’t help smiling the whole time while reading this. I love you Saab!!! and Jim, too hahahaha

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    Liezel D

    January 23, 2016

    I got kilig when Jim hugged you after ka nya asarin.. ?. Ang cute nyo ❤

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    Christine

    January 25, 2016

    The Farm looks amazing and relaxing. Will go here next time I go to the Philippines.

    -Christine
    http://www.christinelovestotravel.com

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      Saab

      January 25, 2016

      Yay!

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    Jess

    January 25, 2016

    Pwede bang maki share sa’yo kay Jim? super cute niya (okay fine, kayong dalawa lelz)!! hahahahahahaha

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      Saab

      January 25, 2016

      Hahahha

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    Yella

    January 25, 2016

    A whale?! HAHA. You guys are too adorable! Happy Anniversary Saab and Jim! #goals <3

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    JEN

    January 28, 2016

    You guys are the cutest! I hope when I get married, we’ll be a cool couple din. haha! I also just watched your video about Wake Up with Jim and Saab before getting to read this one. #inggitmuch HA HA! Jim’s morning voice, though. So cute!

    btw, I know you get to hear this question a lot of times na, pero what camera gamit mo dito? And why do you prefer not to put watermarks on your photos? Ganda ng shots! :)

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      Saab

      January 28, 2016

      Hi Jen!:) I use a SONY A6000! Oh, I think watermarks ruin it hehe. Thanks!!

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    Reana

    January 29, 2016

    Hi Saaaab!! Where did you buy your white dress please? Hihi thank youuu!!

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      Saab

      February 1, 2016

      H&M!

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