Bitter Sweet Life

A collection of my life (mis)adventures on being a mom, daughter, friend, and anything I want to be.

Antipolo Attractions: Old Boso Boso Church

Last May 09, 2015, when we decided to went to an old church at Antipolo named Nuestra Senora de la Anunciata Parish or popularly known as Boso Boso Church via our mighty ride zuki. Actually, it was my idea to go there since I fell in love with it the moment I saw it online. The church is situated at Old Boso-Boso, Barangay San Jose in Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines.

Boso Boso Church
Boso Boso Church - Facade

According to wikipedia:
The first church was built as a mission church by the Franciscan missionaries sometime in the late 16th to early 17th century. The Jesuits eventually took over the mission there in the 17th century who began constructing a new church made of stone and brick, It was turned over to the seculars in 1768 when the Jesuits were expelled from the Philippines.
In 1880, an earthquake caused significant damage to the church. Owing to the dwindling population in the area, the damaged portions of the church were not rebuilt.

In 1930, the Americans planned to build a dam in Boso Boso, Thus, the remaining inhabitants were ordered to resettle elsewhere. The dam project was eventually abandoned due to a discovered earthquake fault line, yet the people did not return until the time of the Japanese occupation. Even then, whatever that was left of the church was subsequently burned down by the Japanese, leaving only the lower portion of the original church facade intact.

As the area was eventually resettled, administration of the parish was taken over by the Camillian order in 1986 who helped organize the restoration of the church. Restoration was completed in 1995, preserving the original remaining fa├žade of the old church with the rebuilt portions built as close as possible to the simple, sparse architecture of the old structure.

Boso Boso Church Historical Marker
church historical marker
When I saw the church personally, I felt really captivated and it was like going back to old times. I totally love it - the church facade, the altar, the giant trees, the community around the church, and the fresh air. I must say that it is one of the worthy places to visit in Antipolo. I wish we could go back there again soon.

Boso Boso Church Big tree
Big three beside the church

Boso Boso Church Altar
church altar
saint statue at the side of the church
side entrance of church


Anyway, If you are going to ask me how to commute going there, I am actually not sure since we went there via our motorcycle.

Nutri10 Plus for Active Kids


My 2 kids, Chloe & Caleb, are taking vitamins everyday. I always followed their pedia advice since they are usually prone to cough and colds. It never crossed my mind to try other brands since their current vitamins are very suited for them.

A few weeks ago, Wert Philippines send us this new multivitamins, Nutri10 Plus for active kids. Since my kids vitamins were already consumed all, I am very glad that this new vitamins came at the right time. *Savings*



Nutri10 Plus contains the following vitamins & minerals that is really essential for our growing kids:
  • Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) - which helps children to grow at an accelerated rate.
  • Zinc - contributes to the maintenance of cell and organ integrity
  • Taurine - which helps in brain development
  • Lysine - help boost appetite.
  • Vitamin A - which is important for growth and development, and for good vision
  • Vitamin Bs -  play important roles in cell metabolism. 
  • Vitamin C -  necessary for normal growth and development. 

That's goodness in 1 bottle so what can we ask for? I hope my dearest kiddos will be "hiyang" with this. To know more about Nutri10 Plus, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nutri10Plus

Quotation Treasure # 4 : Faith

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"We should always put our faith in our Mighty Creator. Do not worry because He has a better plans in our life." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Good morning sunshine!


When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. - Marcus Aurelius


One Sunday morning, we wake up early than the usual coz you told me we are off to go somewhere. We wear the helmet,  I wrap my hand around your waist and you started the engine. Minutes of a long ride, we stop and you let me captured the beautiful sunrise at the highest peak of the road at Antipolo. I gazed to the eternal blue sky, with beautiful sunrise and sea of clouds and thankfully whispering to HIM that it is indeed a blessed day.  I have witnessed one of the beautiful sunrise in my life.  I must admit I like this new experience, wandering through the city with your hand in mine. 

Good morning sunshine!