Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pamper-Me-Monday @ G's Spa

I've been wanting to get a massage for the longest time since this year started, but things have been way to hectic and "interesting" that I haven't had the chance to do it. It's a good thing I decided to join my friends for a trip to Laguna last Monday (June 20) to visit G's Spa Place of Wellness, located in the South Forbes Golf City (right across the South Forbes Villas and a few minutes away from Nuvali).

G's Spa is owned by the Guevarra's, a family of massage aficionados who wanted a place where they could get massages whenever they wanted. We met Rudy, one of the owners, and he was kind enough to show us around and let us take pictures.

The first thing I noticed when I entered the air-conditioned lobby was the sweet smell of flowers and how bright and clean everything looked. The seats were comfortable enough, and there was a huge pot of strong ginger tea at the corner for everyone to try. The main part area of the spa has two levels - the lower level has a steam and dry sauna, shower and locker rooms, and massage rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people; the upper level also has its own saunas and shower/locker rooms, with massage rooms for solo clients or those who come in pairs.


After touring the spa and helping myself with cups of ginger tea, it was off to the massage rooms. Ruth and I had the steam sauna first, which felt really nice. The heat was just right, and it felt like I being juiced of all the toxins in my body. Fifteen minutes later, we were escorted to the massage room where we got the Balinese massage, which (if I understood correctly) focused more on the body's muscles and pressure points. Claire, my therapist, asked if I wanted to use virgin coconut oil or pure makapuno cream (I think they're the only spa who uses this). I chose the former, but now I realized that I should have gone with the latter but fear of smelling like halo-halo got the best of me (just so we're clear, the makapuno cream smells nothing like the sweet makapuno we're familiar with. I'm just being ridiculous). An hour and a couple of painful pressure points later, my body felt so relaxed and my tensed muscles loosened up, and I couldn't wait to go home and sleep because I just new I was going to have a good one.


So if you happen to be in the Nuvali or South Forbes area and looking for a place to relax and de-stress, then head on over to G's Spa Place of Wellness for a great, pampering experience.

G's Spa Place of Wellness
3/F Leticia Tower, South Forbes Golf City
Open Daily from 1pm to 11pm
Contact: 0917-5361812 (Globe), 0923-7263227 (Sun), (049) 502-3729 (landline)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Long Weekend

Just a quickie before I go off to lala-land.

It's been raining the past few days and I'm loving the bed weather, which made being stuck at home while my family was away in Mindoro having a grand time somewhat bearable. That, plus the really cool stuff that happened over the weekend.

The golden wedding gig is coming up this Saturday, so my band mates and I are scrambling to learn the songs particularly the new old songs (70's and 80's) we're supposed to play for the older guests to appreciate. So far we've had two practices already, and things are going smoothly.

This afternoon, I went with my friend Ruth and a few bloggers to G's Spa Place of Wellness, located 3 minutes away from Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. I'm going to write all about the place in my next post, but so far all I can say is - this is the second time I had a "ninja massage" (translation: totally unplanned/unexpected). Yes, I know I should've expected that it was going to involve full body massages when I saw Ruth's message on Facebook, but I guess I was too busy with another project to actually realize it. LOL.

I should probably sleep now if I want to wake up early enough to finish preparing my stuff for class.

Friday, June 17, 2011

"Masakit Ang Ulo Ko"

Masakit Ang Ulo Ko
(My Head Hurts)

Once upon a time, there was a teacher who slept late and woke up early. So early, that the first thing she said before sitting up from her bed was "Masakit ang ulo ko, shet." She was sorely tempted to stay in and sleep the day off, but she had a class in the morning and could not afford to miss it because the school will not pay her. So she dragged herself from bed and into the shower.

She got to school earlier than usual, which was surprising because traffic in front of the school was usually pretty bad. She went up to the office to get herself ready for class, but just when she thought things were turning out okay, she found her students waiting outside, the classroom locked, and the technician nowhere to be seen. Fifteen minutes of her life, wasted.

She started class late. At least they were complete. She tried to make the lesson as interesting as she could, even though it was mostly lecture. Now she's sitting in front of one of the computer units while the class is on break, and writing about how the morning was going so far.

And then one of her students (let's call her Scratchy) offered to get her medicine from the clinic, which she is grateful for, but then that student tried to coerce her into giving her plus points for it. The teacher just laughed and laughed. And laughed. And laughed some more.

Plus points? Ano yun?

"Masakit parin ang ulo ko."

The teacher, after three hours of listening to her students talk about their love lives (related to their exercise, promise), is now seriously thinking of just crashing on her bed for some well-deserved sleep. But she can't because she's at work. Therefore...

"Masakit ang ulo ko, shet."