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  • Island Life May Be Laidback, But Andi Still Needs A Daily Routine

    They've finally found one that works for them.
    by Ana Gonzales .
Island Life May Be Laidback, But Andi Still Needs A Daily Routine
PHOTO BY Aaron Forcadilla
  • A typical day for the Happy Islanders starts at around 6:30 in the morning, at least for Andi Eigenmann, Lilo, and Koa.

    By then, her fiancé, Philmar Alipayo, has already fed the dog and done a few chores.

     

    “The first person to always wake up in our family is Philmar,” Andi said. “He’s up before the sun rises and he does his own errands like gardening and walking our dog.”
    PHOTO BY Aaron Forcadilla

     

    Andi, on the other hand, attends to their children's needs the moment they wake up. "Then I do my own thing like get ready for the day and prepare coffee, breakfast," she shared. She either makes delicious pancakes or waffles. You can see the recipes on their vlog.

    After breakfast, Philmar takes care of the kids so Andi can go boxing or carry on with her fitness challenge. "My time to work out is always before lunch. Kasi, 'yun 'yung time na mabait pa 'yung kids ko," she joked.

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    If the weather is nice, the Happy Islanders go to the beach. "We hang out with our friends and then we come back at lunch."

    Taking a nap is very important to Andi and Philmar. "We always have siesta. Si Philmar, nakakatawa. Kasi, hindi sanay 'yan kapag hindi nakakatulog," she explained.

    "We try our best [to take a nap] kasi, part ng self-care 'yun for us."
    PHOTO BY Aaron Forcadilla

    "Halimbawa, mainit 'yung ulo mo dahil hindi ka nakatulog, you have the right. Give that to yourself," she said. "Hindi maganda na nao-over work ka."

    The entire family loves to go strolling or hang out at a bridge nearby. "It's such a nice environment. It's a nice vibe to be there with the kids."

    The bridge is where you will find the family playing, skating, skateboarding, and biking.
    PHOTO BY Aaron Forcadilla
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    At the moment, Andi says they go out to buy dinner, sometimes even lunch, because their kitchen is still under construction.

    "I'd love to say Philmar catches dinner and I cook, but sa ngayon, we buy muna kasi wala kaming time," she shared.

    "[But] I'm so proud that my fiance is a fisherman — not by profession — but he can catch fish," she added. "That's a big deal to me."

    A little rest or playtime after dinner, and they're ready to go to sleep. "We sleep early in the province," she said.

    "The more kids, the harder it is because the more you'd have to be good at multitasking," Andi shared. "Nagfe-fare well ako in terms of taking care of my children when I'm organized."

    "I choose to have a routine in my life so that everything will flow naturally and I won't stress."
    PHOTO BY Aaron Forcadilla

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