Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tagaytay with Lola

Warning: Another late post. I've finished the draft of this entry 2 weeks ago and wasn't able to find time to post it. Now, I'm doing this while trying to refresh my mind from doing a presentation slide for my boss. So here it goes...

We had a day-tour in Tagaytay last Nov 19 to celebrate Gani’s birthday and also, our first year in San Juan. Lola slept over in the house the night before to join us on this weekend getaway.

First stop was at Picnic Grove. We didn’t bring sweaters and it was quite cold the first time we went out of the car. Feels like Baguio to me but after several minutes of walking around the area, it started getting warmer so we’re better off without sweaters.

family with Lola

 Then we went back to Taal Vista hotel, this time not to check-in, but just to tour around inside the vicinity and have a another good view of the country’s smallest volcano.

 For lunch, we tried Josephine’s buffet. They offered mostly Filipino dishes and grilled food. Reese was not in the mood to eat anything so she ended up eating halo-halo with sago as the only solid ingredient. That was definitely not filling, so we made her ate spaghetti in Jollibee at Paseo Center. Yeah, we took the time to visit the said outlet mall. I’ve read from a blog that Paseo Center offers good deals, but I got disappointed since I was expecting the good buys to be like what I used to have from outlet malls in US (Albertville) & HK (City Gate). As for Gani, he found something he likes and bought 2 nice shirts for his birthday present. J

For pasalubong, we went to Rowena’s. I got pastillas de leche this time but was not satisfied with it. My mom and I were kidding, it’s just Carnation milk! Other items we bought for loved ones were chocolate oatmeal, kasuy (this one is good!), pastillas de kasuy and lengua. None of us was eager to eat buko pie that time so we skipped that yummy treat.

On our way going back home, we passed by Nuvali. Reese enjoyed feeding the vast number of Japanese kois. She thought that the fish pellets were chocolate but good thing she didn’t try eating it and just throw it out in feed the wide opened-mouth of hungry/greedy fish!

at Nuvali

Fun day with the family, and best of all, mom was there to enjoy with us and Reese. :-)

Now, back to work. :p

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reese's First School Field Trip

I get swamped with work again so this is a late post now.

Last Nov 13 was Reese’s first field trip in school. The excited parents, Gani & I, accompanied her that day. Call time was 6AM, too early for toddlers and even parents like us! Good thing Reese was tired with playing the whole day before and did hit the sack early that night, so she woke up early. And yes, we made it just in time for boarding in the bus. But we had to wait for another 45 minutes as one of the student & parents were late! (I was a bit annoyed because we skipped breakfast just to be on-time)

Early in the bus with bff Yana
For my future reference, here’s the trip itinerary that day in sequential order:

• Sand Magic in Manila Film Theater
• Philippine Airforce Museum – Villamor Airbase
• Lunch at Blue Waves – Pizza Hut
• Museo Pambata
• Philippine Science Centrum
• Davao Crocodile Farm

Science Centrum movie effects, video taken was like in flying carpet

Reese’s favorite I think was the Museo Pambata, full of fun activities for the kids and educational too. While in Science Centrum, she participated in the shadow light experiment similar with Peter Pan wherein the shadow can be left behind.
As for me, I did like Davao Crocodile Farm; it was my first time to touch an albino python snake, baby crocodile and iguana.

We all went home happy and tired from the whole day of activities. It felt like I’m getting older as I cannot keep up with the energy level of the kids. Oh well!