Monday, September 26, 2011

Rainy Monday

It's a gloomy day today due to typhoon "Pedring".  Metro Manila is poised with signal #1 later this afternoon.
During lunch time, I went to Shangri-La Plaza to schedule Reese and Len for their eye check up.  Then chanced upon Crossings department store to look around at their home section.  I left the store with a lunch-box, a 490 ml square glasslock for 200 php only, absolutely cheaper compared to other brands.  I've been thinking of buying one since last week and glad that I found one that's not hard on my pocket :)


Another nice find today is this dark chocolate from Ritter Sport, it's only my first time to try it and it is surprisingly good! :)


I'm going home now before it rains harder. Ciao!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Manila Ocean Park

We went there last Saturday for Len’s advance birthday celebration and Reese’s amusement. Unfortunately, Reese got scared of the big fishes and the like. Also, it rained that afternoon that’s why we didn’t wait for the Musical Fountain Show anymore.


PROS:

• Has wide variety of marine creatures. I’ve seen a lot of species that I haven’t encountered before in other aquariums I’ve been to.

• Aside from the underwater tunnel, they have huge aquariums showcasing gigantic fishes, sharks, puffer fish, etc.


• The Marine Life Show of the Sea Lion was cute and entertaining. I also learned about the difference between a Sea Lion and a Seal :-)

• Souvenirs such as stuff toys, magnets, and key chains were reasonably priced.

Below are few more snapshots we took from the place.




CONS:
• Crowded, especially at the underwater viewing tunnel since there was no “walkalator”, people were just on stand-by. Not a good idea. 
• Open areas in the Oceanarium is nice but not when it’s raining!
• Car entrance was single-lane only and noticed that cars are coming from many directions, why it can’t be organized?
• Food and drinks were tagged with sky-rocketing prices, bottled water is at 35 pesos!
• The design of the place will force you to walk all-around the place just to get into your next destination/show. It could be tiring for young kids. Looks like they have it done that way to encourage people to buy something from the stalls.

Are we going back there? Not any time soon. Hopefully by the time we come back, the ongoing constructions are already done and that they have improved the current setup.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mom @ 60

My siblings and I gave our mom a little tribute for her 60th birthday which was held last August 21 at Malolos Club Royale.  Kudos to my "Ate" for doing all the planning and preparation and to my brother as well for being generous! Below are some snapshots from my mom's special day.


the ladies in the family

with our extended families

my little girl

hubby dancing with his "MIL"

our dear grandma giving special message to mom

Mom is now officially a member of a new club, the Senior Citizens club!  Thank you again mommy for everything you've done for us and we're all happy that you are now relaxing at home and could spend more time for yourself.  We love you!