About two months ago, my daughter brought home 2 kittens from the playground. They were tiny, scrawny, flea-ridden. The tri-colored one was bigger and seemed to have more spirit in her, but the white and ginger one barely moved. My kid excitedly showed me her finds while my husband looked at me with his arms … More A little girl and her first pet
Akira’s very first visit to the dentist was 6 months ago. It did not go very well. What happened? I dressed her up in a nice dress, and we looked forward to taking a lot of nice pictures from a big first. We took a lot of pictures and videos alright, but they’re mostly squeals … More Akira would rather NOT see the dentist
To be specific, Akira was a kalabaw, since it’s a reference to a Filipino children’s book by Virgilio S. Almario. The occasion was National Children’s Book Day, and Akira’s school asked the kids to come as their favorite Filipino story book character, or just a favorite book character. We picked up two Filipino children’s books when Akira was younger, … More Akira as a carabao (and how a little girl began to love books)
(Updated) For no rhyme or reason, traffic was horrendous in our area today. What usually takes around 30 minutes by car took double the time, and then some. We were late for school, and I heard that traffic has not subsided yet. I was in no rush to go home. So hello, Kapeng Mainit! This place … More Impromptu lunch at Kapeng Mainit
Probably the best reason to go to Century City Mall: have a meal (and a new profile photo!) at Hole in the Wall. To date, it’s the country’s best looking food court. In fact it’s hard to reconcile the term with the place, so let’s go with the more posh ‘communal dining hall’. You had … More Hello, Hole in the Wall!
Curly top is officially a preschooler today. Our family just ticked a major life milestone off the list. We woke up bright and early, and moved at a pretty fast pace even if I slept late the night before. I did momma duties and double checked if we had everything the school asked us to … More Akira’s first day of school
Before falling for the Cozy Baguio Stay for 3 in a Deluxe Suite with Breakfast headline, there was Laiya’s Idyllic Seaside Escape with Full Board Meals for 2. What can I say – I’m a happy Deal Grocer customer. The Laiya deal was for my kid’s first encounter with the sea. She super loved her first swimming … More Dinos and horses: Day 2 in Baguio!
(Updated) Antipolo, Rizal. It’s one of those places that have the look and feel of an out-of-town destination but retains enough proximity to the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. We’ve visited two interesting places here on two separate Sundays. The first was when we attended a lunch reception for the christening of our friend’s daughter, and the … More Art appreciation in Antipolo!
One of Akira’s favorite stories is The Berenstain Bears and the Missing Dinosaur Bone. This story enjoyed a good rotation in our household, where she requested to have this story read for several nights in a row. It was no surprise that on one Saturday, when we told her we were going to a museum, she … More Hello, Museo Pambata!
(Updated) It’s the last week for Akira’s summer school. In July, she’s officially a preschooler. I’m going to let that sink in for now, but I’m probably going to overreact and get all emotional again when school starts. My prep for summer school began on a Saturday. I decided to hit the Salcedo Saturday Market for fresh vegetables for … More A week of summer school