(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!
We are the kind of family that likes to take their vacations in a relaxed, unhurried manner. It was something we consciously decided on beginning with our first out-of-the-country trip as a family for Akira’s 1st birthday. We were travelling with seniors (J’s parents) and a baby. We agreed that if most people could fit … More The secret to a Tan-tastic vacation
Easter last year was nicely timed around Akira’s birthday. J had work exactly the day before Easter in Manila Hotel. An overnight stay at the hotel sounded like a great idea – he could work in peace and quickly get back to us. It would be Akira’s first time to celebrate Easter! It was our … More Easter 2015
My, how this place is developing. This wonderful Saturday in Nuvali had me wanting a bike so bad in my life. I need to have a bike the next time we go here. That’s Akira having a Peter Pan moment, making sure her shadow is keeping up 😀 The dog barely could! It’s a lovely mall, this one. … More Hello, Nuvali!
Akira is a very active kid. I remember when she was about 8 months old, she already insisted on walking with assistance (somebody stands behind her and holds her hands). We’d do these drills all over the house, outside the house, up and down steps, and I tried my best to stop only when she … More 5 indoor areas for kids that are built for play
Nick Hornby’s About a Boy inspired my brother and I to go vegetarian. We loved that book so much we took turns reading it. I think he didn’t anticipate getting hooked, so he willingly waited for me to finish a couple of chapters before he would read. I don’t remember anymore how long he lasted … More Loving Corner Tree Cafe
The husband and I have both pegged 3 years old as a good time for Akira to start going to school. Granted, of course, that school assessments also agree that she is ready. She’ll be turning 3 this April, so I’ve dedicated January for researching and calling up some schools that we like, as well … More Today is brought to you by ClubBambino and Nutella
Still Quezon City, but it felt like going out of town a little bit! To be honest though, if there’s no traffic jam, going to Fairview Terraces is a breeze. The most convenient route would be Commonwealth Avenue all the way. Ayala malls are the best malls, in my opinion, and just because the Makati … More Hello, Fairview Terraces!
Just a quick visit to UP Town Center for early dinner. If we have time, we really try to take the kid out of the house where she can be free to run around as she pleases. Otherwise she’ll just be tinkering around with the iPad, or watching endless episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba on YouTube. … More Hello, UP Town Center