Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hello Lion!

Well, it's more of a Goodbye!  We took this shot before we left Baguio because we were rushing to get there when we arrived.  We were so lucky we got to take this solo shot.  I kinda went stage mothery and got pissed with the other people hogging the lion.  Make up your minds people!  If you want to take a picture, take the picture and leave.  Don't do it one at a time and finally decide you want a group shot.  We all want solo pictures with this lion! Okay, end of rant.

More about Baguio in my next entries.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Serenitea Free Upsize: Challenge Accepted!

For its 3rd year anniversary, Serenitea is giving its loyal clients a free upsize from large to jumbo for select drinks. 

Unfortunately, my favorite Royal Milk Tea was not part of the free upsize list.  The cashier recommended that I order Pearl Milk Tea which I did.

I put a Hershey Kiss beside it for you to compare how ginormous it is!
The Pearl Milk Tea was good.  I was scared it wouldn't be yummy but it was.  It took me 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish it.  I was scared I would puke or get umay.  It's already 10pm, I drank it at 11:30am and I still feel it.

I won't do it again BUT I will gladly share with a friend.

Serenitea free upsize promo runs until tomorrow.  Delivery not allowed for this promo.  People are finally hearing about this and after I ordered, I saw the queue getting longer and longer.  Good luck lining up tomorrow! Serenitea located in Alabang Town Center, Banawe, BF Homes Paranaque, Burgos Circle- Fort, Cybermall- Eastwood, Little Baguio San Juan, North Greenhills San Juan and Robinson's Place Manila.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Off to Baguio!

I haven't been here since the 90's.

I'm excited!  Tell you about our adventures when we get back.

You wait, I'll take a picture with you
Karl told her this lion bites people and now she's scared.  Great job Karl....

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Thursday, December 15, 2011


If you have been in Eastwood recently, you may have noticed that Fazoli's has now been changed to Bigoli's.  Not only did they make a major overhaul in their interiors but the company also changed management.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Came in Early

After our late night pedicure sesh!
I have been thinking of buying Mia, Salt-Water Sandals since forever (Translation: 2010-2011ish).  Thank you Ninang Kim for being a generous benefactor!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Banana Morning Smile Booth

Can you spot Mia?
Remember when I blogged and bombarded some of you to like Mia's picture for a contest?  The organizers set up a booth to include the most memorable entries from the Banana Morning smile Facebook contest in Greenbelt a few weeks back.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas in IFC

The International Finance Centre or IFC is a complex at Central Waterfront that opened in September 2005.  It includes two towers (One IFC and Two IFC- Yes, creative sila!), 2 hotels and 1 mall.  Around 15,000 office executives work in the IFC towers.  The 2 hotels boast of more than 900 rooms.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland Part II

This is really is it!
Here are some tips when going to Disneyland:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hong Kong Disneyland Part I

How can I talk about Hong Kong without showing pictures of Disneyland?

Excited much? Disneyland ticketing station in Hong Kong MTR Station

We got our tickets before Disney increased prices last August.  Now, 1 day ticket cost $399 HKD for adults, $285 for children (aged 3-11), and $100 for senior citizens.  We got ours $50 HKD cheaper.  If you buy your tickets online, you can claim your ticket in Hong Kong Station just so you don't need to line up in Disney to get your tickets.

Creepy Weather

What is it with the weather these days?  Isn't it supposed to be cool and yet sunny?

This looks like mumu weather...

Monday, December 5, 2011

My Christmas Wish

This is totally not doable in the near future but maybe just in time for baby no. 2 (Who is still non-existent, don't get excited!).

As a mom who loves to be a real mom without a yaya, can I request our local malls to have this? Pretty please with cherries on top?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hakata Ippudo

For our last night in Hong Kong, we ate in Hakata Ippudo.  I saw the name from a local blog I read before and had good reviews so I thought it should be worth a try.

Ippudo opened in 1985 with a 10 person seating capacity.  Its owner, Shigemi Kawahara earned the title of the "Ramen King" after winning 3 consecutive times in a Japanese TV show where ramen experts had to cook ramen.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I'm a Barbie Girl

Yes, another one of those pictures for Mia's future AVP for her wedding

Not alot of people know that I still have boxed Barbies in my house- around 20 something pieces.  Most kept in a baul so it won't fade (Yes, I'm O.C. like that).  I didn't feel the need to open all the Barbies I got for my birthdays and Christmases.  I saved those collector pieces and even "splurged" on  $100 priced Barbies every time I went out of the country as a memento for that particular trip.  I made sure all of them travelled safely, most of the time, hand carried!  I don't even know how my mother tolerated this.  The last time I bought one was in 1999.  Yes, my youngest is more than 10 years old!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Picture of the Trip

If a picture can sum up our trip to Hong Kong, it would be this:

A face only a mother could love.

Yes (as you can see with Karl's outfit), it's not cold but Mia insisted on wearing her earmuffs a.k.a. earphones ala Justin Bieber.  Mia mostly sat on her stroller.  Maclaren is highly recommended- very light and easy to collapse and put up.