• Places & Experiences

    Binondo Insights at Chinatown Museum

    I’ve always been a Binondo girl. Sixty five percent of my lifetime has been spent in this eclectic Chinatown. I think this is one of the most livable places in the metro, albeit small. You can find anything you need in here. Schools, worship halls, restaurants, stores of any kind, and now, malls, surround this dynamic urban place. But, did you know that Binondo’s etymology is “Binundok”? It was referred so because of its low hills. Want to know more? Why not immerse yourself into a bit of Binondo history lesson inside Chinatown Museum. Where is Chinatown Museum? Chinatown Museum is located at the 4th level of Lucky Chinatown Mall’s…

  • Places & Experiences

    Our Seda Vertis North Experience

    Okay, so this has become an annual thing. I’ve officially gotten addicted to checking out hotels that are kid friendly enough for a possibility of a nice staycation. As early as June last year, I was already scouting for one as a sort of summer getaway for this year. Ergo, I came across Seda Vertis North. Seda Vertis North’s Location Seda Vertis North is conveniently located in the upcoming busy property of Ayala Land, wherein a couple of condominiums are starting to mushroom towards the sky. It is a few steps away from Ayala Vertis Mall and a few meters further to Trinoma Mall. It’s quite advantageous being adjacent to…

  • Musings

    Miscarriage

    I cannot believe I’m writing about this. But sometimes letting it out is a way to cope. Well, I had a miscarriage. It’s actually medically termed as missed abortion. You had all signs of pregnancy but the fetus did not mature. I’ve been debating within myself whether or not I’d write about this publicly or not. The incident just make me want to forget like it was just another bad dream. Or maybe, if I could only extract that particular memory off my brain and store it somewhere far away. However, when I am alone, my mind has the tendency to drift off to that incident. And I just get…

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    Our Museo Pambata Experience

    One day, we decided to do away from malls for a change. We were thinking of going to open parks, but, we thought that it might be too hot to walk around, especially in the afternoon. Then, we thought of Museo Pambata. Museo Pambata Museo Pambata literally is a museum for children. Yet, adults could also learn a thing or two in this place. Entrance Fee Admission fee is 250 pesos per head, starting from kids 2 years old and above. If you are a Manila resident, you may present a valid ID and you could get a 50% discount. But if you visit on a Tuesday, (as Manila resident),…

  • Musings

    My Period Cloth Pad Experience

    I had written about my decision to switch to using period cloth pads on my previous post. Now, I’d be sharing my experience in using these “age-old” but healthier alternative to common disposable pads. Cloth Pad Brands As mentioned, a lot of local brands manufacture and distribute period pads. Some brands are HannahPad PH, Vezees Closet, Binibining Lakambini, and Etoffe Creations. There may be more than I’ve searched for. Amongst these brands, I went for Etoffe Creations because the shop is the most visible in Lazada. Etoffe Creations I bought my cloth pads from Etoffe Creations. They have an online store in Lazada that are usually sold individually and by…

  • Musings

    Why I Finally Switched To Using Period Cloth Pads

    I remember that our female elders used “lampins” or thick cloth during their monthly cycle. They call it “pasador” in the vernacular. When I was a teenager, I cannot imagine myself using a “pasador”. I thought it was the ickiest and yuckiest thing to wear. Not to mention that it’s too tedious to wash afterwards. Disposable sanitary pads were the norm ever since. I started wearing one at the age of 13. There used to be like two kinds of pads-non-wing and with wings. Currently, you’d find every type possible in the market-cottony feel, ultra slim, long, dry feel, for night use, and even liners intended for daily wear. Advertising…

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    Our Toddler’s First Disney On Ice Experience

    I grew up watching Disney films. We usually spend our summer days binge watching films from Bambi to Toy Story. And who does not love the Disney Princesses films ? Sometimes, having a kid is a good excuse to do kid stuffs you’ve always wanted to do yourself. And Disney On Ice was that perfect excuse. I’ve been always curious about it since it started its run here in Manila. Thankfully, Olive knows enough Disney characters to pass up as a newbie spectator of the show. Disney On Ice Tickets We were actually having second thoughts on booking tickets at first. We were asking ourselves whether it would be worth…

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    Candy Factory at SM North EDSA Main Mall

    SM North, though huge, does not really have one big play or arcade area. Most of them are divided into many pocket playgrounds and arcade halls per building.   Candy Factory is one of those indoor playground. It is located in the lower ground floor of SM North Main Mall, within the food court area. What’s Inside Candy Factory   Candy Factory is very attractive from the outside. Its splash of pink, violet and blue hues unusually draws you in like a moth to a light bulb.   Candy Factory may be small, but it’s packed with everything an active child can enjoy.   Candy Factory’s Play Sections   Ball…

  • Eats

    Delicious Chubs Chasers at SM North The Block

    There are a lot of restaurants in SM North that we have yet to try. There are the usual fast food restaurants and there are the casual dining ones with high price points. Then, there’s Chubs Chasers Steaks and Ribs.   It may seem like the usual dining place serving the usual ribs. But it’s actually more than that.   What’s Inside Chubs Chasers     Chubs Chasers branch in SM North The Block is rather small. There were around nine tables inside plus 2 tables outside.   Its interior is simple. The walls are decorated with hanging quotations.           There was also a big teddy…

  • Eats

    Our First Maginhawa Food Adventure  

    We used to celebrate our anniversary over usual restaurants or buffet within shopping malls. Since it’s our fifth anniversary this year, we decided to have a date in somewhere different.   One of the choices was to drink and paint in Sip and Gogh. However, I was having hesitations. Moreover, I was not able to make a reservation early. Hence, we decided to go next time.   We finally decided to explore the famous Maginhawa food joints. There were actually loads of good restaurants to choose from, based on blog reviews.   So, carpe diem! We let our footprints (and tummy) take us wherever it seemed interesting.   How We…

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