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Its a Small World at HKDL

Girls and boys alike will have fun at HKDL's It's a Small World Attraction!!! On board a boat, you'll be amazed by cute and adorable dolls from around the world. My favorite ofcourse are the ones from Manila!
 Multi-cultural of dolls to fit everyones fancy, each beautifully made to represent people from the different countries of the world! 

I was sad to see the bye-bye sign!  Will be back soon.

Island Cove - Keeping Busy!

You will never be out of things to do at Island Cove.  Techie family will surely have fun at the Cove's Interactive Room (gamers have a choice of Xbox, PS3, Wii). Your kids will never want to leave!

Paint ball target shooting - lots of fun for my boys! 

Ace Water Spa: A SPA-riffic Staycation

One need not travel far, to have some relaxing bonding time with the family.  

An advertisement on the newspaper led us to the newest staycation fad in the Metro - Ace Water Spa, Pasig

Ace Water Spa is a do-it-yourself, hydro-massage spa that uses "ultrasonic jet system" to massage specific pressure point areas of the body.  Like real massage it soothes and relaxes tired and stiff muscles, but since it is do-it-yourself, it is perfect for ticklish individuals like me :P

Ace Water Spa Suite ran a soft opening promo - A 20% discount on room accommodation with freebies got me to book a room for my family.  The promo included deluxe room accommodation, free spa tickets for 2, buffet breakfast for 2, additional 2 - P200 off coupons at the spa and wine. 

Upon check-in, however,  the nice hotel receptionist said we qualified for an additional night.  Apparently the first 100 bookings also get a night (room only) free.  What we initially thought was a 2D/1N staycation, turned out to…

Greenbelt Park Makati

Before plunging into shopping, take time off and admire the Greenbelt Park found inside the Greenbelt mall complex. There are plenty of areas to seat and just do nothing, but admire the lagoon and the greeneries.

The Safest Thrill Ride Invented

Time Zone's Fun Rider 5D is so cool!
My kiddos enjoyed the ride that seemed so real especially to my 4 year old's wild imagination.   

There are plenty of theme rides to choose from - my boys got the Crazy Coaster. 
It was a 15 minutes thrill ride for the boys with lots of screaming and laughing -  the price was worth it.

Enjoy the Fun Rider 5D with your family at  Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City

Regina RICA, Tanay Rizal: Solemn Sanctuary

A prayer place situated in a 13.5 hectares of land, located in the province of Tanay Rizal is Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia (RICA). Regina RICA  is open from 8am to 5pm, except Tuesdays. Entrance is free. Sunday mass schedule is at 1130am and 330pm. While there, suggest you eat at the Pasilungan, where they serve resonably priced (approximately P100 for a value meal - rice, one vegetable viand and soup) delicious vegetarian meals.   For those who prefer to bring in their own food, there are "bahay kubos" available for rent.  They also sell Regina RICA products and mementos to raise funds for the continuous building of the community and various outreach programs for the needy.  Our travel took about an hour and a half (including the casual stop over to ask for directions) from Taytay to Tanay.  The way back from Tanay to Taytay took only an hour. The community is not at all difficult to find and asking for directions wasn't a problem either, everyone se…

Island Cove Zoo

I would like to start with a warning: Although Island Cove Zoo's ground is quite huge,  there are very few animals around.  And there weren't much zoo keepers and greeters either.  We had very little choice, but to tour the place on our own! As the place is huge, I would suggest you bring your own car inside the zoo, instead of waiting for the free ride, which is a waste of your precious time.

Mothers' Day Treat at Kimberly Hotel Tagaytay

We were looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy Mothers' Day in Tagaytay and found just that in Kimberly Hotel. The hotel is tucked some 3-4 minutes away Tagaytay's busy Aguinaldo highway.  It is not crowded nor noisy, which means honest to goodness relaxation time for you and your family.  We stayed in a premier room with 2 queen beds.  Room is clean and lived up to our expectations. The free buffet breakfast was just okay for me, but my dad loved it and went back for more than his usual servings.

We love Kimberly Hotel! Hotel Kimberly TagaytayBrgy. Kaybagal, Amadeo Road
Tagaytay City, Philippines

Tel: (63-2) 521 1888
Fax: (63-2) 526 7270

Rockpoint Hotspring Resort and Spa

It was a hush-hush weekend getaway for a family of 4 (consisting of  12 adults, 3 kids and 1 baby) for a budget a little under P5,000 inclusive of set breakfast.  We got ourselves an overnight family room airconditioned-accommodation in Calamba Laguna's Rockpoint Hotspring Resort and Spa.   We were travelling with oldies (shh! my mom is going to kill me if she reads this) so the decision to go to a hotspring was not by accident!    We had a very good deal and I am happy, Rockpoint did not disappoint us.  The resort is gated with a 24-7 guard for added security and an ample parking space. Staff were friendly, accommodating and attentive. Food was okay.  If you are not satisfied there are plenty of fastfood chains and Pinoy restaurants a few blocks away.  The place ofcourse is not 5 stars, but you would obviously get more than what you paid for.  

It was unfortunate, we never got to experience their spa :)  maybe next time! For more information you may visit their website at www.rockpointh…