Monday, August 21, 2023

Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife 2023

Yesterday, we visited the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center. We had originally planned to visit the La Mesa Eco Park, but it was already closed. The guard said that the park is open from 6 AM to 3 PM on weekends, so we decided to go to NAPWC instead. The park entrance fee is still the same as it was in 2019 (our last visit before the pandemic). PHP 30 for adults and PHP 15 for children, free for children 7 years old and below and senior citizen. For foreign visitors the entrance fee is PHP 100.

We noticed that the aquariums are no longer there, unlike before. Perhaps they have been moved to another area. The rest of the park is still the same. It is well-maintained. However, there are no food concessionaires inside, so you have to bring your own bottled water and food, or buy them outside



Philippine Eagle "Girlie"

We strolled around the park, enjoying the tranquil scenery. We enjoyed watching the birds while T enjoyed picking up sticks and stones. Some families brought tents and picnic mats. If you do the same, please make sure to clean up the area and dispose of your trash properly in the trash cans.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Papa John's Pizza Makers Camp 2023

My son joined a pizza making camp by Papa John's. I saw the ad on Facebook inviting kids to join the workshop for only PHP 399, which included loot bags, aprons, pizza, and a drink.

We chose the Visayas Avenue branch since it was near our area. It was his first time to join a pizza making camp. The camp was held on May 24, 2023, starting at 10:30 AM. I thought there would be only a few participants, but in total, there were 9 kids who joined.

At first, my son wanted to go home, but as the camp started, he started to listen and enjoy the process of making pizza. He even enjoyed chatting with the other kids. There was already a pre-made dough and toppings, and the kids also entered the kitchen area where they were guided to put the pizza in the oven. Overall, he enjoyed the camp and we will definitely join another one soon.


Monday, April 3, 2023

Visiting Baguio After 26 Years

After 26 years we finally visit Baguio. I was only 9 years old when we first visit the city. 

We stay in Baguio Chateau de Gutierrez. The Chateau offers a homey and relaxing stay in Baguio, the place is huge and best for large group. With 4 rooms and 3 toilet and 2 bath this will be definitely a best deal. The place is also surrounded with plants and pine trees it really has a cozy vibe. Better use google map to locate the place it was near Good Sheperd they even have 1 garage to park your car. If ever you commute according, to the taxi driver that area called Cuneta compound. Anyway Baguio Chateau is located in Gribaltar Road. See photo below of rooms and amenities. The caretaker is friendly and accommodating if you need anything don't hesitate to ask him. My brother found this gem in airbnb, there's a lot of accommodation to choose but we chose this because it has 3 toilet (no more waiting around) and the room are spacious . Though during the time we visit which is August 2022 the weather is rainy and gloomy so most of the tourist spot is not jampacked with people. I think this is the less fave month for some but according to the local this is the best time since you don't need to queue in restaurants or you can take photo in tourist spot with no crowd in the background. I listed below the place with visited.

50's Diner Baguio

Burnharm Park

Wright Park

The Mansion

Mirador Heritage and Eco Park

SM Baguio

La Trinidad Starwberry Farm

Valley of Colors or Stobosa Hill Side

Bell Church

Ifugao Stone Kingdom

Baguio Cathedral

Grumpy Joe (Gribaltar)

We just rented a van to tour the city for the wholeday. My brother ask Joven (the caretaker) to help us book for tours. The itinerary is depend on us. Since it's my father and husband first-time we choose the usual tourist spot that near in the area.

Mirador Heritage and Eco Park

Wright Park

The Mansion

Strawberry Farm

Bell Church

Burnham Park

Burnharm Park

The Grumpy Joe

Valley of Colors

Mirador Heritage and Eco Park

Where we stay?

Baguio Chateau  de Gutierrez

Thursday, March 30, 2023

DIY Shoemaking Workshop by Munting Sapatero

Last February 11, 2023 my son attended Shoemaking workshop by Munting Sapatero. I have been following Munting Sapatero page since last year because of their shoemaking DIY kit and they also held a private workshop. That's why when they announced that they will be having a shoemaking workshop this year I didn't hesitate to let Tariel joined. And the face to face workshop suited him since he's thriving when he is with other kids.

The workshop held in Taty Manila in Marikina City from Novaliches we ride a Grab car since we are not familiar of the area but it happens that the place is accessible to public transport.

The kit contain history of Marikina shoe industry, leathers, contact cement, scissors and facemask. Ms. Honey Leal who is also the owner facilitate the workshop by explaining step by step process that easily follow by the kids. Also explaining the brief history of Marikina shoe industry and why the owner of Munting Sapatero started making DIY kit is to introduce in to the younger generation.

Taty is a creative space and they offer other workshops check their facebook page for more info.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

KONSULTAMD (Mental Health Support)

 I just want to share where I consult whenever my anxiety attack or if I just want someone to listen to me aside from my husband since I don't  want him to burden with my problem and worries though I share my problem to him I don't want to it frequently.

(Photo from KONSULTAMD Facebook)

(Photo from KONSULTAMD Facebook)

Good thing Konsulta MD has a chat option for Mental Health Consultation it was a big help. Konsulta MD is my go to everytime I need medical consultation. They offer package so check it out and download the app.

The only downside is if you want  a reply asap  it will takes a minute there's a 10 min interval in chat maybe avail the video consultation option so you can have the conversation with the psychologist right away. If you are like me that prefer a chat then this one is good for you since not all people is comfortable even in video call I remember my other session with another provider I put in the remarks that I prefer a chat but the psychologist insist that I should show my face so even I don't want to I don't have a choice. The psychologist speak in english even I speak in filipino she answer me in english I begin to felt awkard because I can express myself freely if I speak in filipino.

That's why even they email me for the second session I decided to end it.

For more information about Konsulta MD visit their official fanpage in facebook or download the app in Google Play or Apple Play store.