Thursday, December 28, 2023

Sairam Playland SM Novaliches

 My child has been begging me to let him play in Sairam Playland Novaliches branch. But I was hesitant because of the virus that he could get in the play area. However, I was relieved to know that despite the relaxing health protocols, Sairam Playland still maintains healthy hygiene. I even brought him to Kidzoona SM Fairview last year when he insisted on playing in Sairam. That branch has a smaller Kidzoona area and the entrance fee is PHP 250 pesos.

But recently, we decided to let him play in Sairam Playland, and I was shocked to see that this area has a wider space compared to Kidzoona SM Fairview. It was well-lit and clean. T really enjoyed roaming around. For only PHP 350 pesos, you can play for 1 hour with free entrance for a guardian. Don't forget to bring your own sock though they sell socks it's much better to bring one.

I am glad that we decided to let T play in Sairam Playland. He had a lot of fun, and I felt safe knowing that the play area was clean and hygienic. I would definitely recommend Sairam Playland to other parents.


Sairam Playland

SM City Novaliches

2nd Floor Main Building 

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Is Manila Ocean Park Worth Visiting?

Is Manila Ocean Park Worth Visiting?

Manila Ocean Park is a popular tourist attraction in Manila, Philippines. It is home to a variety of marine animals, including sharks, rays, penguins, and fish. The park also has a number of other attractions, such as a sea lion show, a bird show, and a jellyfish exhibit.
However, Manila Ocean Park has lost some of its luster in recent years. There are fewer attractions now, and the oceanarium area is gloomy. You can also tell that there are fewer fish than before.

What to Expect at Manila Ocean Park

If you are considering visiting Manila Ocean Park, here is what to expect:

Attractions: The park's main attraction is the oceanarium, which features a walkthrough tunnel for a close encounter with marine creatures. Other attractions include a sea lion show, a bird show, a jellyfish exhibit, and a trail to Antarctica.

Food: There are a few food concessionaires and kiosks in the park, but the food is subpar and not very enticing. It is better to eat before you visit the park, or to bring your own food.

Facilities: The public toilets in the park are dirty, and some of the cubicles are not working. The queues for the toilets can also be long.

Tips for Visiting Manila Ocean Park

Here are a few tips for visiting Manila Ocean Park:

Buy tickets online: This will save you time from queuing at the ticket counter.

Eat first: The food in the park is not very good, so it is better to eat before you visit, or to bring your own food.

Wear comfortable shoes: You will be doing a lot of walking at the park, so it is important to wear comfortable shoes.

Be patient: The park can get crowded, especially on weekends. Be patient and try to enjoy your visit.


Whether or not Manila Ocean Park is worth visiting depends on your expectations. If you are expecting a world-class oceanarium, you will be disappointed. However, if you are looking for a fun and educational day out with your family, then the park is worth considering.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Spooktacular Halloween Events for Kids in Metro Manila 2023

As the spooky season approaches, Metro Manila is gearing up for a thrilling Halloween filled with family-friendly events that will delight kids of all ages. From costume parties and trick-or-treating adventures to interactive shows and creative workshops, there's something for every little ghoul and goblin to enjoy.

1.  PLAY at Okada Manila

 Get ready for a Super Cosmic Halloween adventure on October 28 and 29 at Cove Manila! 

Enjoy thrilling games, collect trick-or-treat loot bags, and be part of a galactic Halloween show! Plus, get bonus access to the CosplayPH Expo. 

Upgrade your Halloween experience with an exclusive cabana at Cove Manila!

Come, join, and bring the whole family to the Super Cosmic Halloween fun! for inquiries, please email, or visit


There are no tricks only treats this Halloween! 

Bring your kids (ages 3-10) in full Halloween costumes to Ever Commonwealth on October 28 at the Famtastic Center. Have them grab as much candy as they can with one hand and it's theirs! 

Here’s how to join for HAUL –YOU-CAN TREATS
1. Open to KIDS in COSTUME from ages 3-10 years old registration starts at 2PM. 
2. Simply present at least Php 200 purchase receipts made from mall mall stores to register. (1 receipt = 1 kid entry) Dated: October 23-28, 2023. 
3. Kids should use only one hand to fill the provided bucket with candies. * in a specific time limit. 

1. No need to register
2. Hop around the mall in costume to get more treats from participating mall shops (3 pm – 6 pm) 

Happy Halloween everyone! 

๐Ÿ“Ever Malls #EVERCommonwealth ๐Ÿ›️ ๐Ÿ›’

3.SM City Araneta

Join us for a day of treats and thrills at SM Araneta City Cubao’s Monster Party!

Come in your monsterrific costumes and join our Halloween Costume Contest* and Trick or Treat from 2 to 5 pm on October 28! Don’t miss the Halloween event of the year– time to get this party startled ๐ŸงŸ

*with a minimum P1,000 single-receipt purchase from October 16 to 28

We’ve got it all for you!
๐Ÿ’ฌ 0917 843 1937

4. Seda Vertis North

Stay with us and enjoy a fun and magical Halloween at Seda Vertis North!

Room rates start at Php 8,888 nett per night
Inclusive of buffet breakfast at Misto for two persons and two (2) tickets to the Wonderland Adventure Halloween event

Wonderland Adventure 
October 29, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Quezon Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Tickets are sold at Php 1,588 nett per person
Free of charge for children 0-6 years old with one paying adult

For reservations, simply click the link: or call our Reservations Team at +63 2 77398888.

#SedaVertisNorth #SedaHotels #sedavertis #staycation #QuezonCity

5. Rizal Park Hotel

No tricks, just treats with our Halloween Party! ๐ŸŽƒ
Tickets now available, call or viber 09276687839.


6. Weekend Wild Child

We are inviting you for an adventure and fun-filled ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฐ๐š ๐ฌ๐š ๐๐ฎ๐ค๐ข๐ ๐Ÿ•ฏ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผ‍♂️๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ„

Join us for a unique Halloween celebration that is rooted in Filipino tradition, agriculture and sense of togetherness. It will be on October 28, from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the PRRM Global Partnership Center in Silang, Cavite.

Children, parents and interested individuals may bring their bikes, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades to go on a ๐Ÿ—บ️ quest from one station to another in search of nature’s most precious gifts protected by mythical creatures. A different kind of trick or treat! ๐Ÿง‍♀️๐Ÿงš๐Ÿผ‍♂️☄️๐Ÿ‰

There will be Halloween crafts inspired from the old tradition of ๐๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฐ๐š by making ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐š๐ค๐จ๐ญ, ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ -๐ข๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ and ๐ค๐š๐ค๐š๐ง๐ข๐ง in the forms of scarecrow, squash lantern and ginataang bilo-bilo. Halloween story time will also be offered aside from the group singing, market fair and low impact (no microphones and loudspeakers) entertainment for families to enjoy. ๐Ÿƒ

This is a fear-free and candy-free event! A lovely alternative to the popular and often gory or commercialized Halloween experience in our modern culture. 

Recommended for 2-12 years old, but we welcome all ages!
Registration closes on Oct 25. 
For details and to sign up, click or click the link in bio.

7. Ayala Fairview Terraces

Get your pumpkins ready and go trick or treating at Ozine Fest on October 21-22!

Trick or Treat starts at 10am at the Ozine Fest booths (not mall-wide!). Bring your pumpkin and go around the participating booths at the Activity Center. 

Come in your scariest costumes and join the different contests for different categories.

Best Horror Costume for Kids:

Best Villain:

Worst Nightmare Cosplay Competition:


8. Citadines by the Bay

Ahoy, Mateys! Get ready for a Halloween adventure like no other! ๐ŸŽƒ

Join us at Citadines Bay City Manila for "๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž" on October 28, 2022, at Bay City Ballroom. ๐Ÿ•‘ Set sail and register as early as 12 Noon for a spook-tacular time!

Don't miss out on the treasure trove of fun! ๐Ÿด‍☠️

๐ŸŽŸ️ Tickets are selling like hotcakes at Php 1,200 for 1 Kid and 1 Adult. Don't wait, or you might have to walk the plank! ☠️

๐Ÿ Heavy Snacks Buffet
๐Ÿ‘ป Best in Costume
๐Ÿญ Trick or Treat
๐Ÿช„ Magic & Puppet Show
๐Ÿ› Inflatable Playground
๐ŸŽฒ Interactive Booth Games
๐Ÿฌ Lootbags and Prizes

๐Ÿšจ Hurry, landlubbers! We have limited slots available. Text or call us at +63 926 734 7496 or send an email to to secure your spot. Don't miss the boat on this incredible family fun day! ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‘ป 

#TheGreatPirateAdventure #HalloweenKidsParty #CitadinesBayCityManila #ForTheLoveOfCities #DiscoverASRPhilippines

9. Ayala Cloverleaf

Here's a spooky good time for the kids! ๐ŸŽƒ Head over to Ayala Malls Cloverleaf in your most colorful skeleton costume and enjoy the Halloween festivities we prepared just for you!

๐Ÿ—“️ October 29, 12nn
๐Ÿ“ 3F, Wellness Place 


Have a FA-BOO-LOUS Halloween: ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ๐™š ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ช๐™ฃ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ 2023!! ๐ŸŽƒ Join us for a spooktacular Halloween Funday at McDonald's Cloverleaf!


๐Ÿ“… Date: October 26, 2023, Thursday ๐Ÿ•’ Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™˜๐™š: 289๐™ฅ๐™š๐™จ๐™ค๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ


McDonald's Halloween Inclusions : * 1-pc Chicken McDo with Rice. * Regular Orange Juice. * Spooky Tote Bag and plenty of surprises! Hurry up and book your early reservations now! Visit us at Ayala Malls Cloverleaf for more details!


You're invited!!!

“Mad Scientists Halloween Party” ๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ”ฌ

Venue: U-Learn at 4th Level, Ayala Malls VERTIS NORTH (Beside Pldt)

Dates: October 28 and 29, 2023


-Science Experiments
-Arts & Crafts
-Treat Bags
-Exciting Games
-Parades of Costumes

For reservations, please send us a message here on our fb page or call us at Viber 09086547505.    

Limited slots per group class.

Get a chance to win Toys R Us Gift Certificates.

See you there!


๐Ÿ“ข Get ready to dive into a world of enchantment and mystery at Acacia Hotel Manila's ๐ŸŽƒ ๐“๐ฐ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐“๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐‡๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ.

Join us this ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘, ๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐€๐Œ and prepare for a day filled with Fun and Games, Exciting Prizes, a Hefty Lunch Buffet, Amazing Giveaways, and the most awaited Trick or Treat, #TheAcaciaWay.๐Ÿค

๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ž'๐ฌ ๐š ๐“๐ข๐ฉ: Dress as your favourite characters from the ๐Ÿช„ magical kingdom of our favourite mouse but with a spooky twist! ๐Ÿง™‍♀️๐Ÿ•ท️๐Ÿฆ‡

Reserve your tickets now via ✨ and let the twisted magic begin!

Terms and conditions apply.

#AcaciaTwistedTalesHalloween #SpookyAdventure #AcaciaHotelManila #HalloweenFun #SimplyHeartfelt

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