March 28, 2013

Sky Ranch

When my son experienced Hongkong Disneyland, he always wanted to go back but of course, it is not possible because it is not cheap so when we learned that Sky Ranch is already opened we decided to go here after my son Moving Up Ceremony. After our filling lunch at Santis Deli Cafe we went straight to Sky Ranch. It was scorching hot but my son was really excited to try all the rides. 



First stop is Sky Eye “The Country’s Tallest Ferris Wheel with Majestic View and Amazing Lights”. P150 per person. Of course I did not join my hubby and son because I’m so afraid of heights. I don’t want to spend P150 para takutin sarili ko. Hehe! While waiting I called my husband.'


Me: Don’t forget kunan ng picture si Ethan ha.
Hubby: Natatakot na nga ko e, picture pa.
Me: Basta kunan mo para may souvenir. Hehe!

Then my son rode this “Red Baron” P50.


After that he wanted to ride the ‘Express Train’, I don’t want to buy ticket because for me it is too expensive, P50 per person isang ikot lang and we wanted to go home na sa sobrang init. We we’re able to convince him na sira yung express train. #liar.

But he made another request “Nessi Coaster”, ok fine. We said this is the last ride and we will go home.


Now, I’ve realized that my son enjoys riding rides, wala yata kinakatakutan. If you still remember our experience in Space Mountain”  we were so afraid, but my son was just ok and wanted to ride again.




Anyway, Sky Ranch is not that huge and some parts are still under construction but for me, nothing special about this place and according to my hubby "parang perya lang rides” and the Sky Eye is not worthy for P150. I hope there’s ride all you can ticket para sulit because if I will pay P50, P100 and P150 for the ride mas magastos.

Happy!
Sharing with you the Ticket Price.

Parking P50

As of now P50 - entrance fee


March 27, 2013

Santis Delicatessen





After Moving Up Ceremony, we immediately went home to change clothes and off we went to Tagaytay to celebrate. We have no definite plan where to eat so on our way to Tagaytay we were thinking for a restaurant and we ended up in Santis Deli Cafe or Santis Delicatessen in Silang. 

We always passed by this restaurant whenever we go to Tagaytay but we’re having second thoughts in trying this Deli-Café because I know the price is steep. True enough the price is not budget friendly but since we are celebrating today we have reasons to splurge.

Coke in can P95 and Santis Iced Tea P95 (I prefer Tokyo Tokyo Iced Tea)
It was lunch time but the place was not crowded, there were only two tables occupied by foreigners. Upon seated, they gave us the menu. My husband order the Menu of the Day (salad + main course) P695 and since I’m not into fresh salad I ordered Grilled Minute Steak P520. #meatlover They do not have kiddie meals and I was checking the price of the pasta, P400+ so I did not order because I know my son cannot finish the meal.

They gave us complimentary bread while waiting and my son ate two slice of bread. Not to mention he really loves bread and butter.


My son enjoyed the green beans

very smooth texture of mashed potato #yummy
The meal serving was huge so it was a good decision that I did not order pasta anymore. We’re all satisfied with our order so even the price is expensive for us we did not have any regrets. (sa sobrang busog gusto na namin umuwi at matulog, hehe!) We will definitely go back again if we have extra budget.

Santis Deli Café also offers fresh meats, vegetables, cheese, chocolates, bread and other products. 

Santis Delicatessen Silang
Km. 52, Buho, Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, 
Silang, 4118 Cavite

March 26, 2013

Moving Up


It may sound cliché but time really flies so fast and I didn’t notice that we already finished one school year. My son graduated last Thursday and now ready to move up on next level. Can you believe that nakapagpatapos na kami ng Nursery and more years to come. Hehe!

When he started school I was scared and nervous because I’m not sure if this is the right time to enroll him and I’m not sure if he is really ready but I know I have to accept the fact that he is no longer a baby. 

Congratulations Ethan!
 The start was not easy; my son was excited to go to school but not inside the room. He just wanted to stay in the playhouse.  He was not interested in doing his assignment especially the writing and reading part. Reviewing for his exam is not his thing so it was really a challenge as a mom. But now, I’m happy and proud to say that he changed and improved a lot. If there’s “Most Improved Student” award, I will give it to my son.


I was surprised to see my son participating in all their activities such as Linggo ng Wika, United Nation, Halloween, Christmas Party, and Family Day. He was so happy singing and dancing. I was really surprised because my son is such a shy boy so seeing him performed in school was a big leap. Little by little his self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills were developing. 

All kids receive Moving Up Medal
Tribute to Parents. Napaiyak ako dito kahit narinig ko na yung song sa practice. hehe!
One of the things that scared me is the pressure; it seems that most people (family + friends) I know were expecting that my son will get a medal. As a mom, I wanted my son to receive an award; there are only three awards in their school, Outstanding, Deporment and Merit Award so I was a little bit sad when he did not get any award. But I have to remind myself “Grades don`t measure intelligence, and age doesn`t define maturity”.

I’ve realized that my son doesn’t need to give me an award to prove himself because I’ve seen his hardwork all throughout the school year. I know how hard it is for him to learn how to write, read and memorize his lessons. Ethan, always remember that I’m happy and proud of you and I love you with or without award. Now, I know you are “Ready for the Whole New World”

Graduation song

The first day for you and me
Who would have thought that we would be?
Just like a family
We all joined hands and helped to and understand
As the years gone by
Funny how time just by

Now you got all you need from me but your ABC’s
You can read and write your 123’s
Now you’re ready, ready for a whole new world

Through all our up’s and down’s, the smile and frown
You still learn your letter sounds
Now you’re ready, ready for the whole new world

Now today is our last day
And soon you’ll be on your way
And though the year must end
You’ll remember when we were all bestfriends
As I watched you grow I will always know

Through all of our highs and lows
I’ve had a year to grow you
Taught me all I need to know
Now you’re ready, ready for a whole new world

March 25, 2013

Day Trip at La Luz Resort

My mom and aunt flew in from Norway; they wanted to have a family outing so I became busy looking for a resort where we could spend our summer outing. I started my search a month ago and it wasn’t easy because all resorts that I inquired were already fully booked and some resorts were not replying.


It was stressful because it was hard to look for a resort that can accommodate 36 people. I was running out of time so I suggested availing a day trip package instead of an overnight stay. Finally, after 10 days of waiting La Luz replied but unfortunately no more rooms available so I just book for day trip package.


Day Trip Package 8-5PM

P850 per person which includes entrance fee, lunch, afternoon snack and use of the resort facilities.
Kids 8 yrs old below are free for the food but still counted for the room accommodations.
50% down payment. Bring the original deposit slip.


Day Trip requires reservation and no walk-ins


I included breakfast in our package for an additional of P200 per head because for sure we’re all hungry by the time we reach the resort.


Upon arrival, they gave us welcome drinks while waiting to be served. I listed down all our names and plate number of the vehicles. Then they assisted us to our Cabanas, to the office where I need to pay the other 50% payment and lastly buffet table for our breakfast. Actually, we won’t be lost because there is printed name “’Reserve for Michelle Solee” on our Cabanas and breakfast buffet.



After breakfast, kids immediately jump in the water while I’m enjoying my nook here.



As early as 11:30AM, the staff called our attention that lunch is ready so we immediately fall in line. Hehe!


After lunch the kids swim again and take a bath before merienda time.


Enjoying our stay in Cabana while waiting for 5PM. #sinulitangdaytrip


Thanks for the treat! #momandaunt


Likes

1.Everything is organized, from the reception up to buffet table.
2.The service is good and they always assisted us.
3.Kids 8yrs old below are free of food.
4.Buffet style of food



Dislikes

1.It took them forever to reply on my inquiry through text and email. My sister even called them and they just said “Fully booked na kami til May, sabay baba ng phone” #bastos. Actually, I was not expecting for a good service anymore when we reached the resort but good thing ok ang service nila dun. They just need to improve the way they answer thru emails, phone and SMS.
2.No swimming pool.

La Luz Beach Resort and Spa
Brgy. Hugom, San Juan Batangas
Fax +632 748-8196
Mobile +63 (927) 993-8417 +63 (916) 394-4367
Email: info@laluzresort.com
Facebook: facebook.com/laluzbeachresort

How to Send Payment in Western Union

Two weeks ago we went to Western Union to accompany my mom; she needs to send payment to one blogger who is selling a book. Since she has no ID, I was the one who sent the payment. It was my first time to send payment through Western Union and it wasn’t difficult.


1. Fill out the 'To Send Money' Form and give it to the Agent including your ID. In our case, there are check marks already.
2. Give the Agent the amount of money that you want to send + service fees.
3. Sign and receive your receipt.           
4. Inform the receiver. Give the Money Transfer Control Number or MTCN, your complete name, amount sent and the country the money was sent from.

March 22, 2013

Kanin Club



The first time we ate in Kanin Club was four years ago, we’re not satisfied with our order so we never dare to try it again but two weeks ago we revisited this restaurant. We had our dinner here because my mom wanted Filipino food.


We ordered Sizzling Squid P210, Sigarilyas Express P140 and Crispy Dinuguan P244. To my surprise we all enjoyed the food and we even ordered extra rice. Hehe! No doubt that crispy dinuguan is their signature dish.





Kanin Club
Unit H Adelaida Arcade
Paseo De Sta Rosa, Don Jose
Sta. Rosa City Laguna

Bonding with Wowa


After my mom’s 51st birthday, she stayed in our house for four days. She only has three weeks here in the Philippines so she has to divide her time.

Monday. We went to Festival Mall to meet my mom’s friends, my son was not in the mood that time because he wanted to go home already and play the ipad. #addict. We have to bribe him so we went to Tom’s World, we rode the train and he rode the race car for the first time. Then we went to Paseo de Sta Rosa for our dinner.



Tuesday. We stayed in the house because I need to review my son for the last exam that he missed due to sickness.

Wednesday. After my son’s exam, we went to Waltermart for a quick grocery and then swimming time in our Clubhouse.


Thursday. First Moving-Up Practice and Farewell Party of my son then we went to BGC to meet my brother. My son cried when he learned na hindi na naman kasama si Wowa sa pag-uwi. #soattached. 


March 20, 2013

Handmade Doll

My mom discovered her creativity skill when she went to Norway and one of her hobbies is making handmade doll. She also sells handmade dolls in Norway. Part of her pasalubong to her grandchildren is handmade doll. 

My son loves this doll and he even named it “Kaka”. I don’t know where he got the name but after one day, I’ve got the answer to my question. “Kaka” for kakatayin. Look what happened to this doll. #poordoll


March 19, 2013

Wowa’s Birthday at Max's

If you still remember my old post, I went to Max’s to reserve a room for my mom’s 51st birthday. My mom just came home last March 9 just in time for her birthday which is March 10. She was supposed to be here last January but for some reasons she moved her vacation. It was good decision because she can celebrate her birthday here in the Philippines. It’s been 23 years already since she celebrated her birthday with us. I invited immediate family only so it is like a family reunion.

As usual we were the first guests. I fetch my grandmother who lives in Victoria, Laguna so she could attend my mom’s birthday in Max’s EDSA Caloocan.


On our way to Max’s, I received a call because there was problem with the cake so this was the cake on my mom’s birthday. It was a baptismal cake, hehe! They gave me 5% discount to compensate.


For the food, we had Nachos with Bangus Spread, Soup of the Day, Plain Rice, Pancit Canton, Halabos na Hipon, Beef Caldereta, Bagnet with Poqui-Poqui, Open Fresh Lumpia, Max’s Fried Chicken, Buko Pandan and Bottomless Iced Tea.


It was fun and memorable because we’re almost complete. 



March 18, 2013

Racks



We revisited Racks restaurant last week after finishing my mom’s errands and getting my son’s x-ray result. It’s been awhile since the last time we dined here, I love eating at Racks when I was in college because they have meal at less than P100 but that was a decade ago. Hehe! We ordered Racks Classic Pork Ribs (P300+) and Sweet Smoky Ribs (P350+).



I know that they have big serving so my son and I shared on my order since he just wanted the corn.


While waiting for our order, my son asked for pen and he started doodling. The staff saw it and he gave my son coloring paper and crayons. Kudos for the service.