Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2nd Birthday

Time flies so fast!

Zeke is now two. The 2 years have passed so quickly that I hardly noticed. Every moment with Zeke has been fun. I might have said that I didn't need a son or daughter to be fulfilled or feel complete but now that Zeke is here, I cannot imagine a life without him

And for his 2nd birthday, we had a really simple celebration (family only) at La Familia which he slept right through. haha.

And he got a bike and fish for his first pet from us.

Staycations and Birthdays

Mac got a membership with Accor which is the group of hotels where Sofitel, Novotel etc. belongs in.

Since it has been harder to go out of town often, a staycation is the next best thing and the Accor membership provides discounts on food and room rates provided you book really early.

We stayed in Novotel in Cubao during my Birthday in August and in Sofitel in Pasay during Zeke's birthday just this weekend.

Novotel is newer and if you want to go roam Cubao, Gateway is just walking distance.

The place is family friendly, they give inflatable frisbees to children. In their 9th floor, there is a gym, beside it is a play place for children (which enjoyed so much, he cried so hard when we were leaving already). If you are checked in, you are entitled to an hour free in the kid's area.Their pool is also just the right size.

We only had breakfast in The Food Exchange and the selection was just right.I think we paid 3,000 for one night.

There is a play area at the lobby

Play area at the 9th floor

With a ball pit

Outside is a bigger slide. This is just beside the pool

Sofitel is the bigger hotel although much older than Novotel. Rate per night was more expensive but we got this free courtesy of the Accor membership already.

The pool area is much bigger with slides for children and for adults. The view of Manila Bay is amazing too.

They say the best hotel buffet in Manila is at Spiral in Sofitel and it really is.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Road Trippin California 2017 Edition

Photo Snippets of another awesome vacation with the family
Korean Air's Kiddie Meal is Pororo themed. Cute.

The little boy was mesmerized by the airplanes

Incheon is one of our favorite airports. There is a play area in almost all corners to help keep the little ones entertained

When flying long-haul with an infant, request a bassinet to make your life easier. Although, the little boy was too big for his bassinet. haha.

Airplane food again for the little boy

Zeke had a really fun time with his cousins, this is Josiah, Jay's son.

He loved the studio tour ride in Universal Studios (although got scared at some parts)

Tita Maria Fe's backyard was conducive to running around

And was close to the park.

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles

Stayed at the Embassy Suites Anaheim for our Disneyland days. Watch out for this lion, he actually roars



Disneyland rides. The little boy was able to ride in most rides as long as an adult rides with him

San Diego Zoo

Legoland. Too bad he was still too small for most of the rides. Usual minimum height required was 34"


You can buy wands in the Harry Potter area in Universal Studios

There is a map that comes with the wand and you can go around to look for spots where you can do your spells. Like this window, if you do the correct motion, the bulbs light up

San Francisco

Viewpoint at the Golden Gate Bridge

Which is actually Orange and not Gold

Lombard Street

There is a nice experience in the Aquariums at the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. You can touch the starfishes

Winery at Napa Valley

Riding the cable car up to the Sterling Vineyard

6 Flags!!! Loved the thrill rides

And there are also animals for the little boy

We conquered

If you are driving from Los Angeles to San Francisco, you can do the scenic route and check out Monterey

Back to Hollywood, look what we found.

Bonding time with cousins! That's Danielle, Kaitlin, Ate Jeng, Jay, Ate Gladys and Brett at the back

I have the exact same picture here 6 years ago


We met Minnie Mouse

And got to attend Eliz's beautiful wedding
More adventures and trips to come!