MTE MANILA FIND: OPEN GYM FOR ALL CHILDREN (INCLUDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS)

Hatch is a play gym that opened at the Podium Mall today. I learned about it from The Parenting Emporium’s post, but couldn’t really quite grasp what it is, that’s why we went on their opening day to find out! In their about page, this is what’s written: Opening up a world of options for kids with special needs • Open Gym • Open Play • Open Space • Classes out in the Open • Open to all Abilities I […]

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MANILA FOR KIDS: BAMBIKE TOURS

My nieces living in California came for a visit, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity for our little family to finally try out one of the most famous tours in Intramuros, the Bambike Tours! Bambike Tours is a biking tour around Intramuros, and it ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 hours! Because we weren’t sure how our toddler would behave (we don’t normally bike around the city), we just chose the fastest option: one and a half hours of […]

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MANILA FOR KIDS: PHILIPPINE AIRFORCE AEROSPACE MUSEUM AND AIRCRAFT PARK

My son loves helicopters. I believe it’s because he’s exposed to it almost everyday. We live near the City Hall where there’s a helipad, and almost everyday, we would hear a helicopter flying in and out. One time, he told me: “Mama, I want to ride a helicopter.” I remember about this air museum near the airport that I found out about way before I got married, but the thing is — I have never visited it. I finally had […]

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MANILA FIND: A RESTAURANT WHERE YOUR TODDLER CAN MAKE HIS/HER OWN PIZZA

The other night, our toddler suddenly told us: “I want to eat in a restaurant.” It’s a good thing we really weren’t planning on having Daday cook dinner for us because she had to go somewhere, so we asked him what he wanted to eat: “Pizza and Fries”, he said. We finally got to eat in Amare La Cucina in Baguio last December (it had been there quite a while, and had been on my list forever – but only […]

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WHERE TO DONATE YOUR BOOKS (OR FIND SOME TREASURES YOURSELF) IN METRO MANILA

Are you curating your books and want to share the ones you no longer need with others? Whether you have used or new books, here are some places within Metro Manila where your books might end up as treasure for others, or where you might find treasures yourself. photo from The Bookstop Project’s Facebook page BOOKSTOP MANILA According to their Facebook page, “The Book Stop is a pop-up library that encourages reading and a passion for books and promotes the […]

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TODDLER ACTIVITIES IN NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 3 (NAIA 3)

We were at Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3 (International terminal) last week and arrived too early for our flight, so we had the luxury to go around the airport to checkout how to kill time best with our 22-month-old. There are restaurants (both before and after the immigration area) and souvenir shops (for interesting language objects) as well as a bookstore (in case you want to buy a book for the flight – although nothing much for toddlers, really). There […]

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MY FAVORITE BOOKSTORES IN MANILA

When we think of bookstores in Metro Manila, three chains immediately come to mind: Fully Booked, National Bookstore, and Power Books. Actually, maybe Goodwill, too. I do go to those bookstores and enjoy my finds from there every now and then (especially Power Books in Podium, and Fully Booked in BGC), but there are other bookstores I really love visiting! Today, let me share with you my favorites (in no particular order) and why!:) 1. ARTBOOKS.PH Located along Pioneer Street, […]

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STAYCATION SERIES: SEDA VERTIS NORTH

Last month, we got an invitation for an overnight stay at SEDA Vertis North. Having lived in Quezon City most of my life, I was thrilled to know a SEDA Hotel has recently opened in Q.C. (very near Trinoma Mall)! I’ve stayed in both Seda BGC (for one of our weddings anniversaries, heehee) and Seda Nuvali and truly loved our stays – they’re business hotels but I’ve always appreciated the homey feeling, and being under the Ayala Corporation, their support […]

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