A Playdate at DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila

DreamPlay
City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue cor. Roxas Boulevard
Entertainment City, Parañaque
Tel: 800-8080, 808-0909
http://www.cityofdreamsmanila.com/dreamplay

One of the playdates the Princess had this summer was at DreamPlay, City of Dreams in Pasay. The first time we went there was on a school field trip, so we had limited time to explore. This time around, however, after an early morning swim and a quick brunch at the Nobu Hotel pool, we practically devoted the entire afternoon to exploring and enjoying DreamPlay. Continue reading “A Playdate at DreamPlay, City of Dreams Manila”

A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Being one of the kids’ favorite weekend haunts, TGIFriday’s was really at the top of our list of the possible places for the Ball’s 3rd Birthday Thanksgiving. What was a bit tricky though was deciding which TGIFriday’s to go with. Truthfully, we inquired at four TGIFriday’s branches in the south of Manila, and we finally decided to go with TGIFriday’s in Evia. Continue reading “A TGIFriday’s Evia Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”

DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)

For the Ball’s Birthday Thanksgiving this year, I was somewhat undecided for a long time on whether to order a customized cake or just make DIY cake decor again. After canvassing and inquiring from some nearby suppliers, I decided to take time to just DIY the toppers myself since it’s mostly the only thing I’ll prepare for the party anyway! Continue reading “DIY Cake and Cupcake Toppers (2nd Edition)”

The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari

The Cheesecake Fairy
2nd Level, Building B
Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang-hari
(https://www.facebook.com/The-Cheesecake-Fairy-114490995733971/)

The Hubby and I were finishing lunch at a resto in Evia.

Me: Um, can we have dessert? (Sabay smile and bat ng eyelashes)

The Hubby: Sure! Order ka na. Coffee lang ako.

Me: Ah. Well… Diba we saw this new Cheesecake something place near the escalators kanina…

The Hubby: Ahhhh. (With a raised eyebrow) Ok, sige. Basta may coffee sila ha.

Me: Ay sige, never mind, next time nalang.

The Hubby: (Smiling) Sige na, lipat na tayo. (Asks for the bill and then checks his phone)

Me: Hmmm. (thinks in silence for awhile)  No, never mind nalang. Mukhang pricey eh. (With pursed lips naman this time). Wag na muna tayo magdessert today.

The Hubby: (Sighs, and motions to follow-up the bill.) Hay naku. Knowing you, hindi ka matatahimik. Let’s go.

Oh, he knows me so very well. 😊 Continue reading “The Cheesecake Fairy Flutters to Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari”

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees: On Silky Cups and Enjoyable Conversations

Magnum Opus Fine Coffees
2F The Prime Building, 115 Aguirre Avenue
BF Homes, Parañaque
Mobile: 0917 817 3697
(https://www.facebook.com/MagnumOpusFineCoffees/)

You know those cafés that seem to be meant for relaxed conversations about life and love, and don’t seem quite apt for planning sessions or business meetings? Those cafés which are small and cozy, homey, tucked away, and serve reeeally good coffee to boot?  If you can’t quite put your finger on such a place, then head on over to Magnum Opus. Continue reading “Magnum Opus Fine Coffees: On Silky Cups and Enjoyable Conversations”

A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday

Since the Ball’s birthday fell on a day of summer school, the Hubby and I talked it over, and instead of letting him miss school to celebrate, we decided to celebrate in school with his classmates and teachers. So.. viola! Our very first school party! Continue reading “A Summer School Party: The Ball’s 3rd Birthday”