The Makeover Lounge

Everyone needs some pampering, agree? But for practical moms like me, it shouldn’t be too costly. That’s why I am recommending The Makeover Lounge, experience inexpensive, fuss free but first class services here!

The interior makes you feel relaxed. The white walls and blue furnitures will definitely calm you, especially after a stressful day at the office.

Upon entering, you will be greeted by the staff and asked what services you’ll be availing. Since it was a weekday and they were only attending to 1 client, I was immediately seated.

Don’t let these chairs fool you! These are high tech massage chairs. It even comes with a foot spa basin and it comes out with a push of a button! No need for palangganas (plastic basins) to be carried out.

It has its own water jet system too!

There are so many brands of polishes to choose from. From OPI, Revlon to Bench, they have it all. So many colors that I chose to just have the basic red from OPI. 😂

This was me feeling sleepy and super relaxed! Did I tell you that the chairs are massage chairs? All through out my mani, pedi and foot spa session, I was having my back massaged. It felt so good, kneading through my aching back.

After simple joys like this, I am recharged and ready to take on my mommy duties again!

Don’t feel guilty mommies, it is our right to feel pampered once in a while.

The Makeover Lounge is located at 81 Xavier Residences, City of San Juan.

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Ang Huling El Bimbo 2019

One of the best musicals ever!!! First I want to thank my sponsors for our complimentary tickets, thank you so much Ann and Mac! 😘

Ang Huling El Bimbo’s story revolves around 3 friends and their journey in school and in life.

The whole team of Ang Huling El Bimbo made a good musical out of Eraserheads’ songs. Kudos to Mr Dingdong Novenario (writer) and Mr Dexter Santos (director)!

Even the set is amazing.

Eraserheads is the best rockband ever! More than 2 hours of Eraserheads’ music, it brought me back to the 90’s! It feels so amazing to still know the songs by heart!

A short video we took toward the ends of the show! Just can’t help it!

Everyone’s amazing! Shout out to Hector, Emman and Anthony! Of course to Tiyang Dely and Joy! 😘

Ang Huling El Bimbo is about friendship, there may be some tragedy, but there is ultimately forgiveness, hope, new beginning and love.

The look of 2 satisfied viewers!

Please watch it! Definitely worth it!

Ticket Prices as listed on Resorts World Manila’s website ↓↓↓

Ang Huling El Bimbo 2019 officially opened last March 1, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre in Resorts World Manila.

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Cafe Aquatica

Photo credits to Jan Sy

A trip to Manila would bring you to Divisoria – a shopping haven and Binondo – a food haven!

Divisoria is everything in terms of inexpensive and practical shopping but it’s so stressful and super traffic to go to, so I have an idea on what you can do after your shopping, or maybe even before!

Photo credits to Jan Sy

Head on to Cafe Aquatica! It is located just beside Binondo Church so it’s gonna be easy to find. Even in the midst of Chinatown, once you enter the coffee shop, you will be taken away to a different dimension.

Upon entering the cafe, you’ll immediately be relaxed with the soothing sound and the lighting. The main attraction in this concept cafe are its Patented Underwater Falls Aquariums!

There are 5 aquariums with different designs, but all with underwater falls.

Let me take you to my favorite aquarium and the most coveted spot inside the cafe.

It’s a volcano and instead of lava flowing, there are sand-like particles that are coming out. How it doesn’t float inside the aquarium filled with water remains a mystery. 😉

Here are the other 4 equally beautiful aquariums:

Just looking at the fishies swimming inside the aquariums makes you feel super relaxed already!

And what’s nice is that you could either drink, eat or both inside this cafe! They serve coffee and shakes! They also serve sandwiches, pasta and rice meals! Of course, they also have cakes for sweets lover like me!

First on my list is my favorite Almond Shake concocted by the owner, Kenbert Chua, himself.

Their Nacho Cups are also a favorite! Crunchy thin nachos in a cup filled with ground beef, cucumber and tomato bits.

Kids got their own Double Chocolate Shake, gladly split into 2 by Cafe Aquatica staff!

I also ordered chips for them.

They played their little jenga while sipping their shakes!

And I got to taste the new thing on the menu, Angus Beef Salpicao. I love that it’s super garlicky and that it’s sauteed on olive oil!

Cafe Aquatica’s concept started when its owner, Kenbert, together with his wife, turned a hobby into a full time business. You see, Kenbert is a Champion in Premium Dragon Bettas. He has won a lot of awards here and out of the country.

Photo credits to Kenbert Chua

Outside the cafe is their concept store. They sell these unique underwater falls aquarium and their premium dragon bettas with champion blood lines.

If you want you to check what else they offer, here are some of the items on their menu (photos taken from the official Facebook and Instagram pages of Cafe Aquatica):

I’ll definitely be back one of these days! See you there!

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