Family Mode: Awesomeville in Gateway Mall

There is a new place in town.  It looks really nice in the picture.  Will definitely visit this place with my kids.


Awesomeville is located at the 4th floor of Gateway Mall in Araneta Center.  Very competitive rates at only Php 200 for an hour of ultimate fun!  If that’s not enough, you could choose to stay for longer hours and pay only Php 400.  That’s like getting the 3rd hour free.


What’s nice is their 1 guardian per child policy.  You can enjoy playing with your younger kids inside without having to pay for anything.

See you there!


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HSBC Family Day!

It’s that time of the year once again for my sister’s company’s family day!  Kids enjoyed last year’s festivities, even Yaya did because Yeng had a concert.  So we are all excited now to see what’s in store for this year’s event!

The event this year will be held at Star City.  Yes!  You read it right!  The old school themed park where me and my siblings and cousins had so much memories.

Checking the website for new attractions, I saw their announcement!


Yippee!  I have always wanted to bring the kids here.  But the thought of a full packed Star City scares me!

The kids had so much fun at the Star City!  As for me and my hubby, we enjoyed the food that we ate and of course, seeing the kids enjoy!  It was a tiring day but, sure was fun fun fun!  Especially when you are spending it with people closest to your heart!


What greeted us when we got inside, a very cute and friendly, MR. SNOW MAN.


The kids are so fond of him, all thumbs up!


Star City categorized their rides into 5 categories namely: Attractions, Extreme Rides, Family Rides, Kiddie Rides, and Others (Older Kid, Teen and Adult Rides)  They have their own height limit for every ride and sometimes, it’s just confusing.  But I know it’s for the safety of the riders so we just followed and didn’t argue.


Out of 10 Attractions – the STAR DOME, the SCREAM AVENUE, the LAZER BLASTER, the TIME TUNNEL, the GABI NG LAGIM, the PIRATE ADVENTURE, the DUNGEON, I only get to see 3!


The Toy Chest featured Larger than Life Toy Pegs.  Pegs because you know who they are and what Cartoon Company owns them, but they look a little bit different!





Shout out to my sister for inviting us to their company’s event!  Wala naman syang choice eh!  We are the only family she has! 🙂



SNOW WORLD (which requires Additional Fee)

Picture taking is not allowed inside the SNOW WORLD.  Before you enter the attraction, you are given Plastic to store your gadgets so that they don’t get wet; and a Winter Jacket because it’s really freezing inside.

Once inside, you feel like you are transported into another world, hence the SNOW WORLD name.  But it’s more of an ICE WORLD for me because there are ICE all over.  Ice Sculptures line up most of the area, some with lights.  The main attraction inside is the Slide.  Yes, you can slide thru the ICE! Whee!  The Kuyas were kind enough to let me and my daughter sit on 1 boat-like rubber wheel to have 1 go at the slide.  I think Daphne was a little scared because we went so fast.  The slide was fun except that it was a bumpy ride!  You can feel the Ice in your behind!


Peter Pan is also a Walk Through Attraction.

Here is my sister posting for some pictures!

peter pan

peter pan 1

Extreme Rides

There were 5 Extreme Rides – the STAR FLYER, the VIKING, the STAR FRISBEE, the JUNGLE SPLASH and the SURF DANCE

Wasn’t able to try these rides as I was babysitting!

Family Rides

The 8 Family Rides were the HAPPY SWING, the DRAGON EXPRESS, the WACKY WORM, the TELECOMBAT, the GIANT STAR WHEEL, and the 3 we tried.


My family and my brother and girlfriend rode this ride altogether.  Your car was supposed to take you up in the air, ours did, funny thing was, my brother’s didn’t.  Then the little one commented, “Bigat kasi si Aku!” meaning, her uncle is heavy!


This is a train ride that goes inside a Magic Forest, you can see fairies and elves in the forest.  A unicorn  is also there to greet you.


Who wouldn’t miss this Grand Carousel?  Big one requested for us to go up the 2nd floor!  Wish granted!

Kiddie Rides

Except for the KIDDIE WHEEL, my daughter was able to try all the Kiddie Rides:


This is the Big One’s last ride in Star City!  She was like driving pretty realistic huh!


Little one can’t ride this yet but another nice Kuya let me take a picture of her with her sister aboard the Tea Cup.



Big one spent a few minutes here then went out to join her sister in the Little Tykes area.



The big one rode this twice I think.  You get to choose your own car, either a top down jeep or a covered one.  It goes up and down the rails but it’s for kids only, so it’s kinda slow.


This ride is a mini merry go around ride.



The kids actually spent more time here than any of the other rides!





Other Kid, Teen and Adult Rides

This composed of All Time Favorite Rides like the BLIZZARD, the BUMPER CAR SMASH, the BUMPER BOAT, the BUMPER CAR RAVE, the TORNADO and the JUMPING STAR.

Well, just like the other rides, any rides that are not for kids we didn’t even see.

Star City may be old, the rides may be old.  But kids and kids at heart (like me) will always remember the memories.  It doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you’re with family, it will always be fun and memorable!

Till next year!

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one fine day with the family!

It was a holiday and our eldest, Daphne wanted to go for a swim.  We gladly obliged since it will be good for the 2 kids.  Swimming is a form of exercise.  A few hours in the pool will really move every muscle in our body.  Aside from that, the kids can smell a breath of fresh air too! 

An impromptu getaway with the family spells b-o-n-d-i-n-g!

We started with a breakfast at Jollibee in SLEX.  While waiting for our food, took some pictures.




As usual, Daphne had pancakes.  Even Denise had some too!


After breakfast, we went straight to Treveia in Nuvali.  Treveia is an exclusive subdivision inside Nuvali.
Daphne immediately asked us if she could go swimming as soon as she saw the pool.  We changed into swimming attires and pumped her swimming vest.

Pictures of us in the pool to follow.  It’s in the other cam!

An hour or 2 in the pool made Daphne hungry and Denise tired.  Look!


It’s a joy seeing my 2 babies happy.  Happy babies, happy mommy & daddy, happy family!



So after swimming and packing up, we went to our favorite resto at Paseo, the Kanin Club.  Even if it’s past noon already, we still had to line up and wait for a table.

Finally, we were seated.  Time to eat!


Our order is just enough. A bowl of tinapa rice (not in picture), seafood kare kare, dinuguan and escabecheng bangus.  Plus 1 order of unli white rice.  We mixed it up with the tinapa rice, so it wouldn’t be too salty!

Another request of Daphne was to feed the koi fishes at the Solenad Park back at Nuvali.  We bought 1 loaf of bread at Robinson’s Supermarket in Solenad 2, and while there, we were tempted to buy Nestle Crunch Ice Cream.  Daphne enjoyed her few minutes ride using the Grocery Car-t!


While Denise got to taste her1st ice cream!


Went back to Solenad 1 to grant Daphne’s request.  She brought 5 slices of bread to feed the fishies.


So there! Family bonding need not be in a far place nor an expensive one. Another fun and memorable day to remember.

Hope you enjoyed!

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family day!

pics from my daughter’s family day…

we enjoyed our children’s performance. we enjoyed the games. we enjoyed the food.


kids lined up before going to the other building where thr gym was located


our family pic inside the gym before the event started


we were surprised by the kids. they have 2 dance performances for the event. i love how daphne shaked her grooves. she’s a good dancer.


we won the 1st game! na tensed ako!


group shot with the guidance team


and of course, picture with the teachers of section na2!

tiring day but super fun!

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Summer is here!

Summer is officially here! But it’s raining! What a weather these days! So it’s better to have both bases covered!

Always bring hats or bonnets for your little ones! That will Protect them from both heat & rain!

Don’t forget the ever trusty umbrella too! If you hate bringing big ones, at least stash a small foldable umbrella with uv protection in your bag!

Rain or shine, we can never go wrong with a sunblock for our face & body! Harmful rays can cause cancer and we don’t like that! The higher the SPF the better.

Don’t bask in the sun during noontime! Even with sunblock and other protectants.

Bring mosquito repellants when going out of town, especially to grassy and wet areas, for this is where pests usually make home. Protect ourselves and our babies from dengue!

These are just some tips for the summer! Go ahead and enjoy the sun!

Fun in the sun for all of us!

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