Killing Time (at Greenhills Shopping Center) in the Middle of A.P.E.

When you’re employed, having an Annual Physical Exam is required. It usually takes up a whole day or more if you need to do some follow up tests or if you need to see a different doctor. In my case, today is my 2nd follow up and I came in as scheduled for my laboratory and blood work. However, I needed to do some more tests which can only be done in the afternoon. Instead of going back and forth, I decided to just stay and roam around. It’s the best thing to do, and one of the reasons I chose Health Cube in Promenade Greenhills. It’s 12nn and I basically have 5 hours to burn.

This is how I killed time. I went up to the ground floor, browsed at Fully Booked and bought the 3rd book from the Crazy Rich Asian series, Rich People Problems.

Planning to read it while waiting. I also thought of watching a movie but went against the idea. After paying for the book, I felt my stomach grumble so off I walked to the other side of Promenade and to the foodcourt. I have charge slips to convert into GCs at Bonchon. #freelunch ūüėāūüėāūüėā I had my lunch there and I stayed about an hour. To my surprise, the chicken’s so juicy.

After my 1 hour lunch. I decided to walk towards Shoppesville and VMall. I passed through all the different restos. There’s Bizu, Cibo, Gerry’s Grill, Isla Pulo, Pedro and Coi, Hokkaido Santouka Ramen and many more.

I crossed over to Shoppesville, the main shopping area of Greenhills Shopping Center! So many things to see here.

The fountain which you could only see from the 2nd floor, it’s situated in the middle of it all. Too bad it’s covered by the shops on the ground floor.

2nd floor is dedicated to the gadgets and accessories, it has a passageway going to the Vmall. I didn’t go through this area because I didn’t want to be offered left and right, I also have no intention of buying any gadgets or accessories.

Back to the ground floor where I mostly walked (and shopped), it has aisles and aisles of clothes, bags, and home decors.

Scored some super affordable everyday wear. I love the colors and the fabric of these blouses I bought. These 3 blouses set me back for less than a thousand bucks! ūü§Ďūü§Ďūü§Ď

And I am so loving the black one. ⬇⬇⬇

There’s also an area for home decors, artworks and antiquities.

An area’s dedicated to shoes that are locally made, The Shoe Center.

If you like branded watches, bags and shoes (Class A to Class AAA), you could definitely find it here. There are also rows and rows of jewelries especially pearls.

Another thing that Greenhills kept from way back is the open garden that connects two areas. It also has a chapel where shoppers can say a prayer or two.

After Shoppesville, I also went to the Shoppesville Plus and the Toy Area near the Theatre Mall. I enjoyed looking at the toys I forgot to take pictures!

After about 3 hours of non stop walking, I was so thirsty and tired, I decided to go back to Health Cube and just read and wait there. The doctor came early and I was done by 530pm.

The Greenhills Shopping Center also added a new building for Uni Mart, a grocery store, and O Square 1 and 2, where you could find mostly restaurants.

So there, I hope you learned a thing or two from my experience today. Share share share!

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Daphne’s Funny & Embarrasing Story at Kid’s Workshop!

All day long, me and my hubby had a jampacked schedule. ¬†It started with the Parent’s Orientation at Daphne’s school. ¬†Then, we went home for lunch. ¬†After which, we went straight to the temple for my father’s 100 days. ¬†Every time we leave the house, Daphne was left with a promise that we’ll take her out as soon as we finished our schedule! ¬†So even if we got home 6pm already, we still brought her to Kid’s Workshop in Shoppesville, Greenhills! ¬†A promise is a promise – according to daddy!

The voucher for Kid’s Workshop was bought beforehand. ¬†Little did we know that we’ll be using it that night. ¬†I called them up first to ask if we could use the voucher that same night, a reservation was not needed! Lucky Daphne! Since it was kinda late already, I also asked them what time they will close. ¬†We got Daphne unlimited play pass, sayang naman if she can’t play to all heart’s content! ¬†They answered they will close at 9pm! ¬†Dennis and I thought that it’s just right, 2 hours is enough for Daphne.

When we got there, Daphne was so excited. ¬†She waited all day for this! ¬†I wore my socks, we got in, she played and ran around. ¬†To her excitement, she forgot to tell me she needs to pee! ¬†So there in the middle of the play area, she peed! ¬†Hay… Dennis left us at the play area, I called him and told him what happened, and that he should get Daphne’s things at the car!

We waited at the lounge, I scolded Daphne but she just looked at me! ¬†A little while later, she said she will pee! ¬†I removed her wet pants and undies and carried her to the restroom! ¬†She didn’t pee! ¬†Nakakaloka talaga anak ko! ¬†Good thing, hubby was already outside with her pants and undies! ¬†Yaya didn’t put extra socks so we needed to buy a pair for Daphne to play again.

So everything’s okay now. ¬†Dennis left again and roamed Shoppesville. ¬†We took pictures, Daphne played, ran around and I can see that she’s really very happy! ¬†Then she suddenly stopped and said, “OO” which means she needs to do number 2! ¬†Oh no!

I took off her pants and undies again, and we ran to the rest room! ¬†After, she told me, no “oo” omg! Since she didn’t want to do number 2 anymore, we went out of the restroom, wore her pants and undies, plus the socks and she played again. ¬†Less than 5 minutes after, she told me again, “OO” ¬†I knew that time that she’s really going to do number 2! ¬†We ran again to the rest room, took off her pants and yey, success!

Nakakaloka talaga!  When Dennis and I were talking about it, we came to the conclusion that she was indeed VERY EXCITED!  So excited that she needed to do both number 1 and number 2 things!  Buti na lang, wala ng tao!  Kakahiya kaya!

Kids talaga!

Read about my review and pictures of Kid’s Workshop here!

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Voucher Review – Metrodeal – Kid’s Workshop

When: June 14, 2013

Where: 2nd Flr, Shoppesville Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center

What: Unlimited Play Pass

Price: Php 149.00 Valued at Php 385.00 / savings Php 236.00

Groupon Site: Metrodeal / Deal Here

Daphne enjoyed going to the Kid’s Workshop. ¬†She got so excited she made a mess! ¬†Read about it here!

She didn’t even want to go home! ¬†The Ate there needed to turn off the lights, so that Daphne will see they are closing already!

I like the Kid’s Workshop! ¬†It’s bigger than we expected. ¬†It’s not like the other play areas we’ve been to! ¬†Here, a kid can make her imagination go wild. ¬†They can play make believe games with all the things they can do here, not just go jumping!

There are cars (Little Tikes brand) that they can ride and they even have a gasoline station where you can gas up!  photo 1(2)

There’s a kitchen corner ¬† complete with a refrigerator and a cooking station. ¬†It also has plates and other utensils. ¬†The refrigerator has plastic fruits and vegetables.

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There’s a ironing board also equipped with an iron, hangers and clothes. ¬†A child can iron her own clothes!

They have an area for art activities too! ¬†It’s too bad there were no more teachers when we were there. ¬†Because it was raining, the teachers went home early. ¬†Could have done a lot of painting! ¬†And I also think that they have sing and dance activities too, like Gymboree Style – Parachute, if there were teachers and some more kids around. ¬†There’s only 1 kid that time, and she’s about 1 year and a half. ¬†Not a suitable playmate for Daphne. ¬†Oh, there are also wooden rocking horses they can climb on!

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There’s an area too with the usual pool with balls! ¬†Beside this, there’s a little house and a tunnel with soft material! ¬†In this area, there were bookshelves with books and some puzzles!

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On the 2nd floor, there are computer gaming stations.  Beside the gaming station is the reading area!  A lot of books fill the book shelves!  A little further down the aisle, you will see a mini room with 2 lego tables.  On the shelf near it are 2 big boxes of blocks.

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For the hyper kids who want some physical activity, there are 2 slides and a hanging bridge! ¬†There is also a barrass where you can go monkeying around! ¬†They also have an anchor wheel you can spin if you think you’re a pirate! (just like what Daphne did) ¬†There’s also a mini rock climbing ramp and a rope ladder!

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Overall, I would rate Kid’s Workshop 8 out of 10! ¬†The area is really conducive for children’s physical and mental activity. ¬†However, the 2 points will go to lack of safety foams for the areas with wood material. ¬†Like under the hanging bridge and the rock climbing ramp. ¬†They should put safety foams so that kids can’t bump their heads there. ¬†At the very least, when they do bump their heads, it’s soft and not as hard as a wood!

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Happy baby and a happy mommy!

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