Educational Fieldtrip at Art in Island 3D Museum in Cubao 

It was Kuya Angelo’s fieldtrip yesterday and his day was full of fun filled activities. One thing that I learned here in the Philippines is that school are requiring kids to bring companion with them. 

Luckily last minute Tita Racel decided to bring her girls and her yaya so Angelo can still come since I can’t be with him. 

Their first stop is at La Mesa Ecopark where he experienced Bunjee Jumping.

 After lunch they head over to Art Island. It is located in Brgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City near Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Ali Mall, Cubao Expo, etc.

If you are looking for a new fun thing to do in Manila. Or if you are in the middle of organizing a field trip, excursion, team activity you may want to consider this fun interactive museum in Cubao, a new attraction in the Metro.

ART IN ISLAND is the biggest 3D Museum in Asia as far as number of 3D paintings is concerned.The biggest in terms of area is the 3D Museum in Jeju Island in Korea at 4,100 sqm, versus the 3,800 sqm of Art in Island.   

 It’s a museum with visually stunning 3D artworks that you can touch, interact with, and be part of. It was founded by Yun Jae Kyoung and his Korean partners, with 14 3D artists from Korea working on all the paintings.  

Operation Hours and Admission Fee

Art in Island Entrance Fee is FREE for children 3 feet and below while the regular admission fee for Adults is Php500.  

Students, Senior Citizens, PWDs get a discount of Php 100 so they will only pay P400 admission fee, if you belong to this category you must bring a valid ID to avail of the discount. Accepted IDs are school ID for the students, Senior Citizen ID for the Senior Citizens, and PWD ID for the PWDs.  

This 3D Art Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM. That’s 12 hours of fun exploration if you feel like being there on opening and closing bell.

**This establishment is close on Mondays, but open on Holidays. Ticket selling is only up to 8PM.

What to bring when you come visit?

  • Bring socks or bedroom slippers. All guests are required to take off the shoes before you can enter the museum. No socks, tour the museum on barefoot. Or you can also buy slipper socks from the museum for Php150. They have a shoe counter where you can deposit your shoes.
  • Cameras!!!!
  • For those who easily gets cold, bring a jacket for Art in Island is fully air-conditioned.

Prohibited Items – you can’t bring these inside the 3D Art museum: food and drinks, tripod, pets.


They also have Year-round Promos which you can avail of this 2015 to 2016 and beyond:

*Birthday Promo – Your admission is Free is you visit Art in Island on the day of your birthday, a day before, or a day after. You must bring your birth certificate or any valid ID that indicates your birth date like SSS UMID, passport, PRC ID etc.

*Loyalty Promo – If you’ve been to the museum, don’t throw away your used ticket! Because on your next visit you can avail of a 50% OFF discount by presenting your old ticket and showing the attendant at the ticket booth a picture of you inside the museum.

*Group Promo – This is best for school field trips, excursions, and group tours. If your group has at least 20 persons (regardless of age), your group will get 20% off the ticket price of P500.00.  

To monitor promo, freebie, contest and discount announcements of Art in Island, follow their official Facebook page for the latest updates.

 For reservations and queries call Art in Island Contact Number: (02) 421 1356. Their email is


Wow that’s unexpected! Good Job Kuya Angelo…

When we moved back I really don’t have plans of enrolling you to a regular school because we want you to rest first. You just finished your grade 1 and we thought that you deserve a long break.

But at the back of my mind I want you to fully understand the culture of being filipino and socializing with new environment would be helpful.

First few months were really struggle because we never used to have every day assignments and quiz. But in the long run we managed to adapt the new school. You love your teachers and classmates but hated waking up in the morning. 

Today we got your report card and I was surprised to found out that you are part of the honor roll. I wasn’t expecting a lot considering we had a hard time learning the Filipino and Sibika subjects. But you made it! You are one of the Bronze awardee for the whole Primary Department. 
 Im in awe seeing your grades with high mark. We are so proud of you! Continue to soar high my son! We love you!


Happy 2nd Birthday #chinitoinigo


 Two years! I watch you sleeping and I can’t believe you’re already two! I remember how tiny you were when you were born. You came out a bit too early and we got worried if you will be okay. Well, nothing to worry about because slowly, the little baby grew into a precious little boy!  


Two years. I cherish every moment. I learned how big my heart is because I met you.I learned that I could give until there was almost nothing to give. I learned how far I could go without getting regrets of becoming a mother of three. I learned that a life of chaos with you and your siblings could be so fun! I haven’t learned everything yet, so if I fail you sometimes, please be patient with mommy. I will try again.

   You have the sweetest little voice and my goodness, you are talking so well. Communicating with you has gotten more and more fun because you can tell us what you need and want and you are speaking in full sentences. You even starting using your manners “excuse me please, thank you & you’re welcome bulol nga lang

You are smart, #chinitoinigo. It’s amazing what you understand and can communicate to us. You have such a loving heart. Sometimes you will grab my hand and say “UP UP” so we can play hide and seek. It is so much fun to see you interact with Nanay Celda and Lolo Bossing.You call Lolo Bossing”Boboss” and light up when you see him. And you and Boboss have a very special relationship. You love eating beside him and mimick him especially when he’s teaching you kalokohan.He loves you and plays with you and you two have a wonderful bond that I have loved getting to see grow! 

One of my favorite relationships that I have loved watching blossom is with our princess. From day one, you have been smitten to her- but in the last few months as you’ve gotten old enough to really play and love on her, you two have become the best of friends. You loves chasing her around, messing her around, singing with her, playing with her, and snuggling with her. Your love for each other radiates from both of you when you’re around each other. It is one of the most precious things I have ever witnessed… and I know it will only grow stronger. Princess Isabelle must be very lucky girl to have you!

Your dad and I talk about you all the time… we feel so lucky that you are our baby boy. You are building such a strong relationship with both of us and I know you will always be one of my best friends. I have so many special memories from the last 2 years. I feel beyond blessed – you are so unbelievably loved. What a privilege and thrill to get to watch you continue on this adventure through your life. You are such a gift


Learning through play – V is for Vegetable..

Hi there!!Whee.. can’t remember when was the last time I blog. 

It is becoming the season of cold weather here in Philippines. Not to mention its been rainy too, which means lots more indoor time (and sadly not nearly enough outdoor time to burn off their energy).

For our lunch today Nanay Celda cooked Pork Sinigang and I asked her if I can have a few bits of the vegetables. #chinitoinigo has been bugging me to do art activities again. If he’ll not ask for paper and pencil he will begged to paint using watercolor.

Today we made quick and easy fine motor activity — just for this occasion. Because, man, when you *need* one, you really, really need one, right?to ensure that your busy baby has something productive to keep him occupied.  

How about vegetable painting? Sounds fun right?!

Who says vegetable are just for eating when you can make a great artwork out of it.

While things could get messy, it allows him to embrace his creativity and hone his artistic skills.  


Food Review – Vikings Luxury Buffet SM – MOA, Philippines

We finally  had the chance to try the birthday promotion of Vikings Restaurant at SM- MOA.

For those who wants to celebrate their special day, a birthday celebrant may eat for free at Vikings for ONE WHOLE MONTH only when he/she meets the following conditions:

  • Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.
  • Each celebrant can eat for free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT.
  • Each celebrant can eat for free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT.
  • One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts.
  • Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.).
  • This promo can’t be used in conjunction with any current promotions or discounts (including senior citizen discounts).
  • Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored.
  • This promo is available across all Vikings branches only (except NIU by Vikings).

Since this was an impromptu decision we didn’t have a chance to reserve a table. And that was the biggest mistake! Oh boy I was wrong to think that the place won’t be packed, since it’s weekday.WRONG MOVE!

Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant is always full, which is the reason why they require a table reservation before you go there. A reservation of at least 2 days prior to your desired day is required. They are open for reservations from 8AM – 8PM. 

 After two in a half hour of waiting our number called and we were ushered inside the restaurant.I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted with lavish interiors, sophisticated spread of extensive selection of foods.

And because of wide array of selections the biggest problem with dining at Vikings, is the moment you step on to the floor, you have no idea where to start. Your selections are so vast and diverse, you get confused on what your stomach wants.. 

The Japanese section has the requisite Shrimp Tempura that is always in high demand, but aside from that, enthusiasts of cuisine from the orient will be pleased with the Sushi and Sashimi choices the restaurant has. 

If you loved Italian food then Vikings Pizza and Pasta station might interest you. You can make your own pasta, with the different types of freshly made pasta as well as an assortment of ingredients that you select to concoct your personalized pasta dish.
 If you’ll visit Vikings I suggest to always leave a space for Carving Stations. It’s worth filling up empty stomach on slices of Rib Eye, Leg Lamb and the famous Binusog na Lechon.   

I must say, I was very much impressed with what Viking’s Carving Stations though the server are only giving us few slices.

They also have a wide spread of cold cuts,canapés, cheese and assorted breads.






Grilling station is must try as well. A selection of sea foods is always a nice option.

Like most buffets, the quality of desserts ranged from average to good, but your options almost felt limitless. You can choose from a wide array of cakes, filipino delicacies, or you could customize your own Ice Cream Sundae, or make your own Crepe! 

For those who are in a festive mood can taste the Christmas spirit by trying Bibingka and Puto Bumbong.It’s a bomb!


The verdict –  We ate for hours without noticing the time. We relish each meal we took. It was truly an experience worth sharing. Were we satisfied? A resounding yes! Was it worth it?Of course! Will we come back? Definitely! 

I think it’s great that restaurants such as Vikings is making the feel of luxury dining more affordable to the people. It’s a great place for a family to celebrate the special occassion.It’s refreshing to see that there is an affordable alternative when wanting to dine at an eat all you can buffet.

Vikings Prices:   



Family Day Out at Manila Ocean Park, Philippines

Hotel H2O and Manila Ocean Park is just right next to each other. That’s why Kuya Angelo can’t contain his happiness upon knowing that there is underwater aquarium inside the place. He insisted that we must watch the Sea Lion show. We check the ticket price and in the end settled with the Deep Sea Rush promotion for php 580 per person. 

We also paid for Inigo’s ticket in full because his height is above 2feet na din. But if your child is below 2feet free pa sila.

Deep Sea Rush offer includes the following:

  1. Oceanarium
  2. Jellies exhibit
  3. Sharks and Rays Dry Encounter
  4. Sea Lion Show
  5. Back of the Room Tour
  6. Symphony Evening Show

Our first stop is at Oceanarium. The Oceanarium is home to 14,000 marine creatures from around 277 species, all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Its sheer size and diversity makes it one of the world’s best public aquariums. 

 You are only allowed to enter the attraction once so might as well sulitin mo na! They will cross out kasi the attraction once you enter.   
The Oceanarium is a stunning walkthrough of the watery depths featuring seven sections and containing 1,900 cubic meters of seawater.    


At the heart of the Oceanarium is the main attraction – a 25 meter long, 220° curved walkway tunnel with a spectacular underwater view of amazing sea creatures swimming overhead.

The exit of Oceanarium will lead to the second floor where the Back of the House is located. This is the area where breeding of the sea creatures happens. You may also see the machines being used in the operation.


After Back of the House we went straight to Jellies Exhibit.




 We were tired of all the walkings that we did so we decided to go to the Sea Lion show and wait till 3pm to start.

This show is so awesome! Ang saya and ang galing! Super nag enjoy ang mga bata! 


Due to tiredness we skipped the Sharks and Rays Encounter while the Evening Symphoney starts at 6:30pm so we decided to go home na din.We’re planning to go back if our budget permits, we like to try the Trail of Antartica.


Manila Ocean Park

behind Quirino Grandstand

Luneta Manila Philippines 1000


+63 2 567 7777


+63 2 567 2309



Learning through play – A is for Alligator

We started our alphabet exploration and we begin with letter A. I am not sure whether we’ll do it in order. One thing for sure we’ll start with the letters that he likes most.

I guess it will be easy for me to incorporate his passion to animals and the learning of the letters.

You will be needing colored construction papers and a happy kid.     

Before starting he wanted to scribble on the paper so I used the opportunity of explaining the habitat of the alligator. 

I told him that alligator lived in water and he can draw a river.

When he’s done with his drawing he’s excited to paste the pieces.            

Presenting our letter of the week- A is for Alligator..🐊
    It’s always a must to prepare a snack to our #chinitoinigo who likes mainit na pandesal sa meryenda.😋   


Happy Monday everyone and stay dry! ☀️☔️ 

Staycation at Hotel H2O, Quirino Philippines

We stayed in Hotel H2O Manila for advance birthday celebration of daddy A since his actual birthdate falls on weekday,we couldn’t let this go by without a little treat so we went for a staycation.It was wonderful choice!

Hotel H2O, a weekend family getaway located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park, noted for its iconic aquarium-themed Aqua Room, the only one of its kind in the country.


 Welcome drinks, nuts and cookies were given as complimentary.   

 The pool is located outside the hotel which is quite far and I find it too public since it is within the area of Sea Lion show. People from the show are passing by and looking on us. Minus point😞

 And because it was raining the attendant in Sharks and Rays are not strict so they allowed us to have a close dry encounter with the sea creatures.

 While resting the boys started to watched cartoons while I chose to pamper myself at Zenyu Spa.   

Part of our stay is a wellness treat for two, consists of cold facial treatment and half hour on the hot bed at Zenyu Eco Spa. With the kids around, it’s impossible for us to get away from them, so daddy A stayed first with the kids while I sneaked out to have my much awaited ME- time.Yahooo!!

I was ushered to the changing room and asked to changed into scrub suit. Then the attendant introduced me into a room fitted with antioxidant ceramic floor and wall, and supplied with high concentrations of negative ions – clean pure air molecules. The room was set at 45 degrees celsius to make us sweat, relax and gain the benefits of antioxidant absorption.  It was my first time to try this treatment and the attendant explained to me the benefits of the hot stone bed. It’s good daw for blood circulation and muscle pain. Plus one point😍

I highly recommend this treatment since it’s still easy to breath and doesn’t feel heavy unlike in a sauna.

After half an hour I feel rejuvenated and cleansed. Parang rosy cheeks lang!😝

Then we went to another room to have my facial done. Ay ang saya! 😛 
To complete the relaxation I was also given a complimentary Facial Cold Treatment. Super sulit!

H2O hotel transported us to a place that’s fun for the whole family. It’s a great place to bring kids because there’s a lot to do within the complex, and the sea creatures in the fish aquarium walls really keep the kids entertained and amazed.

Hotel H20

Luneta, Manila, Philippines 1000

(Behind the Quirino Grandstand)

Phone: +63 2 238 6100

Fax: +63 2 238 6188

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Quick update to our #chinitoinigo

#chinitoinigo is 22 months old today and i can’t believe that i didn’t post his lego theme birthday party. Give me more time🔜😆.

The little boy is so talkative though there are words that we really can’t understand. 

Some of his clear words-

Parts of the face:

  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Teeth
  • he’ll also say neck and toes

Parts of the body:

  • Feet
  • Hands

When it comes to his favorite foods:

  • he clearly say milk
  • grapes
  • rice
  • itti (for spaghetti)
  • yoyet (chocolate)
  • eyk (cake)
  • biscuitst
  • toto (water)
  • ice (iced tea)
  • ba-ba-ba (banana – because of the minion song)

His expressive language:

  • ayk – for “i don’t like”
  • yes
  • Noooooo- for big NoO
  • eat
  • drink
  • shoes
  • ipers (for slippers)
  • ba – borrow

His also very OC when it comes to putting back his slippers and shoes. Kung san kinuha dun niya ibabalik..

Every night before sleeping he’ll asked all of the people closed to his heart..

  • Bobos- Lolo Bossing
  • Nanay – for Nanay Celda
  • Daddy
  • Ya- for Kuya Angelo
  • Besh – for Isabelle
  • Ek- for Tita Keke (when asked where’s Tita Keke, he’ll say Bay for Dubai)

I can’t think anymore too sleepy perhaps but i’ll definitely post more updates soon..