Saturday, May 31, 2014

Disneyland Hong Kong, New Land #3: TOY STORY LAND

toy story land

        After the mystifying Mystic Point,  my family and I were welcomed by a familiar looking talking dinosaur toy. I'm sure you know him! He's Rex from Toy Story! And all of a sudden we seemed to have shrunk into small toy-sized people walking around the huge backyard of Andy with his favorite toys all around us ready for some serious play time! 

Welcome to Toy Story Land!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Disneyland Hong Kong, New Land #2: MYSTIC POINT


mystic manor

        We came walking from Grizzly Gulch and then suddenly were met with a great wooden gate. And just like that, the world completely changed from western gold rush times to the turn of the century England! A place of mystery and enchantment. Welcome to Mystic Point!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Disneyland Hong Kong, New Land #1: GRIZZLY GULCH

        I am truly amazed at Disneyland's way of making things. When they make something, they make sure that they make it right, in every little detail. They practically bring the magic on screens to life when you step inside Disneyland. And their three new expansions have just proven this yet again. It is just amazing!...

Starting with The Grizzly Gulch! An exclusive land to Hong Kong Disneyland!

grizzly gulch

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hong Kong Disneyland: Even More Magical The 2nd Time Around!

        I never got to go to Disneyland as a child. And so when my husband and I were planning on where to go on our honeymoon back in 2008, he already knew that Hong Kong Disneyland was the obvious choice. I remember tearing up as soon as Sleeping Beauty's castle came into view. And I so vividly remember fighting the urge to cry as I watched Disney in the Stars, which is Disneyland's spectacular fireworks before the park closes. Even for an adult like me, I still think it's the magical place on earth. And just like any other newlywed, I dreamed of going back to take my child and see the smile on his / her face when she experiences the magic of Disneyland!

Disneyland with granparents

        It took us a while to have a child but finally 3 years later, our little Rainbow was born! And 2 years and 6 months after that, through the loving hearts of my mom and dad in law, the whole family went on a 5 day trip to Hong Kong,  2 days of which was spent at Disneyland! WOOOHOOOOOO!!!! And I was especially excited about the three new lands that were built. This means a lot of new attractions! And I was also looking forward to staying 2 nights at the Disneyland Hollywood Hotel!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Unwind at Madison's Bistro Moderne


Madisons moderne bistro

        My night life has been dead for quite some time. And I haven't been to any bar places in a long time until recently when I went with my friend Yedylicous to the opening of Madison's Bistro Moderne at EDSA Shangrila Hotel. A posh place not only for drinking but for fine dining as well. Well, since my tolerance for alcohol has gone way down  since I got pregnant, I can't really say much about the drinks. But my friend Gerry of Dude4Food seemed to enjoy it. The food? Pretty special.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Brilliant Baby Bath Tub from Youji and Me!

                               
                                 

        Just saw this from an ex-co-worker's Instagram and it really caught my attention (Thanks Janice!). The Richelle baby bathtub from Youji and Me store. I think it's brilliant!

        Not only does it look cute but it's very functional too! Since it's inflatable, it means there's soft cushioning for your baby. 

                              

        And I particularly love the hump in the middle to stop your baby from sliding. (I actually think adult bathtubs should have this too haha! I don't know about you but since I'm a tiny little woman, I also keep sliding down). In additional to that, the material is skid-resistant for that added anti-sliding. 

        And yes, since it's inflatable, that means you can also put it in a big pool when you want to dip in the pool with your baby! (But of course always under adult supervision) And since it's inflatable, it's easy to stow away!  

        Oh by the way, it comes with it's own air pump! All for only P1,149.75! (Thanks Janice for the details!)

Brilliant! Will definitely keep this on my radar for next time ;-)

Photos from Youji and Me website!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Stuff at Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom

        ... or at least new to me. I don't exactly remember the last time I went to Enchanted Kingdom but I'm sure it was a long time ago. A few months ago, as part of our south staycation itinerary (special thanks again to the lovely Jane Go of Sugar and Spice blog , we went to Enchanted Kingdom to try their new 7D Interactive Motion Theater. I honestly wasn't expecting it to be much, but I was wrong. It was pretty awesome!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sometimes All You Need is A Cup of Coffee


NESCAFE red mug

        What did I do for Mother's Day? Simple. But very relaxing. I opted to stay home. I am still not up to going out because I feel the vacation sucked the energy out of me haha! I had so much fun, not noticing how tired I was until we got home.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dear New Mom, You're Doing Okay :)

        I remember the first few months of being a mom. I may have had a tiny bit of post partum... I think. I would obsess over how Rain always cried when I tried to soothe her thinking she doesn't love me, and a lot of other small things that make me laugh when I think about it now. But no matter how silly, one can't take away the fact that being a first-time mom is hard. Very. Often times I would doubt myself if I'm doing an okay job. And so when I saw Johnson's video for the first time, it really helped me emotionally. It helped me become aware of how I pushed my tired mind and body to the limits just to make sure Rain was a-okay. And it helped me realize that at the end of the day. Rain's sweet smile and giggles assured me that she appreciates what I do, no matter how small it is. This helps me believe I'm somehow on the right track.

To all new moms, and to all experienced moms out there, never doubt yourself! You're doing okay ;-)

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

PLDT HOME Bro Ultera Launch

PLDT HOME Bro Ultera launch

        My husband surfs the internet a lot. A lot, a lot. In fact, I believe that if he were to be left alone in a secluded room with just a laptop with internet connection and leave him there for a few days, he would be fine. He likes downloading videos, and checking his social media networks all day long. And of course, writing and uploading tons of photos for his blog, thepickiesteater.net. I, on the other hand, rely on the internet as well for this humble little blog, and of course, my little Rainbow needs her daily dose of educational apps and games! Which is why I am so ecstatic when I found out about PLDT Home's newest baby, the PLDT Home Ultera.