Posts tagged ‘family’

June 2, 2014

Last groupie before the Wongs’ departure.


At the NAIA Terminal 3! Could no longer go in up until the terminal fee payment booth. So up till the gates will have to do.

Gonna see you all very soon!

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June 2, 2014

Last day for the Wongs in Manila 😢


Brunch! iHop one last time!

Too bad I didn’t do more research on visiting the Malacañang Palace. We ended up skipping that since we didn’t make any reservations for it. (Which no one told me until the driver did *rolls eyes to my Pinoy friends*)

Oh well, next time then!

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June 1, 2014

The Wongs in Manila : Day 4!




Sunday Service at Victory Makati, then Legazpi Market, then SMX Convention fashion Bazaar, to Kultura, Ice Skating, dinner at Don Henrico’s and finally Forever 21!

Time is flying!

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May 31, 2014

Ristorante delle Mítre : the Wongs in Manila day 3!




Trying out this very much raved place for the very first time!

Getting myself a Pinoy breakfast to encourage my family to get in on experiencing Manila at its gastronomic core.


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May 30, 2014

168 Mall-ing and shopping!




A monopod, 230 pesos, wide lens for iphone, 330 pesos, Nike work out shirt, 75 pesos!

May 30, 2014

The Wong’s in Manila : Day 2, Rizal Park!


With Belle tagging along! Behind us, the Rizal Monument.

After a looong day of shopping, we finally ended our shopping escapade at Lucky Chinatown Mall and had dinner at Gerry’s Grill. I didn’t like it there though, the serving was too little for such a price, but it was the next best Pinoy food while others were all Chinese or Fast foods in the mall!


May 29, 2014

The Wongs in Manila, day 1. #family #vacation



Pick up at 5:15am, checked in to condo at 6am. Started the day at 11:30am.

First up in the agenda was to watch Maleficent in 4DX, then went for late lunch/early dinner around 4:30pm at IHOP right after a drop by at the BDO bank to deposit the payment for the Condo and Car + driver rentals.

After IHOP, we walked along Bonifacio Highstreet and then made a stop at Fully Booked and Chez Karine for Macarons!

Onwards to Market Market and get the girls their Penny Boards. We got 4 penny boards and the lady was only able to give us very little discount according to my standards! Paid 1.7k for the printed boards and 1,250 for the Plain boards. I still don’t understand the fad these girls have with these Penny Boards but oh well.

By the time we finish getting the boards, it was already 8:30pm! Quickly headed to SM Aura (which we didn’t even go around anywhere else in Market Market except the Canggih for the boards!) and Danica went on to shop at Forever 21.

While they were shopping, I tried to contact the driver at that time as it was the time we agreed to be picked up. But the driver could not be reached! It was quite the horror as I didn’t know what else to do. The worst case scenario came to mind was that I’d have to get us a cab back to the condo!

I started praying, texted the boss of the driver that I wasn’t able to reach his driver, and he texted back suggesting that I ask the security guards in the mall to page him. Even at that time I kept trying to call him but still his phone was out of reach. And after about 45 minutes of waiting, finally I was able to reach his number and he picked me up from the drop off section. He explained that he didn’t parked at SM Aura and instead parked at Market Market. He also said his phone fell out and he didn’t realise it which was why we weren’t able to reach him.

Anyway, at least we were able to get back to the condo safely. And I did also got him 2 pcs chicken from KFC for dinner. Poor guy had to wait for us for so long and hasn’t had any food yet!

Thank You Lord for a good day 1 of vacation, for keeping us safe and helping us reach the driver!

May 29, 2014

Maleficent with the Wongs! Manila Day 1.




With my sister and her family here in BGC Cinemas! First time to try 4DX!

The cinema is relatively new, it just opened in April 30. I am so glad I got to experience a new mall with my sister and her family. And to watch a Disney Classic Movie at that! The full on 4DX had smell, sounds and movement experience getting you to feel like you are actually IN the movie itself! I absolutely loved the twist to the story and I would rate it a 4 / 5 star just because I love watching Angelina Jolie! hehehehehe

Paid for 450 pesos each ticket and I am glad Chloe made the height limit! Only Children at least 3.5 meters tall were allowed in the 4DX cinema! Phew!


Our day 1 Manila Vacation kicks off with that movie, then jalan-jalan (or pasyal-pasyal) at Bonifacio High Street on our way to iHop! Had a super late lunch there, and we also passed by Chez Karine and got a taste of the Macarons, then onward to Market Market to get the girls’ Penny Boards!

We got a total of 4 Penny Boards and the sales lady still couldn’t give me anything lower than 1.7K for each patterned board. Tsk. But oh well, at least it was a marked down price (so she says) from 2500, to 1800 pesos.

By the time we finished at Market Market, it was already about 8pm and we didn’t even go around to any other shops within Market Market! Off we go to SM Aura for the next shopping destination as Danica really wanted to experience Forever 21 shopping as we didn’t have them back home.

I on the other hand, opted to get the Penny Boards to the car but guess what, I couldn’t reach the driver at that time! His phone was out and I had no way of reaching or contacting him! I was in the verge of thinking of the worst case scenario, which was to grab a cab for all of us to get back to the Unit 2508 Makati Executive Tower 2 condo which we were staying in. But thank God, I was able to ask the owner to help and he suggested that I page the driver from SM Aura security guards and they noticed the car was driving around the drop off point. So after much hassle, I finally managed to reach him through his phone anyway.

Our night ended really late, got to the condo about almost 11pm. And we still had a whole day schedule the next day. Despite the very rushed planning, and last minute plans, I was really happy to be spending time with them here in Manila, finally after 6 years!

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April 5, 2014

Happy 9th Birthday Chloe Moey! 🎂🍰 #flashbackfriday


Awww.. All my little cutie pies are growing up too fast too soon.. I wish I could keep them “little” like little kittens and make them stay that way! >.< Photo above was taken 6 years back, in 2007. And I even had a blog post about it here.

To my dear sweet Chloe,
You’re the littlest one, the lovable and yet at times really annoying one too. But we can’t help but melt when you come up with your quirks and manja us with all sweetness. And I know how that feels cos I’m the youngest too! And thats why I feel more like a twin sister around you than I am like an aunt cos my inner child tends to come out of me whenever you’re around me.

May God bless you and keep you and always shines His face upon you. Protect and guide you, and always hold your hand while you walk through this journey of life. I pray He will strengthen your heart and soul, and not let any man break them. But He will save the best man for you! Most of all, I pray that God will mold you to become the very best person you can be, and use you to the fullest potential as you grow in your faith and walk with Christ.

In Jesus’s name, Amen!

Yiyi loves you Chloe! Big big hug and tight tight squeeze!

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March 30, 2014

Happy 13th Birthday to my first ever niece, Danica Jo! #takemebacksundays #babynomore #2007


My niece turns 13! Oh the youthful bliss! Photo taken way back in March 2007 when she just turned 6 years old! 😱

Lord, I commit this young and beautiful lady, Your precious daughter, my lovely niece, Danica, into Your mighty hands. May You richly bless her, embrace her, protect her, and continue to guide her and lead her as she continues on this journey of life, in a new season. Please watch over her, let Your holy spirit give her self control, work in her to act and to will according to Your good purposes God, so that she may glorify Your name in all that she does. May You bless her with excellence in her studies, discipline and obedience to her parents, but most of all, a heart after Your own. May her life be a testimony of Your faithfulness as she shares Your love to her friends and people who interact with her.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

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