Manila: Day 1

What we actually had in mind for our Day 1 activity was Manila Ocean Park but seeing the weather we just had to change our plans. As far as Filipino knows, BER-months are rainy months of the year and knowing there are storms and heavy rains in Manila, we just had to shuffle all of the activities that we had on the list.

Star City was our first choice and a perfect timing too! They open up as early as 2pm by the way. We decided to go there as soon as we finish off arranging our things in each of our rooms. As we headed downstairs, one of the employees asked us where we are going and suggested that we take one of their vans. We asked for the price which costs around PHP600+. We haggled and went down to PHP500. We thought that it’s pretty reasonable considering there are 9 of us which really wouldn’t fit in 1 taxi. Hmm..

Oh well, let’s move on to the next stop. Star City 🙂 wohooo!

We’ve got TONS of pictures on the rides but then again, I’m just posting some of zeeee rides. 🙂

That day was definitely exhausting and fun at the same time. Haha! When we got back to the hotel, we had our pizza delivered from Pizzaville! Yumm! As far as I can remember, we also got this at a cheaper price! Thanks a looot Metrodeal! We really saved so much $$$ thanks to you! teheee!

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And we ended the day with a fully tum-tum and big smile on our faces 🙂 ❤

Day 2 here we come!!!

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Manila: The Arrival

Hello loves!

Just want to share the Manila trip experience that we had one week ago. It was a 2-day family trip together with our hubbies btw so yeah. I hope you get some pointers & information that could help when you’re planning to travel to Manila. I know, I know. This is such a delay and I apologize for that 😉 I just didn’t had the extra time to make this since I was too busy with work after the trip but here it is now! 🙂

Day 1:

Our trip was scheduled last October 11-13 so that’s a weekend. A plus for my brothers & sisters who are still studying. We wouldn’t want them absent for 3 days right? 🙂 Anyway, me & my family decided to meetup at NAIA Terminal 3 instead of going onto the hotel separately since we actually came from different cities.

Me, my bro & my hubby waited at Burger King since we got at the airport first before the rest. Each meal actually costs around PHP90+. We ordered different flavors so we could share it and try each one out. Teheee!

burger king

Our food at Burger King while waiting for the rest to arrive. 🙂

 

After 1 hour of waiting….They finally arrived! We took a photo at the airport before heading out to our hotel. (my older sister is not in this photo since she was the one who took it. Sorry sis! )

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Our haggard faces! 😛

 

We booked 2 mega family rooms at Shogun Suite Hotel for 2 nights. Each room costs us PHP2650/night and that’s already a promo. Nice right? 🙂 We are a total of 9 so we had to pay for an extra bed for our little brother since each room only allows 4 people.

 

Here’s a photo of our room. It’s a mess! Sorry! I was only able to take the photo before we checkout. I know it’s stupid for not being able to take the pic the first day. I was just sooo tired that time. 😦 Anyway, there’s a queen sized bed plus 2 single beds right there and the other one is the extra bed that we got for our brother. I wasn’t able to get a pic for the other room since well, we were already checked out and in a hurry. Yikes!

this photo was taken the 3rd day before checkout

 

I read lots of reviews about the hotel so one thing I can say based on experience is that, they really have hard pillows. There’s one that we had which isn’t but who cares? As long as you get to live in this fancy room with hot shower and a cr-japanese like for 2 nights, I wouldn’t even complain! 🙂

If you do want to order food, you can try checking out their menus. They have refrigerator there with drinks so you can take out anything you want and just pay what you need to pay during checkout.

I forgot to mention earlier that each room has 2 free breakfast. So we got 4 all in all. When we actually went to get our coupons, instead of 4 we were given 7 coupons! 7 and that’s free! We only had to spend money for 2 meals only! We did ask the guy who gave us the coupon if they are for real and yes they are! Wow! Thumbs up for you SHOGUN SUITE!

Here is another positive feedback for Shogun Suite: They really serve delicious meals! They have american style and the native. It’s your choice! They have it! I just wasn’t able to take the photo. T_T . I was so focused on the food I couldn’t even think! hahaha.

If you’re on a tight budget and didn’t want to spend more money for a meal then you can go out and buy a cheaper one. Outside the hotel you can find Chowking & Mcdonalds. You just have to cross the street to get there. That’s one negative thing about the hotel though–the streets. It’s near MRT or under not really familiar but the surrounding is crowded and the street is narrow you really need to keep your bags with you at all times but that’s only the negative thing I can say about the hotel. 😉

Anyhow…I guess this post ends here. Onto the -> NEXT CHAPTER!

Best Shoujo Anime

Hi there! Here’s my top list best 5 romance anime as of August 2013. 🙂 I’ve watched some of these a couple of times because I super love them! I have others coming soon so watch out! ❤

1. Kamisama Hajimemashita

kamisama-hajimemashita

Synopsis
Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she’s just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!

Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn’t understand, dangers she’s unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who’s… actually pretty hot. What’s a new-fledged godling to do?

(Source: Viz Media)
Read more at Myanimelist

This one only has 13 episodes plus ova 1 ( as of now, no english sub T_T ). Well, you can follow this anime by reading the manga w/c is still ongoing.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! If you want some heart-throbbing, non-stop comedy, YOU SHOULD watch this one!

2. Kaichou-wa Maid Sama

Kaichou-wa-maid-sama

From Tokyopop:
Brilliant and overachieving, Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly a boys’ school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to ’em in an attempt to make the school presentable to attract more female students. But what will she do when the sexiest boy in school finds out that after school, Misaki works in a maid cafe.

3. Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Summary:
As the mermaid princess of the North Pacific (one of the seven mermaid kingdoms), Lucia entrusts a magical pearl to a boy who falls overboard a ship one night. Lucia must travel to the human world to reclaim her pearl and protect the mermaid kingdoms. Using the power of music Lucia is able to protect herself and the mermaid kingdoms from a growing evil force.

4. Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Synopsis
Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. The two are always bickering and even their teacher sees them as a comedy act. But as their friendship develops, so do Risa’s feelings toward Otani.

(Source: AniDB)
Read more at myanimelist.net

5. Tora Dora

Tora Dora

Synopsis
It’s a new school year and Ryuuji Takasu discovers that not only is he in the same class as his best friend, Yuusaku Kitamura, but also Minori Kushieda whom he’s had an undisclosed crush on for quite some time. Along with the two of them comes the “Palmtop Tiger”, tiny Taiga Aisaka and Minori’s best friend. Despite her small stature, Taiga takes nothing from anybody and is secretly in love with Kitamura. Ryuuji and Taiga, despite their oil and water relationship, agree to mutually support each other in their quests for their hearts’ desire.

Read more at myanimelist.net