Palace Pool Club opens its Doors to Families


Palace Pool Club, Manila’s hottest club, opens its doors to families and yes, even their pets, every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm starting May 7, 2016! Imagine sipping your ice cold mojito, with hip music at the background, while the kids play by the pool.   My tweeners

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DreamWorks DreamPlay Manila: Complete Guide (Part 1)


DreamPlay Manila for our family is the coolest indoor playground in Manila.   Quite sporty and competitive, our hearts were pumping wild when we first had a glimpse of what DreamPlay is. It’s a DreamWorks inspired playground filled with challenging obstacle courses with varying degrees of difficulty. To top it all, considering the Manila heat, it’s […]

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DreamWorks DreamPlay Manila: Complete Guide (Part 2)


This is the second and final part of TheGoMom’s DreamPlay Review. To read part 1 where the first 12 attractions are detailed, click DreamWorks DreamPlay, Manila (Part 1) . In part 2 are the three other attractions especially geared for younger kids, parent’s FAQ plus tips on how to get the best experience at DreamPlay […]

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New Attraction at Kidzania, Manila: McDonald’s Burger Shop


Something yellow, red and happy just opened in Kidzania, Manila. You guessed it right:-)  McDonald’s Burger Shop is the newest exciting work station to open its doors to kids of Kidzania! Kids would surely be thrilled to work in the much familiar and loved McDonald’s Burger Shop. They get to experience what it is to […]

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SM by the Bay: Fun for the Fam


Have you guys tried walking the 1.5km stretch of SM by the Bay? My family and I just did, last Saturday.  OMG, ang saya!  Isa syang malaking fiesta!  Perfect for families, balikbayans, barkadas and of course, since Valentine’s is this weekend, with your labidabs. It was the opening of the Annual Pyro-Musical Competition Show and […]

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CHRISTmas Merry-Go-Around: Best and Merriest CHRISTmas Displays in Manila 2014


For the past seven years,  it has been my family’s tradition to go all over Manila to catch the best and merriest displays.   We would have a good dinner, hire our driver to come in that weekend and hop-on, hop-off as we marvel at the lights and beauty, and to the dismay of my kids, […]

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Doll Joy: A Doll Museum


Children who love dolls will have a field day when they visit Doll Joy Factory and Museum in Pasig.   Displayed are over 2,100 pieces of assorted dolls, clustered in varying themes that will delight young and adult doll lovers. This is the second time I visited Doll Joy this year.  First was with a couple […]

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The Week that Was: Pig out to the Max!


Oh men!  I think I gained 5 pounds over the week.  As in pig-out to the max! It is the birthday week of my firstborn and it was one eating fiesta after another!  It started with a lunch in Chili’s last Sunday.  A Miensan lunch and a special dinner at home on Tuesday. An overflowing […]

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Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater and Authentic Japanese Buffet in Manila


Japanese food lovers will have a gastronomic feast at the country’s biggest (500 seating capacity), all-unlimited Great Authentic Japanese Buffet, Banzai! My kids and I had a complete Japanese dining experience at Banzai in SM Mall of Asia.  We were transported to Japan with Banzai’s wide range of authentic Japanese food, all-out Japanese interiors plus […]

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4DX at BHS: Revolutionizing our Cinema Experience


4DX™ at BGC, the first 4dx technology in the Philippines, is a supreme movie experience that immerses all senses! My kids and I were grinning from ear-to-ear from start to finish as we watched “Amazing Spiderman 2.” It is incredible to be able to move with Spiderman! When he crawled up the wall, the chairs […]

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14 Four Cafe: Taytay’s Charming Surprise


My family and I are on a hunt for new restaurants that have wide open spaces that kids can explore and be free.  So when I saw the post of Anton Diaz on the 14 Four Cafe, I thought the fam would love it. My husband, crunched his face up when I said the restaurant […]

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Anvaya Cove: Things to do with the Kids


Anvaya Cove is a well manicured village set in the forests and shores of Bataan. A members-only development of Ayala Land Premiere,  it is a 2.5 hour drive from Manila thanks to the good roads of NLEX and SCTEX. Residents have built sprawling beautiful resort inspired houses that are a haven by itself.  My friend […]

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Bahay Tsinoy: Impressive Life-Sized Exhibits


My daughter and I were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Bahay Tsinoy (House of the Filipino-Chinese) in Intramuros, Manila.  It is a museum documenting the rich history of Filipino-Chinese here in the Philippines.  As a Filipino married to a Chinese,  I developed a greater appreciation of my husbands’ roots.  And my daughter beamed proudly […]

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UP Sunken Garden: Things to Bring for a Complete Picnic Experience


Take advantage of the cool, overcast January weather by taking the kids outdoors.  Cool days like these only last till mid to late February so it’s the perfect time to go to places you would not normally visit when it’s burning hot. We took the kids to UP Sunken Garden last Sunday and the whole […]

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Mind Museum at Taguig: Areas you Shouldn’t Miss


World Class Science Museum.  That is how I would describe the new Mind Museum in Fort Bonifacio.  The architecture inside and outside is modern, impressive and the displays are stunning! Must Not Miss Areas: Outdoor Science Playground –  kids can explore mechanical objects, go inside a bubble or try

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