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The Goppets’ Christmas Staycation at Makati ShangriLa Manila

I begged the fambam to give me the weekend before Christmas. Everybody has been so active & busy that I felt I missed them even though we lived in the same house.

Kap was forever on the phone busy with his small businesses left & right. And so was my babyson with his new found love life -until the wee hours of the morning! :| Ate was super busy in school. My Lovey with her social life & girly outings. Mommy was stuck in front of the laptop all day busy with the christmas project. It was high time for a family bonding.

Thank goodness for our complimentary weekend getaway at Makati ShangriLa, Manila! <3 Our 3-day stay was a pleasant surprise that came at the time when we needed to get away the most.

Capture moments at the christmas sleigh hand-crafted by Makati ShangriLa’s very own artisans!

Makati Shangri-La, Manila has partnered with Manila Water for their environmental advocacy, Crystals of Hope, which will assist in providing clean, potable water for relocated families in Rizal province. Snow maidens at the hotel lobby will sell snowflakes that you can purchase to share as presents and also to give the gift of water to a family in need.

As soon as the kids were let out that friday, we headed straight to check in at the hotel after a quick lunch. Ms. Lesley Ann Tan surprised us with not just one room but TWO! And upgraded too! Christmas really came for the Goppets! m/

Our honeymoon room! <3

I appreciated that we had 2 pillows each. One soft & one hard. I used the soft pillow (under) for my head, and the hard (above) for my body.
You can always call the front desk for more if you find the need.

The connecting door that gave us privacy from the kids when we needed it. ;P
We kept it open the whole time though. The point of our staycation was to bond as a family after all.

The kids’ room. This extra bedroom was really a pleasant & much welcomed surprise. Thank you so much Lesley for anticipating our every need! <3

My official photographer! ;)
Thank you ate. Oh yan ha may credits.

Ask about Makati ShangriLa, Manila’s Suite Staycations, where guests may book a Deluxe Suite for two nights and receive a complimentary third night from December 19, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Starting at a special rate of P12,600++. Suite Staycations include access to the Horizon Club Lounge, daily breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 years old, and a special New Year’s Day breakfast at Rizal Ballroom on 1 January 2014, if the room is booked from 30 to 31 December 2013.

The splendid view of Makati.

Our stay came with daily buffet breakfast at Circles Event Cafe..

Daily Breakfast Buffet
Operating Hours: 6am – 10.30pm (Monday to Sunday)

Contact Details: (632-8138888)
Php 1,180+++ (adult) 550+++ (children 5 years old up)

Lunch Buffet
Monday to Saturday Php 1,360+++ (adult) 680+++ (child)
Sunday Brunch Php 1,650+++ (adult) 825+++ (child)
Dinner Buffet
Sunday to Thursday Php 1,635+++ (adult) 817.50+++ (child)
Fridays & Saturdays Php 1,850+++ (adult) 925+++ (child)

My GOwapo started off with his favorite dimsum choices! <3

Noodle station.

Buffet station that carried breakfast staples such as..

my favorite breakfast food Longganiza & corned beef! m/

I also loved their ham with maple syrup that I kept going back for more! <3

I was very happy to see so many different kinds of fresh fruit juices & shakes. What a nice breakfast spread! <3

They also make cappuccino upon request. So make sure you ask for it. For me, a good breakfast must end with a great cup of cappuccino!

Cereal, yogurt & Muesli station for the health conscious. Like SOMEONE I KNOW. :P

See??? @_@

Meanwhile I loaded up on carbs teehee. This is my favorite..

Soft & chewy PRETZEL!!! <3

Congee station for Kap.

Aside from the fruit juices, I was so delighted with the many fruit choices included in the spread! <3

Hindi naman halata? ;))


My hearty breakfast plate! <3

All that eating made me sleepy. So I napped right after brunch. OINK! ;) Meanwhile, the 2 men had so much energy to burn so they played tennis at the 4th floor. Bahala sila sa buhay nila. Chewing is enough exercise for me! :P

and lifted some weights at the gym..

while my girls swam off their hearty brunch at the pool area right beside the gym.

Too many tiring activities.. they conked out right after! :P

and we had a little bit of NAUGHTY NAPPY time of our own! ;)

Guess who we bumped into on our way to dinner.. SANTA!!! Shucks, I forgot to bring my list! Do you think I can email it to him instead??? :P

Our elevator shots are becoming a tradition, lels!

Thank you so much Makati ShangriLa, Manila & Ms. Lesley Tan for our 3-day/2-night staycation. We enjoyed every moment we spent, adding even more happy memories to our incredible FUN bank! ;)
Thank you God for this beautiful gift. It’s YOUR birthday, and yet you gave us a gift instead. Happy Birthday. Thank YOU for coming to this world so that we may be saved. Thank YOU for the gift of eternal life. <3

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing. And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing!

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns. Let men their songs employ.
While fields and floods. Rocks, hills and plains,
Repeat the sounding joy. Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sound in joy!

No more let sin and sorrow grow. Nor thorns infest the ground.
He comes to make His blessings flow,
Far as the curse is found. Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as the curse is found!

He rules the world with truth and grace. And makes the nations prove.
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of his love. And wonders of his love.
And wonders and wonders of his love!

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