Was separated briefly from my brood yesterday… :((
|Waving goodbye to me as they walked towards the U.S. Embassy to renew their visas :'(|
My visa has a different expiration date from them since I’ve had mine forever it seems (when the U.S. Embassy still gave indefinite status)! :P And the kids got theirs the same time as their dad.
We parked at Museo Pambata so I have somewhere to hang while I waited for my family to come back. Would have opted for starbucks teehee, but then they would all have to cross the big, scary, very busy street. So I settled for the museum since I haven’t been there yet anyway, and my Lavinia was gushing about her last visit. Decided to see if it for myself! :P
|Hard to see them go… O.A. much??? ;)|
Entrance is 100 php/person. Discounted for students & senior citizens
|This is what you see as you enter the building.. a BUTANDING! :)|
|The hallway that separates the 2 rooms..|
|The OLD MANILA room|
|where you can find a spanish galleon..|
|and step into a mini cathedral
The 2nd room is the KALIKASAN, also relatively small, like the 1st one, but it was cool & much better than enduring the heat outside! :)
|Simulated rainforest & coastal area|
Further along the corridor is the 3rd room, I LOVE MY PLANET EARTH, where you can view exhibits on climate change & what you can do to help save our planet.
Up the stairs is a big room divided into: Career Options, My Body Works, the cute Pamilihang Bayan, and of course, the Gift Shop..
|Career option.. but they featured mostly writers & illustrators..|
|Couldn’t resist having my picture taken in this..
It says: Ako ay ubod ng tapang. Hinahamon ko ang lahat!
Figured my kids will get a kick out of it! ;P
|This is MY BODY WORKS.
I have to say, among all the rooms, I found this the creepiest haha!
I just watched The Walking Dead, so I kept imagining zombies walking in every corner here!
Gave me the goosebumps!
Hey, I was ALL ALONE in that big creepy place!!! @_@
|See? I’m telling you.. ZOMBIES!!! ;P|
|haha yep, you can actually hear a FART from that butt!!! ;))|
|This is the PAMILIHANG BAYAN part.
The stalls were so cute…
|And this is the GIFT SHOP.|
|Cute Ballers! :)
Should have gotten one for my Lavinia! Only 40 php.
Frankly, you would have a better time at the Nido Science Discovery Center in MOA (mall of asia) at 250 php per person. But for 100 php, Museo Pambata is ok :) It’s just that there are more interactive & high-tech activities at the Nido center.
Finally, my brood was back! m/ but faces that greeted me were, let’s just say –drained & not too happy hehe! ;))
Yesterday was such an epic fail, haha! Too bad my babies had to be pulled out at a crucial time from their class (yes, this is an important week for them as it is their “HELL WEEK” –the week before exams & clearance with power-tripping teachers have to be strictly implemented!! @_@), only to find out that our day was for nothing.. and partly (or mainly ???) because of —ME!!! ;P
Just look at their tired faces! :))
But after a couple of these…
|Pancit Canton 309 php|
|Aristocrat Chicken Honey 398 php, simply the best! <3
This is what we always get, foolproof.
|Mommy Lucy Bibingka 65 php just outside aristocrat
Good, but Ferino’s is still the best I think. And Joni’s! <3
|Special Halo-Halo 100 php|
|Happy smiles again, yippee!!! m/|
My babies are such good sports! That’s why I just love them so much. And they are so forgiving of their dear old mother, mwahaha! :P
So yesterday wasn’t totally an epic fail, if only for this..
|An impromptu SHOPPING SPREE!!! m/
Small bags, but BIG smiles! I’m glad! <3
Can’t believe how little 10k buys nowadays, OMG!
I thought Forever 21 was supposed to be affordable!!! @_@
Good luck on your next appointment guys. And yes, I’m not going anywhere near your passports.. promise!!! ;))