One afternoon, while I was watching a romantic movie, which I need to do a review afterwards, I noticed that the seat in front of me was never occupied though the movie theater is somewhat full and that I happen to be in a good viewing seat. There were several movie goers who passed by that seat in front of me but there was something on it that made the people looked for another seat.
Make Your Own Havaianas
28 May to 1 Jun 2009
This season, it’s easy to slip past the plain and ordinary, and step into perfect, personalized style with Make Your Own Havaianas 2009
Venue: Rockwell Tent (located next to Powerplant Mall)
Time: Mall hours
Tel: (632) 856-1871, 728-5288/89
Beauty and Fitness World Expo
4 to 6 Jun 2009
Get tips of the latest in the beauty and wellness industry with the Beauty & Fitness World 2009 and Spa & Wellness Philippines 2009.
Venue: World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension cor. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Tel: (632) 895-1231
The 8th Philippine Toy Convention
13 to 14 Jun 2009
The biggest crossover event in Philippine comics-toys-movies-pop culture convention.
Venue: Megatrade Hall 2&3, SM Megamall
Time: Mall hours
Learn to Make Tasty Treats at the Tiny Kitchen
4 May to 2 Jun 2009
Help your kids discover how to make their own tasty treats by enrolling them at the Tiny Kitchen.
Venue: Kalambuan Hall, Cebu Normal University, Jones Ave. Cebu City
Time: 9am to 11am (Mon to Sat, except Fri)
2pm to 4pm (Mon to Sat, except Fri)
Tel: (632) 410-2279
Robotics Workshop at Tech4Kids
18 May to 31 Dec 2009
Learn about the latest educational tool being used in top US universities and High Schools!
Venue: 3rd Floor Victory Christian School, 339 Robinson Circle, Pasig city
Tel: (632) 0917-5010T4K
We love going to SM Marikina although I still could never quite understand how on earth that a third world country as the Philippines could actually afford to have so many malls, particularly in Manila. SM Marikina is just one of them. But allow me to enumerate a few things that have attracted me to this mall.
It has probably the most decent and non-restricting parking space that I have ever seen in a mall parking space, hands down. I don’t know if it is just me, but I always get this funny feeling whenever I park anywhere from the Edsa Shangri-la Mall to Glorietta, even that of Rockwell’s Powerplant Mall. It’s almost always hard to breathe in other malls that if you wouldn’t look like an idiot, you’d race to the entrance as fast as your feet could carry you. Not to mention those pipes hanging that you could almost hear the air flow or what have you in there. It feels so dangerous in malls like that whose owners have obviously tried to maximize the mall space and made sure that the vertical clearance is its narrowest possible. I love that Henry Sy considered the motorists who would frequent his brand new mall baby. Although, I still wouldn’t fail to hear my mother wonder aloud why mall owners charge parking fees to customers here in the Philippines. She would repeatedly note that this is not so in the States. For parking fees, they charge PhP 25 for the covered area and PhP15 for the open parking place.
Another thing I love about SM Marikina is its being a free WiFi zone. I can check my emails, do instant messaging without fuss from my mobile, laptop whether I am shopping or dining in any of the restaurants inside the mall.
This is a shot of my son and his favorite playmate, Chamy, my bestfriend’s sweet daughter. They both are having the time of their lives here. This place is a wonderland for children and even adults. No entrance fee, but the amenities therein are great. A real fun place for children.
The available shops are all kid friendly. Trendy clothes shops for children, children’s haircut place even a spa especially made for them. That was the first time I saw a spa for children. This place is really something else. There is a huge area covered by Timezone on the second floor. My son especially had fun doing the train ride that went around for around 10 minutes just circling the second floor area. I have to add that the way this place was constructed was excellent. It was interesting how they were able to squeeze in a legitimate hanging bridge. We hope to bring our son back to this fun place again soon.
This was the hotel we stayed in October of last year. It was a frontbeach hotel which gives it a head start over the other hotels in that place. The service was good. The location is along the highway so that gives this hotel another plus for accessibility.
We stayed in an airconditioned family suite with cable TV and room safe vault. This place is also ideal for business people because they offer free internet access and this place has also hotspot availability. Although it was kind of uncomfortable when we see girls which we are not certain if hospitality girls around their Mai Tai Bar and Grill, I guess it is expected of places around Olongapo and Subic.
For Twin Sharing (3D/2N) their rates start at PhP3,365/pax, which is not bad. This hotel and resort offer quality service. This is the perfect hotel to arrange your booking if you would be looking for a place in Subic to just go home to for the night. Because it is basically expected that when you go to that place you would check out theme parks and places around the area which Subic is very famous for. All in all it was a good stay for our family and my bestfriend’s family. This vacation was actually a treat from my best friend, Gina.
|PARK HOURS : 9am – 6pm daily
|*Whale and Dolphin Show
|*Sea Lion Show
|*Ocean Discovery Acquarium
|*Sea Lion Training Center
|*Wildlife in Need Animal Rescue Center
|*Animal Photo Opportunities
|*Swim with the Whales
|*Wade with our Whales and Dolphins
|*Dive with the Whales for Certified Divers|