VISIT. I was in Quezon City for four days last week together with veteran radio commentator Jun Arigo to visit some friends, as well as drop by the Senate and House of Representatives to observe legislators at work. Such a visit also took us to some of the malls and hotels where we met with some individuals to discuss interesting topics over cups of hot coffee. For instance, we met with the former vice mayor of the Municipality of Oslob who is now based in Manila, where his construction company has its main headquarters.
A JUNGLE gym, a trampoline, a pedal boat pool, a building blocks area, bumper cars, token rides and inflatable playgrounds, not to mention, a 4D ride facility and karaoke room for adults, all under one roof. The thought of it is enough reason to be happy—and aptly so, this 2,400 sq. m. facility is called Happy Mong Kids Park.
PACIFYING a child on tantrums is probably the last thing a parent would want to deal with while the family is out.
But fortunately, places like My Playroom exist—a venue where children could kill time the best by having fun with fellow kids while the parents are running errands. The play area is open daily for 30 minutes, an hour, an hour and 30 minutes and unlimited time; each for separate rates.
KIDS will always be kids, and like any hyperactive youngster looking for some “me” time, that’s exactly what they need. Should they want that heavy dose of fun even for just a few minutes, there’s no harm in giving them just that. The playground of Ayala Center Cebu is one of the most convenient playgrounds there is the city. The first-come-first-served playground requires children to be chaperoned by adults. The play area can accommodate children between three to 12 years of age.
The Ayala Center Cebu play area is locatedf at the basement level one.
WHILE you wander through the mall with your to-do list, let your child’s imagination wander as well at Bubi Blocks Play and Learn. The idea is to leave the children at the play space of colorful building blocks and let them explore their creativity by forming different figures like cars, house or what-have-you by putting together the blocks they can get hold of. The initiative not only encourages education for the young individuals but social interaction too since they are exposed to other kids creativity.
ALTHOUGH strolling around the mall sounds like a fun way to relax for the parents, it can be quite boring for some children especially for the toddlers. At Kids Planet, it’s everything but “dullsville.”
OPENED in 2008, Playmaze claims to have the longest indoor slide in Cebu. The three colorful slides parallel to each other, connected to a multi-tiered soft-play jungle gym, is easily the kids’ favorite when going there. “Kids love that,” exclaims supervisor Ricci Tamo-o.
DJ: We have times that we are hurting so much that it’s just too difficult to pretend otherwise. If only it were easy to get away from our problems and leave it all behind. It’s timely then that since it’s the season of Lent, we should have a personal cleanup time that gives us more room for new beginnings. Part of it is letting go of what can’t be to make way for what can be. Of course, it’s nice to persevere, to hold on, to keep on keeping on.
I WAS shopping at one of the big stores in the city, when a single rose décor caught my eye. The price tag on the box was P399. When I lifted the décor, at the bottom of the rose was another price tag of P469. I was told by the saleslady that the correct price was the latter. When I asked why there were two price tags, she asked me to wait and after ten minutes the area floor manager arrived.
I envy those people who have no trouble sleeping. There are also some who can sleep anywhere even in noisy environment. Unfortunately I’m not one of them.