Friday, February 13, 2009

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

After attending a children's party last Saturday, Sweetie surprised me by bringing me to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City. If my memory serves me right the first time I went there was through a school field trip. 

It was truly a surprise and I'm glad I brought my camera on that day. It was really surprising to find a spot within Metro Manila that's quiet and soothing.

Location: Quezon City
Entrance Fee: cars - PhP15 and PhP8 per person
Tips: you can have a picnic! just bring a blanket and a basket of food; also a nice place for a pre-nup pictorial

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Want to Try Out Blue Water Day Spa!

I love going to the spa and have tried out different spas across the country (Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Boracay, and Cagayan de Oro) and I loved `em. Unfortunately I'm based in Manila and my favorite spa closed a few years ago and I could not find a replacement. I recently even tried the phone-a-massage, but ended up feeling bruised and beaten rather than relaxed. I think the masseuse thought I was a bread being kneaded and she just had to spill her life story when I finally felt a little relaxed. So, I've yet to find a new favorite spa.

I saw Janette's plurk about the "first spa movie theater in the world" and got curious, so I checked out the post and found out the unique offering of Blue Water Day Spa, where you can watch a movie while having some spa service! I think this is a cool idea since I usually want to do something else while watching a movie (multi-tasking!). I'm also hard-pressed for time and watching a movie while having a foot massage would be totally awesome.

My siblings are abroad so I don't get to see them often. This Christmas would be one of the rare times that we would be complete and if I had the budget I think it would be great to bring everyone together and probably show a home-made family movie while having a foot/hand massage. Why a family movie? My nephews and nieces grew up in different continents and it would great to show them family photos/videos so they can see their roots. We also usually do affirmation as a family during our gatherings and a relaxed atmosphere would bode well for this kind of activity. Who knows it may be my despidida de soltera too?