It was unfortunate that we miss the Annual Open day of Fire and Rescueat our local fire station last May 20 this year. To be frank, I forgot to keep track of it. Silly mommy… hehe..
But anyway, we had the chance to participate in last year’s open day. The event started with giving away souvenirs such as the fire patrol hat and red balloons indicating the Emergency Number which is 000.There was also a talk and demonstration from the firemen about fire safety at home.
April 15, 2017
The sun was up at the Sydney Royale Easter Show 2017. We bought our tickets online at an earlier date and got it for $37 each instead of $41. Marshall got a free entry because children 3 years and under are free. Hurray!
There were a lot of food stalls but very few seats available so we just bought take away food, looked for a sheltered corner, and help ourselves on the floor. We also brought with us some canned drinks but maybe next time we will just bring packed lunch as well. hehe.
After few minutes, we roam around the arts and crafts area. Thankfully, it was indoor.
Marshall can’t resist the giant slide eventhough it was terribly hot. I’m so proud of him for giving it a try! 😉
They all tried the slide while I took a video of them. (Takot din kasi ako.. hehe)
It was our first time to experience this event and we did not know that it was that enormous and amazing. Looking forward to next year’s Sydney Royale Easter Show. 🙂
Meanwhile, check out our short Easter Show video. 🙂
Row, row, row your boat (singing..) is one of Marshall’s favorite nursery song.
This time, it isn’t just a boat. But a cruise ship. Hurray!
P&O Cruises (Peninsular and Oriental) is the oldest cruise line in the world, having operated the world’s first commercial passenger ships in the early 19th century.- Wikipedia
Nagshades pa kasi nasisilaw daw sya. 🙂Big thanks to Kuya Jeff (Dada’s cousin) for inviting us to have a tour inside this cruise ship. Yeah, just a tour. We didn’t go for a cruise holiday by the way, but maybe next time. Because why not? :))
Finally, this long overdue plan already came to reality. It may seem short but we still had a pleasant few days of strolling around New Zealand. Though the visa application was “a little bit” complicated. Not bad actually because it was approved in 3 days time. But it would have been easier if we could have given a “proper” passport sized photo. If you are planning to visit NZ, I highly suggest that you check here for the acceptable photos, and be sure to read their website for the necessary documents.
At that time, Ninong Rene was all set and he already got a seat for Marshall. 🙂
Aug 3, 2016.
We reached Ninong Rene’s house in Auckland at around 11pm.
Aug 4, 2016
Of course, we woke up late. (napasarap ng tulog hehe)
We didn’t plan for any itinerary. We just depended on Ninong Rene’s suggestions. haha!
Roadtrip it is!
The weather was not that friendly but thanks to Ninong for cheering us up with this Mega Ice Cream.
We only spent few minutes in Muriwai Beach since we saw big waves and there was heavy rain.
So we ended up going back early to Ninong Rene’s place.
Day 2.Aug 5, 2016.
Aug 5, 2016.
Next day, the weather was better.
After 45 minutes (or more), finally, we reached the Cathedral Cove.
Day 3. August 6, 2016
After about 8 hours drive, we arrived at Mt Ruapehu.
Aug 7, 2016
Aug 8, 2016
July 3, 2016
Blue Mountains, NSW.
From there we took the train going to Katoomba Station.(Buti walang sumpong si Marshall kasi maaga nagising, hehe)Luckily, it only took about 2 hours for us to reach there.From Katoomba Station, we rode a bus about 15-20mins away from our destination. Hurray!with Tito Wiljay, Tita Malou, and Tita Blanche
Although there was no snow, it was still cold since the temperature is 3 degrees.
It’s called Blue mountains because basically, it looks blue. 🙂
They are clad in vast forests of eucalypts (commonly called gum trees), which in the hot sun discharge a fine mist of eucalyptus oil from their leaves. The mist refracts light, which makes the haze look blue at a distance.– http://www.sydney.visitorsbureau.com.au/regions/blue-mountains.html
We walked and took photos around the area for about 20 minutes. There’s no entrance fee, by the way.
The 3 big stones you can see in the photo are called “The Three Sisters”. Legend says that these were actually 3 ladies who fell in love with 3 men but the tribal law forbids them to marry. A spell cast upon them and turn them into rocks. See story here.
After some time, we went to Scenic World which is just a few minutes away from the Blue Mountains.This time, we paid for ticket that includes unlimited rides to Scenic Railway, Cableway, Skyway, and Walkway. 39aud for each adult and $21aud for children aged 4-13. Yey! Marshall is still free since he’s just 2 1/2 years old. Check out price here.
Here’s a short clip of our cableway and railway experience.
*some photos grabbed from Tito Wiljay :))
July 02, 2016
Last Saturday, we were able to meet one of our friends from Singapore, Yuri. We walked around Sydney’s Opera House and Botanical Gardens. Here are some of our pics:
We quickly grabbed a bite at The East Chinese Restaurant. Their golden garlic pork was awesome.
After lunch, we roamed around the area and took photos of Sydney’s famous spots.
After 6 months, we finally had the chance to see some of Sydney’s magnificent attractions. The next day, we went to the Blue Mountains for some more winter feels. 😉
May 15, 2014
Papa Mat arranged this event. Ama and I frequently come home to Philippines just for few days only and he just wants us to have a simple get together.
The place is located nearby our house in Dasmariñas. I actually celebrated my 18th birthday on this resort. I cannot remember the resort’s rate but you can check out for more info here.
Anyway, there you are, all geared up for your first swim! 🙂
You were quite scared at first..
But dad was there to hold and assist you.
With a little help from us, you got used to the water..
and finally you enjoyed it.
It’s not only you who had fun, but Nanay as well..
and of course, Papa!
Tita Tetet was unable to come. Mama stayed on the cottage to look after our things. And where’s Tatay? Hmmm.. Maybe he’s eating! 🙂
And the rest of us enjoyed!
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