Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Weekend Getaway

Last Saturday, we were at the Alabang Town Center to spend time with the family.  Our two girls were on their usual giddy self - as soon as they found out that we were going out, they took out their favorite dresses and did most of the preparation.

Parking was very bad as expected.  We have a secret spot that we go to that seldom gets crowded mainly because you need a long walk to get to the entrance of the mall.  That day, our secret was found out.  It was filled except for one small parking area that our little car can squeeze in.

So we had lunch, walked around and looked at toys at Rustan's Alabang.  Did I tell you they have one of the best Christmas nooks in the country?





The day in ATC will not be complete without playing near the water fountains.



We had to get new clothes for them because they were soaking wet.  My little girl decided it was about time to get rid of her favorite Crocs.  


Early evening, Lea Salonga, the Kindred Voices with Gerard Salonga and the Philharmonic Orchestra had a free concert at the atrium.  It was too bad I didn't hear about it because I could get reserve seats courtesy of the Ayala A Card.

I caught the first song before my little ball of fire decided to run to the nearest Time Zone.  I went after her, panicking because I couldn't find her anywhere.  I found her battling Lea Salonga's vocal prowess - Nemo was crying her lungs out while she stands right next to her Dad.  




I missed my chance of watching Lea Salonga's concert again in the process.  My husband and I went home with sore legs (from all the running after the kids) and headaches that lasted all night long.  The kids?  They were awake until the wee hours of the morning.


41 comments:

  1. Lea has really the voice that Philippines is proud of. It is really tiring to visit malls chasing kids. Good thing we still bring Matt's stroller even he was already 2. hehehe

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  2. hahaha, the girls looks like enjoyed playing in the water;
    kahit di mo napanood si lea salonga, i think it turned out to be one of your nicest family bonding

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  3. At least you had fun! Enjoy your moments with them! They seemed to have fun in the fountains haha

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  4. Aww.. it would have been a great treat if you could stay for the whole of Lea's performance. Shopping with the kids is really tiring. I can spend the most 1-2hr chasing after my kids and get dead beat.

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  5. It really causes us parents panic and palpitations when our kids suddenly bolt from us and seem to get lost.

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  6. Oh, too bad you missed Lea Salonga. I've never heard her sing live myself. Would have been a real treat.

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  7. My kids would love that kind of adventure. Lea Salonga would be a great treat. We tried watching Miss Saigon a long time ago when it was shown in Manila, but we weren't able to watch her perform.

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  8. I still have not been able to visit the ATC! Seeing Lea Salonga in a free concert would have been a good excuse to drive all the way out there. Sayang.

    Bet your kids had a super fun day which kept them up late. hehe :)

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  9. I am praying for a baby girl. Your girls are cute.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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  10. wow! a free concert of Lea Salonga is worth watching.. you're still lucky to witness one song...:)

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  11. I think I would faint losing sight of my xaughter in a xtowd hehe. Oh kids, they drain our energies but fill our hearts!

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  12. why did i miss lea salonga? waahh.. finding a parking slot at atc is the worst.. you need to be early to have one easily..

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  13. cute kids you have. i would love to see Lea Salonga perform live.

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  14. One of my greatest dream is to hear Lea Salonga sing in person.

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  15. Wow a free mini concert pa. Sayang but then it's family and kids' day so as long as the kids enjoyed :-) Super heavy traffic nga these days.

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  16. wow, i miss that mini-concert i like lea salonga; your girls are lovable

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  17. Wow...sayang yung concert ni Leah. I've been looking forward to see Lea in concert also but I haven't got the chance. Too bad! :)

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  18. How I wish I saw that Lea Salonga xmas concert. Indeed a good early Christmas treat.

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  19. Hahaha kids will really makes us parent go running after them. its
    's really hard when were with the kids.

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  20. You are right... the ATC Christmas nook is so beautiful and child-oriented.

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  21. Imagine, a free concert by Lea Salonga and with Gerard and the PhilHarmonic Orchestra!... we usually not given the chance to see this!

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  22. Lea Salonga with the Philharmonic orchestra!! Wow! Sayang, you didn't get the watch the whole show. Anyway, the time spent with the kids is worth it naman. They look so adorable in the fountain area! :)

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  23. I've never heard Lea Salonga sing live. She's my idol, I think every singers idol. You're luck to catch even a glimpse of her and hear her angelic but powerful voice! What a weekend you had!

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  24. LOL... but I like it that you let your kids play in the fountain and get soaked! It's cool that way! :) My kids before wanted to but I hesitated. I wish I didn't. Tehee!

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  25. having kids around is surely exhausted but fun..

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  26. Wow. I am a huge Lea Salonga fan and I knew about this concert except that I'm miles away in Mindanao. huhuhu. I will inform you next time. :D

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  27. I can so relate with coming home with a headache and sore feet from running after children all day. AND I also can't imagine how they could run around all day and still have more energy to keep awake all night. :P

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  28. I bet your kids really had a great time :) I like their photo by the fountain :)

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  29. Pretty little ladies there! Sure looks like they enjoyed the day so much with those smiles on their faces. :-)

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  30. You have lovely girls right there mommy. I love Crocs. If only I have extra, I will have my kids wear them too.

    CE 12/11

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  31. Cutie Patootie! Looks like they really had a great time!

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  32. So fun. What a magical sort of a day. love.

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  33. It must be enchanting to hear Leah Salonga sing while the orchestra played in the background. I was inviting my Mother to watch ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra in Rockwell last year but we learned the dates quite late.

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  34. That's an interesting weekend getaway. I had a chance to watch and meet the group of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra once during their performance inside the ABS CBN compound at the Dolphy Theater.

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  35. The 2 girls seemed to have enjoyed the day. They look so cute and I like that they somehow love to go shopping already.heheh

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  36. It's really amazing how these small kids have humongous energy in them. They never seem to get tired, do they? hehe.

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  37. I went through the comments first before making one.. hehehe.. Anyway, it's really hard to bring kids at malls puro na lang takbo ng takbo as in nkakapagod especially pag maraming tao nakakatakot na baka mawala. And also I love Lea Salonga, I hope to see her in person. :)

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