LIFE is a DANCE if you take the STEPS. This is my DANCE. The story of my LIFE.

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G-Force Project 2016 (Sembreak)

The BIG DAY has finally come. It’s Aidan’s first dance recital and it’s with none other than G-Force.

The Big Day was held in the Music Museum. It’s the parents and grandparents first time there too. We were all excited for the show. We thought of getting a room for 1 night at the nearest hotel – Elan Greenhills Modern Hotel. It’s located just across Greenhills so it was very convenient for all of us. There were  2 shows and we were afraid that Aidan would get exhausted. We checked in early at 12:00 noon (Good thing there was already a room available).

Purchased 4 tickets for the show =)

They had their last Technical Rehearsals at 1:00 pm before the first show officially started at 3:00pm. During the Matinee show we had to go back to the hotel to rest; went back to the Music Museum at 5:00pm to fetch Aidan.

That day we were able to get Aidan’s Dance Book too. 🙂

Spot the smallest student of Teacher Chrissian 🙂

To see him happy with what he’s doing = PRICELESS 🙂

 

It was a quick break / dinner for the kids before their second show at 7:00 pm. I really thought that he was so exhausted already but he was not. He really enjoyed dancing in front of the crowd. I am so proud of our Little One.

At 7:00 pm, the evening show officially started and we were all excited to watch the kids dance.

Cute Little Rascals 🙂

Final dance with all the G-Force Teacher, Dancers and Students

The show ended at around 10:00 PM.

I am such a Proud Mom…

With the Proud Dad 🙂

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Greenhills Elan Hotel Review

During Aidan’s Dance Concert (October 29, 2016), we envisioned that it was going to be a tiring day for all of us. Hubby and I then decided to look for a hotel close to Music Museum. When I checked online, the nearest that I saw was the Elan Hotel in Greenhills. The hotel was a felicitous one for us because it’s located just across Greenhills. The Hotel is strategically located in the middle of business and leisure areas.

We checked in early and we were immediately assisted by their friendly staff. Parking wasn’t an issue as they had enough space when my in laws arrived.

We got a 30% discount when we booked the room online.

Details below:

Limited Offer : 30% discount has been applied to this reservation

Rate Plan: WEEKEND DELIGHT- WIFI & BREAKFAST!!!
Rate Plan Description::
30% Off Weekend Promo (Friday-Sunday)
with buffet breakfast and wifi access
Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Meal Description:
With buffet breakfast for two

Inclusions:

  • Complimentary Wi-fi Access
  • Free use of swimming Pool:
  • Welcome Drinks
  • Free use of Jacuzzi:
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Complimentary newspaper
Number of Guests:
Adults: 2 Children: 1
Note: Adult = 12 year(s) and above;
Children = below 11 year(s)
For a Superior Room for 2 Adults and 1 child (with Breakfast Buffet for 2), we only paid PhP2390.24.
We were welcomed with Complimentary Iced Tea upon check in.
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I loved how they combined the stylish patterns with warm earth tones. I also can’t help but notice the stones that they used as decoration in the room.  We also had a great view of Wack-Wack Golf & Country Club from our room.
We really love the bathroom because of it’s environment friendly features and it has a bath tub with hot and cold shower.Unlike other hotels that has travel size soap, shampoo, lotion and body bath for the guests, this Eco-friendly hotel have it in a refill bottles instead.
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Bath Liquid Soap

Aidan really loves bath tubs so even if he was tired after his dance, he still went to bath before getting to bed.

The next day, we went to Elan Cafe located at the ground floor for the Breakfast Buffet. After breakfast we went back to the room to rest before we went to the swimming pool.

 

The pool is ok. Nothing spectacular about it. At least they have a small pool for the kids. I didn’t have the chance to swim that day because I didn’t bring any swimwear.

The Jacuzzi was turned off  and we didn’t bother to check how to turn it on so Daddy and Aidan stayed in the pool instead.

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Photo grabbed from Travel Advisory

After an hour of dipping, we went to their Gym to check it out. There was no one there so we had fun with the Gym Equipment.

Overall we all had a fun stay at Elan Hotel. If you ask me If I want to go back for another stay, my answer would be – YES. 🙂

 

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Wandering Like Kids in Universal Studios Singapore

On our 4th and last Day in Singapore, Hubby and I had a date. Yes, just the 2 of us. Aidan wanted to go to the water park with Tyler instead. Also, we were told that he may not be able to try all the rides in Universal Studios because of the height limit.

So, the husband and I had our spare time together. We only had until 2pm that day because we had to catch our flight back to Manila in the evening.

We left at 7am and took the train to Vivo City and a bus ride to Sentosa.

After an hour we were already in Sentosa. 🙂 It was a swift and fun ride to Resorts World in Sentosa Singapore.

We had a short walk around Resorts World before we went inside the Universal Studios. Universal Studios is located at the 2nd level of the Resorts World.

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Almost there. =)

 

And we’re here. Of course, there should be a mandatory shot at the Universal Globe.

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No Selfie Stick but we still managed to have a picture together

Yey! We’re so excited. Can’t wait to get inside..

Strollers and wheelchair rentals are also available for a separate fee. Most rides have a long queue. Want to avoid it? Beat the queues by purchasing the Universal Express Unlimited. Of course, for a much higher rate.

Current Rates below as per – http://www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore

Tickets
Ticket Type Adult
(Ages 13 to 59)
Child
(Ages 4 to 12)
Senior
(Ages 60 and above)
One-Day Pass S$74 S$56 S$36
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I guess Dada was more excited than me. =)

We took some pictures first before we had our first ride.

 

We started with the ride that’s near the entrance which is the Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase. 

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Our first ride in Universal Studios Singapore

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We are ready and excited!

I really wanted to bring Aidan here, but I wanted to make sure that he gets to try almost all of the rides. This ride is for kids and kids at heart. There is still a minimum height requirement though.

The Spaghetti Space Chase is part of the New York Themed Rides.

Another part of the New York shows and rides are the Rockafellas. They were former members of Streetboys. Filipinos are indeed talented.

 

Another show in New York is Lights! Camera! Action! It’s hosted by Stephen Spielberg but it is not open until 11 am.

If you love Sesame Street, they have more for you.

There’s a Sesame Stage Shows where you get to see your favorite Sesame Street characters perform live on stage.

There’s also a store where you can buy Sesame Street items.

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Can’t get enough of Sesame Street? You can meet and greet them in person. You can also take a picture with them. Unfortunately, we had limited time; so we didn’t get a chance to have a photo taken with them.

Our next stop was the Sci-Fi City.

We didn’t miss the chance to try the Transformers The Ride : Ultimate 3D Battle. Here, you get the chance to become a freedom fighter in the ultimate 3D battle ride against the forces of the evil Deceptecons.

This was definitely our favorite ride. If it wasn’t for the long queue, we would have gotten back for another round.

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You can also get a chance to see Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in person. Again, I think they normally go out in the afternoon. So, we didn’t had the time to wait for them.

 

This is the ride that we will NEVER try. haha! The blue track is Battlestar Galactica : Human , while the red track is Battlestar Galactica : Cyclone. 

 

Another Sci-Fi City ride that we didn’t try was the Accelerator. I think this is the only ride for kids.

Next stop is Ancient Egypt. 

Revenge of The Mummy – It took us an hour before we were able to enter the dome (if that’s what they call it). This ride almost gave me a heart attack. Now i know why we had to leave all our things inside the locker.

There’s also a Meet and Greet with the characters of the Mummy. I actually saw 2 of them but they were chasing me and the other guests so, I got scared and panicked.

There is a ride in Ancient Egypt that’s for kids but we didn’t see it. Too bad, we haven’t had a chance to try it – Treasure Hunters. 

And we now enter The Lost World. We first tried the Canopy Flyer. Kids can ride this as long as they meet the minimum height requirement. But again, I am not gonna let Aidan try this one just yet. It’s a bit scary. Kids can instead enjoy the Dino-Soarin and Amber Rock Climb.

If you want to get wet this early, you can try the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure. We actually didn’t know that there was this kind of ride. Had we known, we would definitely have tried it. We were not able to check all the rides in part of the map because we were in a hurry and had limited time.

Next is Water World. The Water World live show does not open until 11 am, so we had to try other rides first and come back at 11am to watch the show. It was a really a great show.

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With the Cast of Water World

And now we enter, Far Far Away! 

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We really wanted to try the Enchanted Airways but the line was so long. It would have taken us an hour before we could get in. It’s a Roller Coaster ride, not as big as Battlestar Galactica so I could still tolerate it.

We watched the Shrek 4D Adventure instead. Aidan would definitely enjoy this show. He likes Shrek too. There is also the Magic Potion Spin, but is only open from 11am. It’s a Ferris Wheel for children.

You can also watch Donkey Live and The Dance for the Magic Beans.

 

Puss in Boots in Giant Journey – Another thrill ride. Aidan would have loved to see this but I think he would be afraid to try it.

 

Next stop – Madagascar. 

We tried the Madagasar Ride – A Crate Adventure. We were expecting to get wet on this ride but we didn’t.  haha!  It was actually boring, but I think Aidan would love it.

Kids can also enjoy the King Julien’s Beach Party-Go-Round and watch the Madagascar Boogie.

It was too early to have lunch but we were really thirsty and a bit hungry, so we grabbed a bite and bought a drink. We had Corndog and Grape Flavored Fanta. It was like a blast from the past. I think the last time I had Fanta was 25 years ago.

 

 

Next is Hollywood. Kids and Kids at Heart can watch the shows like Sesame Street – When I Grow Up and dine at Mel’s Dinettes and The Cruisers. You can also get a chance to Meet and Greet the cute Little Yellow fellas – The Minions. 

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More pictures in the Hollywood.

 

 

We really had fun!!! I want to bring Aidan here when he is tall enough to try all the rides. Maybe, next year.  =)

 

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Coco’s LegoLand Malaysia Adventure!

On our 2nd day in Singapore, we went to Malaysia to bring Aidan to Lego Land. It’s our Graduation Gift for him and he was so excited to go.

Johor Malaysia is just an hour ride from Singapore. We left the house early and just ate breakfast when we arrived at Legoland. My sister in law and her husband rented a van to take us to Malaysia and then fetch us in the afternoon back to Singapore.

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On our way and we were very excited!!!

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And we’re finally in Johor malaysia! =)

We had breakfast in Uptown Coffee first before we went inside Legoland.

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And we’re finally here!

 

You may rent Trolley for the kids – lucky them. =)

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Aidan’s first ride was the Lego City Driving School. He was actually above minimum age but he just pretended that he was just 5 years old so that he could join his cousin Tyler.

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Once all the children are seated safe in the car, the staff will blow the whistle as a signal that they can start. yes, it’s a race btw. )

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He won! =)

Coco’s next stop was the Boating School. It’s hot so Dada accompanied the mini Boat Driver.

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My Boys!

Next to our stop was the Rescue Academy. It was so fun that we had to try it again. =) The entire family can join the Rescue Team to compete with other Family. The team / family who can put out the fire first wins the game.

It was a tiring but fun game. It may look easy to do, but believe me, you need  strong arms for this. =)

We had few more rides before we had lunch.

 

 

I bet Aidan will never forget his Beetle Bounce Ride. He got mixed emotions – Happy and Nervous!

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Next, we went to the Observation Tower. It’s an air-conditioned deck  that moves vertically in a slow circular motion. From up there, you can see the entire Legoland.

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View of the entire Legoland.

Aidan was a BIG FAN of Star Wars and he was very happy when he saw LEGO Star Wars. It was just opened recently, and inside were different Star Wars Figures made of Legos – of course. There were models of Different Star Wars episodes. Aidan really enjoyed them because they’re actually moving. =)

 

Next stop is at the Big Castle, with the Mini Roller Coaster. Dragon’s Apprentice was a small Roller Coaster but I was still afraid of it. They say it’s a children’s ride but it felt more thrilling than I expected. Good thing Aidan didn’t try it.

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The best part was when we tried the Aquazone Wave Racers. It was so fun Aidan had to do it again. he didn’t mind even if he was already soaking wet.

 

 

 

Another Hit Ride for Aidan is the Royal Joust. It’s a classic medieval contest in the saddle of a Lego Horse.

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Aidan’s Adventure

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One More Mommy!

 

He really enjoyed it big time! It was a long and tiring day, but we really enjoyed LegoLand. Halos lahat ng rides na try namin. We will definitely go back next time!

Before we left Legoland, we went to the Lego Store to buy Legos for the kids. Syempre, mawawala ba yun. hehehe

It took almost an hour for Aidan to finally decide what to buy. Litong lito ang bata. hehehe He ended up with… of course, his first ever Minecraft World Lego.

At 5 pm, the van arrived to take us back to Singapore.  =)

 

 

 

 

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Lunch at Ah Meng Restaurant (Singapore Zoo)

Singapore Zoo continuation…

Time for lunch! =)

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Ah Meng Restaurant has a lot of Menu to chose from…

Kampung Delights, Singapore Favorites, Noodles, Western, Indian, name it, they have it.

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Tyler shared her lunch with Coco.

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Western Feast Menu – Chicken Nuggets and Fries for S$12.90.

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Curry Chicken Briyani Rice Set for S$9.90

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Hubby tried for the First time the Nasi Lemak with Baked Chicken (S$9.90)

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I on the other hand had no plans of trying out something new so i had the Singapore’s Famous – Hainanese Chicken Rice Set for S$9.90.

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It rained hard so we had to stay a little bit longer until the rain stopped.

We had Kopi and Rhino Milo (no picture) for Aidan.
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Burp! =)

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A day at the Singapore Zoo

Day 4- May 14, 2016

An entire Day Tour in Singapore Zoo. I was so excited for Aidan that day. It’s not his first time to visit a zoo but it was his first time in Singapore Zoo. With over 2,800 animals that he can see and even have a close encounter, I’m sure it will be a fun-filled Saturday for him.

 

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We started at the Entrance to the TREETOPS trail. You will see different species of Monkeys.

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Lucky Kids. =)

Strollers, Wagons, Wheelchairs and Lockers are available at the Entrance Plaza. All are for rent on a first come, first served basis.

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Koi Fishes =) 

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Weeee!

Free ranging Orang Utans are almost everywhere. 🙂

 

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Silly coco =)

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I just love this shot with the Sexy Flamingos at the back.

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Another playful Orang Utan. =)

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Hello there Polar Bear

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Can you see his Butt? hehehe

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Man-made Igloo. And yes’ it’s cold inside =) 

Inside the Frozen Tundra you can see Animals that only lives in cold places like the Polar Bear, Raccoon Dog and Wolverine.

Next Stop is WILD AFRICA.

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Zebras!

I enjoyed seeing these lovely bunch full of stripes. =)

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A close encounter with my Favorite Animal – Giraffe

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With the Kids =) 

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Can you imagine what would be your reaction if you see a Frog as big as that?=) 

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This Red Faced Monkey is such a snob. =) 

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See the White Tiger at the Back? 

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A quick stop after a long walk. =) 

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Elephants =) 

 

Too bad that we were not able to watch the Elephant show. =(

 

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hmmm…

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Sila pala yun  =) 

It was indeed fun seeing the animals play  and work. Next time we will try the SAFARI. =)

 

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Breakfast at OldTown White Coffee Malaysia

Day 2, May 13. It’s Legoland Day! 

The kids were very excited that day. They got up very early to prepare. My sister in law already arranged everything for us. It was just a Day Trip to Malaysia Legoland so we rented a van for a hassle free trip.

It was just an hour drive from Singapore and since we haven’t eaten breakfast yet, we first went to OldTown White Coffee.

FYI:

1 Philippine Peso = 0.088 Malaysian Ringgit

 

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Keeping them busy while waiting for our order

 

This Coffee Shop offers various breakfast selections.

 

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Kaya Toast 7.90 RM

I was told that when you are in Singapore, you must try their Kaya Toast. I did, but in Malaysia. This delicious bread is pared with Soft boiled eggs.

 

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Omega Soft Boiled Eggs 4,90 RM for additional Eggs

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Western Platter 14.90 RM

 

Their breakfast Meals are definitely yummy, big serving and affordable. Add 2RM on every meal your choice of drinks.

 

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Hot Lemon Tea

 

We ordered it by mistake but i didn’t regret. Masarap siya. =)

 

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Never miss to try their White Coffee.

 

The taste is perfectly unique and the price is cheap. 🙂 I definitely enjoyed my first breakfast in Malaysia. =)

 

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=) 

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Gardens by the Bay (The Cloud Forest)

After wandering inside The Flower Dome, we went inside The Cloud Forest. Inside, you can see different species of orchids, pitcher plants and ferns. You can explore the entire place by walking into the 35-metre-man-made mountain and waterfall.

 

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Man Made Waterfall

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Enjoy sila kahit nababasa na. =)

 

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Yes, inakyat namin yan with the kids =) 

 

Nakakapagod siyang akyatin but it was all worth it. You’ll get a good view of the OCBC Skyway, Supertrees and the Marina Bay. =)

 

 

 

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Finally! We reached the top! 

It was very tiring but it was a great experience! Buti nalang super lamig sa loob, so walang pawis. 🙂

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Gardens By The Bay (Flower Dome)

Day 1 (Afternoon Trip)

Next in our itinerary is the Gardens by the Bay. We were supposed to just visit the Outdoor Gardens and take some photos, but since andun narin kami, we decided to get inside the Cooled Conservatories and OCBC Skyway.

Admission to the outdoor gardens and Children’s Garden at the Bay South is free.

 

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Below are the current rates:

 

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Tickets!

Standard Rate

Adult – Two Conservatories ($28) and OCBC Skyway ($8)

Child – 3-12 yrs old – Two Conservatories ($15) and OCBC Skyway ($5)

We first went inside the Flower Dome. It’s a perfect Month to go their because they had Tulips Garden as their Mothers Day Treat.

There are hundreds of different flowers that grows in different Countries but these flowers really caught my attention. 🙂 They’re just so lovely!

Hello tulips. You’re so beautiful!!!

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Oranges 🙂

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Can you guess the message of this architectural pieces

When you travel you leave a piece of yourself behind.

Oo nga naman. 🙂

 

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My First Ikea Experience =)

Finally, it’s Shopping Time in Ikea!

Pano ko nga ba alam ang Ikea kung wala namang Ikea store dito sa Pilipinas?

My sister in law who is living in Singapore brought home an Ikea High Chair for my son and I really liked it.

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Simple but easy to assemble and you can store it easily when you won’t need it anymore. 

 

My Mother in law also gave me a Godmorgon 5-set of transparent containers with lid.

 

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The very first Ikea Furniture that I bought was the Lerberg Shelf Unit. I bought it online and it was placed in a flat box when they delivered it.

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S$29.90 

 

Everything  is soooooo beautiful. 🙂 And these are the stuff I bought:

 

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Tolsby Frame.  S$0.90 so Cheap!!!

 

I already have the red one so I bought the other colors. Unfortunately, there were only 3 colors left (Green, orange and blue). I’ll buy the white one next time. 🙂

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Rusch Wall Clock. S$1.50. 

There’s only one color for this item. It’s made of Polypropylene plastic. I was about to buy a lot of these for Christmas but I was not prepared with my list so, we’ll see each again this year before Christmas. 🙂

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Fangst Hanging Storage with Compartment. S$7.90

I love any thing with compartment plus the shade is my favorite color. 🙂

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Gubbrora Rubber Spatula S$1.90

The handle is made of ABS Plastic and the Blade is made of Silicon Rubber. Perfect for pans and pots with non-stick coating.

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Lillabo Rug S$19.90

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This one is for my Little Boy. 🙂 

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The latex backing keeps the rug in place when the child runs / plays on it. 

 

 

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Nackten Bathroom Rug – On Sale for only S$2.50

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Just like the rug, it has a Latex backing that helps the mat stays firmly in place. 

 

The last and definitely my favorite. 🙂 The Lamp! I love lamps and chandeliers.

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Lampan S$4.90

 

The World’s Cheapest Table Lamp!  It is made of Polypropylene and SAN plastic. There are 3 colors available – White, Blue and Pink.

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Pretty. 🙂 

 

There’s one more furniture that I am eyeing to buy but I’m afraid i’ll be charged for  excess baggage on our flight back home. Humanda ka sakin.. 🙂 Babalikan kita. 🙂

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Hatten Transparent Side Table S$29.90

 

I can now imagine myself seating in my favorite sofa, sipping a cup of my morning coffee while reading a book stored in this transparent side table. 🙂

The cover can be used as a serving tray. Underneath the table top is a practical storage where you can store your favorite stuff inside. Cute right. 🙂

I really enjoyed my Ikea Shopping. 🙂 There are no words to describe how happy I am that finally I was able to get inside and shop in Ikea. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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