Non-Stop Fun!

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Priceless smile!

It was a fun weekend for all of us, especially the kids. We went to Leolandia (Minitalia) Park again (Capriate, Bergamo).  Actually it’s my 6th time here already. My son’s 4th time, my husband’s and daughter’s 3rd time, and my mom’s definitely nth time! I believe we can be associates now in Leolandia, hahaha!

Anyway, we wouldn’t be here if we weren’t given free entrance tickets. More than a month ago, my daughter & son had been part of the TV Commercial for this park, so we were compensated with lots of free tickets. I gave some to my friends. I can’t be here everyday. Free tickets are cool, but the fare going here, and foods are not. You know what i mean?

For those who are curious about the ticket prices and park information, just click the link and browse there: http://www.leolandia.it/it/

Tip: It’s always best to buy ahead the tickets. You can get them at lower prices!

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My daughter, wishing her big brother good luck!

As expected, the kids can’t get enough of the rides. As far as i can recall, during my childhood days, i braved only the Caterpillar and Ferris Wheel. You will pay me $1000 so i will try some daring rides.

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That’s my son on the third row from the rear end right in blue shirt
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Yeah, OK. This is the only ride i went to. I’m scared of the heights and velocity, hahaha
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Stripes Club =)

Leolandia Park is the former Minitalia. From the name itself, it means the park has its “Italy in Miniature” which is really awesome. All the famous landmarks/buildings all over Italy were there. This time, even we had a lot of time, the temperature is really so hot (that i had sunburn on my arms now), so strolling at the Minitalia area is not comfortable. In the past i got lots of photos taken there, so maybe i’ll blog about it next time. (Or you may check the related blogs below this post. They’re old though.)

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Up, up and away!

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Would my hub make that shot?

All of us in the family had a great time. My husband tried the “shoot that ball”, but it’s really quite impossible to make that goal. Even Batman i guess can’t do it. 3 euro for two balls to shoot! No harm in trying. My daughter is wishing for that giant SpongeBob, Minion, or Peppa Pig prize. To console her, my hub bought her favorite chips and ice drop. I wish adults could be “contented” easily, like the kids.

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My Mom on the other hand keeps on having her selfie while sitting (and waiting) for us. Yes! My mom’s perfecting her “shoelfie!” Hahaha! Funny how the 40’s generation can adjust well to the techie world. I guess i will teach her how to hashtag. (chuckles)

All in all, this weekend get away will be on the list of our “happy memories”

hashtag: #bestdayofourlives #greatfamilybonding

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Oh Yes, Zendra definitely is a scene stealer. Look at that pose! One trivia: She never leaves home without something on her hand. Bag or stuffed toy!

Watch our Fun Video below!

Until next time!

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Family Bonding

August is the most “relaxing” month of the year, here in Italy. It means, majority of the people here are on vacation leave. The kids are on vacation too from school, so it is the best month to savor summer, and time to rest or explore. I personally doesn’t have a vacation leave this August, so i will be just contented to do some summer fun every weekends. My brother and her kids arrived here in Milan last Saturday, and they will stay here until the 12th of August. We seldom see each other because he lives with his family in Bologna. We will just make the best of our time when we can.

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Last Saturday, we did some shopping at the mall near our home. My brother caught 2 stuffed toys in the machine while we were passing our time. My daughter is obviously ecstatic because she got a Dinosaur and a cute horse for her stuffed toy collection. I was tempted to buy two tops, even i didn’t have a plan to buy anything. They costs only 5 euro each: Bershka and Piazza Italia, so i don’t blame myself why i bought it. My mom also shopped for her “grand kids”, so nobody went home empty-handed. The fun ended up with ice cream cones from McDonald’s.

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My Mom (center), my brother at the right and his 2 kids at the left. My daughter in front

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It was a sunny Sunday, as opposed to the weather forecast that it’s gonna rain. What a better way to celebrate my brother’s birthday at the lake, not so far from Milan. We all had fun at Mandello del Lario (in Lecco).

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Lovely view while we were on the train
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My daughter enjoying the mini zipline
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My brother, welcoming his 43rd Birthday =)

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My son trying to catch some fish
My son trying to catch some fish

And the summer fun continues….

Stay tuned!

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Hectic Life

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I know i’m into too much these past few weeks or months, so i haven’t updated this little blog of mine. I’m a working mom with three kids. You do the math how do i organize things up. My eldest son is back in the Philippines in his third year in college. Though i’m thousand miles far away, i still need to adjust my “Italian” time so i can catch him up in “Manila”, on Messenger or Facebook for some chit-chats. A mom needs frequent updates even one have a 20-year-old son.

My second son is a quiet-homebody one. The only thing i will need to prepare is his lunch whenever i leave the house. It’s school vacation since June 8 for him, so most of the time he stays home alone for a half day while i’m at work. The only thing i allow him to use is the microwave, for security sake. He’s turning 14, but safety is a big issue.

Last but not the least, my 6-year-old daughter keeps me busier than ever. The last weeks of June have been so hectic. June 23, a shooting for a TV commercial; June 24, off to Florence for the Pitti Bimbo 81 event. We were there for three days.

We arrived in Milan on a Friday, then the next day, June 27 she got another photo shoot again. If i didn’t move that June 28 photo shoot, it will be a non-stop week. I need to rest too, for the June 29 TV commercial shoot. My daughter however is a good girl, and she enjoys modelling, so never complains. Anyway, she got more rest than i am. While travelling, she sleeps, i don’t, for the obvious reason that we got no company to keep an eye on our belongings. Pays to be safe than sorry.

I usually wake up at 6:30 am. When i woke up at 6:00 am, and i’m not lazy, i jog for half an hour. Then i prepare breakfast for my hub and 2 kids. Prepare the little one, bring her to school, then i’m off to work. Around 1:00 pm i go home, do the laundry and eat my lunch. Then, i turn on the computer and look at updates, emails, etc. I frequently check on my iPad when i can, or if i can’t access on PC. At 3:30 pm, i go out again and pick up my daughter from school (she’s on summer school until July 28th). Arriving home, i hang the clothes, then prepare snack for her & for my son. Then back to PC (blogging, writing, googling, etc). At 7:30 or 8:00 pm it’s time to prepare dinner. After dinner, a bit of watching TV, then take a shower around 11:00 pm or even 12 midnight, especially during this summer. It’s so humid and hot!

A lot of my friends always ask me, “How do you find time to write blogs, update websites, check FB and write articles and be a stage mom”? I just simple say, “I just enjoy everything.!”

I am not a super human being. When you like what you do, it’s effortless!

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Viva Venezia!

Viva Venezia!

It’s my fourth time in Venice and i just can’t get enough of this lovely city. I’m just busy lately travelling here and there, so i still don’t have time to sit down long enough to write blogs. Uffiii, i need to recover a lot. I just grabbed this photo taken by my nephew, Luigi. I hope you’ll find me here. (the woman with a hat with the blue/green printed dress. i mean the half me)

See yah for my upcoming blogs.