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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Saying Hello To September

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My family, taken at Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Believe it or not, it’s now September!

Today is the start of -ber days, and that means Christmas is coming again! How time flies reeaaaaallly fast! Vacation is almost over for the kids, and they’ll be back in school on the 14th of this month. My kids have been vacationing too much (almost 3 months!). They themselves, of course get annoyed from time to time, especially when we just stay home. My second son will be on his third middle school, while my daughter is going to be a first-grader. Exciting! She got a lot of questions: “Mamma, can i see my former classmates again from pre-school? Who will be my teachers? Who will be my new classmates?” And so on, and so forth.

I know she will obviously miss her former classmates/teachers/school, but i am telling her everything’s gonna be fine. “Just greet and smile at the other kids, so you can meet new friends. No need to be scared.”  For my little girl, it would be like starting from scratch again. I mean, new school, teachers and classmates. But, i’m sure she will be able to adjust eventually.

For my second son, it will be his last year in his school. There’s no high school in his campus. I’m sure he’ll enjoy more of his school now, as well as his classmates.

A lot of my friends and acquaintances are celebrating their birthdays, so i always regard September as a “happy birthday month”. 

There are lots of things for me this September:

// My italian friend is convincing me to bring my daughter to a fashion show casting of Mirtillo brand, that will be held in  Lugano (Switzerland). OK. The question is, when does this event will be held? The answer is, October 10, which means weekdays. I’ll think about it first.

//The TV spot “option” for my daughter won’t push through. Her agent told me, they chose a little blond girl. But, that’s OK. At least i won’t have to be absent from work. No harm done.

//The sure thing is, she’ll be part of a photo shoot on September 19, with the concept of “Back-to-School”.

//More and more pieces of useless papers to throw. My hub’s voice is echoing on my head, “Do you still need those receipts, lists and brochures? Throw them out”. 

//Save & organize all the new photos from our trips this August in the hard disc.

//Watch some movies! I haven’t been to cinema theater since “50-Shades of Grey”.

//Blog a lot, when i can!

So tell me, what are you most looking forward to in September?

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Back in Milan

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My daughter Z at Piazza Duomo of Milan

After Hungary, we get back to Milan for 5 days, then off again to Bergamo. We are really back home. I will be dealing with lots of videos to edit, lots of blogs to write and photos to upload. Bear with me.

Patience is a virtue. See Yah!

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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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