Tuesday, April 21, 2009

WG5: A Day At The Park

Last Saturday, we were bored and wanted to spend the afternoon in a different cheap yet fun way. Tired of going to the mall on weekends, we decided to head to Rizal Park!

The kids were excited because they miss our nights on Harbor Square or on the bay of SM Mall of Asia. Gabby and Sunday are just like me---we all love to sit and watch the sunset. When we reached the place, I didn’t expect that there were activities that families can do there!
Rizal monument
one of the many attractions in Rizal Park
They're not birds, they're not planes...
they're kites! P60 for small and P100++ for big ones
There's a playground near Manila Ocean Park where kids
can play. Actually, I spotted some adults who played there, too! :)
Gabby and Sunday spent almost the rest of the afternoon here
I tried this one, too! It's fun!
(Okay, I was one of the adults mentioned above :)

I think we will go back there before the summer vacation ends. We want to try kite-flying! I haven't done that in years! Happy rest of the week! :)

25 comments:

Madz said...

miss ko tuloy manila Beth.. yes it's always nice to go around places than to always see one place all the time!! good for kids to mingle with other kids too while playing... I bet they both enjoyed it, then picnic dn kayo dyn?

I remember when I was still there, we always cooked and brought our own food, in a very relaxing afternoon at parks...

Nice dba... take care Beth.. God bless you always and kids..

SASSY MOM said...

This is what I was talking about... Cheap but fun, diba?

jojigirl said...

Iba ung appeal ng park. Open space, breezy, para bang you are in a natural environment to express the freedom to enjoy. At di pa masyadong mapupuyat ang mga wallets natin, hehehe...

Ibyang said...

nice photos!
made me miss Manila.

Chris said...

thanks for sharing this... we passed by here a couple of weeks ago and i would really want my kids to experience kite flying there too!

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eden said...

hi beth, this reminds me of our kites hanging in the back room. we used to do kite flying before and the kids loved it.

you take good pictures.. love it.

chubskulit said...

Oh Wow, grabe naman adventures nyo dyan.. ang ganda, mukhang enjoy mga chikiting hehehe..

john said...

FUN FUN FUN in the SUN!

CHE-CHE said...
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CHE-CHE said...

wow! ang dami palang activities dun hahah definitely on my list when JT grows up. thanks for sharing!

Anney said...

Masya jan sa luneta kaya lang nakakapagod talaga dahil sa sobrang laki hihingalin ka bago mo malibot lahat. hehehe!

Enchie said...

I haven't taken my son at this part of Manila. Nice photos Beth :D

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi beth,
sure talagang mageenjoy dyan ang mga bata.maraming pwedeng gawin..maglaro, picnic, libot etc. glad you enjoyed your family bonding dyan.

if i'm not mistaken ang last na punta ko dyan eh college pa ako...nung nagpa-practice kami ng cheering...dun kami sa malaking bakante na pwede pagpraktisan...tapos alam mo ba meron kumukuha sa amin nun ng video, di naman namin kilala pero hinayaan na lang namin...then one time(graduate na ako ng college) alam mo ba nakita ko na lang habang pinanonood ko dvd(pang videoke) eh nandun kami sa video...hihihi

rossel said...

Matagal na akong di napapasyal sa Rizal Park. Last yata e highschool pa ako. We'll go there one of theses days. I'm sure my daughter will enjoy. Thanks for sharing this.

The sky is clear again. Have a nice day!

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Mommy Jac said...

miss ko ang Philippines. Ganda na ng Rizal park relaxing views tapos yung playground ang ganda narin.Btw thank you for dropping by and I would like to invite you sana to grab the I love mother earth tag http://emotemylife.blogspot.com/2009/04/save-mother-earth.html

have a lovely day and I will put your blog in my blogroll list.Take care

Jes said...

wow ikaw me sudden plans ahahha nung nag punta kme sa park minsan sa childrens playground eh bglaan dn sa sobrang init ehhhe at weekdays p yun eheheh =)

Tita Beng said...

Alam mo Beth, mas masarap pa nga minsan yung simpleng outing na ganyan e. Bukod sa hindi magastos, malapit pa. Tapos marami pang mga bagay na nakakapagpasaya sa mga kids.
It's the time spent with them actually, that is most enjoyed beside the kids stuff.

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Beth said...

Hello! Saw your blog @ Mommy's PlayPEN. I was curious... we have the same name. Nice blog too. I'm new, hope you can visit my site. Tnx.

payatot said...

maganda pa rin naman ang luneta kahit nagkaroon ng pangit na imahe dahil sa mga kawatan na naglipana dyan...

chubskulit said...

Naku busy ata si mommy beth, ala pa update hehehe... kumusta ka dyan?

Twinkie said...

Ayos! I didn't know Luneta could be so much fun! Nice photos!!!

Maria said...

Kumusta na Ate Beth? I will try to pass by here before we go back to Chicago. I love the picture girl. Kiss to your kids.

Raft3r said...

i dont like luneta
sobrang tragic kasi ng chilhood memories ko dyan, eh
hehe
dati kasi madalas kaming mag-away magkapatid
nanay ko panay saway samin
ayaw namin tumigil
nasa loob kami ng kotse nito
ginawa ng nanay ko
binaba kaming dalawang magkapatid sa luneta
tapos iniwan kami
iyak ako ng iyak
hehe
yun pala nasa kabilang kanto lang nanay ko
pinagtripan kami
nyahaha

Heart of Rachel said...

I think I was still a young girl the last time I went to Rizal Park. I'd love to take my son there soon.