Friday, December 7, 2012

Wishes for Christmas

Give as much love as you can...
savor the simple joys of life...
make time for family and friends...
Let the true meaning of Christmas empower you with faith, hope and love

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

From my family to yours

--Wondermom A.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Missing vacations and dreaming of the next one

My life is way too busy for me these days, aside from working as a consultant in an international organization, I am teaching kindermusik in two schools.

My week starts Monday to Saturday, and to make it even more wonderful, I have two School Family Days to attend to, surprising health check-ups to prioritize, and the Christmas season slowly creeping up on me...whew!

Life as a mother/wife/sister/teacher/consultant/singer/blogger gets so exciting sometimes...

Suddenly, I miss the sun, sand, and sunset...simple times yet so precious

    Losing my breathe at Twin Lakes, Coron Island, May 2011

 Finding the reason for living at Magestic Mayon, Albay Gulf, February 2012

 Learning to pamper at Misibis Bay, Cagraray Island, February 2012

Recharging at Bangui, Ilocos Norte, June 2012

Fireworks at the happiest place in the world, May 2012

Whenever I am drowned by the daily grind, I simply look back and remember these happy simple times and I begin to relax...

Dreaming of the next ones right about now...

Another jewel to find, Pangalusian Resort, Palawan

 Leap of Faith, Rome
 The hills are alive, Batanes

 Of Childhood Dreams and Goals, Vancouver Canada

Keep on Dreaming

--wondermom A.

Photoshoot:A great family bonding activity

One birthday girl insisted the whole family go on a photoshoot. 
Not usually our style, but it turned out to be one great family bonding moment. 

And indulge we did, on laughter, love and simply life. Take a break, go have a photoshoot!

Capture precious moments!

Find Pic-a-boo Studio at

-- Wondermom A.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Updated Post: More Fun in Circle of Fun, Quezon City

I wrote a post about Circle of Fun in 2010.   I'm happy to note that this post alone has gotten 3,300+ hits in the internet. I hope that more families go to Quezon City to visit the Circle of Fun.

Since then, new rides and attractions were installed.

Pedal or Paddle?

Clean track for renting pedals

Man-made lake where you can paddle your duck boats

Bigger and better carousel

Wheel of excitement

Water fun

 Bump your way around town

A ride to the stars

Exhilirating Wild Wind
Bring your children and experience the fun at Circle of Fun.

It's more fun in Circle of Fun!

--Wondermom A.

Post from 2010:

I am always on the look out for fun stuff to do for kids on weekends. Recently, my kids and I travelled not far from our home, at Circle of Fun, Elliptical Road in Quezon City. I was surprised that they renovated the the park to include a playground (Circle of Joy), a bike rental (P 100/hr) and a theme park (Circle of Fun) with different rides and activities not only for children but also for adults (e.g. Wild Wind, Bump cars, water zorb, swing carousel, duck rides, animal carousel, Dinousaur, Alien and Egpytian-theme houses).

Parking entrance fee for cars is P15.00. The Circle of Joy is free but the Circle of Fun has an entrance fee of P 20.00 per adult/kid (more than 3 meter in height). Ride fees average from P30.00-50.00 per adult/kid. Not bad for a theme park, although the size and variety of rides is not comparable with Enchanted Kingdom, of course, but nevertheless the joy and happiness that children get from them is the same. My kids loved them.

If you walk further down the biking area, you will be able to go to the Quezon musuem where they have several memorabilia of President Manuel L. Quezon. There is no entrance fee, only a minimal donation for the musuem. The guard said that the remains of President Quezon are still inside the musuem but when I researched it in the internet, it says that since the 1970s, the remains are no longer there.

Anyway, I am glad that the Quezon City government was able to renovate the place, I see a lot of people riding bikes, strolling with their kids, eating ice cream, exercising, and just plain enjoying the green landscape in the center of a busy metropolis. I hope that the new administration of Mayor Bautista would continue and further improve the park so that more and more people would be able to enjoy it.

And now, whenever we pass by Circle, my kids always point to the park, with a happy smile on their faces.

P.S.The downside there is that there is no good quality restaurants near the playground area. The restaurant area of the park is at the front of City Hall, which is already far from the playground area. I hope the administration will further improve the dining facilities inside the park so that it becomes another UP Technohub area : )