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Review of Golden Phoenix Hotel

Golden Phoenix Hotel is our choice for our accommodation during the GOT7 Keep Spinning in MNL concert held last 26 October 2019.

The hotel is conveniently located near SM Mall of Asia and also near the airport. If you have to attend within the area, this is a good place for you for your accommodation.

Check out my vlog to see our rating for Golden Phoenix Hotel.



2 Days in Osaka : Where to Go?


Inasmuch as you would like to visit all prefectures in Osaka in just one visit, chances are, it is really not possible.

Given only 2 days in Osaka, here are my recommendations.


Tips and Tricks For Your Next Halloween Party

I don't know how I will start this, but I just want to share my thoughts since maraming nagtataka at nagtatanong sakin sa Chat. Paano nga ba kami nakakapunta sa mga ganitong event? Di naman tayo VIP at wala tayong kilala na may alam sa mga ganitong event, Hindi natin anticipated na may ganito pala? 

So for us to be aware of incoming events let me share some tips and guide on how to join a Halloween Party.

Mommy Chrissa and Baby Xia
1. Set your Calendar

End of September to 1st-2nd week ng October, start na yan ng promotion ng ibat-ibang play grounds, malls at hotels. Pero para makita mo yung sample list ng mga Halloween Party sa Manila, check mo muna dito sa site na to, Mommypracticality.com.  Every year, nagpopost sya saan ka pwede mag join both Easter and Halloween Party. Updated sya.



2. Plan

Plan your budget, venue and what costume to dress your kid.



3. Save

Honestly hindi talaga practical ito kaya we need to save for this para hindi magalaw ang budget. Syempre wala namang free sa panahon ngayon pero meron din namang free.  

But expect na mas maraming mag-jojoin na kids kaya limited lang din ang makukuha mo. Kasi kung mag aavail ka ng ticket that will also includes snacks or buffet for adult at maraming loots na pwedeng itake-home si baby mas sulit.



4.Choose your Venue Hotel/Mall/Play Ground

Depende kasi kung anong prefer mong place.  If it's nearby or within metro manila also kung ano ang theme or kung gusto mo ba snacks or buffet ang food? Pwede rin, yan kasi madalas kong kino-consider since may kasama akong food is life, basta may food sasama sya.



5. Inquire

Minsan kahit may poster na at promotions kailangan pa rin natin mag inquire para sa other discount at hidden promotion like kapag 3 yrs old below ay free.



6. Avail your Ticket

Ito na, kapag check ka na sa lima, avail na agad ng ticket. 

Dapat maagap ka kung gusto mong makatipid ,check na agad sa MetroDeal at bili na agad for early bird discount, kasi super bilis din maubos ng ticket specially hotels. Minsan na akong naubusan ng ticket kaya ngayon lagi na ako nagpprepare para makabili agad ng ticket.



7. Choose your Child's costume

Ayan, kapag may ticket ka na costume naman ang iisipin mo. Tips para may chance ka manalo? Lagi mo itutugma yung Costume ng baby mo sa Theme. 

Dito sa party na sinalihan namin sobrang dami nag suot ng same costume ni Xia pero sya lang kasi yung pasok na pasok ang costume. I think yung magnifying glass ang nagdala. Kasi sya lang yung meron props. Hahaha!!! Which is sobrang hirap na hanapin ngayon. Luckily nabili ko sya sa isang antique store. oh diba effort? Tapos yung top nya Ukay-ukay at yung skirt sa tiangian ko lang binili since isang beses lang naman gagamitin, ginupit gupit ko na lang para magkasya sa kanya  Sabi nga nila effortan mo na kasi once a year lang naman.



8. Supportive Family

Believe me, isa to sa mga kailangan mo, moral at financial support. 

Like supportive partner at family na sasamahan ka para ganahan ka sa mga trip mo. Minsan kasi nakaka-boost din ng confidence kapag gusto rin nila yung ginagawa mo both for your family and for your children. Kaya I salute sa mga Lolo/Lola at Tita's/Tito's of Manila na sila pa bumibili ng costume ng mga bagets.

9. Patience

Dapat marami kang baon na pasensya, specially for toddlers.

Like kay Xia na may stage fright at ayaw nya sa maraming tao. Kaya ayun ang ending karga at iyak ang ginawa. Kaya super explain at pang-uuto ang ginawa namin para marelax sya at mag enjoy sa party

10. Join the Games

Experience din natin mga Mommy and Daddy yung mga games. Mas ma-boboost ang confidence ng mga bata kapag nakikita nila na game na game din ang parents nila also remind them if they want a price they need to join the game and win. Parang sa buhay kapag may gusto ka kailangan mo munang pag hirapan 

Ayan po yung 10 tips ko para sa mga may plano or gusto mag-join sa mga event next year. Specially first time mommies! Hindi naman kasi natin naexperience to nung mga bata pa tayo kaya let the children experience this fun occasion. 

That's why I highly suggest to consider this 10 tips from me. This can be a highlight sa childhood experience ng ating mga bagets.  Siguro di pa nila talaga maiintindihan bakit kailangan mag costume, pero I think happy naman sila with the toys and candies na nauuwi nila galing sa party.



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Words by : Chrissa Rance 

A young mother to 2 year-old Xia, Chrissa juggles motherhood and her career as an IT practitioner.  Despite her busy schedule, Mommy Chrissa still finds time to attend to her online store to augment her income.

45 and Fabulous : How I Celebrated My Birthday At the Office

24 October 2019

I turned 45 today and proud of it.

There were a lot of realizations and lessons during the past 5 years of my life. Some lessons were learned the hard way, while some were you can easily say "Alam ko na yan!"

l learned to accept the fact that we don't live in a perfect world and sometimes life can be unfair. So I choose my battles wisely.


I also learned that Happiness is a choice and I choose to celebrate life than anything else.
WOƦK HAƦD. GꞮVE MOƦE. PLAY HAƦDEƦ. This is still my mantra up to now.

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At kahit kasabay man sa "national issue" about the Baretto sisters ang birthday ko, sobrang feel na feel ko pa rin naman ang birthday ko ngayong araw.


Salamat sa mga bumati, nag text, nag message, nag chat. Sa dami dami ng nag greet dito sa FB wall ko. Sa mga nagbigay ng gifts 
Salamat din sa mga pa-andar ng mga officemates ko.

At heto na nga ang kanilang pa-surprise. Sharing with you my vlog about how I celebrated my birthday today at the office.


Many Thanks!

A Day in Hiroshima : The Sacred Torii Gate of Miyajima Island and Hiroshima Bombing

Our Hiroshima trip last December 2018 is one for the books. It's not included in our itinerary but we decided to visit Hiroshima and use our Wild Card Day. 

In every travel, I make it a point that I have this "Wild Card Day". 

Ito ay isang araw na hindi planado. It is a day devoted para sa mga biglaan yayaan. Pwedeng magpahinga, o pwedeng balikan ang mga lugar na sa palagay namin na hindi namin masyadong na-explore ng mga nakaraang araw.

Because we are a JR pass card holder, ninais na naming sulitin ito at sumugod kami sa Hiroshima.  My husband really wanted to visit it and he would like to know more about the atomic bombing which we can only read in our history books.



Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island is one of the most scenic spots in Japan and has long been regarded as an island of Gods. It is a romantic and historical island also known for its red torii gate.  The torii gate is built over water, and it looks floating in the water specially during high tide.

The island is also known for its deers that you can easily pet. Hindi man kami nakapunta sa, Nara, natuwa ako na marami rin palang mga usa rito.  Sa dami nila, parnag ordinaryong turista nalang din sila kapag makakasalubong mo.

There are also a lot of restaurants offering various local dishes. Dahil kilala ang Hiroshima for their big and succelent oysters, even though its pricey, hindi namin pinalagpas masubukan ito.





Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park / Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.

Dahil gusto rin naming mas malaman pa ang istorya sa likod ng mga nababasa lang natin sa historby books, minabuti naming bumisita sa Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

The Peace Memorial Park was created to symbolize the need for everlasting peace.  It commemorates the many victims of the world's first nuclear attack in August 1945.

Located at the epicenter of the blast in what was once a bustling part of the city, the park includes a variety of important monuments, memorials, and museums relating to the events of that fateful day and its aftermath.




Our Hiroshima trip is truly memorable dahil first time naming maka-experience ng snow. Napa-isip tuloy ako, sa susunod kaya, winter wonderland naman in Japan.