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Put your feet up once in a while…

July started on the wrong side of the bed. I was sluggish and stressed as I wrote in a previous entry. Thankfully, we had a Coach Pia #sessions with the SoMoms last Saturday and the next day, Team Alejandro trooped to Maxim’s for a much needed staycation.

Even if it was just for a day, I felt rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. Sunday started out with a hearty lunch with the husband’s side of the family. I wasn’t able to take pictures because Z was really hungry already. Because the breeze was inviting, we had coffee al fresco, by the hotel’s poolside.

While the in-laws tried their luck at the casino, we went to Game Zoo, Newport Mall’s 2-floor arcade. The little boy had the time of his life shooting hoops, driving around the race track and bowling! There was a play area inside the arcade but the child needs to be at least 3 years old, so we didn’t get to play there.

Even though it was a Sunday, Newport Mall was packed with people. So dinner was at the first restaurant with no waiting required, Johnny Chow. The menu is asian fusion and any resto that serves har gao, is a go for me! Their lighting fixtures and wall decors are pleasing to the eyes, too.

Buko Juice, Har Gao and Siew Mai, Kung Pao Shrimp and Scallops, Fried Rice, Combination of BBQ Pork and Lechon Macau, Chocolate Truffle Buchi

Z enjoyed our room the most! He was running around, tinkering with everything, playing with whatever he can get hold of! I think his favorite item was the internet TV where I showed him he could watch YouTube videos there! I’m gushing over his cuteness!

And what’s a hotel accommodation without the breakfast buffet?! For 800 per person, the choices were worth it!

Different kinds of cereals.
Quiche Lorraine
Fried Rice and Chicken Teriyaki and Beef Strips
Assorted viands.
Bacon, Chicken Sausage and Potato Wedges
Corned Beef and Baked Beans

They also had Taho, a yogurt station, cold cuts, a make-your-own-noodle-soup station, assorted fruits and beverages station. Suffice to say, we were full til lunch time!

I’d highly recommend a staycation (or a vacation for that matter)! It gives the family downtime from all the hulla-balloos of life. A chance for the couple to catch up, without worrying about the chores. It will also teach the young ones how to behave in a new setting. I really enjoyed observing Z in different environments.

A big thank you to my in-laws for sponsoring our overnight stay in this 6-star hotel! Please think of us again next time, heehee 🙂

What other hotels can you recommend for a staycation in the metro? Do you have any staycation stories? Please put the links in the comments section below, I’d love to read about your experiences!

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