My Archives: May 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

During our San Francisco vacation, we visited the Exploratorium, the museum of science, art, and human perception. It's a hands-on, interactive museum which both children and adults will enjoy. [more]
03:46 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We likewise dropped by the Bath & Body Works store. Bath & Body Works products are not as readily available in Manila (as Victoria's Secret) -- I see them mostly in the bazaars and tiangges come Christmas time. [more]
06:16 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

We dropped by the Victoria's Secret shop at Hillsdale to get some lotions, body spray/body splash for gifts. Aside from beauty products and cosmetics, Victoria's Secret also offers lingerie, sleepwear, swimwear, among others. [more]
02:53 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 28, 2007

We bought some See's chocolates to bring home to family and friends in Manila. When we go on a trip, we try to purchase items that are not readily available back home so our pasalubongs will be more memorable. [more]
02:50 PM GMT+8

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hillsdale Shopping Center is located at Sixty 31st Avenue, San Mateo, California. Shopping hours are from 10am to 9pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 11 am to 7pm on Sundays. [more]
10:58 PM GMT+8

Friday, May 25, 2007

After our brief stay in Anaheim, Los Angeles, it was off to San Francisco to visit my brother and his family and to do more sightseeing. It was a one hour drive to LAX and my other nephew Andrew drove us to the airport. [more]
07:50 PM GMT+8

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Are you on the look-out for unique and personalized gifts that you can give to friends and relatives during baptisms, birthdays, weddings, and baby or bridal showers? Are you searching for that perfect give-away or souvenir that will make your special event more memorable? [more]
03:31 PM GMT+8

On this trip, we finally got to try Cold Stone Ice Cream. After our Chinese food dinner (which we described in our previous entry), we moved on to the next store which was Cold Stone. [more]
02:41 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

After several days of burgers and pizzas at the theme parks, we just had to have some rice, together with a real meal. So, for dinner on the Sunday we were there, we tried Oriental Seafood Noodle House which serves Chinese food. [more]
02:44 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Since we were going to be in Anaheim on a Sunday, we asked our hotel about the nearest Catholic Church and mass schedules. The nearest Catholic Church to Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate is St. Boniface Catholic Church, located at 120 N. Janss Street, Anaheim. [more]
03:57 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 21, 2007

A visit to Disneyland Anaheim is always something that families with kids look forward to. During our last vacation, we, of course, had fun but in hindsight, we may have enjoyed ourselves more if we had "the proper frame of mind" for it or if we had already learned the lessons from this latest trip. [more]
03:14 PM GMT+8

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Summer is almost over and what better way to welcome cooler days by shopping! Genevieve Matabang of Chocolate wishes to let everyone know that Chocolate will have an end of the season sale from May 30 till June 3, 2007. [more]
09:10 PM GMT+8

Friday, May 18, 2007

On our second day at Disneyline (oh, I meant Disneyland again), we had a full day. A wait of 30 to 45 minutes was usual, for a 15 minute ride or attraction. [more]
03:58 PM GMT+8

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Into each life, some rain must fall and it had to be on the day that we were off to Disneyland. =) Tough luck, right? [more]
03:17 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

To get to Disneyland Anaheim from Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate, we would take the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) which is a transportation system for the greater Anaheim Resort area. The pick-up and drop-off point is very near our room (near Building 6 on Clementine St.) and this is for the G route. [more]
04:47 PM GMT+8

If you like traveling around the Philippines or if you are involved in the travel business or sector on a small to medium-scale, you may want to check out this site: Hoparound is a website that seeks to promote microentrepreneurs here in the country. [more]
02:48 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

We bought our Disneyland Anaheim tickets at the Disney desk of the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate. The regular price of a Disney ticket is USD 63 if am not mistaken, but you get some discounts if you buy a ticket for more than one day. [more]
02:49 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 14, 2007

Today, May 14, 2007, is election day here in the Philippines. All registered voters aged 18 and above will troop to the polls to elect their senators, congressmen, mayor and vice mayor, governor and vice governor, councilors, and party-list. [more]
09:05 AM GMT+8

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Back to regular programming -- back to our Viloria Vacation series. While in Los Angeles, we visited Universal Studios which is a good one hour by car from Anaheim (where Disneyland is.) [more]
10:04 PM GMT+8

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Tomorrow, May 13, 2007 is Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. [more]
09:12 PM GMT+8

Friday, May 11, 2007

We take a break from our Viloria Vacation series to think about something which may not be as relaxing or fun. May 14, 2007, this coming Monday, is election day in the Philippines. [more]
03:36 PM GMT+8

Thursday, May 10, 2007

During our trip to Los Angeles, we stayed at Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate (operated by Marriott Hotels). How did we choose this hotel? I did some research on the internet and my brother, who is US-based helped with information on what rates are reasonable for this time of the year. He likewise confirmed that Residence Inn is a nice and clean hotel. [more]
03:07 PM GMT+8

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

It was past 10pm on the day that we arrived in Los Angeles and we still hadn't had the chance to have dinner. We had checked in quickly at Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate (more on this in a future entry) but we really needed to find a place where we could get some food. [more]
02:44 PM GMT+8

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The plane ride to Los Angeles, USA via Philippine Airlines was alright. The kids were their "usual selves" so was I glad that I didn't decide to stay behind with just the two of them as I do not have any work to return to hurriedly anyway. [more]
03:15 PM GMT+8

Monday, May 7, 2007

We left for the US last April 18. We took the PR 102 flight to Los Angeles at 10PM. [more]
05:13 PM GMT+8

Sorry for that long silence there. We were off on our annual Viloria family vacation and this year, now that am not office-bound, we decided to take a trip to the US. [more]
02:33 PM GMT+8

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