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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer is definitely more fun with NIVEA SUN! My top summer wonder is Manila

When we talk about summer, we normally think of hitting the beach or just be outside the metropolis. We want to cool off from the scorching heat or better yet experience something new with family and friends. However for us back here at home, summer is definitely worth spending in the country's capital. And that is Manila.

View from our hotel - Makati

Last April 13-15, together with my family and my boyfriend we decided to have one epic weekend in Manila. You may think that this is totally irrelevant and even more not summer-ry right? We could have decided to set sail to Boracay and even other great beaches in the country. What the hell is wrong with me when all the people are already embarking to other places outside Manila?

Allow me to express the reasons why?

1. Reunion

You get to maximize your summer vacation when you are with your loved ones. Most of our relatives are currently situated in Manila. These are basically my father's siblings, my mother's siblings, my cousins, my friends and more. Plus the fact that both my parents haven't seen their siblings for years, this notion alone is definitely worth traveling. I need not care about the expenses so as long as they got to see their brothers and sisters again. Such is definitely a tear jerking moment.

Mom's sister and cousins

Dad's Sisters and cousins

2. Events

Manila is totally filled with never ending events. We were lucky that when we were there, there's Ozine Fest! This is one event that geeks and anime fanatics like me should not miss. Varied things can be seen here such as cosplays, toy displays, games, foods, programs and so much more. My heart literally melted with amazement and how Manila can pull this one off for three consecutive days. It was indeed heaven.

Happy me, can't you see?

And what better way to enjoy this than being with your crazy friends who are sadly situated in Manila. Reunited once again~

Great friends and the boyfriend *winks*

3. Shopping

Another heaven that is undeniably Manila is that this is one shopping hub for shopaholics like me. My wallet nearly broke because of too much buying. Plus we roamed around to almost five shopping hubs namely Rockwell (mall-wide sale), SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Glorrieta and The Fort. Too bad some of these shops can't be found back home hence the no guilt shopping spree. Can you blame me?

Guilty as charged

A happier me :D

4. Food

Manila is not only one shopping haven but definitely one crazy food heaven too. Gahh, regardless if they don't have one native delicacy, they sure have tons of varied delicacies to offer to probinsyanas like me. Most of the money is literally spent on food but who cares, a full tummy is definitely the happiest me. Unfortunately these are not located back home and how I miss these foods already. 

Oh North Park, why are you up north?

Happy us~

5. Quality time

Summer would definitely not be complete regardless of how lavish your accommodations are if you did not share it with your family and loved ones. This is definitely one summer I would not forget since this is the first out of town trip with my family. Plus it was dad's first plane ride! Many firsts and definitely not the last for us.

Ahahaha, celebrity?

The happiest most contented girl on earth, ME :D

Summer is not yet over and hey we still got time to plan out. So how about you, how's your summer so far and where do you plan to have it? For starters, you can perhaps vote for your favorite summer destination in the on going Nivea Philippines 7 Summer Wonders contest on FB

“Join the on-going Nivea Philippines 7 Summer Wonders contest on FB and get a chance to win NIVEA Sun gift packs, Charina Sarte swimwear, SONY products or a trip for 2 to the Ultimate Summer Wonder! Just click to join and vote now!”

Have a great summer everyone~


moles said...


RheA said...

Hi Moles,

Thank you so much ;)

kulasa said...

hi there...dropping by here for the first time and loving your page....I just love that happiest, most contented girl on planet earth photo of yours!

RheA said...

Hi kulasa,

awwwww, thank you soooo much! i'm pretty sure you are also the happiest and most contented individual on earth too :)

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