…when you are just accompanying your mother for her Convention. That means, you are nowhere near a beach, you don’t have money to spend (well, you do, but it’s gonna come out of your own pocket), and you have your 3 younger sisters with you to take care of.
Yes, that happened to me. It was my first 3-day leave from work and I knew that I had to make sure that I would have a good time no matter what happens! Meki being out of the office is a rare opportunity so I had to grab it!
Day 1 officially started in the afternoon for us since our mother had to attend a session from afternoon to evening. With me were my 3 sisters and their 2 friends so I was on full-on ate mode!
We decided to just go to Ayala Cebu—which was humongous, by the way. I don’t have photos of the shops but my golly, Cebu has a loooot of pretty clothes. It was so tempting to shop but I still had self-control back then ;)
Our first main stop after window-shopping was My Joy! How did we pick that place? We just chose the only fastfood that doesn’t exist in Manila! Hahaha! I visited their website when I got back to Manila and they apparently are one of the pioneers in Cebu fastfood dining! They’ve been there for over 20 years! Crazy!
We continued walking and got ourselves some dessert from Ice Castle :)
We didn’t do anything else other than stroll around, find a good place to take a photo, enter random shops, and buy random food from stalls we pass by. It was awesome! You know why? ‘Cause Ayala Cebu is BEAUTIFUL! It’s like a mix of Shang + Greenbelt + ATC! Also, I really felt so independent leading these minors. Hehe!
Day 2 was a little MORE independent. We didn’t want to go to the mall again so I decided to treat my sisters to the Sky Experience Adventure at Crowne Regency. We took the Sky Day Tour which costs Php888 per person. The package includes:
* Lunch Buffet at Wang Shan Lo (Authentic Chinese Cuisine by Hong Kong Chef )
* One (1) Entrance Pass to Sky Level
* One (1) Sky Ride (Choice of Edge Coaster or Skywalk Extreme)
* One (1) 4D Theater Show (Choice of Museum of Horrors, Cross Racing & The Lost Island)
* Free use of Outdoor Swimming Pool
It was perfect since we wanted to eat, swim, watch something, and go for something more adventurous than malling.
Finally, by Day 3, we were able to get a quick tour of the city with the adults! :) We didn’t really have a lot of time to spare though since we still had to check out and our flight was early that evening.
It was a very quick tour that I didn’t get to fully enjoy c/o my cramps :( The part I actually enjoyed the most was buying pasalubong! Hehe! :) We had to check out afterwards and of course, we just had to take a pic with the kuya who looked like a chubby John Mayer.
That break really was more about spending time with the family and relaxing. I can’t say that it was about taking my mind off of things ’cause I worked in the evening (IKR).
Thus, now, I beg my Cebu-hailing friends to take me to Cebu for a trip to really appreciate the place. I know that I’m still missing out on a lot of things!