Grandparents Day Celebration at Abreeza Mall

by - Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Our Grandparents were among our earliest teachers and caregivers.  And I remember my Grandfather, Florentino Barrera Gonzales.





His my first mentor, he teaches me the passion and love of family and relatives.  He gives me that compassion and wisdom in dealing with daily LIFE challenges.  He enriched me with the stories of those who came before, pre-war and the post-war.  He even teaches me how to sing a song....

♫♪A stranger came to town, a road he didn't know.  He met a helpful boy and told him where to go. The stranger thank the boy.  The boy said I am very happy that I help you and I am very glad ...♪♫  

This song will always linger in my mind and in my heart forever.  I miss my Grandpa. :(




Going back to the celebration, today we honor our grandparent's, as we celebrate their contributions to our family, relatives and in the whole world.

Celebrating it with my mother together with her two granddaughters at Abreeza Mall Davao.


Photo credit to ABREEZA MALL DAVAO

We treat her by buying her favorite bread at BREADTALK.  The likes of:


BECKHAM n CHEESE
PHp40

RICE & SHINE
PHp50

GET CHEESY!
PHp40

SPRING IN THE CITY
PHp40
We purchased all this bread by using her SENIOR DISCOUNT CARD.  Lucky day for us!!! Hahahaha....

Next we went to ISLAND GRILL RESTAURANT located at the FOODCOURT of Abreeza to have our lunch.

We ordered....


MANGO FLOAT
PHp45

KINILAW
PHp65

BEEF STEAK
PHp75

TINOLANG ISDA(MALASUGUE)
PHp85
We also have 

PORK BBQ - PHp29/each @3 PHp87
5 cups of RICE - PHP15/each @5 PHp75

For a total of PHp477 only.  Hmmmm...not bad for 4 persons.  Great food except for their mango float.  Not that mango at all. Tsktsktsk.

We are not satisfied with our desserts so we go to another place.

How about here, THE WHITE HAT ITALIAN FROZEN YOGURT.  Yummy Perfect for my mother, a healthy food!  Yogurt is a custard- or pudding like food made by the natural bacterial fermentation of milk.  This healthy food is also a great supplement for protein and calcium.  And to those who can't tolerate with milk, this is good for you.   




We ordered two kinds of REGULAR YOGURT RECIPE, amounting to PHp125 each.

REGULAR YOGURT RECIPE PHp250

Yogurt is very healthy indeed, enjoyed with different flavors and popularly served with mixed fruits.  Though somewhat-sour in taste I think this will complement with sweet ingredients added with their yogurt toppings.



FRUITY PEBBLES
PHp125

CHOCO DROPS and OREOS
PHp125
(Actually it is not OREOS on top, instead they replaced it with Butterscotch)


Though they don't have OREOS available, butterscotch is still okay with me.  I was bit skeptical to taste it because I know I find it just plainly sour.

Love it!

Even my younger daughter love it!


Let's have a closer look...


FOR ME only ^_^

FOR MY MAMA and CHELSEA(Sharing)  ^_^

I've taste yogurt before but this first scoop of THE WHITE HAT ITALIAN FROZEN YOGURT changed how I used to think about yogurt.  THE BEST!!!

Our tummy and our eyes are both full and satisfied.  Roaming and seeing around beautiful things inside the mall.  Who love shopping?  ME ME ME!!!  LOL.

We shopped till we drop.  Tired but we have to experience a ride that we will never imagine or to forget?  The X-RIDE.




The 4D X-Ride experience is a best seller for kids and for adults that are physically fit.  For only PHp100/each you can avail of the 4D XRIDE.




With their 12 themes vary from SCIENCE, HISTORY, NATURE, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, ANIMATION, HORROR, SCI-FI etc. 




We made our pick, SPACE TRAVELLING.  But soon as we enter the room the person assign told us to change it INTO THE FOREST Theme because according to him SPACE TRAVELLING is boring.  Well, he is right!  INTO THE FOREST is good for all kids and young at heart too.







But if you want more breathtaking and challenging theme pick ZOMBIE LAND and UNDERWORLD 1,2 and 3.

Super we love this treat.  Very exhausted, a feeling bit of dizziness but we really enjoyed the ride.  Thanks Mama Lola...and PAPA LOLO(naiwan sa house).






Indeed we celebrate Grandparents day with so much food, fun and excitement.  We will never forget this because my mother is with us(except for the XRIDE), the love we have both to our Grandfathers and Grandmothers profoundly influenced every part of our LIFE. And us their sons, daughters, grandchildren it is our role and responsibilities to provide them with the care, love, respect and understanding.


photo credit: nateswartphoto via photo pin cc




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32 comments

  1. This post made me miss my lolo and lola who loved it other so much that my lola would end up jealous if my cousins would tease her that our lolo was with another woman though he was right there in the house at plain sight all the time. When my lola died my lolo was still strong but after the funeral he became sickly and died just months apart. In my words, a case of true love and soulmates. Your post also made me hungry.

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  2. I miss my Granpa too. I remember when I was a kid, whenever it's brown-out, all of us (his APO) gathered around to hear his stories about his experiences during World War II.

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  3. I suddenly missed my grandma. :'( How I wish I could spend more Grandparents Day with her.. she passed away 11 years ago.. It's actually good that you're still spending time with yours.. they truly deserve all the love and care!

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  4. Your grandparents should be proud of you. Kaya pala ako pinakain din sa Gilligan's Island ng anak ko. Grandparents day papal. LOL

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  5. They definitely deserve those treats. On our part, we should be cautious of what we give them to eat. Some of them need to be conscious of what they take due to natural complications that they may have acquired brought by age.

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  6. it's amazing to know that mango float these days is P45. wow... mouth watering photos you have here.

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  7. This must have a fun day for all of you. A day with Lolo and Lola is something to be treasured.

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  8. buti nalang nandiyan ang grandparents. sometimes they'll even remind you pa to use their senior citizens card.

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  9. Awww. I never got the chance to really know my grandfather. I was too young when he was incapacitated with a disease.

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  10. My mom is now a grandma and I must say that one of the best perks of being a senior citizen is the discount privileges. We doubly enjoy eating out because of the discounts. :D Sadly we weren't able to celebrate grandparents' day with her.

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  11. The last time I saw my grandfather was when I was still in grade school, he died without me seeing him again. Now that my mom already has 2 grandchildren we celebrated it also with food at the newly opened Cafe France at The Peak and we will celebrate it every year =)

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  12. Grandparents Day should always be remembered even there's no celebration. A warm embrace can make a lot of difference because our oldies more appreciate time and effort of being with them... just being around the, spending time.

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  13. My sis and nephews and nieces surprised their lolo and lola last grandparents day. My questioning mom asked them such an event? But they just dismissed her concern and told her it is a reason to celebrate and eat, so they did...

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  14. Oh! I suddenly miss my grandparents. ...

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  15. It's great to see many of us still taking time to be with our grandparents. My grandma (the only one still around for me) has a hard time walking around, so I just brought dinner and we spent a couple of hours chatting :) Good times.

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  16. will always loved my lolo... :'( had him only for 11 years of my life, but i loved him dearly because i grew up with him. grandparents are always into spoiling the gandkids, i should know. :)

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  17. Our grandparents are really people that need to be treasured. Their knowledge and wisdom are things which help us move everyday.

    Sabi nga nila, "God can't be anywhere, that's why he gave us grandparents." :)

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  18. Happy Grandparents day! you did enjoy the special day ,food trip talaga.

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  19. We just spent grandparents' day at MIL's house because it was also my SIL's birthday.. As always we enjoyed MIL's home-cooked meals

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  20. how sweet naman. Your Grandparents has indeed received a real treat from you.

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  21. Reading your post made me miss my lolo. Though we don't usually get along with each other still i love him so much. Hope we can bond sometimes just like you and your grand father :)

    Very sweet article :)

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  22. I was there in abreeza when this was held, and I miss my grandparents i just hope they're still here but they already went to a more peaceful place.

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  23. Now I miss my lola and her cooking :(
    I'm staying at Paranaque since Monday but I'll be home in Antipolo this weekend.

    I have to treat her out soon. Ndi pa ako nakakabawi sa kanya :(

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  24. Wow. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about my article. We really need to remember our Grandpas and Grandmas, they are our inspiration and guidance in our journey. Ika nga nila Pauwe na sila tayo papunta pah. Listen and Learned from them in short. :)

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  25. A well deserved treat for the grandparents. I hope my grandparents are still alive so I can do the same thing with them.

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  26. I missed my Grandparents all of a sudden after reading this.

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  27. what a great way to celebrate tended for the grandparents. am sure they enjoyed everything especially the part being with their loveones..

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  28. Wow this is really a long post. Seems like you guys really had fun with lolo and lola. It's good that we teach our children to value our grandparents.

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  29. Learn to value our grandparents and valuing them as part of our Filipino customs that is why this event reflects our tradition of giving respect to older people

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  30. very delicious dessert for Grandparents Day

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  31. Too bad that I haven't met my grandfather. He died when my father was still young.

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