Aside from doing crafts, decorating the house for the season and work, Kayo, the kids and I did a number of other fun things last weekend. Let me begin with our latest sweet obsession – soft serve ice cream at Family Mart! This new convenience store has started popping up here and there around the city and when Kayo discovered their “Twirl-all-you-can” ice cream for only P25, he just had to let me try! He took me and the kids on Saturday night and impressed me with his soft serve twirling skills! It’s super cheap but was such a good treat.
On Sunday morning, Kayo decided to do some laps at the pool near our place, so we went with him and took the kids for a dip. The pool water was quite cold but once Summer started, we couldn’t get her out anymore. Emma hated it but I took her swimming with me anyway. She did enjoy watching her Papa swim to and fro as well as disappear and appear from underwater.
After Sunday lunch with family and a short nap, we headed out to Greenfield District in Edsa to see the Art For Generations, a local art fair, that had been going on over the weekend. Our friends from Coast Thru Life had a booth there so we decided to go visit.
The field was covered with artists and their respective wood panels, painting the day away. Many art galleries also set up booths displaying paintings, sketches and sculptures from their collections.
We hung out at the Coast Thru Life booth, checked out their stuff and got myself a pair of super comfortable linen trousers. Can’t wait to wear them! (Btw, check out their cool clothing line here!)
Later on, we had food truck dinner at the newly opened Capitol Commons. The place is actually far from done yet but they already opened up a park in the middle and that’s food trucks park to sell every weekend. we didn’t get to take any photos because it was pretty dark, but after dinner we walked around and got a few snapshots with the giant white Christmas tree inside the community center. We’ll definitely go back to take the kids playing at the park some time.
It’s actually nice to be able to do many different fun and inspiring things around the city without having to shell out so much cash. Of course you have to pay for gas or public transport… and you might find yourself buying a pair of pants once in a while! (Thanks,CTL!), but outdoor art fairs are usually free and many parks are open to public without fee. Your kids can enjoy running in wide open spaces while you get the exercise you want running after them. All for no cost. You can enjoy a delicious meal for P150 or less and have as much ice cream as you can fit in a cone for P25! It’s always fun for me and Kayo to discover such cheap treats. He, in particular, takes pride in it.
It’s great when you’re able to enjoy good but inexpensive things.