A Car Show and a Coffee Date…

It’s been a very busy day for the little boy and I yesterday. We had a full schedule of fun activities to do. 🙂

When I saw the Facebook event for the Philippine International Motor Show, I immediately checked out the schedule and the cost of the tickets. Since it was happening around the payday weekend (whoopee me! 😛 ), I marked the event on my calendar and planned to bring the little boy to see the cars. You see, the little boy is pretty much a car enthusiast, taking after his late Lolo Daddy. It was his first car show event.

Luckily, Z didn’t have therapy last Saturday and it was really weird that I found myself fully awake at 7:30AM. LOL! I think I was excited to bring the little boy to the event. We left the house at around 10AM and got to World Trade Center by 11AM. Yep, you guessed it. There was slow moving traffic going to the venue. It was fine, though. We’ve got time.

As soon as we got to the venue, we paid the entrance fee (Z was free 🙂 ) then made our way to the main hall. There were a lot of people already, roaming around, checking out cars and taking selfies with and photos of the cars on display. 😀 Z and I had our share of photos with the cars, too. Here’s a few of them:

Some of the cars on display and Z's reaction on pretty much all of the great displays :D
Some of the cars on display and Z’s reaction on pretty much all of the great displays 😀
Nissan Juke, BenCab's Beetle and Kia Soul :P
Nissan Juke, BenCab’s Beetle and Kia Soul 😛
Testing the wheel :D
Testing Nissan X-Trail’s wheel 😀

Nissan was generous with the kids going around the venue. 🙂 They gave Z a balloon and they also have giveaways for kids.

Coloring book containing Nissan's different car models plus crayons :)
Coloring book containing Nissan’s different car models plus crayons 🙂

After an hour and a half of going around, we left the venue and tried to look for food within the area. Unfortunately, there were too many people and all tables are taken with diners. Then I saw a free shuttle ride being offered by Suzuki. I took advantage of the free ride and decided to get lunch at SM Mall of Asia instead. I signed their waiver for me, the little boy and Ate Lhen before riding the vehicle. 🙂

Free shuttle by Suzuki (source)
Free shuttle by Suzuki (source)

I haven’t been to SM Mall of Asia for a long time. The place is just too far and it’s quite a hassle to go to. Well, I still knew where the food places are so I had pretty much an idea where to go look for a place to eat. After a few minutes of walking, we ended up at Lamesa Grill. I was not able to get a photo of the food since we were all hungry but while waiting for the food, as is with what we usually do, I took a photo of the three of us.

Waiting for lunch to be served

Lamesa Grill is quite small and there’s not much distance between one table to the next. That would mean that when taking group photos, more often than not, it cannot be avoided not to have a few unknown people in your photo. And that’s okay. But when someone intentionally photobombs your photo by posing, that’s just rude, don’t you think? So I had to wipe the face out of the photo before I posted it in my FB Timeline.

Anyway, our day didn’t end there. I told you we had a full day yesterday, right? After lunch (and after a few minutes of heavy downpour), we took a ride going to Bonifacio Highstreet to meet with a friend from the mountain city who moved to the big metro with her family due to work. The little boy and I napped for about an hour on our way to BHS.

I planned to wait for my hometown friends at Bo’s Coffee since I needed an outlet to charge my phone. Unfortunately, all tables near the outlets were taken so my phone remained dead the whole time we were at Highstreet. We had our coffee session there since we already didn’t want to move.

When mountain city people meet, they have coffee. Hot or cold, doesn't matter :)
When mountain city people meet, they have coffee. Hot or cold, doesn’t matter 🙂

We strolled around Highstreet for a few minutes after coffee, letting the little boy run around before calling it a day. It was fun meeting friends from back home. Somehow, it makes me feel like the mountain city is just somewhere near the vicinity. Or something like that. It just makes your surroundings feel homey, you know what I mean?

Side story: I was having quite an animated conversation with my friend when all of a sudden, someone approached me to say hi. I looked at her and my mind literally went blank. I should know her but for some reason, she was not registering in my head. Until she said something that made it click. It was May of fullyhousewifed.com. She was with Nhessie of rolledin2onemom.com for coffee session, too. Gah! Man, that was really embarrassing. I am really bad with name and face recognition.  Sorry, May! I’ll make it up to you. 🙂

Coming home, we had a quick dinner (thank God for left overs!) then the little boy slept.

It was a tiring day but it sure was a hell of a lot of fun. I had fun. Z had fun. Even Z’s nanny, Ate Lhen, had fun. And I believe my mountain city friends had fun, too.

Well, until the next car show. 🙂


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  1. The little man obviously had fun. I always believe that beyond classroom, kids learn more when we expose them to events and activities like that. Plus the fact that he got to see so many cars and even try on them. No doubt, the boy had a great good night sleep after. 🙂

    1. It was tiring but it was indeed very fun. He’s been showing interest in cars even before he turned 1 and thought he would outgrow it. Apparently, I am raising a car lover 😀

  2. I love going with my hubby and son to car shows. I’m not really that much into cars but I love seeing my boys enjoy the experience. It’s nice that you bumped into May and Nhessie that day. Hope I bump into you at the High Street too one of these days. 🙂

  3. Looks like your son really enjoyed the car show! So cute! <3 My little girl would definitely enjoy this car show as well.. Yup my little girl love cars 🙂

  4. Boys really love cars.For sure your son really had a great time.
    My daughter loves to collect balls instead of dolls.

    1. True that! There’s that great feeling that you get when you see your kids light up with excitement when you bring them places they love. Coffee soon? LOL

  5. When we learned that we’re having a boy (finally!), hubby immediately planned all their dad and son bonding on all these car shows haha. Glad to see your son had fun even if it was indeed a jam packed day 🙂

  6. Looks like the little guy really enjoyed your date! Oh, boys and wheels!hehe I’m also excited to take my little man out on a date. Cheers to more mommy and (always a) baby bondings! 🙂

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