Monday, October 19, 2015

Learning Always Starts with Failure

Yesterday I was so very excited because it's my college classmate's daughter's first birthday. The venue was in Jolibee Phoenix near Mall of Asia (MOA) 4:00pm-6:00pm. So from Quezon City we travelled to MOA. I think it's about 3 hours ride because of the traffic (traffic, of course) and we prefer to commute.

We took a bus to MOA from Q.C. Memorial Circle to Timog Edsa Highway where it took 1 hour, so I told to my friend that if until Cubao its still very traffic, we will have to take MRT nalang para makahabol pa tayo, because I was woried na baka from Cubao-Ortigas another 1 hour na naman. Good thing my toddler was sleeping. So to make this story short we took MRT from Santolan to Taft. Of course what did you expect at MRT? standing position (karga-karga si zd, kasi ayaw nyang tumayo kasi natatakot sya sa maraming tao at feeling nya kinukulong sya kasi ang liit lang ng space at first time nyang sumakay sa MRT).

We arrived at Jolibee Phoenix around 3:45 pm thank God we're not late. Then the Jolibee crew told me that the party was on the 2nd floor, but to my surprise,when we got there, The tarpaulin never said it's Megan's birthday! So I asked again if there is another birthday party there? Then the crew answered me and told me "no ma'am, ito lang po from 3pm to 5pm", then I asked again, "are you sure? how about 4 to 6pm?". My friend told me that the party would start at 4pm-6pm. Then they checked again but there's no other party booked. Oh no! I was thinking if the party was cancelled without informing me, then I call my  classmate and she told me, "NO Mel, the birthday is on November 14, NOT October 14".

Oh my... I'm like a praning that time. hahahah! I blame myself because I did not check her pm again before I left home, neither text her, because to myself, I knew that  today was the party! LOL!! But anyway it's okay, I told to my friend that it's okay "kasama talaga sa paglaki to" hahahah! Diretso nalang tayo sa MOA, nagugutom ako at napagod kakain tayo then pasyal konti at uwi na din kasi baka siksikan na naman sa MRT.

Because I was so hungry and tired, when I saw the Mang Inasal di na ako naghanap ng iba but on my mind I wanted Burger King, pero hahanapin pa namin kung saang sulok yan sa MOA. That's why we decided na Mang Inasal nalang.

Mang Inasal (MOA)
Zd's first (Palabok)
My zd boy he really loves the Mang Inasal Palabok. (I'm sorry I forgot to take a photo on Palabok with Puto).

After eating we went to the Bay side. ZD boy had so much fun,  he enjoyed seeing the sea and the sea birds there. After that we go home na.

MOA Bay Side

Malayo ang tingin :P
The Sunset :)

What have I learned from this experience?

After this, I told to myself that "Last na talaga to Melisa" hahahaha! Before I go to somewhere, day before, check the schedule the month, date, time, and location, don't hesitate to verify or call or text, read the information  again and again. Life sometimes is like this, sometimes we fail but after that We learned a lot of lessons for us to improve, or to overcome something. Wag lang natin ulit-ulitin hehe! Though tayong mga moms likas na natin ang pagiging makakalimutin it is a challenge for us specially for me :)

I also discovered from this trip for my zd boy that I needed to expose him more on many people, specially sa bus at sa MRT feeling nya kinokulong sya, every time na may bumababa gusto nya na din bumaba, at iyak sya ng iyak. The next time we ride MRT and bus again, hopefully he will able to overcome this,  so that next time it's easy for us to travel.

Thank you guys for reading this kaloka experience.
Have a good day and God bless :)


32 comments:

  1. Oh no...hahaha! Di bale bonding naman kayo mag-ina, okay na rin. :) Love the photos!

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  2. Adventure naman diba?! Hehehe..
    Bonding time plus by the bay! Buti not that hot.

    It's nice to get lost sometimes. Hihi.

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    1. Hindi nman masyadong mainit kaso nakakapagod maglakad,haha!

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  3. Oh my.. okay lang yun at least naka-gala kayo ni ZD. Lesson learned anyway =)

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    1. Oh yes! at alam na namin ang venue next time :)

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  4. It's funny cause everytime we go to MOA we end up strolling the whole place to find something to eat then end up being so hungry LOL. Ang laki laki kasi ng lugar na minsan to the point na may useless space.

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    1. Tama, parang nakakapagod sa subrang lawak, hahaha!

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  5. Okay na adventure yan ang layooo hehe

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. True! tapos saglit lang uwi agad hahaha!

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  6. Wow, that was some adventure! Today I rode the MRT with my 5 year old. When I take the MRT I always ride the section of the train for women. Today a guard was kind enough to tell me that the first part of the train was for pregnant passengers, seniors and passengers with kids. This was such a big help! Fewer people ride that section. Next time you can try that part of the train. :)

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    1. Yes Louisa, don naman kami sumakay, but nagkataon lang talaga that time ng rush hours.

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  7. Oh my... Anyway, seems like your kid enjoyed the day after all.

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    1. Yes he did, but the mama was so tired LOL!

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  8. Mumnesia moments! I can super totally relate! I remember naman a similar experience years back; we were going to a birthday party, and matagal-tagal na rin kaming naghihintay, probably almost an hour, and there was no sign of any guests or the celebrant herself. Ibang venue pala! Charge to experience ika nga. :D

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    1. Hahaha! Apir tayo sis, nakakaloka diba? ok lang masaya naman! :)

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  9. That simply means we moms have a lot of things on our plate. I can totally relate! Haha! -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

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  10. Hehehe ang kulit lang! Naku ganyan din ako minsan di nagbabasa ng details hehehe

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  11. hahaha ive found myself in this situation sooo many times before. #mommymemory lol

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  12. I've had some bloopers too many times, I cannot count them na. But you are right that experience is the best teacher :) at least you still look at the bright side and that's the best part about it too

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  13. Aww, super advance naman ng dating mo. :) It also happened to me, I went to a party and there was no party there. I even checked the invitation and binasa pa ng staff invitation and tama naman ang Jollibee branch nakaindicate but there was really no party. My hubby called his friend and guess what, they changed the venue without informing us. Sayang parking fee namin.

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  14. On the bright side, at least you got to spend some quality time with your adorable little boy, seaside! Just think of it as an afternoon out. Hehe.

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  15. Wow!! What an experience mommy! I agree, you should really expose Baby ZD to a lot of things and experiences. :) thank you for sharing. :)

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  16. Glad to know you didn't let the misunderstanding ruin your day. You even had fun. :)

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  17. I agree, that's part of growing up, hehe! Things happen for a reason, minsan ganyan din ako. But then, at least your baby had his first MRT experience :)

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  18. I agree, we should expose our kids to other people. Just like Matthew, parang laging sabik sa tao. Kapag may ibang tao, hindi nauubusan ng energy. Kwento, laro, everything.

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  19. wow you went with your kid na kayo 2 lang and layo. Buti na lang mabait siya. If we are going to commute okay yung one ride lang shuttle form Makati to Sucat if malayo naku hindi ko carry sa kulit ng baby ko.

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  20. It happened to me also when I got invited to my friend's daughter baptismal. Nakakaloka! :D

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  21. Wow! Everything happens for a reason. And it is adventure for both of you. Awesome captures too, it shows enjoyment.

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  22. It's OK gaw. We learn by our own mistakes. hahahah! Ang importante, nag enjoy parin. :D

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  23. My kids like eating at Mang Inasal din. Lalo na my son who can eat up to 4 scoops of the unli rice.

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  24. Best part was you enjoyed each other company. Love the photos!:)
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