Naku, kahit Rated PG, hindi!
Because our theme turned to be “Happy Raviv Day!”
But, I really had fun. Promise. Ewan lang kay Randy. Hihi.
Days before our anniversary, I told Randy it was OK with me not to celebrate it. After all, we have just returned from a fun post-summer outing with our loves, our Brain Train family. But Randy is big on anniversaries and Valentine’s Days and other occasions (except for birthdays. Baligtad kami). He told me we have to do something. He wanted to have a romantic getaway, but since we are barely recovering from the hectic summer, I had no time to book flights, hotels, etc. In the end, I suggested that we just bring Raviv with us and watch “How To Train Your Dragon”. Raviv has been addicted to it since a week before our anniversary. In fact, he insists that he be called “Hiccup”. As in nagagalit ‘pag hindi Hiccup ang tawag sa kanya. Kumusta naman ‘di ba? And he had been watching “How To Train Your Dragon” (first part) for several nights. And since our only vacant time was on June 28, plus the screening of “How To Train Your Dragon” was already pulled out of other cinemas, we needed to habol. Kawawa naman si Raviv if not. Thus, adios romantic getaway!
The only cinema nearby where “How To Train Your Dragon 2” was at Festival Mall. We arrived at Festival almost an hour before the screening. We hurried to buy tickets and just ordered take-out—we no longer had time to have a proper lunch (like I said, ang mga ganap sa araw ni iyon ay anti-romantic).
We just ate at the cinema. Randy got his favorite grilled cheeseburger at Kenny Roger’s; Raviv ate calzone from Sbarro; and I had hotdog burger from Jollibee. Parang baligtad kami ni Raviv ‘no? Haha!
I immensely enjoyed watching “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. Friends have already told me it was really good, and that it was a far cry from its already-entertaining prequel. So I had high expectations. But even then, it exceeded my expectations! No scene was ever boring or dragging. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! If I were to do a review of “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, I’d give it five stars and two thumbs up! That part when Hiccup cha**eng** (so as to not spoil it to a reader who hasn’t watched) the Al**a gave me goosebumps! I went out of the cinema feeling giddy! I may have actually enjoyed it more than Raviv, although I could not help but fantasize how much more fun it would have been had we watched it on 4DX.
After the movie, we shopped on the third floor to buy Raviv toys from Toy Town. I know that everyone says Raviv has already so many toys. I think so too. But don’t say that to Randy—he honestly believes Raviv deserves them all! Sabi nga sa akin, “’Di ba andami mo na ring damit at bags? O ba’t bili ka pa nang bili?” O dabah? So shaddap na lang tayo.
Randy rationalized that he bought the Marvel Universe gift set because it was on super sale. In fairness, the sale price was really cheap compared with the original price:
Ay I have kwento about Raviv’s generosity and love for his cousin: while Randy was lined up at the cashier counter, I was looking at these because I got curious:
Then Raviv approached me.
Raviv: Nanay, what’s that?
Me: Don’t mind this baby, because this is for girls.
Raviv: For girls? O buy mo na ‘yan for Ate Vi (Yoona)! Sige na Nanay buy mo na ‘yan for my cousin ha?
Tapos itinulak ako papunta sa counter. Ain’t he sweet? This isn’t the first time he asked me to buy something for his cousin. Even when he was barely two years old, he would always think of Yoona whenever we’re out. He would even pick out clothes or toys he wanted Yoona to have. Wala lang, nakakatuwa lang.
After Toy Town, as we were casually walking, my eyes caught a welcome sight: SALE!!! Sale ang Guess Kids! Of course, I had to swoop in! Look what I got my little boy:
Wanna see how much we saved? Here:
Navy blue polo shirt:
(Sorry I got no photo of the price slash of the red polo.)
I was also able to buy this polo and pants for the little boy whose first birthday party Raviv was invited to.
I decided to buy clothes because I realized that one-year olds don’t appreciate toys that much yet-0. I remember Raviv receiving lotsa toys on his birthday, but most of these toys were too advance for him pa. So when the time that the toys were already right for his age came, it’s either they were already broken or Raviv has already taken particular interest on something and had no regard or appreciation for the toys he had received. Now as for clothes, what fashion-deranged mother (who was also the punong-abala in the party preps, for sure) would not want clothe her baby in fashionable pieces, like the ones I bought, ‘di ba?
Of course, this activity also made me happy. Very happy!
After that, we went to the food fair (the Asian Food Trip) on the 2nd floor.
Randy bought his favorite Chinese delicacy from Polland.
He had actually bought it a week before, and it was love at first bite for him! So he was so glad that the food fair was extended. He bought lots of that Polland mooncake.
Near the food fair was the National Bookstore Warehouse sale. Nagmumura sa pagkamura ang mga libro! If it weren’t for that: (1) it was overcrowded, (2) Raviv was with us (3) We were carrying bulky stuff from Guess Kids and Polland goodies, I would have patiently and diligently scoured all shelves for more books. But still, I was already overjoyed because the second I set my foot in on the area, I saw this book:
I had wanted to buy this book since forever! Namahalan lang talaga ako. A month ago, I actually almost bought it—full priced—because I believe that Jenni Epperson’s practical tips were going to be uber helpful.
So when I confirmed that from P1,100 the price went down to P225, I immediately grabbed my copy and joined the long queue of eager beaver bookworms.
When we thought we were on our way home, Raviv started pointing to the choo-choo train that trudged the basement of Festival Mall. As we were buying tickets, we saw this place where kids were driving cars. Raviv has ridden trains (real and otherwise) before, but he has not yet driven a car. So we first checked whether he’d be allowed there na. Height ang basis. I was pretty confident because modesty aside, Raviv is taller than most Pinoy kids his age. So even if he’s actually still probably too young, he was let in.
And wouldn’t you know it—even though it was his first time, he did a great job of driving!!! Look o:
Davah?!? Actually, there were times when he forgets to hit the accelerator and he would bump on to other cars but hey—it was his first time and he was the youngest “racer”. Ahihihi. So of course, still proud of him.
After Raviv’s car racing, we decided to go home.
Yes, ‘yan lang talaga. Like I toldja all, Rated GP ang 6th wedding anniversary namin. But still, I loved that day. Seeing our unico hijo happy all days beats having overpriced candle-lit dinners, (whose only perk often is not really the delicious meal but just having a picture taken in that place, para susyal–susyalan daw. Hehe. Pati ako tinatamaan).
So yes, it was a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY for us.
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