Sofie Sunday

Sofie Sunday ~ Reunion Time!

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s the time of the year for trying new things and last January 1, I had my first family reunion with my mom’s (my grandma’s side) relatives!

The reunion took place in Cavite, The Parkplace Village, the same place where I did my first It’s Travel Time. There were games, gifts and I met some of my relatives for the first time!

Right after we all had lunch, we played games. There was one where you are blindfolded and you get a money bill (20, 50, 100, 500, 1000) randomly. We played many games, some of it were musical chairs, the newspaper dance, and a game that you have to eat all of your cookies and the fastest one gets a prize. The prizes were money, food and a sparkly coin purse.

Later, we all got to open gifts! Shawn got two robots and I got a backpack and a small pink case from our relatives. Nice!


So yeah! That’s my fun and first reunion. What new things will we try this year? Shawn and I have made a scrapbook with things I collected from 2018. We will also be traveling around the summer!

This is my quote of the day for all of you:

“You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got the nerve.”

– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

And another one, since it’s the new year and I just LOVE quotes:

“You can do anything! You can be anything! Embrace the sparkling future!”

– HUGtto! Pretty Cure (I am a total PreCure fan, see!)


**Note: For privacy and anonymity, some faces in the images had been covered.

Sofie Sunday

Sofie Sunday ~ It’s Travel Time! Trip to The Parkplace Village

(Hello, everyone! This is just a note saying that from now on when I do a post on traveling and trips, I’m going to call it It’s Travel Time! Enjoy!)

Last Thursday, we went to The Parkplace Village in Cavite!

It was an absolutely fine trip! Today, I will tell you all about it! Get ready for a segment of fun, water, and nature!

First, we woke up really early and went in my Tita’s car. As we went our way, I saw Christmas lanterns and stars everywhere. I also noticed lots of trees! When we were near my Tita’s house (she lives in Parkplace, and we were going to stay there for a while) I saw lots of awesome and pretty houses! One of them also looked like a castle! Then we arrived at the house and sat in the living room. I was also pretty excited because we would get to go to the swimming pool of Parkplace!


Then we also had some food! There were pansit and chicken and bread! Yummy!

A bit later, we got to go to the roof top. It was amazing! There was a nearby SNR, a lot of trees, clouds, and houses!


Shawn and I also went to the garden and played around there.


Finally, at 8 am we could swim! We changed into our swim suits, grabbed our bags, opened our umbrellas, and started walking (warm up exercise). On the way, I took some pictures of the view! The trees rustled in the breeze as we chatted merrily on the way.                                                   


Then, we arrived! There were two swimming pools – one for adults and another one for kids. We chose a cottage (or as I would rather call it, a bahay kubo) and sat down. There were lots of lovely flowers around and even birds! There was also a nearby playground where Shawn and I played around.           

After a while, we started swimming around in the pools. We had floaties, boards, and toys in the pool. I practiced my floats for a bit! It was nice and cool!


A few hours later we rested in the bahay kubo and had lunch. I walked around and took some pictures of plants. While I was busy I noticed some cats and kittens around the place!                                                                       


After that, we continued swimming!

It was fun splashing and diving and practicing at the pool. Then it started getting dark and really cold so we went to the bahay kubo and started packing for home.

We enjoyed going to Parkplace very much! I hope we will be able to go again next time! Thank you to my relatives for welcoming us in your house!

**Note: For privacy and anonymity, some faces in the images had been covered.