Strawberry Shortcake Goes Places: Plaza Mexico
We’re supposed to join the Postal Heritage Tour by Lawrence Chan but things happened and we were late by 30 minutes. We have no idea where the first destination is so we looked into the itinerary and decided to just visit some of the destinations ourselves. After going to Manila Central Post Office, we walked the path behind it, along the Pasig River and head to Plaza Mexico.
It’s amazing how we used to drive by this plaza on our way to Intramuros but we knew nothing about it.
More info about this park later. For now, we’re hoping that we did the right thing and hoped that we could catch up with the rest of the tour.
Cubao X, Cubao Expo, Marikina Shoe Expo… the list goes on for names you can call this fun compound in Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.
What is Cubao Expo exactly?
It’s the home of Bellini’s Italian Restaurant, hipster bars, artist haven, thrift stores and and of course shoe stores.
It’s been a while since I last visited this place but I still remember how this place used to be our go to place for shopping leather shoes when we were younger. This is also where we went to if we wanted to buy second hand books and CDs at a cheaper price, way cheaper than Booksale during my poor college days.
Now, Cubao X is a haven for independent artists, bands and designers. The Reading Room in Cubao Expo is just one of the shops that does that.
Directions to Cubao X
But of course, Manila (city) is my hometown. I’m a certified Manila girl.
I this Manila souvenir shirt. It’s black yet comfortable. And it has sparkly Manila print. It’s not really a souvenir shirt per se but I still love wearing this shirt.
I should wear this in my next visit to Manila. Perhaps on Father’s Day, a date with my old man, who is still residing in my hometown.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Chinese New Year mall decoration in SM Megamall.
Happy Chinese New Year! Or as they would say in Hokkien, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!
One of my fond memories as a child is going to Manila Chinatown in Binondo during Chinese New Year with my father. I remember getting all excited to watch the Dragon Dance, listen to loud music and eat lots of food (usually hopia and sugarcane juice).
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