If you regularly read my blog (woe is you) you would have noticed by now that THE YAPPY BUNCH loves staycations! Yup! We could never have enough of them! Of course, we save first before we could schedule one and we also consider that there should be a special occasion for it. Then, when we do have enough budget, we have a family bonding weekend that is surely unforgettable.
For me, these staycations are money worth spent because it is a different kind of long term investment. We may set aside money for education, insurance, basic necessities, and etc. But do save something that would ensure family experiences and togetherness. Believe me, these memories will last in your children until they grow up.
And I'm living proof of that!
For my 40th birthday, my husband treated THE YAPPY BUNCH for an overnight stay at HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS. For the first part of our weekend fun, we swam a lot and ate lot.
I wonder how different it would be for the second part?
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HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS!
After a short nap, we went to OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Blue Bay Walk. They invited ERICJAZ FOODIES for a birthday treat.
Blogpost coming soon!
THE YAPPY BUNCH and I are so spoiled in Eastwood or Serendra that we never thought of going to a cool park that is in Blue Bay Walk.
If you're having a staycation in CITY OF DREAMS and want something to do besides the usual casino, head over to Blue Bay!
We watched a lot of "As Seen On TV" demos that we are addicted to.
We played with air bubbles that some of the park goers had.
We discovered later on that the bubble kits were sold around the parks.
We played with some dogs that were allowed in the park.
Andrei afterwards went go kart racing.
Then, it was time to go back to CITY OF DREAMS!
Parking is free in CITY OF DREAMS for both check in guests or visitors.
The entrance from the parking building.
Hmmm... We should've brought with us our OTHER car.
The CAFE of HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS MANILA serves a reasonably priced buffet during the late hours of 11:30pm to 4:30am.
We lined up hoping to get extra chomps before retiring to bed.
However, there was a long line.
Their menu is very limited and mostly consisted of the usual Chinese and Filipino food. We decided to just pass on it for now since we're not really in the mood for extra carbs in our system.
The HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS lobby.
The YAP guys!
Did I just die and go to "cutie heaven"?
Going to HYATT Wing 1 for our room.
The elevator area.
Sorry I love taking pictures of different places in a hotel so I won't forget it.
And it's time to sleep for the boys.
While Andrei asked for milk, Mati opted for some hot chocolate with marshmallows.
After the kiddies fell asleep, I got myself some coffee too.
It was extra cold, hence my jacket!
Good night my boys!
The next day, the little lords were being called up by the wonderful morning view!
That became our signal to get ready for our morning plans!
The HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS pool!
Notice that I'm signifying 4-0 with my fingers?
We almost got the pool again to ourselves!
Obviously, Yub and Mati don't know how to do a lazy shot. Jeez.
The Chinese Adonis taking a shower before diving in.
And me, earning my keep at HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS.
Nobody will dare to drown in my watch.
I'm only watching over this little cutesie poo though.
Me and my best baby Andrei!
I rarely swim so the kiddies get extra excited when I do.
Andrei was so happy that I was swimming, he agreed to do his "cute-cute pose" that he loved doing when he was still a baby.
If you're wondering why I'm wearing a hat while in the pool area, it's because my big forehead tends to expose itself more than usual when wet.
THE CITY OF DREAMS buildings give off a lovely golden hue in the morning giving us pretty no-filter-need pictures.
Time for a selfie!!!!!!!
Later on, THE YAPPY BUNCH all went back to the pool.
Andrei became very happy that he let Jaws go free!
Jaws : "Where should I go next?"
Of course, he went for the well built swimmers first.
Realizing that his cholesterol was already high, he went for the Chinese Adonis!
But then Jaws thought that humanity needed the handsomeness of the Chinese Adonis so just went for THIS guy.
And then Jaws died of unknown reasons.
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Jaws changed his mind about eating them and decided to join Andrei and Yub in the hot tub instead.
After all that swimming, we took a short break and energized ourselves us with some ripe mango shake.
I love Mango shakes! It has already been a tradition for me to order one while in the pool area.
We certainly had a great time in the HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS pool!
Afterwards, it's time to pack up and check out.
Good bye soft bed...
Good bye middle table...
Good bye other bed...
Our favorite "drunken" shot.
Good bye CITY OF DREAMS hotel room view!
Andrei kept asking for 5 more minutes because he wanted to see a plane take off before leaving.
And were waiting....
Andrei's patience knows no bounds when it comes to planes and trains!
Good bye room 6616!!!
Good bye hall way!
Good bye elevator area!
Good bye view!
And another elevator shot! Once more with feelings.
Outside the elevator...
And going to the lobby.
Check out was certainly fast in HYATT, CITY OF DREAMS even if there were a lot of people doing so at the same time.
Good thing because it enabled us to take our final pictures for the day before meeting up my family for lunch.
Bye NOBU hotel pool!
Andrei didn't want to join the next one.
Tee hee! Somebody shielded himself using his Minecraft book.
As we were about to go, our friendly porter (from yesterday) was there again sending us off. He bid us a very warm good bye and hoped that we go back to CITY OF DREAMS.
Considering the awesome time we had for my post birthday staycation, we might probably will!!!!
Hyatt City of Dreams Manila
Asean Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
+63 2 691 1234
Fax: +63 2 691 1235
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As we were about to go, Andrei kept on bugging the HYATT hotel dog by repeatedly saying "meow" in cat voice.
It works pala!
Let's just say he really got the attention of the dog that time. Good thing that it did not go after him though. He he he he he!