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  • Indulge, Mom! Where to Go and What to Do This Mother's Day Weekend (May 11-12)

    Because Mother’s Day is best celebrated with the entire family!
    by Kate Borbon .
Indulge, Mom! Where to Go and What to Do This Mother's Day Weekend (May 11-12)
PHOTO BY Sunnies Cafe/Facebook and BLK 513/Facebook
  • Just a few more days, and the weekend will be here once again! This coming weekend is made even more special by the fact that we will also celebrate Mother’s Day (please don't forget to vote the followig day). If you’re looking for the perfect thing to do, here are some activities and promos you can try out.

    What to do

    Go on a walking tour

    We may live in the city but we don't always have the chance to explore and learn about the area. Get that opportunity by going on a walking tour in different parts of the metro! In commemoration of National Heritage Month this May, Don’t Skip Manila is offering different walking tours in areas such as Pandacan, Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and the National Museum. Great way to spend the weekend, right? Just make sure to bring an umbrella and water with you!

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    Rates for Don’t Skip Manila’s walking tours start at Php350 per head. Each tour is available this whole month. To make reservations, call +63 997-501-3622 or +63 910-840-7117.

    Shop, shop, shop

    Lots of opportunities to go on a shopping spree this weekend! Nike Park is hosting a warehouse sale where you can catch up to 70% worth of discounts on Nike products, such as sneakers, apparel, and accessories. This sale is happening until June 30, so you have plenty of time to visit the sale!

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    The Nike Park Outlet Warehouse Sale will be at GTI Warehouse, CCC Building, West Service Road, Edison Avenue, Parañaque City.

    SM Supermalls is having a piso sale! If you purchase a select item, you can get another item for only Php1! Every week this month, the selection of items included in the promo changes. This week (May 6 to 12), the products you can buy include a toolbox from ACE Hardware, CC cream and finishing cream from Collagen by Watsons, and SM Women sleepwear.

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    Watch a movie

    Hey, dads, want to take your wives or partners on a Mother’s Day date? Visit Cinema Silencio, a pop-up movie theater in Makati that’s only open on Wednesday nights! Catch different movies, including cult films and iconic classics. This May, Cinema Silencio is screening the following movies: La Haine by Mathieu Kassovitz and Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch on May 8; Chinatown by Roman Polanski and Chungking Express by Wong Kar Wai on May 15; and Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni and Hausu by Nobuhiko Obayashi on May 22. The best part: Admission is free!

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    Cinema Silencio is located at 20B La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. They have two screenings at 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

    Attend an art workshop

    Starting May 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fully Booked is hosting a series of art workshops at their branches in Bonifacio High Street and Greenbelt 5. The workshops are free, but attendees need to go to the venue early to make it to the registration. Slots are to be given first come, first serve. Kids are welcome to join!

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    These are the list of classes offered: Pencil Art (May 10 at the Bonifacio High Street branch); Cartoon and Comic Illustration (May 17 at the Greenbelt 5 branch); Sceneries, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Sunsets (May 24 at the Bonifacio High Street branch); Art Journal, Florals, Galaxies (May 31 at the Greenbelt 5 branch); and Watercolor Art and Techniques (June 7 at the Bonifacio High Street branch).

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    Fully Booked is located at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, and at Lower Ground Floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center Makati.

    Listen to orchestral music

    If you or anyone in your family is a fan of video games and/or anime, this is the perfect event for you to go to this weekend! As part of its Rush Hour Concert series, Ayala Museum is hosting Video Game Symphonic, a concert where the Manila Symphonic Orchestra will be performing symphonic renditions of soundtracks from well-loved anime shows and video games, including Final Fantasy, Angry Birds, and Super Mario.

    Ticket prices are Php300 for students; Php500 for senior citizens; Php560 for Ayala Museum members, AGC employees, and ARC members; Php700 for regular attendees, and Php1,000 for Limited Premiere.

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    Rush Hour Concert: Video Game Symphonic will be at the ground floor of Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. Tickets are available at the Ayala Museum ticket counter and via Ticketworld. Limited Premiere tickets are only available at the Ayala Museum ticket counter.

    Celebrate Mother’s Day

    Celebrate the most important woman in your life by participating in different activities at Robinsons Malls! The festivities include game booths, art workshops, contests, and, of course, exciting prizes and giveaways. Whichever mall branch you may visit, you can join in on the fun!

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    Buy mom some chocolate

    Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion for chocolate! Toblerone has teamed up with Isabelle Daza-Semblat and Georgina Wilson-Burnand, It-girls who are now enjoying new parts of their journeys as moms. Both Isabelle and Georgina created some lovely limited-edition design sleeves which reflect their unique views on motherhood. Artists June Digan, Louise Dimagmaliw, Anina Rubio, and Raxenne Maninquiz also made their own beautiful sleeve designs for everyone to check out. So, what are you waiting for? Visit any supermarket near you and grab these special Toblerone bars before they run out. They’ll surely make mama smile!

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    Toblerone’s limited edition Mother’s Day chocolates are available in 100g, 200g, and 360g packs.

    Have a staycation

    Another fun way to mark Mother’s Day is to take quick break with your family! In celebration of its first anniversary this May, The Alpha Suites is offering guests different kinds of amazing promos. First, if you avail of their Summer Package, you can get a complimentary snack basket, complimentary use of their board games, 20% off of services in their very own Aegle Wellness Center, access to more than 50 amenities, and Crayola coloring kits for your kids to enjoy. Rates for this package start at Php6,120++.

    The Alpha Suites is also offering the Suitest Gift for Mom Package, which includes a five-star staycation and a relaxing experience at the Aegle Wellness Center. You can choose between a full-body massage or a FaceFitness treatment. Rates for the staycation with the full-body massage start at Php5,920++, while rates for the staycation with FaceFitness treatment starts at Php7,500. This package will be available from May 10 to 13.

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    PHOTO BY Courtesy of The Alpha Suites

    For inquiries and reservations, call +632 737-0088 or email info@thealphasuites.com.

    Where to eat

    S&R

    Feeling too lazy to cook? No worries — you can now get a pizza delivery from S&R! Just call +02 866-1333, and you can feast on pizza, burgers, fries, fried chicken, and other yummy meals in the comfort of your home — and you don’t even need to be a member of S&R! Sounds like the ideal way to reward yourself after another long, hard week, right? S&R delivers to select areas in Metro Manila, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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    Sunnies Café

    Sunnies Café is not only the perfect place to take Instagram-worthy selfies, but it’s also a great restaurant to go to for a delectable meal. They are offering a fun promo on their rice bowls — if you buy one, you get another one for free! This promo is available on Monday to Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., exclusively at their branches in U.P. Town Center and Alabang Town Center, and only for dine-in.

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    Sunnies Café is located at G/F U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, and at G/F Corte de Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

    Braska

    The celebration for the Class of 2019 is not over at Braska! With every minimum purchase of Php2,000, graduates can get a plate of their crispy pata for free! This promo will be available until May 31, and graduates need to present a proof of graduation to avail of the treat.

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    Braska is located at 1669 Bocobo Street, Manila City.

    Vikings

    Vikings is celebrating their anniversary on May 8, and in celebration, you can eat for only Php8 as long as you bring one full-paying adult with you! This promo will be available at all branches, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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    BLK 513

    Frozen yogurt lovers, listen up! BLK 513 has a tasty new offering: the Molten Skin Cup, which boasts of a base of molten chocolate lava cake, their signature Dark Skim Frozen Yogurt, chocolate syrup, and some fruit on top. Sounds sooo good! BLK 513 uses gluten-free, flourless chocolate, and skim yogurt. This weekend, don’t be afraid to treat yourself!

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    BLK 513 is located at 2/F SM Megamall Building A, Mandaluyong City.

    Yelo Yelo

    If you’re craving for some classic Pinoy desserts, Yelo Yelo is the place for you. Aside from its charming façade which is inspired by traditional fiestas, it also offers treats such as turon, banana langka, halo-halo, maja blanca, and suman.

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    Yelo Yelo is located at The Courtyard, G/F U.P. Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. It is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Serenitea

    Everyone’s favorite milk tea place has some new offerings! First, there is the Aloha Series, which includes Aloha Fruitea (a blend of pineapple, passion fruit, and jasmine green tea, infused with sliced apples, oranges, and calamansi) and Pineapple Frost (a blend of jasmine tea and pineapple, topped with frost). Another addition to their menu is the Chicken Bao, a steamed bun stuffed with chicken fillet, lettuce, onion slices, and Serenitea’s signature white sauce dressing.

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    The drinks in the Aloha Series are available at all Serenitea branches, while the Chicken Bao is only available in select branches.

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