Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NY: Day Two

This morning, Mom had Ate Diday make some oatmeal for her.
Kuya Dennis comes in and sees it then says,
"Kadiri!!! Para yan sa walang ipin!!!"

After laughing at Mom, he goes and has his breakfast microwaved which was scarier than oatmeal.
It was a can of chili he bought the night before - he said it was the "best breakfast ever!!!"

(Lol. We've been walking past this place called Chipotle, a Mexican place, and he
started craving for Mexican food because it was the "best cuisine ever!!!" daw)

I had cute milk + cereal + coffee

A car for Mrs. Patricia (aka Ate Diday) was waiting downstairs for us to take us - duh - shopping!

He was our driver for the day! Ate Diday asked him if I could take his photo,
and he laughed and let me do it

A bit later, tah daaaaaah - We were at Target

I found this cute Mario doll at the kid's section and took it with me
just so I had some company (I can hear Carlos judging me right now)

I rarely had anyone take my photo on this trip because I was shy -
Ate / Kuya Leo weren't there so I had to do the mirror thing a lot :-))

After Target, we went downstairs to Costco.
Mom got a ton of batteries (which will mostly be used up by Dad and Ana)

Found this giant dog and got over the shyness to ask Ate Diday for a photo
because this HAD to be documented. This has to be the heaviest stuffed toy ever

Bored brothers waiting for Ate Diday and Mom to finish shopping

Everyone paid for their own things, and when it was time to have our cart's receipt checked,
Mom realized that it was missing and we were standing there at the exit looking like this:

Thankfully, we found the receipt in one of the boxes in our cart
so we got to leave na. I owned the back-back seat and I spent the ride home
writing down notes on my handy pink post-its so I wouldn't forget to draw
funny things that have been happening!

Fast forward to the hotel, where they totally forgot about me!!!
They all left me in the car and I had to knock on the glass until
Ate Diday noticed me and started laughing

Kuya Dennis took me to B&H, a photo/video store that had everything you could ever need.
Grabe, nastress ako dito ok. Camera things everywhere let's crey.

Kuya Dennis went to the digital camera section because he had finally decided
on the new camera he wanted to buy, and I spent my time in the film camera
section, because I wanted to get a new lens for Spencer, my Canon A-1.

There were so many lenses to choose from and I didn't know what
to get. The guy who was helping me out made me try a bunch, and I finally
decided to get a wide lens that could also zoom in and out. He gave me a slip
so I could pay for my lens at the cashier and told me I had two hours before
I actually had to pay, so I went to Kuya Dennis, who was done and picking up his slip as well.

This guy's name was Andrew, and when I went up to my brother, Andrew said,
"Oh, is this your daughter?" Kuya Dennis started freaking out, going,
"NO NO NO! She's my sister!!!"

So ayon, we went downstairs to pay at the cashier.
I ended up paying to this lady who asked,
"Hey! How are you?" She laughed at me when I said "Excited!!!"

After paying, you get a pick-up slip which you take to this part of the store.
You see those wheels at the top of the photo? That's how they transport all their products
to the pick up area at the ground floor! No one has to walk the products to the
cashier or anything! I find it cool ok

Kuya Dennis and I started walking back to the hotel from B&H.
He decided that we should pass by Times Square so that it would be an interesting walk
and I saw this dude and asked him for a photo - I didn't realize that he was from
Ripley's until I uploaded this to my computer! 

It's a funny coincidence because after walking a bit further, I see the Ripley's Museum
and ask Kuya if we can go - he paid for my ticket (student discount, yo), so yay!!!

This is a replica of the World Trade Center. It's made of toothpicks!

Kuya Dennis comparing his hand to the world's largest hand

I remember all these characters from the Ripley's Museum in Shangrila Mall!
Did you guys ever get to go there before it closed???

This dude I remember because I used to follow the Ripley's show on AXN when I was a kid.
(I also own about three Ripley's books!!! I like weird things)

The 1,400 pound man who was hanging from the ceiling

This buddha's made of money!
I rubbed its tummy because the description said it would be good luck. :-))

That mural thing on the wall is made out of postage stamps

This is a cute decorated skull!

When we finished the exhibit and left,
a performer was swallowing needles outside the museum :-)

When we got home, we had dinner at the restaurant in the hotel and walked around a bit.

That night, Ate Diday taught me how to wrap my shampoo in plastic so it
wouldn't spill in my luggage! :-)


  1. Ang cute ng milk bottle can I has it

    Also! The Ripley's museum in Shang... I remember being scared whenever I was there =)) I wish it'd come back tho! It'd be fun to experience it again D:

    1. Yeah diba!!! Pero a lot of the things in Shang were the same as the stuff in NY!

  2. Shangri-La's Ripley's = epic. I think I was in high school when I saw those poor ladies' lotus feet :(

    1. Ako grade school! My Ate used to take me all the time!!!

  3. Hello! :) You really take awesome pictures (I love the picture of the man with the huge camera in your prev post teehee!). Can you share details about your camera gear? :D

    1. Awww, thank you! :-(

      In NY I was using my 5 and a half year old Canon 400D! :-) I also have a Canon 7D for when I wanna shoot videos :-)