Family Field Trips · Memoirs of a Mummy

Family Field Trip: First Train Ride

As a single Washington girl working in Ortigas, I probably rode the MRT at least a thousand times. Most trips are boring but some are quite memorable. How can I forget when my bra got unhooked because there were just so many passengers?! haha. I will also never forget when I sat beside a mother in her 30’s and her toddler. It was the little boy’s first time to ride a train. Everytime another train would pass by, he excitedly shouted a name. According to mother, the kid was shouting the names of the characters in Thomas the Train series. From then on, I promised myself that I want to be there when my kids ride the MRT for the first time.

A few weekends ago, I finally convinced my fellow home buddy, Franco, to drive to Makati. We parked in Alphaland where we enjoyed watching fast trains go by.

This is it! Yes!

Alphaland is connected to the Magallanes MRT station


When we were inside, Aki was so amazed that he could not be bothered to smile for the camera

I was expecting that the train won’t be jam-packed because it was a Sunday. But nooooo. There were a lot of people. Franco had to stand up.

Look, Aki! A river a deep cold river! (from our We are Going on a Bear Hunt book)

Instead of calling out the names in the Thomas the Train series ( he only knows Thomas because I haven’t let him watch the series), he kept shouting “Go, bus! Go, bus!”

We got off the Shaw station. I promised Aki that we will ride a carousel that weekend. Unfortunately, the carousel in Shang-rila Mall was taken out last December. But look who we bumped into.


Efren Cruz, our financial adviser.

On our way back to Alphaland, I just had to have a picture taken here. I have always thought that this bridge is visually interesting.

Dear Aki was already tired and sleepy so we went home immediately.

Family field trips are love love love. I wonder where we go next.

8 thoughts on “Family Field Trip: First Train Ride

  1. Hi Maqui,

    We had this when chloe was 2 years old. We rode the mrt from Ayala to Shang then chloe had her carousel afterwards. Sayang wala na pala yung carousel sa Shang 😦 Ok lang yun, at least they tried to ride the mrt and happy ang mga kids 🙂

  2. everything in this post is so familiar! suddenly, my mrt rides began to sound interesting! pero teka, ang mahal na ng parking sa alphaland hah, so kaka! i know this bridge kasi ever since alphaland increased their parking fee, i asked the hubby to park at savemore instead. so mega-tawid ako sa bridge na itech to meet him before we go home. calorie-burning din. ^_^

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