April 12, 2009

Fountain of youth

Today all over Metro Manila, malls competed for their share of consumer pesos by hosting Easter programs and games for children. For such-and-such amount spent in the mall, children can participate in arts and crafts, get their face painted, join games and go Easter egg hunting 'for free.' We have turned into such a mall culture, it's scary. The kids seemed to have a lot of fun though, and I liked The Podium mall's centerpiece in the game area: a fountain filled with brightly colored plastic Easter eggs. We were at The Podium to have lunch with my husband's family at Banana Leaf Curry House because today also happens to be my mother-in-law's birthday.

fountain of plastic Easter eggs
Happy Easter, everyone!

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda,
Your post today is full of happiness!
Beautiful!

God bless you
Léia

JM said...

Happy Easter to you too, Hilda!

Uma por Dia said...

Happy Easter Hilda!
Thanks for stopping by :)
~I've updated the building info.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice Easter post.

I was interested to read your comment on Jarart's Prescott Area (Arizona) Daily Photo site that ou had read about but had not seen a robin. Robins are such a fixtur of culture in the USA that I was not aware that they were not all over the world.

I have left a comment for Jarart to request thae she or someone photograph a robin's egg for you. They would be perfect for Easter, as they can be the color of the blue background in your fountain today, with little spots.

Jacob said...

Sounds like fun for the kiddos. Hope you have a great Easter!

James said...

Sounds like a good time for all. Have a very blessed and happy Easter!

Jarart said...

A perfect picture for today.

Laurie said...

WHat a happy, happy photograph. I love the colors.

Have a lovely Easter, Hilda!

George said...

What a beautiful display. I hope you had a very happy and blessed Easter.

Fio said...

Nice :)
Happy Easter to you and your family!

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

marley said...

Happy Easter to you too! This is a good way to brighten up the Mall for Easter.

PJ said...

Easter is such a colorful holiday, it's easy to turn it into a kidfest. Then again, contemplating Christ on the cross is difficult enough for adults, maybe these activities dispell some of the gloomier aspects for children until they can deal with it.

Halcyon said...

I love the colors in this one! Happy Easter!!!

Clueless in Boston said...

I hope the Easter Eggs were filled with chocolate goodies for the kids.

A fountain of youth would have to be filled with chocolate to be real, at least in my imagination.

the donG said...

perfect title for this post. the culture of egg hunting during easter has indeed been a craze like christmas' gift giving. i hope that they dont forget the very value of easter.

Sakiwi said...

Such a colourful photograph!

In New Zealand, shops are closed on Easter Sunday. Quite amazing in this day and age. No trading is allowed, although there are moves afoot to have this changed.

Jim said...

I hope you had a Happy Easter and your mother in law had a great birthday.

Dan said...

Fantastic colors and point of view Hilda. Around her, if you pull an SLR out and start taking pics in the mall the security people show up and ask you to stop!

Hilda said...

Dan:
Just let them try stopping the parents! :D

valeria said...

Hope you had a happy Easter, Hilda. What a colourful choice for the day!

Neva said...

Hilda!
how ironic that your motherinlaw's birthday is Easter Sunday....so is it my MIL! She turned 89 on Easter Sunday and is still a "traveling woman". I love your jelly beans! (thanks for asking about the lack of posts! I was having computer issues and was off of work all last week because of it being Holy Week.....erggg!!! so frustrating! Especially since I live with an IT guy(my son)!!!) Happy belated Easter to you and yours!