Toys "R" Us and the New Robinsons Magnolia

It was like 3 years ago that I've been passing by this construction site in New Manila everyday to and from my boy's preschool.  I often wondered when this building will be completed and how it will change this quiet neighborhood where I grew up.

Last August 13, I was one of the first to visit this newest mall in Quezon City on its opening day.  Together with a few blogger friends, I was invited to the opening of the 15th Toys "R" Us store in the country, located in the spanking new Robinsons Magnolia.

The simple opening ceremony was graced by representatives from Toys "R" Us Philippines, mall officials, as well as adorable kids in cute costumes.

The girl was more excited since I promised her a treat if she goes with me to the opening.  Her class starts after lunch so the timing of the event was just perfect!

The Toys "R" Us Magnolia store is significantly smaller than their branch in Galleria, but they still carry all of my kids' favorite toys, plus the fact that it's conveniently located too.

Of course, the girl came home all giddy that day -- proud of the new addition to her My Little Pony collection, and a surprise toy for big brother.  We went back again a week later, this time with the whole family.  We went home with new toys, including this game set enjoyed by my boys.

Aside from Toys "R" Us, there are more shops that I am looking forward to visiting soon.

Contemporary dining chairs at the food court

I appreciate the super sleek and modern interiors, I like the feeling of space all around.

Unlike other malls where it can get really cramped at times, the bright lighting, wide hallways, and high ceiling make for a more pleasurable shopping experience here at Robinsons Magnolia.

I'm happy there's a new toy store and mall in this side of the city, closer to where I used to live.  But nostalgia hits me every time since this landmark brings happy childhood memories.  My family used to dine at the old Magnolia House where this mall now stands, and buy the ice cream 'Flavor of The Month' from the store.  Good thing they opened a quaint Magnolia Ice Cream parlor by the garden area of the mall that I have yet to visit.  That's gonna be my next stop when I go back to the mall again one of these days.

Robinsons Magnolia is located at the corner of Hemady Street and Aurora Blvd. in New Manila, Quezon City, where the old Magnolia Ice Cream House and factory used to be.
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