People often ask me how is it that one is capable of being positive and happy when everyday isn’t always a ball of sunshine.
Three things, darlings.
One, always look on the bright side of things. ADJUST your perspective. Everyday may not be good, but there is always something good in everyday.
Teach yourself to look for even the tiniest reason to smile and you’ll be amazed at how wonderful each day will turn out.
Two, do not dwell on the bad day but do not ignore it either. ADDRESS it, learn from it and then move on.
Things may not always go our way and that’s okay. Sometimes, when things get hard, life is teaching us a lesson. Stop and pay attention.
And three, when all else fails, TRICK your mind into thinking up happy thoughts.
Eat your favorite dessert. Wear something Orange (Studies show that the color orange spikes up the happy hormones called endorphins. Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it). Lastly, go somewhere HAPPY.
And this my darlings, is precisely what I did to up the good vibes up a notch.
Care to join me on a little tour inside Manila’s most adorable, ultra cute and girly museum?
Here we go.
The Dessert Museum, located at the S Maison Mall inside the Conrad Hotel, is home to eight mouthwatering rooms.
Think doughnut holes, sprinkle slides, candy cane groves, cotton candy forests, gummy bear walls and so much more.
I chanced upon this place not too long ago and the little kid in me instantly did a happy dance the moment i went in.
This adorable doughnut wall greets you as soon as you slide into the doughnut hole and enter the first room.
Visiting alone? No worries. The Dessert Museum staff are more than game to take your photos for you. In my case, they took snaps and helped position my tripod for me. Hehe Thanks so much, guys.
The cutest wooden doughnuts you’ll ever come across. Don’t you just wish they were real, though?
Superwoman tip: Watch your head while posing for shots. The place can get a little crowded especially on weekends and these babies are anything but soft. Safety first.
Ah, Marshmallow Land. Now isn’t this place simply dreamy?
Each room visit is timed to about 15 minutes per entry. And sometimes getting the perfect photo can be quite a challenge.
Superwoman tip: Let the others take their photos first. When everyone is done and lining up for the next room, start taking your photos. This is what I did. Make sure to finish up and move to the next room once the staff tell you to do so though, another batch of visitors is set to enter once your visit time is up.
To make the experience even more fun for the kiddos and kids at heart, some rooms come with sweet surprises.
Candy cane swing. Feeling the Katy Perry California Girls vibe already?
My boyfriend loves gummies so I just had to take an obligatory gummy bear wall pic. Hi babe. Hehe
It was a bit of a challenge posing in this spot with a long line of people waiting for their turn and with only my tripod to take this shot. Oh well. Let’s move on to the next room hehe
Superwoman tip: Watch your step darlings. Glide instead of walk. You just might step on a ball or two and find yourself sitting on the floor—- just like this. hehe Oopsie.
One of my favorite corners in the Dessert Museum. I’m not sure what they call this area but it sure is bright and colorful. Spell HAPPY.
And OMG last but not the least, my favorite among all the rooms—— Cotton Candy Forest! How cute is this place?
Yup, free cotton candy!!!!! Yay! The blue band they give you upon entry is what you use to swipe for loads of food freebies inside the museum.
From cake pops to chocolates to marshmallows and gummy bears — this place is a sweet tooth’s sugar dream come true.
The Dessert Museum is open everyday from 10 am to 10 pm (mall hours). Each visit is timed at 15 minutes per room with an estimate of 2 hours to finish all rooms per visit.
Tickets are priced at 799 pesos upon walk in or 699 pesos when purchased ahead online. Visitors are advised to arrive 20 minutes before their schedule for ticket processing.
All in all I’d rate this place with 8 out of 10.
Although it came two points short of a perfect score because of the ticket price (a little pricey for chill pill visits but super worth it for those who plan to have photo sessions) and safety concerns, this place is still a gold mine of good vibes.
The colors that abound, the different sweets waiting for you and the happiness that resonates within the museum—- these are just a few of the many reasons one would want to visit again.
One happy place down, a thousand more yet to be discovered.
We don’t need to go very far to look for happiness, darlings. We just have to know where to look. Wink!
Where’s your happy place?
All my love,