Jodi Sta. Maria, son Thirdy travel to Taiwan for first time
Actress Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy took their first ever trip to Taipei, Taiwan, early this week.
Unknowing of the marvels of Taipei, Sta. Maria took to social media to ask for recommendations from fans on what she and her little man could do and see in the city.
“It’s me and Thirdy’s first time in Taiwan! We are super excited to explore a new country together,” she said via Instagram on May 14. “Spending time with my little man is always priceless. Any recommendations on what to do and see in #Taipei?”
In another post, she shared a photo of her and Thirdy in a cooking class. The two learned how to make xiao long bao (soup dumplings), a difficult process that made Sta. Maria and Thirdy appreciate dumplings even more.
“Our travel adventure will never be complete without attending a cooking class… Here’s Thirdy and I learning how to make xiao long bao (soup dumplings),” she said on May 16. “Ang hirap pala (It’s so hard)! Now, we have better appreciation for dumplings. Mas madali sila kainin kaysa gawin (They’re easier to eat than make).”
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Apart from xiao long bao, the actress said they also learned how to make cucumber salad, braised beef noodles and bubble milk tea.
Sta. Maria also praised Thirdy in her latest post on May 17 as they capped off their trip, sharing a photo of the two of them sweetly holding hands in Taipei.
“You are life’s greatest blessing, Muy! I pray that the Lord will give me wisdom and strength to raise you well,” she said. “I had a wonderful time with you my not so little boy. Til our next HHWW (holding hands while walking) adventure.”
Thirdy may have turned 13 last December 2018, but Sta. Maria knows all too well that a mother’s love for her child is forever—no matter how old they get. Weeks before his birthday, the mother-and-son pair traveled to Egypt where they marveled at the Great Pyramid of Giza while holding hands, of course. /ra
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