Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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My entry for 366 Blogger Photo Challenge
Monday, January 30, 2012
I hate seeing doctor and who wouldn't? Aside from the fact that seeing a doctor is expensive, I hate being examined too. But I tell you, I am less stressed today. What I learned now is not to put off the visit tomorrow or later for it it would only risk finances. Possible surgery procedure could be the next treatment once the complication arises.
Friday, January 20, 2012
We arrived very late, I say late like 6pm and we only got to experience four rides because of the long lines in every ride. First stop is carousel. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without Grand Carousel trip. I was not very lucky because I had two rides at the carousel. Half kidding. I'm the happiest to capture this moment.
Next stop is the Wheel of Fate
and Flying Fiesta.
and Flying Fiesta.
It was thrilling that I could hear them screaming on top of their lungs. I regret after a while why I let them took this ride. If there's only way I could stop, I will. There's a guard house uphill reminding the passengers to stay seated and relax and hold on the boat. I saw the log went down so fast. Really fast and the water splashed right through their faces. I counted them all again if they're still in pair. Lol. Before taking the ride, I arranged their sitting position placing one adult and a child in front and reminded nth times to keep their head back and not to stand up. They were all thrilled going up because they knew that the next thing to happen will be rapid down the rail.
It was dark and that adds to the thrill. I tell you, I was really shaking because there were no seat belt to hold them. I was at the bridge looking at them waiting at the exit gate.
They're happy anyway. The splash of dirty and smelly water makes their ride more rewarding. :)
See the long lines and we weren't even reaching the starting point. It was almost time for the park to close. It's a zigzag line and I think we're on the hundredth in the line before this sign.
The RioGrande Rapids. Almost the same as the Jungle Log in terms of soaking wet. "Expect to get wet with this ride," I saw it posted in the entrance gate. They were already soaked and what would you expect after the Rio Grande Rapids then? They were not prepared to get wet but there's a Treasure Island that sells souvenir items right at the exit gate. You can find the complete outfit but we opted not to buy and just stay wet and rushed to go home to change. Unfortunately, the van came very late. lol
They can't get over with the rides at the park and the most thrilling to them was the Jungle Log Jam. The next time we visit again, we'll make sure to be there early and experience everything in the themed park. We only had a total of four rides and missed a lot. It was the last holiday weekend but the park was still a big crowd.
San Lorenzon South,
City of Sta. Rosa Laguna
Weekend / Holiday Rate: Php 500.00
Weekday Rate: Php 400.00
Unlimited use of all the Park’s rides: Space Shuttle, Jungle Log Jam, Swan Lake, Up, Up & Away, Roller Skater, Dodgem, Wheel of Fate, Anchor's Away, Bump n’ Splash, Rialto, Rio Grande Rapids, Flying Fiesta, Grand Carousel, Bumbling Boulders, Boulderville Express, Air Pterodactyl, Stone Eggs, and Dinosaurus.
Junior Day Pass:
Weekend / Holiday Rate: Php 320.00
Weekday Rate: Php 250.00
Descriptions: Applicable to children between 36” to 47” tall. Children 35” and under are FREE. Unlimited use of all the Park’s rides: Space Shuttle, Jungle Log Jam, Swan Lake, Up, Up & Away, Roller Skater, Dodgem, Wheel of Fate, Anchor's Away, Bump n’ Splash, Rialto, Rio Grande Rapids, Flying Fiesta, Grand Carousel, Bumbling Boulders, Boulderville Express, Air Pterodactyl, Stone Eggs, and Dinosuarus.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
After an hour of waiting, the driver came and deeply apologized and explained to us what he encountered on the road. I wish that he is a member of roadside assistance club so that when anything happens again while driving, or when he gets stranded, there will be a team ready to assist him anytime. It is not only the driver who wastes time and worries for nothing but passengers too. We all need to be prepared for unforeseen incidents all the time. Anyway, we arrived home safe that night, tired but happy. I'll tell more of the stories up next.
It was almost midnight and I was already drained and needed to recharge but the children looked opposite my way. They're full of energy and ready to take another rides again, if only the park extended its closing time.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Not anymore afraid of sharks.
During our first visit about three years ago, these sharks were smaller than they're today and she's not anymore afraid of them.
These are my two girls now.
and they were before. :)
Still cute! :)
There are more added attractions in Manila Ocean Park and is even better today. Ocenarium, Fish Spa, Astronaut Voyage, Antarctica, Musical Fountain and a lot more. You may visit the website at http://www.manilaoceanpark.com/ for details. Holiday Promo Specials run from November 5, 2011 to January 15, 2012. Enjoy the remaining weekend of their promo! Check it out now!
A sweet reward from Nostalgia! Let me say THANK YOU first before I finally proceed to my post. Thank you to all my blogger friends who supported my entry, "Nostalgia: Christmas Tree. " It was December last year when Nostalgia meme ended. It was really sad on my part where I heartily joined every week, and of course on the host's but I believe that when the door closes, another window will open. With the votes that I gathered from friends, I felt more loved and your thoughtfulness means a lot to me. What a way to start my Paypal 2012. :) Thank you so much!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
We took the opportunity to take more photos while inside the park. So I thought that DSLRs and other cameras are not allowed. No. Tourists could freely take photos inside. There are just some areas where flashes of the cameras are required to turn off.
Fort Santiago is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Rizal Shrine is open on Monday from 1 to 5pm and on Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00am to 6:o0pm as posted at the entrance gate.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
When we reached the place, my older daughter changed all the display in the mannequin and tada... all the clothes she displayed were sold in a few minutes. My sisters told me that we bring in good luck inside the store. Now I know what to do next season.
We took the chance to roam around the park while we were still there. The park has many views and amusement to offer. Boat ride, zip line, bike around the park, amusement rides are just some of the attractions at the Riverbanks. I saw families having their picnics sitting in the grass only with the picnic mat.
At Marikina Riverbank Park
I can't see any good reason about using fireworks and firecrackers. They only contribute to pollution and bad effects to our health and also to our environment. The city in the morning was polluted and flights were even diverted because of poor visibility caused by smog. The smog is very dangerous to our health. I wanted to join a group to totally ban fireworks and firecrackers. I hope that the government put a steel hand to implement this law so that no injury or casualty will be reported next year.