Sunday, October 28, 2012

Greenbelt Park Makati

 
 
 
Before plunging into shopping, take time off and admire the Greenbelt Park found inside the Greenbelt mall complex.
 
 
There are plenty of areas to seat and just do nothing, but admire the lagoon and the greeneries.
 
My son,  loving the place!

Want to do some fishing, alright!!!

 
 


The Safest Thrill Ride Invented

Time Zone's Fun Rider 5D is so cool!

My kiddos enjoyed the ride that seemed so real especially to my 4 year old's wild imagination.   

My four year old had so much fun, my eight year old begging for a fun rider horror ride...

There are plenty of theme rides to choose from - my boys got the Crazy Coaster. 

It was a 15 minutes thrill ride for the boys with lots of screaming and laughing -  the price was worth it.


Enjoy the Fun Rider 5D with your family at 
Glorietta 1, Ayala Center,  Makati City

Regina RICA, Tanay Rizal: Solemn Sanctuary

 
A prayer place situated in a 13.5 hectares of land, located in the province of Tanay Rizal is Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia (RICA).
 
 
Regina RICA  is open from 8am to 5pm, except Tuesdays. Entrance is free.
 
Sunday mass schedule is at 1130am and 330pm.
 
While there, suggest you eat at the Pasilungan, where they serve resonably priced (approximately P100 for a value meal - rice, one vegetable viand and soup) delicious vegetarian meals.
 
  For those who prefer to bring in their own food, there are "bahay kubos" available for rent. 
 
They also sell Regina RICA products and mementos to raise funds for the continuous building of the community and various outreach programs for the needy. 
 
 
Our travel took about an hour and a half (including the casual stop over to ask for directions) from Taytay to Tanay. 
The way back from Tanay to Taytay took only an hour.
 
The community is not at all difficult to find and asking for directions wasn't a problem either, everyone seems to know where
Regina RICA sits.
 
We were welcomed to a gate guarded by two statues of saints and by a guard who nicely directed us to the site. 
 
Our attention quickly transferred to  a huge statue of our Lady on top of the hill.    
 
A gigantic statue of Our Lady.

Although the community is still under going construction (the church is still half built and there are a number of facilities which have not yet even begun building), already a feeling of order and peace transcend from the place.
 

 
I have taken very few pictures and this blog does not give justice to the beauty of Regina RICA.  You would have to go there to enjoy and feel for yourself the serenity this place provides, become one with nature and with God.
 
 
Along Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho Sampaloc, Tanay
Contact No. (+02) 985.3878 / (+02) 401.2036
Mobile No. +639192694286 or +09192694286

Friday, October 19, 2012

Island Cove Zoo

 
 
 
I would like to start with a warning:
Although Island Cove Zoo's ground is quite huge,  there are very few animals around.  And there weren't much zoo keepers and greeters either. 
 
We had very little choice, but to tour the place on our own!
 
As the place is huge, I would suggest you bring your own car inside the zoo, instead of waiting for the free ride, which is a waste of your precious time.
 
 
   
The places of interest are pretty much scattered around,  if you have minimal time to spend I suggest you head straight to the Monkey Island.
 
 
 
My son, measuring his height vs. Mr. Ostrich and Mr. Crocodile!
 
 


Literally monkeying around :D



My hubby baby :)
 
 

Pretend time - "Cute boy wearing shades, swallowed by Mr. Lion" - Youch!!!
 
 


Inside the butterfly sanctuary,  too bad there weren't much butterflies to brag about,
good this bench is cozy!!!
 
 
 

 
 
Mr. Ostrich is  quite shy... =(
 
 
Buy bananas and feed the monkeys.  My boys had fun watching the monkeys race getting the bananas...


The tigers just finished eating, so as you can see it is now time for some R&R.