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Our Manila Ocean Park adventure

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We were finally able to use the complimentary tickets from Ocean Park courtesy of PJI. The tickets are limited to Oceanarium visit. But we’re fine with it because they’re free. 🙂

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Just before we entered the building, I’ve got a little reminder from my daughter to limit taking pictures inside the Oceanarium as I might not enjoy the view. But I couldn’t help it. It’s not everyday that we get to see those beautiful marine creatures.

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We went further to see the aquarium tunnel where we had a full view of various species of fishes in all shapes and sizes. We were awed by the sight of stingrays that swim above our heads and at the sides. We even had photos of them at the background. They are truly a wonderful God’s creation.

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We stayed for a while in the area (I guess it’s the back side of the Ocean Park) where we had our first family selfie with the Manila Bay as backdrop.

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We also checked out a few items at the shopping area. I bought an eco bag as souvenir. We ate dinner at North Park Noodle House (no available picture to show because we were too hungry to take one) before we head home. It was indeed another enjoyable and memorable day for the family.

Our next adventure, hopefully, will be at the Star City. Remember that we still have the ride-all-you-can tickets, still courtesy of PJI. Yay!

What to do with uprooted trees

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People affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) may find something good from uprooted tree trunks. Besides using the broken tree trunks to build new houses, they may also use them to create toys for the little ones. If you have time to do these things in your spare time, you can create and carve whatever inspiration you have in mind. Or if you already have access to the internet (for areas where power has been restored) you can find wood cutouts designs on the internet. Kids love toys whatever size and shapes. You can sell the finished products for additional source of income.

European adventure

I came across a blog site of a young Filipino couple who loves to travel abroad. One of the recent entries is about their European tour. Only last May, the young couple visited a medieval city in Belgium. They were not able to fully elaborate what they saw in Belgium besides an overwhelming description of chocolates they found on display in the shops of Bruges. The entry is also loaded with pictures of the couple with the beautiful sites of Belgium serving as backdrop. They are just lovely.

Another blog entry that is too interesting (especially for postcard collectors) not to share is their project fridge which involves sending postcards to their relatives and friends and buying magnets to stick it with from the places they have traveled.

I may not know the couple personally but I sure learned a lot from their European adventure.

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