Saturday, November 19, 2011

Family Day at Manila Ocean Park (bago diba? lol!)

Since Christmas is fast approaching, I'd like to share something that a family could enjoy during this holiday season. Gusto ko lang ikwento ang pamilya ko at ang once in a blue moon getaway namin at the MOP (if you consider Manila as a getaway place. lol!)


After we experienced 88 resort last April of 2010, we never had a chance to be on a trip together for that entire year. Lagi kaming kulang kulang so it's really difficult for me to arrange one. Sila na ang busy at ako na ang tambay. hahaha! Isa pa, aminin naman natin na magastos talaga pag pamilya mo kasama mo. Luckily, Chyng offered a promo tickets worth 500 each a few months ago. That includes entrance to Oceanarium, Marine Life Show and Habitat (sea lions), Jellies, Fish Spa and Musical Fountain Show. I grabbed it right away. Thank you so much girl! That's an awesome 55.36% off (may butal talaga e. hahaha!) Check out MOP site at www.manilaoceanpark.com for more details. First time ko to! Tara! Pasok tayo!


Marine Life Show and Habitat 

I'm not sure kung kelan siya naging open as part of their main attractions. We've been here last year (without my dad) to watch the Musical Fountain Show lang. Wala pa ito nun. Yeah.. technically it was not our first time but I really don't consider it because we had seen just one. Dahil 3:30pm na kami dumating.. oo 3:30 nga. Halos patapos na ang araw, chaka pa lang kami magsisimula. hay naku! Ayun, pang last full show na kami kumbaga. Haggard kakatakbo. While waiting for the gate to be opened, we sneaked in a bit on the other side which is the Marine Life Habitat...



"♫ You seem so near.. yet so far ♫"

Meet the stars...

 
Give it up for Isabel!

Claps for charming Icis (and the yummy trainer! <3)


Hanep!


Salute! (parang hindi naman. parang umaamoy lang ng kilikili. hahha!)


I was smiling the whole time. My family loved it. To give you a sneak preview of how trained they are (as if the pictures are not enough), check out this clip..



Bleh!
The lady had a chance to meet, greet, touch and kiss Isabel ONLY (and not the yummy trainer hahah! kala mo makaka-jackpot ka ha!)



Jellies


Need I say more? Well, aside from the gigantic waves, these creatures have the power to stop me from the thing I'd love to do most - snorkeling. They almost ruined my Anilao Trip last year because I saw a lot of them peeping from the water when we were about to jump from the outrigger boat. Who would thought they can be lovely sometimes..



Jelly or Janitor fish? ^_^

Red One!

Green Two!



Blue...... Uhmmm... shit ang dami nila. hahaha! Fail

Yellow four!

Pink... 10! Bwiset! hahaha!

Red blood cells up close. hahaha!
 
Beki Jelly! hihihi!


Ah yan? Ako yan bakit ba! ^_^


Oceanarium

I'm an under water fan. I guess most of my readers knew it. Whenever I capture sea creatures from my trip, I feel very proud blogging it since it's a rare opportunity to encounter such. Wowing my family and friends is such a great achievement for me specially I'm a no pro. My D10 have always been my travel buddy and for the record, I have made a total of 5 underwater entries (kala mo karamihan e no. lol!). You might want to check it out na ren. O sige kahit wag na lahat, yung Coron na lang please hahah! Ok! Enough of this promotion... hihihi!

Again, nung nakita ko sila.. I admit na naboring na ko kasi para na lang akong nagre- reminisce. Yung tipong "ah yun pala tawag sa kanya.", "ay ang liit. Yung nakita ko sa Bohol sing laki ng muka ko e". Yung ganun.. Hahaha! Isa pa.. I realized, mas mahirap pala kumuha ng shot sa aquarium kesa sa tubig mismo. Mangani-ngani kong ipasok ang kamay ko sa loob nung ibang aquarium.




Itong mga succeeding shots, mga first time kong nakita kaya kahit ma-effort silang kunan sa likot, keri na rin. Check it out!

irregular shaped fish? (sorry hindi ko alam tawag diyan e :f)
 
Rock fish it is! (prang hunyangong nakiki kulay sa environment niya)

Convict Blenny

Uod? hahah! hindi ko natingnan forgive me.. :$

Pwede! hahah!

My dad and mom (na over expose sa mga blog entries ko. hahah!)

My younger brother Kevin (at ang epal na nakangiting pagiw :D)

My kuya PJ and his gf Maggie :L
Nahilo ako sa loob ng water tube na yan! o kung ano man ang tawag sa kanya. Sumakit lang ang ulo ko. My father, as expected, also felt dizzy. Actually, ayaw pa niyang sumama talaga. Kaya lang wala na siyang choice because I already bought him a ticket. Hindi siya madiwara hindi katulad naming lahat. Hihihi!


Musical Fountain Show

What separates point and shoot with SLR is the night mode. I really had a hard time capturing the moment. Pagtiyagaan nyo na lang ang mga kuha ko last year ha.







All in all we had a great time. Ilang buwan na naman ang bubunuin para makumpleto kami sa galaan. hihihi! (Seat Sale! Paramdam ka naman o) Sana na-enjoy nyo ang entry na to! Sa uulitin! :k

17 comments:

Chyng said...

pinaka-naenjoy ko din yung sea lion show. aliw na aliw ako, parang bata lang.

glad you're family enjoyed your bonding! =)

Nicole said...

Buti ka pa nagamit mo na, ako hindi pa. Haha! :)

Gusto ko din makita ang sea lion!

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@chyng- naku kami rin. napapa-palakpak ako pag nagpapakitang gilas sila. thank you talaga

@nicole - mukang fully book sila sa dec. parang may nakasulat na ganun dun sa may office nila sa loob. try mo na ngayong nov gamitin. I'm sure mae-enjoy mo rin yung seal

Umi said...

Wow. Mukhang nag enjoy ka talaga ha! Parang gusto ko tuloy bumisita sa Ocean Park. Lalo na't may mga penguins na daw. Hihi. :D

JeffZ said...

onga no uso ang family bonding.. which is dapat lang diba? :)

ako nga diba napunta diyan.. ung mga pamangkin ko every year ata ang tour diyan.. samantalang ako, luneta, fort santiago, manila zoo at national museum lang dati.. haha nagreklamo?.. lol

empi said...

Ito ang gusto kong puntahan next month. Magkano?

pack up and drift said...

nakapunta din ako diyan, 500 promo, ganyang ganyan na promo. hehe. nag enjoy din ako with my friends.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Bagong bago nga! Natawa naman ako sa yummy trainer!

anney said...

NIce photos! Gusto ko yang musical fountain show na yan! Kelan kaya kami makakapanood.

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

my sea lion na pala dun. oh well, d ko pa napasok yan. hehe nice shots by the way. :)

Batang Lakwatsero said...

kaka-inggit naman.. ang cute nung sea lion.. nanghihinayang ako for not using our free ticket na na-expire na.

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Hindi pa ako nakanood ng show sa Ocean Park dito, pero nakanood ako sa HK nung 6 yrs old pa ako :P

Gusto ko tuloy manood waaah

Ed said...

galing. nagbonding ba naman. hehe. natawa ako sa mga bwisit ng Pink 10. lol. hehe. yung mga jellyfish talaga, lovely to look at, lovely to hold, but once you break it... lol..

m@noy en nin@y said...

inggit ako sana makapunta din kami dito... bago mawala ang mga penguins!!!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Oh nainggit naman ako sa post na ito. Last bonding time ko with the family is last summer pa, sa Cebu. HAHA. Bitter lang ne?

At talagang kasama ang girlfriend ni Kuya. Hehe.

Hey Ate, Christmas na.

Merry Christmas!

SunnyToast said...

ka inggit....gusto ko rin ma visit 2 place na 2:) wait lang sila at mag pictorial mode.com ako...lol


Merry christmas..ate:)

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@umi - thanks for dropping by my blog. I'll visit yours now na. hihihi! Uu may penguins. Kaya lang fail kami dun. KJ si papa e. hahaha! Pagod na daw siya at umuwi na kami. There's always a next time

@jeff - yes naman magpapasko e. hihihi! punta ka. kahit yung sealion show lang. sulit na sulit yun

@empi - yup. gora na! may mga promos sila ngayon. Check it out na lang sa website nila. www.manilaoceanpark.com. yung nakuha ko kasi si chyng ang nag purchase e. 500 lang for 7 attractions I think.

@packupanddrift - oo nga e. super enjoy. parang balik bata. hihihih!

@gay - hahha! ang cute niya kasi e. kasing cute niya ang sealions. ^_^

@anney - naku salamat. effort na ang pictures ko. mahirap kumuha sa indoors. nabasa ko yung entry mo sa mga 3d pix ng korean artists. nanghinayang ako bigla. sana tumagal pa yun sa MOP para mapuntahan ko rin

@gael - nyahahay nahiya naman ako. thank you thank you. hihih! belated happy birthday

@ivan -oo nga sayang naman yun. may kamahalan. sana binenta mo on a cheaper price. marami nagtanong sakin niyan noon e. I should've met you earlier. hihihi!

@mica - try mo rin yung version natin. it's really fun

@ed - kaya nga e. fail ang bioman cast. hahahaha! true enough. pahamak ang jellies. ang kakati nila. hahaha!

@manoyenninay - yup yup yup! gora na rin kayo. ok lang mag-ubos ng pera diyan. worth the price.

@enchong - oo nga e. yaan mo next time yung sakin naman. lol! merry christmas too enchong! nag visit na ko sa blog mo. ang yes ang dami ko na ngang namiss. ikaw na ren... yeeeekeeeeeh! hehehe! gift ko?

@sunny - belated happy birthday! marami ng asungot pag december. mahirap mag pictorial hihihi! mangani ngani akong mag volunteer para magpapicture sa sealion e. actually bonus na yun. Mas gusto ko lumapit sa trainer. hahahah! Merry christmas too