Friday, December 11, 2009

~ Cebu Manila Trip - Day 8 and 9 @ Manila ~

4th Dec 09

It's our final F&E day in Manila today! I can't believe we will be going home soon. Today we woke up later than usual. We had late breakfast at the hotel and there are lesser variety of food left.
View from our hotel room. Wendy's, Jollibee and MacDonald are just nearby.

Taking MRT ride at Boni Avenue Station to Shangril-La Plaza (one station away). There are always a lot of people in the train. The first two cabins are strictly for female, elderly and children. Since Hubby is carrying Gladys, we managed to hop on the front cabins where it is less crowded.
We had Chocolate and Damalan drink at one of the road stall.
The children spent another 500p on Arcade games. Today's lunch is at Mr Choi Kitchen. It's lunch hours and there is a crowd. We are seated on the 2nd floor of the resturant.

Our Meal : Spring bean with mince meat, Birthday noodle and Assorted Dimsum.

The dishes are quite nice and portion is enough for four of us to fill our stomach. We even cancelled our order for the steam rice.

After lunch, our last stop for this trip is the SM Mall of Asia (MOA). I believe it is the 3rd/4th largest mall in the world. You can literally spend the whole day shopping here.

Interactive Touch Screen Map of Mall of Asia. It will show you where you are and how to get to your destination.

The Big Globe which represents SM MOA is just outside the mall. It is beautifully lighted up in the night. We hit the arcades again and exchange all our tickets to gifts. Hahaha.. So funny... instead of shopping, we have been playing with games. :p

We were surprised to see 许留仙 here. We had that in HongKong a few years back. Refreshing Kiwi with Sago and Mango & Strawberry juice.

Night scene of MOA. There is an open-air area/park directly facing the sea.. In the nights, there are games for the kids, cafe and road stalls and of course with Christmas around the corner, a big Christmas Tree!

Queuing up for the Bumper car ride.
Play Time

Denver said Daddy keep banging onto his car. Well, that's what Bumper Car is for isn't it? :)

The main highlights at MOA is actually bringing the kids to see the Fireworks. There will be fireworks display every Friday & Saturday 7pm. We went to the bay by the sea to grab a good spot. There is already a long line of crowd sitting/standing by waiting for the Fireworks performance.

We stared out at sea.. Hubby holding on to Gladys while I got ready my camera to do the filming.. and HERE IT COMES!! 3 Full Minutes of AMAZING Fireworks display.. it came from a ship but there are also Fireworks from both side of the Mall! Fantastic!

Wooow.. The children enjoyed themselves.. Gladys felt that it was too loud but she loves the colours and glitter.. :)

Dinner Time! Denver already chosen what he wanted to eat.. Japanese cuisine Again! Well, since it is our final night here, we went for the Eat All You Can Buffet Dinner at YakiMIX. It's charging 580p for adults and 380p for children below 4 feet. Uhhhh.. Denver is way above 4 feet and he has to be charged as Adult price.. :( Luckily, they did not charge Gladys kids price and she gets to eat for Free. :)

There is a good spread of variety from Sashimi, Sushi, Rice, Noodles, Assorted meat for grilling, cooked dishes, Ice-creams, Cakes, Salad, Soup etc.. We spent the entire hour odd eating. GOSH.. I'm really putting on weight!

Well, all good things comes to an end.... Sniff... Time to go back and pack our luggage!

5th Dec 09

We'll be going back home today! Denver said he misses home already and can't wait to be back. I guess they had enough adventure, food and fun already. He is already telling me that he wishes to go Japan on our next trip! -_-!

We bid farewell to Hubby's colleague and the friendly staff at New Horizon. Took a cab down to the Airport and bought some souveniors too.

Snacks for the kiddos: Sausage Roll and Sugar Free Tiramisu
Lunch at the Airport: Chicken & Pork Fillet, Spaghetti and Ripe and Green Mango juice.

Get Ready to Take Off! Bye Bye Philippines!

It was great to have our laundry already washed and ironed. We only have 1 load of clothes to manage back home. ^_^ That saves me sooo much work! It's nice to be back home again.

~ End of our 9 Days 8 Night trip ~


--andy-- said...

hi Phoebe, nice write up. Mr Heng really know how to enjoy life. Got white sands, seafood, and tons of kiddos activities. Envy :)

I like the floating restaurant, and your boat-ride-see-SunRise-& -dolphine. Must be a magical experience!!

~ B.P.D.G ~ said...

Thanks!! I spent a lot of time and late nights writing and posting photos :p

It's one of the more affordable places to go where there are lots of things to do. My filipino colleague also gave me a lot of helpful tips! Yes.. we loved the beaches, dolphins, fireflys etc

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