May 16, 2012

Manila Ocean Park

Last month Hubby and I went to Dakak together with my Bffs who came home for a vacation after her 2 years contract in Saudi Arabia. We left Sophia behind with my mother's care because we thought it might be hard bringing her along riding a boat with just me and Maury, because yes we are still yayaless.

We had a wonderful time in Dakak but I was feeling guilty the whole time because Sophie wasn't with us. When I called her, she felt so bad that she won't even talk to us on the phone. I cried, literally. Awang awa ako with Little S.

So when I found out I was going to Manila for a convention, I booked 3 tickets one for me, Sophia and Maury.

Last weekend, we went to Manila Ocean Park, as our way of making bawi to Little S. And I'm sure bawing bawi na kami noh. Imagine, she made us chase her in the vicinty. Chasing her in a very crowded and super mainit place is no joke, plus I was bringing a big and heavy bag with all her essential pa. I was very loud shouting her name to stop running but still she was running faster while giggling. I was already getting hyperacidity especially because I saw the news few nights ago about men kidnapping children in Manila. I don't care if I sounded praning shouting at the top of my lungs but the thought of losing my child scares me to death.

Finally when Maury got hold of her, I told her to stay close to us because strangers might snatch her away. Suprisingly after that talk she behaved. WOW! that was all I needed lang pala, a Pet talk.

Anyhoo, here is our Manila Ocean Park Adventure.


I'm glad I got the ticket for a very nice price. I only paid 499 for the Oceanaruim, Jelly Fish, Penguin Show and Musical Fountain show that would have cost me 1,050 each. O diba Bongga the deal? I only added 300 the sea lion show because it wasn't part of the Metro Deal package. And I'm glad I purchased that ticket because Sophia loved it so much.



The Oceanarium


Another fave of ours, is the Jellies exhibit.


We also loved the musical fountain show. Too bad Sophie was very tired already, she had fallen asleep in the middle of the show.

Overall I'd say we had a good time. It was entertaining and educational. But no offense, we didn't like the penguin show. It scared Sophia and a few kids who were there because the penguin is just an animation and the voice sounds like a clown, which for us wasn't so entertaining. But then again it's just my opinion.

I'm glad I had a good deal with the tickets because if I paid the original amount, I would be slightly disappointed, what I'm saying is the original price isn't worth the money. The line was ridiculously long, there were no tour guides to guide us, we were just left wandering the place. Some of the air cons weren't functioning well, maybe that's the reason why the oceanaruim was packed with people because it was cool there. 

But then again thanks to Metro Deal, the money I paid was worth it. We had a good time bonding with Sophia and Sophia had a great time with the sea lion, fishes, jelly fish so it's all good because whats really important is that Sophia had a wonderful time :)

How about you guys? how was your weekend?




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43 comments:

Pinay Thrillseeker said...

You really availed a great deal. :) Landed here through Bloggers. Followed you through Bloggers, Google Friend Connect and Networkedblogs. Newbie travel blogger here, hoping you could do the same. :) http://pinaythrillseeker.blogspot.com

Yannie said...

Super bawing bawi ka na nga kay Cutie S.

Hindi pa ako nakapunta dyan. Hopefully sa pag-uwi ko.I`ll treat my parents.

Paula said...

I've been very curious about this deal but was hesitant because we might not enjoy it. Glad you wrote about it and now I know the sea lion show and the musical fountains are not to be missed.

Ron said...

awesome posts and pictures.. i wish my kiddo would grow up fast so me, my wife and my kid can go there when he's big enough to travel.. :)

thanks for this great post:)

leira said...

i am so glad that you had a great time in Manila Ocean Park. Your husband pala is from Dipolog small world that's where my family is from too

michi said...

if i'll see a good deal i will definitely visit ocean park again. the first time we were here, my son was only 4 mos. old, now he's 3 yrs. old. =)

Aileen said...

Looks like they already added few more features in the Ocean Park...it's probably going to be more expensive in the future, but as long as it's worth the money, no problem. Of course, deals are great if we can get one hehehe

MommyLES said...

I am sure the little tot was so excited and happy to see all these sea creatures. I wish to bring my little boy again in this place. Visiting for Bloggers

Maye Domencil said...

This is a great way to treat a toddler. I am sure magugustuhan din ito ng anak ko. Hopefully I can get a good deal too.

Cintamuni said...

Ocean Park is truly for family bondings. Nice post!

Jackie Paraiso said...

hahahaha as in she really get even with you, Mom and Dad? hahahahaha.. love your Little Sophie!

nica said...

Great deal. Maybe it is time to visit again.

yuuki said...

we went to Ocean Park too last April but wasn't able to get hold of that metro deal voucher, we enjoyed the oceanarium and penguin (not the show)...

Rae said...

Favorite ko yung Jellies! Super love din ng kids yan. Nakakatuwa to see their faces so mesmerized sa new stuff.

Rochelle O. said...

Nice bonding! pretty sure you had a great time. Shame on me I never been to Manila Ocean Park. :( Nice post, planning to visit it soon.

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Pearl said...

I also saw those vouchers in Metrodeal, but was hesitant to buy because of the large number of people who have bought already, i was worried that the queues would be soooo long! but i'm glad that you enjoyed your time with the family :-)

aby said...

I haven't been here! boo! haha next time!

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Ocean park looks like a really fun place to visit. Our weekend was spend catching up with old friends and sending the boys for their weekly swimming lesson.

Vernz Daily said...

looks great..love to watch the dancing fountain, haven't seen it yet.. ;(((

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Jellybelly said...

We were here last year with our toddler. It's a fun place for children that age. Well fun for us grown ups too.

gie said...

the last time we went there, konti pa lang attractions but we still paid 500 (reg price then) I'm planning to bring the kids there before school starts kaso maghintay na lang muna siguro ako ng deal, medyo mahal na pala e 4 pa naman kami sa fmily. hehe. thanks for sharing!

Samantha Lee said...

Great place to be with your family. Your Sophie is so adorable.

Been there to accompany my son for his school field trip. Chased him around with his big bag. He enjoyed the sea lion show and the little boat ride. He was so brave, he was trying to touch the huge fishes in the water. His favorite was the tank full of sharks.

Next time, we'll go with daddy so he'll be one to chase after him.

Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! said...

Three trouble-some? No! Three-perfect-bonding family. You're all happy indeed enjoying the beautiful sights in the Manila Ocean Park. Keep this unity and family bonding forever. God bless!

Lizzie said...

My boyfriend and I are also planning to visit Manila Ocean Park. :) You seem to really had fun!

sarah said...

What a great way to spend quality time with your family ! Blessings !

reese said...

your little girl is so cute!

zoan said...

ang saya saya:D we've been there last year and we enjoyed our time. kaya alam ko sulit talaga nakuha nyo na deal sis:)

Jessica Cassidy said...

These looks fun Sis :-) beautiful views and pictures. I sent my friend and her family to this place. I cannot wait to visit this place too :-)

sanna said...

I hope to bring my daughter next time we go back home. Tagal ko na gusto makapunta sa Manila ocean park.

ielenna said...

Hi sis! i have been there 3 months after its opening. yes, sobrang haba ng pila and oceanarium pa lang nun. hope makapunta ulit ako just to compare

Gelo said...

Its a great way of spending time together with your family. Nice post!

~Eccentric Yet Happy said...

sana maisama ko niece ko sa Manila Ocean Park. heard a lot of great things about it.

redamethyst said...

You got a great deal! and I'm sure your little princess was really happy that day.

Mona said...

fun family bonding, dami na additional attractions last time andyan ako eh 4 years ago ata, need to visit Manila Ocean Park again hehe.

nelsonRN said...

Great post!
I have brought my son to Manila Ocean Park, I think the other year. He was still too young to appreciate the place, though, so I'm planning to bring him back when we come back to the Philippines. A very educational trip.
Thanks for sharing!

miekee_18 said...

Great way to bond with kids:) Hindi pa kami pumupunta jan kasi hubby thought baka hindi pa daw ma-appreciate ng twins..pero mukhang mali siya..I think your little girl really had fun:)

green monday said...

weeh, really nice. i wish i can bring ate peachy when we go to manila. Now, when will that be?

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Geca Franco said...

Well that's a good deal! I've used metrodeal vouchers before too, can't say they're all excellent service/product.

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Miss `Chievous said...

Lol at the penguin show. :)

shadz said...

The jellies = best part. The sea lion show seems bitin, and the Oceanarium is my, packed with people! The breeze coming from the bay at the second floor deck is already a welcome change. But then again, all for a price of 500+, ok na. :)

verna said...

You seem to had a lot of fun. I've been planning to revisit MOP with my daughter because the last time we were at their oceanarium was back in 2008, kakabukas lang nila. My daughter was just a year old then. Seeing your post, I can tell that a lot has changed. I'm sure your daughter loved every minute of it. :)

Btw, I'm visiting late for BC Bloggers. I hope you could drop by my page some time. :)

Jonalyn Quita said...

I and my eldest son have been to oceanarium from a field trip last year. Hope I and hubby could go take the kids there for the animal shows.
Your dawty sure looks playful. I think she's just a happy kid...who makes her mom nervous sometimes hehe :D

Gaylee said...

Nice shots! Haven't been there but I am already planning to bring my sons there, hopefully within this year. Thanks for the tips. Now I know what to expect when we get there, hihi! ;)

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