Kids Day-Out at Rainforest Pasig City

It’s better if we able to expose our children elsewhere and beyond the four corners of their classrooms once in a while so that their minds will be Relax and able to enhance their learnings, and also to appreciate and experience new things. We always allow our son to join when there is a school outdoor activity such as field trip. It’s enjoyable thing to do and at the same time they will learn more.

My son had his educational trip a few weeks ago, and one of their destinations is at Rainforest. It is a park-life funded by the government and unexpectedly located at the middle of the Pasig City. And because it is funded by the government going to this place is very affordable and a great deal. They also give special discounts for the people living in Pasig City with proper identification.

The park offers nature, leisure and adventure that why it is also known for its name RAVE (Rainforest Adventure Experience) and a great for family, group and educational activities.

A lot of things can be seen and be done with their offered amenities such as Adventure park, Amaze Garden, Boating Lagoons, Botanical Garden, Camping area, fitness center,  flower fields, kiddie play ground, zoo, picnic grove, mini train ride, amphitheater, promenade area and water Park.

Dinosaur statues will welcomes you as you enter the park.  We also guided and toured by their assigned staff inside the park.

The place is clean and well maintained. It also allows people within the metro to enjoy without going out from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Just packed and prepare food because there are just a few stalls inside.

Our kids and also we parents enjoy our trip here at Rainforest. ❤

Rainforest (RAVE) Pasig
F.Legaspi Ave. Maybunga, Pasig City
Rainforest Admin: 02-642-5280
Rainforest Waterpark: 02-628-4291
Opens at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
http://rave.pasigcity.gov.ph/

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Paradise + zoo = Paradizoo

Opportunity is the key! We always wait for the day that our rest days will match so that we can able to have our long “WE TIME”…

My son really loves animals, we also love nature so this time we explore the Paradise and Zoo in one – PARADIZOO; a Theme Farm located at Mendez, Cavite just few minutes from Tagaytay City.

Lots of attraction can be enjoy inside the farm such as close interaction with different kinds of animals, horseback and camel riding, animal feeding (which cost 60Php for a bundle of feeds), Zip Line, Fish Spa (but under renovation during our visit), learning the honey bees and butterflies, vegetable picking where you can buy and bring it at home at cheaper price, and take note that all vegetables are organic! (I bought ½ kilo of lettuce for only 50Php plus 10Php for each sweet pineapple)

Here’s my commuters guide to Paradizoo:

  1. From Olivarez Tagaytay ride Jeepney or bus with Mendez/Indang Sign board and tell to driver to drop you off at GalicaIII Mendez – in-front of Generica Drug Store (along mendez-indang road) and a few minutes before heading the town market (Fare: 15 Php)
  2. Ride a tricycle ask drive you’re going to Paradizoo – left side after Anuling- Maglabe drive intersection (Fare: 25 Php)
  3. There are tricycles passing by in-front of paradizoo where you can take back to the Mendez-Indang Road going back to Tagaytay

Regular Day Tour Entrance Fee to Paradizoo is 150Php but thanks to Coupon we only got for 79Php. They also offer cabins where you can have your overnight stay price starts at 900Php.

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This Café serves rice meals aside from coffees and drinks
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Welcome to Paradizoo!!!
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Hey there cute little bunnies!!!!

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donkeys
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wanna ride to this lil pony?!!!!
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You can also feed this Ostrich… at first I tried, but I step back when I saw his big beak 🙂
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Mr. Cow with not just four, but five legs…
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There is a free taste to these pineapples, and its sweet even not fully ripe
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Carrots blossoms, once it blooms the carrots are ready to harvest
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Lettuce: great for salad, you can pick and buy them in cheaper price

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beautiful swan landscape
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purple button flowers

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Mickey Mouse Plant

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Colored foot prints as guide for each areas

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Butterfly Garden

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Pet Cemetery where you can bury your beloved love pets and animals

Meditation Garden is a place to relax and great place to unwind the stressful mind

Overall, Paradizoo one of the best destinations to discover kid’s wonders, enjoy nature and experience farm life in a day while spending quality time and bonding activity with family and love ones.

This theme farm is also ideal and recommended for educational trip, picnic and other outdoor activity.

We had an awesome day experience!

heart Neizel

Exploring the Exploreum

Last Sunday, Our original planned was to search and buy new pair of shoes for Tatay… while inside the mall, Zyke suddenly ask to watched Finding Dory and so we granted his request, and it was a good thing that after we pay our movie ticket the teller informed us that we also got a chance to enter the Exploreum Gallery for free, what a great deal! Exploreum Gallery ticket cost 250Php each.

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Our Ticket to Exploreum, we saved 750Php for the entrance fee

Exploreum is a fun way to learn Science because of its interactive exhibits that entertains not just the kids but also young at heart like me 🙂

There are eight main features inside the gallery that everyone could enjoy; Dome Theater, Play Area and Laboratory can also be seen aside from the gallery.

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Rafflesia flower is the largest flower in the world, this plant doesn’t have any stem or leaves at all….

Aside from Rafflesia, Tangram (a geometric puzzle) Insects cycle, Animal sights and camouflage can be seen at natural world area

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My Zyke enjoying the natural world : Defining Tree age, Tangram and Nature’s texture are on the table top
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Wheel Display: Wheel types from bicycle to Trucks @ ZOOM
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Experiencing Plane Simulation
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“The red car on Biscuit Commercial”….the attraction to this is how battery works in a car and also to try car simulation
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Take a Selfie Shot with this huge Camera… Camera Evolution also display at Connect
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I remember we also had this type of TV when I was a Kid
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Whisper dish and other communication devices can be discover at CONNECT
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Weather Report for the Day!
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Zyke amazed by the old communication stuffs
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Periodic Table of Elements lights-on for every group you select
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Wish-a-wish on a wishing well… knowing the pulley
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Be Clever on the Lever 🙂
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Wheel Surf at Cyberville
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Solar Powered Car
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Meet Astroboy, a well known Japanese Robot
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Other Robots at Cyberville
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Tried to wear space suit… Astronaut Zyke and Astronaut Nanay!
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Loretta and Miles from tomorrow land can be seen also inside the gallery to showcase their space adventure

This Science gallery is located inside SM Mall of Asia Pasay City (see here)

My Zyke really likes it, new learning and discovery experience for him. I’m sure the next time we go to MOA, He will definitely insist to drop by here again…

 

At the end, We had a great day, tiring but worth it!heart

 

Paterno St. Quiapo, Manila: The Center of Affordable Eyeglasses

Yesterday, I drop-by to Paterno St. Quiapo Manila to have another pair of my prescription glasses; this is my third time purchasing prescription glasses in Quiapo. (You heard it right my 3rd time 🙂 )

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Paterno St. known for the Cheap and Affordable Eyeglasses

I started to wear prescription glasses since college days; I bought my first eye glasses at one of the famous eyeglasses store in mall, since it is my first time to wear eyeglasses I bought the designer one which cost around 5K. Every now and then I need to replace my glasses and need to save lots of money before I got a new pair to have a good quality, branded at the same time stylish and fashionable. There were also instance that I acquired eyeglasses on a salary deduction basis on my previous company. It was offered during our annual physical exam, the frames and styles were limited, frames offered mostly were only with nose pads (I prefer plastic eyeglasses) and it took weeks before you claim your order.

Way back mid 2013, when I heard to my officemate that this street in Quiapo Manila (Paterno St.) has wide variety of eyeglasses at very affordable price compared to the other optical shops. From then on, I got curious and consider to myself that I will try buying a pair when I had time going there. (Since I’m from south and too far from my area)

You’ll be amazed for lots of Optical Shops located at this street everything about Eye accessories can be found there at very reasonable price.

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Glimpse of Paterno St. Optical Shops everywhere

My first glasses bought at Paterno St. cost 1,500 pesos I haggled from its original price of 2,800 with a branded Frame (Swissflex) including prescribe multicoated lens and the computerized eye checked-up conducted by the optometrist.

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My SwissFlex Eyewear – Black and Maroon Tone

On the following year I got another pair this time it’s an ordinary plastic frame but still multicoated lens and with free eye check-up and I got it at 800 pesos

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Multicolor Frame: Chocolate Brown Outside with Orange and Maroon Combination
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Temple: Navy Blue and Maroon with a touch White design

My latest eyeglass I bought yesterday was a Ray-ban brand frame cost at 1500 plus additional fee for the multicoated lens and since I’m a regular client (I usually get my pair of eyeglass done at Salamin-Antipara Galleria 2 at Emerald Building Rizal Avenue) I ask for a discount and gave it to me a price of 800, 50% discount price, what a great deal! I only waited 30 minutes for my eye glasses to be done.

 

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My Latest Ray-ban Eye Wear
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Two Tone (Red and black) with Slim Temple
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Snapshot of my “Suking” Optical Shop – Salamin-Antipara Galleria 2

I also inquire for their transition lens and the cheapest price is 1800 including regular frame and with free check-up, very affordable compared with my previous transition lens that I bought at 6,000 pesos; 450 was the minimum price for ordinary eyeglasses.

Paterno St. is located behind the Quiapo Church right after BPI and Chowking :), While waiting for your eyeglasses to be done you can explore around Quiapo area…

HAPPY SHOPPING! 🙂 🙂 🙂