A Visit to Doll Joy Factory and Museum

It’s funny to hark back on the past especially during our childhood days…those days in our lives that all we knew is to have fun playing around.

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A zest feeling looking back  especially when we had a chance to see different varieties of dolls at Doll Joy Factory and Museum; We had an opportunity to visit the place as my son’s one of this year’s school learning adventure and fieldtrip was held here.

Assigned Staff will welcome you as you arrived in the area. They will serve as the tour guide while inside the factory and also they will give you an entry ID to be use while having a tour inside the gallery. This entry ID must be surrendered in exchange for Doll Joy Token after the tour and before going out to their factory.

Collection of Dolls wearing school uniforms of different schools can be seen as you enter the first building of the gallery. Doll joy made dolls to the students who came to visit the museum.

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Next is the simulation area, where you can showcase the process of making dolls.

Precious Moments collection – known dolls for its teardrop-shaped eyes, can be seen also inside the gallery. Videos and picture taking in this exhibit is not allowed due to its license to manufactured dolls.

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Inside this room is the precious moments collection

Various fairy tale and Disney characters are also made and seen in the gallery.

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The famous frozen characters – Olaf, Elsa and Ana

One of their activity to the kids was the dressed your own doll, were they give reward to the fastest kid to finish the activity.

Community Helper Dolls and Cute Presidential Dolls are displayed too.

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President Rodrigo Duterte Doll

On the second building, you can see the jungle and forest toys. They also have theatre where they film the dolly joy history in animation form with special screening also of a short film.

Christmas village, wedding dolls and dolls around the world can be also found in the gallery

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Christmas Village
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Potray Nativity Dolls – Mama Mary, St. Joseph and Baby Jesus
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Wedding Dolls
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Dolls wearing national customer of each country

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Jungle and animals toys are also found inside the museum

Dolls wearing Philippine costumes also exhibits here

Souvenir shop is also available where you can buy their dolls for a lower price compare to the mall price.

We enjoy touring around the museum, great learning experience especially for the kids and to young at hearts.

Doll Joy is open from Mondays through Saturdays but as per appointment only.

 

Dolly Joy Factory and Museum
No. 31 C. Raymundo Avenue Caniogan, Pasig City, Philippines 1606
Phone: (632) 672 1939 / 8818163 /   641 2686 /
Fax No. (632) 671 0253    Mobile: 0922 839 0553 – 54
E-Mail: inquiry@dolljoygallery.com

20 Years After: Reminiscing SSMS Days

We don’t remember days; we remember moments – Cesare Paves

Time really flies so fast, who had thought that it, was already 2 decades since we graduated from grade school and it seems like all this happened few days back….

Elementary days… Those were the days that we only knew fun playing, a bit of raillery and learning; those times when our lives were free from all worries, fears and responsibilities and those were the times that many first things happened; first school, first teacher, first best friend and first crush…

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Many years had come, where are they now? Do they recognize and remember each one of us? Do they see how far they’ve come, or they look back and think “what happened?” or there is someone wonder what happened to their one that got away?

I still have contacts with my elementary BFFs, we hang-out once in a while, but there are instances that we also missed our other classmates and batch mates… Until one time, one of us got an idea to create an FB group and group chat for our entire batch (SSMS batch ’96), to organize a reunion party with them. I’m irrationally excited to add their names on the group chat. (Even though some of them are my FB friends I haven’t had a chance to communicate with them).

And there you go, our batch FB group and group chat was already established, names were added continuously (we only had 2 sections that time and approximately around 55 students combining the 2 sections)

How Exciting! Remembering the past is a fun-filled adventure. Everybody respond very fast, almost all of us were actively participating. At first, just asking Hi, Hello, how are you… Until somebody opened a topic like sharing life experiences, their success stories and of course reminiscing our elementary days, playing “Piko”, “Sipa”, “Sekyu”, “Patintero”, Chinese garter and hide and seek; remembering the teachers, their stick and flying eraser during class and of course their mood swings; our “Baons” during snack and lunch time, techie and unique school supplies like pencils cases with so many “Paandar”, we also remembered our school services with their coded names such as “batman” and “rugged wheeler” and most of all everybody remembered their childhood love, love teams and their crushes. Our school days’ memories, even today, are extremely vivid in our mind. Those were the days of our lives that so incomparable.

It was unexpectedly shocking and unbelievable that we received almost 2000 messages daily in that chat room (Everybody is very cooperative and active). There are times that when you read (and sometimes back read) the messages you received you feel like crazy, smiling and laughing alone in a way that you feel that it’s from within. That is a genuine kind of laughter and happiness, and it makes me feel so fresh.

But even though we had already chatting to each other, I can’t really wait to see their faces, I can’t wait to hear their voices, to hug, to really see my classmates for the first time in so long laughing out loud to each other looking back those times.

20 years had passed, how does time change itself and everybody also change, we went to our own paths and careers some already migrated to United States, New Zealand others work in Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, some become doctors, engineers, chefs, flight attendants, nurse, priest, businessmen and managers ; others still remain single and others have already build their own family. We already achieved what we want and it is a great feeling to think that we already come this far. I’m so proud of being a part of this batch.

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