Thursday, April 25, 2013

Riding the Movies at USS!

Here we go!
Who doesn't love theme parks?!

For kids, theme parks are places where they get to live their fantasies. For young at hearts like me, these are the places where we get to be children again. I will always be grateful to my sister for having the passion to squeeze in leisure time with us despite her busy work schedule. I can't help but feel guilty that I should be helping her with these things but I am really -- financially -- powerless as of the moment. I am of help, though, in terms of the entertainment. Haha!

Anyway, it was a Saturday and the weather wasn't in our favor. It was raining. But since we had it scheduled already, there was no stopping us. Universal Studios it is! 

We left the house at about 8:00 in the morning since the park opens at 10:00 and we still have to queue for tickets. Battling the long queue wasn't really the difficult part but it was the rain that poured that day that ruined the entire experience. We were wearing raincoats (almost) the entire day while we go to the different attractions inside the theme park.  Worst part was that we barely had decent photos. But we sure didn't leave without taking enough.

Overall, the experience was awesome! It was worth what we paid for. Rides were fun and unique. My favorite ride would have to be "The Mummy Returns" because it was so unpredictable. It was both scary and exciting. It's like the "stop-this-thing-but-I-want-more" kind of fun. Wait, what?! Haha!

We made sure we've had every area covered but too bad I wasn't able to try the park's killer rides because I was hoping I'd get moral support from my mom but no! LOL When she saw the two intertwined giant roller coasters, she immediately prompt me not to even think of riding them. And the obedient son in me just said, "okay!"

But there will definitely be a next time. I swear! :P

Gab, my sister and mom at the Lost World area

Mom & I at the Ancient Egypt area
Hollywood Dreams Parade
Mirror, Mirror
With Gab


Saturday, April 20, 2013

All About Summer

It's the season of the sun, sand, and the beach! And while I am not really fond of how hot the atmosphere is during this time, I took time to experience a few activities under the scorching heat. It was fun! :)

The Beach
I started loving the beach when I went to Subic during one of our company outings. The morning after we got there, I made sure I'd wake up early just to walk along the shores while listening to my playlist. 

I loved the serenity that the experience brought me. It may sound corny or something but it really helped me meditate (and God knows I needed that, that time! Haha!) and realign my thoughts.

Since then, my suggestion of a perfect getaway would always be to go to the beach. But I haven't been to the popular ones yet because I still lack the resources to make things happen. LOL 

This year, we went again to Palawan beach in Singapore just to feel the sands on our feet and soak on the salty water. Moreover, I was there to contemplate and just appreciate how lucky I am living this life.

Newly-Found Hobbies

I don't know if it's actually a good thing about having elder brothers that they will make you do things you haven't tried before and they won't take "NO" for an answer. LOL 

In my case, it was trolley-ing. Well, biking was the first hobby they attempted to teach me when I was kid. They failed because I really have a problem balancing myself. Lest my mom would get mad at them when I get hurt, they stopped. Haha!

But this time, I had to obey even at the expense of having bruises on my feet and ankles. Yeah! I got a few but they were worth the fun I've had and in fact, as of this time, I can already flawlessly ride a trolley! Wee! :)

Nothing is really ever achieved without going through a few bumps along the way, right?

We've been also going to a clubhouse near our house where you can swim all you want and dine in after at a cafe or a restaurant also within the establishment.  It also has a gym, massage chairs, a cozy lounge, tennis courts, a bowling center and other amenities. Some of them are limited to members only, though.

I'm no swimmer but I love being in the water. And the good thing about the clubhouse's pool is that it has a Jacuzzi area where you can just stay there and let the water massage you. Mom loves that area so much! :P  

Fish Spa

Another first! :P

I don't know what's gotten into my sister's mind that one summer Sunday and she asked me and my mom to go to this massage parlor offering fish spa service.  She said she's been wanting to try that for quite some time already and thought it was the perfect since we are here with her.

The experience was fun! We were like crazy individuals smiling at each other while tiny fishes tickle our feet. Homemade tea was also served while we enjoy soaking our feet on a tank filled with "doctor fishes" as they call them.

After the session, you'll actually notice that your skin has gotten thinner and smoother so I guess doctor fishes do their job well. :P