Sunday was tangled as I recall it following a conflict of schedule over the weekend. Let me recap the happenings, husband and I left the house passed 12 noon and drive towards San Antonio Village in Makati. The point of our visit, the thought of a Bulalo house sitting on that neighborhood has been haunting me for days now, so, I thought yesterday would be the feat of that craving. Since it was like a hole-in-the-wall kind of eatery, finding it wasn’t easy but since we’re both familiar with the area we found it after one wrong turn. 🙂 Because it was Sunday I thought the vibes outside is normal, husband said it’s closed. I didn’t believe easily so he had to check it absolutely, only to upset me once more. 😦 Okay, I’m sorry but I have to withhold the name of it first, I’ll save everything soon as I succeed next week. 😛
Even if we were both famished and disappointed we decided to drive in MOA for our late lunch. Besides, we need to check the travel fair at SMX.
Yes, we peep in at the 19th Travel Tour Expo 2012 with high hopes that we could score a discounted airfare for May or June.
Even though the event was on its last day, the crowd was unbearable. Well for me, it was because I hate long lines. We pass over PAL’s booth and went ahead to look for the budget airlines location. We first stopped at Cebu Pacific and found out that the promo they offer is very similar to the web promo I checked days ago. I don’t remember what the lowest offer of Zest Air was; certainly it wasn’t even good too.
We tried our luck in Airphil Express booth, at P488 only to any Visayas destination; I find it as the cheapest. But considering it’s a one way fare only, I had second thoughts and find it pricey considering its still exclusive of Government Taxes and Surcharges. You see, I’m getting four tickets this time, so, I really need a very good deal. Now, I regret not booking last two weeks ago when I chanced a web promo. It was only P3, 999.00 all in for four. Sigh!
I was tempted to book an international flight but I managed to control myself, this can wait until the next travel sale. 🙂
We left SMX feeling a little distress because that means I need to watch out web promos from time to time. Since, we’re already in MOA grounds; I asked husband if we could take a look around. We stopped by some shops, bought something for Bea and Ate Shen, we ate ice creams and we ride the Eye!
I dragged husband to ride this Ferris wheel in spite of his hesitation and alibis. Accounted as the tallest and biggest Ferris wheel in the Philippines, MOA Eye was constructed at San Miguel by the Bay. Although it opened a month ago, there are still plenty of people lining up to experience how it’s like 180ft above.
The ticket is P150, be sure to read the fun and safety rules before you consider riding the Eye. Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6-persons and minimum of 4-persons. And since we cannot meet the least number of passengers we joined in another couple.
All 36-gondolas has air-condition installed inside giving a cooler temperature. And the duration of the ride is estimated between 10-15 minutes only. I was expecting that it’s like EK’s Ferris wheel which goes around in several turns but it wasn’t. It’s just one complete turn so husband and I quickly took turns in shooting from end-to-end.
Proof that I’m not afraid of heights 😀
Pretending his not afraid, hehehe…
our shaky photo op
We even managed to have a couple photo even without the aid of our gondola-mates. Actually, we shy away of asking them to take our photo because they seem to be a very quite couple, which is very unlikely for their tender age. Kami pa ang nahiya, hehehe. 😀
I forgot to use my cam phone for the panoramic view but still fortunate to capture Manila Bay.
Probably I won’t give MOA Eye a second ride unless they extend the duration of the ride.
Btw, there are VIP gondolas (these are the tinted ones) which can be rented for a date or dinner. I didn’t bother to ask the rates. 😐
To others, the best view is at night because it’s lighted and would be the perfect spot to witness the fireworks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I don’t know but I still prefer riding it during daytime, so, I can see the 360 degree view of Metro Manila.
Dreaming of Singapore Flyer or the London Eye, experience the thrill with our very own MOA Eye.
No, I don’t want another kiddie ride ‘ney! 😀
Okay, after husband give in to my humming about the Ferris wheel ride, it’s time to feed him. 🙂 We tried to get a seat at a buffet resto in MOA however, we were listed #33! We left and decide to drive away, we found ourselves in Makati savoring the same flavors of seafood and meat!
To be continued…