March 16, 2018

Children: Responsibility, Independence, Dream

Quotes, life, reflection

Quotes, life, reflection

Captured in Ocean Adventure, SBMA

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March 14, 2018

"Pandas" on IMAX®

Pandas are beloved in every culture and inspire a frenzy of adoration around the world. They are slightly clumsy, charming, and adorable.

Help us to celebrate these cherished animals and raise awareness for the conservation efforts being taken to keep the wild panda population thriving.  

Please join IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures in celebrating International Panda Day on Friday, March 16, in honor of the opening of the upcoming documentary adventure, “Pandas.”

Pandas, panda, IMAX, #IMAXPandas

“Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family narrated by  Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” TV’s “The Good Place”).

At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are taking the captive breeding program to the next level and preparing captive-born cubs for the wild.  This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire.  What starts as a cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for one special panda named Qian Qian. The film, captured with IMAX® cameras, follows Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure into the mountains of Sichuan as she experiences nature for the first time and discovers her wild side. 

IMAX Entertainment presents, in association with IMAX Documentary Films Capital, Jin Yi Culture Investment (HK) and Panda Productions, “Pandas.”  This film, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX, will be released in select IMAX® and IMAX® 3D theatres starting April 6, 2018.  The film is rated G.

You can check the two-minute trailer at  HERE.
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January 19, 2018

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 3): Sky Ranch Tagaytay

After the breezy stop at Tagaytay Highlands, we headed to Sky Ranch Tagaytay, a 5-hectare adventure park owned by SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

First ride we had is the train that tours around the entire place. This helps in familiarizing with the place and let you decide what ride to try.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay

I am afraid of heights but tried to conquer it again by riding the Sky Eye.

Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Sky Eye
Sky Eye
The Sky Eye is one of the biggest Ferris Wheel in the country. It lifts you 63 meters above the ground giving you a great view of Tagaytay, Taal Volcano and Lake, and the provinces nearby. The Sky Eye has 32 gondolas that took a full round for 10 minutes.

Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Sky Eye

After the Sky Eye, we took relax at the Grand Carousel
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Grand Carousel

This 2-storey Grand Carousel consist of 24 horses and 4 sleighs strategically located to get a 360-degree view of the entire Sky Ranch.

After the Grand Carousel, my interest was caught by another extreme ride, the Drop Tower.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

The Drop Tower is an extreme ride that lifts the passenger to the top of a vertical structure and bounces up and down. The 12 seats make a 360 rotation to give a perfect views of Taal Lake.

The ride was extreme. I was shouting to stop the ride as it falls freely and suddenly stop at the middle. Buti na lang ung rotation mode ay hindi pinagana during that time.
Tagaytay Sky Ranch, Sky Ranch, Tagaytay, Drop Tower

After these rides, the rain falls. So we decided to take a rest and wait for the rain to stop. Unfortunately, the rain continues which made us decide to take our dinner and go back to the bus.

There are other rides at Sky Ranch but due to bad weather and for safety, it was not open to tourist.

By the way, before I forgot, here is a human robot mannequin that moves when you put money on the box in front of him.

These ends the 2017 Matthew's Educational Trip. I am looking forward for the next year's trip.

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December 22, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 2): Tagaytay Highlands

After having a short stop at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, the next destination is at Tagaytay Highlands.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Along the way, the weather suddenly shifted and began to rain.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

We had a short snack at Summer Garden located in Highlands China Palace. Also, I framed some view in the area. Check other photos below.

Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

After the meal, we had another short stop at the Animal Farm located also in the area. Animal Farm is a "petting zoo and home to miniature animals from different parts of the world."

The track in the area is easy to follow that you can roam around even no tour guide assists.

There is a llama as soon as you enter the park.
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Matthew is afraid of touching animals. But look at him with the bunnies, are they having a secret conversation?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

There are also aquatic animals in the area.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Meet Chino the Orangutan. He seems to behave but beware, he is just preparing to spit you. Silly one, right?
Tagaytay Highlands,Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

There are also other animals in the park. Tiger, native pigs, snakes, guinea pigs, peacock, ducks, and civet cat are just a few of them.

Here are other views I framed during our stay at Highlands China Palace.

Can you spot the bird?
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

I think this one is the lodge and spa. View taken from the Highlands China Palace.
Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Tagaytay Highlands, Highlands China Palace, Animal Farm

Next post is our experience at Tagaytay Sky Ranch.

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December 12, 2017

Matthew's Educational Trip 2017 (Part 1): Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Matthew had their school field trip last month. This time, the trip headed south. Mommy and I joined him.

We departed the school vicinity at around 6 in the morning. With the traffic in the Metro, we arrived our first stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna at around 10 in the morning.

Good weather welcomes us at our first stop – Nuvali. 

"NUVALI is the country’s first and largest eco-city development, built on the principles of sustainable design. A project of Ayala Land, NUVALI is a 2,290-hectare mixed-use development that straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba in Laguna." (

I know that there are lots of nice spots in the place like the Magical Filed of Lights, Bike Trails, and residential places, we did not explore the entire. Instead, we just had a short visit to the lake and fed the Koi fishes.

This particular place is good relaxing venue while watching the fishes swarm for the food as you drop into the water. The food bought from them at 15 pesos per pack are the only allowed to be fed.

A short trivia: The lake collects rainwater which can be used for landscaping, irrigation and even firefighting.

 Here are the fishes!

That was our short trip to Nulavi.

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