Monday, June 11, 2012

Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure!

Last May 27, a day before my birthday, me and my ELF buddies had a trip in Subic - Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure!

I slept around 10 pm the night before and was awake a few minutes after 12mn! Excited Much! Anxious that I won't wake up in time, I didn't force myself to go back to bed! I met up with Stacy and then off we went to Cubao to see the rest of the gang!

We arrived just about in time but got a little lost looking for our meeting place (thanks to the misleading directions of the 2 men we asked). Good thing it's my birthday, otherwise they could have nagged us for being late, lol!

We rode a Nissan Urvan driven by Kuya Edgar! While in the van, I started making tuna sandwiches for snacks! When everyone got tired from eating and chatting around, they slept. But I stayed awake, I love to daydream while watching the road, haha! We arrived in Subic 2 hours later.

Ella, Rio, Me and Zaicy
Our first stop is in Zoobic Safari! They have this really nice back draft perfect for photo-ops! :)
Of course, since it's a zoo, we came across different animals in Bird Thrill, Zoobic Farm, Serpentarium and Croco Loco!

First time I saw an otter, white tigers and camels
I'm afraid of snakes and I don't like crocodiles neither!
Tram: The Official Ride Across Safari
Safari Souvenir Shop!
Official Models of Bone&Skin Museum! Kami na! haha!
The highlights of the Safari trip were the Animal Show and the Tiger Safari Ride! I had a special participation in the animal show (thanks to my ever dearest friends who "voluntold" me!) wherein I was forced to dance (in the tune of teach me how to dougie!) and got a kiss on the lips from the trained cockatoo!
Oh well, I'm happy to have the close encounter with the cockatoo and not with this huge snake!
The Tiger Safari Ride was awesome too! But actually, I felt a bit sad during the ride, my thoughts were.. are they starving the tigers so they would approach the ride and participate in the "eating show"? Yet it was still amazing to see those huge lovely creatures up close..
We had a quick lunch after the Safari Tour, then we went to our next destination: Ocean Adventure! We arrived around 2.30pm, we missed the first show already! :(
meet the fishes! haha..
So we started with the High Dive Show! Oh, I really loved it! It made me really envy to see how good swimmers they are!
One of the highlights was when one of the audience interrupted the show, saying that his brother can do better than one of the divers! When asked who his brother is, he pointed a man in the crowd who got really surprised! And then he started making jokes (apparently, he's part of the show!) and funny dives! Everyone loved him! He's Jun-jun!
Even 2yr-old Athena loved Jun-jun, she gave him a hug!  #touching
After Jun-jun's appearance, the show was a riot! The divers dressed up like clowns and everytime they hit the water, they intentionally splash water to the crowd using their feet! Everyone was ecstatic, but at the same time trying hard to protect themselves from getting wet! It was fun fun fun! The last 2 dives were shocking though! Bobby jumped from highest point of the plank, and then the other one (forgot his name) wore a black robe, lit himself in fire, waited a few secs before he dived! 
this really is high dive!

Next is the Dolphin Show! I love dolphins! If I own an ocean, I'd pet one, haha! They're very playful! The only thing is were quite far and I had problems seeing those cute dolphins!

Lastly, the Sea Lion Show! Before the show started, a staff approached me and asked if I want to be their lucky guest who gets a chance to go up the stage and get a kiss from the sea lion! Thinking it would be a cute baby sea lion, I agreed! Only to find out it would be the huge, heavily whiskered, big toothed sea lion! I was so afraid that he'd bite me! But surprisingly, his kiss was just.. cold. Not slimy nor gross. The staff asked me if the sea lion's kiss was better than my partner's?! When I said that I don't have a partner, it seemed like he was making fun of me by sticking his tongue out! I was literally laughing my heart out!
Ako na, ako na ang masaya! Haha..
It was already 6pm when the shows ended! We had to go back to Manila. I guess everyone slept on the way home, it was a fun yet tiring day!


But wait, there's more! On the way home, we passed by The Gate, and I made a mistake when I said that I haven't been there and I want to try Pizza Volare, because my boyscout friend just made a u-turn in a flash and before I knew it, I was buying 2 large pizzas for the gang! Yeah, I've been robbed, lol! :)



*Special thanks to Rowie Agustin for most of the photos!

52 comments:

  1. ang saya ng bday lakwatsa ninyo.

    btw, i like snake and alligator but in bag or shoes form lang. :))

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    1. masaya at super kapagod... pero masaya talaga, haha!

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  2. haha i love this jo. so concerned about the tigers too. i hope they are not starved. praying that all the animals there are well taken care of.

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    1. Mas kalungkot yun dun sa Savannah, ewan ko, parang kawawa mga animals dun.. yun mga tigers mukha namang healthy so sana nga hindi sila ginugutom at matakaw lang talaga sila!

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  3. Ang payat! Bagay nga maging model sa Bone & Skin Museum.

    empi

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    1. Waaah! Sabi mo sexy, ngayon payat na lang?? huhuhu.. I know right, hahaha! baliw much!

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    2. singit ka sa usapan ng iba!! okay fine, ako payat, ikaw ng sexy, hmp!

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    3. hahaha. isipin mo na lang na payat means sexy. ganyan! hehehe

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    4. Che!! Magsama kayong 2 ni zaizai! hahaha..

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    1. Lucky me too, I got a hug from Jun-jun din, haha!

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  5. Swerte naman ng sea lion - naka-kiss! :)

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    1. Mas maswerte ang nakapkapan ng maraming beautiful girls!! :)

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  6. Love the dolphin show too there. Ang saya. Btw, I like your porma. :)

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    1. Porma likes you too, haha! Ang saya nga! Thanks sa pagdaan ng bongga!

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  7. I like this place. Have a great day!

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    1. Hello there! thanks for dropping by my blog! :)

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  8. What a fun and memorable celebration of your birthday. I can just feel the laughter of the gang:) Happy Birthday:)

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    1. Thanks Mamu Joy! If you'd watch my videos, you'll know how much the gang laughed! haha!

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  9. I find it quite funny na nakalimutan mong mention na asawa ko si junjun. hmp! But thank you so much for tagging me along marse, I really had fun at ang dami kong nakaing sandwich :)

    btw di pala ako bagay sa group na elf, giant kasi ako e :(

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    1. Well, just so you know, hindi kayo bagay ni Jun-jun! Dami mo nga nakain, kaw nakaubos ng 2 loaf ng tasty e, hahaha!

      You're part of ELF na kahit higantes festival ang peg mo! hahaha..

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  10. Aww, so sweet nang halik pa. I never been subic, maganda tingnan larawan mo dito... ingat :-)

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    1. First time ko sa Subic at super enjoy ako, you should try it too pag uwi mo sa Pinas! Ingat din lagi! :)

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  11. at talaga namang "may I participate twice" ang birthday gurl! kumusta mo na lang ako sa family ko dyan lol. wag lang dun sa huge snake - nginnnnnniiiigggg! :(

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    1. Haha, yun first participation ko ay unexpected! Yun sa pangalawa, nawili naman, haha..

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  12. naaliw ako talaga dun sa dalawang model ng Bone&Skin Museum. hihihi

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  13. it looks so fun! laki ng ahas! hindi ko carry yan!

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    1. Hindi ko rin kineri sis, ay nanginig ako nun makita ko yun snakes..ayun, nasira plano ko na magpa-picture with the snake, naunahan ng takot!

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  14. ito ang bday celebration mo teh db? i still wonder why u didnt drop by in the nearby camayan resort, sori naman ngengealam ako hehe :)

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    1. Ah, nadaanan namin yun, at marami nagsabi na maganda dun kaso hindi siya kasama sa itinerary ng tour namin (naka-package kasi yun), tas gahol na rin kami sa oras, masyado kami natagalan sa zoobic, dami tambay mode waiting for the tram! :)

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  15. I wanna visit this place before the year ends! Gusto ko makita yung sea lion at dolphin! ヅ


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    1. Hi, go ahead and visit Subci, masaya dyan, pwamis!

      Anyways, you were already added in my blog list, lahat naman ng nifofollow ko ay inaadd ko din, thanks! :)

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  16. Di namin napanood ang high dive show nung nag ocean adventure kami. Mukhang maganda pa namn lalo na yung nag aapoy! Nice stunt!

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    1. Masaya yun high dive show talaga! Yun sa apoy, seconds lang naman yun, then dive na, tapos na, hahaha.. :)

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  17. Hi there! Nice blog.
    I haven't been to Zoobic Safari. It's been a while since I visited Subic actually. Great photos! Looked like you had a blast.

    Rizza (beingwell)

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    1. Hi Rizza, thanks! I tried checking your site but I'm getting a pop-up window about spyware so I can't visit yours. :(

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  18. Saya naman ng pre-bday celeb! Napunta na ako ocean adventure, pero dumaan lang sandali kaya di na-enjoy, sana makabalik. :)

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    1. Dapat talaga bumalik, at sulitin ang adventure! Thanks sis!

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  19. wow ang saya naman ng experience n'yo dyan!! parang gusto ko din magpa-kiss sa dolphin! or magpa-kiss kay JUN-JUN!!!! wahahaha charot! :D

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    1. I prefer ang kiss kay Jun-jun, hahaha! Thanks!

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  20. wow. ang ganda ng experience ^_^

    following you here.

    http://rolynjane54.blogspot.com

    please follow back :)

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  21. congrats on your many close encounters. We've been here but puro watching from afar lang, scared ang mga kids to go near the animals :)

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    1. Masaya na makita sila ng malapitan! Thanks for dropping by again! :)

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