Sunday, February 28, 2010

MSS Field Trip

Last February 20, Bela together with the other MSS students had a time of their life during their culminating activity for February, which is their Field Trip.

The call time was 7:30 AM. Bela must be so excited because we did not have a hard time waking her up. As soon as she opened her eyes, she quickly asked us if we can give her a bath because we will be going to Ocean Park with her classmates and teachers.

My dad drove us to school as we will all be taking the bus to reach all the three destinations listed in their itinerary. We were just in time because the bus left as soon as we are settled in our seats.

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Our first destination was the DollJoy Museum in Pasig. It is a workshop and a doll museum in one. They did the tour simultaneously – the students inside bus number 1 will have their time inside the museum first and when they are finish, that is the only time that students from bus number 2 can enter. Since we are bus number 5, we are the last one to enter the museum and it is already almost 9:30 AM when we are finally done with our tour. We were informed that the mermaid show at Manila Ocean Park will start at exactly 10:30 AM so we have to hurry. We were not able to check out the souvenir store as they were telling us to hurry up so our bus can leave and make it to the 10:30 AM Mermaid Show.
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We were really not lucky as our bus driver doesn’t know his way around and he was even rude and is shouting constantly at Bela’s teachers. When we reached Ocean Park, the Green Cocoon had a group shot outside as we thought that we did not make it to the Mermaid Show. But I think the show started a little late as we were able to catch at least half of the show.

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After watching the show, we were given 1.5 hours to explore the Oceanarium. Of course Bela went crazy checking the fishes and the other sea creatures. We still have 45 minutes when we’re done with the Oceanarium so we decided to go the second floor to try the Glass Bottom Boat ride. This is one of Bela’s favorites. Then we went to the souvenir shop for some souvenir shopping for Bela.

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We had lunch after and we went to CCP Complex, at the office of RealShip Corporation for our yacht ride. It was a 45 minutes cruise along Manila Bay and it is the best way to end the day.

Bela really had a wonderful time and Howell and I did too even if we were really so dead tired after that long day.
You can view more pictures here.