Monday, August 29, 2005

roam if you want to...

it was another day of road trippin' for me!

yesterday, i was with ricababes and tinatuna (who just came from the US of A. welcome home!).
we had a full day ahead of us so we started early...

Adventures of the Zoo-per Friends!

it was tinatuna's request to go to Avilon Zoo. it was my 3rd time (can you believe it???) and ricababes' 2nd. but since we haven't seen her for a while, we gladly obliged (lakas ni tina sa min e! :p).

we've been praying for good weather that day and it looked like our prayers were answered! in fact, i think we prayed too hard because it was scorching hot when we had our zoo tour (yeah, we asked for it. hehe.)

speaking of tours, we took the 9 am schedule so we'd still have a lot of time to kill afterwards. rica and i weren't that concerned with the tour since we were old timers. we weren't prepared, though, when the guide decided to use a different route and led us to the last part of the tour. hm, interesting.

anyways, i didn't take too many shots since i was satisfied with the ones i had during my prior visits. that and the fact that i ran out of batteries (hahaha!). i couldn't believe i had the brain to bring an extra memory card and yet forget to charge my spare batteries. was i that wasted last saturday??? (hm, yeah i think i was...) oh well.

as expected, the zoo had a shop that sells batteries and films. although i knew the price was about 2x more expensive than those i could buy in the mall, i still bought the AA batts. sucker. ^_^ my justification was, i might not forgive myself if i ever encounter a "photographic moment" and not be able to use my camera. tsk, tsk, tsk...

i'm glad i did it because i was able to get a lot of stolen shots here and there....

like i said, ricababes. thanks for always being a cooperative guinea pig, er, subject. oh, and i have a new victim, um, subject...thanks, tinatuna! hehe.

we were disappointed that we didn't get enough quality time with the infamous Big Bird and his feathered friends. Big Bird was still as sleepy as ever...

i had a little fun with Mo (for mohawk. haha. i don't know his real name)...

he was giving me a lot of attitude so i just couldnt' help it.

since we started the tour early, we were able to leave the zoo before lunch and headed for...

Market! Market!

it was the first time for both tinatuna and ricababes, so i suggested we have lunch there. i heard about a certain stall that has the best bbq in town and even if i couldn't remember the name, it was pretty obvious just by the number of people lining up for it. Ineng's barbeque!

and was it yummy!! they have the leanest meat in a bbq stick i have ever seen and tasted. one stick was actually a bit filling already. we ordered two sticks each...hey, we were hungry!! plus two orders of kilawin. :)

you'd think we were full already but with girls, there's always room for dessert!! hahaha! double scoop ice cream on a waffle cone, please!! i just luuuuuuve FIC (Fruits in Ice Cream). they have the most amazing flavors, especially the fruity ones. they even have kalamansi, durian, leche flan, avocado (which actually reminds me of the frozen avocado dessert my mom used to make), tsokonut, raspberry, capuccino, and more flavors that i can't recall but all look yummy.

i tried the green tea and cafe latte (no sugar!) combination. mm-mm-mm.

after a few minutes of strolling around the mall and stopping to look at tinatuna's photo collection, we headed for our next stop....

Cruisin' Down the Bay


it was the first time tina saw the already developed Baywalk and she was excited to catch the sunset.

unfortunately, the sunset itself was not that spectacular because of a huge bunch of clouds covering it but we still had a great time walking around, talking about nonsense stuff (oops, sorry :p), trying to take stolen shots of one another (yeah, revenge is sweet),
and, surprise surprise, snacking at Figaro's. i must have gained 10 pounds yesterday. ^_^

before we went home, we were able to catch Megan Aguilar in one of the live shows. of course, you had to actually dine in at that particular resto but we couldn't help but sit down for a couple of songs. before the waiter was about to approach us with two glasses of water (was that for us, even??), we casually stood up and left.

the sun had set, our tummies were filled, and our senses were stimulated.

what a
day! after my horrendous week, it was exactly what i needed :)

sa uulitin, girls!

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