May 28, 2015

Dream Twister: A Heart-Pounding Ride

Rex and I got a chance to try this monster. While waiting for Banzai Restaurant to open, we heard a bunch of people screaming their hearts out. Out of curiosity, we checked out this ride, and gave it a try. This 20-meter high machine is no joke at all. Ha-ha! 

The Dream Twister is one of the rides and attractions in SM Mall of Asia theme park. This ride has three arms. Each arm has a total of eight seats where you will be locked by a safety harness…that doesn’t feel like safe at all. Ha-ha! With that dizzying 360 degree spins for about 2 minutes, Rex and I both felt like we were going to slip off, or fly right out of our seats and fall to death. Like seriously!

It was a good-scary experience for me. I was shaking, screaming and almost crying, but overall, it was fun. For only Php100, this ride is definitely a good screaming machine. 

May 10, 2015

Banzai: Authentic Japanese Buffet at SM Mall of Asia

I have been eyeing Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater for months now - I have read rave reviews about the place, and there’s no argument how much I love Japanese food. The picture above speaks for itself, it shows the amount of food I had yesterday. Imagine a 5 feet tall tiny woman eating like a 350 pound sumo wrestler. Ha-ha! But you really can’t blame me, I am a hardcore Japanese food lover, and the food at Banzai was really good, plus it's "all-you-can-eat". 

Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater is conveniently situated in SM Mall of Asia Complex; it is right next to La Fiesta Buffet Restaurant. The place has a floor area of 1,200 square meters and can accommodate up to 300 customers. It's actually pretty spacious, with lots of tables and over 10 food stations. 

The ambiance is good. The restaurant is styled in the usual Japanese fashion; wood tables, imported furniture and lantern light fittings that somehow make you feel like you are truly in Japan. They also do have a Trick Gallery which I love by the way. 

May 4, 2015

Manila Ocean Park: Quick Visit

With an area of 8000 square meters, Manila Ocean Park is Philippines first world-class marine theme park and a premiere educational facility. It is conveniently located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal Park (Luneta Park) in Manila. They are open from Mondays to Fridays (10:00am to 9:00pm), Saturdays and Sundays (9:00am to 9:00pm), and their rates ranges from Php150 to over a thousand depending on the activity or package you'll get. We got our all-in ticket for only Php500; I was told that the regular price for that was Php900. We got it from Robert’s sister at discounted price.

Manila Ocean Park offers a number of attractions, close encounters and shows. It was too crowded when we were there. Robert’s sister’s company had an event that day, so after seeing two attractions, we decided to just go home. We will surely go back though to use the remaining tickets we have. For now, let me share with you our exhausting but fun experience at Manila Ocean Park.

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