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Showing posts with label Zoo. Show all posts

Philadelphia Zoo!

F.B. and I headed to the Philadelphia Zoo today. It was 93 degrees out! (Too hot!) We spent around 2 hours there, it's a huge zoo. We wanted to go on the hot air balloon but it wasn't running today. :-(

Here are pictures and video from our day:

Zoo Loot, lol!

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Ark Avilon Zoo- Philippines

F.B. and I went to the Ark Avilon Zoo this evening. It's shaped like a giant "Noah's Ark". We tried to go on Wednesday but it was really crowded with lots of school children on field trips. So we went after church tonight around 7pm (near closing time) so it was nice and quiet and we pretty much had the zoo to ourselves. This zoo was much better than the Manila zoo. The animals look better cared for and were friendly.

We saw a lot of big cats, though the lions, leopards & jaguars were pretty sleepy. The tigers were really active. I got a video of one of the tigers stalking and slapping the other one. They were really playing around and chasing each other!

I’ll have to upload all of the videos I’ve been taking this trip to photobucket or youtube when I go home. F.B. just has dial up internet at his house so it's impossible to upload videos. It takes awhile to upload the photos.

Here are some pictures from the zoo:

The donkey loved me. He either wanted me to pet him or give him a treat, but I didn’t know if he’d bite.

Lot’s of different birds. (Even saw some turkeys, they should be very thankful there's no thanksgiving in the Philippines!)

Some fish:

I was really excited the zoo had rats & mice! I’ve never heard of Siberian Husky Rats. They were really cute though.

The mice were little hams. I have a video of them standing up and sniffing the glass. They seemed extra friendly. Usually mice are pretty hyper!

I was even more excited because they had 2 rat statues up front!

There was also this funny little petting & feeding area. They had rabbits, guinea pigs & chickens all together in the same pen! They were even getting along, just hanging out with each other! So crazy, never seen anything like that before, I got video of that too.

F.B. & I at the zoo:

Afterwards F.B. & I went to the supermarket and then we had dinner at Chow King (and of course Starbucks afterwards, we're addicted!) Next week we are going out for my “Thanksgiving”, and probably seeing a movie too.

Manila Zoo

F.B. & I went to the Manila Zoo today. It cost about 40 peso’s each. (Less than a dollar). It’s a small zoo and was just okay. F.B. said for the price, you get what you pay for.

Here are some of the pictures I took today:

I loved this exhibit the best! There were stray kitty cats hanging out in the ostrich exhibit!

I call this one dinosaur bird! He’s cool!

These were stuffed or taxidermy animals?

I especially love the zombie one:

Love this sign!

After the zoo F.B. & I went to Mall of Asia again. We’ve hung out there a lot lately. I keep going on “shopping sprees” there. I love Watson’s drugstore. I got a pretty blue umbrella with white hearts on it. Then went to the supermarket for a “Sarah” shopping spree. I was excited they have rice krispie cereal. (I wanted Raisin Bran too, but they didn’t have it at that particular supermarket.) So we picked up some rice krispies and some milk.

I guess people don’t drink milk in the Philippines as much as people do in the United States. I didn’t see any gallon milks around there, haha! I did notice they have a lot of milk in boxes on shelves? Condensed? Not quite sure. I’m happy they had fat free milk though! Whoo hoo! We also got some pretzels. It seems the only brand I can find is Rold Gold’s though and they were in the cracker aisle! I miss my Snyder’s.

Oh, another thing I noticed in the supermarkets here. They don’t keep the eggs in a cold section? They just have them on their own little un-refrigerated carts. Well, I haven’t died yet eating scrambled eggs, fried eggs, salted eggs, etc and I’m still alive! Heehee!

We had Wendy’s for lunch. My burger was normal sized. F.B. had the triple burger. Again, just too small for him. Haha!

We went to the 3D IMAX theater and saw ‘Sea Monster’s’. I liked it better than the other IMAX movie we saw back in January about T-Rex. We had Starbucks after the IMAX movie and we checked out the internet café again. They have DSL… nice for checking up on blog & forum stuff.

After Starbucks:

Oh! I found the perfect shirt for F.B. at SM department store!

Random Sign:

Oooh! At Mall of Asia they have this neat thing in the parking garage now. There are sensors over each parking spot and when you pull into one the light above turn’s red when occupied and green when vacant. Pretty neat, then you don’t have to keep driving in circles looking for a parking spot.

Tomorrow we are going out to lunch with F.B.’s Mom, and we might go to Tagaytay next week.

P.S. The other day when F.B. & I were at the supermarket we saw Spongebob PEZ dispensers. F’s never had PEZ, so I bought one (at age 26, haha!) Here’s F.B.’s first experience with PEZ!

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