Eco park revisited

We treat the kids for a late afternoon visit at the La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City last week. We weren’t able to enjoy the facilities like the Superferry Boating Lagoon and Pavilion as it was already closed when we arrived in the area so we content ourselves with leisurely walk at the Lopez Picnic Grounds and hiking at the Shell Flower Terraces.

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Picnic Grounds
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Picnic Huts
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My Family

Shell Flower Terraces
Shell Flower Terraces
Climbing the hill
Climbing the hill
Forest of varied trees
Forest of varied trees
View from the top
View from the top
Almost there
Almost there
Flower in bloom
Flower in bloom
My beloved kids
My beloved kids

We really had a grand time although we were just at the area for less than two hours.

I love the outdoors although it’s rare that we do this kind of activity in recent years. The last time that we were there was in 2006. We hope to go back and explore the whole place even if it means conditioning my knees and feet for strenuous walking. 😀

Swing to their hearts content
Swing to their hearts content

Outdoors like nature tripping is a good time for bonding with our families and friends. It is also good for our health and self-esteem.

Our best pose...with my honey
Our best pose…with my honey

An entry for Sassymom’s

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Earth Hour 2010

Let’s join the rest of the world in celebrating Earth Hour on March 27, 2010 between 8:30 – 9:30 PM.

The momentous event marks the switching off lights for one hour to drum up awareness on issues of climate change and global warming. Turning off lights is just a simple action that send powerful message on the need for climate change solutions.

Last year, Earth Hour has inspired one Billion people in 4100 cities and 88 countries to switch off. Over 10 Million Filipinos in 647 towns, cities and municipalities joined in – more than anywhere else on Earth. This year Earth Hour Philippines aims for the participation of over 15 Million Filipinos in over 1000 towns and cities nationwide. Globally, 807 cities, towns and cities in 82 countries across every continent have already signed up.

Check out Earth Hour Pilipinas for more information on the event.

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Our Ocean Adventure

As promised in my previous post, here’s one of two videos taken from our guided park tour inside the Ocean Adventure (Subic, Olongapo) as part of our school field trip last Feb. 4.

The show held at the Nautilus Theater, features Simba, the popular sea lion member of the Sea Lion Marine Patrol team that teaches kids and adults about the value of 3Rs – reuse, reduce and recycle.

Plastic containers thrown in the sea pollute the water and kill cute sea creatures like Simba.

We were amazed at how Simba was trained to perform such tricks to the audience delight and entertainment. With Simba is co-actor Kuya Randy (the big fellow). (Mauie, thanks)

Watch the video now. Pardon the poor quality of sound.