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Experience Manila – Makati

By tina - tOonZone, October 20, 2011

Erik has been few times went to Manila for business trip. This time around he's extending his business trip and accompany me to experience Manila and Makati.

I'm flying Thursday evening to Manila and then go straight to Makati, put my luggage to the hotel and we walk to greenbelt. Before having dinner at MY THAI, we buy the movie ticket "Real Steel".

On Friday, we had lunch at Bacolod Chicken INASAL :) then Erik continue with his work while I'm spending time shopping XP
After tired walking around, I made a stop at Chapel which placed in the middle of 5 malls. I kneel down and pray yet hearing the sound of music from the mall, interesting.. I wonder how all the people could really concentrate on their prayer. HAHAHAHA.

Closing the day, we are meeting one of my buddies from Junior High School. Her name is Friska, she stays in Manila and work as a doctor here. We are having 2 crabs, sinagag (love it very much) and kangkong at The Red Crab :p

On Saturday, we are having our own mini tour to Manila City.

  • Start from Manila Cathedral, this church is really interesting because the building has been destroyed by typhoons or earthquake many times. There's a replica of Pieta and St Peter holding the key which is very similar with the one we saw at Vatican.
  • Walking thru the street, we found San Agustin Church but sadly we cannot go in to the church because there was a wedding ceremony inside.
  • Another church found : Lourdes Church and Convent
  • Continue walking around Intramuros area and then back to Makati to have dinner at Max's

After dinner we buy some snacks from Manila for our friend in Singapore, and not forgetting KFC Family Pack Promotion. There's a SPONGEBOB bucket and cups, MUWAHAHAHA.. for our supper :p which is in the end we cannot finish it all. Too much!!

Come to the last day of my trip to Manila & Makati, we go to the FEAST @ PICC Manila. I was really wishing to hear Bo Sanchez's sermon but on today the speaker is not brother Bo and most of the FEAST was held in Tagalog. Feeling lost. So we decided to leave the place after the mass was ended :) going back to hotel, having lunch at the hotel and go straight to the Airport.

It was so interesting journey to Manila and Makati City :)

Few things that's very interesting are: you can easily found churches everywhere (even in the mids of malls) ; most of taxi driver has rosary on their dashboard ; taxi fare is quite cheap ; FOOD very delicious but oily HAHA..

See you next time, Manila and Makati...

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