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Weekend Food Choices Week 17: Our Marine Field Trip

We were invited by hubby’s childhood friend JT to a mini field trip at the Manila Ocean Park.

Hubby and i have always been curious to see Manila Bay’s oceanarium since its soft opening last year and have only held off visiting because of mixed reviews.

When we entered the grounds behind Manila Grandstand, i couldn’t help but be a little disheartened at the sight that welcomed us. Confusing signages, dirt road parking that set off dust clouds when vehicles run past, and a big non functioning fountain that served as a rotunda at the entrance to the oceanarium. None of what i saw sparked any sense of excitement to what lie ahead. And as if that wasn’t enough, i was aghast that the path that lead to the entrance of the building that housed the oceanarium was lined with kiosks selling odds and ends not at all related to the park’s theme (take note: palamig, wooden furniture, RTW, etc). This made me feel i was entering a flea market more than a state of the art ocean park.

It was just so sad and i couldn’t help but wonder if the exhibit inside was as despondent as the sight what welcomed us into the park. What were they thinking?!

Hubby and i decided that we would eat lunch before viewing the exhibit. This was our chance to taste the food at Makansutra, located at the second floor of the MOP complex.

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September 22, 2009 Posted by | Gastronomic experience, Meandering, Weekend Food Choices | , | 7 Comments