Monthly Archives: August 2014

Don’t You Think It Is Cool To Go To The Zoo?

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face-to-face with one of the famous attractions at the zoo

The zoo is one of the coolest place to bring the children and the family, in my opinion. It is no wonder why I make it an effort to bring the little man to one whenever we get the chance. On his 2nd birthday, we brought him to Zoobic Safari so he can see and marvel at the many amazing animals found there. It was one of the best trips he enjoyed and went on and on about the animals of different kinds that we saw during our visit. The smile of satisfaction on his face that day was enough to compensate the aching muscles and the trouble we had to go through to get to Subic, not to mention his tale of recollection of our visit many years after we’ve been there!

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okay baby, where do we go next? ^_^

In this day when everyone is occupied with their gadgets and social media accounts, and would rather opt to stay lying in the couch all day in front of the telly or tinkering with their smartphones or tablets and other gadgets, it is a must that we make an effort to expose our children to nature to appreciate and enjoy it more and to bring them to the zoo when we can so they can have more time to commune with creatures they would otherwise not encounter in their lives. It is good that most zoos now are repackaging their attractions and turning them into theme parks and one-stop outdoor destination for the whole family.

One of the companies that have been successful into turning their zoo attractions to places where children can have once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like petting a tiger or feeding farm animals and meeting face-to-face with exotic birds and animals, as well as give them hours and hours of outdoor fun, is the Zoomanity Group. They have numerous attractions in various locations in the country that families can go to during long weekends, holidays or during special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

The Zoomanity Group

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The Zoomanity Group envisions their zoos to be the best animal theme park in the country and create the happiest places that combines visitor entertainment and amusement with education, preservation and animal welfare. Read more »

A Postcard From Starring You

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This Hongkong Postcard is the 3rd card I got from Starring You, if my memory will serve me right. It is always a joy to receive a postcard in the mail, especially if it is a surprise! For those who are in the know, Starring You is a Facebook Page that aims to spread postcrossing everywhere and sends a free postcard to anyone who messaged them with their mailing details. Isn’t this a cool idea to spread postcrossing to the world and to think that they even do this free of charge!

Here is a brief description about Starring You I’ve chanced upon on their Fan Page:

Nowadays we receive electronic messages via Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, MSN and many other online media. Did we forget how it was to receive something tangible from the mailman? A card or a letter from another city, country or perhaps even from another continent. We’ll write you a personal message from one of the wonderful places we’ll visit and this message will travel all the way to your home. 

Our mission is to share as many beautiful places as possible with everybody who’s interested. Not everybody has the time, the means or the opportunity to travel, but via Starring You we hope to take you all with us around the world!

Sometimes we will also surprise you by sending you the banknotes or coins that we’ve got left from the countries that we’ve visited!

The service is completely for free, because of our donors. After receiving your first handwritten mail you can decide to donate, but that’s completely on voluntary basis. Sometimes we do something special for our donors. For example, the postcards from Malawi and Zambia were exclusively for the people who help us financially. For support via PayPal you can use this address: starringyou@outlook.com. If you have any questions about supporting Starring You, just write us a message for more information.

Our team consists out of Michael, a former student from The Netherlands, and some people who help him to keep everything running smoothly.

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Starring You have been in so many different countries, including Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and a bunch of others. In August, they visited Hong Kong, Macau, The Netherlands and Belgium. I think they also went to Japan. Some wonderful time they sure are having exploring and traveling the world, right? I won’t mind doing the same, if given the chance!

Big shout outs to Starring You for taking the time to write out this card for me in between their trips. I particularly love receiving their surprise cards because of the many stars they lovingly wrote at the back. How many do you think these are?

Anyway, I will find time to look for the other cards Starring You sent me this weekend so that I might share them here, too. Do stay tuned for that and a lovely weekend to all!

The Curtain Rises for The Theatre at Solaire

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Solaire Resort and Casino announces the opening of THE THEATRE at Solaire this November; a new state-of-the-art, certified lyric theatre in the heart of Entertainment City. This majestic performance venue boasts of an astronomical line-up of performance artists and events; both local and international, in the months to come.

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THE THEATRE at Solaire opens its doors for the holidays with the first International Broadway show CHICAGO from December 2 to 21, 2014. This spectacular opening and amazing entertainment line-up for The Theatre signifies the continuance of Solaire’s contribution to the flourishing arts and performance scene in the Entertainment City.

For more details, do visit the following Solaire Resort Pages:

  • Website: http://solaireresort.com
  • Instagram and Twitter: @SolaireResort
  • Use and search for this hashtag: #SolaireChicago