DAY 1 – Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
Or rather, Night 1. The supposed main highlight of our trip was to watch the Cinderella play at Resorts World Manila which happened to be just close by. Mom had hired a van to take us around the entire trip. So, we immediately proceeded to Resorts World to take the chance of buying tickets for the show. Just in the knick of time, we scored tickets for 7:30 p.m. We only had half an hour to eat so we didn’t have any other choice but to grab a quick bite at McDonald’s which was already swarmed itself. You'd know that would've been one of the places I'd avoid in Manila if it were my choice. You get me. ;)
The theater was pretty huge and very comfy as well – plush, lazyboy-type seats, ample air conditioning, great sound system quality, and not to mention the bold, illuminated design of the walls on the sides. The production set was what impressed me most. It would magically transform from one set to another with just a quick swivel. Picture-taking is not allowed during the play though so I can’t show you how beautiful the set was.
Resorts World was a luxurious place and definitely one too luxurious for me so I didn’t get to enjoy it much. I wasn’t even able to take much photos because we were rushing to go home right after the show.
Day 2 – Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
Having arrived in the evening, I was also excited to see what Manila was like in broad daylight, how much has changed since I’ve last been there.
The first itinerary of the day was to go to The Fort at BGC (Bonifacio Global City) in Taguig for The Mind Museum. I’ve read about the Mind Museum on mustachioventures.blogspot.com and it was definitely on my bucket list since then. It was exciting to experience a modern and interactive museum right in our own country. It was even cooler to find some of the things I read on Mustachio’s blog come to life, especially the resident scientists roaming on Segways and the Science Park.