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One Afternoon In Manila: Luneta and the Luneta Japanese Garden Stop

One Afternoon In Manila: Binondo Stop

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Friends asked, “Do you want to go with us in Manila?”, come to think about it, I never really have roamed Manila ever since… forever! Goodness! So today, I present to you my experience and I call it…

"One Afternoon in Manila"

Our Wonderful GPS: My wife, Shiena.
Trip Buddies: Owha, Dennis, Edric
Guest Star: Perry

Photos: all owned by me unless otherwise stated

We had our first stop down at 7-11, Hermosa St. Tondo, Manila.. for food and drinks and one of my friends had to pass his resume to some company not far from there.

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A scene in Hermosa St., Tondo, Manila

We took the road to Quiapo and before we knew it were now at PLAZA CALDERON DE LA BARCA in Binondo or most commonly known as PLAZA LORENZO RUIZ.

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A fountain architecture in Plaza Lorenzo Ruiz

After a business there with one of my friends we had to stop at MINOR BASILICA & NATIONAL SHRINE of SAN LORENZO RUIZ or commonly BINONDO CHURCH. They say all first time visitors should knock on its door 3x and then you can make a wish.. apparently there’re 2 of us.

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The next part is to to experience an exotic food,.. the frog legs. I know it may not be that exotic but it’s my first time to eat anything out of the ordinary. So, what the hell we’re here anyway.. let’s get it on!

We made it in a canteen by Ongpin North Bridge, and took on Frog Legs in Salt&Pepper and Beef Broccoli. The food was superb however the water tastes funny so order up soda instead! ;)

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Courtesy to: LGA Fastfood (624-4208)

After a quick meal, we agreed to meet with one of our friend and decided to take a last stop at the Luneta Park. Besides, one of my dream is to see the Zero KM myself. And now I can sleep. ^_^

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The Luneta Park and The Zero Kilometer Point.

We strolled around a bit and entered this Japanese Garden with a fee of P10.00. It’s a sanctuary.. very calm and peaceful site.

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I wanted to visit every Garden there is in there.. The Chinese Garden and the historical site where Dr. Jose P Rizal was actually shot but the weather is a bit bad and we’re hearing thunders and felt some raindrops. So we just headed home and besides with the heat of the sun and all those walks, we are definitely punched.

mother and daughter.

mother and daughter.

sanctuarium, araneta ave.

sanctuarium, araneta ave.

patiently waiting.

patiently waiting.

postcard peg. :)

postcard peg. :)

I bet you’re not claustrophobic!

I bet you’re not claustrophobic!

mpdrolet:

Lovers at the movies, c. 1940
Weegee

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mpdrolet:

Lovers at the movies, c. 1940

Weegee

awesome-

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TEXT-BASED RPGs, VISUAL NOVELs AND ADVENTURE BOARD GAMEs


Okay this is very interesting. Ever wondered how you like to play a game and be the one who dictates the ending and not the programmer or the game master? 

It has intrigued me after seeing The Big Bang Theory: The Santa Simulation episode.. How I wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons and simulate the game based on what I decide! And then it hits me.. It is likely the same as a Text-based RPGs and Visual Novels I have been around way back then.. But wait.. what are these basically?

These games and alike have multiple storylines and many endings; the gameplay mechanic in these cases typically consists of intermittent multiple-choice decision points, where the player selects a direction in which to take the game. This style of gameplay has been compared to the Choose Your Own Adventure books. Most, however, strive for a higher level of plot and character depth than the aforementioned series of interactive.

I attempted to lure my friends on playing the D&D board game however one, we don’t have such game material. Two, they are indulged in playing Magic: The Gathering Cards.. which I find is “complicated”. Hence, since I can’t grasp the idea of Magic and oh yeah, I downloaded D&D Tactics from PSP… and it’s hell. So, I thought why not go easy on myself and play text-based RPGs and some visual novels!

It worked and I’m enjoying! If you haven’t played this kind of games I highly suggest you try!

I’m going to give some links for you guys to learn about these stuff here… 

http://www.alteredgamer.com/pc-gaming/36856-the-classics-text-based-rpgs/

Just so you know, if you’re really a reader and wanted a taste of adventure.. these type of games are exactly for you guys..

By the way right now, I’m playing “The Warlock of Firetop Mountain” for PSP, and “Wizard’s Choice: Series 1” for Android.