We went to the MANILA ZOO! (rolls in laughter)
Jher and I wanted to do something different so Sunday was supposed to be museum day, our itinerary being the National Museum and the Metropolitan Museum since, as dear blogfriend Dylan informed us that museums WORLDWIDE close on Mondays. Plus the fact that I have never EVER been to a museum. So off we went. The trip to the National Museum was interesting. Husband and I went to view all 12 featured exhibits. My most favorite was the Tabon cave discoveries which featured everything about burial rituals and the jars! I found it fascinating and honestly… (clears throat) sexy. I wanted to fool around with husband by the glass casing containing the manunggul (“death boat”) jar but there was a surveillance camera. Tsk! Hahahahaha! Nanghinayang???? Anyway, after a tiring visit, we went to the Metropolitan Museum only to find out that it’s CLOSED on Sundays. (glares at Dylan, Ayala Museum member and allegedly museum expert leche) I was mentally drafting a plan to murder Dylan because it was super extra hot that day when husband suggested that we go to the Manila Zoo instead. (jumps in glee)
My last Manila Zoo visit was when I was 4 years old. I even have my picture taken with the giraffe which is a requirement for Filipino children during those times. Yes. It is a mortal sin to leave the Manila Zoo without having your picture taken with your mom and/or your dad with the giraffe. So, imagine my excitement to experience Manila Zoo on a romantic level! (crickets chirp, some readers react: Romantic? Di ba mabaho dun?) Yes, romantic. Walang pakialamanan sa concept of romance. (irap)
Anyway, entrance fee is Php 40.00 and you get treated to reptiles, an old elephant (sadly smiles)…
…a very old orangutan playing with a plastic bag, monkeys chewing on plastic mineral water bottles, tigers that are not visible because they’re either sleeping in their lairs or they’re submerged in a pool, a hippopotamus who decided to stay underwater because it was hot, peacocks who have no more tail feathers, a lion and a giraffe which are absent because they already died. Sulit ang Php 40.00, di ba? Hehehehehe.
But our day at the zoo got better! (no sarcasm, dahlins. Hahahahaha!) Husband had the fabulous idea (he was on a roll, blogfriends. Imagine what he got in return…hahahahaha!)of going to this area in the Manila Zoo called the “Kinder Zoo” where they house the tamed animals (not to mention the more beautiful counterparts of those in the main zoo area). We paid Php 40.00 extra which included photo ops, a “tour guide” and petting the animals! (claps in glee) Like the tamed ostrich in the first picture. My golly he (or she?) was so heavy!
Jher with the bear cat. Husband is so handsome noh?
Me with Bodjie, the pot-bellied pig-slash-Swatch model. I got the feeling that he felt so at home with me…
Our pics with the regal peacock. Now, imagine the ones in the main zoo area, with erratic or no tail feathers. Yucky, di ba? Charing.
Our shot with the albino python. Look at husband happily strangling the poor snake. I, on the other hand, am fearing for my life! I scrambled out of my chair when that fcuking snake charmer (see the hand?) attempted to give me the snake. Ugh! (shudders) But I had to face my fear later…
I wore the snake around my neck. Move over Max Laurel! There is a new Zuma in town…and he is gay… (ang tumawa sa Max Laurel, ka-age group namin ni Jher. hahahahaha!)
Having fun with the baby crocodile. Was not afraid at all! I just said to myself…this is just a bag. (rolls in laughter) Further, I kept repeating to myself: “Lacoste, Lacoste, Lacoste…” (me covered in dirt from rolling in laughter)
Ah, yes. Finally…BIRDS. (laughs at the sexual undertone) I was laughing out loud taking Jher’s pic because of two reasons: first, the red birds almost vanished because it blended in with Jher’s pokpok red shirt and second, the cockatoo on his left shoulder was licking the sweat rolling down on his temples! Ginawang drinking fountain ang husband ko, pramis! (guffaws)
We went to the butterfly aviary before we decided to end our petting spree at the Kinder Zoo. But of course, after petting all the animals, I had to pet my husband…in the butterfly aviary. (rolls in laughter)
I officially declared April 15, 2007 as THE PERFECT DAY. It was the most wonderful and romantic date we have had so far. It’s up there in my list. I just love my husband… (fans eyes because tears are welling)
I bought a bubble maker for Php 10.00 and blew bubbles away to pay homage to an easy, laid-back Sunday afternoon…
I swear on my father’s grave…I did not color-coordinate! (rolls in laughter)
Happy 30th, my darling, my partner-in-crime, my best friend… (kisses)