Check out what is showing at Gateway Cineplex 10 and really, really relax and see a movie!
For about 7USD, enjoy a movie on the big screen while sitting on a reclining La-Z-Boy and munching on and gulping complimentary popcorn and soda.
The cinema only has 40 seats so you have to call to make sure you can get in your preferred showtime.
I was able to watch a musical (April 2006) called Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah in PETA Theater. Here is a picture of me with Wilma, one of the anti-heroines and an international model in real life.
The theater is small and can accommodate around 150 people.
go biking, hiking, fishing, picnic, boating, swimming, etc. You can pitch a tent or just bring a mat and find a shady area to stay in. We were there late so we weren't able to choose a nice spot. the park opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm. It's better to be there by 8.
The entrance fee is 50 pesos per person while the entrance to the swimming pool area regardless of whether you swim or not is an addiitional 80 pesos per person.
Located in the roundabout of Tomas Morato and Timog, night owls can choose from a wide array of restaurants. Vegetarian meals and Vietnamese noodles (Pho Hoa), pizza and calzone (Don Henrico's, Shakey, California Pizza Kitchen), dimsum (Wan Chai), crabs (Red Crabs), latte (Starbucks), steak (Mario's, Melo's), paella, hamburger etc.
Get into the groove at Ratsky's, Virgin Cafe and other acoustic bars along that strip.
Araneta Coliseum (a.k.a. Big Dome) is a venue for musical concerts, basketball playoffs, international beauty pageants, and religious meetings. It has a 20,000 seating capacity and has been newly-renovated to include several restaurants and coffee shops all catering to international palate (Singaporean, Japanese, Italian, Chinese to name a few). The Coliseum is also attached to a 4-storey mall and cineplex called Gateway.
Once you enter the Dome, take note of the standing billboards that show the many events that took place here. It's like a walk down memory lane, from the mid 60s up to the present time.
Back in my gradeschool years, we use to watch Holiday on Ice and Circus shows here.
The Lantern Parade is the last university activity for the year. It's usually held on the Thursday of the second week of December. Different University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) units create lanterns with certain themes. They compete for the grand prize. They also parade around the academic oval to showcase their ingenious lanterns.
More pictures here.
At the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife at weekends, the Malagos Garden's Interactive Bird Show from Davao City runs throughout Dec. to Jan. And back again in the summer months of March to June. The show features trained birds, mostly pet birds turned over to the Malagos Foundation, the NGO show operator. The show is generally entertaining but with a great emphasis of environment awareness and preservation all throughout the show.
My kids loved the ostriches, parrots, cuckatoos, hornbills and the eagles!
The show lasts for an hour at P200 per. Stdents at discounted rate.
Being the tallest structure in Quezon City, Quezon Memorial Circle is a landmark that cannot be missed. The memorial shoots up to 66 meters in the sky and is a tribute to the 1st Commonwealth President of the Philippines, Manuel Luis Quezon.
At the base of the monument, there's a small museum that houses pictures during his presidency, gifts from foreign dignitaries , and other personal mementos. His remains was also laid to rest here in a bronze casket and marble niche.
If history is not your cup of tea, try people watching as you sip your coconut juice under any of the acacia trees that lined the 27 hectare rotunda park. During weekends, local people hear mass, do their aerobics, learn how to dance, play in the swings and skating rink, enjoy a picnic, and dine in the restaurants.
Nearby, you can visit the Parks and Wildlife.
Oblation run is an initiation activity for the University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. It's when its neophytes run around campus wearing nothing but masks. It's usually held on the noon of the day when the Lantern Parade would be held. It's televised but nothing beats seeing it live!
The focal point is the kiping, which are leaf-shaped decorations made from rice flour paste. Bright red, fushia, orange, green and yellow, the kiping are strung together into chandeliers of color. (Afterwards, the kiping are toasted or fried and eaten.)
The Century Imperial Palace sites combines the fine service of a hotel with the convenience of a condominium,offering exceptional value to travellers who put a premium on impeccable service at affordable rates. Now, this new landmark in the changing face of Quezon City points to the new direction for growth for a quality city and for a quality hotel accommodation -- the provision for comfort and value in one place.
So if you find yourself in Quezon City, either for business or simply travelling for pleasure, you will find hospitality and value for money at the Century Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon City.
It's easy to do business or take in the sights when you stay with Century. Our hotel is conveniently located in the midst of the business, commercial and entertainment district right in the heart of Quezon City. You have more options when it comes to meeting with associates, dining out, shopping, or simply exploring.
There's a kitchen in every room, as well as an IDD telephone, multi-lingual satellite TV and a mini-bar.
Our Business Center is at your service, as are our function rooms for meetings and other activities
Visit Eastwood City on Saturdays and Sundays of December and be treated to 3 min. fireworks display starting at 8pm.
New Year's Eve fireworks display last for 5min.
Malls are closely related to Quezon City. TriNoma is one of the newest mall in Quezon City.. haven for shopholics alike and a place for food addict like me. =)
As a nature lover, activities that I find interesting is to travel outskirts of Metro Manila. List of my trips are available in the Philippine Travel Page.
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49 Annapolis Street, Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines
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