STOPOVERS: North Park and arcade beside the Penguin Talk Show Theater
It was past noon when we finished our Trails to Antarctica, so we first had lunch. After a messy lunch (thanks to a hyper Raviv) at North Park, we started looking for the Penguin Talk Show Theater. When we finally found it, we were told that it was already ongoing and that we would have to wait for 15 minutes before another show commences. Good thing that beside the Penguin Talk Show Theater was an arcade. Raviv rounded the cars there, much to the delight of his elder male companions–Tatay Randy and Lolo Edwin.
And before long, our 15-minute wait stopped–finally, we were called to enter the Penguin Talk Show theater.
Third stop: Penguin Talk Show Theater
Although I’ve read that it’s just a digital puppetry and real time animation, I expected more. I mean, I’ve seen how the Manila Ocean Park advertised it, so I thought it must be good. But then, it was just as simple as an animated penguin appearing on a wide screen that gave lackluster trivia about penguins, plus lame jokes. In fairness, the person doing the voice over was enthusiastic–so I can’t help but pity him. One of the people in the audience even asked, “Ay akala ko may tunay na penguin”, and then the penguin on screen replied that they advertised it was just digital puppetry. Afterwards they left, leaving only the five of us (I, Randy, Raviv, Yaya Isay and Dad) and a couple.
While the people behind the Penguin Talk Show did not intentionally mislead the people into believing there’d be a live penguin, the Penguin Talk Show was c-r-a-p. Even little kids did not appreciate it; I believe Raviv and other easy-to-please kids would prefer watching Barney on a cellphone! I do not know what got into the minds of the people behind it that they thought it would click! The P150 entrance fee was was a total waste of money. Plus we even waited for it and endured the agonizing penguin puppetry–total waste of time!
Fourth and last stop: Jellies Exhibit
Good news: It was very similar to the Oceanarium!!! Aquarium galore! Bad news: Unlike [the regular] fish, jellyfish species almost never vary! Magkakamukha lahat. They even had to have lights just to make the display more interesting. So in less than five minutes, we were done. We may have wasted P150 on the entrance but at least we no longer wasted our time. Natuto na kami, haha!
Before going home, Randy requested that he have coffee first. Randy had coffee and we had yogurt al fresco beside the Manila Bay.
On the way home, all of us slept except for Randy who was driving. It was definitely tiring, but it sure was fun, especially for Raviv! In fact when Raviv woke up when got home, his first word was, “Fish.” 🙂
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