Saturday, 2 June 2012

2 Passport to Clark: Subic Bay

Mabuhay, Philippine!

Overlooking the crazy busy  street of Clark at night from jeepney. Gah, it is like
sardines can  in here. At least we tried this cheap old mode of transportation
in Philippine after we went to the mall to check in to
Marlim Mansion Hotel. Hey, does anyone reading this post understand what
it says in this picture?

This is my first time traveling to other country. First country i chose is the closest to my home soil, Philippine. Is Philippine exotic, beautiful, or fun-tastic? Aww, i had seen this 'fun-tastic' signboard all the way to Zoobic Safari Zoo at the Subic Bay Naval Base.

Zoobic Safari Zoo on 2nd day. Don't bother to ask what i did on the first day in Clark, Philippine. I arrived on 4.10 p.m..My friends and I only got to visit the shopping malls and shop Chef Tom's pop corns to bring back home. One can never get this in Kota Kinabalu.Then, check in to MArlim Mansion Hotel.. Trust me, nothing to tell about the hotel.So far, so okay.

This safari zoo is located in Subic bay where the duty free shops are in!! Haha, my main reason to visit Philippines is to shop til i drop. Well, this post is nothing about shopping. shopping is another story on another post... Well, Subic Bay was 1 hour away from Clark city and was used to be the US Navy forces in 70's, closed down in 1992 to become tourist attraction and now the navy's bunkers become animals houses! This safari zoo is nothing like the Lok Kawi wildlife zoo. This safari highlights more on their tigers which smells like million dolars. Me and my good friend were planning to go photo session with the tiger but, we really can't make it because of the foul odor of the tigers. So, what can i do, was to take picture from afar. Believe it or not, the odor were so foooul til we can't even sip the soup for our lunches which we took in one of the restaurant in the zoo. It smelled like a tiger meat just had been simmered in together!
The Philippino style cuisines. Delicious grilled pork chop and chicken chop.
Except to the soup, smells like tiger.
They had this animal shows that can sound almost like the animal show in Lok Kawi wildlife zoo, but it has nothing in common. The seats were far more comfortable which is cushioned and it feels like sitting in the stadium though i never seated in any. Animals that performs were not only of the wild ones but also pets!Cats, guinea pigs, pigs, dogs, parrots, python, hornbills, and ducks. I never knew that pets could pulled off such cute shows like running around and even forgetting their steps.

At one of the souvenir shop in the zoo. There were more during on our way to the tiger
safari ride.

At the pavilion of the zoo , while waiting for the animal
show to get started

On our ride around the safari. The eyes behind us looked a little bit

Walking over the crocodiles in Croco Loco. I never see so
many crocodiles off tv!

A Siberian tiger
"Sorry, dude. We know you already keep your patience
toward (us) the human race. But your smell so foul today. Nay,
we can't be any nearer to you to take even a photo with you."

I really don't understand why i took this photo of me. It is not
like you are going to be able to study
the map here. It is way too small, or can you?

Visitors also had the chances to go face-to-face with tigers in the safari rides. Visitors will be put into caged 'jeepney' (modified bus and jeep). Tigers will go near the jeepney and tried to get you while you were riding in the jeepney. I was so excited to be surrounded by tigers but there were none of the tigers that came to our way. I guess because there was no one in our jeepney offers chicken meats to the tigers. I saw hands coming out from the other jeepney with meats, i wondered where they get that and that is so daring of them. there were even tigers that ride with the jeepney on its top. i guess the tiger was so used with this game and therefore taking granted to rest on the transportation instead of scaring us or chasing over moving vehicles. 
Inside the caged jeepney that takes us for wet and wild ride to
the tiger safari
Everyone was waiting anxiously for tigers to come on on us but  flatted.

The Subic Bay has many duty free shops in where i shopped for my little one mostly here at Royal Duty Free Mall. Though they used US dollar currency, but the things here was way cheaper than the one sold in KK. After this visit we went back to the hotel to rest for tomorrow's tour to Manila. Sight-seeing plus shoppingggg!!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

0 Road traffic rules are meant to keep us safe

I stated in my 'about me' , that i am not well with rules. But what about rules that determined our live and death? I meant, for rules on the road. It is meant to keep all the road users included the pedestrians to be always safe. Does not matter if we are involved in an accident that is caused all by our ignorances or by other people's but accidents brings so much losses to people involved. Bank is being broken, lives are at risk, and even insurance claim procedure can be a pain in the ass to be over with.

 Why i post this? It's merely because my frustrations and angers that i kept inside when my husband was involved in an accident in Pitas which he was knocked down by a car at a roundabout. This very car drove by a teenager, without license and the car is not even his. He was taking shortcut in a aroundabout at the very time my hubby which riding a motorbike only was crossing the roundabout when they had a collision.

According to reliable resources, he fell from his motorbike, and get himself a 3 inches puncture wounds at his left thigh. This wound is believed cause by the unpadded pedals. He can't stand up and was sent to the hospital right away by an ambulance. He bled a lot hell of it. When i was called to go the hospital, relieved that he was still conscious to call me and the kids did not run for his life. I asked for settlements outside the police station which he would not have to be compounded by police but agreed to pay all hospitals bills, motorbike repairments, his flight ticket to Manila, and payments for the travel agent, and a 'pampasan teladan '. No insurances claimed in this case. I mean the kids did not drive his own car, the car 's road tax is expired, and unemployed. He could be jailed for these and for risking others life.His father was the one who settle the payments for him. Of course he did not pay all the settlements altogether, but the kids have signed a statutory declaration in front of the vice district officer of Pitas and his father settled half of it excluding the motorbike repairments and hospitals bills. I was hesitated at first whether to loosen up him a bit on the settlements but, there is no way i can win it with someone who really cannot settle all of the claims.

 Meanwhile in the hospitals, my husband suffers lots of antibiotic shots, and excruciating pain everytime the wounds is cleansed. He can't walked himself to the toilet for the first five days. It was so heartbreaking seeing him like this. He was so excited about our trip to Philiphines but now, there is no way he can walk himself for more than 5 minutes. Until his wounds was reviewed by an orthopedic only then, his wound was stitched inside out. After that only he was able to find courages to walk himself to the toilet but still he can't move his thigh muscle properly and in pain. It has been 6 days! As i watched him walked in lame, i always had this very evil wishes to the kids who knocked him. But, i do hope from this accident, he learnt his lesson well. I do not know him, but i do hope that he would abide the road laws next time he sits behind a wheel again. I can't be mad, can't scold him more than i had in at the bottom my dark heart, because what is done, is done. I am thankful enough that my husband is alive, and still able to hear and response to my nags. He was so hopeful to go for the trip to Philipines once he was able to go the toiLet by himself. The toilet was a meter away from his bed! No way! As i frustrated i was that there is no way he will be joining me, i believed he is more hurt than me that he had to be left behind this time. People might say that i was kinda cruel, but we made a deal that if he's out from the hospital, i will be going anyway. Which he would be discharged on the day before we supposedly departed. I am so sorry,hubby. Get well soon, we'll figure out something to spend the holiday together once i am back. Kiss, kiss.

 If only the kids had not been so selfish thinking that he and his friends 's nasi goreng pattaya were the only things matter in the world, at this moment, we would spending quality times with our little son at home, would be travelling together and how times would not be wasted to stay in the hospitals for a week. My husband too would not have to suffer from 8 antibiotic shots daily. Seeing him in pain is excruciating, but i just have to force myself to be strong for him. Tonight would be my last night attending him before i departed to Manila with goods friends and my cousins who take my husband's place. Sweet dream, darling. Oops, he is awake and need company to the toilet. Here i come, hubby.

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