It was in November 28, 2010 when Mom brought us along to the Subic Ocular inspection. She is a District Supervisor in Cabuyao, Laguna and a tour agent offered a free tripping to Subic. Purpose of the free tripping is for the elementary school teachers to do ocular inspection in that place and consider the location for education field trips.
We left the house as early as 4:00 am and proceeded to Cabuyao, the meeting place. We waited for the bus and were able to leave for Subic at almost 6am. Unfortunately, we committed a road accident at SLEX. Our bus bumped on a Mitsubishi Strada slowly moving between Sucat and Bicutan express way while being driven by an old man. To make the long story short, we our trip was delayed because we dropped by and waited at the Taguig Police Station to settle everything. We proceeded the journey at almost 8am.
It was a long trip. There was lots of free food (from the travel agent) and we had lots of sleep, chats, picture-taking and scenery viewing during the travel.
Finally, we reached Subic! We headed straight to Ocean Park and spent almost the whole day there. Since we were late, our schedule was delayed and we need to adjust our pre-set visit to the attractions. As a result, we were only able to visit Ocean Adventure the whole day and we had no time to visit Subic Safari. Our family had been there anyway but the other ocular inspectors were not able to see the place.
The first stop was the Dolphin Show! Witty dolphins showed their tricks and impressed the audience. They were really amazing! I really admire the patience and perseverance of the trainors!
After the dolphin show, we had lunch at the cafeteria and rested for a while. While resting, we took photos around the area and took photos of the dolphins entertaining us by the seaside. Later on, we passed by the Aquarium area and proceeded to the Learning Center. We were not able to take photos but we enjoyed watching the sea creatures by the aquarium area and learned a lot about dolphins in the Learning Center. It was amazing to know the dolphins sleep for a total of 8 hours a day at short, frequent session of 5-minute sleep. Many other trivias about dolphins were shared by the trainor.
Our next destination was the Seal Lion show. Unfortunately, the sea lion seemed tired and didn't perform all the tricks well. They were good at the start but later on did not follow the instructions of the trainor. Wel, I understand... because they are animals. Like humans, they get tired and irritated.
Next stop was the Walk on the Wild Side. It was a very informative atrraction and taught the audience about forest survival. There was a good demonstration of cooking using bamboos, building fire through friction, etc. It also showed how to take care of the wild animals and their habitat using real animals for demonstration--- bats, cats, snakes, eagles, dogs, rats and more.
Our final stop was the Adventures of Olongapo Jones. It was very informative and entertaining as well. Trampoline acrobats served as actors to tell a story of how to restore and maintain the cleanliness of our surrounding.
That was our last stop. Since we have no time to visite Zoobic Safari, we visited Duty Free instead for final shopping. But before that, photo-shoot session happened at the Ocean Adventure facade.