Archive for May, 2009

People’s Park

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Old PTA grounds, which used to host athletic meets and sports events in the city, has just been turned into a People’s Park, where one can find a collection of tropical rainforest trees or enjoy a fantasy-themed park with the children, free of charge.

The 71-million peso development of the PTA Park, which started in July 2006, is one of the flagship projects of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. “The park will become a landmark of Davao city in the future,” said Engr. Elisa Madrazo, head of the Park’s project management office.

Date and Time: April 8, 2009 7:47pm

Location: People’s Park, Davao City, Philippines

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Melon Mansi Shake

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Watermelon and Calamansi shake, one of the best shake I tasted.

Date and Time: April 8, 2009 1:01 pm

Location: Antonio’s Grill, Davao, Philippines

Anchors Away

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Playing with lights…

Date and Time: April 6, 2009 7:23 pm

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Flying Fiesta at Night

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Date and Time: April 6, 2009 8:11 pm

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Space Shuttle Sunset

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The Space Shuttle is a boomerang type roller coaster. The Boomerang consists of a single train with seven cars, capable of carrying 28 passengers. The ride begins when the train is pulled backwards from the station and up a lift hill, before being released. After being released, the train passes through the station, enters a Cobra roll element (referred to as a boomerang by the designers), then travels through a vertical loop. Upon exiting the loop, the train runs up a second lift hill, which is angled so that the two lifts meet at the top in a “V”-like formation. Once out of momentum, the train is towed to the top of the lift hill, and is held for several seconds before being released; traveling through the roller coaster in reverse before returning to the station.

Location: Enchanted Kingdom, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 6:08pm

Lamppost

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Before incandescent lamps, gas lighting was employed in cities. The earliest lamps required that a lamplighter tour the town at dusk, lighting each of the lamps, but later designs employed ignition devices that would automatically strike the flame when the gas supply was activated. The earliest of such street lamps were built in the Arab Empire, especially in Córdoba, Spain.

Date and Time: April 4, 2009 4:32 pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

Kalesa

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The kalesa is basically a horse drawn carriage, it was introduced to the Philippines in the 18th Century by the Spanish. It became one of the modes of transportation in the Philippines, especially for commerce and nobles or officials that could afford it.

The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning “wheels.”

Date and Time: April 4, 2009, 4:06pm

Location: Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

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