11 November 2010


Checking out my uncle's "school". That's what he said to the driver when asked where to. His new "school"? The Resort World Manila!

I have seen the Resort World Singapore and i did not know we got it back here. I just saw it last Feb2010 from above when our plane was bout to land. At that time when i was here, i did not get the chance to go and check it out 'til i came back again later this year.

I have been to Casinos (most of the times were with him) but i only enjoyed the shows, food and drinks especially when they were free because of his signing privilege being one of the vips. Anyways, he said he'll bring me to his new school and told me about this place and so i was so excited to tag along. We reached there like almost lunch. We entered from that side of Marriott Hotel Manila. Security was too tight. Thorough bag checks and body scans were done for all those entering the place. Some shops by the lobby were not open yet. To the right by the entrance preparation was ongoing for some art exhibit. We walk straight to where "the playas" have fun and play big time! The center part is where Bar360 and a stage for shows is located, to the right were the slot machines and to the left were tables. Taking pictures inside are prohibited so i was not able to get even a shot. Well actually tried during one of the performances there but my attention was called upon. I joined the free membership and sat along and played with my uncle, gave our cards for some points we can use later for food and beverages. The place is equipped with cameras all over. Security personnel were all over the play areas.

Then it was time for my lunch but i had it like passed 1pm. I enjoyed the buffet at Mercado. I love the pasta and fruit bar. The colorful inverted umbrellas on the ceiling created a nice dim colored ambiance inside the resto. I was full and satisfied after. :9 I went back to the table, did some slots the whole afternoon. I was having fun but not til place started to get crowded and filled with smoke from their cigarettes. I smelled awful! I am not used to smell much smoke (coming from the country where i have stayed for years which is so strict with their smoking laws on closed establishments), so i really had difficulty breathing that time even with my face half covered with hanky. I had buffet dinner again at Mercado played some slots after. Got a bottle or two of the free bottled water. Bar 360 had a show from international talents and acrobats (i can't remember from which countries exactly but they're from all over Europe). It was really a great show. Members of Earth, Wind & Fire were there to promote their show for the following day. They rendered a song as well. The night was really fun but the smoke really annoyed me. I decided then to just sit by the lobby and wait there. Took some shots from there and not long after (almost 1am) we went home.

Christmas lights by the parking lot.
Building behind is the Genting building.

Tower by the concert ground where Arnel Pineda performed the night after.
I did not notice i was able to capture the cross from the church near there.

Flower arrangement at the lobby of Maxims Tower

Painting placed outside the art exhibit area.
Too bad i wasn't able to check it out.
It was already closed when i got there.

At the hallway of Newport City where shops were located.

Flower arrangements from wishers.

to the lobby of Maxims tower

Christmas balls, lights and cameras on the ceiling

to Marriott Hotel Manila

Christmas Trees and Santa by the lobby

We went there again the following day. We stayed at VIP area. Where all those money came from??!! Yes, people betting hundreds of thousands in one go! But much to my concern was my tummy. Got there 2pm with no breakfast. I tried the seafood congee and dimsum at Noodle Works for dinner and had Clubhouse sandwich, fries and iced tea for snacks at The Maxims Dining earlier. Uncle did not get the same luck as yesterday so we went home early that night. We went to the parking lot to get the car at that time Arnel Pineda of Journey was rocking the ground. It was windy that time. Tired and passed out in the car on our way home.

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