Zoobic Safari is one tourist attraction you will find at Subic Bay Freeport’s Forest Adventure. Subic Bay was a former US Naval Base located in Olongapo, Zambales. After the Americans withdrew their naval forces in Subic Bay in 1991 after the expiration of the Military Bases Agreement, the area was converted into a tourist spot with hotels, casinos, golf courses, and other attractions and theme parks. You can check out more details about the US Naval Base formerly located at Subic Bay through this site: Wikipedia US Naval Base Subic Bay.


Embracing a twenty five-hectare land, local and foreign guests can expect an astonishing sight of diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their simulated natural habitat at Zoobic Safari. It features a wide range of habitats present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, and fringing grasslands. These represent the major habitats for varied exotic animals featured in Zoobic Safari Adventure Park.

Zoobic Safari has the following attractions to look forward to, namely:

  • Zoobic Park  is a two-hectare forest wherein guests will have a mini-trekking experience to see exotic, wild and semi-domesticated animals in their simulated natural habitat. Have the wonderful chance to pet and feed these wonderful animals – parakeets, bearcats, camels to name a few.
  • Savannah a sanctuary of the wild that features a wide range of ostriches, potbellies, wild boars, and guinea fowls.
  • Serpentarium Get inside an old ammunition bunker where you will see a showcase of various species of reptiles like snakes, lizards and  turtles.
  • Rodent World  Features an amazing collection of rodents. Be amazed in Mice Surprise area and you may even see some guinea pigs being groomed in the Rodent Salon.
  • Animal MuZOOeum A rare collection of real stuffed animals, bone collections and preserved animal skin.
  • Close Encounter A facility that allows one to take a close look at our Siberian-Bengal tigers only 2 feet away!
  • Tiger Safari a Hold on to your seats as you enter a two-hectare enclosed area aboard our customized Safari Jeep and experience the thrill of being chased by full-grown tigers on the loose!
  • Bird Walk Experience feeding the parakeets/love birds on the palm of your hand. Lovely!
  • Aetas’ Trail Have a glimpse of the beauty of our Native Aeta Brothers’ culture as they perform some of their traditional dances.
  • Croco loco  Have the chance to feed our crocodiles!  Just dangle a chicken tied to a bamboo pole and see how high they can jump to get your treat.
  • Zoobic Cave and Forbidden Cave Bunkers used by the Americans before which were converted to house preserved/stuffed animals, animal robotics and an array of surprises. Watch out what you’ll see as you walk through the Forbidden Cave’s suspension bridges!

Here are some of the pictures I took when my family and I visited Zoobic Safari about a week ago. It was really Fun!

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The Divided Republic of the Philippines

“Ayaw patalo” (sour loser), “tama ako, mali sila” (I am right, you’re wrong) and the disgusting “crab mentality” are also the reason why the Philippines remain to be a third-world country now further moving into a fourth-world country, if such a term exist.

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The Philippines is now officially known as “The Divided Republic of the Philippines”. A country where “pros” and “antis” clash to the brink of losing civility and the term “kababayan” (countrymen) now becomes just a domestic lip service. Filipinos are famous for “feeling superior” than other kababayans, “mayabang” (conceited), and to an intolerable extent, “mataas ang ihi” or an innate egocentric attitude with a wanton desire to be treated as VIPs.

“Ayaw patalo” (sour loser), “tama ako, mali sila” (I am right, you’re wrong) and the disgusting “crab mentality” are also the reason why the Philippines remain to be a third-world country now further moving into a fourth-world country, if such a term exist.
Unless these traits can be overcome by our future generation, the Philippines will remain a divided republic with no orchestrated effort to move forward… Unfortunately, the future generation are being raised with all of these…

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What’s with the Unilateral?

It’s like saying, “She’s my girlfriend but she doesn’t know it… Yet!”

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I’m totally confused… Pres. Duterte made a unilateral truce last month and the Reds will also be making a unilateral truce in mid-August.

Why do they keep on unilaterally making a decision without the other party unilaterally agreeing on a unilateral accord that should have been bilaterally agreed rather than just unilaterally announced in the first place?

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The Anti-Social Media…

“Decency nowadays in social media comments have become scarce nearing the dangerous level of becoming extinct!”

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​Everytime I read the comments of some netizens in local news articles in the social media, I always see hate and anger nowadays. Some are even going to the extent of downright fabricating false allegations and “out-of-nowhere” speculations to their targeted personality. A decent comment will automatically be ridiculed specially if the comment is not to their liking. Decency nowadays in social media comments have become scarce nearing the dangerous level of becoming extinct!

I now dub the social media as “anti-social shock absorber” for these kind of people who have hidden insecurities and maybe, living a pitiful life that they vent their anger, frustration, and hatred to others.

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The Tale of the Brown Knight and the Unknown Creature

In the land of Gilmore somewhere East of the pavement jungle of the Quezon Forest, a brown knight, whose name should not be spoken, is always seen riding his magical two-wheeled horse that is powered by his nerve of steel along the treacherous cemented road full of mechanical monsters with black, round, and rolling hooves.

I heard people say that the brown knight has an invincible helmet on top of his head. Some also say that he wears an indestructible shirt-mail made of iron so thin that it only weigh less than a pound. I heard that not even Poseidon’s trident will be able to pierce through his shirt-mail. Others said that the brown knight also has the intestine of a red dragon, which he killed just using his bare hands, around his neck to protect him from the fangs of the dreaded blue traffic enforcers that infest the land of Gilmore.

In one hot and humid day, I saw the brown knight passing by. And I witnessed first hand all of the things I heard about him. But on that day, I saw him carrying two sacks with contents I do not to know. His dark eyes were fierce and keeps on looking at his sides like a scared puppy who has lost its master. The sweats on his face was noticeable and I felt a certain degree of apprehension by the way his two-wheeled horse was moving. I couldn’t blame him since several knights, believed to be under the spell of black magic, were killed and swallowed by an unknown creature during the past few weeks.

This unknown creature was hailed by some as an avenging “angel”, a crusader whose purpose is to annihilate renegade knights that are believed to be practitioners of black magic.  Others call the unknown creature as Beelzebub’s creation, his alter-ego, a “monster” which was unleashed to bring forth fear and live on the blood of the knights it slaughtered whether the knight is a practitioner of black magic or not. This creature, this angel, this monster, is said to have a powerful boom stick that can cut a knight in two.  Rumors only whispered in dark alleys said that this creature has two hard shining shell as its head with only a black slit where the eyes and mouths are located. It was believed that the creature possesses the ability to transform itself like a shadow so that the victim will unable to see it approaching for the kill.  The most frightening characteristic of this creature, so I heard from one folk who had managed to see the creature in action and lived, is its thunderous steps that sounds like “varooom-varooom” every time  it moves.

As the brown knight became smaller and smaller from my vision going deeper and deeper into the horizon, I casted the creature off my thoughts and wished him godspeed. As I turned my head to continue on with my business, I sensed something that made my hair stood up… “varooom-varooom”, “varooom-varooom”, I heard it screamed! Directing my eye to the source of the sound, I suddenly realized that only my eyes were turning with my head and the rest of my body frozen in fear.

There I saw the creature… its two heads covered completely by a shining orb with only a large slit that looked like an eye and at the same time, looking like a mouth. The creature momentarily stared at me before it ran towards the horizon where the brown knight went a moment ago. “Varooom-varooom” it went…!

The last thing I remembered was hearing a scream that sounded like “Bang-bang”!


The Future of Mobile Photography

The future of smartphone cameras… The Dual Camera Setup!

This year will be a plethora of smartphones sporting a dual camera setup. This will be the future of mobile photography. LG and Huawei were the first to incorporate a dual camera system on their smartphones early this year and before the end of the 3rd quarter, iPhone 7 Plus and Note 7 will also have the same feature as rumored in most technology websites. For Note lovers (like me), Samsung was rumored to be skipping Note 6 to align its flagship Note phablet to its S model.

What is a dual camera setup and what are its benefits?

A dual camera setup incorporates two prime lenses at the back of your phone. One lens will usually have a monochrome sensor and the other lens, a color sensor, which can capture three to five times the light of a single setup camera. The result, better sharpness and clarity even in dark conditions. It is rumored that Note 7 will have a whooping 1.4 aperture for its dual camera setup.

The battle for mobile photography is now afoot!

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The Purge

“Some will rejoice over their deaths like the blood-thirsty mob watching a beaten gladiator hacked to death while others may cry for not allowing a confessed sinner to have a second chance in life.”

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​The Philippines is going through a daily “purge” of alleged drug users and pushers committed by “vigilantes”. Their deaths have become a daily staple of the local newspapers with most of the Filipinos accepting their deaths as a way to clean the crime-ridden society. It doesn’t matter whether the dead is guilty or not, whether the dead is just caught in the crossfire, or whether the dead is just a bystander whom the killer mistook as a drug pusher, as long as the body bags keep on coming. One dead drug user or pusher is one crime abated, so they say.

But there’s also one angle to consider for these deaths which needs serious investigation… The drug trade is like a “Mafia”. Once inside, a “member” can no longer go out. It is a “Hotel California” where no one can never leave. If a “member” decides to leave to have…

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