The Magic is Here

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On April 25, 2015, my elite team at work went to Enchanted Kingdom for a summer outing. We initially planned to go to the beach or a private resort but all of our choices were fully-booked so we had decided to go to the most famous theme park in the Philippines.

 
 
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Some people blocking the view. Ugh!

Some people blocking the view. Ugh!


 

Two managers and four of the team members, including me, were asked to plan for the summer outing. We started with the available budget, numbers of confirmed attendees, waivers, food, transportation, itinerary and prizes.

 
The Employee Engagement Committee minus one team member. iPhone photo by Mau T., my edit on #VSCOcam.

The Employee Engagement Committee minus one team member. iPhone photo by Mau T., my edit on #VSCOcam.

 
 

 

Yesterday, all but four members showed up at our respective meet-up points; the three had previous engagements while there was one who wasn't able to wake up early because she only slept for three hours after partying the entire night. But she was able to catch up, took the Uber from Makati to Sucat, LOL!

 
That was her... The one who was late. LOL!

That was her... The one who was late. LOL!

 
 
South Luzon Expressway

South Luzon Expressway


 

We first ate lunch in Kenny Rogers Roasters along SLEX. Then we headed to Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

We've divided the entire team into three groups as they will be competing by taking the rides with corresponding points. The more extreme the ride is, the higher the points; and points are given to each team member who will ride. There were a lot of people inside the theme park but all three groups patiently waited in long lines just to contribute to their respective teams' total points.

 

 

It was so hot that afternoon so my team had decided to take Flying Fiesta first. I was very excited since it was my first time riding it. I wish the ride lasted longer.

 
 
 
 
 
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Then the team had decided to continue with the Wheel of Fate. It was fun since we were five in the car and two of them were afraid of heights!

 
 
 
View of the mountain ranges from the Wheel of Fate

View of the mountain ranges from the Wheel of Fate


 

Next was the Anchor's Away! The girl who was so brave in the Wheel of Fate, screamed the loudest in the ship. Hahaha!

 

 

We rested for a while because it was a really hot day and some of the team members were still shaking after the ride; while some bravely rode the Space Shuttle.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Everyone enjoyed the team outing at Enchanted Kingdom. It felt like we were kids again enjoying our childhood with these rides with the company of our playmates.

 
 
 
The Swan Lake

The Swan Lake

 
 
The mock up of the Grand Central Station

The mock up of the Grand Central Station

 
 
 
 
Long lines in Rialto

Long lines in Rialto

 
 
Aero Space

Aero Space

 
 
EKstreme

EKstreme

 
 
Rio Grande

Rio Grande

 
 
Disk-o-Magic

Disk-o-Magic

 
 
 
 
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Flying Fiesta at night (long exposure, handheld)

Flying Fiesta at night (long exposure, handheld)

 
 

 

After the fireworks display, we somewhere in Nuvali for dinner and awarding of prizes. Our team won! Yay!

I hope to go back again soon. And HOPEFULLY someone could take photos of me!

 
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Originally posted on my VSCO Journal. 

Postscript: It feels so liberating taking pictures in public, that is if you are in an environment where people don't mind you with your camera, like this theme park. I hope I could overcome my fear on street photography.

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