As part of our Play Date Project, we had a Manila exploration with our Japanese volunteers. This is our way of sharing the Philippine culture with visitors. It is also our way of showing gratitude for sharing their resources for the project.
With not much free time available for Mika and Yoshi while they are in Manila, we were fortunate to tour them around the metropolis. We went to different museums and historical spots that introduced a good grasp of Philippine history.
Intro to Philippine History
It was the first time that Mika and Yoshi came to the Philippines to volunteer for Project Play Date. To give them a good perspective of the Philippines both from the past and the present, KIDS Club Philippines arranged a couple of trips for the couple. First, they walked around Makati’s Central Business District and visited Ayala Museum. They were amazed by the museum’s gold collection and the dioramas.
KIDS Club’s Manila Exploration
Still recovering from the high energy consumed with learners, Mika and Yoshi met the team the following day for an old Manila tour. We first went to Fort Santiago to see remnants of World War 2 and the last days of Dr. Jose Rizal.
After that we walked around the infamous walled city, Intramuros with some brief stops at Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, Casa Manila, and for a sumptuous Filipino lunch.
We also visited the National Museum especially its newly-opened Natural History building.
And to cap the day off, we had a retro-style dinner at a restaurant near their hotel.