Christmasaya Carnival

Christmasaya Carnival

December 25, 2017

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Yesterday we went to Marikina Riverbank here in the Philippines. We went at the Christmasaya (Christmas + Masaya, a Filipino term for “joy”) Carnival and it was a fun experience to be at the carnival again after so many years. I can’t remember the exact year the last time I’ve been into a carnival but I was just a kid back then.

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When we got inside the carnival, the first thing that caught my attention is the crowd. Just by that time, I realized that I do not want to be at a crowded area because of too much noise and I hate it. People were bumping each other while laughing and the happiness they were feeling by that time is really obvious. Nevertheless, it is Christmas so I just enjoyed everything and let myself feel the overflowing joy at the carnival.

The first ride I saw was the Octopus Ride. I did not have the chance to take a picture of it but I think it is actually the most exciting ride there. It seems that the person riding it was being thrown in the air on a random direction, and that makes me say “I will never try that one.”

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This is the Supermoon ride. This looks like the popular ride at the Enchanted Kingdom, Disc-o Magic and that was a really fun ride. This Supermoon is like a spinning disk and I did not even have the gut to try it because from the time I walked in at the carnival, the “ikking” of its gears frightened me. So again, that makes me say “I will never try that one.”

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That one is the Flying fiesta. It is like a big and extreme swing. I did not try this so I just stayed outside and when this ride started, it was really funny because it seems like you are standing in front of a big electric fan.

Outside the main carnival, there are Ferris wheel and a ride which they call Vikings. They were both an extreme ride which I did not try too.

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So the only ride I tried is this… Wacky Worm. It is actually a ride intended for kids. I do not know why the heck I just rode that one. It is really funny to think that I prefer riding this with kids than riding extreme rides with teens like me.

Overall, I think this carnival really brings joy to other people this Christmas. Try to visit some carnival at your places!

 

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