Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend with old friends [OWM]

Spent the weekend in Angeles City to see an old friend from NYC---"old" being the operative word (hehehe peace, Arni!). We planned to go swimming at Fontana Leisure Park but we had some "senior" moments and decided to just chill by the hotel lagoon and catch up on each other's lives.

It's good to know that this previous members-only resort is now open to the public. They have an Olympic-size swimming pool, lots of kiddie pools, a pool with jacuzzis, a water theme park, a spa, restaurants and a casino. The rooms and villas are well-appointed, too.

We disturbed the peace by videoke singing...Bailey and Lucky, the dogs, were our attentive audience. And what do old friends do after dinner? Just like old times---we went to see a movie! And yes, we watched Avatar in 3D--impressive!

kiddie pool--my kind of pool
the water theme park
a Malacanang replica?

Do you remember the controversy of Fontana casino during the Estrada administration? Rumors had it that cronies fought over the acquisition of a casino in Clark at Erap's instructions---from Mimosa Regency to Fountainbleau and then Fontana. Personalites close to Erap like Atong Ang, Mark Jimenez, Chavit Singson, etc. were connected to the controversy. Probably the reason why the hotel was designed like a replica of the Malacanang Palace.:p

Justify Fullthe lagoon at dusk

Posted for Our Weekend Memoirs


witsandnuts said...

Never been there. Ang ganda nga pala!

Hazel said...

That's a lovely 'Malacanang replica'

escape said...

believe me, ive never been there. ill make sure to go there this year. i like that place from the photos alone.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Ganda naman ng place na yan. maybe they realized that member only policy will not gonna get them more $$$. :)
and yes, kiddie pool is also my kind of pool. :D

Chubskulit Rose said...

That's a beautiful place to visit Luna!

I am a bit late but I hope you can still take a peek on my OWM entry

EJ said...

What a lovely place!

Trying to catch up for my OWM entry, have a great week!

Ebie said...

Wow! I am very impressed with the whole development. It is one place I want to visit.I love the multi-lighted lagoon.

Sure does make a difference in revenues opening the doors to non-members too.

I have enjoyed this post.

Sidney said...

Looks like a date, pala! ;-)
Nice place!

Maria Berg said...

I want to bee there - have my holliday at that place, Maria Berg