SC Vivo City Opens in District 7

 photo 20150419_101752_zpsaorwj7hr.jpgBecause I’m Filipino and our country has the largest malls in the world, I think I can pass as a mall expert. LOL.

So yesterday, on a Sunday, SC Vivo City opened its doors to the public. FINALLY! I mean this mall looked finished in December 2014 so we were all scratching our heads when it was taking months to open. Yeah we’re not excited that way. Well, it’s right next to our apartment and we were all raring to go to a mall a cartwheel away.

 photo 20150419_102155_zpsu1pqbav5.jpgIt wasn’t McDonald’s that interest me. As I really am not a fan (but the queue was long, I tell yah!) of their burgers. McPork, anyone? There are no breakfast meals too. But that’s another story altogether. As a Pinoy, I have tired of their menu.

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Aside from the Coop Xtra Hypermart (woohoo!!!),  PNC’s Book Cafe got me doing my happy dance inside.

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The Apple Kids Club and Lego Play is a terrific place to stash your kids away (yeah parang closet lang) while you say go watch an iMax movie. We actually did that yesterday while mom and I were gagging over Fast and Furious 7. However, hubby stayed in the Apple Kids Club with Sam and according to him the place is not that safe. The place isn’t that strict when letting adults get their kids. In Manila, there’s a playplace in SM North where the adult and child’s photo are taken to make sure that no untoward incidents will happen. So stash your kids there at your own risk. According to hubby, it’s 80kVND per child for an unlimited number of hours and 100kVND during weekends and holidays.

 photo 20150419_103714_zpsrn0pvouu.jpgVivo City has a bowling alley inside their entertainment center! It’s been years since I last held a bowling ball so I can’t wait to try it out.

 photo 20150419_103720_zpsfatroypf.jpgRight next to the arcade is California Fitness and Yoga for the health nut.

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And on the roof, is the Sky Park which adults and kids will love! A perfect place to beat the heat. There are showers too so bring along some extra clothes.

 photo 20150419_104341_zpsl92nlz6u.jpgI love the fact that Vivo City has a number of restaurants to choose from. Yun lang on opening day, there were just too many people so you couldn’t eat in peace. 😛

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Glad that Pepper Lunch opened their store here. But there were other restaurants to choose from like Sumo BBQ, King BBQ, Hot Pot Story, Koh Thai Bistro, and even Vuvuzela!

 photo 20150419_115943_zps69plm9v0.jpgFor posing with coffee, there’s Starbucks and on the other end, there’s Phuc Long. 😀

The men will be happy to know that Harley Davidson has set up shop here. But of course the ladies have everything else. 😛 I think Crescent Mall’s sales will be affected with Vivo City opening. Most of the shops in Crescent Mall are in Vivo as well (minus Robins of course). Although we have yet to see Western shops, like Diesel, Guess, Gap, Esprit, CK, Aldo and the like in Vivo.

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We visited Vivo in the morning then again in the afternoon to catch FF7.

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The whole place was still packed.

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The iMax was nice. Not!!! Now I remember why I disliked watching 3Ds.  Okay so given we had to sit in front, the screen was just 10 steps away from our seat! So you can imagine, my mom and I staring up the screen watching at furiously fast scenes (gag). Am pretty sure it’s better at the back but seriously, some shows are not for iMax. Yeah yeah. I know am old!!! And I would have hoped that theaters using such technology would consider the distance of seats to the screen. Even if you had to get the front seats, one should still get a good experience! Avengers is up on the 23rd so if you want to book your tickets, do so now at But as for me, I’d pass up on the iMax. Good ol’ 2D will do it for me.

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Hopefully the crowd will let up in the coming days. Otherwise, I don’t think I’d be frequenting this place as much as I want. 😛

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