The jumping season is getting hotter when I found myself in the world’s third largest mall, the 386,000 square-meter SM Mall of Asia.
This season I became a maller not an adventurer. Putting myself in the center of economic power which is Manila, I was drawn and tempted the architectural design added the very calm atmosphere of Manila Bay as a backdrop. But far away, when you look at it, think as if a big ship is coming to shore. Mall of Asia was a cradle of giant ships rested at Manila Bay.
Symbol of Economic Power
It is an irony that we are living in third world countries yet we have the third largest mall in the whole world. Mall of Asia was created in times of worsening economic condition, even the hardest hit of economic crisis, still stand-out and weathered them all.
The root of evil is not money. But Filipinos love to shop. Money continues to grow as the buy and sell effect ignites cash flow. This is where we have a steady economy and move forward. Without it, economy became stagnant. This trend tempted the rise of giant enterprise, and the rise of mall king – the Sy family.
Filipinos are fortunate to have this kind of possessive character – the love of shopping. If not, Mall of Asia is not here to stay.
Record Breaking Visits
I notice the giant globe at the entrance which captivates you as you are getting near. It is the biggest I have ever seen. I think when a rainbow is present, huge rain has started to depart. In this way a giant globe sighted, fun and enjoyment begins. I could not help myself the excitement in getting nearer and a first-timer as I ready to land my feet in the hallway. Seeing the giant globe along the street enlivened my soul, and pre-occupied my senses.
Although, I have been to different malls, this one will put me in the record breaking visits as getting in to the one of the largest malls in the planet. You could imagine the Star Wars episode where structures are booming. You’ve got to believe that you are walking the modern world and high society level.
The most important thing in my life here was window shopping hehehe. One-stop shopping is at risk, and if you don’t know how to curb temptation, you will lose a lot of pennies. The desire of being a great shopper depends on the size of your pocket. You’ve got to control it, or else, you can’t go back to Caraga.
Lovers for Beautiful Sunset
Mall of Asia was not just shopping, meeting friends, and playing games. It reminds me also the coming of Caraga – the perfect tourist destination. Yes, when I saw the lovely sunset at Manila Bay, it will take you back when you were in Mabua.
It makes sense a lot when you are drifting with Mother Nature – the beautiful sunset and the blue horizon while standing in a modern facade. Yes, it makes me a complete person. While in the second floor facing the shoreline, I witness the scenic spot is so amazing when the sun sets like a circling red as it ready to submerge the cool waters. When I go down the lane at the bay walk it turned out to be a crammed of sweet lovers, and a family get-together bonded by time.
This is why Manila Bay was so famous that perfectly added the flavor of the high spirited Mall of Asia – Mother Nature and modern atmosphere joined in one setting.