Friday, November 20, 2009
I happened to passed by Cubao yesterday hoping to find a particular book at the biggest branch of National Bookstore but was not able to find it. When I went out of the store, it was already past 6:00 PM. But I was awe-strucked by the sight of dazzling lights all around. So I hastily brought out by Camera and started clicking.
I stared at this giant Christmas Tree hoping to draw some "Christmas Inspiration". This is considered as the tallest in the country.
No doubt one of the best shopping and entertainment complexes in the Metro Manila is Araneta Center Cubao. The center is owned by the influential Roxas-Araneta clan whose members include, of course, Senator Mar Roxas. If you have been to Cubao these days, you will have noticed the massive construction of high rise buildings. If only this frenzied economic activity is replicated all over the country. But this is another story.
Araneta Center was in fact the most glamorous shopping centers before Glorietta of the Ayalas, Ortigas, and now Fort Bonifacio came into being. But it has lost its luster in the previous decades. In partnership with Megaworld, it hopes to revive its former glory of being the premier spot for not only for shopping and entertainment but also as the address of the rich and famous. Thanks in part to its central location which is easily accessible from all parts of the metropolis. It is in fact located at the intersection of MRT and LRT2.