In the Eyes of a Child - The Robot Zoo Experience

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"When I look into a child's eyes, I realize how simple life should be." Author Unknown


                                                              
Wonders never cease in the eyes of a child.  There is always something new in the most mundane things. There is always something to be discovered in things that are already known.  

This is what I continue to learn with my children everyday.  They teach me how to appreciate once more the things which I enjoyed when I was a child.  They make me see the angle that will provide me a fresh look of what my adult eyes will probably not notice.

If I were to enjoy being with my family, I have to have an open mind and a young heart.  I discovered that when I allow this to happen, I can let go of my rather complicated thinking that tends to dampen our everyday activities.  I saw that they wanted me to be part of their every discovery and I said yes to this a long time ago.

Our trip to The Robot Zoo at the 2nd floor of the Science Discovery Center Exhibit Hall In SM Mall of Asia once again beckoned to my childish side as I watched my seven-year old daughter and twelve-year old son take in the novelty of it all.  My son, because of his awkward age was reluctant at first to let go of his excitement, noting that he was probably the oldest among the children present at that time.  But he was no match to the allure of robot animals and so he plunged head-on with the experience, trying each and every gadget or mechanism made available to children and adult alike to try on in the name of understanding the works of nature. 

It was a good thing that it was the media launch of this traveling exhibit of robotic animals as more than enough food was made available by several sponsors including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Yellow Cab Pizza, Buy-the Bucket, and the Big Chill.  The day was made more exciting by prizes provided by Nickelodeon.  This was truly a family-friendly bonding time for us.  I now know more than ever that I need to see things in the eyes of a child every once in a while to avail of the simple joys of life.
















The Animal Robots:

        Giraffe


           Grasshopper


     Platypus


      Squid           
                                                 

Chameleon




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31 comments

  1. That last sentence really struck a chord. In the hustle and bustle of everyday adult life, I seem to be missing out on the simple joys of life. Oh.. wish I were a child again.

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  2. Same here, the life of a child is so much simpler. There is no such thing as easy anymore for adult life.

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  3. A child's perspective is much more simpler and much more sincere as they have no pretensions. They are easily pleased and are very appreciative of little things so it's always nice to have a part of a child in us all the time.

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  4. The eyes of the child sees wonder and great wisdom actually lies in them. I cannot agree more, in fact i've realized that I ahve learned so much from my own children, that the child can be parents to their fathers and mothers too...really nice post here :-)

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  5. @Y.B. Masdal - Thanks and yes, our children can teach us so many things in life.

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  6. @Franc Ramon - Adults should take their cue from children and look at the simpler aspects when tackling life.

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  7. we always wanted to grow up fast when we were children before, only to realize the simplicity of things was during our childhood. this article really opened my eyes again to the beauty of my childhood. thank you. :)

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  8. Thank you as well for appreciating the truth that we should never forget.

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  9. There are things that we cannot bring back, and one of those is change. Well, back then, I always laugh when people talk about tax, and I don't even care of what they think. And now, as I become a working citizen, I now loathe taxes. Haha..

    Looking at how I see things back then, I guess my life as a child is a very joyous one. Too bad I can't turn back time. Yes, I can act, speak, and move as a child again (which is kinda awkward), but I really regret growing. Haha. Kidding.

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  10. The absence of troubling things to think of makes childhood precious.

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  11. aaaaaarg! so nice! wanted to go with the kids but they are still sick :( anyhoo, now i know what things to expect when we finally do visit :)

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  12. The kids really love this! And so do I!

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  13. I hope your kids get well soon. There is still time to visit.

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  14. Generosity,... Spending time with kids, treating and watching them happy puts a HUGE smile in your heart.. :) Makes you feel really really good about yourself. nice post :)

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  15. It sure does make parents feel good when our children are happy.

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  16. At times we seem to have gone clueless of things, kids always got a way to try on. They are priceless wealth.

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  17. That's a really positive outlook, which would be something that I'd like to do when I do have my own kids someday. The simple joys in life can really be seen in children's eyes. :) By the way, your 7-year old son is really tall for his age! :)

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  18. No complications whatsoever ~ that's the joy of a child! If we could only see things through the eyes of a child (and through the eyes of the Lord), our lives could even get better!

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  19. Kids may look innocent but in their eyes lies a lot of life's reality. We actually learn a lot from them, he joy and pride of our lives.

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  20. Hi Mai! Got a little mixed-up with my son's age there. He's 12 while my daughter is 7.

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  21. it is a nice place based on the pictures above. I want to visit that place and meet that robots....

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  22. Generally a child is curious, highly-motivated, inquisitive, loving and desirous to explore wonder. He/she should be given enough time and exposure to use his/her potential to its optimum.

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  23. that a a really cool shot!!! indeed life is very simple with kids! xx

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  24. Looks like another fun exhibit. I got an invite there too but too bad I can't come.

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  25. Our family had a wonderful time. I'm sure you'll have many more to come to in the very near future.

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  26. i've seen this in the news... hope my kids can also have the chance and they have it in our place. yup, the kids knows the simple joys in life, we should learn from them. Yahweh bless.

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  27. Childhood is the best part of being alive. (for me)

    ...Looks like a very educational & fun-filled exhibit! Well, my inner-child wants to go there too. haha :)

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  28. I miss being a kid. Childhood is the best part of my life. Everything is so simple and all fun. Hehe. You're such a sweet mom anyway. :0

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  29. Thanks Noks Sosa, I try very very hard.

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  30. i love how easy it is to make children happy, and bonding with parents and doing fun activities are really fulfilling.

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  31. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly, children are the key to the gateway of enjoying the paradise of "simple joys in life".

    What a relief that they never seem to need to work hard on reminding us and not even aware they do so constantly by simply being themselves, and inspiring us. :)

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