7 Date Ideas for the Thrifty


1. Go for vintage movie night

"This isnít your average expensive movie date. Select SM Cinemas show not-so-old movies for only Php 25. 

Total cost: Php 50"

2. Watch films at the UPFI

"Admission ranges from free to Php 75. Total cost: Free or Php 150"

3. Critique the work of some French auteurs

"Attend the French Film Festival which runs from June 10 to June 15 at the Greenbelt 3 cinemas. Tickets can be purchased for Php 100. 

Total cost: Php 200"

4. Buy a pirated movie!

"Better yet, watch movies from the internet, free of charge. Share a bag of Tostilla chips (Php 11.50) and a bottle of coke (Php 40). 

Total cost: Php 101.50"
(Johan Larsson/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/2uhmfZ)
(Johan Larsson/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/2uhmfZ)

Channel Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung from In the Mood for Love by traveling to East Asia.

"No, you donít really have to go there. You can visit the Chinese and Japanese gardens at Rizal Park in Manila. Admission for each garden is Php 10 per person. 

Total cost: Php 20-40"
(Yoonrie/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/dz8KVW)
(Yoonrie/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/dz8KVW)

6. Unleash your inner child by going to Star City.

"The entrance fee is Php 65 per person, rides not included. 

Total cost: Php 130"
(Thomas Galvez/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/mHTF36)
(Thomas Galvez/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/mHTF36)

7. Bask in the famous Manila sunset while drinking ice-cold beers.

"Snack on a small bag of peanuts (Php 20) and down it with a can of beer (Php 32) as you both enjoy the view.  

Total cost: Php 84"
(elTrekero/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/8DNg7k)
(elTrekero/ Flickr/ https://flic.kr/p/8DNg7k)