Archery at Arrowland by Gandiva

by - February 17, 2017

Our "Saturdate" normally involves mall and food.  We just pretty much hang out, shop sometimes (if budget allows) or watch a movie.  But every now and then, Kris and I would be spontaneous and go somewhere else or do something else.  Like when we decided to tick off one activity in our What To Try Next list - archery. ✔

He's also convincing me to be a little more badass and try gun shooting, but it doesn't interest me so it's a no.   Painting?  Yeaaaaa, still a no.  Haha!  πŸ˜ˆ

So an archery range opened in SM Megamall and it's called Arrowland by Gandiva.  I think they also have one in Ortigas area.

Lines are usually long and waiting time is about 1 hour, so better if you have your names listed first before you roam around the mall or eat.  They will contact you anyway if you're up next.

Here are the rates.

We opted for 75 arrows and it's just fine for first-timers like us.  The following day, our arms did hurt.  Haha!  πŸ˜Š

You also pay for your target paper - 40 php per person.

The range has 10 lanes with 10 meter distance each.  For kids, they can adjust the target board as needed.

Of course, we had no idea how to properly shoot an arrow.  It looks simple when you watch a person doing it, coz it seems like a simple aim-and-release type of thing, but on our experience, it took us a good 5 to 10 wasted arrows before we got the hang of it.  Haha!  πŸ˜ƒ

The staff will teach you the right form and all that stuff.  You'll get 10 arrows per set until you finished everything.  For us, we have 75 total and they divided it into 2.  They gave us 1 additional arrow, so we both got 38 each.  Then, total of 4 sets.  Yay!


The moment when I saw my first arrow hit the target was exhilarating.  I was also surprised when I scored a bullseye!  #LakasChamba  πŸ˜„

We also realized that archery could be sort of a stress-reliever.  That's because your energy or your mind is focused on hitting that target.  It's a cool way to divert your worries or your thoughts to something fun and satisfying.

It's a perfect activity for everyone.  There's no special skill required and you can learn the basics on the spot.

Go try it and channel your inner Katniss Everdeen or Hawkeye!  πŸ˜

Visit their website for more details.

your sweetest drug,

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