Sunday, June 24, 2012

Savory Sunday Lunch

This Sunday, we had to bring Angel to the dermatologist at SM Bicutan to have her face checked because rashes started to appear on her skin since summer. When my wife and daughter finally saw the doctor and told the latter what the problem was, the dermatologist immediately said, "nagdadalaga na kasi siya." OMG, our daughter is turning into a woman? NO, not yet! Anyway, she was given an ointment, hypo soap and anstringent, which set back my wife more than P1,200. Good thing, I went to the toilet when paying time came, he he he.

Anyway, since it was already late, we decided to have lunch at the mall. My wife told me to foot the bill for our lunch since she had already spent a lot for our daughter's skin ointments. There was a long line in Mang Inasal although it was almost 2 PM. We chose to dine instead at Savory which is near the inasal restaurant.

Only a few tables were occupied as lunch time was already over. We chose a booth at the corner of the restaurant. We contemplated on what to order their combo meals good for 2 and for 1 or order ala carte and have the yang chow rice. We asked if we can upgrade our rice for the combo meals from steamed to yang chow and were informed that it is not possible. So, we ordered a ala carte even though it turned out more expensive.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Late Lunch at Earle's Deli

When my wife suggested that we go to the Ayala Center to do our grocery and attend the anticipated mass at the Greenbelt Chapel, I thought it was an opportunity to use our voucher at Earle's Delicatessen. We had three of this which we bought at P65 each.had
Since my wife leaves work in a hotel in Pasay at 12:30 PM, we had lunch about an hour after we picked her up since we had to travel and walk to Greenbelt 1 from where we parked at Park Square 1 across SM Makati.

The Deli is not inside the Greenbelt 1 mall but instead outside it near Zagu, Binalot and Mercury Drug along Legaspi Street.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Post-Summer Vacay in Boracay - Part 2

On our third day, we decided to start the day with a buffet breakfast at La Carmela. For P100, we upgraded our set breakfast to this. The spread consisted of pancit miki, chicken adobo, glazed pineapple and eggs (scrambled and sunny side up). There were also rice, toasts and butter with unlimited brewed coffee and what tasted like "Eight O'Clock" orange drink.
After breakfast, we went to the beach infront of the hotel again to take a quick dip.

We had visited the old talipapa during our first visit to Boracay and before it got burned. So we went to check out the place. It's now between Sands Hotel and another accommodation. It's not as busy as it was when we last saw it. Only souvenirs and clothes are now being sold.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Different Kind of Father's Day - Witnessing a Hold-Up

What a way to end Father's Day this year: being a witness to a hold-up. But that is getting ahead of my story.

We went to Laguna yesterday to visit my father-in-law and left early today to go back home. My wife cooked rice, scrambled eggs and longganisa for our breakfast. I also bought some pan de sal from the neighborhood bakery.

After breakfast, we passed by my wife's uncle before leaving to greet him. We were invited to join his family and have lunch at Max's Restaurant in Sta. Cruz. We were supposed to pick up my wife's cousin but she declined. We followed my wife's uncle and his family to the Sunstar Mall where they had already ordered the food.
It was a feast. We had their famous fried chicken, sinigang na hipon, crispy liempo, kare-kare and pansit with buko pandan for dessert. After lunch, we thanked them for sharing their food and excused ourselves as we went on our way back to Manila.

It took us about an hour and a half to get to Sucat where we went to Shopwise to do our weekly grocery. After that, we visited my father at the Manila Memorial Park where my daughter brought a bouquet of flower.
We were supposed to have dinner at Papa John's in BF Sucat. However, since it was still early, we decided to go home first to rest and have dinner at the local Pizza Hut later when we got hungry.

At around 8:30 PM, we decided to go to a nearby Pizza Hut to eat.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Post-Summer Vacay in Boracay - Part 1

typical scene on white beach, boracay
On our third trip to Boracay, no plans were made except to just bum around. No adventurous activities. Just lie down on the beach, read a book, swim in the sea or pool, or just return to our room have a siesta or watch TV.

The trip to Boracay all started when I booked a flight from Kalibo going to Manila on the morning of 13 February 2012 with a 15 kilo baggage allowance for P1,500 for the three of us (P500 each).

I told myself that I will have to wait for another promo fare going to Kalibo since the trip is still on June 2012. That same night, I found an Airphil flight bound for Kalibo which costs us P770 each or a total of P2,310 for the three of us with a total baggage allowance of 30 kilos. The total round trip fare for the three of us then was P3,810 (or P1,270 each).
We will be staying Boracay for 5 days and 4 nights. Considering that it's a long weekend (Tuesday, June 12 is our last day), we only have to take 2 day leave from work, while our daughter will be going to school the following day after we returned.