In and Around the Philippines - Getting Fat Here and There
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Bonifacio High Street - Reflected
Serendra - Lights, A Camera and some Action
Market Market - for some Marketing!
Oh Prices of Fruits Have Doubled in 3 weeks Time!
Eating Out Is a Sport in the Philippines
Taguig, December 2008
I keep coming back to Manila
Simply no place like Manila
Manila, I'm coming home" - Manila, Hotdog
As promised, here are some of the jaunts we frequented when we decided not to eat at home or wanted to stay away for some time to kill traffic.
"Market Market" - perfect for some quick "anik anik" shopping, nothing real, full of fancy, but perfect for the budget conscious. Of course you come here for the delicacies from all over the Philippines. My new favorite? Tita Lynn's Flavored Suman. I totally agree with the review here.
The old places in Bonifacio High Street, replete with Canadian stores, and Serendra are still old favorites. Some are even old non-favorites (read as "Guava"). There was MOA's Trinity grill, Greenbelt's Sentro and Monty's and of course- the ubiquitous Starbucks - to complete our sticker collection and have our Annual planner after several visits to Starbucks.
Usual Suspects for Christmas Season 2008 in the Philippines:
1. Counterflow - weird traffic scheme which doesnt make any sense
2. Kill Traffic - staying from 9 to 12 midnight to kill the time
3. Simbang Gabi - this time not just 4am, but also anticipated 9pm mass
4. Scull designs- sculls on shoes, on bandanas, on hoodies (HOODIES???!!!, Yes..)
5. MOA - pronounced as mowa - or a "Million Other Addicts" sa Mall
6. re-gift - not only the usual fruitcake, but also other things you think other people would like more than you will
7. Santa Claus - huh? I didnt even see him this trip...
8. Pang-Facebook- yes, every picture you think is worthy to garner a couple FB comments
9. sponsor - before it was "ilibre mo naman ako" - now it is "sponsor" mo naman ako
10. Scarves - new fashion here in the Philippines, believe me! Other fashionable-questionables: hoodies, fake Teslars, semi-empty backpacks, Kanye West shades, and this is the biggest fashionable-questionable: nationalistic Philippine flag designs on shirts, jackets and the map of the Philippines as a logo on Collezione shirts...