Thursday, January 31, 2008

Close to...

As I usually say I love my job it is my deliverance. - Not about to rant regarding work promise, but truth is... my eyes, mind and body are friggin’ tired already, and I've been wanting a little time off since last November of last year…

The end of our calvary is getting near, three weeks on counting. I am rapturous at getting my LIFE back and there’s no other way but to finish this project…

I just hope and pray for smooth sailing deployment.

That's All!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dusit Thani

One of the oldest running establishments in Glorietta mall is a Thai restaurant
called Dusit Thani. The restaurant is old, small and unpretentious; they have small wooden tables, as for my estimate the place can only accommodate 20 pax at a time or maybe less; there are lots of foreigners the time I last dine here...

Their food is affordable and is good to share... appetizing and tasty indeed. Menu selection are not limited...No wonders they last long ;)

What we ordered:

Tom Ka Gai- P130
Chicken soup with mushroom lemon grass and Cocomilk

Mixed seafood hot basil - P235

Thai milk tea - around P50/glass
In this pix you can see me taking pix of those milk teas.. mwahaha!
Anyway those two glasses are both milk tea; freshly served(right) the other was mixed already... satisfying!!!

Dusit Thani
Glorietta 2nd Level, Glorietta 3
Ayala Center
Makati City

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Off-Price store - Safeway event

Off-price store is throwing an exclusive 20 % discount for us (Safeway Philtech employees) on January 31,2008 (Thursday)- Jupiter branch only... Shopping Galore!!!

What you can buy @ Off-price store? Branded goodies at fabulous factory price.

Non-Safeway are also welcome... Promise, nice nice quality fashion brands at low cost even without the discount :-)

The Off-price store
From 10AM - 9Pm

58 Jupiter St.
Bel-air village ,
Makati City

Other branches:
#15 J.M. Escriva Drive,
Ortigas Center,
Pasig City

1766 Adriatico St.,
Malate, Manla

Paseo Mall, F. Cabahug St.,
Cebu City

Zone A, Unit 384,
Conpinco Building
J.P. Laurel Avenue
Davao City

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Bukidnon's Del Monte Golf club

Bukidnon is considered by Filipinos to be the food basket of Mindanao, the world's biggest pineapple plantation(Del Monte Pineapple plantation) can be found here, it is also the biggest cattle-producing province in the region.

I've got the chance to visit Del Monte's golf club in Bukidnon,not to play golf but merely to have lunch.

Dining area- the place was a bit old, casual and neat, not air-conditioned (not hot though). You can site the green and beautiful view of the golf course and feel the natural breeze of fresh air through its screened window; a view that was simply relaxing...

My food was a full ordered club steak - full order means with soup, salad and dessert. Wow! the steak was huge and tender... can be shared by two, but since it was so lusciously cooked - I ate it all by myself :). Pineapple is believed to tenderized beef, they must've softened it with that yet I'm not sure.... Their steak was comparable to Melo's and Highland steak yet cheaper. Their Club steak cost around PHP400-500. Look, look.... Doesn't this look gorgeously divine?
They also offered other steak cuts such as porterhouse, New York's cut, T-bone and sirloin.

Their Roast-pork was thick-sliced was large as well; it was not too appealing to me - looks bland and dry or was it the presentation? They should have had put a little gravy, but my friend said it taste good,and that matters right? Ooohhh gravy was served separately.

Hamburger - Pure beef patty, served in soft and fresh bread and comes with chips. Taste is irresistible.... yummy!
Francis and Marge - Thanks for the great dining experience ;-)

Del Monte Golf Club
Cawayanon, San Miguel, Manolo Fortich,
Bukidnon, Philippines
(088) 855-5976 - 78

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Get a life

Whoever you are- Can you please stop!

Stop bugging me… stop the emails and stop calling or stop giving my number to others…

I’m not even sure if you are just one but anyway do yourself a favor…. GET A LIFE!

That's All!

Heath Ledger is dead

OMG! Heath Ledger was found dead. Was it really because of sleeping pills???

Shhhsss... I am thinking of taking sleeping pills last week because I can't sleep normally... Anyway I'll drop the idea for now.

Source: yahoo news

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sentro 1771

Sentro 1771 was one of the first restaurant that opened in Greenbelt 3... From then on, the resto marked its name on me or perhaps it was because of their house specialty siningang na cornbeef ... I actually found my self craving for its savory and sour taste from time to time.

Sinigang na cornbeef
Sinigang is a philippine dish and is distinctive for its sour taste. It is a comfort food for some. As for Sentro, It is cooked with tamarind broth which gives its soury taste and you guessed it right... cornbeef and veggies; for me: one of the best tasting sinigang in Manila, or maybe it was just cooked the way I like. Price P340.

I also like their Rated GG
Rated GG is fried Galunggong(Mackerel fish) fillet topped with garlic.
Price 185

Anyway Sentro 1771 is modern Filipino restaurant; It is a good reunion/date place, clean and relaxing athmosphere, service is great. The food is awesome and is good for sharing, they also offer bottomless sago't gulaman(Filipino native drink). Well, I highly recommend that you bring your tourist friends here for a taste of good to great pinoy cuisine.

Ohhhh by the way, Sentro sinigang na cornbeef is free when you buy 2 or more tickets in Greenbelt cinemas... not sure when the promo will end though.

That's all!

Sentro 1771
Greenbelt 3 2nd Level, Ayala Center
Ayala Center
Makati City
Telephone Number. 757-3940

Friday, January 18, 2008

breathe breathe breathe

Oh Please...I don't have time to deal with your insecurities...And seriously it's not my problem... so Keep me out! But in any way, it makes my life a little more interesting than usual… Thank you!

It’s really fun to be me … Sucks to be you!

Oopppps... if you felt that it applies to you... BATO BATO SA LANGIT, ANG TAMAAN AY HUWAG MAGAGALIT! (Stone from heaven, don't get mad when you get hit =D )

That’s all!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Red box

My friends and I love to sing... We super duper love Red box - the videoke place in Greenbelt... turns out to be an eventful place for our group... always happy happy, just like our group Christmas party and the recent surprise despedida for a very dear friend Mic.

Not posting much details now... busy busy still(Sigh!)

Red Box Karaoke
Greenbelt 3 3rd Level
Ayala Center
Makati City
Tel. 757-6188

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

John and Yoko - cosmopolitan Japanese

Post Christmas celebration with my college buddies at John and Yoko.

John and Yoko is a Japanese restaurant located in Greenbelt 5. The place from the outside is very inviting. It has a nice sophisticated ambiance, nice lighting, the menu is well presented, it has pictures and yeah there are lot of variety to choose from. The staffs are friendly, efficient and fashionable and cool... Yeap fashionable, ladies wore high boots and gentlemen wore polo with vest. Food is great - They offer the usual sushi and sashimi, well it is not really authentic Japanesey but rather a fusion of Jap dishes.

Chicken mango pizza (was it?)
Taste: Imagine california maki in a this crust pizza with a lil chicken =) I say this is must try.

Peppered-crusted chicken with linguine pasta
Pasta smell very garlicky, smell and taste good but I find the chicken bland.

In fact, a very interesting place, a good hang out place; Will definitely go back here and try their other dishes, their Japaella looks intriguing ;-)

John and Yoko, Greenbelt 5
2nd Floor Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St., Legaspi Village
Makati, Metro Manila
(02) 729-8698

Monday, January 14, 2008


FINE, Things happen for reasons, but I seriously think that sometimes they don't...

I have too much on my plate right now, sometimes I find it really hard to chew and swallow. Funny how sometime things happens, ugh, not really funny but I’ll just laugh my heart out anyway whether it’s good or otherwise. …I'm living, loving and learning...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Four Things A Single Girl Should Know

For single girls.... This is interesting... Reposting from Perry Noble.

#1 - Girls Chase Boys, Women Wait To Be Pursued.

Ladies, please believe me when I say that if you are pursuable then a godly man will take notice at just the right time…wait. If you have to pursue a guy and initiate all of the conversations and planning then the dude is not ready to lead…which would automatically disqualify him biblically from being your husband.

Ladies–admit it–the desire of your heart is to know that someone thinks you are lovely enough to pursue…and when a guy makes an effort to win your heart–there’s just something about that that makes you feel special.

God created you–designed you…and it wasn’t so you can throw yourself at a guy, hoping that he notices. Fall in love with Jesus and a godly guy will notice, I promise.

(If you are whining right now saying, “But I am in love with Jesus and no one is noticing” then you need to stop and listen to yourself…trust me, a dude doesn’t want to pursue a woman who whines!)

#2 - Set High Expectations

This sort of goes along with the first thing…but ladies–let me say this clearly–Ephesians 3:20 says that God is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, which means that you should not look at a guy and say, “I can fix him up and he might work.” As I often say, you are NOT the Holy Spirit–”fixing people” is the job of Jesus…not you!

When you get married you need to be willing to say, “I will love this person AS IS for the rest of my life, if NOTHING changes I will love them!” BECAUSE, when you get married, change is NOT a guarantee…so don’t listen to promises of change if evidence is not shown beforehand.

I am SICK and TIRED of godly Christian young ladies settling because of insecurities in their lives OR because their friends are getting married and they think that they are going to be 28 and single–which would be the end of the world!!! I have seen girls get here and panic–and then date and marry some dude, only to be in divorce court in less than five years–which brings about another set of issues altogether!

Ladies–remember–Ephesians 3:20! Is he more than you could ever ask for or imagine?

#3 - Don’t Over Analyze!

Girls are HORRIBLE as this…a guy will ask them out and they will think the following…

  • “He just asked me out–what does he mean by going “out?”
  • “If I go out this once then does that mean we are dating?”
  • “What if I don’t like going out with him–and he asks me out again?”
  • “Is he thinking marriage? Oh my–if we had kids they just wouldn’t be cute!”
  • “He hasn’t called me in a day, he hates me, did I have broccoli in my teeth?”

I could literally go on and on…but ladies, if a guy ask you out and you want to go–then go, and don’t spend the 72 hours before and after trying to analyze things that probably will never happen. Seriously, God probably hasn’t even invented some of the problems that ladies get stressed out about–CHILL!

#4 - Be Honest!

If I have one pet peeve with girls…it’s this–they will go out with a guy, say they had a great time…he will ask can they go out again and she says, “Call me.”

So he calls…and calls…and calls! The girl never answers when she sees its him on caller ID, she thinks if she ignores him then he may just go away. BUT, because he’s a guy and probably a little clueless–he keeps calling.

Finally they accidentally run into each other somewhere…I say “accidentally” because she had NO INTENTIONS of ever speaking to him again. He says, “I’ve been trying to call you,” and she replies, “Really…yeah, uh, I’ve been…uh…you know…busy.”

He says, “That’s cool–I understand…so, what are you doing tomorrow night?”

“Tomorrow night? Uh…well…uh…I have plans.” (This is always the safest answer, right?)

“Plans–well what about the night after that…”

This conversation goes on and on with the girl making some obscure reference to having to check her schedule and for him to call her–and the game goes on.

Ladies–please–be honest. If you like the guy and want to go back out–and he asks you–then say yes. Don’t play games…say yes and go. BUT…if you have no intentions of ever going back out with him again…then please, tell him because he is probably driving his friends crazy!!!

Those are just a few hints…we are doing an entire series for singles next year–should be FUN!

That's All!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Five Things A Single Dude NEEDS To Know…

Interesting... sharing it with you guys....You might find it helpful. Got this from Perry Noble site.

Five Things A Single Dude NEEDS To Know…

OK guys…here we go…I’ve been wanting to do this one for a long time. Please keep in mind that I made TONS of mistakes as a single dude…so these lessons are NOT all as a result of my success stories. BUT…I did manage to do some things right…and I have a red hot wife to prove it. (Thank You Jesus!!!)

#1 - If You Are Interested In A Girl…YOU Need To Talk To HER.

The Bible says in Proverbs 18:22 that he who FINDS a wife finds what is good (AMEN!) Men…it is up to you to FIND a wife…that means YOU are to be the one to initiate things…if you want to be the leader IN the relationship then you should take steps to be the leader at the beginning of the relationship!

This means, if you are interested in a girl…you talk to her!!! You don’t call HER friends and ask them to drop hints for you…unless you are a pathetic wimp. You don’t get YOUR friends to drop hints to her friends. BE A MAN! If you want to ask her out…ASK HER OUT! Trust me…her friends don’t want to talk to you about it anymore…and if you keep bothering them they are going to tell HER to stay away from you!

I did this right…when I finally decided that I was interested in Lucretia I told a couple of buddies so they could pray for me…and then I had a conversation with her and was completely honest and transparent about the way that I felt. She said she would “pray about it” and that she was “not saying no,” which was NOT very encouraging. BUT…I found out later that she always told her friends that if a guy was interested in her then she expected him to talk to her…NOT anyone else.

#2 - When You Talk With Her–BE HONEST & DON’T PLAY GAMES!!!

One of a man’s top fears is rejection. SO…in order to stay away from this pain and hurt he will not come out and say he is interested in a girl…he won’t say, “I would like to take you out for dinner.” Nope–he plays games…drops hints…all the while hoping that the young lady will pick up on his pathetic attempts to “woo her” and then begin to pursue him.

Dude–stop it, right now!!! If you are interested in a young lady–tell her. Just come out and say it. If you are not sure…but you think you would like to get to know her better…then tell her, “Hey, I would like to get to know you a little better…can we have some supper?”

DO NOT SAY, “Hey…uh…well…maybe, you know, if you like food…uh, do you like food,” hoping that she will say, “Yes, take me to get some.”

Ladies want a man that can be honest…and if you can’t be honest with her from the beginning then how in the world will you ever convince her to trust you in the future?

One more thing…another reason that dude play games is so that they can fuel their pathetically weak male ego…they string girls along…they are not interested–but do want someone to make out with on the weekends. To be honest–I want to punch guys like this in the nose. (And if you are ANY sort of man…and you have a daughter…and a dude does that to her…you want to punch him as well–no matter “how godly” you are!!!) :-)

#3 - On The Date–Be Creative

Ladies–please…if a guy ever takes you to supper and then a movie ON THE FIRST DATE…DROP HIM like a bad habit. Trust me…this relationship has started off on the wrong foot…and here is why…

When you go to a movie on the first date you learn NOTHING about one another…there is NO interaction, no conversation…and so when you get home one person will lie to the other one and say they had a nice time…when they really didn’t because time and money were spent on getting to know all about the lives of the fictional character on the screen.

Guys–think enough about her to PLAN the date…and when you PLAN…PLAN it well! (This is where you CAN get advice from her friends.) When you pick her up–don’t ask her where she would like to go eat…HAVE IT PLANNED. (There should be a conversation somewhere about particular restaurants that are liked and are not liked.)

I know one dude that took a young lady to eat and then they went to Wal Mart where he said, “Let’s get a buggy–go through and pick out five things that we identify with…and then meet back here and write them down…and then go somewhere and talk about them.” DING DING DING–we have a WINNER!!!

(Note: Movies are NOT a bad date idea…they are just a bad first or second date idea!!!)

#4 - On The Date–Be A Gentleman

Dude–you have GOT to treat her like a lady. Walk her to her car door and open it for her. I have had guys argue with me & say, “My dad doesn’t open the door for my mom.” I always reply, “Well…maybe your dad is an insensitive jerk!” Just a thought.

(Ladies…if he does not open the door…just stand outside of his car–he will get the hint. If he doesn’t find you valuable enough to open the door for you…trust me, it’s going to go downhill.)

Guys–a lady wants to feel special…like someone really wants to take care of her…and trust me, the little things matter…so open her car door.

Oh yeah, one more thing…when you come to her house to pick her up…cut your car off, walk up to the door, and ask for her like a man. If you pull up in her driveway and call her from your cell phone–you are a loser. If you pull up in her driveway and honk your car horn…you are REALLY a loser.

(A dude came to pick up my sister once a blew the horn…she got up to leave & my dad told her to sit down. The guy outside then began to hold down on the horn…my dad, who had drank a beer or twelve, got up, walked outside, opened his car door and hit him in the nose, knocking him across the car. He said he was going to go home and tell his father…to which my father proceeded to invite him to do so, telling him that he would be glad to give his father the same treatment. The dude left & came back an hour later cleaned up and apologized for the way he had treated my sister.) I LOVE TELLING THAT STORY!!! :-)

#5 - If She Says “NO,” That Means NO!

Guys–if you ask a girl out on a date & she tell you no–back off…stay away…you can be her friend but do NOT begin to try to put pressure on her…this freaks her out.

I have had so many single dudes tell me, “But Perry, you talk about how you pursued Lucretia for nearly two years before she even went out with you.”

YEP–that is true…but I was her friend and not a freaky stalker. During my two year friendship with Lucretia we maybe had five conversations about the possibility of us dating one day…and she NEVER told me NO or to never bring the conversation up again. We were friends…we hung out…with NO strings attached. She never told me to back off.

If a young lady tells you no and you continue to pursue–dude–you are NOT being romantic…you are being stupid. Let it GO!!!

That's All!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

JR's bday bash - lime88

Last Saturday, Rommel just turned a year older and a year wiser:
And he celebrate his big day at Lime 88:
Related post:

There were free food and overflowing wine, ok I said wine so just look at the wine..harhar: Lurkey lurkey, it was one hell of a fun night:
And they have their own version of having fun e? Nice shot :)

Even the kewl crew of Lime 88 plus the super generous chef Archie is having fun, see:

Again, Thanks Romel for the awesome night!!!

Hmmmm I supposed to write a long entry about that night, but I'm too busy and feeling sick. I blame it to Rommel and Iggy who just gave me and Dona cough and colds... sigh! sigh! sigh!

Mike Lec- Haller??? Despedida? =p

Lime 88: Street food with a twist
160 San Rafael st.
City, Metro Manila

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Hawaiian Bar-B-Que

If you’ll ask me about "Must-eat-there” restaurant in Tagaytay, without any h
esitations I'll answer Hawaiian Bar-B-Que in The Boutique. My HS buddies and I used to be regulars of Tagaytay because of that resto, we super love their food to the max especially their hawaiian baby back ribs, it is by far the greatest ribs I've tasted. Ambiance is very snug and dainty; you can see the view of Taal lake and volcano during daylight and the feel of Tagaytay's fresh air is a plus plus.

Anyway three kings was spent with house mate and few friends having our lunch at our apartment and then decided to go to Tagaytay afterwards. Since I've been raving a lot about that place to them, and since I sort of missing their addictive food for sometime now, and since there is no set planned for that day... I suggested my haven and they agreed to try. Happily, they all like it and we leave theplace with very satisfied tummies.

Hawaiian Baby back ribs
MUST TRY- Super TENDER, yum yum

Bulalo steak
Soft and tasty

I forgot the name of this fish but it is also good ;-) Sorry!

The other must try for me:
Simply Chicken Coco- Their version of fried chicken that is marinated with coconut milk and served with coconut salsa.
Pineapple and Shrimp Curry- Served in pineapple shell and is cooked with curry and coconut milk.
Grilled corn- Nothing really special about it, but I love corn ;)

Note that the food is good for sharing not unless you really have super big appetite.

Cost: 350 and up /pax

Related post:

Hawaiian Bar-B-Que
The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
45 Aguinaldo Hi-way
Silang Crossing East, Tagaytay City

Tel. (63+46) 413-1885, (63+46) 413-1795, (63+46) 413-1698

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Post Christmas

It's a brand new year and we are still BUSY, and sadly will be on night shift for like one month or worst more months... sigh!

Again, I'm really swamp and drowning :( pardon for not posting a sagacious entry...

Post Christmas/Pre New year(?) ; It was spent meeting up with dear friends, and of course pig-out... I swear my stomach had expanded and I am gaining weight...

Anyway, leaving you with some pix.

After the Badminton session...
yeah, I'm playing it once again although I missed yoga and boxing

Dinner with HS friends at Shangri-La's Cravings
Cravings is located @ 5F Shangri-La Plaza Mall- Eat-all-you-can at the soup and salad bar when you order their main course, so far their steaks are good.

Omakase dinner with another set of HS buddies
One of my favorite Japanese resto but I was a little disappointed by the service in Timog or was it because of huge customer turnover that time.

For more details visit Anton's site

Family New Year dinner
Dinner will always be enjoyable with the whole family :)

Ugh, I don't usually cook but I did for year end family dinner *wink wink*

Happy three kings everyone!

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