We went to Compostela weeks ago for the family day event in our subdivision, which was held at Boardwalk. Boardwalk is located like 300M away from the public market.
I thought I went to the wrong venue when the lounge of waterfront were full of women in burqa. I was invited by a friend to his graduation in Waterfront so I was expecting like people in casual or formal dresses; but seeing the women in burqa, I thought I might be in a Muslim wedding. Then, I snapped at myself of how my “cultural” exposure can be so narrow.
Congrats again, Jossy. I knew him first in the tech startup scene, then he gave me a glimpse into their Nigerian / Kenyan and his other homies running team, and then now he finally’s done with his medical school.
I was excited about going to Makati but PMS (pre-menstrual shurva) hit me big time. When I played this Carol Banawa song throughout the flight, and tears rolling down my eyes for no reason, God help me!
We had lunch courtesy of Chay at a Japanese resto. It’s so unremarkable, i don’t remember the name. (This is PMS still talking.)
After dinner, I enjoyed the startup talks held at the Acceler8, a (hip) coworking space. More details here https://mobile.facebook.com/events/1726143457664313?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A3%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=3.
Salarium guy was also there to share quick update.
And i was happy to see Brian Tan Seng at the event. One of the few people tech people I would bump on both tech events, and running events. He’s a 100 miler ultramarathon runner, and he’s coffee geek!
I went more around the market before making any purchase. I always find “Merkado” (public market) to be fascinating. I felt every thing in it is instagram-worthy because there’s just so much color, character, life, and that certain kind of smell which smells of no-BS hardwork.
Then I stumbled upon a “painitan” (i dunno if it’s the equivalent of a cafe) inside the market. After experiencing the painitan in Dumaguete, I’m getting more curious about our “painitan culture” like hashtag #painitancrawl. 🙂
The painitan owner also offered me tips on where to and what to around Taboan Public Market.
And as protip from Manang Tableya, legit pure cacao tablea melts so keep them in a cold temperature. 🙂
Expectation: We got this wooden doll from Folk Fiction event of Happy Garaje x Ballista Games years ago. I think this was made by Johanna, the silent majority of Happy Garaje. We actually got 2 of these but the other one got misplaced or something.
April 25, 2015