(It’s been a long time I haven’t done any “look-at-me-now” post. So I thought of doing it again on a more frequent episodes because i just badly need it.)
Because it’s my first time in metro manila. Well, not really but my first time was like decades ago, and we went up north and down south so all i was able to do was just pass by metro manila.
(Taguig has also this famous lamp post noh?)
So this is the first time that I really stayed in this place. We stayed at the back of and across Greenbelt so automatically we just loitered at GB. Since hotel’s strict about their check-in time of 2pm, and we’re there like 9am so we have no choice but to loiter in greenbelt.
Friends been saying to go to BGC but after witnessing the traffic from
Airport to Greenbelt, there’s no way I’m going anywhere that requires more than my feet.
So all we did was get in to restos that sounds familiar in greenbelt, which most probably i heard via social sites. EXCITING!
We had breakfast at Conti’s. Food was so-so or maybe i just ordered the wrong dish. I could no longer recall the taste of what we ate there. But i think coffee was good!
We stumbled upon muji so we get inside because social media dictates. So i’m not a fond of cute little things and thingmajigs so muji is something i can skip. The pens and papers were cute but i’m really more of a pilot fan.
I bought a belt from them because belt i wore was wrong. And this led to some not-so-nice incident. The belt’s price tag said different price, then cash machine said another – a higher price. After trying to insist about price tag should be followed, i had to give up so staff should not be burdened of paying the difference.
Cafe Mary Grace
After much going around, nothing really fancy us. I mean like how would LV, Jimmy choos or even aeropostale afford me?!? And, i did not see any sports/running shops, so yeah, got bored roaming around GB.
So after going around, stumbled upon Cafe Mary Grace, which I think I saw on one of KC concepcion’s movies. And, i’m sucker for organic / vegan dishes.
If i had not tasted Tavolata dishes in Cebu, I would probably be extra awed with Mary Grace. Call me jerk, but I think Tavolata in cebu does this organic / vegan thing better. But because they serve lemoned service water, cafe mary grace is something to add in to-eat place.
After we’re finally able to check in, I stayed at hotel to finish some stuff. So yeah, i came to Makati to stay inside a hotel! While Mark went off to meet someone.
Dinner went to a resto suggested by hungitcebu.com. At first, i felt like backing out because set-up reminds me of Gilt in cebu. So it’s like a resto pub with 3rd eye blind music at the background. If i were a single yuppie or a college kid, i would probably feel comfortable. But i’m old with 3 kids, so yeah, i felt out of place.
But the onion soup and steak were greattttt!!! Something you won’t regret going to.
Something i can skip! So nothing much i can say about it.
Second day, went around for a walk because we’re too lazy to run, and yeah it felt awkward to be running in a big city. I should probably post more details of it in http://aktib.ph/owrange.
Breakfast were all courtesy from the place we stayed in! Free breakfast who can resist!?!
Mine was Vigan chorizo. It felt too dry. I guess i’m used to greasy chorizo of Cebu.
Thursday, we’re whole day holed-up in a conference in Dusit Thani. We attended the Softcon.ph conference, which I will post about it at techtalks.ph. Yeah, i have committed (shoot) myself to write about philippine tech startups again. Too many great stories behind technology, it’s such a sin to let them pass by without being recorded even just a snippet of it!
I was just so glad to meet the bootyard team, Ademar and Honee, again after a longgg time. We had once worked on a project before that went dead, which I’m just glad it got killed. And, ademar and honee are definitely a testament that what does not kill you can make you stronger. So i’m just happy to see their own web app, codetoki.com is doing well! Codetoki is for programmers and programmer-seeking companies. Anyhoo, sign up at http://codetoki.com
More wonderful apps and team and happenings at softcon.ph, which i’ll post techtalks.ph soon!
And the food at Dusit!
There were aplenty but forgot to take pics of them. I was too conscious around men wearing suits! 🙂
Going fastfood japanese for dinner at glorietta. Tina was craving for some jap. She said yoshinoya is the equivalent of mcdo in japan according to Tina. So yeah, something I can skip.
We were hoping to go to Sonja’s for dessert but we missed it, and it was raining hard. It was not fun moving around so we just get inside to the first resto that seems to offer dessert. And o think we were lucky it was cafe breton. Crepes were great. I mean it’s not something i highly recommend, but then it’s something you won’t regret going to either!
And, i love their coffee! 🙂
Allelujah! For last meal here, i was torn between cino, bizu and max brenner but i thought of picking out a place that i don’t get to read on my social site feeds.
Food is great, definitely, but kinda too small for the price. But hey, we definitely do NOT need to eat a lot! I guess it’s just the Cebuana in me.
ieatwell cafe & deli (the only resto i encountered who does not provide free service water)
Back in NAIA. I seriously cannot see why i hear people saying it’s the worst airport. Maybe, i come in a better time.
(Tip: more coffee shops option at the boarding area.)
Flight is still at 6pm. Gaahh! I thought i would be milling more around the metro manila thus taking a night flight. But too late when i realized that i certainly have nothing much to do here. 🙁
Looking at this post, it was probably useless buying a belt from muji!
I guess it’s a trip i feel like a small town girl in a big big city!