Archive for December, 2011

Uncle Sam’s Flying Circus

Posted: December 30, 2011 in Circus, contest won, Event, SMX

I won 2 free tickets to Uncls Sam’s Flying Circus from a giveaway I joined.

I chose to watch the show last December 28, at 7:00pm. I got the complimentary ticket at the venue.

The show was held at SMX Hall 1 & 2. The stage at different angles:

The black colored chairs were for bronze ticket holders, the white colored chairs were for silver, the red chairs were for gold, the blue chairs were for platinum and the black chairs were for VIP. There were steel railings between bronze and silver, another one between silver and gold. Only one entrance for VIP, Platinum and Gold ticket holders.

Souvenir shop was also available inside the hall.

The chairs have tags to identify where you will be seated. I was seated at Gold C – 34.

There were also food being sold inside the hall. Although in the ticket it was indicated that the show would start at 7pm, but actually the show started 7:25pm. We were given time to buy our food first.

The show started with a song number from Britney Spears impersonator. However, I was still at the queue line buying food so I wasn’t able to take pictures.

But here are the rest of the performance

They also have some audience participation.

After 1 hour, we had our break time to stretched our legs and go to the restroom. The events organizer put a stamp on my hand when I left the hall.

20 minutes later, the program resumed.

We were seated at the right side and our view was not good. Get a seat in the middle.

Overall, the show was really great! We really enjoyed the world-class Circus performance! For those who haven’t watched the show, Uncle Sam’s Flying Circus will be here until Jan 1. Shows stars at 4 p.m. and with evening shows at 7 p.m. on Dec. 30. There’s no performance on the 31st but on Jan. 1, there are 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances.

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Toy Kingdom Clearance Sale

Posted: December 28, 2011 in Event, SMX, toys

If you haven’t finished your Christmas Shopping for the kids and kids at heart, here’s your chance to buy your gifts to them.

Toy Kingdom Clearance Sale will be until January 1 at SMX Hall 4 from 10 am to 11pm.

Manila Bay Cruise and Dinner

Posted: December 28, 2011 in Adventure, Food, JC, Travel

I saw Cruise, dine and unwind – 66% off Sun Cruises’ Manila Bay Cruise! deal at a group buying site. Normally, Sun Cruises offers this romantic dinner while sailing around Manila Bay for Php. 550.00. So when I saw this deal, I immediately bought 2 for only P188 each.

Sailing schedules are as follows:
1st sailing: 4:30pm to 5:45pm
2nd sailing: 6:15pm to 7:30pm
3rd sailing: 8:00pm to 9:15pm

I chose 8:00pm because when I booked for our reservation, the only timeslot that has available seat at the upper deck was at 8:00pm.

Docking area was located at the back of the Folk Arts Theater, near Gloria Maris. It was easy to find the venue since there were sign boards pointing to where you should be heading.

You should be there at least 30 minutes before chosen sailing time for registration. After registration, you will be given a boarding pass, food stub and a sticker if you would be seated in the upper deck.

While waiting for the yacht, I took pictures of the scenery first.

There were even fireworks seen from afar.

At exactly 8:00 pm, we were asked to onboard the ship. The crew got our boarding passes. We passed through a yacht before reaching the our final destination.

After passing through the 1st yacht, we next passed through the lower deck. The lower deck was air conditioned.

The restroom was also located at the lower deck. They have only one common restroom.

Finally, to the upper deck,

where we were seated.

Before the cruise started, the crew demonstrated to us where to find and how to use the life vest in case of emergency.

The vest was glowing in the dark.

Then the food was served. Drinks were not included in the deal, so you have to order separately and pay for it.

There were also chips being sold.

While cruising, we were serenaded by the singers on board. I wasn’t able to take picture of the guy.

After eating, I took pictures of the scenery. We even reached near SM MOA.

The cruising time was only for 1hour and 15 minutes. I can say that this was an amazing experience plus the food was also delicious. I recommend that you try this experience too.

Sun Cruises
For booking or inquiries, please call the following numbers:

Weekdays from 8AM – 5PM Manila Time
(632) 527.555 local 4511 and 4512 and (632) 217.3554

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Krazy Garlik at RW

Posted: December 27, 2011 in Food

My family and I went to Resort’s World to have dinner. We first strolled around the mall and afterwards we chose to dine at Krazy Garlik.

I loved the interior of their establishment. I loved the bright and colorful wall paintings of Alice in “Garlik”land 🙂 and the shelf full of garlic stuffs

Their service was so slow, I’m not sure why, but it took them so long before they could serve our orders.

Here’s what we ordered.

Korean Style Garlic Sesame Beef (P275)Pan-fried marinated tender beef strips in spicy soy-chili sauce with garlic and sesame seed.

Mushroom Matsuri (P345)A festival of mushrooms sauteed Japanese style

Krazy Garlik Veggies (P250) – a fresh combination of squash, broccoli, asparagus, and cauliflower sauteed in extra virgin olive oil

The foods were delicious and tasty. Overall, I loved their food, interior except their service.

For those garlic lovers, this is the best place for you to dine.

Krazy Garlik Restaurant
2nd Floor, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Philippines
12:00 a.m. – 12:00 mn

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I decided to get my NBI clearance a day after Christmas having a thought that a lot of people were on vacation. I went to Robinsons Place Ermita at 9am and arrived there 30 mins later.

I first went to Sta Monica entrance. The guard at the entrance asked me where I’m heading to, then I said that I will get my NBI clearance. He told me to get a number first from another guard outside the mall. He won’t let anybody in, since it is not yet 10 AM, which is the start of mall hours.

I asked for a number from the guard outside.

He gave me a piece of paper with a number on it. I was lucky number 72. I was right when I thought that people were still on vacation a day after Christmas and that there were only few people who would get their NBI clearance today. Normally, when you arrived 9:30, the number you would get will be around 200+ already.

Since the mall is not yet open, a lot of people were waiting to get in.

I decided to look for an alternate entrance where there were fewer people. I walked towards Salas entrance and saw that there were fewer people waiting.

Finally, when the mall opened, I headed towards the Sun Cellular Shop because the entrance to the NBI clearance was beside that store.

Upon arriving at the venue, the guard on duty would get your number in exchange for the application form. Then, you would be asked to sit down at the end of the queue line and fill up the form. The chronology of number wouldn’t matter. What mattered was the first person to come to the venue would be serve first. The number just served as an exchange for the application form.

After a while, applicants were asked to enter. Someone would check if the applicants filled up the form correctly. For the married woman, surname should be the surname of her father and middle name should be the surname of her mother when single.

First step was to pay at the cashier P115.00.

Second step would be encoding of data to the system.

Third step would be biometrics and picture taking. Last would be the releasing process. If you were “HIT”, you would be asked to come back to get your NBI clearance. The date on when you could get your NBI clearance was at the back of the receipt. If you were “MISSED”, you would get your NBI clearance right on the spot after printing.

Unfortunately, I’m “HIT” so I was asked to return a week after.

All steps were done for only 5 minutes. The processing time was fast but the waiting time is long. In summary, I arrived at Robinsons Ermita at 9:30 and got my number. I entered the mall 10:00, then filled up the form and followed the process. 10:30, I’m all done.

I need to return a week later to get my NBI clearance.

Btw, I saw this tarp upon leaving the venue. NBI clearance at Robinson’s Otis is now open.

Getting an NBI clearance during Christmas break was really fast since a lot of people are on vacation. 🙂

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Gandiva Cafe Giveaway

Posted: December 24, 2011 in contest won

I’m really feeling lucky this month because I won a lot of giveaways. This is because I also joined a lot of giveaways. If you could see my facebook walls and twitter posts, most of the post I had are part of the giveaway mechanics.

This giveaway I won was from Manila Foodista’s giveaway

The prizes are Gandiva shirt, a Gandiva tumbler, a small bottle of Lavender & Vanilla organic room and linen fragrance, a small bottle of sportspray all-around antibacterial sports gear deodorizer and disinfectant, and a 150-gram pack of 100% pure cocosugar. She also added some candies.

She notified me that I won through FB and she was kind enough that she traveled all the way to give the prizes to me.

Thanks Tiffy for the wonderful giveaway prizes. 🙂

Johnny Chow at RW x MI4 Ghost Protocol

Posted: December 23, 2011 in Food

We went to RW to watch MI4:Ghost Protocol but before we watch, we first ate our dinner. I’m a big fan of dumplings so we decided to eat at Johnny Chow.

Upon entering the restaurant, the wall decors caught my attention. They have this shelves as a decoration with books in it.

They also have a nice Mona Liza wall paintings that comes in different background colors.

The lights are uniquely hanging in the ceiling.

Their chairs are also painted with different Asian Faces.

And finally, here’s what we order:

Johnny Chow Fried Rice

Karma Duck Shitake (duck dumplings)

Zhang Ziyi Chix

Wan Chai Asado and Macau

All of the dishes that we ordered were delicious. I still wanted to try out other dishes but I’m already full.

If you are looking for Asian foods, I suggest you try eating at Johnny Chow.

Johnny Chow
Unit F&B-3B, 2nd Floor, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Philippines
Mon – Tue:11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed: 11:00 pm – 3:00 am
Thu: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat:11:00 am – 3:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

After dinner, we went to see MI4: Ghost Protocol. The movie was 2++ hours long and it was a great movie. I’m not really a great fan of MI movies, in fact this was the first time I watched MI, and I was impressed by the story line. This movie is also a “must” watch movie.