In the spirit of the holiday season, I’ll be running a series of unique stores in the metro manila area. You could say that this is one way for me to enjoy shopping around and for my wife to be happy as well 🙂 Although, I particularly don’t like shops inside the mall, but who knows there might be that one store found in the recesses in the mall that I might include in this series. First stop, I’ve been fascinated with the concept of the store for all seasons (SFAS) and we’ve checked it out if it really delivers on its young vibe and artsy ambiance.
Galileo Enotica is a place with a soul alright as describe by Market Man. I missed Market Man’s EB and I also missed all the special food served as captured by Desserts First in her EB post . I ate in Galileo last Saturday Lunch time and I got to experience the normal set menu. No Fresh Mozzarella! No Lambrusco wine! No Fresh Anchovies and Fresh Olives! No roasted peppers and no baby tomatoes! No penne with roasted eggplant! No other food aside from Spaghettini Ala Arabiata and Spaghetti Ala Carbonara! No doubt the food is great but this is a lesson of timing when to eat in places like this and I’ll share with you my experience and how best you can enjoy this place when you visit.
I’m so proud of this that a Filipino won the world challenge! I remember voting for this and there was a filipino blogosphere/ email campaign on this last August including Carlos of the celdran tours fame. Congratulations, Mr. Justino Arboleda! Watch out for the BBC feature on a special program on Dec. 3/4 and by Newsweek Magazine in its Dec. 3 issue. Inquirer has a short writeup on coconet’s triumphant story and read Mr. Arboleda’s humble beginnings. Additional contact information on Mr. Arboleda’s Juboken company thanks to Boogie Boydon of Ang Bagong Pinoy.
Recently I neglected to update Aidan’s blog for two months. I got a lot of complaints not only from my wife but from regular readers of that blog. Finally, I was able to update it and I can’t believe that for 10 straight months I was able to keep up with the volume of pictures at that photo blog. There are a few days in those months that I don’t have any pictures but safely about 90% are covered. Check it out at http://aidanacio.us/! Hopefully I can update it until he grows up to update it himself 🙂
Aside from the chrismas parols that you started to see on the streets and the christmas carols you hear on the radio, have you noticed that it’s getting cooler already? We live in a 10th floor condo and the breeze are cooler now and you could feel that Christmas is in the air ! Got to buy my christmas gifts and avoid that christmas rush 🙂
Miguel Paul Riano had a post on “A look into Procter & Gamble” and I would reserve my comments since some of the information in his post is already out dated. Just for instance, P&G now has 21 billion dollar brands with the addition of Gillette billion dollar brands with over $50+ Billion in Sales in 160 countries. It is one of the Top 10 Global Companies by Market Capitalization among which Gillette is #1, Exxon #2, Microsoft #3, with P&G alternates in #7-9 with J&J and Walmart on any given day. His sister’s MBA paper is right on and we have significant advancement already on e-Commerce. I’ll shut up now before I get into conflict with our blogging policies 🙂
Aidan started his first fun class @ Kindermusik by teacher Jeannie last Saturday in Greenhills Learning Center. Mommy Rache and Aidan had fun! This was photo heaven for me because of the cute little babies (less than 1 year old). This post is a complete information on what Kindermusik is about.
We have been planning to go to El Nido Palawan ever since and we are scheduled to go their with Maong/Di and the gang in January. Then came this offer from Ann (one of my blog readers) of a special El Nido Gift Certificate for 3 days/ 2 nights for P14,000/person good for two person already (a lot cheaper than the P17,500). I hesitantly passed on it since we are already set to go in January. The only caveat is that it is only good until Dec. 17, 2005. Let me know if some of you might be interested specially for balikbayans out there who wants to go and explore Palawan before dec. 17.
I love Italian! Specially when I started to try out to be a vegetarian, pizzas became part of my normal diet. I particularly like the Amici de Don Bosco type of pizza, or Bravo’s thin crunchy crust pizzas and I’m looking out for that authentic Italian taste. Here’s another favorite which is Mama Tina Ristorante along Edsa.