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by on Aug.19, 2015, under Me, Random Thought

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ON RANDOM THOUGHT. The Friend Zone

by on Aug.16, 2015, under Me, Random Thought

So I wake up at 343am because I have this urge to write about The Friend Zone. Please bear with me if some of the grammar are incorrect. 

What is The Friend Zone?

According to The Attraction Doctor, “The friend zone” refers to a situation where one individual in a friendship develops more intense feelings and wants to become “more than friends” with the other person. In his article, he also mentioned the reason why people get stuck in The Friend Zone, and how to escape The Friend Zone. (To read the article please click here)

Anyway, I’m writing this to escape the situation, I’m writing because I want to share my experience/s on why do we get stuck in that situation.

Why do we get “Friend-Zoned”?

  1. We are too nice for them. That the other person to expects us to do be always there for them, and that when we do nice things for them we expect that one day all our efforts will be recognized.
  2. We are always there for them. That the other person becomes to comfortable with our presence. Make the other person feel our absence, then you’ll know you’re worth to that person – plus, they might just miss you more. Always remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  3. We are too comfortable. That we tend to forget that you like this person and that you want a deeper relationship.
  4. We have labeled ourselves to be this for this person. That the other person would call you or text if you are available to hang and chill over drinks and to listen to their problems over this person. And the two of you would just whine and dine for the next couple of hours.
  5. We are too clingy. For me, being clingy is OK for friends, but when you are in that point and stage with that other person, lets stop being clingy and step up our game.
  6. We need to be vocal. Lastly, we need to be vocal. Seriously, nothings gonna happen if you don’t say what you truly feel for that other person.
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IN MY OPINION. Heaven & Eggs

by on Dec.31, 2014, under Food/Restaurant Review, In My Opinion, Me, School

December 29, 2014: Triple Threat’s (TT) first ever Brunch, yes. We usually go for Lunch or Dinner, this time we had to go for Brunch. Ema has a boxing date at 2pm and Rosh has a family late lunch, as for me I have to finish my Holiday shopping and I have a movie date at 330pm.

Triple Threat

Triple Threat

So anyway, for the first ever brunch of TT I’ve suggested to have it at Heaven and Eggs (H&E). And yes, I haven’t tried this restaurant and its been there for the longest time.

The location

It is located at Ground Floor, Glorietta 4 (G4), Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City.

Their location has its positive and and negative side. For the negative, like Tenka (see previous post here), their location is quite off – its outside the mall, which means you won’t be able to see, pass by or even think of their restaurant, its secluded from the other restaurants inside the mall, not unless of course if you plan your meal here before hand. For the positive side, its open from 7am and it has its own door so people can actually eat their breakfast here without waiting for the mall to open. Also, you’ll be able to see this once you get off your car or cab because its fronting the drop off point of G4.

Once inside the its warm but for me, its not that cozy. The use of the space inside is kind of tight, they placed tables everywhere. I also noticed that they have a closed area for, I think, 15-20 pax – which for me is a nice idea, people can host brunch parties here.

I’d give the location 2.5/5.

The food

H&E serves breakfast all day, its something different in the Ayala compound, I mean there are others but in The Fort area in Katipunan area, H&E kind of “monopolised” the area. The taste was awesome, I mean, I loved my Fried Chicken Fillet with Java Rice, the chicken was moist and the gravy was good, the rice was just good, it reminded me of Aristocrat’s java rice. Rosh had Two Eggs any Style, I tasted the Bacon and the Breakfast Sausage and it was awesome. The bacon was crispy and the sausage have this spicy kick on it. Ema made me try her Roast Beef Platter, the beef was tender and it was cooked to perfection. Then we all had Oreo Pancakes, nothing really fancy here, I was expecting more, actually, they just added Oreo bits in the pancake mixture that’s it, I thought the whole pancake would be made out Oreo.

 

Oreo Pancakes

Oreo Pancakes

Fried Chicken Fillet

Fried Chicken Fillet

Two Eggs any Style

Two Eggs any Style

Roast Beef Platter

Roast Beef Platter

I’d give the food 5/5.

The experience

I think there is the part where H&E will fail. Let me go through with my experience when I entered the place.

There’s no host/hostess outside to assist the customers. So when I entered the place I didn’t know where to go, I mean yeah there are tables but its not yet clean, which is a turn off, of course. They have wifi connection but its limited to a certain number of people, this is the reason why I wasn’t able to connect to their wifi. Their service is kind of slow, whenever we ask for water, it would take them at least 5 minutes to give us the water. They are lack in manpower, I mean its the busiest time of the day, for their kind of restaurant, and they are lacking manpower. Lastly, Rosh, found a hair on one of the Oreo Pancakes – major turnoff.

I’d rate the experience 1/5.

The price

For a total of PHP1200 for the three of us, I believe it is over-priced, and we certainly didn’t expect it.

 

Will I recommend others to try this place? Undecided.

Will I be back here? Maybe.

Overall, I’d give Heaven & Eggs a 2.5/5

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IN MY OPINION. Tenka

by on Dec.28, 2014, under Food/Restaurant Review, In My Opinion, Me

December 27, 2014: TBC’s annual Christmas get-together. Sadly, one of my friends couldn’t make it because of a family reunion. But TBC had to push-through with the lunch, plus, I made reservation in Tenka – sayang naman the reservation if we’ll cancel.

TBC

TBC

And here I am, again, trying my very best to write a review on the new restaurant I’ve tried, plus the restaurant is relatively new – it just opened during the late part of the year.

The Location

It is situated in 2nd floor, Glorietta 4 (G4), East Drive, Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Although, its in G4, I mean this is supposedly the part where a lot of people to go to – the cinemas, timezone, and food court are here and when coming from the parking of G4 you can pass by the restaurant – their location is quite “off the location”. When you’re inside the mall already you won’t be able to see, pass by or even think of their restaurant, its secluded from the other restaurants inside the mall.

Once inside, its actually cozy and warm. You’ll feel the “high-end” vibe type of restaurant but you won’t be intimidated by it, and its very casual. Kudos to the architect/s of the restaurant for combining the “high-end” vibe and the casual vibe of the place. Plus, the place is very spacious – considering the fact that the place is “served buffet”. If I’m not mistaken, I believe the place can hold up to at least 80pax.

I’d give the location 2.5/5.

The food

Well, its Shabu-Shabu so you’ll have to cook the fresh meat/seafood/vegetables and others you’ll order. Their menu selection is quite big compared to other Shabu-Shabu I’ve tried. Did I mention that this restaurant offers “served buffet”, except for the salad and the dessert, they have a separate buffet table for these two? Yes, you’ll have the menu on your table and you can just call the servers and order what ever you want.

Before you order the meat/seafood/vegetable and others, you have to choose the two soup you’ll be having. We had the Japanese Spicy and Japanese Miso – one spicy and kind of sweet, just to counter the spiciness of the other. And the server will ask for your side order, the side order is free per person. The menu for the side order is basically cold cuts, and tempura – we had salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi and tempura. Its sad though, you can’t have additional order of the side order, we were willing to pay additional for this, but they don’t do it.

Tuna Sashimi

Tuna Sashimi

Salmon Sashimi

Salmon Sashimi

Tempura

Tempura

While waiting for the soup and the side order, you can get salad/fruits on the buffet table. The salad buffet table is quite disappointing, though. The selection is limited, plus, I was surprised when I asked one of the servers what is this one thing there, he said – kimchi. I mean the place is a Japanese restaurant then they are serving kimchi. I’m not sure if they meant it that way or is it supposedly for the salad – to add spice? If it is so, I just hope that the server said it to me.

Salad

Salad

Here’s our two soup.

Japanese Spicy and Japanese Miso

Japanese Spicy and Japanese Miso

We had lamb, beef slices, ramen noodles, egg noodles, fish fillet, chicken strips, vegetable dumpling, shrimp wanton and list just goes on and on.

Their dessert table it limited to mini cakes and ice cream. We had ice cream, I had 4 servings of it. They had ube, mango, cheese, green tea, sesame seed, mocha. And their ice cream was just divine. We loved it. I personally loved their mocha. I’m not sure if they made this or they ordered it, what ever it is, it was just yummy!

First of Four servings

First of Four servings

I’d give the food 4/5.

The experience

I’m torn if I liked it or not. The ambiance is commendable. But their service is quite bad. I ordered for mussels and oysters but it never reached our table – I’d like to think this is a blessing in disguise because I might have an upset stomach, but I wanted to try their mussels and oysters. Also, they are lacking manpower in the floor, I mean they are serving buffet and the number of their servers doesn’t compensate the number of their customers. We had to raise our hands at least three times before someone can actually acknowledge us.

One more thing, they didn’t have wifi connection, which I think is one of the things people are looking for in a restaurant. I mean not all can have mobile data, plus with the new plan of the mobile carriers here in the Philippines, I think one would really appreciate a wifi connection on a restaurant.

I’d give the experience 3/5.

The price

For the price of PHP550 for lunch from Monday-Saturday, it is reasonable enough for one to try this restaurant; and just like any other buffet restaurants in the metro, the price will depend on the time and day you’ll dine in.

I’d give the price a 4/5.

 

Will I recommend others to try this place? Yes.

Will I be back here? Definitely.

Overall, I’d give Tenka Japanese Shabu Shabu a 3.5/5

 

For more information on Tenka Japanese Shabu Shabu you may visit their Facebook fan page

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