Since Ulayaw started, my weekends have been filled with EBs and meetings. This weekend was no better. On Sunday, March 7, we held a dinner EB for Fireonfinger in Gerry’s Grill in Trinoma. I arrived an hour late (had to visit my newborn niece in Marikina and bring my duaghter to UP Village) so everyone I expected to be there was there already.
After a short deliberation, we finally placed our order. (Actually the supervisor was giving us the evil eye since the party had been there since 6pm and it was almost 8PM when we finally ordered). They didn’t have group packages like in Gerry’s Grill or Gilligan’s. Their per person order was too expensive for our liking (cheapest was P300 per head) so we opted to order individual dishes instead. We had sizzling pork sisig, sizzling bangus sisig, sizzling kangkong (don’t we like them hot?), beef kare-kare, shredded adobo and seafood adobo rice. We ordered some plain extra rice but didn’t order drinks. We had water instead. Later on, while waiting for the other members to arrive, we opened a very big bottle of champagne made from China. It was my first time to drink champagne and I liked it very much!
After Gerry’s we transferred to Starbucks located in the deck of Trinoma. The place was full but fortunately a group left a minute or two after we got there so all of us were able to sit. There we continued our bonding session. Three members, including the VIP for the night, were put in a hot seat and everyone took turns asking questions. I’d like to recount every question and answer that was given during that night but it was so hilarious I couldn’t remember half of it. Oh well, suffice to say that those who weren’t able to join us would pay to watch a video recording of that Q&A session.
The EB officially ended at the parking lot of Trinoma. There we shared a box full of mangosteens amongst ourselves. They were FOF’s pasalubong for his kaulayaws here in Manila. I think the box held 10 kilos of mangosteen, I’m not sure. (Thanks FOF!)
I end this post with a very goofy picture of mine. While we were walking our way out of Trinoma, we saw these large clay jars that reminded me of the film Halimaw sa Banga. If I’m not mistaken, it was part of a Shake, Rattle, & Roll installment.
p.s. Read fireonfinger’s account of the EB here: Maapoy na gabi kasama ang mga ulayaw