Martes, Setyembre 25, 2012

Workforce Goes to Sambo Kojin

One of the many perks that we receive from my current workplace is that they give us employees opportunities for work and life balance... thus the company-funded quarterly team building activities! Yey!

We usually hold our quarterly escapades at Chicago in Ortigas, and had one in Vikings. This time, due to schedule constraints, we just had a casual dinner in Sambo Kojin. We rushed our daily reports to have dinner with the rest of the team hehe..

This is actually my first time to visit the place, and yet to try the smokeless grill. Being "gutom" that I was, I first indulged with the sushi that they serve. I tell you.. they're so good that I think I had 7!

They have a wide variety of stuff to be grilled- shrimps, fish, bacon-wrapped asparagus and mushrooms, and eggs among others.

We also splurged on desserts. I had scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream, cream puffs and more...

Aside from eating and usual get together, mini-awarding ceremonies are also being held during our team building sessions.

The Reporting Girls: Me, Tess and Lia (we got certificates and Dairy Queen GCs) ^_^

After and hour or so of dinner, we came back to the office to finish a couple of more reports. We were asking the "Boss" to hold our next gig at Vikings. Hope he says yes.

About SamboKojin

SAMBO KOJIN Yakiniku Smokeless Grill The rituals of grilling enhanced. The merging of cuisines celebrated. The mastery of Japanese and Korean chefmanships acclaimed.


Monday to Friday LUNCH P 499 No Left Over Price
Monday to Friday DINNER P 599 No Left Over Price
Saturday to Sunday and Holidays (LUNCH & DINNER) P 649 No Left Over Price
Children below 4 ft. P299 No Left Over Price
(Add P200 only for leftover)

Eastwood Citywalk 1
E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5), Bagumbayan, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Number
(+63 2) 421-0145 to 46
Operating Hours
Monday to Thursday 11:00am - 2:00pm for lunch and 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday to Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm for lunch and 5:30pm - 10:00pm for dinner

Lunes, Setyembre 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Papa!

Papa (Mic's dad) celebrated his 60th birthday last Sept. 16, 2012, a day after we came from Ilo-ilo. His  actual birthday was on the 12th, though. Before going to Papa's celeb, we dropped by at Conti's in Katipunan to purchase Mango Bravo Cake. Sinama namin si Merm (nanay ko) para full blast.

His siblings came over to their house in San Mateo. Lahat may dalang food. Ang ending... may lechon, some more viands, at 4 na bilao ng iba't ibang pancit (bihon, canton, malabon at miki-bihon). Super long life for Papa!

Athena with the Mango Bravo Cake

 Nic, Mic, Papa, Athena and Mama

The Peraltas

Happy birthday, Papa. May God bless you with good health and happiness that would last as long as you live. We love you!

Ilo-ilo, ELF at mga "Airplane Virgins"

And so i'm back! : )

At dahil sa matagal-tagal din akong missing in action sa blogosphere, I have a handful of stories to share from ELF and Partners' Ilo-ilo- Guimaras Escapade, na na-feature din sa blog ng ating friend na si Joanne. 

Day 1

After our shifts, Mic and I went home to get our things and leave my work laptop (which is a bit heavy at AYOKO magdala ng trabaho sa trip, hehe). We rested for a few minutes and headed to Junction to meet the rest of the gang. The initial plan was to get 2 cabs. Luckily, Joel was able to transact with an FX driver, who agreed to bring us to NAIA Terminal 3 for PhP1000. At least, sabay-sabay kaming lahat. Susyal yung FX. May portable DVD player kaya super watch kami ng My Amnesia Girl on the way to the Airport.

Checking In

While checking in, tinanong ako nung ate "Ma'am buntis po?". Wow. Sabi ko... chubby lang ako te. Hindi ako preggy. Hahaha #Haynako.

Mejo maaga kami dumating for the flight. We had breakfast at Burger King, and took photos to our heart's content.

"Airplane Virgins"

First time namin ni Mic na sumakay sa eroplano. While on board...

Nic to Joanne: Hindi na ako natutuwa friend... Para akong sumakay sa G-Liner na dumadaan sa lubak na kalsada at may sampung taong sabay-sabay na bumubuga ng hangin sa straw sa tenga ko.

View from the plane


We rented a van to bring us to One Lourdes Dormitel. The place was comfortable yet affordable for only P1048 per day.

 Mabuti na lang at may pa-twalya showcase.. at least hindi na nabasa ang mga towels namin

We had lunch at Roberto's.

 I like the festive lamps and tassles

Pares-pares Anime-Anime 
Rowie, Joanne, Nic, Mic

After lunch, we headed to San Joaquin to visit the San Joaquin church. The jeepney fare costs PhP 60. Walang traffic, mabilis and byahe. Isipin mo kung gaano kalayo. ^_^

San Joaquin Church, located in San Joaquin, Iloilo, was built by the Augustinian Order in 1869. It is known as the only church in the country with a militaristic facade, incoporating the bas-relief mural Rendicion de Tetuan. Source
Second Stop: Miagao Church

 The Miag-ao Church was built in 1786 by Spanish Augustinian missionaries and was declared as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Baroque Churches of the Philippines" in 1993. Source

At dahil sa kumota na kami sa mga simbahan, at wala pa kaming tulog galing sa shift, naisip namin ni Mic na nakakamiss na ang dormitel. Joanne, Lori, JC, Joana and Rowie went to Racso's, while Joel, Mic, Sophie and I headed back to the dormitel.

Masarap matulog. Paggising ko, may 3 missed calls, 6 na texts. Galing pala kina Lori. Tsaka ko lang naisip na hindi pa pala kami kumakain. At around 1:30 AM, Mic, Joel and I went to the bayan for our "Madaling Araw Life". Buti na lang, may 24-hrs na Chowking. Kundi, mawawalan kami ng lakas sa Day 2.