I had a LOOOOOOOOONG Saturday with Ity (a.k.a my lovely wife Tina) & our son Gabby but it was again a whole lot of FUN… and LUCK!
The first of our agenda was to eat at Pepper Lunch in Shangri-la mall. Since my comment card to those awesome sizzling meals that we had before was chosen as one of those lucky ones last month, I received a text message early last week that I am entitled to a FREE Pepper Rice Meal on my next visit.
Traffic was heavy on a late Saturday morning but nevertheless, we made it in whole piece to the mall & immediately hit the basement for another Do-It-Yourself dining experience. Before entering the fastfood, Ity already picked what she’ll order from the poster outside while I spotted the top man of PL himself, no less than Jeroen Van Straten. He doesn’t know me but he commented to my first post about PL. I just knew him from reading other blogs & ofcourse googling his wife’s chuvaness blog.
I was asked by the staff at the cashier to sign their list of lucky diners as I claimed my Beef Pepper Rice meal. After which, I ordered Ity’s preference. It was so sweet I only paid for Ity’s meal and I had mine FREE!
Honesty begets LUCK!
Ity had COMBO CUT STEAK & HAMBURGER
(Php 280 if A La Carte, & PhP 355 with rice & drink)…
Look at how it’s served hot & fresh!
A bit of mixing and “cooking” and voila, deliciously tender meal!
The staff gave Gabby a balloon & a giveaway mobile accessory…
My son had to pose with my lovely wife before eating…
A couple of weeks ago I ate CHICKEN PEPPER RICE & liked it. But I just wanted to try other meal every new visit.
This was my PL plate : BEEF PEPPER RICE
(available at PhP 198 A La Carte, & PhP 235 if with coke).
Here’s how it looked like after mixing & “cooking” it with the yummy honey brown sauce…
Completely GONE AFTER THREE MINUTES !
We agreed that we’ll definitely have future visits to Pepper Lunch soon.
PEPPER LUNCH Shangri-la Mall
Garden Court level, Mandaluyong.
(63-2) 631 6410
PEPPER LUNCH Rockwell
Power Plant Mall,
Rockwell Center, Makati City
(63-2) 895 6185
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Next thing we did was to walk to Megatrade Hall in Megamall to attend the 2nd day of the Nurse Expo as my colleagues in Allgen the Intelligent Review participated in the talks to attendees and had a booth complete with raffles & giveaways for valued nurses.
This was the booth Allgen had where nurses trooped to inquire about how we make them NCLEX-RN & IELTS passers.
Allgen people showed videos proving that we’re not only NCLEX-RN and IELTS review center but we do out-reach programs within our community such as medical mission and feeding programs enough to attest that we highly believe and support the potentials of Filipino nurses.
ALLGEN THE INTELLIGENT REVIEW
5/F TM Kalaw Center Building,
667 TM Kalaw Avenue, Manila
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Then we strolled along Megamall, did some window shopping and few hours after, we decided to eat again. This time after sizzling japanese food for lunch, we had Hawaiian barbeque and rice (again!) for merienda. We had it at OHANA…
I had HAWAIIAN CHICKEN and PORK BBQ COMBO (PhP 149),
MANGO and BANANA SMOOTHIES (PhP 65)
Exta HAWAIIAN RICE (PhP 22)
Taste was not bad, but I just thought that Hawaiian BBQ was not that different from the usual grilled meat that we’ve been eating here. Never been to that part of US yet so I cannot distinguish authenticity =)
OHANA HAWAIIAN BBQ
2/F Bldg A, SM Megamall,
Then right next to OHANA Hawaaian BBQ is KIDDY’S ART TOWN. It was already past 6PM but my son has still the energy and enthusiasm to do art works in this little kiosk for children.
First step: Select the design that the kiddy artist would like to color…
Gabby chose the sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea :
We were provided with a small tray with RUBBER COLORED PAINTS in squeezable tubes, some pieces of cotton buds, tissues & small sticks that were used to wipe colors beyond the outline. The chosen design was put in an aluminum plate.
Look how SPONGEBOB acquired his colors from his artists….
All we had to pay for the entire art work activity was the design that cost PhP 180, inclusive of everything. Kiddy’s art town even provides apron to little painters…
And since the COLORED PAINTS used were RUBBER, a minute of heating in an ordinary microwave will complete the entire process…
Presenting the final art work…
We ended the day by sipping a dose of caffeine at Starbucks Coffee in the Atrium of Megamall. BTW, I was also given a stub 2 weeks ago at Starbucks Trinoma which automatically came out of the cashier register as I turned to be that day’s lucky coffee drinker entitled to have a free tall cup of any blend next visit after I did customer’s survey on-line. So my iced caramel macchiato yesterday was availed for FREE.
SOME GOOD THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE!!!
Having fun activities with family need not to be expensive; more importantly is to enjoy making memories.
Till our next family bonding! Thanks!