Friday, June 22, 2012

Marymart Mall Iloilo

I have no idea what to say about Marymart Mall. It's been there ever since I've known how to surf the web. I recall the days when Concept was one of the sole providers of prepaid internet. I used to spend hours and hours staring at the CRT monitor using mIRC and surfing the web for 40php an hour (or as it 60php back then).

Marymart Mall Second Floor. This is where the newer Light Tops and Concept are located.
One of the places I kept coming back to was the food court. I recall the noon time band that used to play almost everyday. I still love eating at Merto's. Their leche flan and chocolate cake are one my favorite treats.

Ever wondered where the cellphone repair kiosks and shops went? Here they are clustered in the third floor, directly above Handyman.
I'm guessing the management had them transferred because it looked better when they stayed in a single area. This also meant that the garments being sold at the 3rd floor have a higher probability of being sold since more people are going there.

It's not the best camera but it will do in the mean time.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Iloilo Bloopers: CD-R King Robinsons Iloilo

It's not everyday I catch something like this in the busy CD-R King Store located in Robinsons Iloilo.

Here are the lowest prices for USB Flash Drives that are currently available in CD R-King Robinsons Iloilo.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Book Latte: Books and Coffee in a Cozy Little Nook

It had been months since I've first eyed this tiny nook in the corner of Robinsons Mall, Iloilo. It's not located inside the mall but rather outside where the bustling streets of the city are apparent. It's the type of shop people will barely notice.

Finally, I was able to find some time to visit Book Latte. It's a coffee shop with shelf after shelf of books- the ones avid readers love to talk about it book clubs. It was pretty obvious that this shop was created purposely out of love rather than profit.

Today's Special is conveniently situated on top of our comfy chairs. Their contact number and location is also written in the blackboard. Oh, did I forget to mention the UNLIMITED COFFEE at 65?
After scorching ourselves in the sun's blazing rays, it was refreshing to come into the air-conditioned establishment. The counter is up front which makes ordering a whole lot easier.

Kindly bear with my photos. They are the best I can come up with using the Samsung Galaxy Y.
I asked for their best-seller frappe. The person in front of the counter recommended Caramel Macchiato.

Served in a tall glass, Book Latte's Caramel Macchiato looked visually enticing. As for the price, I would've preferred it a tad cheaper than 95 php. Taste-wise, I have no concerns there. It was pretty good.
In case you decide to become a member of Book Latte, you'll be entitled to a 10% discount on their coffee and beverages.

Their annual membership rates are as follows:

STUDENTS: P180 / year

NON-STUDENTS: P220 / year

For their menu, we sampled their Hungarian Sausage with Hash Brown and Eggs Breakfast at 148 php.

Hungarian Sausage with Hash Brown and Eggs for breakfast, anyone?
So this wraps up my Book Latte experience. On a positive side, I've seen some Christopher Pike books that I haven't read yet which would probably be a good reason for me to visit them again. Their selection of books aren't as wide as a library but it could definitely be considered a nice hang out place in the city. 

For more information about Book Latte, kindly click this photo. They are open from Monday to Saturday at 9 am to 8 pm. You may contact Book Latte at 333-25-74.
As of now, I still do not find the need to be a member. However, I do think this shop is special as it is a first in Iloilo and should be visited by people who love books and coffee.

Please bear with these photos. I do not have a scanner at the moment and this was the best my camera could do.

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Another Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 Post

After two wonderfully spent weeks with my sister and her family, it was time to go home! I couldn't help but take pictures of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, once again.

I got a little confused on which booth to get my airline ticket. There were a number of them.

NAIA Inspection Area. Apparently, no picture taking is allowed. A guard had warded off a photographer adjusting the lenses of his camera.

It's not a surprise that fliers are bustling in the boarding gates with their boarding passes at such an early hour in the morning.

Attention, Passengers of Flight PR141. Please proceed to Gate # ........
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