Last Saturday afternoon, while the kids were asleep, I had coffee with a friend at Starbucks, The Grove.
It was the first time I’ve been to that place. It looked so peaceful. Great thing about it is that there’s not much people, and there’s parking! It really made me feel relaxed in the middle of the afternoon. Just what I needed.
After having coffee, we dropped by Sunrise Buckets beside it and bought some chicken wings to bring home for Rick. It tasted different from the others he normally eats. I’ll write about that the next time we get to eat those wings again 🙂
So if you want a relaxing place to go to, try driving by The Grove along Libis, Q.C. Not much establishments there yet (just has starbucks, sunrise buckets, and a japanese burger steak resto) but great for coffee and hanging out.
We decided to try out the water fountain in front of jamba juice at Bonifacio Hi-Street. This was something new for the kids. Just seeing water fountains makes them happy, so what more if they can go and get wet!?? Let me tell you, they had a blast! We arrived the fountain area before 6pm […]
One Wednesday afternoon, I drove for my in-laws to Baclaran coz their driver was out sick. I used to go there once in a while. But it’s been a year since I went. Getting there wasn’t hard, just pass the way to the airport and go straight instead of turning left on Petron. That road will lead you straight to Roxas Blvd.
What’s a bit of a challenge is near the church, lining up to get near the church and finding parking. I was lucky that a car left a few minutes after we arrived.
There will be some men on the street who will assist you park or even look for slots for you, of course you have to give them a tip when you leave.
Outside the gate of the church there are a lot of vendors of all sorts. Accessories, clothes, slippers ,balloons, and even a small market. There’s also Chowking, Goldilocks, and a couple more establishments beside the church in case you need to get a snack or go to the restroom.
Try visiting Baclaran to say Thanks or pray for someone or something. It’s quite an experience.
I hired a new nanny and one of my pre-requisites was an updated NBI Clearance. So when she was getting hers, I went with her to get one for myself. We went there at 8am. First stop, getting a cedula. They said if you apply for NBI clearance here, you’d need a cedula from here as well.
Second stop, getting an NBI clearance application form. Oh My! the applicants start lining up at 6am even if the office opens at 8am. That I did not know! And they said they only give stubs out for the first 500 people. Had I known, I wouldn’t have gone here. Well, at least I learned something new.
Good thing there was mass going on inside the City Hall coz it was a Holy Day of Obligation when I went. So I just heard mass instead of getting my NBI clearance. At least my trip was not wasted at all 🙂
So even if someone says that there are less people in a particular NBI clearance office, its still in the hundreds and people still start lining up at 6am. That’s how it is in their Robinson’s Galleria Branch as well.