Yesterday, my boss just decided for a changes on work monitoring. Effective that day we will no longer use Odesk for compensation and work monitoring. Wheeew! What a relief... However, I should make my presence felt everyday by email some work updates or perhaps just to even say I wont be working bcoz I dont feel like working - according to my boss...hahaha My boss really said that, he said he just want to get a picture of what i've been working on since he is paying me anyway. That's kinda light up my Monday afternoon.
And then next to that went to Mhai's place paid my dues and yet again got a new big blue kikay bag. I'm not actually going to buy it since the bag I've been wanting to buy has been sold but not until Mhai said I could use it to carry my lappy. :D
After Mhai's place went to Tapsi Time in Pabayo street to bought tinolang Malasugui, my mom's craving for it. This has been my mom's constant request when I ask what's for dinner, she would instantly answer "tinolang Malasugui lang Beng katong imong ginapalit gani".
And ofcourse my little guy will not be happy if I didn't buy any food for him. So instead of buying Jollibee or Mcdonald kiddie/happy meals went to Dunkin Donuts bought a dozen donut and then availed on the Php 20 Dunkin Donuts glass promo. And just as I thought, when I arrived Justine love the glass and wants to use it already as well as munch on almost half of the donuts. ;)
During this past few weeks I have been busy with both work, CDO events and debut preparations for Apple. I know there are lots of people also here in Cagayan de Oro who will soon carry this kind of party planning so to help you out I'm going to share how I did the debut preparations. Unfortunately, I wont be blogging it all in one post because its going to be longer and I can't promise to blog all info at once. So to guide you just find the blog post with "Debut Preparations:" affixed in the title.
Searching for Venue...
January 4, 2011. I was hunting for the perfect venue which accommodates 100 guest and at the same time budget friendly. First step I did was inquiring some possible venue over the phone and below are prices and inclusions I've gathered.
Max's Restaurant (Tentative) 15 thousand inclusive with food Corkage: Php 300 lechon Cake depends on the size
Philtown Hotel Php 215 per head buffet 4 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks Php 175 per head plate in 3 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks Free room, decorations and everything no corkage for lechon and cake
Deluxe Hotel Function Room: Ballroom Php 220 per head buffet 5 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks Php 195 per head buffet 4 courses, rice, desert, soft drinks
Includes: Free room and use of everything
Table centerpiece No corkage for lechon and cake
Grand city Hotel Function Room: Ballroom Php 260 per head Php 275 per head
Includes: Free dressing room until 10 PM Table centerpiece
Our initial choice was between Max's Restaurant and Philtown Hotel. The next day, I check out some restaurants which offer function room services. So here's what I found out:
Chicken Inasal Bacolod Style (Tiano Bros. cor. Macahambus Sts.) - function room is for 30-40 guest only. A minimum of Php 3, 500 consumable amount.
Lexis Bar and Grill (Tiano Bros. cor. Macahambus Sts.) - function room is for a maximum of 50 guest. They charge per head.
Dear Manok (Tiano Bros. next to Lexis Disco) - Backyard Garden caters 70 guest but if can possibly extend tables if guest is more than 70. There are also other function rooms which are good for lesser number of guest or perhaps for children's party. They offer plate-in (Php 119 - Php 149 per head) and buffet type(Php 138 - Php 174 per head).
Lokal Grill (Corrales Avenue) - They have function room good for 50 guest.
Ghana (Rosario Arcade) - Can cater more than 100 guest. A minimum of Php 25, 000 consumable amount.
So after looking around and asking details we decided to go for De Luxe Hotel. Philtown Hotel would have been our choice but it's fully book on January 22th while Max's Restaurant available function room can't cater more than 100 guest. By the way, inquire personally about there function room arrangement since they have a new manager. Thats the reason I put tentative on the above info.
This is Ballroom room A. We were reserved on Ballroom room B because somebody already paid for it. But both Ballroom rooms have the same style.
I was not supposed to be invited in BFB night but since it was the day before my birthday and I was having drama that people will treat me for dinner on that night. Janlac, with no choice tag me along to Big Flat Bread with her former workmates.
We ordered the biggest size of Tropical Adventure (Php 968) and 2 pitcher of Big Flat Coolers (Php 148/2L).
It was a night of meeting new cool people. And also a chance to reconnect with old friends like Shezz and Jesse, who are both my ex-housemates na evict din sa bahay ni Big Brother. :D
After BFB we went to Tsibog and Thaoke's for some beer. When the clock strikes 12 they all sung happy birthday to me and let me blow my lighter-candle in my Redhorse-cake.
Thank you so much for the company; Janlac, Shezz, Jesse, Jigz, Hani, Misha, Jingle, Angela and Glen.
Earlier this afternoon my cousin called me up to go out for lunch. I was hesitant at first since I still have loads of work to finish but since this rarely happens and i'm not yet in the mood to work I decided to go out with her. We had lunch at Pancake House.
My cousin ordered for a Clubhouse Sandwich with Avocado shake...
I had a Mango Crepes with four season juice.
After lunch we went strolling at Limketkai Mall. Esa, my cousins daughter enjoyed the fun rides while my cousin went to buy a mouse and a laptop jacket like mine but unfortunately no size fitted her Dell lappy.
Next stop we went shopping for a lappy bag at Robinsons. I was browsing shoulder bags which is big and durable for my laptop while my couz went looking for backpacks. However, after looking around we both ended buying a very durable backpacks worth Php 1, 759 (originally Php 2 200).
It's already dark outside but couz still eager to buy accessories for her lappy. We found ourself at Handyman were couz bought a bed table for laptop.
And finally it's dinner time! We dine at Mooon Cafe were couz ordered for Porkchop and for me Mooon Steak.
I just tasted one of the delicious pizza in town! Mexitalian Cuisine invited CDO bloggers to visit there place and taste their specialty yesterday. It was an aftenoon spent with pizza, pasta and softdrink... We tasted one of the restaurant specialty which is Mexitalian Special and Penne Al Cartoccio.
Mexitalian Special Pizza has the following toppings: sausage , ham, salami, olives, bell peppers, mushroom, onions, tocino, pineapple and mozarella. There are also a lot more Pizza that the restaurant offers: Margheritta, Quatro Stagioni, Hawaiian, Montecarlo, Capricciosa, Meat Lover's Pizza, Vegetarian Pizza, Italian Sausage Pizza and Authentic Salami Pizza.
On the other hand, Penne Al Cartoccio Pasta has mushrooms, black olives, capers and pasta sauce. Trivia: the pasta is wrapped in foil when served. Para hindi kayo ma-shock like me. lols ;) They also served Fettuccine and Spaghetti.
Hindi ko pa natikman Tacos nila so marami pa talaga akong babalikan Mexitalian Cuisine.Okay lang kasi peaceful ang place and meron pang free wi-fi so pwede ako magwork doon.
By the way, Mexitalian Cuisine is located at Xavier Square, Pueblo de Oro. And they offer delivery within the neighboring area you can contact: 09064915390/09291768444.
Here's another contest from a fellow CDO Blogger! Mommy Dharlz More Food Adventures blog is turning a year older and as a way of saying thank you she organized a contest on her blog. The contest is called "One and Thirty Four" because aside from her blog turning 1 year she to turn 34 this year.
After reading her blog post of the contest I immediately write this post to join the contest since the food prizes that Mommy Dharlz will be giving is my faves. And here's why...
A Pint of Gelato from Missy Bon Bon would be a nice way to celebrate since it very yummy. I love Missy Bon Bon!
Well, I have been a patronage of My Cake Store's mango float which is just accross Mbox Internet Cafe and Business Center where I use to hangout. So this My Cake Store GC would definitely great for grabs too.
A Box of Pizza de Oro Pizza is yummy and I would love to try there pizza since I haven't tasted it yet.
Mamsuy's Spanish Sardines... Ive been hearing so many friends telling how delightedly tasty it was but I was having second thoughts buying one since I don't eat spicy and mom doesn't eat much sardines because it'll upset her tummy. However if I win this its the chance I would taste it!
Contest will end on May 27, 2010. For more information please refer to the contest post.