Quezon City - Garbage Collection FAIL!

Friday, October 30, 2009

We are victims of the flood.

Our house, office and factory were flooded with thigh deep water during Ondoy.

The day after the typhoon - my family, our helpers and workers cleaned out everything that was damaged. It was only a few days ago, that we fully cleared out the flood damage. All that were flooded and unusable - we put in sacks and brought them out for the garbage trucks to pick up.

We waited.

Garbage trucks passed by - but only got the small sacks. Telling us that the sacks are too heavy to carry.

We then divided the sacks - into smaller sacks, even offering to help carry the sacks to the garbage trucks. But we were ignored and even told that the sacks were still heavy. A basurero even snickered saying 'Wala kasi kayong panigarilyo'

Why in the effing hell are we supposed to give 'panigarilyo' to them when in fact it is their job to pick up garbage?

Are we required to give them 'panigarilyo' just for them to do their jobs??

Is that even right??

We called our Baranggay captain - we told him that the basureros didn't want to pick-up the trash! You know what he said - 'Kung ayaw nila, anong magagawa natin?'

What kind of an elected official is that?? He IS an elected baranggay official, we voted for him because we thought he would do our baranggay good - as of press time, he is in TAGAYTAY (We knew, because we called him to let him know what happend, but with his answer - we wasted P7.00 for the call)

Our baranggay is called PALTOK
The baranggay captain is CAPTAIN ANOS
Plate of the garbage truck WJJ-283

I already called the QC City Hall to report - they told me that ALL garbage MUST BE COLLECTED.

What an ass these people are becoming.
Is it because election time is coming??

What an IRONIC thing! This article says that the QC government fielded ADDITIONAL garbage trucks to collect trash!!

Nihonbashitei - Malate

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I have finally tasted the BEST gyoza!!

Interiors


My Panget and I found it on NIHONBASHI TEI in Malate.

The place looks fairly new and authentic. Why do I say authentic? Well, because there were a lot of Japanese diners!! They were coming in one after another - thus my Panget and I became curious! What kind of fare did they serve? We both hoped that it was authentic and very good! We were crossing our fingers, this place was recommended by my Panget's sister's boyfriend - Boggs.

Upon entering, we were greeted by charming servers - they greeted us in unison. The place looked clean and very organized with servers positioned strategically on the floor - perhaps, to look at the needs of their clients.

We were given a complimentary sidedish type of appetizer. It was squid with chili - and it tasted very very good! I was amazed, to be honest - because I don't fancy squid that is not fried! Hahaha.. But this tasted very good. The spices were mixed just perfect!

Server said this is called KOBAJI

These are what we ordered:

California Maki (Php200.00)

I was honestly skeptical - I mean Php200.00 for 6 pieces, I have to say - I was expecting this to be good (for the price). And indeed it was!! The maki tasted very fresh - the seaweed crispy and the the toppings - just right.


Ebi Tempura (P200.00)

We were not shortchanged. The prawns used were huge! You know its huge because when you bite into the Tempura - you can feel the 'crunch' Another fresh dish! And even if it was just _ pieces - the price was well worth it!


US Beef Sukiyaki (P470.00)

This has got to be the most expensive dish on the table, and the most expensive sukiyaki I've ever ordered in my entire life! It serves only one - yes, just for one person. And for my Panget - I think it was just for him - no room for sharing any to me!! But he did - one bowl, hahaha!! I was grateful - the soup tasted so yummy that I wanted to get seconds - but I stopped, I knew my Panget was loving the dish - so, I'll sacrifice, he is my husband now right? Hahaha!!


Gyoza (P150.00)

Truly the BEST gyoza I've ever tasted! It literally melts in your mouth! And the sauce - the sauce, WOW! It made the gyoza taste more amazing! The spicy sauce brought another yummy flavor of the gyoza!

This dinner has got to be the BEST Japanese dinner my Panget and I have had in a long loooong time.

Nihonbashitei - Malate
Adriatico Street, Malate Manila
(near Starbucks)

WINNER: Sassa Bikini Contest - Jodilein!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Jodilein!!

You've just won a two-piece Sassa Bikini!!

Here's how Random.org picked #9 on the list of comments:




Please check you email Jodilein! :)

Thank you to all those who joined!!
(even if there were a number of disqualified entries because they either just sent me an email or just left a message at the comment section. You needed to do both to qualify)

Win a Sassa Bikini CONTEST!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Photo grabbed from Sassa.com.ph

I know the timing is odd - since its not yet summer..

But what the heck!! Hahaha..

I won on Jayvee's Sassa Bikini contest on his blog. Since I've been winning contests - I want to pay it forward.

So - I'm running this Sassa Bikini Contest!! :)

What are the mechanics?
1. Simply leave a message on my comment section and
2. Send me an email (candishhh@yahoo.com) with your complete name (and nick/handle) and subject WIN A SASSA BIKINI CONTEST!

You can post as many comments as you want - as I will be using Random.Org to pick the winner!!

Incomplete entries will be invalid!! Please don't forget to read the mechanics carefully!!

Contest will run from today 10/19 till October 22, 2009 11:59PM - I will be announcing the winner on October 23, 2009

Good luck peeps!! :)

Disappointed with Dinelli

I've heard so many good things about Dinelli.

Good selection, good food, good price and since it was near my area - good location as well!


Last Saturday night - together with my new family, we dined there. I have to say - expectations were quite high. But I was greatly disappointed with the quality of service and food we got that night.

We were seated on the second floor - and being the only diners there at the time we were seated, I was expecting a server to somehow come up and down to check on us for orders and some other things. But we didn't get that.

Yes, the server took our orders - but right after that, we were somehow forgotten. Since there were no servers on our floor - we had to tap on the glass windows to get attention. This happened not once but four times. Our orders then were given one at a time with intervals of 10-15 minutes each. The Alio Oglio pasta was a bitter, the Seabass was relatively small and overcooked, the ribs - tasted bland and seemed like sauce was just poured on it. The steaks that were ordered arrived last and very late and very undercooked! (the steaks ordered were Medium and Medium-well)

Since the orders were given one at a time - my Panget's steak was given another round of grilling as the steak was still rare. But when my FIL's (father-in-law) steak arrived - it looked good, but as he cut further - it appeared rare as well. We wanted to complain - but there was no one to complain to, as the servers were all downstairs.

When we asked for the bill - we politely asked for a discount as our orders were served very late and the steaks were both undercooked. It seemed like they forgot the orders and cooked them quickly. We also showed the server how rare the steak was. When she came back - she told us that it was the chef's fault that the steaks were undercooked and that we were given a 10% discount - when my SIL (sister-in-law) looked at the bill closely - she noticed that the discount was only given to the 'very rare steak'. We then asked to speak to the Manager, we were told that the manager was not around, but the assistant manager was there instead. The server told us that if we wanted to speak to the manager, we should go down. We were dumbfounded as to why we needed to go down to speak to the assistant manager. We then asked her to have the assistant manager come up instead. This request was REFUSED. We never saw the assistant manager. Instead, the server was the one who handled the complaint.

When the manager is not around, the assistant manager should be the one to front the establishment and handle complaints. But with this - well, we never saw the assistant manager. We were actually suspecting that there was no assistant manager - because if there was, for sure he or she will speak to us. We then asked for a name but was told - to ask it ourselves! How can we ask for the name of a person who doesn't want to speak to us! After much talk - the 'very rare steak' was taken off the bill, the server then apologized for not giving us quality service - she reasoned that they were only two, handling the whole deli/restaurant.

For a first time diner of Dinelli - my new family and I were very, very disappointed. I think the chances of us coming back is very slim - unless of course, the quality of service improves greatly.

Take a look on the very rare steak - this for them was supposed to be a MEDIUM.


Dinelli - Timog
5 Timog Avenue, Quezon City
+632.666.3544 / 3766849

Frannywanny : GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Grabbed from BetweenBites

I'm wishing Frannywanny the BEST of luck for the Philippine Blog Awards this evening. You deserve the nomination - and I think you deserve the crown as well!! :)

Thank you for the gift of friendship and for the undying love for food. For the endless YUMMY food posts and discoveries!! :)

You TRULY are a foodie, inside out!! :)

Good luck Fran!! :)

We LOVE you!!! :)

Singapore!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sorry for the delay..

My internet connection has been touch and go..

Please be patient as I'm sure - this weekend, the post will be up!!

Thanks for waiting! :)

Congratulations to the winners!!