Jolly Jeep

Makati has a lot of good restaurants to dine in. But on a tight budget, you got to check out these food stalls called Jolly Jeep. The stalls can be found everywhere around the business area, wherein during lunch hour or snack time, these are filled up with customers. From rice meals to merienda meals to candybars and desserts, these stalls offer foods that are good but on a cheaper price. Like a combination of a ham sandwich/hamburger, spaghetti/pancit palabok and a soda cost only P50. Swak sa budget as you may call it.







Valero Revisited

Revisitng Valero with Kahoyman, who was one of the original co-submitter boys. It’s been 5 years since I last set my feet here. The place has changed a bit with some establishments gone and new ones arise. This is the street where our office was once located in the busy district of Makati.


Antel bldg. Before it was all plain but now has a blueish-green color on the sides.


The submitter boys’ tambayan. The usual hangout during breaktime. Now it has fences.



Il Ponticello, the favorite hangout spot. The place where beer is gold. Why? ’cause a beer costs around 300-350 if I’m not mistaken. That’s already a price of one case of beer at a grocery or sari-sari store! Good thing there’s 7-11. So before you go upstairs and party at Ponti, get drunk at 7-11 first. That’s what party pips usually do here. The gym meanwhile besides Ponti was way too hardcore before, but now it looks nice.


KFC at Lyceum. Everytime there’s a birthday celebrant among the submitter boys, he would treat the whole team here.



Just a few walks from our office at Antel bldg. is this building where my friend, who happened to be our former boss hehe, once resided before. Hanging out, playing video games,  getting drunk after work, those were the days.




Fourplay Jazz Quartet In Manila

Legendary jazz quartet Fourplay did a show in Manila last February at the Rockwell Tent gracing the evening for the ABS-CBN Jazz Night, the highlight of the Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival. The band, featuring Bob James on keyboards, Nathan East on bass, Harvey Mason on drums and Chuck Loeb on guitar, did a splendid performance in front of awed jazz fanatics, grooving up the night with those cool melodic lines and tasteful solos.


Soulful Mishka Adams and saxophonist Jon Irabagon warmed up the evening with a terrific performance.