Domino’s Pizza- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! (Philippines~Selected Stores Only)

Hey pizza lovers! This is something you should not miss. Hurry coz this promo is until May 31, 2012 only.

OK, bye! I need to call Domino’s Pizza now.

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IL Mercanti – Metrowalk, Ortigas

Another food mecca for foodies can be found in Pasig City. IL Mercanti Food Bazaar opened last September 2011, catering to families and friends as well as employees from call centers/companies nearby. It operates Wednesdays to Fridays, from 7pm to 5am.

Metrowalk has a wide parking space but it may still be hard to find a place to park your car, with a lot of people coming and wanting to try out the food here in Il Mercanti…most especially on a Friday night. As for us, it took us 30-45 min from Greenhills to Metrowalk. Whatta TERRIBLE traffic we got there! We had to wait for 15 to 20 minutes before we were able to park. Luckily, we found a table right away. We cooled ourselves down with iced tea while waiting  for our table to be cleared.

We roamed around and tried to search for something new, something interesting. There’s a large variety of food choices and one will absolutely enjoy “exploring” – it’s delightful to the senses. At very affordable prices, one can sample products such as: Mexican food, Chinese food, Filipino food, Mexican food, Korean food, Roastbeef, Lechon, Tapa, Steak, Mixed Rice, Barbecue. For snacks and drinks they have Burger, Corndog, Pizza, Pasta, Shawarma, Fish and Chips, Ice cream, Cakes and Pastries, Empanada,  Churros, Crepe, Bubble Milk Tea, and Fruit Juices.

Whew!!! I could hardly remember all the food I saw. Here are some photos of what we had for dinner.

 

The Spaghetti with Pesto sauce with Chicken tenders and Garlic bread was okay. Same goes for the Baked Macaroni. The serving was just right but it lacks flavor.

Crispy liempo thinly sliced somewhat looks like crispy bacon. It’s crunchy and a bit salty. It would’ve been perfect if served with soysauce and calamansi or vinegar. Uhmm… just a suggestion.

There’s a number of people gathered around this stall. Hmmm… the sight of the pans make me wanna try ’em all. Deep dish pizza for pizza lovers!

The pizza looks inviting… enticing… but sadly, it failed to satisfy our palate. The crust was thick and has a texture of a tasty/american bread, that absorbed the sauce. The topmost layer of the pizza did not have enough sauce which made the pizza dry and a bit hard to chew.

Oh man! You will get some sugar rush with the huge selection of sweets in IL Mercanti. We tried Blueberry Cheesecake… one of my favorites. The taste was ok but not as good as the ones sold in some famous bakeshops in the metro.

This must be the best among what I had that night. This is… AMBURGER’s Juicy Lucy with Bacon Mushroom Melt. OOOHHHLALA!!!

The patty itself is stuffed with cheese making every bite oooozing with cheesy goodness. The huge cheeseburger has generous servings of crunchy bacon, lettuce, mushroom, blue cheese, cheese sauce, onion, relish, and the thick Juicy Lucy patty.

It was awesome!!! As much as I like to finish the entire burger, I couldn’t because I had little of everything we ordered and I’m stuffed. I find this the most delish burger in town. It’s OUTRAGEOUS, I tell ‘ya!

Hurry up and experience good food and fun with your family and friends here in IL Mercanti. I know the bazaar just started and a lot of improvements will take place as they settle. I will definitely go back for some more Juicy Lucy burger and try out other food they offer.

 

IL Mercanti

 

Address: Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

New Schedule: Wed-Sat , 8pm – 5am

438th Araw ng Pasig

Congratulations to Mayor Robert C. Eusebio, Vice Mayor Rosalio D. Martirez, the rest of Pasig City Officials and residents for the success of the 438th Araw ng Pasig celebration.

A number of activities were scheduled for this much awaited event that commenced last June 11. Locals are not only excited for the cash prizes to be given away for contests winners but also for the famous Grand Parade. Pasig residents of different ages joined the grand parade and the highlight was the magnificent costumes of the contestants for the street dance.

Representatives from different baranggays showcased their talent by grooving to the beat, not minding the heat of the sun. Participants for this year are residents 40 years old and above. It was great to see old folks struttin’.

Please refer on the chart for upcoming activities this July. You may also check the city’s website for more info: http://www.pasigcity.gov.ph/index.aspx

ACTIVITIES FOR ARAW NG PASIG 2011

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

CONTACT NO.

June 11, 2011 Sat.

6:30 PM

UPCC Free Concert

Tanghalang Pasigueno

628-0778

June 12, 2011 Sun.

6:00 AM

Aero / Taebo Marathon

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

642-5280

June 14, 2011 Tue.

8:00 AM

Walking Tour

Pasig City Musuem

641-0211

June 15, 2011 Wed.

9:00 AM

Shootfest 2011

Vacant Lot at Sandoval Avenue

641-1907

June 17, 2011 Fri.

5:00 PM

Boxingueno 2011

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

628-0467

June 18, 2011 Sat.

7:00 AM

Pasig MotoKarera 2011

Caruncho Ave., Malinao

628-0467

June 19, 2011 Sun.

7:00 AM

Inauguration & Blessing of the Newly Renovated Plaza Rizal & Opening of Exhibits of Boy Rizal

Plaza Rizal / Pasig City Musuem

641-0211

9:00 AM

Drum & Lyre Competition

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

628-0365

June 21, 2011 Tue.

8:00 AM

Bangkarera 2011

Kalawaan Bridge to Buting Flood Gate

640-9776

June 22, 2011 Wed.

7:00 AM

Tour of Six Musuems

Pasig City Musuem

641-0211

June 24, 2011 Fri.

4:00 PM

Costume Play Competition

Tanghalang Pasigueno

628-0467

June 25, 2011 Sat.

6:00 AM

Bike for Healthy Life

Infront of Rainforest Park

628-0467

5:00 PM

Serenata with Drum & Lyre Awarding

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

628-0365

June 26, 2011 Sun.

6:00 AM

Pasig Iron Man 2011

Pasig City Rainforest Park

642-5280

June 28, 2011 Tue.

1:00 PM

Galing ng Pasig Award

Tanghalang Pasigueno

641-1923

June 29, 2011 Wed.

8:00 AM

Job Fair

M. Eusebio Quadrangle / Pasig Sports Center

641-7374

June 30, 2011 Thu.

5:00 PM

Mutya ng Pasig 2011

Tanghalang Pasigueno

628-0467

July 1, 2011 Fri.

9:00 AM

Exhibit of 400 Years of Governance

Pasig City Musuem

641-0211

July 2, 2011 Sat.

6:30 AM

Thanksgiving Mass

Pasig Sports Center

8:00 AM

Grand Parade

C. raymundo Ave. (Infront of Motorpool)

628-0467

1:00 PM

Street Dancing Competition

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

628-0467

July 5, 2011 Tue.

5:00 PM

Inter-Department Sports Tournament

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

628-0467

July 12, 2011 Tue.

1:00 PM

Kumpilang Bayan / Kusina Pasiguena

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

641-1784

July 15, 2011 Fri.

5:00 PM

Live Concert / Fireworks

M. Eusebio Quadrangle

642-3409

Pasig River Boat Ride- Manila

It was February 14 of 2007 when former President Arroyo inaugurated the Pasig River Ferry Service, giving commuters an alternative route from the congested traffic in the metro. With just five stations operating during that time, NTSI’s (Natutical Transport Services Incorporated) service expanded to 17 stations passing major cities of Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati and Pasig.

I’ve seen these catamaran-type boats pass along Pasig river when I used to go to San Joaquin but I’ve never tried riding one. Just as spontaneous with my other travels, I knew this ride would be exciting; Lucky enough, my friend invited me for a random fun shoot last July. From Quiapo station, we bought tickets going to Nagpayong which is the last station, and back. Ticket prices range from Php 25-60.

I was expecting the ferry to be fully packed since we left Quiapo station around 4pm. Surprisingly, there were not so many people at that time; the ferry can carry up to 150 passengers though. Less people means a great chance that security will be lenient enough to allow us to shoot in the front deck. It was only when we passed by Malacañang Palace when a security personnel warned the passengers not to take photos or else they’ll get our cameras (well that’s what they said). Yeah, I was obedient enough not to break the law…there’s Google Earth, anyways. Hehe.

Here are some photos taken during the ride:

Cruising along the Pasig river is a great photo opportunity. Though it was just a 2 hour boat ride I had, I could say that this trip is memorable.   🙂

The continuous effort of the local government and various private organizations in revitalizing the Pasig river  has made a lot of difference, from waste management and relocation of families residing along the riverside. Remember: It is man whose wasteful lifestyle that damaged Pasig river, we are accountable for the collective welfare of our society, we are all responsible in giving back reviving Pasig river.

One helluva boat ride makes me a “concerned citizen”…I thought so. Try out the Pasig River Ferry Service and you’ll understand what I mean. Let’s support a cause.

Station

Location
Plaza Mexico Intramuros, Manila, Manila
Escolta Binondo, Manila
Lawton Lawton, Ermita, Manila
Quiapo Quiapo, Manila
PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines) Santa Mesa, Manila
Santa Ana Santa Ana, Manila
Lambingan Punta, Santa Ana, Manila
Valenzuela Barangay Valenzuela, Makati City
Hulo Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City
Guadalupe Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City
Pineda Barangay Pineda, Pasig City
San Joaquin Barangay San Joaquin, Pasig City
Bambang Barangay Bambang, Pasig City
Kalawaan Barangay Kalawaan Sur, Pasig City
Pinagbuhatan – Acasia Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
Maybunga Barangay Maybunga, Pasig City
Nagpayong Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City