Monday, November 29, 2010

Pancake House at Makati Avenue (Corner Gil Puyat) Starved Me to Death!

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Visiting a fast food has a very simple expectation - that is for your food to be served quick and warm. It does not even require a genius to know these basic and universal rule when it comes to dining to your nearby food chains. But what happens if these basic expectations are not met in oh-so-many-ways? 

Read along...

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, my friends and I decided to pamper ourselves by means of vanity - facial. Armed only with courage and confidence, we merrily drove our way towards the facial clinic (can't mention the name, sorry) without any prior reservation for that matter. Result? "Sir, we are already fully-booked today". Was it a major Sunday spoiler? Not really! We took our chance and failed. Not a big deal, after all. We are still embracing the slowness of Sunday with a smile and calmness.

Next agenda proves to be simpler... eat! Our choices were: Pancake House, Teriyaki Boy and Aling Inengs. After 5 minutes of contemplation, Pancake House won! It was a quick decision since we were all hungry at that time.

My friends ordered and so did I. Their food arrived but mine never made it on the table. Talk about being lucky!

My default order in Pancake House is their Pan Chicken, which is what I ordered yesterday. Little did I know that my "default food" will be the cause of my frustration and starvation that day.

The orders of my friends arrived and I expected mine to follow in a while (they ordered first). While waiting, I witnessed another customer, seated in front of us, snapped at the waiter. "I am watching you! I only ordered for a toasted bread and omelet and it took you 20 minutes to serve it? I can make this in 2 minutes (referring to her order). I thought to myself, Oh-oh, we have one angry customer in the house. The same lady asked for a pen and paper from the waiter and asked to have a word with the manager. Another oh-oh moment.

While these things are happening, my order has not arrived. 

I tried to gaze at the lady with subtlety. Her eyes were rolling and I can feel her heat in anger. Yayx!

Another 10 minutes of interesting chat with friends and my food was still nowhere in sight. At this point I am already feeling a bit goaded. I made a decent follow up with a smile. Probably being decent and polite nowadays prove to be useless.

It was after more than half an hour of waiting when my order arrived. This is the part which I call payback time.

"Cancel that order!" I utter with calmness. "Sir?" This is what the waiter replied to me.

With a mocking smile I repeated, "Cancel that order."

This is just terrible! If you anticipate that our food will be served late, tell it straight to our faces! We will understand. But what is unacceptable is giving us the impression that everything inside the kitchen is ok when in fact something is terribly wrong. We could tell, you know.

To Pancake House, thanks for a lunch-less Sunday afternoon. Carry on...

It was a good thing Figaro Coffee (Joya South Tower Rockwell) was there to save the day... and my hunger.

Loving my Pasta ala Carlo

Friday, November 26, 2010

Run United 2 (Unilab Active Health)

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Be part of a 2-day family event which is going to be the biggest in 2010!

Click photo below to register.

 

Online registration here.
Registration form here.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Nomination on Philippine Blog Awards - Lifestyle Category

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"Hi,

Congratulations and Thank you for accepting the nomination. Attached to this email is a PBA Nominee Badge. We are pleased to announce that there will a special raffle for nominees of the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards. If you win you need to be present to accept it.

The awards night is going to be on the 12th of December 2010 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Looking forward to see you on the 12th of December.

Sincerely Yours,
Philippine Blog Award" 
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The awards night is going to be on the 12th of December 2010 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

Brought to you by Nokia & Globe Tattoo.

 

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Greenbelt) - Chef's Tuna

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Fierce Blogs - Chef's Tuna
Where to get? Only at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! It's called Chef's Tuna.


Blog notes:
  •  Facebook Like Page
  • Address - Greenbelt 3, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legaspi St., Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila
  • Telephone Number - (02) 757-6003 
  • Business hours - Opens from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Main site of Coffee Bean here.
  • Related reviews here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Most Read Blogs on Fierce Blogs

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Share As part of the anniversary month, I would like to showcase the most read blogs from November 2009 to November 2010.

Top Spot goes too... 

2nd spot is for Beabi Shop

4th is a Restaurant Review made for Dad's Glorietta 3

And the 5th place is another Fierce Blog Review for Chowking (Chorizo Chao Fan)

www.ericcapacia.com

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

BFF - Bistro Frequent Foodie - Italianni's, Fish & Co., FlapJacks & Fridays

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Fierce Blogs visited T.G.I. Friday's Bonifacio High Street branch last Nov 12 and was treated well. They even gave me a BFF Card - (Bistro Frequent Foodie).

Address:

T.G.I. Friday's Bonifacio High Street
Quadrant B3, Bonifacio High Street Taguig City
Contact No - 8562996 | Fax No - 8562997

You can check out their menu here.
Card bearer is entitled to a 20% discount on the following establishment:




- Minimum order of P500.
- You get a bottle of house wine if your group is 10 and more


(Click Photo to visit website)
eGift Card - Fierce Blogs

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fierce Find - Go Organic with Human Nature

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A month ago I was asked to review a product that I am not really familiar with. When I opened the box it says, Human Nature. There are 3 products inside the box: A hand sanitizer, Bug spray and a lip moisturizer. 


Since I have been terribly busy lately, it was only today when I had the time to really check these products:

Human Nature Products - Fierce Blogs
Hand Sanitizer - Fierce Blogs


And of all the products they ask me to try, this is my favorite...

Bug Spray - Fierce Blogs




For complete products list, you may visit their website. They also have a Like Page in Facebook.

Blog notes:

  • HUMAN NATURE Products are 100% Organic, 100% Chemical free and 100% made w/ Philippine ingredients.  
  • Location is at Valle Verde, Pasif City, Philippines
  • You may contact them thru mobile number, 0917-8821014

Fierce Find - Rio Mints (Fresh and Stylish)

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Another Fierce Find to share today.

Rio Mints are the coolest and latest mint to arrive in Manila. It promises a long lasting freshness in every mint. What is so unique about this product is the unique and fashionable tins where the mints are kept. It is sugar free and it comes in 5 flavors: Burgundy Grape, Pink Grapefruit, Honey Melon, Green Tea & Peppermint.


My goal today is to try the other flavors!

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Chili's Bar and Grill - Discounts! Freebie!

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Anything that you get for free is something to be thankful for. However getting another freebie twice in a row is something to rejoice and is worth sharing to your readers.

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October 4, 2:09pm I received a text message from a person who claims to be from Chili's, Greenbelt 5 branch. The message reads like this:

"Gudafternoon! Dis is Lhey of CHILIS, Greenbelt5, Makati. We wud lyk 2 inform u dat u wOn a 50o pes0 chilis gift certificate bcoz u c0mpletely filled up our c0mment card. 4mor inquiries kindly call us at 72930xx nd nd luk 4 any mnager on duty.thnk u!"

I thought to myself, if this is for real, then it is awful sending text messages to your customers in a *"squatteric" fashion. Sure, I was able to read the content but not until I had a bleary look on my face. What if the customer could not comprehend such distorted form of SMS-ing? I guess it will all be pointless...

November 5, 11:30pm, I had the chance to dine in at Chilis Greenbelt 5 along with colleagues and I remember the awful text message I got from the same, exact establishment. Let's put it to a test...

Our food attendant that night was Jomay, who happens to be the same guy who served us well during our last visit at Chili's, Greenbelt 5. From first glance, you will immediately notice that the attendant loves what he's doing. He does it with passion and sincerity. 10 Perfect Fierce Points for that kind of customer service!

I showed Jomay the text message I got and he had to validate it. When he returned he gave this to me...

Gift Certificate - Fierce Blogs
Chili's - Fierce Blogs
The odd-looking text was real after all. Thanks!

Then we had to pay the bill since we needed to head back for work. I was surprised to get another freebie on the same night...

Our food attendant explained that they are requesting for an online survey from me. He handed over a small receipt showing the details.

And so I did after a day. Guess what? I got another freebie -  Triple Play with a purchase pf P750 or more. Sweet!

Free Triple Play - Fierce Blogs
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Like what I've said, freebies in this age and time is something to be thankful for. Nowadays, everything seems to have a tag price. Getting discounts and freebies may not tantamount to winning a lottery, but these are the things that you remember on top of the quality of food. And of course the kind of customer service experience is on top!

If you happen to visit the resto and your table would be attended by Jomay, you are lucky. The guy provides a service you would really call A1 Customer Service!

As a final note, Fierce Blogs would like to relay a message to Chili's. May be you may want to re-consider sending professionally done sms. After all, your market are those belonging to mid to upper class.

Blog Notes:

* Squatteric - A Fierce Blog vocabulary that is synonymous to ghastly.

Address                         Chili's Bar and Grill
                                      2/F, Greenbelt 5
                                      Makati City, Metro Manila
                                      Philippines

Tel no                            (02) 729-2862

Main Site                       Chilis.com

Other Reviews               Munchpunch Clickthecity Myfoodtrip

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fierce Blogs - A Tribute To All Bloggers Out There.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Fierce Blogs - Anniversary Month (2nd Year)

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As starters, Fierce Bogs would like to thank the following:


Fierce Blogs ~ Eric Capacia
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