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Showing posts from March, 2011

Koi Restaurant at Thunderbird Resorts, Rizal

Our office has long had an exchange deal (or ex-deal) relationship with Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal. Meaning, we use their facilities in exchange for airtime on our channel. So, whenever various shows have planning sessions or team building seminars, Thunderbird is a common venue. The show I currently am assigned to, Patrol ng Pilipino, recently had its brainstorming session there for two days.

I like the rooms in this place. They have an airy and very clean feel, and I particularly like the softness of their pillows. I also appreciate the fact that their curtains totally block the sunlight in the morning, making sure that I get a good night's sleep after a late session. (I am very light sensitive and tend to wake up with the slightest hint of light.)

We had our meals at Koi restaurant, which serves what they call "Asian fusion". The wait staff were very accommodating, and whenever I asked them to serve me fish in place of the usual beef, chicken or pork they…

La Regalade French Bistro, Makati

Some photographer friends of mine recently had an exhibit at La Regalade French Bistro in Makati. It ran for several weeks, but I only got to visit it the night before it was set to end. (Procrastinators unite... tomorrow!) Well, always better late than never. I even arrived late that night, shortly before the restaurant was set to close. Although I arrived after dinner, I did have time to have an appetizer. I ordered their Sable Parmesan, which was described by the menu as a "Parmesan tart with sliced tomato and mixed greens salad".

The restaurant is rather pricey, as a lot of French restaurants in Manila are. Although I liked the description of what I ordered, I thought that it lacked cheese. (Heavy on the tart, not so on the Parmesan.) I liked what I ate, I just didn't think it was worth the price I paid for it. Well, I basically went there to show support for my friends, and I achieved that at least. I wasn't so successful in the "trying a restaurant that I w…