when most people run to the nearest resort on holy week, i almost always choose to stay behind and savor metro manila at its most peaceful.
empty streets, one of the best reasons to stay in the city. this was ortigas avenue at 10am on maundy thursday. amazing!
thursday, i visited my 92-year-old grandmother and accompanied my mom to a round of visita iglesia. we decided to have lunch at the cafe of the midas hotel. i love these chairs!
we didn’t get the buffet and we just ordered ala carte, i loved this – it’s potato pancakes with smoked salmon. NOMS! the food was actually very good but the service sucks.
i went to the restroom before leaving and was delighted to notice the lighting. nice lighting = nice photo?
the next day, i checked up on my friends’ house as they were out on a vacation. kevin was housesitting. sponge bob is holding down the fort at the krusty krab.
my family and i also trooped down to the hyatt hotel and casino to have all-you-can eat dimsum at Li Li.
for 788 pesos, it was really good quality stuff. noms!
i met a new friend, his name is nash. such a sweet dog! he’s camera shy though.
i had dinner on black saturday at nomama with some QC folks. this is their soft shell crab salad. new discovery? their squash flower tempura with prawn mousse was great!
plus i had time for a couple of sessions of forma.
all in all? now THAT was a staycation.