Saturday, December 04, 2010

Happily blabbering on our drive home…

I missed my PhCh126 labmates, JP and Ian… Our session today was like the good old times! JP and Karen are REALLY good at counseling… I do hope they bag the 1st place in the PCE on wed! More practice and prayers!

After our training session in UP, I went to China town to show mommy where she can buy really nice and affordable eyeglasses in Quiapo…Good thing I remembered the shop… She got her eyes checked by an optometrist and got the perfect frames she wanted for just 700 Php! Imagine! I got my pair last year for about the same price… and they're already multi-coated lenses… the shop is not exactly in Paterno street where most of the optical shops are… It's actually just a small shop hidden around a corner but it's where some of the "mainstream" shops will eventually bring you to get your eyes checked by an optometrist… I actually like the optometrist there because she's really kind and has a sort of motherly personality...

The streets in Quiapo are already packed with the Christmas shopping crowd and there are really nice bargains for pretty Christmas decors and lots of other stuff including the typical clothes you'll find in divi and tiangges. Heaps of cheap but cute and useful giveaways flood the streets, too…

When we returned to our car in China town (we leave our car in that area because it's relatively safer and its actually impossible to park a car safely near Quiapo.), Papa was already really hungry so we stopped by the Hap Chan Restaurant ---our family favorite. It was my first time to eat at the China town branch. I still think the one in Alabang is the best branch from among those I've been too because it's way more modern and pleasant to dine in and the location is really safe. For our hungry-people-who-can't-think course, we ordered the hototay soup, sweat and sour fish fillet and yang chow fried rice… Perfect dinner!

After cleansing ourselves with tea served free by the restaurant, our China town trip wasn't complete without our final stop, Papa's all-time favorite Chinese grocery for my beef floss (I don't know why but we call it mahu at home) and of course, our pasalubong for Kuya Andrew, his favorite siopao bought from the shop across the grocery… I was happily blabbering all the way during our drive home because I had so much fun!

My Saturday was a perfect bonding day with my friends and parents! (^_^)

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