Life, Lokal

Sunday at Solenad

No, there is no valid reason as to why my friends and I went to Solenad in Nuvali yesterday. Actually, it was a belated celebration of J1’s birthday (which was in January) and an advanced celebration of J2’s birthday (which isn’t until the 28th). And because one of J2’s goals for this year is to go to each and every Starbucks branch featured in the Starbucks 2011 Planner. Which are all somewhat strange reasons now that I think about it because we could’ve gone to nearer restaurants to celebrate birthdays and what does it matter whether J2 gets to see Starbucks Solenad since she’s sure to not see Starbucks Ayala Center Cebu anyway. But really, who needs a reason to spend the day with friends? 😉

We met at McDonald’s in ATC at 12:00 noon and started for Sta. Rosa around 12:30. We arrived at Nuvali around 1:15PM and the first thing we did was go to Pig Out. We looked at the menu first before ordering, and were convinced that the chicharon rice was reason enough to pick that restaurant, so inside we went. And we ordered the following:

Pig Out Order: (Clockwise) Korean Style Tapa, Fried Dory Fish, Ensalada, Chicaron Rice

We actually ordered the Marlin first, but it wasn’t available. 😦 Oh well. At least those that we ordered were delicious 🙂 though the serving of the rice could’ve been bigger.

After lunch, we decided to be the ones to do the feeding–to the koi fish in the manmade lake. Wait, let me say that again: We decided to be the ones to do the feeding–to the scary psychotic koi fish in the manmade lake.

Psychkoi Fish

I think fish feeding is supposed to be a fun and relaxing activity, but with this amount of fish, and with their eagerness to be fed, we little girls got scared. There was too many of them, and their mouths were opening and closing and they were staring and jumping and splashing water at us and it was just really creepy. It was like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, except for fish.

So we tried to scatter the fish food as much as we could so that the fish wouldn’t all be in one place. We succeeded sort of, but we still couldn’t throw very much very far.

Psychkoi Fish and Fountain

Anyway, after we emptied the bag of fish food that we bought for P15 each, we finally went to Starbucks. J2 treated us to drinks and cheesecake because we were technically celebrating her birthday. Thanks J2! Happy Birthday! 😀

Grande Green Tea, White Chocolate Mocha, Dark Mocha, and Caramel Affogato Frappuccinos, Mango Madness and Chocolate Decadence Cheesecake

And of course, we took a photo in front of the Starbucks, as proof that J2 has yet another branch to check off her Starbucks 2011 Planner Branch List.

J1, J2 and J3 in front of Starbucks Solenad

On our way to the parking lot, we saw a small bazaar and decided to check it out. It was sort of a mistake because we ended up buying tons of stuff. 😐 Okay, it’s not really a mistake because of course, we like what we bought. But I call it a mistake because, well, spending money on things you don’t really need is kind of a mistake. And who really needs hats like these?

Me, J1 and J2 with Doraemon, Siberian Husky and Tiger

Okay, I think maybe I’ve thought of a valid reason why we went to Solenad now: Because once in a while, it’s okay not to meet at good ol’ ATC (though we still love it and still think that it’s the best mall in the world). Right?


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