Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Day Drive

My officemate and i went north of the big city to buy tokens for the participants in my coming training. The whole-day training seminar is for the office's technical staff. Our chosen tokens this time are sports bags. So there we go, in this extreme heat, which took us more than 3 hours to reach the place. It was through a circuitous route to the other side of the mountain, so it is already dinner time when we returned.

The bag factory is owned by a cooperative in an export processing zone near the beach in Mariveles, Bataan. They already look successful as they already build a 4-storey building to house all the activities for manufacturing bags, from the materials housed in the first floor to the main office at the top. And most offices are airconditioned, a big blessing for comfort while working, and blessing for customers like us too.

On our way back we took our snack in a restaurant that is very attractive to the travellers, i will show you why!

This facility is in an open space at the side of the highway. At the left side is a small hotel, and on the right and front are rice fields. Can you see why this is attractive, aside from the loud colors? 
It looks like a very big bus, camped at the side of the wide "street"waiting for passengers. But it is actually a restaurant, airconditioned with well-uniformed staff, also with attractive colors.

I wonder if this is copied from a foreign brand, well-plated on top of the bus as well as near the highway, Mr. Cupcake. Yes they have cupcakes, but they have a very long list of titles in the Menu. 

At the left of the wide space with red cobble-stones is this small hotel. But it is the row of wall-clinging bougainvillea that is catching everyone's attention. They are flowering now, and very elegantly lining the expanse of the otherwise bare wall. I am awed myself. 

The mix of flower colors are very well chosen, not redundant. Maybe other people will emitate this style in their spacious property.

Three of us chose different menu, so we can see more samples. Above was my choice, not very creative in the name "fish and chips", but with dip choices. 

It was almost sundown when we left the place. The sunset was made more beautiful by the tint of the  van. Never mind the electric lines covering the nice view. We went home with full tummy, delighted.

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