Just Another Friday

Friday. In other parts of the world, they are already pre-ordering iPhone 5. As for me, well, it was just another day.

Or maybe it wasn’t.

Used the services of City Delivery to order lunch from The Chocolate Kiss Café.

Chicken Kiev w/ Mashed Potatoes for me, Hickory Smoked Spareribs for him. Eggplant Parmigiano to share. We washed it down with some orange juice, and iced coffee (cold brew).

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I went to therapy at 5PM, Alfred went with me. There’s some progress there, but no breakthroughs. Yet. The plan was to go malling after, so I could practice walking more. Dinner and scouting for a new wallet for Alfred was on the agenda.

It was our first time at the new Robinson’s Magnolia and we’ll definitely be back. There was a long queue at the parking entrance considering it was already 7PM when we got there. It wasn’t hard to get a slot near the mall entrance though.

We walked around for a bit, but it didn’t take too long before I felt like needing to rest. Up on the main floor, we asked a security guard if they had a wheel chair we could borrow, but there was none.

Inside the mall, Alfred looked around while I sat at the Nike/Adidas area. Saw a nice sporty tote bag that I would have bought if it was in a dark color. Near the escalators I saw racks of cellphone cases. Ended up getting a protective case for my iPhone. It’s much like the Otter cases (in principle) but the brand is Swisstech and a lot less expensive. I’ve dropped my phone so many times and probably will be dropped again, so a better case was definitely justified. And it’s in violet. Smile

As it happens, because I wanted so badly to find another seating area when we got up another floor, we went in to the Shoe Salon. On our way out, we had a paper bag containing a pair of shoes. Guess whose?


(image source: Sulit listing)

It’s really quite comfortable, and the only one in my size out of maybe 4 pairs I inquired about. And it’s not too high, no danger of damaging my back worse than it’s already been.

If I wasn’t aching to get seated again, I probably would have resisted the temptation of buying those sandals. Or, if the mall had more sofas and chairs available on every floor, that would have saved me a lot of trouble. Of course there’s no room for rustic furniture in a modern mall, but they had those black leatherette sofas in one floor, why couldn’t they put them everywhere else?

We went up yet another floor but didn’t find anything interesting for Alfred. We did note that there are plenty more shops waiting to open up. Then I saw a store I had not seen in any other mall before. We went in, joked around a bit (with each other, and with the staff), and walked out with what I’d like to call an investment. To find out what it is, you’ve got to come back some other day. Smile

I will show you what we had for dinner though, from the Adobo Connection at the food court:

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Looks good? I wish they tasted as good too, but they didn’t. We tried Kuya’s Fried Mix Adobo and Chicken Adobo sa Gata. Neither tasted right for me. It did taste better when you add more vinegar, but it still lacked a distinctive adobo taste for me. Funny, the Adobo Connection website claims that they were voted as the pinakamasarap na Adobo in the Metro by a show in GMA News TV.

At the end of the meal we agreed that we won’t be eating there again. But maybe we should give them another chance. I’d like to taste the Adobo Rice, or maybe even the Adobo Spaghetti. Hmm. We’ll see.

So do you think it was just another day? Perhaps not.