August 13, 2011

Makati Trip - My Me Time

Makati is the financial center of the Philippines. Before the sprout of other financial sites, such as Ortigas, The Fort and Libis, Makati has been there for a long time. Oh, but driving to Makati has always been my problem. One time I was caught entering a one way route, then caught being on the yellow 'bus' line, and so on and so forth. I've learned my lessons, so everytime I'd go to Makati I'd just take a cab, or walk (if Beda's with me, she knows every corner of Makati). Funny how it seems, I've worked in Makati for so long, but I'd still get lost in the area. I can drive from my place to Powerplant Mall, Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge to Makati Ave, or at H.V. Dela Costa Street (where I used to work). Then I'd leave my car somewhere (then I'll forget where I left it) so yeah, I'd rather take a cab or walk.

Going to Makati means planning it like a trip. I take vengeance in this place by enjoying every moment I spent in it by doing multiple tasks, such as...

...visiting bookstores, and buying books for people I'd like to bless and uplift
and visiting people close to my heart...

(Cel of Elro - exclusive distributor of Grendha, Ipanema and Rider)
My brother, Jubert
Treated my friend Jenny (naglambing e!) at Super Bowl of China
This is a bonus part: Bumping with one of the nicest Mommy in the blogosphere,



19 comments:

  1. Ms.Joy honestly your smile po always brighten up my mornings..that's why I keep going back to your site..to visit you and see that pretty glowing smile..Dela Costa streets eh familiar po because I was assigned in Philippine veterans bank head office in dela costa streets in Makati hehehe..and opo I got lost po a lot of times..lalo when I was still applying for a job before and my main problem was..ang mahal ng food wahhhhh..except yung what they call "jolli jeeps" pero dyahe naka mini skirt ako baka masilipan ako pagdun ako eat hahaha..

    morning po :)

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  2. wow! i love OMF books... nakaka inggit ang malaking christian bookstores natin sa Pinas.. I have yet to see one in Thailand. here is mine, sis! http://methewoman.com/2011/08/15/me-time-napping/

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  3. i hope we can have me-time, i mean our-time in Makati too. used to work in Makati for many years I guess I won't get lost in the place unless the old buildings and landmarks are still there, hehe..

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  4. You did all that in one day? Galing!Cute mo talaga mommy Joy, so flawless! Thanks for the visit. enjoy your week!

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  5. hubby and i used to spend our dates in bookstores, we'd spent hours in there browsing different books and sharing our finds

    Have a great week ahead, hope you visit my entry too

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  6. Tsk tsk tsk! Bakit c ate jen lang?? Daya may favoritism yata ah!! selos ako!

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  7. Thanks Sie! Visiting you too at your site...

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  8. Hi Hon! Di ka naman naglalambing e, sa susunod, maglambing ka treat kita.

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  9. Thanks Raya! Visited you at your site awhile ago

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  10. Darly: books calms me down. I'm basically a hyper active (feeling like wonder woman)

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  11. Nuts: Tara let's have our our-time...

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  12. Mirage: Yes, I did that in one day.

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  13. wow, you had a blast Mommy Joy. ako madalas ding maligaw dyan sa Makati kaya mas gusto ko nakataxi para driver na lang ang bahala. :)

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  14. I love our photo! Di halatang naliligaw alo sa Glorietta, hahaha!

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  15. Maiue: Naliligaw ka din pala nun? Di halata...kala ko mega ikot ka lang din parang ako.

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  16. Rossel: oo nga, bayad na lang sa taxi ang need to do.

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  17. Being a QC girl all my life, Makati is one place I'd really say "dadayuhin." But nevertheless, because it's always a treat to go there (iba pa rin siempre ang feel ng Makati...), dadayuhin at dadayuhin ko :) Rockwell used to be the place to go for me, now it's Greenbelt 3. I also cherish those old QUAD/Glorietta days. On my Ate Bebs's first sueldo, she treated Ruby and me with a Makati trip (high school days). Must plan my own "me" time soon...and maybe I'll meet Jubert, too ;) Muy guapito!

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  18. loove your ME-time sis! hectic na hectic :)

    The Mom-ME time linky is up again :)

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  19. oh makati is a nice place ang ayaw ko lang too much leg work. pag nag taxi ka ang tagal mong tatayo at nakakalito ang mga street. Makati din ang place ng first job ko pag walang bus or service I'm lost.

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Thank you for the joyful comments!