© 2007 sam

Prequal of Jollibee Sunday

The MindaNews gang drove Jerry and I to the Church on San Pedro Street. The church was packed with Sunday worshipers and the San Pedro Street was closed for street hawkers. The shape of the church is odd. Look like a ship. I was told that it has been bombed a few times through the years and it is still standing tall.

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In front of the church, there is the legislation building a.k.a the court house and right next to the building is a small park for people to hangout. People play chess, checkers and chit chat there.

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Took this on our way to San Pedro Street. Street stalls are still very common and popular in Davao. Reminds me of my home town Ipoh.

karlkoffee.jpg After San Pedro Street, we went to the SM Mall. OK. It is not S&M… no leather and kinky sex. It is a “MALL”… We hung out with Claire the Cat at Karl’s Koffee. The coffee and cakes were fantastic. It has free wi-fi and many trendy young people hangs out there too. The best place to show off your iPod or your MacBoo Pro. hehehe. Oh… I was told that there is a Mac user group in Davao. Wow! Davao is only as big as Ipoh but it seems much more happening and I feel more “culture” there. And it also seems that everyone here can be a musician… And of course beers are freaking cheap.

hardly-working.jpgAfter coffee, we went shopping in SM Mall of course! We found that musical instruments are cheaper compared to anywhere in Bolehland. But for IT stuff, Low Yatt is still better. However, we did not shop anything except for books and magazines in a book sale. I bought two books. One is “Hardly Working” and another one is “Baby Owner’s Manual”.

Politikus, I can lend you the “Hardly Working” book. It is a perfect book if you would like to make yourself look like you work so hard but actually not. Yes, work smart! It is THE book that your boss would not like you to get. I am more than happy to share. Hehe… a lot of practical tips.

baby-manual.jpg I am not getting the “Baby Owner’s Manual” for myself. It is actually for Marco-not-Polo. He got a new daughter about one and a half month ago. I am such a terrible friend, I still don’t know what her name is. I called him before I came to Davao asking him what he needs for her 1st month celebration. Whatever I could think of for his wife and baby… he said that he already had it. I was totally blur… What should I buy? I was so happy when I found this book. It is for him! The father! Why didn’t I thought of getting something for the father? Hehe… I bet Marco-not-Polo will find this book easy to read because it is written in the same format as instruction manuals for IT gadgets.

After book shopping, we went for the happy jolly Jollibee meals!

10 Comments

  1. Queen
    Posted February 12, 2007 at 9:37 pm | #

    I like the fact the book has ‘trouble-shooting’ tips.
    If in trouble, shoot?

  2. Posted February 12, 2007 at 10:49 pm | #

    trouble, shoot? hey, that sound great! y i never thought of that?

    baby -> IT gadgets? arghh… sound terrible.

    the cake look good.

  3. Posted February 12, 2007 at 10:51 pm | #

    hey sam! you might want to change your mind and keep the baby book instead? i mean, who knows you’ll have to deal with a baby one of these days? *nod nod*

  4. sam
    Posted February 12, 2007 at 10:55 pm | #

    Well, maybe I’ll need an updated version of the manual by then. 😉 or I can always borrow from Marco-not-Polo. haha.

  5. Posted February 13, 2007 at 4:17 am | #

    wei, baby’s manual no need to update one ler!

  6. sam
    Posted February 13, 2007 at 2:15 pm | #

    need update one. people who lived in caves 10,000 years ago take care of their children differently.

  7. Posted February 14, 2007 at 3:13 am | #

    haha~! it’s true. but u don’t update it like how u update IT stuff… 😛

  8. Posted February 14, 2007 at 3:30 am | #

    sam, my filipino friends in davao mentioned that your picture of san pedro church is very good. they said they have never seen it pictured that way. i agree. hmm.. it’s interesting how objects are defamiliarized only when you look at it the second time or when somebody shows it to you from a different vantage point. just thought you should know…:-)

  9. sam
    Posted February 14, 2007 at 12:24 pm | #

    haha. I am a sci-fi sucker. Anything that look like a vessel will catch my attention. And of course, take a photo. 😉

  10. Posted February 14, 2007 at 1:20 pm | #

    i just noticed the piggy on the site!!! 🙂

    so kute! 🙂

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