Getting down on Friday.

Can I just say, that this has been THE longest Friday night for me? HAHA Japeth and Jeremy were both solid Franco and Razorback fans.. aaand so I got an invite for this P&P Tattoo grand launching event at Eastwood. ALSO, they held a 50% off tattoo sale! Pero good for the day lang.

Surprise of the night: A dude, (a sort of promotions/brand marketing guy) AMBUSHED us to be on an energy drink TVC. OMEGESH. I have no idea which channel it is most likely to get aired, but I’m guessing it’ll be on 2nd Avenue/ETC since I’m seeing a lot of events related commercials on those two lifestyle channels. Oh well. If you happen to spot a Joanna-ish girl on TV, PLEASE disregard, and put in your mind that it is just an illusion. Hahaha.

I’m not actually familiar with it but the world of wide web has informed me that it’s a US original, a MONSTER energy drink-like type of energy drink. HAHAHAHA Plus, I have watched this All Time Low music video promoting Rockstar energy drink (in various censor-worthy ways) when I liked their PH based page. (Okay so wish ko nalang na sana doon nalang i-upload yung commercial, at ‘wag nang i-air sa TV. LOL)

Haven’t got any picture of Franco due to some reasons soooo, what I have lots of are Razorback’s.

Crowd started to get filled up with fans for the last act of the night.

Securiteeeh!

MANOR naman pala :P

It izz blarred, sarry. Those OBEY shirts were really cool, I want one too.. with the ‘SECURITY’ print at the back, FYEAH.

OH. The one, and only complete picture of the gang. Which izz blurred tooooo. BOO. Japeth-Joanna-Jeremy! Look, 3Js! I realized it JUST NOW. Well let’s gow, J team. :P

BANCHETTO NIGHT! And t’was my first time there too! I just had to search for burgers right away when we got there. Burger monsters at Monster Burger. HAHA.

HA! LIA, ETO’NG SAYO! UGH. HAHAHAHA. Lia was supposed to join us on this trip but.. :|

I had an instant arteries-clogging grilled liempo with rice meal after the quarter pounder burger I ate. SARAAAAP. Too bad sobra akong na-umay and nabusog, so I didn’t get to have a slice of cheesecake. Sad. Sana talaga nauna nalang yung dessert no. :P

Grabbed some drinks at Metrowalk after pigging out at Banchetto. *insert pictures here* HAHAHAHA Got busy being a chatterbox so I forgot to take pictures. Anyway, I must commend Jeremy for being a responsible driver, and took a glass of water between intervals of beer. Still I insisted that we go for a coffee break, just to be sure. HAHA.

Faded P&P Tattoo stamp from the grand launching.

Starbucks Metrowalk. Surely, t’was kinda dark pa when we got inside….

And Mr. Sun’s up when we were about to leave. Hahaha.

Hitting the road to Antipolo! Now that’s spontaneous. Grabe lang. Hahaha. It rained just when we took a quick stop to Jollibee.

Finally reached CLOUD 9. No, I did not used an idiomatic statement. Yun talaga yung name. HAHAHA. T’was a little across Padi’s lang.. maybe 5 meters, something like that. Ang ganda lang doon. And it was like having a total escapade talaga. Yeah it was a cloudy to rainy morning pero I still appreciated the place, and the foggy/smoggy view. Perfect for hanging out and de-stressing.

Like a princess :3 HAHA.

Can you spot the dog?

This is a raw, unedited picture I took from my phone. Muma-macro! Looool I liked the raindrops effect. Parang, morning dew ang datingan. Hahahahaha.

Pigeon!

Well I liked it there because aside from the amazing mountain view, there were cool antique pieces on display, which goes really well with the place’s theme: vintage-ish. AND I LOVE VINTAGE STUFF.

Freaky fishy.

This Art Gallery makes the place even cool-er.

Going to the comfort room :P

Take two.

The ladies’ comfort room resembled a mini lounge area, with a really nice mountain view as well. Superb.

Garden fountain, vintage style. Ugh.

Perhaps the only thing which sucked from the whole trip was the terrible traffic. It was a long way home, pero I really enjoyed the spontaneous-ity from what’s supposed to be a Friday night out only. HAHA!

Here, I leave a Franco soundtrack for this whole thing.

Zark’s vs. Brothers

Tried Zark’s Burgers for the first time today from a spontaneous itinerary.

Best seller Major League burgers (left to right)

THREE POINTER : Burger with three kinds of cheese (mozzarella, cheddar & cheese sauce) served w/ lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onions.

BLACK MAMBA: Cheeseburger in a bed of fresh lettuce, tomato, sautéed mushrooms & caramelized onions, topped with BARBECUE RUM SAUCE.

An additional 20 pesos gives you fries and a glass of iced tea, and 40 pesos, to make it a 1/2 patty. Because this was a late lunch, I had the Black Mamba. The sauce was a little too sweet, but t’was okay I guess. I think the REALLY cheesy taste dominated the Three Pointer, but it was kinda good too. Be reminded that I speak in behalf of cheese lovers. Next time, I’d try the deep fried SNICKERS for dessert.. Or if I’d get desperate of committing suicide. Also, I was a bit surprised when a staff tried to pull off a Jonny Craig song from a playlist, followed by I See Stars. Hmm, great food.. AND good music.

Anyway, I’ve been to Brothers Burgers twice this month too, so I can’t help but compare which burger chain offers the most heart-attack triggering slushy meat in a bun.

And here’s what Brothers has to say.

Double Brothers Burger

Brothers Burger, with onion rings.

So? =))

IndayBote’s the ARSON EP launch

IndayBote just had their 2nd EP launch at Freedom Bar, Anonas Complex last May 6th. AND MAN, T’WAS AWESOME! The beer.. friends, and new found friends.. the bands.. and the music. Not to mention, Tapsi ni Vivian. =))

Check out INDAYBOTE! Contact them through their like page, should anyone wants to get a copy of their EP.

ALL PHOTOS ARE COURTESY OF NICO SERVANDO. Check out his really cool site here!

Lloyd, Neen, JOMAR, RAI (focusing), Sot!

I enjoyed my ‘work’ at the booth as the ‘stamp’ girl. I let people choose between the kitty stamp and the rainbow stamp, which looked like bruises on my skin -according to Sot.. while Rai did all the math. :p

GIRLS! Tracey, Timmy, Neen.

THE Cyrus Fernandez hosted the EP launch.

Enzo and Alva. MARSH, Y U NO HAVE PICTURE WITH NEEN, CHINA AND I?

Bote boys reppin’ Nick Automatic, yo!

There’s what I call the Sisig na TABA.

MARSHEES! China, Neen, and I.. and our Chupa Chups :3

Groupies!

With Sot, who did nothing but bully me all night everytime he passes me by. He saved me from the Happy Horse though, of which existence’s I had no idea about.. ’til Sot told me. We traded our beers. Haha.

Beer drinking COMPETITION, FYEAH. Ladies’ edition. Did gents’ had theirs too? Hindi ko alam eh. Lol

Freedom Bar’s got a full house.

BEYOND SCIENCE AND FICTION

THE ROYAL

ARCADIA

I love NYCTINASTY!

..and FAINTLIGHT.

…aaaaand IMBUE NO KUDOS!

Pero mas gusto ko, yung INDAYBOTE :)

China and I sang everything from the top of our lungs, and still we are no match with Neen’s. =)) THE INDAYBOTE “BACKSTAGE PEOPLE” ARE REAAALLY PROUD OF THESE GUYS.. AND GIRL. Well, I know I am. That’s for sure.

Siguro yung breakdown/djent-djent-djent-DJENT sa ‘When the Night Falls’ ‘to. Hahaha.

Meet the crew:

Neen Cabangis -Vocals

Lloyd Cunanan -Guitars

Paulo Sotelo -Guitars

Enzo Zulueta -Bass

Daryl Alvarez -Drums

WELL I… I actually recorded a video (if you may call it that) of my dear IB friends playing their first song. UNFORTUNATELY, the Freedom Bar lighting did not allow me to soooo, I realized, I should have just had an audio record of it. FAIIIIIL =)) Anyway, here it is. And yes, don’t forget to visit their page peeple. Rock out y’all!

CHALLEYNGE

I have waited for so long to unleash the daredevil in me, to feel the adrenaline arousing and just let it out. I’m pretty sure that everybody is most likely to agree when I say that it is indeed sucky when you can’t work your plans out with your friends after getting delirious, and I think I just got used to it. This trip has been planned about two years ago, a month before summertime on our sophie year. NO WAIT, that’s right, PLANNING OFTEN CAME INTO PICTURE. (How can I not forget that? It got me anticipating my first ever trip to Enchanted Kingdom, but what do I get? A crushed heart, every single time. Talk about getting your hopes high.) I’m just glad it finally pushed through this time. Yes, finally.. After college graduation. *Thanks ha.* HAHA. Atleast my two-year anxiety has been put to end. I.. AM NOW… AT PEACE.

It feels kinda different when you go on trips with your friends after graduation. I don’t know. Maybe it’s the I-don’t-care-I-have-no-school-and-enrollment-to-worry-about feeling. And that’s when fun becomes endless. Yay!

As that Ohio Express song goes, “Yummy yummy yummy, I got love in my tummy..” ♫ But there’s nothing in our tummy so we had to stop by Walter Mart McDonald’s at Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

AAAAAND I look like I’m about to burst into laughter. Actually, everybody is, after a really stupid joke by Roxy. Pero ako lang ang hirap mag-pigil. Obvious ba? Ay, si Noel din pala. =)) You know what happens next after the shot.

Roxanne is my date for the day. Sorry naman sa scarf and hoop earrings nya, I had to be the acting boyfriend tuloy. Okay lang, ’cause in reality, I am way girly-er than she is. Hahaha LOVE YOU!

Got tickets in time before the front act band plays in the concert! –Wait, rephrase! I meant, EK opening! Para kasing concert tickets eh. Plus the excited fan-like look/smile.

Les girls at EK. Yesss!

First ride we took was the DODGEM, a.k.a. bumper cars. LOL. This was the second ride. Sa sobrang pang-baby, nakalimutan ko na yung ride name. I’ll just call it, the Coaster for Babies. Faking the coward screams as we reach the semi-‘peak’ of the ride was the fun part.

And I quote from Roxy’s Shakespear-ish words, this is the CHALLEYNGE of the day. (That makes it the word of the day too. Haha.) Well, mine actually. And Noel’s. We’re wearing the freaking Cowardly Lion Badge of Courage, see? EKstreeeeme! When we were locked to safety, I knew there’s no holding back.

After the ride: “@#$%@$@%*! GANUN PALA YUNG FEELING NG NAHUHULOG SA BUILDING!” -Noel


Anchors Away! There was some sort of team building, “Extra Challenge”-like shenanigan happening before we could have a ride. The mga “ka-henerasyon” were really fun to watch. =)) Hahahaha.

(farthest to nearest) <– HAHA. Me, Roxy, Erica. Credits to Jayford!


KART TRAK, FYEAH.

Actually the real race was choosing which kart to ride. I came in third, obviously.

It was so fun, even the part when my kart crash took place. Nabangga ako, masaya ka na?  Haha! Ganun pala yung feeling pag aware ka na mababangga ka, ano.

Just because, I AM THE BEST DRIVER. They all suck at driving, they don’t even know the basics like the proper wearing of helmet. :P *kaya nga ba lahat ng alikabok pumasok sa helmet nung nabangga, kasi hindi pala naka-baba yung glass shield thingy*

SPACE SHUTTLE. Ahh, now here’s taking the extremity up a notch. It would have been totally fun if the EK crew who was supposed to ensure my safety, accidentally locked the safety gear thingy (which does not loose up ’til some kind of ‘release’ button gets hit) with my left hand getting crushed in it. Screaming “ARAY KUYA, ARAAAAAAY!”, freaked out and hurt, was all that I could do. Result? A terribly bruised and swollen lefty. Didn’t bother reporting the incident ’cause I was the very kind and ever forgiving kind of ‘passenger’. PASSENGER?? Haha! Ano ba, ‘rider’? Hindi din naman customer.. Anyway, nobody wanted to take the ride, except for me and Noel. Yes he was my extreme buddy, I guess. Syempre gusto kong i-try, first time eh. :P


Again, there was no way I could get my ass outta there.

Rio Grande Rapids. MISMO. Nuff said.

Tried to stay away from ze ‘dangers’ of les waterfallz but… *VOILA!*

Ran over a colleague. Hi Yvette!We thought Flying Fiesta would be of great help in drying out our clothes. The Rio Grande Rapids and Jungle Log aftermath. HAH! Eggheads. 

And here’s when Noel consistently wiggles in their seat, scaring the shit out of Karen. #howsweet HAHAHAHA.

Feeding time! =))

Lil’ Orbits! Cinnamon flavored doughnuts and other confections are spelled as HEAVEN.

Wheel of Fate. IT WAS ONE CRAZY RIDE. Literally. There was an awesome view of Sta. Rosa once atop the ferris wheel, though our asses froze to death. Noel wanted to kill us too. By us, I mean, the girls. *girl screech everywhere*

The last ride.. attraction, rather, was Rialto. Happy Feet’s Mumble doing his penguin tap dance. :3

One thing that I (and prolly other amusement park goers and lovers) hate about Enchanted Kingdom, is their early closing time. I mean, 9PM? Whyyyy? :/ Anyway, everything’s been summed up into this video, with some bonus bloopers and other non-sense to crazy stuff.