My Favorite Malls <3


My Favorite Malls ❤

Sometimes, being a home buddy take its’ toll. You wanted to breath some different air and you need things that aren’t available nearby. Normally, we get them from malls, where varying stores of things we need (and want) are with open doors welcoming everyone on the look-out for something.

Personally, I am not a mall rat, I lose my breath seeing too many people (Is it a disease? Am I claustrophobic?). I used to work at a themed park and when it was my first time to witness more than 10,000 guests inside the park. I was catching my breath. I had trouble going out since I need to fulfill my duties catering to these thousands of guests. Though as a disclaimer, I have nothing against those whose fond of malls.

And it’s also good to know that there are malls that aren’t “peopley”! =)

I can name a few: Alabang alone houses those on my list. Like Commerce Center, Molito and Westgate. The more “peopley” are: Festival Mall and Alabang Town Center which I sometimes visit too with friends and family.

At Alabang Town Center

In Ortigas, I find Podium not too “peopley” and there’s Estancia too. Evia which they termed a Lifetime Center is my favorite too. The newly opened Southwoods mall is one. In Makati, even I grew up in Quad (which is Glorietta now), I prefer Rockwell Center and Greenbelt. On your way to Tagaytay, there’s Nuvali and Paseo de Sta. Rosa which we frequented when I used to work nearby. Serin in Tagaytay is “peopley” for me.

At Evia.
Rockwell Center
At Greenbelt.

Recently, looking for something, Jen and I ended up at Madison Galleries. A Lifestyle Mall. And it’s not too “peopley”.

It’s even in front of a church which we first visited and uttered some prayers and took some pictures (as it’s built very beautifully) before we proceed to this 5 level mall offering all that you’ll ever need. Apparently shadowing the principle of self-sustained places or township. With residential, commercial, retail, recreational, educational establishments allowing its’ neighboring residents to not go as far because it has everything they would need (and want) too.

And there we found a very dainty place to dine: Relish cafe. We surveyed first for other delightful places to eat. There’s actually a lot. Normally, Jen and I filtered our choices by these basis: cravings, type of cuisine, ambience, traffic, and if there’s dessert ahaha!

At Madison Galleries, we spotted 5 and we ended with two: Derive Cafe and Relish Cafe then we agreed to choose the latter. It’s interiors looked so immaculate. I found out from Jen too that it is included in Phonebooky’s top list of best Restaurants in Alabang. Hmmmn I didn’t know she’s ticking off items on her list or I didn’t expect that she got her own list too. =)

I just love its’ harlequin floors! =)

Relish Cafe offers cross-continental food and it’s a habit that we asked them their best sellers.

I got their lengua and Jen chose barbecued pork belly (which has too much fats on it) and both came with three choices of sidings: a cup of rice, veggies and mashed potato. I guess you know what we’ve chosen. =)

We also got a slice of sansrival and a chocolate cake with caramel fillings in it. =) They have coffee concoctions too though we opted to just have water.

Because of their attentive and friendly attendants, great taste of their food, personalized cakes and ambience, we enjoyed our dining experience and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it here too! =)

How about you, where is favorite mall? =)

Madison Galleries is located at 398 Don Jesus Blvd., Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

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-An only daughter. A mother of a 22 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Lately, I have been enjoying quilting and crafting with beaded fabrics. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! However, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, frozen yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Of all the International cuisines, Japanese food is on top of my list. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. I started writing even as a child, I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year(s) they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost both my parents already, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for others' success, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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