Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Turning Points

Turning Point: a point at which a very significant change occurs; a decisive moment - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

I am thinking of what to blog since I haven't written in days. Since this is a personal blog, I've decided to share... something a bit personal perhaps.

Everyday, we make choices: what to eat, where to go, what to do first, what movie to watch. A lot of times, we find it difficult to decide. But what if we need to decide on things that are a lot more complicated than that? What if it's a choice between where you want to be and where you should be? A choice between what you want to do and what you have to do? There are instances when you are torn between the things you are used to and things that are unknown. Will you be willing to leave your comfort zone: the people, the places, the routines that you're used to for a chance to grow? Will you be settling for something mediocre like the others eventhough deep inside you know you are capable of achieving more? It probably boils down to how brave you are to risk everything that matters to you now to be able to achieve something great.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

After Japan was hit by a tragic earthquake, then followed by a massive tsunami sweeping off millions and billions worth of properties, another fear cast off Asian skies. Text messages circulated in the Philippines saying that following the blast of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, radiation will hit Asian countries including the Philippines. It was said to happen today, March 14 2011 at 4PM, Philippine time. The message said that if it rains from 4PM until tomorrow, everybody should avoid it as it contains acid rain and will cause severe damages to the skin or even cause cancer as Japan winds are blown off to Philippine territory.

However, news items claimed that everything is a hoax and that the country is safe from radiation exposure. Fukushima officials only imposed a 10-20 km exclusion zone which means that they are confident that beyond that, people are safe. Also, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) assured that winds from Japan are not headed towards the Philippines. They said that in fact, winds from the Philippines appear to be moving toward Japan.

A little sign of relief...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy 1st Month!

Today marks Anything Random's first month. Happy Birthday!!! ☺☺☺

Monday, March 7, 2011

Free Boracay Package - A Contest by WOW Philippines Travel Agency

Since we are planning a family get away to Boracay, I was searching online for the best deals. I accidentally stumbled upon http://www.boracay-packages.com/ and found out that they have a contest. Prizes at stake are boracay all-in packages. I haven't won any contest before and hopefully, this changes the losing streak. :D Join now!

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Flights to Boracay - Manila to Kalibo Airport via Philippine Airlines

No true vacation package is complete without having the air-fare included. WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. will be including ROUNDTRIP AIR-FARE from Manila to Kalibo and back to Manila. Once you arrive at the Kalibo airport you will be greeted by SOUTHWEST Travel & Tours, and transported to Boracay Island via a tour bus.

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For one full day our winners will enjoy a tour around Boracay Island that includes snorkeling, as-well as visiting surrounding beaches. (does not include entrance fee into Crystal Cove)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

BonChon Chicken

Recently, a lot of buzz has been created by Ayala Triangle Garden so since it was a Friday payday, we decided to explore what it has to offer and what the buzz is all about.

Ayala Triangle is like a small park amidst the Makati CBD. It is bound by 3 major roads: Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue. It appears to be a breathing space from the bustling crowd and noise of the Metropolis. Several restaurants, around 10 or more, are found in the area. This includes Wee Nam Kee, Amici, Caramia, Golden Spoon and BonChon Chicken to name a few.

We decided to try BonChon Chicken. The place easily gets packed but since it was just around 6pm, we were able to secure a seat.
BonChon Facade
For 3 pax, we ordered these:
1 Chicken Wings Medium (12pcs: half spicy and half soy garlic) - P365
2 French Fries - P45 each
Chicken Wings, Fries
Soy Garlic and Spicy
We ordered their Lemon Iced Tea (22 oz) and thought it was too big. It was that big for a cause though, the Spicy Chicken was really spicy. We liked the Soy Garlic more but still, Shakey's Buffalo Wings taste better. :)  
Iced Tea
With three drinks included, we spent P573. Not bad, but it's not that filling though. We ended up looking for dessert as we were not that satisfied. Nothing special, it's just that it was really crispy especially the Soy Garlic. As a final verdict for BonChon Chicken, the crispiness of the chicken wings, that's what the buzz is all about.