Category Archives: Malls

Pasta Amatriciana with Italian Meatballs At Mary Grace Cafe, You-Gotta-Try it!

Hi guys especially to all my followers and fellow bloggers here in the Philippines. Have you tried the tomato based Pasta Amatriciana with Italian Meatballs of Mary Grace Cafe at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons in Pasig City? If not yet, then you got to! … and one more thing, its a kids choice menu even it is flavored with bacon and chili.


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It became one of my favorite pasta in the city as I’ve fallen in taste of a true authentic Italian inspired food in one of the end corners of the Ortigas district where you’ll experience new entries in the food competitive business.

Great places are best enjoyed with a plate of an Italian pasta.  – Paquito  



Going Up! How does it feel to be an Elevator Operator

We usually see them, in posh hotels, airports, malls and even in several multi level parking buildings and pass by them normally without saying the respectful thank yous. Their daily work routine start an hour earlier than the standard opening and closing hours of the unit they’re assigned to, to ensure that the hoisting equipment operates without any glitch and assure the riding public will use it safe and sound. This is just one of the odd job we somehow taken for granted but we shouldn’t, as our safety is their paramount concern while we are inside and transferring floors up and down the premises.

I took the liberty to asked few questions to an on-duty elevator operator of the SM Mall Parking building in Quezon City and these were her words. “We operate at eight hours a day with an hour break and the only downside of being inside a lift if felt once i’m on duty. Dizziness and sleepiness since were confined in a four metal walls with only an exhaust fans as the source of ventilation during each trip. Aside from mandatory physical wall surfaces cleanliness we need to firmly check on the scheduled PMS of the unit and give heads up to the concerned office to  perform accordingly.” said Ms Kristel Joy Oliveros

Their job is just like those of people providing transportation services and we must never take them for granted as it is our safest vertical transportation needs that they’re up to and without them i’m sure you’ll never know what to do once you got trap inside a dark and not ventilated volumetric cubicle space in the absence of an elevator operator.

Throw those smiles to those people doing odd jobs to make your day a good vibes day. – Paquito

How to be a Good Promodizer

Buyers often wanna hear and  things first before they give you their full attention and buy the product we’re selling. said Joy Herrera, a Sales Promodizer in one of the biggest mall in Asia. The day starts with the long lines to punch-in and get prepared inside the locker rooms putting enough make up as per mall standards. Fix to sell is what they’re told to, smile and be alert all the time.

We’re selling something not as basic as items such as apparel or groceries but gadgets like cameras, mobile phones and karaoke equipment that requires a lot of demonstration in order to entice the buyers and ring the cashiers box occasionally. Standing for long period hours also gives us a tired leg in the evening but it is the art of dealing profitably with customers that makes us a standout as a promodizer in any part of the mall. The free use of the equipment during demonstration brings us the better side of our job that makes us a better promo seller as days passes by, proudly shared by Mr. Joliver Morales

And being in a very stiff competition with other brand ambassadors, we are compelled to do our best to get notice and land that sale of the items were handling. Thinking of creative ways but of reasonable gestures that’ll make the customer stay and seek some inquiry is almost an equivalent to making a list of possible buyer come grand sales day.

There are joys in promoting a great merchandise that makes a difficult job a jolly one. – Paquito

An Informative Essentials in Air Exchange Enhancement Inside High Density Public Places

Like the air we breath all comes into pieces.

Call it a marketing tool. Owning a breed of pets nowadays is a sort like societal status and artic bred huskies roam the granite pave walks of the malls together with miniatures and furry poodles. They’re indeed a good sight to look at. A perfect picture of a community, people oldies and children occupying open spaces and playgrounds, teens chatting and shooting selfies, women clad in light top and shorts sporting clogs and walking side by side with their leashed pets and a bag of canine goodies of foods and poops. Parks are best appreciated with complete moving features and this includes pets and as promoted by some malls they allow leash pets to enjoy the cool atmosphere inside and the warm sun outside. Temperature controls the variables for specific areas where pets are designated and pampered. 

It’s a big challenge for the facilities engineering to ensure that fur and animalistic smell will not be an irritants to those who have super sensitive smells. To some it’s irritable to come across furry pets as this causes them allergies by sudden inhalation of microscopic irritants coming from animals. Supply and return cycle of induce air inside the malls must’ve monitoring system like infrared and negative pressure halls to preserve the clean air residue inside the facilities. But how sure are we that there are system in place to address this? Theres the scientific engineering way to do it or the best available option is to limit the pets in an open park with grass and fountains they can enjoy with, away from mechanically driven air controlled space with unknown body resistance to respiratory problems. 

With the influx of wide open spaces built by these mega developers we are all lucky to have many options to choose from to enjoy the well developed surroundings where people and all forms of massive art coexist harmoniously with the lush landscaping and water scenery  to enjoy with complete with the soothing pipe on music that’s truly relaxing. Hygienic rinsing of ourselves once we get home is best advised to avoid getting caught with unpredictable sickness that can be acquire from high density public places. 

Getting outside? Armed yourself with the best immune resistance vitamins and savor the moments of freedom even in a crowded places safely. 

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Package Counter How to Avoid Getting Lost of your Items/Things 

Customer services, Package counters inside the malls are to be honest with you guys were added extra services being provided by the mall owners thru their smiling and accommodating staffs or crews. Stacks of box and rows of shelves are a familiar sight once the supermarket, malls and the likes start business in the morning. Shoppers brings with them a lot of stuff like infant needs that’s quite a heavy load while on shopping so they are determined to hit straight the package counter are and leave temporarily those items. There are long list of prohibited things in every malls or supermarkets. Half field coffee are a big no inside an upscale clothing shops and sometimes inside a grocery stores. So you have an only option left which is to leave it behind the package counter and get it back after hitting the point of sales crew. 

Having things needed to be left in the said counter is something we can opt out if we really plan our activity ahead. Does this means most of the people don’t plan things out? Maybe yes but sometime no. But if you kept on leaving things behind those counter everytime you go out shopping or malling, it needs immediate attention. There are pros and cons in utilizing that helpful counter, it gives you a liberty to move around without those bulky thing but gives you also headache if it still intact the way you let it. Pilferage are common that’s been easy to pull thru by those perperators that were able to find out once were home and it takes a lot of process to prosecute the act of an ill-refute due to their so called standard operating procedures. Leaving your things behind also eat your extra time to go on another place and leave you hugging more bags than usual. And never leave your food boxes to it as tiny insects might be pestering it and arrive with you at home superbly full of those sweeties. 

If you plan to go on a meeting within the area where a unit is also available it is the best option available to leave things temporarily just don’t forget to mention that you’re betting in their seamless and honest service that makes you decide to leave your things behind for an important  appointment nearby. Baby Strollers, big bags, small frames bought inside the stores and other massive items are best placed to these counters. A couple of errors are identifiable such as mishandling resulting to breakages, unexplained exchanging of items, half eaten crackers and other food items and a long list of amusing encounters. 

The best way to avoid getting your things lost in a package counters is to leave no things at all. If it’s something that can be handily carried out think twice to leave it behind the counter as it is understandable for your other errands or appointment meeting to have it stack under the table or adjacent to your seat during meetings. If you have a car that is parked safely you can bring it there and proceed accordingly. Let the counter served those people who are traveling far places including tourist and wholesale buyers trooping the shops center and malls. Families with a lot of things in tow including baby needs for them to truly enjoy the bonding moments and the God knows what activity they have for that day. Little did we know that you’re not only helping others by not using the package counter for that small umbrella but yourself as well by turning your look more of a pro without those plastics, bags and what have you but your smartphone and car keys for an ease of mobility and suave looks. 

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