Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mana Davao Christmas Display 2012

Mana Davao Christmas display 2012 a beautiful and colorful christmas display in davao city
A colorful Christmas Display at Mana Davao City.
Photo courtesy to: silaab dabaw
It was a bit too late to visit the place (well, it's better than not seeing it at all) since I initially planned to go there before 25th of December with my friends/co-workers. One of the reasons was that the lightings encountered short circuits and mostly, if not all, shut off. Few days later, they're back to normal and running again.

As usual, the area was crowded, noisy and full of laughter. The colorful lights around the area were so enticing, even the passersby couldn't help but to set their eyes on it. Road traffic was also a pain in the ass but good thing there were traffic enforcers taking care over the issue. We didn't waste a single minute and took pictures immediately.

Mana davao city christmas display 2012 along bajada davao city
Mana Davao Christmas Display
After taking some pictures on the background, we went to our next target, the Mascots! Yeah, it's not just purely for display. It was made for fun too especially to the kids who would surely enjoy the mascots more than we did. There were several mascots to have pictures with like tiger, monkey, chicken, polar bear, frog (which I like the most, haha) and mouse. Unluckily for us, we didn't get the chance to take pictures with all of them 'coz they were abducted and taken away from their spectators. They said it's their "feeding time". LOL.

taking photos with the mascots at mana davao
Taking pictures with the mascots :)
It was another fun escape from the usual corporate environment which will only happen every end of the year. I am glad that although the city is not as noisy as the other during December due to Davao City's Firecracker Ordinance, they still have initiative to convey to people the feeling of Christmas.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

People's Park Christmas Display 2012

Again, another Christmas celebration had passed and as always, Dabaweños very own People's Park showcased its unique Christmas display this year. But not as extravagant as last year, this time seemed like the park's on a tight budget. This year's decor was nothing compared to the last few years.

Putting into consideration with the calamities and commotions that had happened recently brought by the super-typhoon Pablo, it would be too inconsiderate to be as indulgent and wasteful while our other fellow men were suffering in distress... hungry and homeless.
peoples Park giant christmas tree 2012
People's Park's Giant Christmas Tree 2012
The Christmas tree looked simple but uniquely made through plastic bottles of soft drinks.

Nevertheless, we shouldn't lose hope as we know there's got to be a  reason why it all happened to us. God has a reason and we should believe in Him. We cannot deny the fact that despite those tragic events, we are still hoping, deep inside our hearts, to have a peaceful and merry Christmas.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao

The Peak, Gaisano Mall of Davao
I've been to The Peak, located at 3rd floor of  Gaisano Mall, for quite some time now. Since its opening, a lot of shoppers have been visiting the mall all throughout the day. No doubt because this place is so relaxing and beautiful, perfect for chitchats and dates. The breathtaking view of Davao's city lights at night added its cozy ambience. You can also satiate your craving for foods as this place offers a lot of choices from buffets to cafés or snacks.
the beautiful photo of the peak gaisano mall of davao at night
View from top
the peak davao city top view
Ground level view
the peak gaisano mall of davao signage

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Dinner at Picobello Italian Restaurant, Davao City

picobello italian restaurant logo
Picobello Ristorante Italiano, or commonly known as Picobello itself, is one of the most visited Italian Restaurant here in Davao City. Located at 5th floor, Gaisano South CitiMall, Ilustre St. corner Gen. Luna St, Davao City. Famous for pastas and pizzas, Italian recipe will probably be the next favorite food cuisine of the Filipinos aside from Chinese foods.

As company's celebration for Christmas, our boss decided to have a dinner party at Picobello, just a few steps away from our office, Hager Travel & Tours. The restaurant looks simple yet elegant. The cozy atmosphere and the lively serenader will entertain you during your whole stay. You can request for a song but for a reminder, they don't know all the songs you might request. They've got a friendly staffs too and that's what I liked the most.

picobello italian restaurant at gaisano south mall

We were a group of  9 people. Not quite many, huh, hehe and probably the most noisy one inside. I ordered vegetable and sea food salad as for the fist course. 

picobello main course
I ordered the left dish, sea food salad.

picobello italian restaurant menu
Honestly, my taste buds were not accustomed to foreign dishes and merely the reason why I could hardly finish the first course. I might have been the silliest one because I just ate the sea foods with a lil' bite of veges. For the main course, I ordered boneless chicken, but it is not really boneless you know, lol. I was so full then yet I am anticipating for the dessert, hopeful that it would not be as odd as the previous orders I had.

picobello dessert gelati and strudel di mele
Looking at the menu, Gelati (scoop of ice cream) caught my eyes, but I decided I would share the dessert with my other officemate to assure we wouldn't waste another order. We both agreed to order Strudel Di Mele (warm apple strudle with vanilla ice cream). It tastes good and the vanilla is heavenly.

wine at picobello restaurant

picobello davao
The place, the food and the tastes are all new to me. I may not at first totally liked the food but it doesn't mean I won't ever try it again. We never know the next time I eat them, it could be my next favorite and it's not beyond any bounds impossible to happen.

I must also mention that Picobello is famous for their pizzas. You might want to try them out!

picobello serenaders
The lively musician of Picobello 
Picobello Ristorante Italiano
Address: 5/F Gaisano South CitiMall, Ilustre St. corner Gen. Luna St.
Tel #: +63(82)221-1696
Open daily from 10:30am to 11:00pm

" This post was a bit too late for Christmas posting. I had been so busy for the last few weeks of December so I had no time to write for this. But I guess it doesn't matter anyway, does it? ^_^ "