Biggie and I went on our usual catching-up date to U.P. Diliman last Feb. 26, we were (I mean SHE was) in the mood for taking photos. Plus, she just got her locks permed by Beauty Brick Salon - I think she deserves to have a new DP for her Facebook. It was a sunny afternoon.
I was on my usual loose-top, denim shorts, and pair of my EVER RELIABLE green sneakers. The temperature back then was so hot, only proves that summer is already near. Pardon me with the weird smile, my molar tooth is in terrible pain.
And of course, the star of the day. Biggie would have loved her hair the traditional way - long and straight. Good thing she got out of her comfort zone to try something new. See how beautiful her perm is! Her floral dress also matched the sunny weather. I also noticed that biggie, despite the ups and downs a few months ago, is getting back to her happy self again. Whew, big thanks to the ONE up there, His magic works in incredible ways. (~.~)
So the date.
We started our date with a few snapshots. She then took me to Chocolate Kiss Cafe. I later on realized we had our desserts first before we had our main course. Haha.
|The Chocolate Kiss' version of Blueberry Cheesecake is love!|
|My personal choice - tempting Devil! (MMM)|
|Her choice of Frappe. ;p|
|Spilled water on my shorts. Tsktsk! Bad Jhoysi! ;p|
We walked a few more steps just before the sun finally went down, there are places inside UPD that I haven't visited yet. Would've been better if we crossed the other side of the campus. OWGAD I miss Sefali!
|Lola mode. Haha!|
For some reason, I suddenly craved for "isaw" (grilled pork/chicken intestines) and I insisted that biggie and I should probably drop by to grab a few sticks. It will never be a UP date without Mang Larry's Isaw.
Mang Larry's Isawan has their own systematic way of order taking. They get the customer's order first, place it in a piece of paper, take the customer's payment, and have it queued for serving.
No wonder they are still a BOX OFFICE HIT in UP Diliman. People from all over the metro visit this place just to buy their famous "isaw".
|Me waiting. And covering the swollen face because of toothache. :(|
|One of the few breakthroughs from Mang Larry - a mic for dispatch! YAY!|
"Isaw" will never taste as good as this without Mang Larry's dips. My favorite? Spicy vinegar.
|Dapit hapon na, BOX OFFICE HIT pa rin! Kudos Mang Larry!|
And yet another breakthrough! A digital signage! Pwedeng pwede na talaga magpa-ISO certification si Mang Larry!
As I wrote this entry, I realized something and it all boils down to this: technology has indeed improved people's lives. A drawing of stick figures could turn into a more beautiful imagery with technology on it - just like my sister's digital-permed hair that looks really good on her. Or a traditional business could be more organized and systematic if technology is in it - just like Mang Larry's small business that is still a box office hit on any UPD afternoon.
Don't you think it's about time for me to evolve and give myself an upgrade?