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Bicol is Cool

February 14, 2008

Last weekend, I was sent by my office to Bicol to participate in a Franchise Business Seminar in Naga City. I’m not an ordinary participant there… speaker po ako! Oh hah, laban ka dun?! Hehehe! Actually, nauto lang talaga nung isang Business Development Officer namin to do the product presentation to the businessmen and aspiring entrepreneurs of Naga. Paminsan-minsan eh hinuhukay ko sa baul ang aking presentation skills at nanghihiram ng sangkatutak na english kay Mr. Webster. Hehehe! We were joined by 3 other marketing officers and their department head. Oh well, maganda naman ang feedback ni Madamme Vice President slash department head. Very fun and lively daw ang presentation ko. Whew, buti na lang na-impress! Hehehe!

Actually, di talaga yan ang kwnto ko. As always, pasakalye lang yan. Hehehe!

It was my first time to visit Bicol. I have been been invited by my past beau a couple of times some years back to celebrate the feast of Penafrancia. Kaso naman busy-busyhan ako sa work that time. (As if naman ngayon hindi na busy, hehehe!)

Via land lang kami so travelling to Naga was so freaking tiring. (Side comment muna: natutuwa akong gamitin itong “so freaking” term na ito ha! Hehehe!). Manila to Naga took us 11 hours. Eh kasi naman, may sunduan pang naganap sa Laguna, Batangas at Lucena. Anyway highway, along the way naman sila.

Grabe talaga! Ang daming pasakalye. Di pa rin yan ang kwento ko. Eto na po, promise…

As mentioned, I went to Naga to do a product presentation while my colleagues did some mapping of the place to identify prospective clients and get a feel of the community. We drove around the city. I noticed that Bicolanos have a way of mixing business and humour. A lot of establishments caught my attention as they have some catchy and playful names. I have seen some of these circulated via email but seeing them in person is really something else. Nakatuwa talaga. Too bad, I was only able to capture a couple of establishments. Bagal ko kasi humugot ng camera eh! Hehehe!

Anyways, the first one that caught my attention was from a menu at a famous restaurant called Lolo’s. Eto po ung menu. I zoomed it in to the desserts portion. Check out their halo-halo special…

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Too bad, we didn’t order that. Di tuloy namin natikman kung masarap si Halo Berry! Hehehe!

Two nights lang kami sa Naga. Pero syempre, di namin pinaglas ang chance to have some fun gimmick on our first night. We went to this club called ‘Chili Peps’. Sayang lang talaga di ko nakita yung signage so I wasn’t able to get a snap shot.

Fast forward na tayo to our second night. Before we head back home, we did some last minute shopping in the downtown area. Since it was a bit late already, most of the shops were already closed. So we scanned each and every street. And while driving in an alley, we saw this barber shop. Kakatuwa ang pangalan. Eto po…

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We just don’t know if that’s the official barbershop of all US Presidents. Actually, nasa left side ito nung van namin. Tapos, when we looked at the right side naman, eto nakita namin. Say nyo, super magkatapat talaga sila ah!

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Si Nicolas Cage naman yata ang endorser nito! Hahaha!

Grabe, ang kulit ng mga Bicolano noh?! Sayang talaga, yan lang napikchuran ko. Promise, I’ll take more snapshots next time. Hehehe!

This is all for now. Til next post!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2008 8:05 pm

    hehehehehe! naintriga lang ako.. sino ba yung beau na yun? hehehe nahawa na ako kila ray and baba eh na me pagka-“inquisitive” heheh.

    natawa ako sa mga signages na to ha… baka kapampangan na naninirahan sa bicol… sa palagay mo???

  2. January 25, 2009 12:05 pm

    ayan dumaan na ko..haha..hindi ko kinaya si halo berry.lol. btw, add kita sa flamindevil’s angels ko sa blogroll ha.thanks ms.winkie. :p

  3. January 25, 2009 3:42 pm

    o di ba naman, parang ibang level si halo berry. too bad, i wasn’t able to have a taste of her… este, that halo-halo pala! hehehe!

    uy, thanks! my pleasure to be one of flamindevil’s angels. will add you up to mine too, if you don’t mind.

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