The ambiance was great, with trees providing shade, a couple Buddhas around, a jack-o’-lantern in January, a swing by the table and lots of nice little touches.
The food was very good. Mushroom sisig, garlic tumeric rice, gumamela iced tea, kangkong chips, basil oyster mushrooms and vegetable gising gising were all delicious!
Highlights included a statue of former mayor Gil Fernando and the looming Disneyified campus of the OLOPSC Preschool.
I had to do some searching, but I did find one more Pokémon straw, this time of Froakie, but I may never have Chespin to be able to slurp through each of the gen 6 starters.
Statues, murals and wall art continue to be delights. Near where I am staying is a piece featuring interesting characters I don’t recognize. A little further away is a dancing statue.
The highlight, though, was a long mural featuring mermaids and dolphins. It has definitely seen better days, but it is still stunning.
I think finishing my runs with a metal straw as a reward should be my habit while I’m here. Today I got a Pikachu cup and a Fennekin straw to rehydrate with.
During our walk home the decorations were beautiful and the air warm. The quiet, peaceful walk was a nice end to the day.
I’m always keeping my eyes open for interesting art and statues here, and I was finally able to capture some I passed many times. At a small park there is a herd of cattle statues. At The Galleria there are fun scrap statues. Scattered around are other small pieces.
Around the Ayala mall is a series of statues in tribute to workers, from drivers to gunsmiths to sweepers.