Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My first UBER car ride!

I drive all the time. I've been driving for over 20 years. We don't have a driver because both hubby and I drive. But there are those rare times though when we need the services of a driver. That's where UBER comes in.

Uber Manila Experience
UBER is an app you download on Android or iOS which lets you summon a car and driver whenever you need one. If you want an estimate of how much you'll spend, go to http://www.uber.com/cities/manila and get an estimate. I tried finding out how much it would cost to go from Greenhills Shopping Center to SM Megamall, and it said P82-97. By the way, you need a credit card to register.

Uber Manila Experience
Anyway, today was one of those days when we needed a driver. We left one of our cars for maintenance work at the dealership and it was time to go pick it up. It wasn't practical for us to drive there and go home using two cars, so we thought we'd try UBER. The first thing to do after you download the app is register for an account, then you're good to go. You call up a map of Metro Manila and set your pickup location by dropping a virtual pin. According to the app, a Black Car is 14 mins away from the pickup location. Click on the right arrow icon to confirm.

Uber Manila Experience
Anyhow, it took me over a dozen tries to finally get a Black Car to pick us up from a street in San Juan. The app showed me the driver's name, photo, and the kind of car which he was driving. It was a black Toyota Vios. You can track your Black Car's location as it makes its way to you via the app.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Domo Japanese Restaurant P499 eat and drink all you can!

Another day off for our cook means another restaurant to try, lol. This time, we spotted Domo Japanese Restaurant along Tomas Morato with the magic words Eat & Drink All You Can. The promo price was P499. Funny, I remember Domo but I don't recall it being an eat-all-you-can-place.

Domo Japanese Restaurant Tomas Morato
Well, it is now since it's now Korean-owned.

Domo Japanese Restaurant Tomas Morato
Domo is actually dimly lit inside... don't know why this photo is so bright, lol.

Domo Japanese Restaurant Tomas Morato
The way Domo runs its eat-all-you-can is they give you this paper menu where you tick on the items you want to order. There are over 50 dishes, over 10 types of sushi, and 7 kinds of sashimi. They serve whatever you tick on the menu. We started off with salmon sashimi (pictured above). It was so-so, I felt we were served the edges of the fish so it was okay but not good.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Review

Lip color is one of my few makeup essentials and I've somehow always preferred tinted lip balms to lipsticks. My lips tend to be dry and chapped and so using tinted lip balms addresses two concerns in one swipe: dryness and color.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Review
I was super lucky to be given five (5) awesome shades of Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer to try. Cloud 9, I tell you. Love love love love.... these were recently offered for sampling at Sample Room.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Review
I use Burt's Bees Lip Balms all the time. There's one on my dresser and one in my handbag. They're not colored though. This is my first time to try tinted ones.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer Review
Here are swatches of all 5 colors.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Genji M Unlimited Sushi for P149!

I love buffets. Doesn't matter if it's food or clothes (yes there is a Clothes Buffet!) or whatever. I've been seeing Genji M, a Korean-owned sushi restaurant, advertise aggressively on my Facebook feed. Then I saw the magic words -- unlimited for P149. I did a double take. That's what their Facebook Page said. I immediately called the number and asked about the P149 promo. It was confirmed. It's happening daily from now until August 31, 2014. The catch? It's only from 4:30pm to 6pm. I immediately made reservations. We were advised to be there 15 minutes before 4:30pm.

Genji M Unlimited Sushi
So earlier this afternoon we went to Makati to visit Genji M. I believe we were the first to arrive lol.

Genji M Unlimited Sushi
Surprisingly, Genji M has several function rooms like this one.

Genji M Unlimited Sushi
You can eat unlimited amounts of everything on this modest buffet spread for P149 from 4:30pm to 6pm. After 6pm, they will revert to their regular unlimited rate which is P399.

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