Archive for May, 2007

Tullahan bridge repair work hampered by heavy rain

A few months back we reported that motorists try alternative routes if they’re passing through Tullahan bridge just up north of the Metro. It seems you’ve got to stretch your patience (and budget if your alternative route is NLEX) a little more because the repair work has been hampered by recent heavy rains. Two of the pedestrian overpasses have collapsed from flashfloods and it is expected that DPWH won’t meet the September deadline.

C’est ressort français à Manille!


We’re midway through French Spring in Manila but there are a lot more events coming through until June so watch out for them right here on Metro Blogs Manille!

Check out French Spring in Manila 2007 for more information.

Drama along NLEX: Bus taken hostage, 2 dead in high speed pursuit

Motorists who are going through Balintawak or through NLEX are advised to take extra caution due to an ongoing pursuit by authorities on a JMK commuter bus taken hostage early this morning. Two people have already been reported dead according to this news report from Inquirer. The police are now pursuing a Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number CSX-806 which the hostage takers allegedly stole after letting go of the bus.

Toycon! Toycon!

June once again brings us the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention. Toy collectors will be converging at the MegaTrade Hall of SM Megamall B on June 16-17, 2007.

Aside from exhibits, there are going to be contests like Customized Action Figure Contest

TransFormers Speed up Contest, Inter School Animation short film contest, Anime Dance Contest, Booth Babe Contest and TOY CLICKS : Toy Photography contest

For more information about the con, head on to the Toy Con’s website:

More Sisig Love After getting very encouraging feedback in my previous Metroblogging post on Sisig, I decided to try one of the recommendations: Razon’s. I love Razon’s halo-halo. Now I have another to reason to love the restaurant even more. They had great sisig! No egg, no mayo, just pure pork and spices, sizzling on a pig-shaped platter. Their store poster said it’s called Pampanga’s Original Sisig (Along the Riles). Interesting, isn’t it? With a drizzle of soy sauce and hot chili sauce, Razon’s is Sisig Love!

I’ve tried Razon’s at: Jupiter Ave. (near RJ TV Bar) and near Greenhills Shopping Center.

Hot dog! Dog on a hot tin roof! Whoops, I could’ve taken a better photo, I know. But the car was moving fast and it was too funny not to share. That’s my excuse. Anyway, it seems like this dog is not bothered at all by the terrible Manila heat. I sure know I wouldn’t be able to stand even being on that roof for a second.


I was intrigued by this kiosk the moment I saw it in V-Mall’s food court. The Party Squid? It made me chuckle. The line did work for me and so I found myself walking over to the stall with my husband and checking out what this party squid had to offer.

Success CAN be tough on the hands I forgot to post this from last Mother’s Day.

We spotted this poster inside a laundry store in Makati. So, Moms, is this true? Click the image to enlarge.

Perfect World


Finally back after some awful problems with my Internet connection at home. It’s so awful I don’t know how to describe it, so I won’t. Meanwhile, and just because summer is about to end, I’ve been spending my fair share of time on video games. Online gaming here in the country seems to be getting bigger and better. It’s getting to be – well, “perfect”, if you will.

Industry leader Level Up! Games recently launched “what could possibly be the culmination of everything that gaming has come to be: the aptly named Perfect World.”

Forget the Sims. Perfect World is the coolest full-feature 3D online game I’ve tried so far. It’s based on the rich Chinese mythology world of Pangu and the generations of gods that paved the way for the creation of civilizations. Anchored with so many creative elements and features that break the ground for the next level of 3D online gaming, Perfect World bestows players to be their own legend and create their own…well, perfect world. Carpal tunnel syndrome notwithstanding.

Mannang’s at Megamall

I’ve seen Mannang’s several times but would pass by the place only when I’d go to Mann Hann, the Chinese restaurant on its left, or Our Home, the furniture store on its right. I was really glad one of our friends suggested we try Mannang’s.

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