|courtesy of Axl|
ARAYT!!!!! Ako na muli ay nagbabalik, yey!
Well, ipagpatuloy na naten muli ang aking naging pasyal2 echos sa Maynila nung February, (tagal na noh? anong petsa na ba? WAPAKELS! ahahaha)
after magnilay-nilay ang mapekchur-pekchur sa Minor Basslica de San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila or commonly known as Binondo Church, tumuloy naman me sa Ongpin street,
here are some photos,
An alley with lots and lots of vendors along with it.
Many are selling fresh fruits, some sell dried stuffs, food, and there are some that sells general merchandise..... Manong didn't know I was taking a photo of him, when he looked at me, he wasn't happy about it. Dinaan ko na lang sa ngiti, nadala naman, ehehehe
The guy with the back pack is sir Axl, hehe
I dunno what do the Chinese call this, but according to some sources,
this is where they offer their prayers,
us, we usually offer candles, but them, they offer incense instead,
A meters away from the cross, i saw this small restaurant, I'm curious with the food they serve here, but one thing that caught my eye is their hopia.... it was way way bigger than the usual hopias we buy in the groceries/convenient stores/market/malls....
I wanted to buy one as pasalubong, yun nga lang, iba ang nilabasan naming exit kaya i had no chance to buy one, di bale...., I'll go back there once more soon, magso2lo ako! wahahaha
And just beside Mr. Ube, is the well arc to the Chinatown proper, and yeah, there is a bridge that connects to other side, and is also above an estero,
eewww, ehehehe but who cares, IT'S MORE FUN THE PHILIPPINES! ahahaha
And also, a few meters from the arc is Kalye Estero, well yeah, it is situated beside that estero, but you won't smell anything disgusting and you won't see the estero once you're there, there's a high fence that separates the place, so need to worry about the view,
There are many kiosks to choose from, all of them serve Chinese cuisines, very yummy!!
Well, we could not agree kung dyan kame kakain ng lunch, hindi naman sa pag-iinarte, the truth is gusto ko ring itry dahil kilala yung lugar, and sanay naman ako kumain nsa ganyan dahil 5 taon din ako nag-aral sa Maynila, and hindi rin ako pihikan sa pagkain, hehehe.
Undecided of where to eat, we walked some more to look for other choices,
until we reached Sa Lido.....
And here 's what inside the restau....
|Tea pot! :)|
|Jasmine Tea anyone??|
|and here's what me, sir Axl and Nowitzki ate...the best seller,|
Sa Lido Rice!
And after the quick lunch, i learned six very important things..namely:
- Rate a restaurant especially if it's my first time.
- Do not touch the tea pot when it's hot.
- Tea is not meant for the thirsty, remember to ask for water after a long walk under the sun.
- Nabitin ako sa kinaen ko.
- Request for my egg to be scrambled, ALWAYS!
- Order for buchi.
Continuing our walk, I saw this branch of President's Tea House....
That's another restaurant that I will try next time! :)
Then walk, and walk and walk...Until we reached the end of Ongpin Street....
Our next destination was... Sta. Cruz Church....(still researching what it's name though,)
And as our walk in Ongpin ends,
I learned 2 important Things.
- Do not worry about ATM Machines...There are countless ATM Machines of different banks within the site.
- Bumili na agad ng hopia kapag may nadaanan, sayang eh! Mahirap hanapin yung store kapag malayo ka na, hehe
Okay, it ends here....
Next post will be of Sta. Cruz Church as stated above....mas maayos shots ko dun swear! Pero di naman ako kasing galing ng mga photobloggers, apprentice palang me hehe
to the Haw!!!!
(I might change my signature soon enough, hehe)