Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holy Cow : The Atrium

This is the interior of the restaurant. It is L shaped and the bar or the counter/cashier is located on the right side, so if you plan to eat here sit near the counter. If you sit in the area where we sat, chances are, you will not get noticed. They looked understaffed to me because I cannot see them because they are on the other side.
The restaurant seemed to lack customer service because we have to call the attention of the waiters because they are missing or in the other side.

With regard to the food, Irwin ordered a burger steak which costs 155 pesos with java rice and vegetable plus add 25 for a refillable ice tea. Ice tea tasted good. The burger steak tastes ordinary. I ordered the parmesan chicken that costs 160 pesos and the pesto with garlic bread.
My parmesan chicken tasted good too, the chicken was tender but it lacked seasoning. Irwin liked what I ordered, he don't like the burger steak.

So will we try it eatng there again. Maybe not.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

How to Avoid Text Scam

Last Sunday, my sister was scammed thru text. I have a brother living abroad and my sister received an unregistered number and thought that it was my brother. The text goes "kumusta kayo dyan, malamig dito" and she replied to the text and the next text she received goes like this " ang mahal ng load dito, gusto mo magbusiness, yung 500 na load dyan doble dito". My sister believing it was really my brother went to buy 5,000 worth of Globe prepaid card and sent the pin to the number. She never verified with my brother if that was really him. They even bought the sim cards from a seller and even cautioned them that there are a lot of scam similar to that. They never doubted the person texting her ( she was with my mother).
So when I met them that Sunday and I learned about that, I immediately checked the pin code if it was used, we were lucky to load 2,000 worth of load to our cellphones, the 3,000 load was already used. It seemed that the scammer was also loading the pre-paid cards during that time. It was a race against time reloading the prepaid cards.

Lesson learned. Do not trust unknown text especially this season of Christmas.