Category Archives: Photo Strips

The Location game…

Location (including structural design) is crucial in the food business and especially if you are still a new player..

Jollibee
Jollibee
The store known here as "McDo"
The store known here as “McDo”

Though consumers will find wherever their store is, popular fast foods still try to go for that edge – that “busy corner” location.

Max's Restaurant
Max’s Restaurant

Max’s Restaurant, known for their chicken recipe, did a good job in its lighting particularly with its entrance and selected “dimming” within.

Mang Tinapay
Mang Tinapay

Mang Tinapay, a new corner bakeshop has its visibility blocked by fruit stands and a mini-terminal – but “newness” attracts, so?

Okay, being near a terminal is good however if your store is just too close to vehicles then it could affect “the brand it wants to establish.”

Nonetheless, in the end, it all depends on the “location” – this time it means the locality or region where your store is; and on how tolerant the culture is to such.

Between Christmas and New Year…

Is there a thing called a “holiday slowdown”?

This is the gap between Christmas and New Year – the time to recharge one’s batteries for the coming festivities, the turn of the calendar.

Let’s see what’s been happening during this time…

A pair of contestants doing a song number...
A pair of contestants doing a song number…
A piano student on a recital...
A piano student on a recital…

While malls are going on continuous shows… Streets are starting to flood with fruits.. and firecrackers, or is it?

More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks...
More fruits could now be seen on sidewalks…
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these...
Lesser injuries if only we turn to these…

Not just gifts for Christmas, but…

Aside from gifts, this is what many of us get at this time of the year – “indigestion” or some form of it.

So would you suggest just being picky with all the food that’s offered?

Lechon... a staple in most celebrations
Lechon… a staple in most celebrations

Hmm… that’s a good idea. But then, hey, it’s the holidays!? You don’t want to turn down your grandma’s cooking?! And yes, the company of your cousins and friends simply “helps” you forget what you’re actually eating. Oh my.. just deliciously sinful!

Pork Menudo... one of Filipino's all-time favorites
Pork Menudo… one of Filipino’s all-time favorites
Kinilaw... mainly raw fish or meat that's seasoned
Kinilaw… mainly raw fish or meat that’s seasoned
Lumpiang Shanghai... tasty grounded pork in a roll
Lumpiang Shanghai… tasty grounded pork in a roll

Remember our “cleansing” diet? Guess it would be good if you could schedule it in the next few weeks..

The Best Christmas Gift one could receive…

Christmas is a time of giving.. and receiving. And so, we all have our own ideas of what the “best” gift would be.

Yet obviously, these would depend on each of our needs and priorities… and of course, our age as well as gender and personality.

Well, here’s the one gift most would appreciate..

For men.. Books would be one great gift
For men.. Books would be one great gift
For women.. Bags are always a winner
For women.. Bags are always a winner
For teenagers.. Gadgets would make 'em smile
For teenagers.. Gadgets would make ’em smile
For children.. Tablets do get their attention
For children.. Tablets do get their attention

Ooh, notice how our generation has turned to technology? How about including a healthy body as a gift to yourself?

That would be the best gift one could ever receive.. so, better get enough rest.. eat healthy.. and move your body.

How’s the Sun been?

Guess telecom companies should not give any sort of misleading claims or promos especially when they do not have a stable signal – for they could face many consequences from losing customers to legal suits.

As for what happened to SUN Cellular

See? Connection problems...
See? Connection problems…
Okay, but they're trying...
Okay, but they’re trying…

Despite the flaw, SUN is a good provider. They try to fix problems; but the problem is.. signals still need fixing. And.. they lack, at least, one more phone brand on their list – Alcatel.

The next page includes Blackberry and iPhone...
Basically a good procedure except…

Notice the last photo? Most known phones are listed but no Alcatel

The next page includes Blackberry and iPhone...
The next page includes Blackberry and iPhone…

…although FB Zero has now been working every now and then. Still..

Looking at Manila’s Domestic Airport

With the recent disappointing yet unsurprisingly bad rating on NAIA by SleepingInAirports, let’s take a look at its domestic counterpart in Terminal 4.

Terminal 4
Terminal 4
Facing the airline counter...
Facing the airline counter…
People waiting to check-in...
People waiting to check-in…
Screening
Second screening

Hmm… from the looks of it, the terminal does not really need a total overhaul but just some revisions here and there.

Where you should check to determine cleanliness...
Where you should check to determine cleanliness…
Back of the boarding area...
Back of the boarding area…
Front of the boarding area...
Front of the boarding area…
Boarding gates
Boarding gates

Like, the ceilings need some repainting and refitting. More so, there should be waste dispensers at strategic areas, like beside a post near the boarding gate so passengers would not need to go farther just to dispose their trash.

And also, the “waiting area” before you check-in should be expanded. I mean, aside from seats being few, they are just sticking too close to each (not in photos) other that passengers would rather sit on the floor as it makes them uncomfortable … Although some of them simply wants to front the counter.

Overall, this should just be a layout issue.