Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vascos Museum and Restaurant Subic Bay Freeport Zone

I never knew that we are going to dine at Vascos for our anniversary dinner.  It was my son Edmar's idea to have the dinner there.  He called his dad one day and asked him to bring me to Vascos.  His Dad seldom stay in the Philippines and when he does, he would only go to places where we would bring him, he's not the adventurous type. :)

The reason why my son choose Vascos was that he's thinking of the ambiance.  This is a restaurant which is overlooking the sea and based on the description that could be seen from the internet, this restaurant brings you to an era of galleons and pirates and will allow you to see some ancient relics and shipwreck display.

True enough, you could see some shipwreck display as you enter the restaurant but it seemed to be old and musty. We went there night time so it was a bit dark and you could hardly see nor appreciate the sight of the blue ocean.  Besides, since it is open air, I could feel some mosquitoes biting my legs as we have chosen to sit on the area where we could still see the waters.  I am not comfortable and suggested hubby to find another table for us and he managed to find one near the bar.  He requested to have the wall fan opened at least to drive mosquitoes away.

I've noticed that most of the customers dining there that night were Americans and most were talking really loud.  I told hubby then that we probably went to a wrong place.  He agreed to what I said but since we were already there, we don't have a choice but to just proceed ordering our dinner.  

The menu comes with a variety of dishes, mostly Americans but they have a few selection of Filipino dishes.  The foods are a bit pricey ranging from 300 to 600 per dish.  Even the drinks are quite expensive, too.

I ordered grilled salmon with tartar sauce and a hefty serving of green salad that comes with Italian dressing.  Hubby ordered a Thai dish.  I remembered that it's chicken but I forgot the name of the dish. It's a bit spicy too thus I love it as well.

The foods are nice and satisfied`my tummy and that compensates for the ambiance that I am looking for. However I do not recommend this place if you want to have a romantic date or a private meeting with a friend.  This place is good for a group of friends who wants to hang out, drink and have fun.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Atmosphere at Ayala Harbor Point

Since hubby arrived home for his much awaited vacation, we had been a regular visitor of Ayala Malls Harbor Point.  This is the most convenient place to hang out in Subic Bay Freepost Zone as this is complete with all the restaurants, shops and cinemas.  Aside from this, there is usually an event happening at the mall's activity center.  I love the Christmas Hymns and Harmonies where different groups perform live with their magical tunes of carols and holiday cheers.  The last performance I think would be on December 23 at 7PM. 

 Hubby on the other hand really enjoys hanging around at the Riverwalk Strip.  We usually go here on Saturdays as this is our free day.  You can enjoy foods, music and drink fest.  Beers are very cheap at 3 bottles for Php100 only.  They have Acoustic bands playing and the atmosphere is very festive so you would really enjoy being there.  The problem is I am not really pleased with their sound system, it would be much better if they use kustom amp next time.  I believe this should be a good point that they need to consider next time as people do not only go there for foods and drinks but for the music of course.

Overall, we still enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at Harbor Point and hopefully we can witness Santa's Meet and Greet on the 23rd and 25th.

Happy Holidays! 

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