From Mall of Asia to Sual
Apparently that question has been answered already. I am told that on weekends, the place is packed to the rafters that parking is very difficult to find. This information almost made me regurgitate my lunch. Parking is difficult in the middle of several hectares of reclaimed land??? I am told families come to the mall for the whole day and that jeepneys loaded with families have been spotted at the parking area (including provisions for lunch, merienda and dinner). Whew. I guess the grass at Luneta and other parks (if people still go there to begin wtih) can take a breather in the next few months.
Dear god, I am surely missing out on a major trend here because while I have no problems shopping in a mall (finding the money to pay for the credit card bill, now that is anothe thing altogether) or meeting up with friends for a quick bite or for some coffee, spending a whole day inside a mall suffocates me. I think I hold the world record for fastest shopper - I can finish my Christmas shopping in one visit to the mall. I know they have state of the art airconditioning systems and all that - but still, the thought of one hundred thousand people breathing the same air in the same enclosed space should be enough to make you run to the closest exit.
But we can not argue with preference. So, there's the Mall of Asia, the current destination for everything... until they build the Mall of the Universe.
I am writing this while waiting for the vehicle that will take us to this town in Pangasinan where jellyfish rule! They (the jellyfish) have already plunged the whole of Luzon into a total blackout twice. I am going to Sual Pangasinan. I haven't been to that part of Luzon and I haven't been to the hundred islands in more than a decade so this trip should be fun. I hope it doesnt rain that hard.