14 February 2011

Scallops Night

SCALLOPS NIGHT with friends.
My friends and I barely see each other due to our crazy schedules, we decided to put together a pre-valentines dinner date at STK Ta Bay sa Paolito's Seafood House. It's a hole-in-the-wall antique-filled house-turned-resto which serves home cooked meal and managed personally by the Alcovers. Antique jars, plates, accessories and weapons filled the place. If you're an art lover of antique pieces, their collection will take you to the Spanish times.

ANTIQUE COLLECTION of porcelain plates and jars decked the living room-cum-office
EYEFUL of antique trinkets. A fashionista's collection.
They don't have to spend too much on advertising since the word of mouth reaches the ears of a seafood fan--even big celebrities (they have a wall of fame to prove it!). Rumor has it that they serve really tasty baked scallops. We can't wait to try them!

Here are the some of the authentic dishes that we enjoyed.

BAKED SCALLOPS slathered with butter
AFTERMATH: empty shells
HOT and SPICY Sinigang na Baboy
PANCIT CANTON for long life
SQUID ringlets with oyster sauce.
PERFECT COMBINATION: crispy pork and spicy vinegar
STK Ta Bay sa Paolito's Seafood House is located at 6 Orchid St. Capitol Site, Cebu City. 

For group reservations, please call 256-2700 / 253-4732. They are at their peak during dinner, especially weekends. 

05 February 2011


NCNS or No Call, No Show. It's a very important thing to call two hours before your shift starts in a call center but it's really a bummer when you're supposed to meet-up your clients.

I'm selling online stuff since August 2008 and stopped around September 2009, then got back again full swing last November 2010. See link. I've encountered bogus buyers and joy reservers in more ways than one.

Today is one of those MIA clients thing. I went out just to meet them but they didn't show up. It's one of the disadvantages if you go into online biz. A simple no will suffice. I'm not the type who posts pictures of the said bogus buyers and joy reservers to humiliate them. That's online bullying. But sometimes, its just so tempting to post photos of the said client(s).

But I'm only 90% bummed out this afternoon. If it wasn't for my fave barista (thanks Prince!) who gave me a free sample of iced tea with passion fruit and a little bit of retail therapy, I would be having fits.

As of this writing, I'm here at a nameless coffee shop in Parkmall, cooling my head off while regretting my order of some chilled green tea and chicken pie. My taste buds did not find any comfort with these supposed-to-be comfort food. 

'Til here, ciao for now. Gotta find another comfort food. Agent Shau signing off.