Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kalihi Visit.  Today I came over here two times.  The first one was during the mid-afternoon time with my friend Nichelle.  She was treating me to a birthday lunch but more so mainly helping her out with her paper that she had to do for a class.  I was a nice little lunch break.  She got me a C1 chickENJOY meal with side of rice and a pineapple quencher.  She had an ultimate burger steak.  The drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.  One of the newer things that I saw inside the store was that now they had a community bulletin board right in front of the restrooms.  I thought that was pretty cool of them to do.  I like they are trying to promote community engagement.  Nichelle and I went to the new Red Ribbon afterwards to have some cake.  I guess just in case I didn’t get to have a cake later on in the day.

The second time I came here was during the evening this time with a few of my crew members including Nichelle again, Ariel, Nico, and my sisters Riva and Heide.  They brought me over a nice blueberry cream cake which was super good to go along with our Jollibee meals.  The drive thru beezyness was about 40 percent.  The dine in beezyness was also about 40 percent.  I got a palabok meal with a pineapple quencher.  Mom told me to get noodles because it is good luck for birthdays which represents many more birthdays to come.  I also wanted to really get it because it’s been a while since I got palabok.  Other people also got spaghetti which was good too because it adds more to the longevity of birthday spirituality.  Nothing beats a Jollibee Kid birthday than having Jollibee on your birthday with family and friends with blueberry cake (my favorite).  It was good times for sure.  We took pictures using Ariel’s gift to me which was a selfie stick (monopod).  We felt so Filipino using it but it was all good.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 – Jollibee Waipahu 2 (Seafood City) Grand Opening.

Seafood City Waipahu visit.  Today marks the first official grand opening of the fourth Jollibee on Oahu/Hawaii.  They opened early in the morning and I was bummed because I couldn’t make it due to me running at the Honolulu Marathon.  However, I came later that evening to go check it out.  The first 100 customers got a Jollibee pillow which I already have thanks to Jollibee Kalihi’s grand opening earlier in the year.  Come to think of it that’s crazy that two Jollibees opened this year alone! Jollibee USA managed to open one in Kalihi and another in Waipahu in 2014! How beast is Jollibee! Anyways, wherever there is a Seafood City, there is always a Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  I guess it’s all a part of the business franchise.  When you look at the front of Seafood City Waipahu, you’ll see Jollibee on the right and Red Ribbon on the left.  They are both located right at the entrance of the Seafood City Supermarket store.  Focusing on Jollibee, the store looks really nice.  There is a nice big Jollibee sign in the front with Jollibee welcoming you in with open arms.  The vice and atmosphere is just like Kalihi.  The interior design is almost exactly the same except on a smaller scale.  When I went in, I met up with Rachele and also one of the Jollibee USA representatives.  She remembers me from last time and was expecting that I bee one of the first customers, if not the first customer again for their new Jollibee at the Seafood City Supermarket.  Nonetheless, it was good seeing them.  She told me that they are renovating the Jollibee/Red Ribbon Waipahu store to make it look like all of the same Jollibees with the same Philippines like atmosphere.  I ordered an ultimate burger steak.  It was funny because the girl who rang me up asked me if I wanted to order an ultimate burgersteak after just ordering.  I told her I just ordered it and she told me if I wanted to get another one.  I told her no, just one.  I was like oh my gosh, shake my head.  Anyways, I ordered a pineapple quencher to go with that.  They have one unisex restroom inside which looks really nice.  I was impressed.  They also have an exit towards the back area of the store instead of having to go through the main front entrance to exit which was pretty smart of them to do.  Overall, I was impressed with this Jollibee number 4 for Hawaii.  I was contemplating whether or not I should attempt another 100 days for this one but I decided to remain retired.  Being a JollibeeKid is not easy work.  Looking forward to more visitations here.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Waipahu visit.  Today I came over during the night time to get my routine pre-marathon Jolly spaghetti meal.  I always get the spaghetti before running at the Honolulu Marathon ever since last year.  It’s always my last carbo load prior.  When coming inside, I noticed that they are renovating parts of the store specifically the Red Ribbon area.  Red Ribbon was still open but they only had like a small section out that is closer to the front of the store.  Jollibee was still normal and I think they are going to renovate that section soon.  Today I got my jolly spaghetti, a side of jolly crispy fries, and another Jollibee doll to rock.  I am glad that they were able to get more of the dolls out because I wanted to get another one.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Waipahu Visit.  Today I came in during the early afternoon again.  Today is Black Friday which is the busiest shopping time of the year.  The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent.  There was no line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  I came in after working a 10 hour shift at work and I have to go back again to work later on in the early evening.  Jollibee is just what I needed to rest and recuperate.  I wasn’t feeling so good this Thanksgiving holiday so I got the chicken sotanghon noodle soup and a chicken crispy sandwich.  It was a pretty good combination for a 5 dollar meal.

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Saturday, November 22, 2013

Waipahu visit.  Today I came in during the early afternoon time to pick up some food that I am going to bring over to my friend Nico’s place for the Pacquiao vs. Algieri fight today.  The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent.  There was a small line for Jollibee and none at Red Ribbon as always.  There were a few new banners up that I haven’t really seen.  There was one showing the return of the chicken sotanghon noodle soup.  I think maybe they brought this back because it’s starting to become winter season and the weather is starting to get chilly or something.  Another cool thing that I found out was that they are selling a dancing Jollibee doll available for purchase for $15 when you buy any combo meal.  I wanted to get the doll so I just got a C2 2 piece chickenjoy meal with rice and a drink.  I remember seeing from many people’s #jollibee posts that they had this a while ago in the Philippines and now they are offering the doll here in the U.S. which is pretty cool.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kalihi.  Today I went over to the Kalihi location because not only was I cravy Jollibee as always, but I just felt that I needed to treat myself after a long and semi-stressful day at work.  I was working along for most of the day since my boss kinda left me mid-day because she was feeling sick.  Anyways, the drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent.  The dine in beezyness was about 50 percent.  Today I got an ultimate burger steak meal with a side of mash potatoes just for the random fun of it.  Well, I was kinda really hungry anyway.

 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Kalihi visit.  Today I came in with the crew after performing and volunteering for Farrington High School’s FOB Project event.  The drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent.  The dine in beezyness was poppin’ so it was like about 70 percent.  We had to wait a while to find an open table for a group of 5 people.  Yes, there was 5 of us.  Today I got a spaghetti kids meal with pineapple juice.  Later on, we also got vanilla twirls and turned our drinks into floats.  It was delicious.  I just used my cup to put root bear in it and dropped the ice cream in it.  I was a good post performance meal.  It was really hot like always but the meal made it satisfying especially with the ice cream soda float afterwards.  I noticed that some of the workers were putting up Halloween decorations for the store.  I was also happy with my toy with the kids meal.  I am glad that they have Jollibee specific toys that they are giving away.  All kids meal toys should be Jollibee toys and not generic toys.  They even had some Christmas decorations up at the same time!

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Waipahu.  Today I came over to the Waipahu location with my Tek homies Nico and Nichelle before our performance for Senator Clarence Nishihara’s fundraiser.  We came in during the late afternoon/ early evening time.  The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent.  There was no line for Red Ribbon.  There was a small line for Jollibee.  Jollibee also serves as a great merienda for the day.  I got a side order of Jolly crispy fries, buko pandan cooler, and peach mango pie.  I saw a post on someone’s instagram that had the Jolly crispy fries inside the peach mango pie so I wanted to try the same thing.  They called it the peach mango fries.  I thought to myself, oh my how clever.  I wanted to try it out for sure.  It is actually pretty good.  It just adds a little bit more to starchy flavor of the peach mango pie/fries.  I even combined the buko pandan cooler to the halo halo and called it buko halo halo cooler or something like that.  I saw Rachele today and she was super kind enough to treat us to three halo halos for each of us.  She was buggin’ me if I should do the 100 happy days at the new Jollibee that is going to open up at Seafood City Supermarket.  She even hinted at the talks of a Jollibee in Maui.  I am sure that is going to be huge news for Maui Filipinos down there.  They actually deserve to have a Jollibee over there.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kalihi.  Today is the first day coming back to the Kalihi location ever since Day 100.  I came over with the Tek crew after having practice.  It felt good coming back again.  The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent.  The drive thru beezyness was about 5 percent.  Everything still felt the same with the same vibe and atmosphere.  It’s like I haven’t left or stopped doing the consecutive days challenge.  Josh and Ariel wanted to get ice cream but they were all out.  I figured that is the same problem that you might face when coming in at night.  I just got a Jollibee kids meal and was happy that I got a toy with it.  I especially like the Jollibee limited edition toys and not some generic ones.  A disappointing thing that we witnessed today was Josh and Ariel’s fries.  They were not hot at all.  As much as I love Jollibee, as I mentioned and said before, sometimes there are things that we just have to question and bee like why? Cold fries equals not so good times.  As I sample and tasted the one french fry I just stool there.  In other news, it was Nichelle’s first time stepping into the store and dining in.  The last time she was with us, we did a drive thru.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Waipahu.  Today I went to Waipahu again with the crew to get something to eat before heading out to our gig performance later on in the evening.  We came in around the afternoon time and it was pretty poppin’.  There was a medium sized line for Jollibee and hardly none for Red Ribbon.  Today I got a crispy chicken sandwich and spam little big bite.  Those are two items that I haven’t had for a very long time.  The dine in beezyness was about 70 percent.

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