Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Waipahu Visit 225.  Today I came in during the afternoon with the homie Nico.  We were actually at the new Kalihi location because they had a pre-opening blessing ceremony in which Ma’am Mila invited me to go over and check out.  The new location looks really good and I am excited for it…

First off the store looks amazing! This is 3rd location that Jollibee has opened here in Oahu, Hawaii and finally they have come into town in the heart of Kalihi.  I thought they would open one in Kalihi before Ala Moana due to the heavyily concentrated Filipino population but hey they finally did it.  I was there for a little pre-opening blessing and ceremony that they had going on where they had all of the Politicians, investors, endorsers, management, staff, etc.  The store took over the former KFC location and what a better replacement than the almighty Jollibee huh? It is conveniently located on the intersection of North King St. and Dilingham right across from the car dealership and Jack in the Box.  It is a highly visible location and everybody upon everybody is gonna know what Jollibee is all about whether you driving, bussing, cycling, walking, etc.  Parking will be a little tough as there really is not that much in the little plaza that it is located in.  I do know there is a small underground garage parking area though.  The restaurant is right next to a bus stop going town side and there is also several other bus stops in the area so bussing it to the location will be pretty convenient.  By looking at the drive through menu, it is pretty much the same thing as the other Jollibees here in Oahu (yumburgers, chickenjoy, spaghetti, palabok, peach mango pie, halo-halo, kids meals, etc.) As I was looking at the drive thru menu where you order, one new thing that I observed was a cream macaroni soup big bowl which sounds pretty interesting.  There business store hours are 7AM to 10PM daily.  Those are pretty good hours I would say.  One thing that I am looking forward to is the drive thru experience.  I am really hyped and excited on the success and future fun experiences at this location.  Time for Diary of a Jollibee Kid 3! Cheee!

The dine in beezyness at Waipahu was about 15 percent.  There was hardly a line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  I saw Ma’am Sandy today and she was sad because I guess they tried finding me during the blessing ceremony at Kalihi but I left sooner.  She ended up treating me and Nico to a meal which was really nice of her to do.  I got a palabok, crunchy chicken burger, and soft drink.  I asked her if they were going to have that creamy macaroni soup at Kalihi and I guess that was a typo because she said that they are not supposed to have that.

 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waipahu Visit 224.  Today I came in during the early afternoon time with the homie Nico before teaching the Waipahu High School Fil-Am club tinikling practice.  The dine in beezyness was about 35 percent with hardly no one in line.  Today I just got a Halo Halo which I haven’t had in a while plus I had already eaten lunch beforehand at home.  I cannot wait until Jollibee opens, then I will go there everyday or at least try to and so the trilogy commences.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Waipahu Visit 223.  Today I came in during the lunch time with my home gurls Ariel and Kimmy.  We came in during the lunch time before going off to Waipahu High School to teach tinikling again as usual like we do every week.  The dine in beezyness was about 35 percent.  There was hardly a line for Red Ribbon and Jollibee.  Today I got a ube pearl cooler and chickenjoy dip’n strips with honey mustard.  As I was ordering, saw Ma’am Sandy and verified if Jollibee was going to open on Saturday, April 12, however, she said that they delayed it back to Tuesday, April 15 due to the Pacquiao fight.  I thought it would have been perfect to open on Saturday as it will be a big day for Filipinos that day.  Ariel and Kimmy went over next door to Pacific Supermarket because they wanted to get Nestle Milo for Nico.  That reminds me of the Milo Blast that they have in the Philippines.  I recall seeing an instagram post saying how they should have some food menu items in Jollibee USA from Jollibee Philippines and vice versa.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Waipahu Visit 222.  Today I came in during the afternoon time with the homies Nico and CJ.  We stopped by for some small kine merienda/lunch action before another tinikling practice with the Waipahu High School Filipino club.  The dine in beezyness was about 35 percent.  There was hardly a line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon.  There were many staff workers right up on the counter.  We figured that they are new staff for the upcoming new Jollibee in Kalihi.  As I was being rung up for a buko pandan cooler and burger steak meal, I think one of the supervisors were in training at the register.  Another new discovery was as we were dining in, Nico and CJ pointed out that there were ube mamons on the counter at Red Ribbon.  I had to ask them again and clarify if I heard then correctly about mentioning, UBE MAMONS!?! I immediately finished my burger steak plate and headed over to the Red Ribbon section.  At first there was none but a staff worker pulled out a new batch so I was pretty excited.  I got enough for the whole crew to taste and eat.  It’s about $1.49 for one ube mamon.

Later on during the evening as I was headed home from a gig with the crew, I noticed that they put up the Jollibee sign at the Jollibee construction site at the new Kalihi location (formerly KFC).  I was pretty excited so I quickly parked my car and took some pics.  There’s gonna bee some out with the old chicken and in with the new chickenJOY.  I cannot wait until the grand opening day comes.  Diary of a JollibeeKid 3: Kalihi Edition coming soon!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Waipahu Visit 221.  Today I came in during the morning time to have some small kine breakfast with the homie Nico before going off to Waipahu High School again to teach the Filipino club the tinikling dance.  The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent.  There was hardly a line for both Jollibee and Red Riboon.  I got one of my favorite breakfastJOYs, the longganisa one.  It was nice having breakfast on an early morning day at Jollibee.  It reminds me of the times when I used to come herhttp://www.jollibeekid.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3772&action=edite early in the morning when Jollibee first opened nearly four years ago when I did the 100 days of Jollibee.  Those were the good old days.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Waipahu Visit 220.  Today I came in with my friend Nico before going off to Waipahu High School to teach their Filipino club the tiniking dance.  We stopped be for some small kine merienda action.  The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent.  There was a small line for Jollibee and none for Red Ribbon.  Today I just got a tuna little big bite and ube pearl cooler.  I saw Ma’am Sandy and she said that they are just going to have the egg mayo and tuna little big bite for a limited time in observance of the lenten season.  I was disappointed because I want them to keep it especially because the tuna one is my favorite.  They should just keep it just like how they keep the spam and corned beef ones.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ala Moana Visit 147.  It’s tha first of tha month! Today I came during the early evening time with the Tekniqlingz Crew after having a much needed beach today for myself personally.  The sectional beezyness was about 45 percent and there was a medium sized line.  I was stoked again because they finally got the tuna and egg mayo little big bites back again on the menu! I was wondering what happened to them? I got a tuna little big bite, crunchy chicken burger, and a side of fries.  My friend Mae also got Jollibee and got her usual chickenjoy with gravy.  She really loves Jollibee gravy and got an extra gravy so that she is well satisfied.  We noticed and commented on the fact that the workers now have some new workers.  I think it is because of the new management or leadership that they have for the company.  I think this Ala Moana team still has to do something about their service though.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Waipahu Visit 219.  Today I came during the lunch time right after my teaching gig in Kapolei.  Actually I came more like in the late breakfast time, more like mid to late morning already.  I see that they also have the new crunchy chicken sandwich at this location too.  Since it was still morning and breakfast time, I just got a breakfastjoy Tocino, my favorite breakfast item.  I actually just ate it for lunch.  At Red Ribbon, I saw that they have a new pastry which is the cashew brownie for $1.25 (plus tax).  Ma’am Sandy came up to me and just it was too sweet for her.  To me, it tasted like your average brownie, it was ok.  Anyway I heard from upper management that the new Jollibee is tentatively set for Saturday, April 12.  It is the same day as the Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley 2 Fight so that day is gonna be awesome! They want me to be there at Jollibee on the grand opening day and I will be there for sure!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ala Moana Visit 146.  Today I came during the afternoon for lunch.  I was going to get my typical chickenjoy dip’n strip until I noticed a new menu item on the Jollibee board which is the all new crunchy chicken sandwich! I was excited to see something new again for Jollibee.  One of the workers said that it is technically the chickenjoy strip, some mayo sauce, lettuce, and the pandesal bread.  It was good nonetheless.  The sandwich is $1.99.  I also got a spam little big bite to compliment for my meal for today.  There was no line.  The sectional beezyness was about 20 percent.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Waipahu Visit 218.  Today I came over during the afternoon time with the crew for lunch.  We just came back after performing at Hawaii’s Plantation Village for their Chinese New Year’s Festival.  The dine in beezyness was about 60 percent.  There was a line for Jollibee and none for Red Ribbon.  I noticed that they took down the Apl.de.ap macaroon prop up stand up banner because, come to find out, they sold out or ran out of it.  My friend Nico was eyeing some out.  Today I got a chickenjoy dip’n strip meal with kiddie soda.  I noticed that they did not give me a toy.  They also gave me gravy.  I guess they do not ask you what kind of sauce you want for the strips.  I met some other familiar faces at today’s dine in which includes Michi, who was emceeing the event we were at and Cherry.

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