Thursday, July 24, 2014

Before Kalihi day 100, I went to Waipahi mainly to check up and follow up with management if Jollibee can participate in the Filipino for Kids Summer program which is ending this Saturday. It’s been a while since I went to Waipahu of course but it was pretty poppin. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent and there was hardly a line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon. Today I just got a ube pearl cooler which was awesome to have on a hot day. I was able to get a confirmation that they will be at the program so the visit was all good. As I was in the Waipahu store and waited for a whole I had some nostalgia internally. Looks like most of these workers are new. I kinda miss the old school Jollibee Waipahu workers. Everybody now bee like Jollibeekid who? Haha.

Kalihi Day 100. This is it. Today is the final day. The finale. The day I end the streak of going to Jollibee by stopping it at 100 days in a row. It’s been fun and enjoyed every moment of it. Coming here was a source of detoxification even it was just for a little while. As I reflect on the moment… 100 days at Waipahu, 100 days at Ala Moana, and now 100 days at Jollibee Kalihi. Wow time really does fly by fast. A lot of people ask why I do this. I don’t know go to www.jollibeekid.com to read more. However, to put it more holistically and philosophically, I was reading one of my friend’s (Joe’s) post about the Dalai Lama saying how man lives as he is never going to die, and then dies never really having lived. Sometimes, you just gotta #chickENJOY life while your still somewhat young. To me, Jollibee is the Filipino version of going to Toy’s R Us, why be a Toy’s R Us Kid when you can be a Jollibee Kid? With the many things I try me best to do within the Fil-Am community, for this whole Jollibee Kid thing and going to Jollibee everyday thing again it wasn’t about the food, it wasn’t about being the Filipino SuperSize me, it wasn’t about comparison and contrast, it was all about creating another outlet for me to express #pinoypride in a somewhat different way; simply the entity of Jollibee as the joy of hanging out and eating at a special place where you feel like home.

Today I came in during the evening time maybe like a half an hour before closing with then Tekniqlingz crew. Shout outs to the homie DLS rocksteady for stopping by for a quickie. I appreciated him for his support and the effort for coming out straight outta work. Big ups to Kulintronica Ron for chillaxin with us on a perfect day and time. Like the previous day 100s, today I got an amazing aloha yumburger meal. I always get the amazing aloha because I call the moment of day 100 the amazing aloha. It is giving amazing aloha to the streak of consecutive visits to Jollibee. It’s not like I am not going to go back forever or anything. I was hoping on that one of the workers Don was there to say what’s up but it’s all good. He was pretty much the only one out of that whole Jollibee Kalihi staff that recognized and appreciated me for the 100 day journey and effort. The dine in beezyness was about 20 percent. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. It was a pretty mellow and chill Thursday night. We were obviously the last ones to leave. After that we took a group pic next to Jollibee. Well I dunno when’s the next time I am going to go to Jollibee again. It could very well be the next day for day 101 or a couple days from now, a few days from now, a week from now, a month from now, etc. As we were dining in, we talked story on my experience here during those 100 days, I would say about 85 to 90 percent of it were solo missions, there was one day were we barely made it by like 2 minutes before closing time, technically this 100 days could be controversial because there was one day when I was in Maui and we did a electronic virtual remote visit via FaceTime with my sister, and there’s just many more. I would say it went by pretty smoothly. My boss Momo put out a facebook copying my style of Jollibee visit blogging.  It was her Day 1 on my Day 100 out of all days! Some other people I have to give shout outs to are Nichelle for sending me a celebration song with original Nichelle lyrics and for Mae whom I seldom see nowadays but see made an instagram collage celebrating the moment and occasion. Anyways it was a good Jollibee run. I do marathons. 0 more days to go!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kalihi Day 99. Today I came in during the morning time. Well what can I say today is the last day before the big 100th day. The marathon really did go by pretty fast. As I reflect on my experience, it was a pretty mellow one. Most of the time, I just went in and went out. I did my thang and that’s it. I met just a couple people most notably the homie Don who I would sometimes talk story with. The drive thrus made things interesting but I didn’t really like it because it was hard to document it and there’s too much multi-tasking for me in there process. Whenever I come in the mornings, sometimes I see my good friend from high school Reyn who works as Jiffy Lube right across and asks me what day it is. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent. Today I spoiled myself and got my favorite breakfastjoy which is the tocino one along with a cup of coffee. This time I managed to get a free refill. One more day to go!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kalihi Day 98. Today I came in during the mid morning time. I came just a little before breakfast time ended. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent. Today I decided to get a breakfastJOY because i haven’t had it in a while and there’s free refills on coffee. I was sad that they don’t have spam as a breakfastjoy option. Before they used to have it but I feel that they should have it because we are in Hawaii. People love spam and it will be the number one breakfastjoy seller! Sometimes I think I can do a better job to promote Jollibee locally better than anyone working there and yes I am talking about the higher, middle, and lower management altogether! Sometimes I also think about how maybe Jollibee USA is being too much like the Philippines which is good but I think it should also be unique to the location. After all it is franchise business. Anyways going back to the breakfastjoys, I just got a corned beef. They also have tapsilog beef tapa, longganisa sausage, and tocino (which is my number one favorite). 2 more days to go!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Kalihi Day 97. Today I came in the morning. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent. Today I just got my morning combo which is a cup of coffee and banana langka pie. As I was exiting out, I say this guy on a moped with a bag of Jollibee and I was like hell yeah because it reminds me of Jollibee delivery in the Philippines. That would be dope if they started Jollibee delivery here.  I mean now we have drive thru which I heard a lot of Jollibee USA stores don’t have so why not start it out here in Hawaii where commuting and transportation is essential to the livelihood to the community here? 3 more days to go!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kalihi Day 96. Today I came in during the evening time after work. The drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent. I asked if they had ice cream which they did so I just got a vanilla twirl. I like how kids like to play with their Jollibee toys that they got while they are dining in.  I would much rather be a Jollibee Kid than a Toy’s R Us Kid.  Nothing much interesting today happened. Anyways just a couple a few more days before I hit another milestone. 4 more days to go!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Kalihi Day 95. Today I came during the afternoon time with the crew. The drive thru beezyness was about 20 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent. Today I just got an ultimate burger steak since I haven’t had it for a while and since they keep on offering everytime you order. After we dined in and ate, one of the girls noticed that the car that I parked next to contained a box full of chickenjoy gravy mix. It was right then and there were we realized that the gravy was not authentic and surely it was manufactured from the Philippines! 5 more days to go!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Kalihi Day 94. Today I came in on my usual after work time in the late evening. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent. Today I asked for a vanilla twirl bit they didn’t have anymore. I think there was another girl that also wanted to get ice cream but was bummed to find out that there was no more. Anyways since they still had toys and stuff, I got a yumburger kiddie meal. As I was dining in, Don popped up and said what’s up. He said that they are thinking of making another Jollibee in waipahu and I was like what really? He also mentioned about a red ribbon opening up somewhere near Jollibee Kalihi. 6 more days to go!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kalihi Day 93. Today I came in during the early afternoon time. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent. When I sat down, I noticed that they were trying to fix the drive thru prompter machine where you order. It kinda reminds me of that one time where something was wrong with their whole communication system that one time in the morning and all they can blame is towards the engineers. Anyways, today ‘ate Joy came over and joined men for lunch. She treated me to a chickenJOY kids meal with pineapple quencher. She got a spaghettiJOY. It was her first time at Jollibee Kalihi. We had a good time talking story and breaking bread. I think we were there for nearly three hours, probably the longest time I spent at Jollibee but it was all good times. I finally got that one Jollibee soccer toy for the kiddie meal that is on display. As we were dining in, one of the workers handed us a survey to fill out in regards to feedback about the food and everything. I gladly filled it out. In return, we got a free vanilla twirl out of it which was awesome. Who else better but to have a survey filled out by me? I now literally have one more week to go and my 100 day journey and goal will be complete. 7 more days to go!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kalihi Day 92. Today I came in during the morning time before going to work. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent as well. I just got a banana langka pie and a cup of coffee. The girl at the register counter again did not offer me an ultimate burger steak so now I should have gotten yet another free ultimate burger steak. They are lucky that I am not that much of an anal person. 8 more days to go!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kalihi Day 91. Today I came during the afternoon time. The drive thru beezyness was about 10 percent. The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent. Today I got a B1 meal yumburger with cheese meal with pineapple quencher. The guy at the counter who rang me up accidentally or maybe even purposefully rang me up for a large size meal. I usually get small size because that would be just under 4 bucks but oh well. If I wanted to pay that much I might as well have gotten a yumburger kids meal. I am now in single digits! 9more days to go!

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