Visit No. 152. Today I came in with my fellow Jaycees after a board officer meeting that we had at Max’s of Manila. It was back to back Pinoy grinds at Waipahu Shopping Plaza. I came with Randy, Karen, Rachel, Jay, Galileo, Mary, Ryan, and Heide. It was Galileo’s first time going to Jollibee. It reminded him of SM malls in the Philippines because of the store’s brightness and interior color. He didn’t order anything because we ate at Max’s. Although I was disappointed, I was glad he was officially Jolli de virginized. Karen and Heide got halo halo while I only got a macapuno frizz bar. I also finally redeemed my bee loyal card for a Jollibee pillow thanks to Ma’am Sandy. Karen mentioned that she sees Marvin a lot at the counter. Relating to that I pointed out that he seems to bee the only male on the counter nowadays. The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent. There was a small line for Jollibee and none for Red Ribbon. We pretty much talked story on two tables next to the entrance. Later on I got an ube mammon and ensiamada from Red Ribbon. One of the staff workers brought a survey which I jollifully filled out. In the “How we may be able to serve you better” section, I put down a lot of stuff like random Jollibee mascot appearances, happy hour, etc. Randy suggested a sisig burger which sounds super good. I also suggested a chickenjoy musubi.
Happy Birthday to fellow former college peeps Angel and Rose! Hope they both have a Jolli one!
Visit No. 151. Today I came with fellow Tekkies Armand and Ronelyne because Armand did laundry at the laundromat near Jollibee in the Shopping Plaza. That place is hecka expensive. It’s about 2 bucks per wash and 3 bucks to dry. Anyway when we came in first I noticed this big banner which seems to point out that Jollibee and Red Ribbon are promoting this concert with Singers and stuff. They also have a new promotion up with a Weekday mid-week Madness special whereon Tuesday if you get a 6 Piece Chickenjoy bucket and Spaghetti Family pack you can save 5 bucks for $19.95. And on Wednesday, you can save 5 bucks if you get 2 chickenjoy buckets for $17.95. The dine in beezyness was about 65 percent. There was a small line for Jollibee and none for Red Ribbon. Armand, Ronelyne, and I all got number 8 Amanzing Aloha meals. Ronelyne got an ube cooler on the side and got another one which I took. She called the ube cooler a Pacific Cooler instead of a Pearl Cooler. I thought that was funny.
Visit No. 150. Today is my 150th visit to Jollibee. Amazing. I didn’t even realize it until I realized it. I guess I’ve been beezy doing other things that made me not realize it. Anyway today I came with Armand and Karen after our first gig of the day at Wet’nWild Waterpark for the Kababayan Fest. We still had 2 more gigs in the evening for a Wedding and Birthday. We didn’t eat so we came to Jollibee for a super late lunch. The dine in beezyness was about 80 percent. There was a small line for Jollibee and no line for Red Ribbon. When we came in we saw that the staff was setting up for a Birthday party. I ordered from Red Ribbon and tried their pork bun and new cheese roll. The cheese roll is super good. The pork bun is like Manapua. We stayed long enough that Jollibee came out and did a performance for the Birthday party. I give the Jollibee props. Whoever is in that suit is a hecka of a good dancer. It makes me want to battle Jollibee one day. Imagine Jollibee Kid vs. Jollibee. I think Jollibee will still beat me. Jollibee danced to Bieber’s Baby. I think that song should be one of Jollibee’s theme songs because they use it soo much in performances and such. Jollibee has also updated their pocket menus. It is pretty much the same as the last one.
Visit No. 149. Today I came in the night time after picking up a fellow Tekkie Armando. He came back to Hawaii after a tough decision for schooling which he chose over New York. I am glad that he came back to the 808. Right after picking him up, I immediately took him over to Jollibee for dinner. He mentioned that he didn’t eat much during the plane rides, nothing but nuts and stuff. We came just about half an hour before closing. It was his first time at Jollibee so it felt good to guide him to Jolli de viriginification. He got a big yumburger meal with a side of spaghetti. I got a chickenjoy kids meal with an ube pearl. Jollibee now has a special buy one get one free ube pearl which I took advantage of. I gave the other to Armand to try. I am sure he enjoyed the food and Jolli experience. The dine in beezyness was about 10 percent and there was no line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon. We were the last ones to leave. Red Ribbon now offers gift cards with a minimum of $10. I also noticed that Jollibee has new French Fries covers. It looks pretty cool.
Visit No. 148. Today I came in the late afternoon time with fellow dance mates Chino and Don before our gig at Waipio Okinawan Center again. This was the pit stop before rehearsing at Karen’s place. This time it is for a retirement party. When I entered, a party was being set up. Chino was dining in and eating some chickenjoy. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent. There was a small line for Jollibee and none for Red Ribbon. I saw Ma’am Sandy and talked to her about Jollibee possibly being a vendor for the Kababayan Fest next week. Even though I am in no part of the organization of the event I was doing in via a friend who has a part of the event. The event is coordinated by mainland organizers so we will see how it goes. Ma’am Sandy also told me that Ma’am Jing resigned so now so is left with double duty. I was sad to hear that Ma’am Jing left. I will miss seeing her at Jollibee. I’ve had some good Jollibee Kid moments with her. So today I just got a Taisan chiffon cake and Banana bread from Red Ribbon. I think I am very close to tasting all of the Red Ribbon items now.
Visit No. 147. Today I came in during the early morning time because I had to run an errand around the area. It was empty when I went in and immediately saw Ma’am Angie and Fred. I just went to Red Ribbon to go buy some breakfast, mostly pastry items; beef epanada, mocha mammon, and mango bar. A couple of other people started coming in as I entered shorty thereafter.
Happy Birthday to a fellow former Chaminade/Awakener Jason! Hope he has a Jolli one!
Visit No. 146. Today I came in the evening like half an hour before closing with fellow Jaycee friends Karen, Randy, Mary, and Jon. We came to eat dinner after working hard and adopting Aiea Hongwanji Pres-School and volunteering to paint their shelves which Mary organized. It was a fun project and we just had to celebrate it afterwards at Jollibee. There was a small line for Jollibee and no line for Red Ribbon. It was Jon’s second time visiting Jollibee so I suggest him to try the Big yumburger since he already tasted the chicken and spaghetti last time. The dine in beezyness was about 20 percent. There was hardly a line for both Jollibee and Red Ribbon. We had Marvin as our server and he gave Karen a cup of Ube pearl cooler since they ran out of Halo-Halo. I thought that was pretty cool. So they came out with a new line of burger steaks called Burger Steak Festival. It’s about time they have a new menu item. Technically, it’s nothing really brand brand new more like modifying the original burger steak with more stuff on it. So they have the Salisbury Burger Steak for $4.79, Jalapeno Mushroom Burger Steak for $4.09, and Garlic Mushroom Burger Steak for $4.09. I got the Jalapeno one which wasn’t such a good idea because it was fire in my mouth. Jollibee also has a weekday special for the month of August. You get a free gift for the following food purchases: JB Mini Tumbler for $20-$30, Clutch Bag for $31-$40, Water Jug for $41-50, Jollibee Doll for $51-60, and JB Pillow for $61 and above.
Visit No. 145. Today I came in the morning to pick up 36 pieces of chickenjoy for day 2 of our food booth for the Kakaako Days Festival at Ward Warehouse. I made a phone call in order prior to coming. When I came in, there was a medium line for Jollibee and a small one for Red Ribbon. The dine in beezyness was about 40 percent. I went to Red Ribbon first to buy a 6 pack of sponge cake mammon. After that I proceeded over to picking up the 36 pieces of chickenjoy. It was my first time getting a really big order of chickenjoy. I like how they give some nice plastic bags for it even though it doesn’t have the Jollibee logo on it. So throughout the day we promoted both Red Ribbon with the mammon and other various Filipino desserts and Jollibee with the chickenjoy. At the end of the day, we still had one pan of chickenjoy 18 pieces intact leftover and no one bought any mammon. It was quite sad but all the better leftovers for ourselves.
Happy Birthday to my friend Justin Lee! Hope he has a Jolli one!
Visit No. 144. Today I came during dinner time but I did not get or eat dinner. Prior to coming, I was at Ward Warehouse for their Kaka’ako Days Festival where my crew performed. I was also helping the Filipino Jaycees with our food booth. We had some Jollibee chickenjoy and it sold out pretty fast. So in a way we were helping out Jollibee with promotions. We included the chickenjoy with our Pinoy Power mixed plate which also had cascaron, pancit, suman, rice, and a complimentary Hello Kitty cookie. I came today because I told my fellow dance members to meet up here before our gig performance for a grad/debut party later on in Waipio. When we came in, there was a party going on. Little did I know that it was Randy’s cousin’s party. The party was a big one in front of the store. Nico, Don, Chino, Ariel, and I sat in the back to sit for a while. Nico went to Red Ribbon while the others went to Pacific Supermarket. I just got a buko pandan pearl cooler. There was no line for Jollibee and Red Ribbon. The dine in beezyness was about 80 percent.
Visit No. 143. Today I came in at night for dinner with fellow Jolli buddy Karen. We came after a meeting for a Jaycees project that we are doing for the Kaka’ako days festival that is happening at Ward Warehouse/Ward Center this weekend. Karen and I were still talking about it as we dined in. The dine in beezyness was about 30 percent. There was a small line for both Jollibee and Red Ribbon. Today I got the chicken sotanghon soup and shanghai lumpia rolls. Karen got a chickenjoy meal with Halo-Halo. One of the co-workers Marvin came by and chatted with us for a bit as he dropped off Karen’s meal. He gave us some info regarding the food because we are planning on showcasing some fine Jollibee chickenjoy for our Jaycees booth at the event. Karen was thinking if we can make chickenjoy musubi which I think is really innovative. Another Jolli buddy Pat came by and joined us for dinner after a toastmasters event that he had at my place. When he got his meal, we noticed that one of the employees put their name on the Jollibee plate lunch box. It started to make me think that Jollibee should incorporate their own style of “customer service” called “service joy.”
Happy Birthday to my cousin Ate Mau! hope she has a Jolli one!
My life as a frequent Jollibee/Red Ribbon visitor in Hawaii.