Friday, November 25, 2011 – Ala Moana’s Opens!

Ala Moana Day 1.  Today is Black Friday.  The busiest shopping day of the year.  The day/aftermath of Thanksgiving.  And best of all, the opening of Jollibee Ala Moana.  So the day has finally come when the 2nd Jollibee in the state of Hawaii has officially opened.  It was an exciting day indeed.  It hasn’t been a year yet when Jollibee Waipahu first opened and now their are officially 2 on the island state! What a better day to open than on Black Friday to get things poppin’ at Jollibee Ala Moana.  Prior to their opening, I have been checking this place out.  I remember my friends and I would try to guess where they would open and predict when they would open.  I was thinking of doing a Diary of a Jollibee Kid comeback by attempting to go there 100 days in a row just like how I did in Waipahu.  I asked my facebook friends and did a poll of whether or not I should do it again.  100 percent of the votes said I should.  The people have spoken and I will do it for them.  This will be another fun journey and adventure in life.  So they are located right across of Curry House and some other shops.  I am sure they are going to do really good because of their unique location.  So I came here while doing some Black Friday shopping with fellow Tekkie the big homie Armand.  They were going to open at 6AM but we walked by an hour early just in case there was going to be a line or something.  It’s ridiculous because since it is Black Friday, there is a line for every store even though they don’t have any sales.  People are too much into the Black Friday hype that they just want to be there before a store opens hoping they can get a deal on something.  So we though that this is going to be the case for Jollibee Ala Moana.  However, there was no line.  We figure that it makes sense that there would be no line because they didn’t really promote their opening and they are already going to do good customer and sales wise because it’s Jollibee and they are in Ala Moana and people will eat there no matter what.  So we were going to come back later right when it opens at 6AM.  The big homie Armand was hecka tired and so was I.  We stayed up the whole night doing Black Friday shopping and will stay up the whole day having to go to work later on.  I let him sleep in my car.  I cruised around the mall for a bit.  I was suppose to go back and wake up Armand to go to Jollibee but I went there already by myself because I wanted to be there first.  So when I went over, surprisingly enough I was the first one.  I saw Ma’am Jill and Angie and a couple Waipahu staff workers I recognized.  It was very cool to see.  They were setting up and getting ready to go.  A group of security guards passed by and they were excited too.  So when they opened up, being the first one there, I got to be their first customer and was the first one to get their order taken even though it was I was the 3rd order in the receipt.  It was an honor indeed.  Ma’am Jill and Angie was very appreciative of the visit.  It was really cool to see the big shiny lit up Jollibee head in front of the store.  The front counter looks almost exactly like Waipahu’s from the bottom to the top.  The receipts look the same.  I got a number B1 yumburger meal.  The same order that I got when Jollibee first opened in Waipahu back in December.  I ordered to go and went back to the car to wake Armand up.  When we came back, he ordered a number B4 Amazing Aloha burger meal.  He loves the Amazing Aloha burger.  Some people say its gross to put a pineapple in a burger but listen up people, this burger is unique not only for a unique Fil-Am fast food joint like Jollibee but especially unique for Hawaii and it’s diversity.  As we sat there eating our lovely breakfast in this glorious Black Friday morning, I couldn’t help but be amazed by how many people where quickly ordering from the store.  I was starting to see more and more Jollibee red cups around the Makai Market Food Court.  From my observation just sitting there, I feel that probably a majority of their customer base is going to be from the youth and from young adults, even more so than tourists.  Nonetheless, here is the first page of the beginning of the sequel, Diary of a Jollibee Kid 2: The 100 Day Jollibee Ala Moana Experience.  1 day down, 99 more days to go.

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