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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Day 26. Today I went in the morning. There was no line. Sometimes I feel like there should be a zipper lane for people whenever there is a line, for example, if you are a single customer, I mean if you are just alone and have no company with you, then they should make a separate lane/line for that. This will relieve traffic lines and problems for Jollibee. Nontheless, I feel like there is nothing wrong with the line. Today I tried ordering a yumburger kids meal but they ran out of toys. I was like wow there must be choke kids ordering then. So my backup order was an ube pearl cooler and peach mango pie. The dine in area was about 40 percent occupied. They put my ube pearl cooler and peach mango pie in separate on small plastic bags. I now notice that they have small, medium, and large plastic bags for take out stuff.

So that is not the end. I came back again to Jollibee again in the evening. This is the 3rd time coming twice in one day. When we arrived I got the best parking ever which was right in the front of the restuarant. I was coming with my tek crew friends Josh, Ariel, Louise, Shelby, and Nico. When we got there some people asked Louise to take a picture of them which she gladly did. While we were waiting for Josh, Ariel, Nico, and Shelby, we saw a fellow Jaycee friend Mr. Brandon. He told me that he came because he sensed that I would be here today. I am here everyday so obvioulsy he sensed right. It was Josh and Ariel’s first time coming to Jollibee today. I was so proud of them. They are now officially Jollibee de-virginized. I am happy to be there to witness it. Brandon started to film the first video blog for me today. He filmed me along with the rest of the crew. I was glad he did it because I think it was about time he did. We also met another Jaycee friend Jack. It was his 4th or 5th time at Jollibee I think. While we were in line Brandon asked one of the workers if they were selling the hat that he had on, which is attire only for the workers and staff. He said it was 1,000 dollars. Louise started busting out her wallet. She wished she had a 1,000 dollars. I wish I was a billionaire so that I can start my own Jollibee franchise. That would be epic. Today Brandon treated me to dinner. I was very thankful for him to do that. It feels good to know that I got people who have hope and faith in me in my journey to Jollibee everyday. They would even spot me if I ever go broke. I got a Big Yumbruger Heavyweight meal. Brandon also introduced me to one of the workers which was cool. He was looking for the manager but she wasn’t there. If I ever ask for a sponsorship, I would ask Brandon first because he supports the cause. My other Jaycee friends Rowena and Jay were also coming over. Rowena called me and asked what time Jollibee closes. I told her it closes at 10PM but they sometimes usually still open past the closing time and let more customers come in as they start to clean up. The Jollibee music came on and the girls gave me a great idea to use the music as a routine. I also used the restroom after finishing my meal. Prior to that, I saw one of the most terrible thing at Jollibee which was 2 almost full ube pearl coolers unfinished. I was really sad and disappointed that some people can do such a thing. How can somebody do that to a Jollibee product? It is almost unhuman. After we ate, Josh and Ariel had to finish their almost full Jollibee experience by taking pictures next to the Jollibee statue mascot. The girls took forever. Nico also mentioned that he wanted to use the Jollibee menu video as his screensaver. I thought that was just genius to hear.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Day 25. Today I came in at night. I was somewhat panicky because I haven’t had Jollibee for the whole day yet. Earlier in the day in the morning I had Mcdonalds for breakfast. In the Philippines they call it Mcdo and they prefer Jollibee over it any day even though it is bigger internationally. The dine in area was pretty busy about 80 percent, probably because it is a Friday night. There was these 3 super hyper kids happy for Jollibee I guess, which was awesome to see. The line was slightly mild. I also see different Jollibee staff member workers in the night crew. Most of them seem all new to me. Today I ordered a Jolly Spaghetti kids meal with apple juice. I also got another different toy this time. As I ordered I think I heard one of the workers recognizing me being the Jollibee kid with the online blogs and what not. I think this is also the first time I feel that I am really starting to be noticed now. ?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 24. Today was pretty interesting early morning at Jollibee. I found out that the workers were small kine slacking today. I ordered a yumburger and ube pearl cooler. Apparently they forgot to turn on the pearl cooler machine so I had to wait a while which I didn’t mind at all. Another customer ordered some chickenjoy and they said it will take about 10 minutes. He didn’t mind either. I also saw a bunch of cops dining in at the back along with the other workers who were eating. I guess the traditional donuts and coffee don’t cut it anymore since Jollibee opened.

Their hours are also going to change. Starting Monday, January 10, 2011, their hours are going to be 6AM to 11PM instead of 5AM to 10PM. I think those are better business hours anyway.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Day 23. Today I went in the morning before work again. I also got the same thing as the day before which was a yumburger kids meal with apple juice. I ate it for breakfast. Today there were about 5 customers. There were 2 dine in customers eating. This time I had a different cashier server worker person. She let me pick out my own toy for the kids meal. I picked a green one which I never had yet plus it is also my favorite color. That was cool.

I came up with the percentage chart for the full Jollibee experience thanks to my Tek crew fellow members and friends Nico, Josh, Shelby, and Ariel while eating at Curry House so here it is…

30% interaction with the real Jollibee mascot
20% waiting in line
10% ordering your food
10% using the restroom
10% dining in
10% beeing at Jollibee
10% taking a picture next to the Jollibee statue mascot

Happy Birthday to my friend Brenda! Hope she had a Jolli-tastic one!?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 22. Today I went in early in the morning before work which I haven’t done in a while. There was no line. It was empty. Only like 5 customers where there. I noticed that the amount of morning staff drastically changed from a couple weeks ago till now. There are no more extra workers out there early to greet you anymore. That’s ok because Jollibee is still the bomb like that. There were only like 2 cashier server worker people open. Today I ordered a yumburger kids meal with apple juice for breakfast. It filled me up pretty good. My friend Louise texted me during the day telling me it was my friend Lowella’s Birthday today. She also mentioned to me that she was going to Jollibee to celebrate and it was going to be her first time. I was ecstatic. I think I was more excited for her than she was.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Lowella. Happy Birthday to my sister’s best friend Kanani and also to Yvonne! Hope they all had a Jollified one.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 21. Today I came after work instead of before work. I also have a meeting to attend but I went to Jollibee first. Traffic wasn’t so bad because today is the last day before the public K-12 school semester starts. The dine in area was about 70 percent busy. There was no worker taking paper orders. The food here must be soo good that I saw one worker person from California Pizza Kitchen in line. It also reminds me of the first grand opening day when a McDonalds manger came in to check out the competition. Sometimes I see more saving seats and tables rather than eating on them. I also noticed one of the workers looks like one my friends, Sonya who lives in Maui. Everytime I see that worker it reminds me of her. Today I got a spaghetti Kids Meal. I think I need like 30 more to collect the whole collection.