Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 3. Today I got 6 Yumburgers and a Burger Steak plate. I got the 6 yumburgers for the crew during practice. I had the burger steak with mashed potatoes for lunch. I think my co-worker Iz is starting to wonder why I am having Jollibee again. So far everytime I ordered I had a different server serve me.

Even though Red Ribbon is not expected to open till next year it seems like they have the Red Ribbon bakery stand out. It seems like it is taking a lot of wasted space because that space can be used for more customer to order their food and open up more servers and cashier people. But perhaps they are using that space for something else in the meantime like extra storage or what not.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 2. Today is the aftermath of the grand opening. I went over feeling worried about the devastation of the long lines that has been blowing up via text messages, tweets, and facebook status.   Surprisingly there was no line?! Maybe it is just a morning thing!? But I went there again today to get breakfast before work. Today I ordered a yumburger and spaghetti. I ate the yumburger for breakfast and had the Spaghetti for lunch. I had a new haircut thanks to my mother who works as Mastercuts. It was the return of “The Hawk.” My cashier server person said that he like my hair and thought it was really cool.

Louise mentioned that she wants to go to Jollibee so much that the workers will remember her and call her by her name and automatically know what she wants to order and stuff hhahahaha. But that’s gonna be me LOL.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 (The Grand Opening!)

Day 1. Today was the grand opening of the epic long awaited Jollibee in Hawaii! Not to mention the first Jollibee in Hawaii. Prior to this date, I have heard about the opening of Jollibee during the summer. However, I never knew it would come this fast. I thought it would open later onto the next year of 2011. But hey, it is finally here! My friend Louise kept on reminding me about the Jollibee in Hawaii grand opening in December for a very long time. She is also a hardcore Jollibee fan. I was skeptical about it’s opening at first but I found out that she was right. She along with another friend headed over to Waipahu and kinda semi-camped out there for it’s grand opening at 5AM. I agreed to meet her up early in the morning to go check it out and have some breakfast there right before going to work. As soon as I got there I was very impressed with it’s venue and look. It was truly Jollibee. I saw parking and security barricades and I knew that they were expecting some madness about to come pretty soon.

As I entered the premises, I noticed the Jollibee mascot. I was disappointed because it was not dancing. It was only taking pictures with many Jollibee families, kids, and fans and acting like a typical mascot that a mascot could be. I have seen youtube videos of dancing Jollibee mascots. I told myself that one day I would like to do the same. I guess they only dance at kid’s parties.

As I entered the premises, the worker automatically greeted me sir and showed me where to order but I looked for Louise and noticed that she was studying. I looked over to find out she had already ordered and ate her food. I took my time looking at the restaurant and menu and reminisced about Jollibees back home in the Philippines. I went over to the counter and ordered my first Jollibee Hawaii meal. I got a #5 Cheeseburger (Yumburger) meal with Fries and a drink. I took my first few bites and was Jollified. As I was eating I noticed that Louise had a Jollibee doll and mask and asked her where to get that. She said they only give it to the first 100 people. I found out that I was the 101st person. I blame Louise because she never told me about the first 100 people thing and I came early enough to order earlier. But thats OK. While we were eating we met up with the person that is in charge of all of the hamburger Jollibee patties of all the Jollibees in the mainland. We had a nice chat with him and showed us that Jollibee was in the morning paper. We also talked about it would be cool if Tekniqlingz can be the official dance crew of Jollibee LOL. After I was done eating, I figure I order another food for lunch. I ordered the Palabok Fiesta with no drink take out. The Palabok Fiesta is one of my favorite items on the menu.

While I was driving back to work with Louise I was wondering if Red Ribbon Bakery was opened too? I had Louise call Jollibee which I put on speed dial on my phone. She talked in heavy Filipino accent and asked them. Unfortunately, Red Ribbon isn’t going to open till next year. It was too bad because I wanted to buy a cake that day for my friend Maika.

At work, my co-worker Israel asked me what I was having for lunch. I briefly told him about Jollibee and that was the first day of many more coming days I was going to have Jollibee for lunch almost every single day haha…

During the work day, I got text messages from Louise on news about the long lines. Eventually hearing more about it through the news, facbook, word of mouth, etc. I was glad that I went there earlier. And so the Jollibee hype starts.

Happy Birthday to fellow former Tek and Katipunero Maika! Hope he has a Jolli one!