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Dancing at Disco Revolution

I love dancing.

Dancing, however, doesn’t agree with my body coordination.  In every chance I get for group dancing presentations, I go into a state of “mind-is-willing-but-body-not-cooperating” status.  As a [frustrated] musician, I know how to follow the beat.  And yes, my body feels the beat.  But to express it in dance?  I end up feeling awkward and clumsy.  Must be my figure, but seeing other people “bulkier” than me dance gracefully, proves that assumption wrong.

In my high school and college life, I’ve never gone to dances or discos.  Well… not to dance anyway, but to meet up with friends and observe.  I am always in awe of the ladies who can gyrate and writhe their bodies to the music without looking ridiculous.  Even the guys have their own dance moves that seem comfortable and easy enough.

Flash forward to the present and still the same feeling remains.  Even during our Christmas Party last December 17, no matter how I wanted to dance and “show-off” my nonexistent moves to bag a prize, my body was just plain STIFF!

An officemate of mine commented that I wasn’t into dancing and was more into basketball.  Cause she noticed me shun away during the dance showdown.  Honestly, yes!  But at least I knew how to play basketball.  Put me up against all girls in the office and I’d win hands down (not bragging) in basketball.  And she further commented  “That may be so.  But not all girls play basketball.”  In short, I ended up feeling more dejected.

I’ve always analyzed the why of my dancing inadequacy.  And in a nutshell: I couldn’t let myself LET GO.  Letting go to my inhibitions, letting go for the thrill of the moment… surrendering to the inevitable whether to be praised or ridiculed…

Until last night.

As far as dancing goes, last night was a first.  A few of my colleagues went out last night to attend a celebration/birthday party and afterwards, we went off to have our own bonding sessions.  The place we ended up going?  To a secluded disco bar: Disco Revolution (Formerly Salambat).

Joy knew the owner.  And we were just shooting off the side if we could get in for free.  And we did!  Since there was only one other group/pair as customers, we had the place to ourselves.  Joy and Leo started dancing (seeing that they were the two BETTER dancers hands-down).  I knew Joy danced pretty well, but what impressed and delighted me most was Leo’s dancing.  His moves were plain and simple but he had that charisma in him to really pull you to dance!  His dancing, although a bit sexy but didn’t seem malicious at all.  In fact, Joy, Elmer and I had a blast laughing and dancing.

Yes, I actually danced!  After a few inhibiting moments and prodding from Leo and Elmer, I started listening to the beat with my body.  Awkward at first but getting there.

Since our last night out was just our little secret, we’re looking forward to more bonding sessions.  Hopefully my dancing will improve!

Merry Christmas!

Early Afternoon Off and Food Trip: Al’s and Robz Diner

Every end of the month is our scheduled company inventory.  And depending on the schedule, you get to be assigned either just within the city limits or beyond them.

So far, my assignments has always been on the outside of the southern border – Davao del Sur.  Which was fine by me since being assigned at the farm meant being with a number of officemates as well rather than being on your own.  Lunch was free, and the ride was free.  It just gets tiring at times to wake up EARLY in the morning and travel to the office (our meeting place), and if you are one of those “lucky ones” who will be assigned livestock in the grower areas (not happened to me yet!).  But what’s one of the best things I like in being assigned at the farm?  It’s when we all finish early and we get to enjoy an early off.  Which I did last Wednesday.

I was dropped off at home and had time to rest and freshen up before enjoying what was left of the Holiday afternoon.  I had time to buy a few Kris Kringle items, and had enough time to stroll along the mall when a friend caught up with me.  Since it was time for dinner, we decided to head off to AL’S & ROBZ DINER.

Same as my previous food trip, it was Aya who introduced me to this burger joint in the city.  He had been commenting in treating himself on his birthday with the GIANT burgers of the diner (which I have yet to see).  Naturally, my interest was piqued.  So my friend and I went off towards the place and, armed only with the knowledge that it was located within the vicinity of Rizal St., took the jeepney ride heading off the Al’s & Robz.

Upon reaching the place, you would notice how it stands out among the other stores in the area.  The white picket fence and the red, white, and blue painting shouted all-American.  I even had a boo-boo when I opened the door.  Good thing their waitresses were very friendly and hospitable in opening the door for us.

Red, White, and Blue

 There were only 3 other customers aside from me and my friend so the ambiance was very relaxed.  Eager to try out their burgers, my companion and I placed our orders.  Mine was a regular 1/4 pound Onion Mushroom Cheese Burger, while my friend ordered a 1/4 pound Hawaiian Burger plus large fries and our respective drinks.  We dared not order their 1/2 nor their 1 pound burger!  Not if we still wanted to walk though.  So I’m saving trying that out on a “starve” day or share a large order with a friend or two.

While waiting, the diner offers a number of board games to pass the time away.  The place’s choice of music was right up to my ears’ satisfaction – 80’s.  I LSS-ed in one song but forgot it’s title when we left.  (Darn!  Need to get that song!)  Their wall designs and interior decoration was very fun to look at as well as I enjoyed  taking a few snaps of the place before settling for the wooden version of brain twister.


My left side panel

Aisles of Service

I think I reached Figure 11 when our meals finally arrived.  I was interested in tasting their sugarfree bun so after the traditional picture-taking of my food, I delved into my mushroom cheese burger.  The explosion of juiciness inside my mouth was reflected with the juices dripping from my burger.  One bite, and you crave for more.  This is another place that my barkada and I MUST go together again.  Plus, their fruit pies are just delish!

The Hawaiian Burger (Regular)

Onion Mushroom Cheese Burger (Regular)


My blueberry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side

In addition, 30% of their profits are used in placing computers for public school.  It’s their A Bite for a Byte Program.  How’s that for eating for a cause!

Courteous wait staff.  Check!  Ambience. Check!  Affordable and delicious food.  Check, check, check!

Need to know more about this place?  Check out this blog.  Or better yet, drop by the diner and have a taste for yourself!

Al’s & Robz Diner
Near NCCC Express
C. Bangoy St. Rizal, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 225.5555
Mobile No. 0915.770.5985

You can also opt for their delivery option since they accept delivery orders. Perfect for your sudden cravings if you’re at work!  Hmm.. now I’m craving for a burger.  LOL.

You guys want one too? ü

Merry Christmas 2011!

December 1.  The start of the Christmas season (for me that is!).  I can’t help but feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation.  Trepidation for the many uncertain things that awaits me in my current job (project planning and execution), and getting the jitters of my employment status by the end of the year.

Nevertheless, I’m equally – more so rather -excited!  We just planned out our exchange gifts for our upcoming Christmas Party.  As the official in-charge of the party-planning and the Kris Kringle, I’m looking forward to our day-to-day gift-giving.  I’ve prepared a list of “somethings” we are scheduled to give our “Manito/Manita” on a daily basis (except Sundays) and I can’t hardly wait to receive my bag everyday!

Our Secret Santa List of "Somethings...

I’ve already started looking for items that would fit the descriptions as scheduled, and so far, I’ve bought 5 items I’m excited to give to “Elle“.

Day 1, check... and four other days, check!

So far, I have the following:

Christmas Tree sticksomething that starts with a “C” and ends with “E”

Angry bird ballsomething round and blue (which I just found out it lights up when being bounced)

Rainbow Springsomething twisted and mysterious

Winnie the Pooh mirrorsomething shocking and cute

Fun-shaped Rubber Bandssomething small and hairy

So that’s 5 things.  All the rest, I need to look for.

Can you guys give any suggestions?

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