i was at trinoma mall yesterday for a visit to the “Henlin” site. good thing the site was finally moved to a better one. now, its at the lower ground near the north avenue entrance besides purefood’s hotdog kiosk, mister donut and pansit ng taga malabon.
the original site was at the “food choices” and my marketing advisers (naks he he he) told me that i should negotiate for a different one since my kiosk will be directly competing with another shop that sells sharksfin with rice. so with the help of the wonderful and patient people from M and H Foods, we were able to get the transfer of the site to a better one. at least with the new location, its the only kiosk that sells dumplings/siomai, etcetera; there’s no direct competitor. 🙂
anyway, trinoma or triangle north of manila, did amaze me with its leisure environment. at the main entrance facing north avenue, you will see a “very playful, gravity defying and eye-catching” fountain surrounded by greens
mr. javier hernandez, the mall’s manager, told me that the architectural design of trinoma is actually a fusion of modern and established concepts and was designed by a group of world-renowned architects that designed greenbelt. trinoma is a 13-hectare shopping haven with plenty of green and open space.
i actually got dizzy exploring the different sides of the mall and since it was a weekend, there were so many people doing their usual window shopping. with nearly 600 retail shops inside, a shop-a-holic will surely go crazy. but there are still lots of “soon to open shops” though, in almost all levels of the mall like starbucks, burger king and landmark department store.
i went to GII and bought 2 blue long sleeves and then checked the Res Toe Run shop that sells cult shoe brands. a friend told me i should check the shoes at Pedro, a singaporean brand, and was amazed to see men’s casual loafers and wingtips at P5,000 and below.
had dinner at crustasia on the mall’s 6th level and enjoyed the mouth-watering singaporean chili crabs, crab marites and the vietnamese seafood paella. for those who are into seafoods especially crabs, i really recommend this place. they specialize on cooking crabs in every way you can imagine—deep fried, baked, with chili, buttered, etcetera, etcetera.
my last stop was at healthy options. i bought some organic soaps, sugar-free foods and an organic toothpaste. and hey, finally, i got to see the first mall branch of the Asian Eye Institute. congratulations! 🙂
i plan to go back soon to visit some of the branded stores. hopefully i can come back without the cane and with someone holding my hand! (wink!) 🙂