PBA, Gloria Maris, Chatime (Araneta Center, Cubao, Q.C.)


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SMART Araneta Center
Araneta Center
Cubao, QC
2012-December-19

It was my first time to watch after the elimination round. Alaska played against Air21 in which they won. This time around, this was Alaska Aces first SEMIS stint after their long time coach leave them for another team, which I hate so much.

Alaska Aces being a top 5 team after the elimination round, beat Meralco twice in a best-of-three series, and now in a best-of-seven series with the team who won 12-2 in the eliminations and needed one win to beat a lowly team, Air21 (No. 8), and the winner of the last 2 All-Filipino Cup Champions, the Talk N’ Text team. That’s called a tough task!

I should not be watching this series, but since, Psy concert was rescheduled on February, PBA decided to put the game on a double-header at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Game 2 was between my 2nd favorite team, Rain or Shine against my most hated team the San Mig Coffee (Alaska’s former head coach).

With 11.5 seconds left Alaska Aces had a chance to win the game, but a veteran player from Alaska decided to shoot the ball with 6 seconds left. A 1-pt loss to a great team.

I stayed until the 2nd half of Game 2 between RoS and SmC. I was hungry and just decided to have dinner alone.

GLORIA MARIS
Araneta Center

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Menu Page 1:

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Shanghai Siaolong Pao P108 ($2.63) or better known as Xiao Long Bao or Steamed Soup Dumplings.

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It has soft bun on top of a piece of carrot at the bottom for it not to stick. But theirs was thin bun so I didn’t enjoyed the soup inside the dumplings. There were better restaurants that offer Xiao Long Bao and this was the nearest.

STEAMED SHRIMP DUMPLINGS or HAKAW P110 ($2.68)

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It’s a bit pricey, I’ve eaten a lot of chinese dimsums that offer a ranged of P60-P90 per order. Theirs has small shrimps and isn’t tasty enough. Just bought it because of my cravings.

I will be in Hong Kong next year (2013) on January 23-30th. My first time and will finally eat authentic Chinese Streetfoods. I can’t wait!

After I ate dinner, decided to buy milk tea at Chatime Gateway Mall. because beside Chatime, Burgoo restaurant has a free wifi connection.

Chatime Matcha Red Bean Smoothie (Large) P80 ($1.92)

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before heading home, just took a pic of the famous Araneta Center Christmas Tree.

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