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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Review: Mitsubishi Xpander GLS



The Manual variant on display at the showroom

#NCDdailydrives MPVs are starting to dominate roads nowadays as people realize its versatility and use if we are going to talk about a family car. Seats 7 people with a lot of legroom and functionality especially on the top 2 variants.





Together with Bicol Deck, I got my hands on the GLS variant of the much hyped Mitsubishi Xpander for a quick spin and boy this is better than the first MPV that I have driven from another Japanese brand. Much to be noted in terms of its lightness on the wheel, handling and other extra features while the other car only features the basics. 

Actual GLS Variant

With GPS installed
Less blind spot because of this window after the side mirror




For me, the looks has a busy front with boxy headlights (which I least like), then suddenly Mitsubishi lifted its front to the new Strada. At night whenever I see it on the road, I always imagine it as a complete face with brows, lids, full boxy eyes and the fog lamps as the chin. 🤪 It has an L-shaped taillights which I find sleek and decent. It might look as if there’s not enough space from the outside but there’s a lot of room in it both for leg and head space. Access to the third row is impressively easy as the second row seats has a folding and sliding feat. The design is something that will eventually grow on you and what is important is the performance of the car.








Under the hood it has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The GLS operates on a four-speed automatic. We don’t need a 5 or 6-speed transmission if we are talking about a family MPV right? So the 4-speed will do just fine. The top of the line, GLS Sport has a push button engine start-stop, dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, and vehicle stability control.

The reverse cam is becoming a basic now, GPS on the 7-inch touchscreen display are just few of the other features that makes the Xpander a wonder.

You might want to consider this car as your next family MPV. For inquiries you can contact Ms. Aya Onaka at 09088180494 and 09175153811 or visit her FB Page at Mitsubishi Pili/ Albay BEST PROMO DEALS by Aya Onaka



Friday, June 7, 2019

#NCDtravels: Guide to Taytay Tiangge Shopping

#NCDtravels Napadpad po ako sa Taytay Tiangge last May 16, 2019. You might ask, ano pinagkaiba nya sa Divisoria? Well, here in Taytay it’s mostly clothes talaga, may mga shoes man pero konti. Sa Divisoria naman you can actually look for anything. AND! Here in Taytay as per our observation, mga PiNOY talaga ang mga owner ng stores.Anything na itinatahi, dito na sa Taytay!

Taytay in Rizal, known as the Garments Capital of the Philippines is indeed a massive haven for RTW’s at a vvverrryy and insanely affordable price. Left, right, side and back of the main road, medyo exagerrated po ako pero totoot kasi na sobrang lawak talaga haha. Kung may bagsakan ng gulay, eto din ang bagsakan ng garments. Before it was said that they were just renting in Baclaran, Divisoria area and now mostly are back here in its origin since 2014. I think this is a much much better location compared to driving all the way to Manila if you're just looking for affordable clothes.

Here are 5 simple tips for your Taytay Tiangge Shopping


Tip No. 1: According to my Aunt who lives in Cainta, best day to go there is either Monday and Thursday especially at night starting at 6pm, where almost all the Tiangges are open. And meant to be! During our visit, we didn't know that there's a schedule but we went there exactly on a Thursday. 😊 We were at Recto area, took the LRT Line 2 then baba sa Santolan Station (P25) then took the jeep (P21) going to Taytay. Bawal ang maarte po digdi. You are in for A LOT of savings here so you better work your ass out. You can search nalang po for the latest schedule.

Tip No. 2: Wear light and comfortable clothes. A small purse is advisable or a sling bag to make this easier for you. Bring your mobile phone, you might lose your friends while you get so indulged in shopping. It might get too hot as well depending on the time of your shopping. Also, it's a must that we take extra care of our personal belongings.
This is the landmark that you can actually see if you're in the right place. But  wait, it's all the Tiangge that you will see as the landmark. haha


Tip No. 3: Pag sinabing whole sale, 3 pcs minimum yan.. lesser by 5 or 10 pesos yan per piece. So, PLEASE BRING AN OVERSIZED ECO-BAG or any bag you would be comfortable to carry or drag around. Kids sell small eco-bags in the area for around P20. Do yourself the 1k challenge and be surprised how many clothes you can hoard.

❣️Dress P100 to P150 ⬆️ Formal dresses pinakamahal na ang P350
❣️Shirts at P50, Blouses starts at P65
❣️Shorts starts at P35
❣️Pants/Slocks starts P100
❣️Ternos / Jumpsuits / Jumpshorts starts at P120
❣️Jackets P150
❣️ Kids wear ay jusmi basta less than P100 haha and many many moreeee

With these pricing, you will really need a big bag. Trust me. Sa next post ko nalang ippakita yung nabili ko worth P795 in total and guess how many pieces un? 7 pieces of clothes! 🤪


Tip No. 4: While you might say that everything they are selling will be the same per Tiangge, actually it's a NO. We actually went to three big tiangge's and there were differences in terms of designs. So, it really takes a lot of effort

Tip No. 5: Bring your own bottled water, remember to #itravelResponsibly. There are stalls selling snacks too in the area but it's better to keep yourself hydrated always.


How to get there?
From Quiapo, take a bus, jeep, or UV Express to Taytay. From Cubao, you can take a jeep or UV Express to Angono/Binangonan.

If you’re driving to the Taytay, just key in Club Manila East on Google Maps or Waze.
 


These garments are actually the ones that you see on television, sometimes even used by hosts, news anchors and the like. If you are looking for a business opportunity in terms of online selling or boutique shops, this is actually one of the best sources in the Philippines.

Don't expect too much on the quality, because hey just look at the price, but you can still get your money's worth if you're just good enough at choosing the most durable and quality ones. And yes there are many of them.

Enjoy your Taytay Tiangge shopping!






 


#NCDfoodTrip: Coconatz, A Bicolano Restaurant



GINATAANG SISIG. The first dish that would probably come to mind when it’s about Coconatz- A Bicolano Restaurant. Just visited this new resto along Dayangdang and they offer various Bicolano dishes in a casual (to a semi fine dining) set up with slow music, enough seats, high ceiling which makes the whole place lit up.

Ginataang Sisig, crispy and manamisnamis




From the name of the restaurant itself, they played along with of course Bicol’s bounty harvest of 🥥coconut milk/gata, but there are many other Bicolano dishes that they made into something special.

We ordered the following:

Crispy Dilis, Tinolang Manok (Sabaw ng Buko) something similar to another resto in Naga, interesting Sizzling Beef Sinigang, ❤️ Ginataang Sisig, Pinoy Salad with Salted Egg which I also like because it reminds me of Ilocos dishes.

Crispy Dilis

Sizzling Beef Sinigang

Pinoy Salad with Salted Egg

Tinolang Manok (Sabaw ng Buko)


Prices, for me, are reasonably priced with the kind of service, presentation and place that they offer.

Appetizers start at P120-P245
Gata: P115-P280
Soup: P180-P280
Specialties: P280-P520
Chicken: P240-P480
Seafood: P190-P280
Noodles: P240-P250
Pork: P185-P280
Gulay: P160-P190
Drinks: P40-P80
Panghimagas: P40-P70

Parking: May accommodate 5 to 6 cars.
One tricycle ride away from downtown Naga.

Business Hours: Monday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM OPEN
3:00 - 5:00 PM CLOSED
6:00 - 10:30 PM OPEN

Location: Zone 1, Dayangdang Street, #NagaCity
Colgante Bridge, turn left, it’s h a few steps away from Orange Dormitel
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CoconatzResto/