MALL RATS (part one)

We’re bias with Ayala malls (other than Shangri La mall in Mandaluyong City – we love it there too!), Glorietta and Greenbelt to be specific.  We also frequent TriNoma (less the crowd) and also like Bonifacio High Street (less the humidity) and Serendra.  We preferred them over other malls in the Metro for some reasons. 

I don’t know about you but it’s very important for us for a mall to have clean toilets even if these are pay lounges or pay comfort rooms.  Toilets though public should provide utmost comfort with adequate essentials (hence they are called comfort rooms, right?). It troubles us when we experience comfort rooms that are unsightly and poorly kept by the mall management.  We don’t mind paying PhP 10 per pax for the use of such amenities if you can be comfortable with your needs.  Have you been to the public toilet of Serendra that is so spick and span with centralized air conditioning complete with a mini-landscaping of greens at its center?  It’s really wow for a public place, similar to well-maintained 5-star-hotel toilets.

The other thing that invites us to frequent a mall other than comfortable toilets is when a shopping complex is eco-friendly.  I personally like the way Ayala malls management value nature.   Those lush greens and trees in Greenbelt Park that embrace the Chapel of Sto Niño de Paz  is always a relaxing sight that will deviate you temporarily from the hassles of the urban living.

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Whenever we’re in Makati to spend a weekend, we rarely forget to drop by at Sto Niño de Paz chapel in Greenbelt.  We like the simplicity of the domed chapel amidst the man-made waters with lots of kois swimming with some feathered animals.

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When commercialism communes with nature and God Himself effortlessly, what more can you ask  for?  It’s  almost surreal.

Can you blame us why we like it here?

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