In case you’re wondering who Nini Panini is, she is one of my best buddies back in college.
We fancy almost the same stuff.
Warning: Old pictures are coming. Pardon for the quality.
Read more of it here: Bonding with Parolas
Yep, we enjoy doing almost the same stuff.
Everyone knows that change is constant in this world. This year, we planned a lot of stuff to do but life got in the way. Nini had to go to an alien territory to do a secret mission.
Even without her presence, April and I did some of them to celebrate Nini’s birthday.
823 Kitty Coffee Shop
I love Hello Kitty and I always tried to convince the gang to visit shops with themes associated with the character. To get to the shop, we rode a Tagum-bound bus from Davao City Overland Transport Terminal. It was a 2-hour ride. The fare costs $2.13 (100PHP). From Tagum Overland Transport Integrated Terminal, we rode a tricycle to Corner Abad Santos and Quezon Streets.
When we got inside, everything looks majestic.
This is the wall by the entrance. You can take pictures with the cute background.
The interior is just oh, so lovely.
They didn’t leave out the bathroom!
They also sell merchandise.
We ordered the following
- Mango smoothie (Tall)
- Singaporean Spare Ribs
- Sweet and Sour Chicken Fillet
- Garlic Rice
- Mince Chix with Corn Soup
I initially thought that the food would not be good because maybe they have spent more time decorating the shop rather than planning their menu. That’s where I went wrong.
Their food was very exquisitely delightful. Their mango smoothie is one of the best I ever tasted so far (I love mango shakes!). I can’t get enough of their soup. I was still sipping some even after I finished the main course.
Aside from having great food, we were also surprised because the bill only amounted to $12.72 (595 PHP). We ended up with full tummies, but didn’t get to spend as much as when we dine in Davao restaurants.
We then went to another 2-hour bus ride back to Davao.
The entrance already looks creepy from the outside.
To give you an idea of what MysterEscape is, it’s a game where participants of 2-6 are locked up in a room filled with clues. They need to use those clues in order for them to escape. A story line is provided and a mystery needs to be solved. Once you solve it, you get to be placed in their hall of fame.
Through their online website, April made a booking for the The Haunting room. It’s about a doctor who got beheaded inside a hospital and we need to find out who’s the killer. There was an easy level, but she chose the difficult one.
Before going inside the room, you need to leave your items inside their locker. You don’t need to bring anything with you. You will also need to sign a waiver: in case you die of a heart attack (Kidding!)
One of the staff will accompany you inside the room. In case it gets hard for you, you can opt to downgrade. The staff will then help you make it easier. You only have 1 hour to solve the case and escape the room.
Well, we ended up failing. They commended us though, because our progress was very impressive for first timers. I was really certain that we could have ended up escaping the room if Nini was there with us. 😦
Overall, we had fun. Happy birthday Nini! We miss you!!!
Thanks for reading. What popular-themed shops were you able to visit? Would you like to play an escape room game too? Let me know by commenting below.