Ok! I said it … at the risk of alienating every Filipino on the planet – I think Jollibee’s SUCKS! Then again I think McDonalds is the worst food product ever invented by man – since it isn’t even food – and once again Filipinos love McDonalds. I even tried the KFC in Manila and that too sucked! Like seriously SUCKED – KFC gravy must be the greatest thing known to man, since Insulin (you’ll need lots of it, with the type 2 diabetes it causes, but who cares … it is crack goodness!!)
There were many things I love about being in the Philippines –
- Friendliness of the people – Filipinos have huge hearts – they’re awesome – nuff said
- Work Ethic – they work like hell. They don’t complain, they’re happy all the time – who wouldn’t want to work with Filipinos
- Beauty of the country – I have to say that I didn’t research everything until I got to the Philippines and there is some gorgeous countryside and beaches there. Straight up – the beaches in the Philippines would beat everything in Trinidad – hands down. In fact, it would beat most of the Caribbean beaches hands down.
- Relative price – if you have US dollars and want to feel like a millionaire, even you work at an average job in the US or Canada – you can be a baller in the Philippines.
In fact, I think the only thing I didn’t like about the Philippines was the food. However as a Trini – we like our food hot, and sufficed to say – nothing in the Philippines will even come close to satiating the savory taste buds of a Trini – except Thai food. Everything they make over there is sweet or sweet-ish. I even tried the famous Jollibee Spaghetti, just for kicks – again two bites before upchuck fever took me over. I, obviously am not a fan of sweet tasting Pinoy spaghetti and Jollibee spaghetti definitely is a perfect example. With the choice of ingredients like hotdog, ham and ground meat in a sweet sauce. However, I can see kids loving this tripe, since it is completely suited to a child’s tastes.
Even the mascot is super creepy – those blinking expressions make want to find the closest Pennywise and hug him.
However, you can find amazing buffets and awesome food there .. just in a hotel – like Spiral at the Sofitel or Circles in the Shangri La Makati or HEAT at the Shangri La EDSA.