DFAT (Davao Food Appreciation Tour) DAY 1

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is my first time join DFAT (Davao Food Appreciation Tour) this event is on it's 3rd year this year already.

April 30, 2010 day 1 of the 3 days food and adventure tour. Me as a first timer is really not excited that I went to Davao one day early (hehehehe). I met up with Davao bloggers Ria Jose, Lyle Santos, Brendel Balaga, and Andrew Dela Serna and Ria offered me to sit in the advance make-up workshop at FIDA. So my day started really early that day at 7am now this is really early for me. Ria and Me met up at ENVY ME by ADA DOLOSA so that I can go and observe the last day of the make-up workshop. After that we went to VIAJEROS where some of the DFATers from Manila stayed to pick-up Jonel Uy. We had lunch at Yellow Fin with Brendel, Lyle, Andrew and Ria. After lunch we pick up Melo Villareal at Lisphere Inn and Sarah Cada in her aunt's house.

We all convened at MAM BEBS BAKESHOP for our snacks and short briefing for what is in store for this 3 day event. Mam Bebs Bakeshop owner, Andre Dela Serna served us with their house specialties: Mango square, Potato rolls, Siopao and Tuna Palabok. My personal favorite is the mango square. We got to introduce ourselves and the rest of the bloggers from Manila was all there. I met Ada Laraja, Mica Rodriguez, Cai Abbass and Winston Almendras Dulce Lada,a Davao blogger was also there. Ria briefed us on the upcoming events that the AVATAR MEDIA has prepared for us.

(photo by Lyle Santos)

(photo by Mica Rodriguez)

Second stop for the day is the Zorb Park. Sarah and me are partners inside the zorb and boy we were in for the ride of our lives. It was a really exhilarating experience. At first we were shouting and towards the end we are both laughing already. Before they launch us from the top of the small mountain they advised me not to close my eyes and just scream, I did not listen to "manong" I got scared at first that i closed my eyes as a result i got dizzy. At the end of our zorb experience paparazzi bloggers are waiting for us to go out and took a quick photos of us in our "ngarag state." (hehehehehehe) Thank you kuya Andrew for taking a video of us. And thank you Mr. Sonny Dizon, owner of Zorb Park for the experience. Zorb Park is located Riverfront Corporate City, Diversion Road, Maa, Davao City. And it only cost P200.

(photo by sir Orman)

(photo by sir Orman)

(photo by Ada Laraja)

(photo by sir Orman)

(photo by sir Lyle Santos)

After that thrilling experience in the Zorb i was sweating cold I got dizzy. Note to myself: "listen to advice of the "manongs" in the Zorb Park they know better." Gladly we still have enough time for a quick coffee before our fine dinning dinner at Pablos. My stomach needed something hot to calm it down. We had coffee at Davao Bloggers favorite tambayan place, Kangaroo Coffee. Kulitan and getting to know bloggers from Manila and chikka, chikka kami doon.

(my coffee)

(photo by Andrew)

By about 6:00pm it was time for us to have our dinner. We went to Pablos Steak for our fine dinning experience. And boy! we were up for a night of exquisite tasting and flavor blasting food prepared and dressed in a picture perfect way. It all really looked good but it's look is an understatement for its flavor-riched taste. Pablos Steaks & Crabs is a great place to dine with your better half or your special someone and there pop up that daring question men are scarred of and women are dying to hear because the place has it's romantic feel all the way. My personal favorite dish for the night was the "cream cheese stuffed chicken." Thank you for the gracious host Paulo Sunglao and Mike Sunglao (who is the chief) they are located at Metro Lifestyle Complex, Jacinto cor. F. Torres, Davao City Contact Number:+6382-222-0793.

(photo by Lyle Santos)

The last stop for the day was at Jose Rafael fine coffee to meet up with the rest of the Davao bloggers. We had the place all for ourselves "nag kukulitan ang iba" me and romarie and engrossed with our chikka ever ahem ng love life nya hehehehe. Other bloggers watched Mica's short films on her lappy others discussed their blogs and techy things while other picture picture and other pose pose hehehehe. It was a very heart warming experience being with persons with similar interest as you. I was in my natural habitat hehehehe with friends and new friends with kikay bloggers as me and with food and travel bloggers. This was really a life changing experience for me. I gained a lot of new friends and acquaintances and bonded with old friends. Thank you Jose Rafael for the very unique coffee and place for us to chit-chat. They are located at Door 2, Phase 1 Insular Village, Lanang, Davao City (Next to China Bank); Buhangin Branch Petron Complex, Airport View, Diversion Road, Davao City Contact Numbers: +6382-3055698 and +6382-2351647


orman said...

yeheeey!!!! nakapag-blog ka na rin!!! excited na ako sa summer safari blog mo!!!

Envy Me Salon said...

oo nga sir!!! thank you!!! i just needed to push myself!!! hehehehehe summer safari soon!!! dfat day 2 and 3 then safari na!!! hehehehehe

Faust said...

yehey.. thanks for the comment sa foodblog ko..

Envy Me Salon said...

@faust sureness!!! thank you pud sa comment dri hehehehehe :)

Ria Jose said...

Glad you had fun! :)

Thank you for joining and for assisting! Looking forward to your Days 2 and 3 posts. :)

Lyle said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the event. Ibang klase talaga basta nagkikita-kita ang bloggers.

Until next time!

Brendel said...

wow! a DFAT post despite your busy sked. thank you very much, Don!

kitakits next week.:-)

Envy Me Salon said...

@ria glad to be of help!!! :) adopted davao blogger baya ko hehehehe

@lyle oo ibang klase talaga pag mag sama sama mga bloggers hehehe super fun and none stop talking!!! :)

@brendel i promise myself to blog dami ko backblogs eh!!! may day 2 and 3 pa… and MFAT hehehehe will also do a post of m pinakurat factory experience….