Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rocky's Raam, Magsaysay Avenue

Rocky's Raam
Work Hard, Party Hard

We hosted a pre- Christmas Dinner
for our employees  and household staff
at the newly opened  Rocky's Raam.

 Located at the Kakanan ni Isko’s
Lifestyle Center, at the Magsaysay Strip- 

... the place was teeming with people.

The first floor is occupied by several
dining and wining establishments and
share a common dining area at the courtyard.

It is a food court type of 'gimik' place
where the food and the  drinks 
are cheap and affordable,

....but the ambiance 
is hip and cool.

Rocky 's Raam is located at the second level
and has an al fresco dining area,

...and an indoor  music bar
with live rock band playing.

We had the place
 reserved exclusively.

Our usual guests were again our
employees ranging from medical technologists, 
radiology technologists, clinic assistants
our driver, gardeners and household helps
and some of  their relatives...

...who had been with us for a long time
and amazingly stood with us
and not sought for greener pastures
from other employers despite
the growing opportunities in the city

The group loosened up early
and partied hard even before dinner.

The food was superb,

...and the drinks are affordable
that we declared an open bar
so they could drink to their heart content,

...while the magnificent band
rocked the night away,

...that even Totoy, our driver,

and Cherrie, my clinic assistant
came rocking with them.

An all out affordable party- possible at hip and rocking
Rocky 's Raam.

Friday, December 28, 2012

La Piazza, Avenue Plaza Hotel

La Piazza, Avenue Plaza Hotel
Work Hard, Relax and Have a Party

 La Piazza is one of  the Avenue Plaza Hotel’s 
posh and beautiful  function rooms.

We booked La Piazza for a  dinner party
and we had three sets of guests in our list

First, were our employees
composed mostly of medical professionals
Medical Technologists, Radiology Technologists
and clinic assistants and secretaries,

Second group were people 
that acted as a support system
for our young and growing family ,

...made of the children’s private tutors, 
previous pre- school teachers, and mentors
before we decided to have them home schooled…

We were particularly worried 
for our third group of guests
as they may get intimidated by the
somewhat upscale ambiance of the venue…

It is made up of our household staff,
from our driver,  the  people that clean our house,
do our laundry, and tidy up our garden.

Standing is our senior Med Tech who has been with us since 1996

Standing is our most junior Med Tech who joined us when we opend the SM branch

....most of our employees and domestic helpers
had been  with us for more than 10 years
and never left us to seek other employment.

...despite the increasing demand 
and opportunities in the city.

But the La Piazza staff 
knows exactly what to do…

...the service was superb
and felt everyone at ease...

...the food selection was simple
but delicious and filling,

The band played from mellow
to light rock music,

...the ambiance was relaxing,

...the place was quite formal
but after dinner everyone
started to loosen up,

And everybody
seemed to have a good time.

Even  my clinic secretary and 
one of our medical technologist
jammed with the band...

Avenue Plaza is an ideal place
to have fun but relaxing  party