Alam nyo naisip ko lang, if I live in the north siguro things would have been so different. I have no regrets living the slow paced "chill" life of a south girl with my family, but sobrang saya din to once in a while stay around EDSA where most, if not all of my friends reside. Siguro parati akong asa labas! Haha!
For my day 1 in the north, my friends and I visited the newly opened Fisher Mall branch in Malabon. It was a festive celebration, almost coinciding with the Chinese New Year. We were there for the opening ceremonies, mass, and then a little tour, but we also had the chance to hangout and eat in their food court The Galley, shop a little in the Fisher Supermart, and of course take lots of awra photos! Hehehe! More ganaps below!
Attended the ribbon cutting, mass, and lunch at the mall's activity center:
They have my favorite fried noodles at their food hall The Galley! Sobrang cheap thrill ko ito before nung hardcore commuter pa ako, an order is only about Php 50!
Parang mga high school students na naka recess haha! We talked about Love Languages (one of my favorite topics haha), and kinilig naman sila sa aking "What made your heart flutter" moments hehehe.
|photo from @ruthilicious|
List of Fast Food, Cafes, and Restaurants in Fisher Mall Malabon:
Macao Imperial Tea
The Cold Brew
HK Fried Noodle
Buko ni Fruitas
Ginataang Bilobilo at Mais
Right next to The Galley is a mini entertainment arcade where you can play basketball or sing inside videoke booths:
We also stopped over Fisher Department Store and Fisher Supermarket for bargain hunting!
List of Fisher Mall Malabon's Stores:
Fisher Toy Store
Fisher Department Store
Fisher Mall Malabon List of Service Establishments:
360 Barbers and Beauty
Randy Ortiz Dental Clinic
Other Things To Do In Fisher Mall Malabon:
Fisher Box Office (cinema)
A cutie that we met while strolling around the mall! Good news: All Fisher Malls are pet friendly establishments, so you can bring your fur baby while relaxing or doing errands.
After parting ways with the group, Ava and I checked in our accommodation for one night (since we have more north commitments the next day). We decided to book a room with ZEN Rooms since they usually offer the most affordable and practical accommodations in and outside the Metro.
The nearest room from Fisher Mall Malabon and Quezon City is at Vinia Residences, just across MRT North Edsa Station! What I like about this room:
1) Room is spacious enough for two persons and our things.
2) It is also complete with everything I need for a night: a comfortable bed, clean towels, toiletries (although bring nadin if you need more), wifi, and hot shower.
3) It is very affordable, for only Php 1400+ for the room per night!
4) For your other needs, there's a nearby convenience store (Mini Stop), and the mall is just across (walking distance passing through the MRT walkway).
5) Security is tight, so I felt safe even when we're located on the main road aka EDSA. We ordered Mcdo Delivery for breakfast, and was called by the lobby when Kuya arrived. We had to go down to pickup our orders. Ok nadin, it just means hindi sila basta nagpapa akyat sa rooms.
Here are more pictures of our Zen Rooms in Vinia Residences, Quezon City:
You can see the MRT and the mall from the room's window. It can get a bit noisy at night, but was too tired to even bother (bring ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise).
Essentials: No need to pack for towels and basic toiletries as these are all provided already.
Toilet and bath area:
Our bed and a small closet with hangers. They also have a landline phone when you want to call any local number (like food delivery services).
A TV, a small dining area where I did my makeup and skincare, and a mini couch:
Kitchenette with an electric stove, mugs, sink, microwave, and ref:
Inside the closet are plates, utensils, glasses, pans, rice cooker, etc.
Use my promo code ZENVIPANAGON for 20% discount on your booking at https://www.zenrooms.com!
Read more of our next day happenings with Fisher Mall, this time in their QC branch! It was a fun and crazy 2-day events with the girlies. Worth it ang pag dayo ng isang homebody hehe! Thank you Fisher Mall and ZEN Rooms for having me!