I finally met with my dear friend Monica again today – and guess where – at FUEL.PH! The last time we met was I think September 2011 – too long ago! If you check out my old blog posts you’ll learn that Monica works in Manila which is the reason why we don’t see each other often. She goes home once every 3-4 months. When she does go home she of course spends time with her family first. And sometimes we don’t get to meet because I have work too. But today we finally got to spend time together. We met after I was done with a number of meetings related to my new job. Oh about my new job, I’ll share about it here soon when we officially relaunch in Iloilo! It’s a very exciting and fulfilling job that fills my days with awesomeness! And those are too many adverbs in one paragraph! LOL!
So back to the reason why I’m blogging now at midnight. Tim and I met with Monica at Fuel.Ph. It’s this new place at Smallville where people can hang out. But wait scratch the word hang out. It’s actually not just a place to “hang out”. Fuel.Ph is more than that.
At Fuel.Ph you can engage in a membership that’s made especially for you. At Php500 you can become one of the passionate members of this VISION. If you believe in their vision and you have passion for writing, singing, sports, politics, current events, business, the sciences, the arts – and whatever your passion is – then be a member. Your Php500 is actually consumable. So you will get to enjoy their delicious food and drinks as well. And the membership also includes upgraded iPad use, 5% back at the end of the year, get to attend special events for members only and avail of their discounts and promos.
And now let me share with you what Monica, Tim, and I enjoyed most at Fuel.Ph earlier. I know this sounds so “unpassionate” but maybe it was because we were hungry. LOL! So yes we enjoyed not just the ambiance, but also the food. I arrived first and haven’t eaten anything since I woke up so I ordered their Adobo Rice, which was for Php65 only. It was surprisingly tasty! And that’s coming from someone whose mom cooks a heart stopping adobo. It tasted like home. After I was done eating I ordered their milk tea. If you’re my Facebook/FourSquare friend or Twitter follower, then you must know already that I love milk tea! This is Davao’s fault. LOL! Fuel.Ph’s milk tea is good, it didn’t have the pearls and pudding that I love, it was pure milk tea. It was good because I got to enjoy the milk tea itself, how it tasted and without the frills. When Tim arrived I also ordered the Adobo Rice for him and the food critic in him told me that it is indeed “manumit.” He was not contended with the Adobo Rice, he also ordered Mom’s Meal of the day. More information about the “Mom’s Meal,” these are meals that are cooked daily by real-life moms. Fuel.Ph has partnered with the Sunshine Center Foundation to help support their efforts in providing education to underprivileged children. A percentage of all meals purchased will go back to the foundation. Mom’s Meals are cooked for Fuel.Ph’s members and non-members alike with a lot of love.
I was not able to take a photo of what Monica ordered. She tried their Mint Mocha Latte and she said it was good too. The beautiful girl manning the cash register told me that I should have applied for a membership because of all the food and drinks I ordered. And I agree with her! I should have. But I’ll be back next time and apply for membership. Fuel.Ph is indeed more than just a place to hang out. You get to enjoy the place, the ambiance, the food, the drinks, and then get to help out as well.
So as far as I understand, Fuel.ph is a social movement that seeks to inspire, encourage and provoke young people to pursue their passion. And to take action on those passions! You can check out Fuel.ph and see for yourself what I mean.
Location: Door 7, Smallville Complex, Diversion Road, Iloilo City, Philippines
Hours: Mon – Fri: 3:00pm – 12:00am and Sat: 3:00pm -1:00am
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fuelph