koko & everything else

koko & everything else

Sunday, July 31, 2011

WORST DATE EVER: Prestige Dinner Cruise MOA Complex


It’s been a while since I last posted something in this blog. I just got swamped with work and really wasn’t able to do anything interesting… unless you find a pile of paper work THRILLING AND EXHILARATING!

Well, anyways, since I was always working and got little time to go out with my gf, I decided to surprise her with a ROMANTIC DINNER CRUISE for our 8th month-sary. Cheesy, I know, but it’s just something we, lovebirds do, when we’re in love (Another cheesy remark… I can see my friends reading this and rolling their eyes LOL)

Well that was the BIGGEST MISTAKE!

Okay… I’ll let you in on what I had in mind why I booked my reservation in the first place. First, it was discounted so I just had to seize the opportunity and second (which really made me convinced) was the photo I saw on their AD. It had two wine glasses, fabulous table setting and elegantly prepared meal. Just imagine a love struck couple plus sunset plus good food plus music equals ROMANTIC!

It was the perfect date…. IN MY MIND.

So what really happened? I’ll just write it in a bulleted form so I wouldn’t miss a single disastrous thing….

• I booked our reservation at 6PM, we were advised to be there an hour earlier… and so we kinda did… and ended up standing in front of the empty boat/ship/yacht (whatever that thing was) just waiting for the people to finally let us in.

• Remember the AD I told you about? With the classy dinner set-up? Well guess what, when they finally let us in, we were greeted with monobloc chairs and tables with dirty damp table cloths. And the boat was so crowded that we had to sit near the stairs/exit (just imagine, people kept walking around and bumping your chair while eating)

• And since the sunset was far from happening (since we went there last July 30 and it was raining), we were greeted by raindrops on our table, on our chair and my wallet even got slightly damped. And because we were seated near the exit… we had the privilege to sit on the table which is first in line in GETTING DRENCHED.

• Off we sailed… the view was mediocre… and the scent of Manila Bay sucked. That’s great! Bon app├ętit!

• Eating time! We booked for an Eat all you can buffet treat! Yeah, EAT WHATEVER’S LEFT ON THE BUFFET TABLE. And because the boat was so crowded and they had like one short buffet table… people lined up for so long! And standing up in a sailing boat on a NOT SO GOOD WEATHER meant waves! I didn’t intend to go surfing that day… but I was balancing myself like a pro just to get some food!

• As I’ve said…. EAT whatever’s left… I GOT one half-breast fried chicken, 1 x 1 inch of fish fillet without sauce, some vegetables and pasta noodles in white sauce ( I would like to highlight the sauce… It was white and it had nothing with it… just plain white sauce). They ran out of soup, rice and their desserts… I WOULDN’T DARE TO EAT.

• When I finally survived getting to my table without losing my balance and spilling my half empty plate on someone…. ON FIRST BITE… I realized… I was like eating a frozen dish… IT WAS ICE COLD! For the first time in 25 years of existence… I got to experience what FROZEN PASTA tasted like….

• And since our table got the best location… I had to eat my food as fast as I could before it becomes SOUP… (IT WAS RAINING and literally, my plate was filling up with rain drops…)

• Then the music…. I thought I was going to listen to something instrumental… violin, piano… anything classic… but I ended up listening to a 60 year old guy singing Green Day’s 21 guns. With wrong lyrics and mixed up song titles.

• Oh.. and one last thing… EAT ALL YOU CAN DINNER… they didn’t say you get to drink too…. So if you are dying of dehydration, you can ask for WATER (that they’ll serve after 15 to 20 minutes) or you can BUY soda or any canned drinks… I asked for two cans of SPRITE… worth P75 each… WOW… what’s worse? They will only let you know that you have to pay for that drink after you finish drinking it all up. When I asked the guy for drinks, he gave me choices… WATER, SOFT DRINKS or CANNED JUICE. When I picked soda, he served it after 20 minutes… waited for us to drink it all… then came back to ask for our payments… LOL.. that’s just sad….

So my ROMANTIC DATE ended up at YELLOW CAB with 10inches Manhattan Meatlovers (coz we’re still freakin starving) with damp hair and clothes.. disappointed and apologizing to my GF of the FREAKIN DATE I surprised her with! I felt so bad coz she even dressed up a little… but ended up in a zipped up hoodie like an Eskimo… Good thing she was cool about it and laughing too! =P Thanks to Mall of Asia’s fireworks and Yellow Cab… our date was saved.

SO MAY THIS BLOG POST SERVE AS A WARNING… Dinner cruise at PRESTIGE CRUISE is not for the faint-hearted. IT WILL NEVER BE ROMANTIC… I guarantee that….

BY THE WAY... if you wanna see the AD i was talking about... it was the one with two wine glasses... Search for it in Google Images and type in PRESTIGE DINNER CRUISE