I'm just a small fish in a small corner of this big Laguna, and this is how I've been swimming it

12 September, 2016

Rainbow over Qualimed

It was difficult to stop along Nuvali Blvd early rush hour morning, but I could not resist...a double rainbow, full from end to end and wide, over Sta.Rosa-Silang, over the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road.  So...beautiful on a sunny August morning.

If you try, maybe you can see at least one, faint because I could not stop right away.  Just look above the tree in the center.

In the middle is Qualimed, the hospital due to open in the 1st quarter of 2017.

The healthcare options are getting wider in this area...

Federico's (or where to get your laing fix)

One noon time I saw a sign at the Laguna Technopark Gate 1, advertising a "Laguna Technopark Square" (or was it really a "square"), with restaurants as Paotsin, Aline Nene's, Potdog, and more.

Turns out its location is just outside Gate 3, which can be accessed from inside the technopark if an insider, or along the Laguna blvd, crossing the bridge to the Binan side, along Don Bosco, Ayala's Santa Rosa Village and San Jose Villages, De La Salle, Westgrove, Beacon Academy, and out on the road that leads towards  Palma Real, Dalta, and Verdana Mamplasan.  

The place also houses TBS The Blue Corner, which may be a branch of the place at the Paseo Market.  At the end of the building, I found Federico's, which has the most friendly and warm staff, and an equally accommodating owner. As she is Bicolano, the specialty of the house is actually LAING with anything. Laing with fried tilapia, laing with chicken, laing with bopis...

There are many Bicolanos in the Sta. Rosa-Silang area, and while they can probably cook up their own native food...I am nowhere near being from Albay so I am happy to have found them.  Their food is good, and as I said, they are so very nice.

They also specialize in "Boodle Fights", they lay out the banana leaves and you can choose to put together your own Boodle Fight menu.  

I'm sorry my photos are or poor quality, and I am sorry it was a Saturday night, which means there were no employees enjoying Boodle Fights, which means, no banana leaves spread on the tables...  
but here I will show you their really delicious and bestselling Mango Graham Shake, served in a corked bottle: