Recent events has led me to find the need to rant just because it has been that bad. So this post will just be a random rant posts on 2 specific subjects: one, restaurants you should AVOID, and two my obscenely expensive medical exam which was very unsanitary.
Let’s start off with RESTAURANTS YOU SHOULD AVOID
1. Ba Noi’s
This Vietnamese restaurant can be found in UP Town Center. A few weeks ago some of my friends and I decided to try it out. It was AWFUL. The place was poorly decorated, tables had paint peeling off of them, and the place smelled odd. Next, it is obscenely overpriced! Servings were small and unexciting, tasteless and priced waaaaay too high. A bowl of noodles is around 260. My noodle bowl personally had a very bad aftertaste, as if the noodles were odd or not properly rinsed that it had a stench, that of a cockroach. I know, gross right! You might as well go to Chowking, buy wanton noddles for less than 100 bucks and come out satisfied.
2. Kamameshi House
This week we went to Kamameshi House in Quezon City Memorial Circle. Apart from the god awful smell that you whiff up upon entering the restaurant, service is awful! They take forever to serve your food (and i’m not the only one complaining read this—> http://www.munchpunch.com/kamameshi-house-circle) and it is extremely EXTREMELY expensive. Imagine 4 pieces of chicken nuggets on a stick for 183 or a platito of instant noodles known as their udon for 200+ ugh. Furthermore the taste was not authentic at all, if not bland it was not of quality and standard.
Lastly, let’s talk about my recent medical for my upcoming Spain trip.
I have done quite a lot of research on this. Apparently one of the visa requirements of a long term visa in spain is a medical certificate authenticated by the DFA nad DOH. Now, there are only selected hospitals and clinics that are DoH accredited. On top of that, most of them are in Manila City. To begin with there were varying opinions on whether or not one could simply ask DoH to authenticate their medical certificated from other hospitals. After throwing away an amount of cash it was decided that it should be froma DOH credited clinic. There are approximately less than 10 clinics in QC that are DOH accredited. One of them is Worldwide Diagnostic Center in W. Ave cor Q. Ave.
I originally had my doubts about the sanitation and hygiene of this place (or any of those in the list that doh released and was not a well known hospital or clinic) and boy was I right. I was originally irked when they decided to give a lunch break and closed down, making me come back and had that whole dreadful encounter of looking for a parking spot and getting annoyed at a guard in a certain drug store and wasting gas (but let’s not get carried away). To make matters worst the place was jam packed like sardines (people were complaining, fighting, and receptionists were saying things like ‘I have no more place to put any patient or person waiting’) which further infuriated people. Next there’s their issue on hygiene. All of their robes/gowns are not cleaned after a person uses it. Imagine 50 other women (or men) using the same garment without any underwear (writing about this is grossing me out once again) and the beds that they made you lie down on had dirty white sheets and dirt on them. I’m sorry but for the price of 3000 php one would (AND SHOULD) expect better facilities. I’m quite sure this is against an existing sanitation code. Lastly their X-ray room and facilities looked like Harry Potter’s “bedroom” in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! I’m appalled on one level that they are still allowed to operate, disgusted on the next level but most of all infuriated. I have called them several times to clarify the requirements and yet they shit on me. I got to the clinic a little before lunch time and left at 5:30 pm. SERIOUSLY. In the end this all boils down to people being able to pull through their jobs and doing it well. Alas, it is a great curse of this country. It is unfair though one cannot but help to compare how workers are in offices (usually government) here in our country, and in our neighboring countries. Our downfall truly lies with inadequate and inefficient commoners, and it is indeed difficult, very difficult to truly hope, that things will get better from here. Oh how true the saying goes, “everything is downhill from here on”.