Christmas Date with the Transformers at Cafe Caliente
It was the 25th of December 2012 and I was out with the Transformers. No, I wasn’t with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the rest of the Autobots. I was with better creatures: Antonio, Jenn and Luvina Mae. However, the child in me still toys with the idea of dating the Autobots. How about you?
It was the day immediately after Noche Buena. The entire city was quiet. Few establishments were open and only a handful of people were seen outdoors. It seemed that the Butuanons got really tired from all the ruckus of celebrating Christmas Eve with a bang!
Well, I just slept my way through Christmas Eve after a sumptuous dinner with my family. I guess that’s why I had the energy to roam around Butuan that day. How about you? How did you celebrate Christmas Eve?
We searched around the city for an open restaurant, somewhere serene, not so populated and quiet where we could eat, exchange gifts and chit-chat undisturbed. Gladly, Cafe Caliente at South Montilla Boulevard was open to serve us.
At Cafe Caliente, we had a hard time finding a parking space because their parking lot was already full. Good thing, the security guard at Rainbow of Angels Learning Center allowed us to park Jeremiah at their area. However, it was across the street. But hey, a far yet secure parking is way much better than double parking, right?
Gee! Can you tell how hungry we were at this picture? Despite our hunger, it took us a while to decide on what to order. Aside from the fact that we weren’t really familiar with their menu, we seemed to want to eat everything in it! Gosh! Blame it on Ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Hehehe!
While waiting for our order, we had fun exchanging gifts. Deciding on what to bring that night was really tough because the recipient was only determined on the spot. We didn’t meet in advance to draw the name for our Manito/Manita (Kris Kringle or Secret Santa gift exchange). We tried to draw names at Cafe Caliente but it didn’t work for us. Hence, we settled with exchanging gifts according to our seating arrangement, criss-cross. It was Jenn with Antonio and me with Luvina Mae.
It was also an emotional and funny exchange because before the giver hands out the gift to the receiver, he/she would tell why the gift suits the receiver. It was pretty amazing because even though the gift’s recipient was revealed only on that night, it seemed that what we brought along was really intended for that person.
The message portion was really funny because like every normal friendship, it was an opportunity to make fun of a friend aside from praising, encouraging and giving constructive criticisms. Only close friends can still manage to laugh out loud after insulting and poking fun at each other. Does that also happen between you and your friends?
We were already done exchanging gifts but our order was still not yet served. Hence, I decided to have a fun shoot with Antonio while he pretended to be my dashing date. Chos! How do you think he fared? Hehehe!
Before we could collapse from hypoglycemia, our dinner was finally served. Take a look at what we feasted on below.
We had a fantastic Christmas date. It was nice hanging out with them in the real world aside from our Twitter and Facebook chats. Truly, it was a night to be remembered and repeated. Cheers to friendship!
When we’re machines, we could be these Autobots.
Transformers image by: wallpaperez
Don’t be furious Jenn and Antonio. There’s no favoritism here. I know you want to be the cutie patootie Bumblebee. But hey, only one could be Bumblebee. Luvina’s lucky. Just accept your assigned characters Jenn and Antonio, their pretty amazing also. I just based the character assignment according to our order in the picture. I think it’s random enough. Do you still want to protest? Too late! This post is published already and I have no plans of changing it. Bleh! Hahaha!
We really had a delicious meal and we didn’t regret staying at Cafe Caliente. If ever you will be in Butuan City, take some time to dine there. It is located at South Montilla Blvd., fronting Rainbow of Angels Learning Center. For reservation and inquiries you may contact them at (085) 342 7496.
Oh before I forget, let me show you how Antonio of Manlibakay says goodbye to his dates. Tadah!
Pretty sexy. You don’t say. It definitely makes you look forward to the next date with him.
All images were captured with a Nikon Coolpix P310
Disclaimer: This is a non-paid post.
Thank you for your time Thrifty Looker! May God bless you more! Sayonara!
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