Technically I didn’t wonder around the whole red light district. It just so happen that I passed by at that street and I find it interesting...
Have you sometimes felt a little exhausted for mundane life and even just one night you want something different and a bit of fun?
Yup, that’s me… this time I decided to check what’s going on in Makati Avenue and booked an overnight stay at A.Venue Hotel Makati, packed my overnight bag and my laptop, and booked a GRABCAR to my hotel for a night.
It was some three weeks ago, and I was suddenly felt that boredom. And I knew exactly what I have to do. Then I thought well, I haven’t been visited Makati in a while (I used to know Makati like the back of my palm when I used to live there) but when I transferred here in Bonifacio Global City, things have changed. I got so freaking occupied and visiting the next city makes me lazy (ohh the fucking traffic I hate it) unless its business.
I hit my Expedia app, and chose A. Venue Makati Hotel – an upscale hotel this time as I thought it is not practical to book a luxury room for just overnight stay. If I remember correctly I only paid, Php3,100 tax-inclusive for 1 night stay. Not bad actually.
But this room doesn’t comes with breakfast. You may choose to add but it will cost you additional Php600.00 per person, and honestly I find it too much.
When you happen to stay in Makati Avenue, it’s one of the place where there are many restaurants around, from Filipino cuisine, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Persian, Chinese, American, etc. they have it.
And you will get it for a fraction of a price from hat the hotels are offering you.
So better to explore the restaurants around, yes?!
I find my room quite impressive. A nice bed with fully functioned air conditioning unit, a sofa where I can just lay myself to read a good book, a flat screen television mounted in the wall for convenience.
My room also have a small kitchenette complete with sink, microwave oven, a heater with complimentary tea and coffee, a small fridge below, and enough spaces for my stuffs.
Just wearing my favourite boyfriend shirt for a more casual look in town!
And oohh I have a bathtub! That’s more fabulous, because it is one of my most simple pleasure in life. Soaking my whole body in the tub, full of scented bubble soaps and just relaxing like a Queen plus champagne – ohh who will ever say NO for that pleasure ah?
It is also equipped with complimentary toiletries, and hair dryer. Not all upscale room have available hair dryers. In some upscale hotels, you need to request it first before they could provide you.
Ah isn’t my room so nice for just one night?
Actually, my one night stay is not 100% relaxing because I still brought my laptop with me in case some ideas pops in my head.
Yup there’s my laptop and my coffee waiting for me to abuse them both, lol
I’ve arrived at my hotel around 5:00PM and it’s almost time for dinner. So after unpacking my stuffs, and had a quick rest, I decided to explore the avenue and look for something for dinner. Been craving for Korean cuisine, and those smoking hot dishes with lots of veggies, ooh my! Just imagining that craving gives me that intense feeling – I called that thing orgasmic, lol
Am not sure what exactly the name of the streets I’ve been walked through, but definitely for sure I passed-by one of the adjacent red-light district of Makati Avenue.
Burgos Street is known as the busiest street in Makati Avenue, composed of many entertainments that includes karaoke bars, restaurants and girly bars and clubs.
When I passed-by around 6:00PM I’ve already seen some red-light workers (for most they call they prostitutes) waiting on the side of the streets for customers. Yes, it’s really odd that I happen to passed-by in this place, but I thought this is where I could find one of the affordable restaurants I like.
I also noticed these two ambulance packed on the side, and some team that looks like volunteers talking with some prostitutes, and they giving out leaflets with condoms inside. And then I realized that they are doing something good for the community.
You see, prostitution is the oldest profession in the history. Check your Bible and read historical books and you’ll see. And yes, this might be taboo but I honestly think that this kind of profession will always exist, and maybe will never fade. So what would the local government will do? Just help the workers and making sure they are practicing it safe, and have a regular health test to avoid them from trouble.
If you will asked me if I’ve tried visiting these girlie bars – yes I did, thanks for my very open-minded friends.
There are certain rules before you enter these bars. Single or group of girls are not allowed to enter the bar or clubs, unless being accompanied by at least a guy. Yes, you might think it’s like you being accompanied by your parent, but in a different adult and consensual way. This rule exist because there are some incidents that independent workers comes in the bar and deal their clients, and also of course the bar management way to protect their workers.
Thanks to my friends, I’ve experienced visiting this world and witnessed what is actually going on inside. You’ll see topless girls, roaming around the bars, dancing in the poll, and entertaining their customers, well mostly those in the retiring old ages. And sometimes naked girls roaming around just like they just got off from a sauna.
I even managed to befriend one of the Manager they called Mama-san, and explained to me that most of the workers are single Moms who just want to provide food on the table.
I couldn’t blame them either. Anyway, they are mature enough to know what they are doing and it’s consensual.
The Mama-san also told me that worker are required to have health check-up and test weekly, and whoever doesn’t comply will be terminated at work.
Oooppss, Mama-san is strict!
I felt that craving again… geez I have to find it!
Luckily I got hooked-up with this lady red-light worker and guided me the way to this Korean Buffet Restaurant called MATGALNE.
This buffet restaurant is like a simple restaurant in most China town, nothing grand – the tables and chairs are simple yet sturdy. The interiors are also simple just like your typical Auntie’s kitchen.
This might be a simple-looking restaurant but well equipped with security camera! And this wide and huge mirror makes the whole restaurant looked bigger.
Finally my cravings will come to an end, LOL
If you have bigger appetite and you love Korean beef, OMG this place is perfect for you. They open for lunch time until dinner and midnight.
They offers Eat-All-You-Can Buffet at Php399.00, Php499.00 and Php599.00. It’s crazy because their foods are fantastic!
These are some of the foods they have, and they are many others that I haven’t managed to take some pictures. I think for that value, it’s totally worth it.
And since I’m just a lady with strong cravings but with smaller appetite (weird huh) I’ve decided to just ordered Spicy Kimchi Stew ala-carte.
Tadah! My Spicy Hot Kimchi Stew with rice along with 6 different side dishes! Yummy!
And for this I only spent Php310.00 not bad! And while writing this article, I suddenly crave for kimchi again, LOL. I want to visit this restaurant this weekend
It was soo good I went back to my hotel with my full tummy, feeling lazy and sleepy AF and ended up watching HBO movies while wearing my favourite facemask.
LOL that’s my life basically