Establishments, Malls, Places
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Abreeza up close

Abreeza Mall

I wrote the first interview with the architects of Abreeza.  But it took a long time for me to go and finally visit, since I come a long way off from Bangkal and I don’t really go to malls much.  So I didn’t attend its opening, and the cinema launch, and let the crowd rush and curiosity settle down first.

When we had visitors from Manila, however, I had to join in the malling. So armed with my point and shoot Lumix, here are a few scenes inside and outside the halfway/almost finished mall.  And no, I am NOT into Starbucks so I don’t have photos.

Timezone and Cinema

Timezone and Cinema

We spent most of the time playing inside Timezone and eating at the food joint on the top floor.

Shops in Abreeza

Shops in Abreeza

Open air gardens on the top floor

Open air gardens on the top floor

Open food strip at the top floor

Open food strip at the top floor

The view below this food joint, however, is still not nice, so I concentrated on the architectural design and skies instead.

Photo of Rhonson in Camera Haus

Photo of Rhonson in Camera Haus

 

What do you know, Rhonson was as surprised as I was to see his photo (Kadayawan Festival performers) on display in Camera Haus, so he figures it was Canon who gave the image to the outlet. We photographers do get surprised at our images on display in locations without our prior knowledge (I even found my Tiboli kids’ photos on a restaurant menu and its service van!).

This particular photo has been the cover of Madayaw Magazine, created for the Asean Tourism Forum in 2006. It does look good from the entrance.  Sana may credit man lang. So I asked Rhon to pose under the display na lang, pang-kunswelo.

Anyhow, when this outlet opened, Canon had invited Rhonson and he met the Camera Haus owner as well as the Canon Philippines President (which will be in another post).  He was also one of the judges in the photo marathon launched here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many stores haven’t opened yet inside.  Fully Booked is not as booked as I expected it to be (I thought I was gonna be able to get myself a copy of Lonely Planet Philippines Issue 5 for which a photo of mine was published, but the magazine wasn’t available there).

 

 

 

 

There you go, a short tour.  Next time, we’ll do each outlet.  Am doing a food tour soon.

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The author is a multi-awarded photographer, journalist, and artist whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. A long time columnist of SunStar Davao, she is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational heartwarming stories of human interest. She is also an  influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops in universities and organizations. A former TV personality, she has done several print and TV commercials, event hosting and speaking engagements. In 2013, she has received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She was one of the speakers in Photo World Asia 2017.  A web designer/blogger since the 90s, she has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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