I arrived at meeting spot around 11 am. It was one hour late. The call time was 10 am. However the crews were not in the designated location yet. They were doing a quick shoot somewhere.
I felt intimidated going to main building entrance and stay in waiting room. I spent a while in Victoria Station just beside GMA7 building.
I was feeling tired and hungry that I never wanted roaming around the place and look for a place to eat. The nearest and within my eye reach were the hot unlimited lugaw stand in front and the Ministop 24-hour Convenience Store inside.
There were a variety of ready to eat foods but no seat was available. I stared at lugaw stall. If I was going to order lugaw, I would be eating while standing. I never liked the idea at the very moment so I just waited for available seat.
I got one Rice Meal with cooked hams and rolls of fried egg. I ordered orange juice to quench my thirst. The rice meal only cost 35 pesos. I forgot the juice drink cost.
The rice meal concept is similar to 7-eleven’s. Cooked rice together with viand in a carton disposable lunchbox. The products are on refrigerated shelf preventing spoilage. An easy to use microwave oven is provided for dine-in customers.
What were inside? Three reasonable size of cooked hams, triangular shape. It covered almost half of rice. On the other side were three pieces of rolled fried eggs.
I had no regret cause the fried rice tasted good. It was not too salty and not too oily. The hams and eggs were good tasting too. The whole package satisfied my hunger.
The crew arrived shortly after the meal.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.