sunday at boni hi street

After attending services at Union Church of Manila in the morning, the kids and I decided to spend the afternoon at The Fort’s Bonifacio High Street, a trendy strip of upscale malls that houses Fully Booked’s flagship store – our mother ship. It reminds us a lot of the Borders we visited in the US last year.

One of the main attractions at Boni Hi Street is the Krispy Kreme. I first tasted it in Van Nuys, CA, way back in 2001, but I don’t remember it tasting as good then and there as it does now and here. Maybe because I now get to share it with my kids, Alex and Ik.

The store is most interesting whenever they are whipping up a batch of fresh donuts, untouched by human hands! Here, the uncooked rings of dough drop into the fryer and float on a pool of hot oil into a “flipper” that flips them to cook the other side to a golden-brown perfection.

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When both sides are cooked, the donuts pass under a glaze waterfall, to come out wonderfully iced.

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The glass cases are full of “assorted donuts” dressed up with different glazes, icings, and sprinkles.

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Boni Hi Street has several fountains and rocks, terrific for photo ops.

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The landscaping is gorgeous although the grass lawn is bald in some places.

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Boulders scattered strategically across the balding lawns provide perfect backdrops. This one’s for Ik and her new Starbucks bearista bear “Butter” the “bearterfly”.

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At home, the box of iced donuts looks very tempting, very tempting indeed.

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Butter joins his fellow bearistas on the corner chair – Bearcat, Mallow the bunny, Bearguin, and Pietro the birthday fruit bat.

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So much to be thankful for – kids, donuts, and teddy bears.

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1 Comment on sunday at boni hi street

  1. vanessa
    18 April 2008 at 9:50 am (4364 days ago)

    hi! it’s so nice of you to feature starbucks. your daughter seems to really love her bearista bear collections. i hope you could also visit the QC stores where i work. hope to see you in my store soon!

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