04 March 2008

Free WiFi Boss, Free WiFi!

I am occasionally asked where we can get free WiFi access in Makati. Obviously, they're the gadget people, walking around with internet savviness oozing from their being. Personally, I have not been paying attention to where we can get free WiFi until recently, when I acquired an iPhone. Now, I can't seem to stop looking around for places with a "free WiFi" sign on them. Well, here's one in Glorietta... at Burger King!

I am quite fond of their Whopper and so their menu list is not new to me. But it's been a while since I last visited their store. Once upon a time, they had a serve-yourself bottomless drinks. But that was hastily removed because the place gets pretty messy and freeloaders just can't seem to get enough of the free drinks. After that, Burger King seemed just like another ordinary place to get ... well, burgers. But when we got a chance to drop by last week, the place looked quite different. Pop art adorned the walls, and they now attract a new crowd: the laptop-lugging group. The density of computer presence in this area is most profound. And it's because of .... free WiFi!

Not only that. They show a free movie at 2PM! I wonder when we can come here for an afternoon meeting. Tee hee!
The brightly-lit notice at the left side of the photo below is a mobile phone charging station. Also for free!
I'm a big fan of apple pies so I got excited when I saw this new item in the menu. It did not meet my expectations, unfortunately. True, there were apple bits, but the crust was all mushy, and it's a tad too sweet for me.
The free WiFi access is an attractive come-on for people who want to conduct a meeting and need the internet access. Does 2PM sound fine? :-)

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Congratulations to the winners of the 100,000 Hurrahs "contest"! They are:

Zherwin, who said:
"WOW six figures? sana piso bawat visitor no? hehehe congratulations! it's been a long time na rin pala since my first visit here, i think it was your post on Puerto Galera (the one with Sadako?) or something puerto galera that i wrote my first comment? and i also bookmarked your Oh My Gulay post, for future references hehe. :)"

Leah, who said:
"... I like your blog because (although I lag in my visits)you feature stories about Baguio. I like yor photos and the scenic snaps you share with your readers on your travels plus all the food trippings ofcouse. I am glad I discovered your blog. I remember your entry on the Panagbenga and I really liked the landscape photos you published."

Toni, who said:
"I like it when you write about Baguio. Through this blog, we've come to get to know this home of yours. I don't have one favorite Baguio post, but those that I recall fondly are all Baguio-related. There's the entry you submitted to the Oh My Gulay Lasang Pinoy carnival, the food you eat in Baguio, reuniting with family on weekends. They're homey posts, and that's why I like them!"

Group hug! Group hug! Congratulations again, and I hope you like what my wife and I bought you at the Panagbenga fair!

18 comments:

  1. Hey, that Buger King is pretty nice huh. Sige meet tayo minsan ...lol

    Thanks so much Nick for including me in the winner's list.

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  2. Leah: Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  3. Galing naman diyan. Dito walang ganyan ang Burger King.

    Kakatakot gumamit ng laptop. Baka bigla na lang may umagaw saiyong laptop.

    Usually sa mga libraries meron.

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  4. I am not a fan of their burgers but a free movie at 2pm , free WiFi might attract me back in their stores.

    Yes, my blog might be blocked by your office servers. There are underscores in the internet address (which is illegal)(http://my_sarisari_store.typepad.com). Mostly my address is rejected by servers of big organizations like schools, banks, call centers, etc. But not by Internet caf├ęs or IPS for private users.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for trying! Much appreciated.

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  5. Weeeee! Thank you thank you! :D Can I claim my prize during our March Berks breakfast? ;) :D

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  6. Cathy: I guess people feel more secure sa loob ng mall. Although sumabog nga lang yung area ng Glorietta 2 last year...

    Sidney: It was really great being able to go back to your blog once again!

    Toni: Why not? hehe

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  7. WOW! at kasali talaga ako sa winners? me 100,000.00 din kami? hehehe, thank you, thank you.

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  8. thanks for the info sir nick! lemi know of the other free wifi spots ok? i miss burger king tuloy.

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  9. Zherwin: address mo ha so I can send your prize. Thanks for your continued patrnoage of my blog. naks.

    Dessagirl: sure-leh!

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  10. talaga? may free wifi sa BK, Glorietta? wow! naku pupunta nga ako dun. hehe. salamat sa tip. kung gusto mo ng mas maraming free wifi, go to Boni high Street. free sa Krispy Kreme, sa Seattle's Best, sa Texas Roadhouse Grill and sa bandang Serendra. :-)

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  11. Dyosa: uy talaga!? Salamat sa tip! Nakalimutan ko i-mention yun ah... Free as in free talaga... no need to buy anything. We've been to Rox a couple of times and free nga ang WiFi dun.

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  12. ay hindi na pala bottomless ang drink nila!! yaaay... di bale, gaya nga ng sabi mo free WiFi naman! hehehe...

    i saw your new laptop from your previous entry! cute...

    OFFTOPIC: kamusta ka na kuya?? ang tagal kong hindi nakadalaw dito ah! God bless sa buong family...

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  13. Anonymous5:57 pm

    Wow free wifi, movie and a mobile phone charging station! Not bad kahit na wala ng bottomless drinks, hehe!

    Galing, thanks for the info! Ma-ishare nga sa bro ko dyan, baka lang di pa nya alam.

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  14. rho: Uy nakatakas ka from work? hehe. Yung laptop, sa misis ko. Pero gusto kong hiramin ulit!

    MissMisyel: long time no hear!!!!

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  15. BK in Glorietta? Yes! I usually go there for their free WIFI access. yey! ;)

    nice ambience! good food!

    they also have charging station for PSP, ipod and DS. very nice. ;)

    see u there sir nick..hehe..

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  16. BK in Glorietta? Yes! I usually go there for their free WIFI access. yey! ;)

    nice ambience! good food!

    they also have charging station for PSP, ipod and DS. very nice. ;)

    see u there sir nick..hehe..

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  17. Reese: mag-officemate pala tayo? bwehehehe! Nasa BK ka during office hours?

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  18. hehe.. di nyo pala alam sir nick. :P

    ako to! ^_^

    @topic of course, after office hours na.. hehehe. may wifi din dito sa office eh. ;)

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