I kinda fell in love with the concept of shabu-shabu after our last meal at a SIMILAR RESTO, nagpapanggap akong master chef! :P So when the superfriends sent out a bat signal -meaning we were convening for a movie & dinner date last saturday night, I made sure to request STRONGLY that we have dinner at GANSO SHABUWAY after. Since I’m the bunso, pinagbigyan nila ako hehe. #suckers
There were 3 good movies to choose from that night -all action flicks which I’m not particularly fond of but all 3 made for very interesting story lines: 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg & Denzel Washington, Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal, and Runner Runner starring Justin Timberlake & Ben Affleck which won out in the end because of the time factor, although I really want to watch the other 2 soon. Mukhang maganda! m/ I just need to wait for Kap’s calendar to open up. Gah. @_@
|2 GUNSCriminals Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) are arrested by U.S. Customs after a meeting with drug lord Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) in Mexico. Unbeknownst to Stigman, Trench is an undercover DEA agent and reports to his superior, Jessup (Robert John Burke), that he failed to acquire cocaine from Greco that they could use as evidence to convict him. Against Jessup’s orders, Trench decides to remain undercover and assist Stigman in robbing $3 million from Greco, so they can prosecute Greco for money laundering.|
|PRISONERSHow far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had earlier been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests its driver, Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release.|
|RUNNER RUNNERRichie, a Princeton college student who pays for school with on-line gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the on-line mastermind, Ivan, whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred spirit in Richie and brings the younger man into his operation. When the stakes get incredibly high and dangerous, and Richie comes to fully understand the deviousness of his new boss, he tries to turn the tables on him.|
Btw, what’s up with the MTRCB rating advertisement?! It’s so HASHTAG ANNOYING! @_@ Couldn’t they at least have gotten better actors? Watching it is just SO painful & awkward.. especially the LAST part, if you get my drift. PLEASE TAKE IT OUT! They show it like EVERY SINGLE TIME!
My idea for a shabu-shabu dinner was so timely because it was raining heavily last saturday. We almost cancelled because it wouldn’t let up, and was even accompanied by lightning & crazy-loud thunder. It finally stopped an hour before the scheduled showing so we were able to push through. What is it with this flaky weather?! Sala sa init, sala sa lamig! Menopausal much??
Ganso-Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot Alabang Town Center
To be perfectly honest, I liked Healthy Shabu Shabu better. Not only was the broth yummier, the price was a bit cheaper too & the soup fillings were plentiful. The spicy soup I chose for this particular meal tasted too kimchi-y. And we were disappointed that they offered alternative sushi choices only in their Greenbelt branch. So folks, remember that it’s just all shabu-shabu in their alabang branch.
Oh well, at least I got to try this other shabu-shabu place. Next time I know better. ;)
I’ve missed the SFs & it was great to get together again after a while. It’s always nice to be with family. <3
Lastly, please allow me to give a shout out to my 2 readers. Thank you so very much for valuing me. <3 These may seem like simple gestures to you, but they mean a whole lot to me & you have made me feel so loved! :-*
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