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Grandparents’ Day

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Many countries celebrate Grandparents’ Day on different days. In the Philippines, it is celebrated  on the second Sunday of September. This year, Grandparents’ Day is on September 9, 2012.

Being a grandparent means many things. Betty Ford aptly says,” Holding these babies in my arms makes me realize the miracle my husband and I began.”  Aha!  Magical!

Whereas Victor Hugo said, “If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.”  Aha! Enlightening!

Jimmy Carter on the other hand quipped,” Because (grandparents) are usually free to love, guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.”

How true is Jimmy Carter’s statement? Grandparents while they are still young and able to perform the everyday demands of living may fit in to what he says about bridging the gap between generations. But what happens if grandparents become senile? Repetitive in saying things?  Trip when they walk?  With shaking hands fail to grasp their food and splatters it on the floor? Or when one is hard of hearing , talks in high volume?  Or forgets to put off the stove, burning both food and pot?

Remember when your grandparents had to hold tiny hands to guide to walk? When they used to be asked gazillion times for something, like a balloon or a toy?  When those tiny hands used to splatter food on their high chairs and on the floor? When they used to teach them how to talk? Help them with homework?  Or when the child left  the bike on the ground, accidentally falling and hurting oneself to be rushed to the hospital? Your grandparents took care of all these with great love, care and patience. Now it is the young, the able bodied turn to do the same.

One day, you too will be the grandparent. Aha! Profound.

To honor the grandparents, Coral Garden Restaurant has a special dinner offer. What is a P5000 value may be availed for the reduced price of P4000/table of ten pax, (Discounted price of P1000), good from September 7,8 & 9 on one condition: MUST have at least one grandparent in the party.

Dinner Special for Grandparent’s Day

P5000 Value, P4000 ONLY on Sept 7, 8 & 9

  (table good for 10pax)

Coral Soup (Hot & Sour Soup)
Crispy Bean Curd
Coral Shrimp (tempura shrimp)
Coral Chicken
Coral Supreme (fried fresh milk with crabmeat sauce in snowy white noodles)
Chinese  Broccoli or Watercress  w/ Crispy Pork
Coral Fried Rice
One Round of Iced Tea
Black & White Gulaman Dessert

For reservations, call 636-3781 or 711-0255.

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Christ The King For Baptism And Coral Garden

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Juno baptism picture

My niece Jacqui gave birth to her first born, Juno. Said she wanted Coral Garden to take care of feeding her guests after the baptism.  Aha! She got the right resource for both the baptismal church and restaurant.

Coral Garden is approximately 1.75 kilometers away from Christ the King at Green Meadows, best known for officiating baptism.

Christ The King Church

Nestled along Green Meadows with abounding mango trees, is Christ the King Church, which offers mass baptism and individual baptism.

Christ The King Baptismal Chapel

Christ the King Chapel is where individual baptism is held. Individual baptism is available ALL days.

Christ the King Schedule for Baptism

Type of Baptism                                                  Days                                          Time

Mass Baptism                                          Saturday & Sundays                             10:00AM

Individual Baptism                                 ALL DAYS                                                 9:30 AM

*                                                                                                                                   10:30 AM

*                                                                                                                                   11:30 AM

*                                                                                                                                     2:00 PM

*                                                                                                                                     3:00 PM

*                                                                                                                                     4:00 PM

Documents Required by Christ the King:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Marriage Certificate (unmarried couple, just the Birth Certificate will suffice.)

Christ the King’s Phone: 633-0280 or 638-4838

Coral Garden is located at 184-B E Rodriguez JR. or C5, Libis, Quezon City (beside Union Bank and East West Bank, near the BMW Showroom) Phone: 636-3781 or Coral Garden 96 Banawe St Quezon City (across Metrobank and Fe del Mundo’s Children Memorial Hospital) Phone 711-0255 or 712-1078

More Coral Garden Menu Items

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There are many Chinese restaurants found in almost every corner of the world with menu that is blah! Blah because one finds the same food items in the menu cloned in ages. What makes Coral Garden stand out from the crowd of restaurants is its unique menu and consistent delivery of tasty food on the table. AHA!

seafood hot pot

Coral Garden’s Seafood Hot Pot is a medley of scallop, shrimp, fish fillet, squid, shitake mushroom, tofu and mung bean thread in a delicious mouth-watering gravy. Aha! To the seafood lover!

special cha miswa

Special Cha Miswa, the noodle that is A MUST TRY, where miswa is stir fried with shrimp, squid, pork, chicken, mushroom, garnished with scrambled egg, Spanish peanuts and fried crispy shallots. Aha! To all Chinese who traditionally eat cha miswa on occasions like birthday, engagement, wedding, baptism etc. Aha! Now you know where to order your Special Cha Miswa.

event table setting

For all parties, like baptism, birthday, anniversaries or any get together, Coral Garden will package a buffet, decorate according to the occasion, entertain guests with fun and games galore. The party becomes memorable in contrast to the stale, uneventful plainly “eating” parties that one typically attends with photographer and videographer on hand to make that one special occasion indelibly marked in the celebrant’s life.  AHA!

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Coral Garden Restaurant

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Looking for mouth-watering Chinese food with a twist?

Then Coral Garden is exactly what you’re looking for!

It’s conveniently located along C5, beside Starbucks and East West Bank, near the BMW showroom in Libis, Quezon City.

Coral Garden Restaurant

Coral Garden Restaurant has been around since 1978. This is a branch of the thirty–four-year-old, Coral Garden in Banawe, Quezon City dubbed as Asia’s kitchen goddess. It serves some of the finest and tastiest Chinese food that you can experience in your lifetime. Aha!

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Menu Items

My favorite dishes from their legendary Chinese menu are the following:

Crispy Bean Curd with its sweetish, tangy special sauce, a favorite for the past thirty-four years. Aha! To all vegans!

Coral Garden Bean Curd

Coral Garden Bean Curd

Coral Chicken is topped with good to the last drop house special sauce.

Coral Garden Chicken

Coral Garden Chicken

Coral Supreme is fried fresh milk with crabmeat sauce on snowy white crunchy rice noodles.

Coral Garden Supreme

Coral Garden Supreme

Don’t just take my word for it, head over to the restaurant and try it yourself!