I was in Davao City

I was in Davao City since Sunday. Last Sunday after blogging about the extreme weather in Gensan, I waited until around 5 pm and then drove all the way to Davao. I just went directly home. My mom prepared dinner for me. We just talked and talked and watched TV. ( House MD at AXN )

Monday the whole day it was work work work. Well not really the shoveling stones and rocks type of work but it was just a meeting. The morning was spent with my colleagues and my boss in the conference room of our company’s depot. There are just six of us under one supervisor and we are all male. Four are assigned in Davao, one in Zamboanga and one in Gensan (me). We then fetched our Field Training Officer at the airport around lunch time and had a very scrumptious meal at Marina Tuna Restaurant. Anybody who had eaten there would agree that the sea foods being served are really delicious. Marina Restaurant is going to the north of Davao. It’s actually far from the city proper. It’s along the national highway in Sasa, Davao City. If you are from the Davao Airport then it’s just a few minutes away. I don’t know if they have a branch somewhere else in the city. I hope they do.

After a refresher’s course/training on selling skills in the afternoon, we had dinner at Dusk till Dawn

at Torres Street just across Davao Convention Center. It’s chicken BBQ time. The chicken barbecue in this place are native chickens. The place is actually not that enticing if its your first time but the food is great. We also had the typical order that goes with BBQ chicken like the BBQ gizzard and batikulon. Dinner time with my counterparts is fun because each one has a story or story telling a lie as we call it. Tall tales and facts are laid down on the table. Company issues, tsismis and other matters would be discussed. We didn’t have beer so nobody was “promoted” to General Manager because when my counterparts get drunk, one of them ends up being the “GM” of the company.

While having dinner inside the air-conditioned room of Dusk till Dawn, a distinctive sound of a Tuko, a local Gecko caught our attention. It was loud enough to be heard from across the room. We ask the waitress if it was indeed a Tuko and she told us a short story about it. The section of the restaurant where we were was not air-conditioned before and it had bamboo grass surrounding the tables. Then they decided to put walls to have that part of the restaurant air-conditioned. During the construction, the Tuko never left. It is still there inside the room even when the grass was cut and walls were constructed.  We saw it behind the air condition and it was big. The waitress told us the it would go around usually in the ceiling. Maybe the owner believes that the Tuko is lucky for the business that’s why they did not drive it out of the room. If ever you would dine at Dusk till Dawn, pick a table inside the air-conditioned portion of the restaurant and I’m sure, you’ll also hear or see the Tuko who resides there.


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