a night at cocomoon restaurant…

the outdoor facade of cocomoon restaurant
the outdoor facade of cocomoon restaurant

Hanging out at night at the famous Malate District area could be a lot of fun, and noise. And if you want just some clean bonding time with close friends, without really a lot of noise, but with a relaxing and calming atmosphere- pick Cocomoon restaurant in Malate, which is just along Del Pilar St.

It was such a great night at Cocomoon restaurant- in one hot night of the month May- almost a month ago.

this blogger with mr. chikki martin of elites model management
this blogger with mr. chikki martin of elites model management
this blogger with mr. chikki martin, ms. jackie caja and her sister, and the marketing executives of ford car company as they all dined at COCOMOON RESTAURANT.
this blogger with mr. chikki martin, ms. jackie caja and her sister, and the marketing executives of ford car company as they all dined at COCOMOON RESTAURANT.

Together with the “Elites Godfather”, Mr. Chikki Martin (of the Elites Model Management), Ms. Jackie Caja (a marketing executive), photographer Vino Oriarte, ELITES model Mark Lim, and another model from Bodyshots 2014 (for some professional reasons, we could not mention his name here)- truly, it was such a warming experience, most of all, if the setting was COCOMOON RESTAURANT.

As we entered Cocomoon restaurant, you’d feel at once its calming texture. The place was dimly-lighted, perfect for a “romantic” feeling that a blogger was feeling that night. The interiors of the place was designed to capture your tired and exhausted mood. And it would transcend you to feeling a little bit “lighter”. Perfect.

The furniture fixtures of the restaurant were classic but cozy. There’s even two wide LCD T.V.’s in the main eating place, leading to the bar area wherein you could smoke freely and the glass doors closed so as not to disturb the “good air” in the main eating area.

At the bar area of Cocomoon, the feeling went lighter but a little bit hyper because of the drinks and the laughter- we meant, the FUN. And as we ordered food and drinks- wow, it all tasted so good and delightful. Especially their pizzas and chicken dishes.

Ms. Jackie Caja introduced us to the owner of Cocomoon restaurant- Mr. Jaimy Jung, a Korean by nationality but considered himself “half-Filipino” already because he had absorbed and loved the culture and genuine friendship of the Filipino people.

“I am half-Pinoy now”, Mr. Jung told a blogger. “I started living here in the Philippines since I was 17 years old. My years of stay here in the Philippines was long enough so I could consider myself a half-Filipino now by heart.”

But Mr. Jung’s still learning more Tagalog words.

“I can already speak some Tagalog words”, he said. “And I will try soon to understand more Tagalog words.”

And the blogger asked Mr. Jung- how was it owning and managing a restaurant like Cocomoon restaurant?

“There are good times and bad times, too”, he answered. “But the main factor was, we are all having fun. I wanted a place wherein people could simply relax and have fun. And I guess, I did that by putting-up Cocomoon restaurant.

“And I am blessed with with good employees”, he added. “They all help me out in my business. My filipino friends also help me a lot. They give me advices and opinions every now and then.”

And finally, let’s hear it from Mr. Jung himself on what could he say about Cocomoon restaurant and invite them?

“Yes, please do visit and enjoy dining and drinking at Cocomoon restaurant”, he said. “It’s a relaxing place and it’s quite different from most of the restaurants and bars in Malate area mainstream. Here at our place, we have no live bands, no loud music, no bad feeling. Only decent people come here at our place, and you’d really feel safe- especially the young professionals. Plus the fact that our place have a very reasonable price in food and drinks.”

That’s it. That night at Cocomoon was indeed a very memorable night. And the romantic and YOUTHFUL feeling was simply there. It was “something huge, something big”…

UNTIL IT LASTED.

 

(words by robert manuguid silverio)

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