Discovering the Metro | SM Mega Fashion Hall

I have not been to Mega Mall for a long time and I was surprised to find that the area which used to be the parking lot in front of building A is now building D, otherwise known as the Mega Fashion Hall, an upscale property from SM that’s opened early part of this year. This is of course where the high end stores are located. A chance visit led me to the area. I have a lunch scheduled later in one of its restaurants.

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Mega Fashion Hall’s Olympic-sized skating rink

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It’s huge, and it’s got amenities like bowling alley and skating rink. I’m not sure though if the bowling alley and skating rink from the other building(s) still exist, or if these new ones were built to replace them. There’s also an extension of the Trade Hall and an IMAX. The Otaku Expo is being held that day and so there were lots of cosplayers outside the Trade Hall in their colorful, interesting costumes (and hairstyles).

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Things are definitely changing in this area, and they are changing fast. Buildings seem taller and you could find them in just about every corner. The mall has a modern, sleek design. It incorporates natural light and so the abundance of skylights everywhere, which is kind of cool. You know I’m all for sustainable, environment-friendly architecture and design. I think we need more of those. In fact, we need to make that the new standard for all structures, moving forward.

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As mentioned earlier, I am scheduled to have lunch in one of the recently-opened dining establishments here and the idea is that we will be eating like crazy, like nobody cares, because this is going to be a buffet lunch. We would be devouring the buffet table. We would be eating like hungry Vikings of old who toiled building ships, crossing oceans and finding new lands. Well, at least that’s the idea.

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Unfortunately for me, I was nursing a toothache so I couldn’t be in my A game. Even so, I still managed to eat some steak and lechon, albeit painstakingly so, chewing meat slowly and being careful not to have the hard pieces touch the aching tooth. Talk about bad timing, huh? I hope I am physically better able to take on the challenge the next time I come here.

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