Shopping: Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati

Well I finally figured out how to get to Power Plant Mall in the Rockwell area of Makati. Take the MRT to the Guadalupe station. Then walk down to the riverbank and catch a jeepney on J.P. Rizal Ave. Make sure the jeepney is going westwards and get off near the front of Power Plant Mall.

So what’s so great about this mall? It’s probably the best mall we’ve got. The people in the movie theaters aren’t too unruly. It has a big Rustan’s supermarket, Fully Booked, and National Bookstore. You can get t-shirts at C2 and Team Manila. You can get a haircut at Basement Salon. They also have a store that sells North Face gear.

There is an awesome slew of restaurants at the bottom: Chili’s, Myron’s (my cousin’s), Elbert’s Cheesesteak, Isshin, etc. They have a Sango Japanese hamburger shop and delicious Japanese food at Kuretake. They just opened a Mamou Steakhouse. They have a Lulu Belle yogurt shop. You can even get taho (a ubiquitous Filipino street snack), in the food area at exorbitant but reliable prices 😉

If you are willing to walk a bit, it’s also near the famous Soms Thai restaurant on Algiers St.

The easiest way to get here would still be to take a taxi though.

It’s just my favorite mall, so I can’t stop gushing about it 🙂


Haircut: Beauty Brick, Makati

Beauty Brick

For some reason most of the hits coming to this site are people looking for Beauty Brick hair salon, so I might as well bite the bullet and reveal my favorite secret. I’ve always been fascinated by anime hair, even before anime became “uso”. So I asked my friend, who’s married to a Korean, where to get an authentic Korean haircut in Metro Manila, and she suggested Beauty Brick. And I wasn’t disappointed. Beauty Brick is a one man salon located on Jupiter St. in Makati, beside the building where Red Ribbon is. Inside you will find Mr. Shin, and his army of staff. And this is my favorite part to describe, Mr. Shin is a Korean who can speak Japanese but not English. So he hired a Filipina who can speak Japanese to translate any conversations he might have with his English or Tagalog speaking clients. I love it! Anyway, he gives the most awesome Asian haircuts. The reason why I didn’t really want to share this with the world is that he already has more clients than he can handle. Even if you set an appointment with him, you might still have to wait. I have another strategy of getting a haircut with him, but I won’t reveal it, hehe. Anyway, Mr. Shin rocks and I really would recommend to anybody to get a haircut with him. Hmmm, my hair is starting to look long…

Beauty Brick
Unit 103 Dona Consolacion Bldg.
122 Jupiter St., Bel-Air
Makati City, Metro Manila                                                  4083998/4735108/0917-5200044

Beauty Brick

Getting to Beauty Brick: From the center of Makati, drive down Paseo de Roxas towards Jupiter. Turn Left on Jupiter. Drive down past Makati Avenue. Eventually you’ll come to a Red Ribbon. Beauty Brick is in that building to the right of Red Ribbon.

If you have a hard time parking, you can park in the building right across it for 30 pesos.