Saturday, June 02, 2007

don't go to trinoma

don't go to trinoma NOW is what we meant. we're pretty sure QC peeps are happy a new "upscale" mall has opened in their vicinity, but if we were you, we would wait till the mall is done. as it is, parking pa lang, your senses will be assaulted by dust. and not just ordinary dust, mind you, this is cement dust—the worst and most hazardous kind. ugh. we saw an employee of handyman sweeping up the dust inside the store, and it was turning into a huge mound. not just that, it makes the floor extra slippery (or are the floor tiles really just slippery?)—we saw several people actually slip and fall on their butts! ouch! plus most of the stores are still closed. all in all, when you're inside, it's just another mall, kinda dark (unlike mall of asia, which has huge skylights, which turned the mall into one giant greenhouse during the scorching summer days), nothing special. it has its activity center... food court... some shops not common to every mall...


and what is beginning to become a trademark ayala-mall feature: the open-plan garden... nice when the weather cooperates. but wait till it really begins to pour. wanna bet they'll begin adding shade here and there?

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not going there because the name TRINOMA is the ultimate in pretense, with South Of Market in Taguig running a close second.

schushop said...

aw... we just opened there yesterday... do visit us next time!

Mrs.T said...

thanks for the heads up, fashpack. Though I'd love to go and check the place out, I simply havent the time :( At least I know i wont miss much by not going ... YET! schushop: we can always just go to your store at Glorietta :D

Anonymous said...

i went there last saturday and i saw the ceiling fall at the 2nd floor. very dangerous.

Anonymous said...

when is zara's spring/summer sale? thanks.

Anonymous said...

'di lang yan, maraming store na wala pang aircon! inita baker!

schushop said...

thank you, mrs. t! :D

Pika said...

Hi fashpack, first time here. I'm actually here in Trinoma. Sadly, your warning's a bit late for me. It's nice here naman... I actually like it.

Anonymous said...

I've been there twice, the latest was last week. Aircon is now working and the atmosphere is almost perfect.Most shops are now open and you can already feel the shopping experience once inside. You don't have to wait for it to become fully operational to go there. You can actually visit it now. :P

fergie said...

I was just there today. I think the last anonymous comment was from an Ayala employee trying to do some damage control. It's far from 'almost perfect'. A dust mask is still the order of the day, especially in the parking areas. I went to Handyman and it had no aircon, so how can that last comment say that 'aircon is now perfect'. At least we know Ayala is reading these comments. Sadly though, I'm pretty sure they feel they can do no wrong (hence, the 'almost perfect' comment).

In fairness though, trinoma brings the Ayala mall flavor to the QC folk, who normally have to travel to Makati otherwise. It's just sad that Ayala is a benchmark, when it is a far cry from the malls we see in Hong Kong and the U.S.

verns said...

hay, salamat at may warning. i'll wait until the dust settles, literally. it'll be there for a while pa naman, diva? I don't think anyone will be missing out by waiting for ayala to clean up and get organized.

the fash pack said...

to anonymous inquiring about the zara sale: we heard that the sale will begin end of june. we can't wait either!

Chef Tonios Popcorn said...

Not much dust now. No aircon though! They shouldn't have charged for parking! We went there, waited for a spot, entered the mall and found out there was no aircon. we eft the mall, they charged us for parking. 20 minutes na daw! e wala ngang parking, nagantay lang ako e! stupid talaga.

pinakamalaking kinita ng trinoma that day: parking! ang bilis ng turn over! thanks to the aircon that is not functioning!