MY BANTAYAN PROJECT

 

After I left my job in Dauin, Negros Oriental, I get frequently asked what will I do next. When I introduce myself to people they tend to ask what do I do for a living and I'm honestly don't know how to respond because I'm basically jobless. I know, it's not a good thing to be unemployed this time of the pandemic but I choose to stay disconnected from the corporate world in focus on other things. (aside from Hive)

 

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I have posted several blogs ago about my project with a luxury resort in Bantayan, which was Amihan Beach Cabanas. So for those who are curious about what I do for a living, I'd like to call myself a "Freelance Hospitality Consultant". Disclaimer, I did not go further with my studies in Hospitality Management and took Master's Degree but what I have is 7 years of experience and expertise in the industry
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Aside from managing restaurants, I have experience in opening different concepts of restaurants. Back when I was still working in my previous company, there was a year that we opened 8 restaurants. It's not as much but for the restaurant industry, it is considered a lot.

 
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I got this idea of selling my services and recipes after friends and guests in Anahaw asked for my opinion about matters related to opening a cafe. One of our regular customers also offered to buy my smoothie recipes for their resort in Negros Occidental. Though this project was not pursued, hopefully, they'll revisit and contact me again.

 

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My latest project was in Bantayan, though we were done with the smoothies and dishes, there was a change of plan. We will be making an actual smoothie shop soon. I'm sharing with you now my experience and stay in the resort, the smoothies and the vegan dishes we made.

 

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The hues of blue in front of the resort

I already knew some staff in the resort because some of them were from my previous company so it wasn't that socially awkward at all. When I arrived I introduced myself to everyone and unpacked all the stuff that I brought from the city. Everyone was really nice and welcoming. Chaldine, the in charge of the resort who used to be my workmate sat down and discussed the timeline of the training.

 

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The super comfy and huge bed.
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The bathroom is spacious too.

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The second floor of the restaurant.

 

The owners were so generous and let me stay in one of their cabanas which were really spacious. The cabanas are made up of native materials which gives a very sustainable and environmental look to the rooms. If I'm not training staff, I usually just stay in the cabana to make use of the time to rest and relax.

 

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I even got the chance to practice yoga several times during my stay because the space was big enough to do some mild stretching and exercises.

 

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KOREAN FRIED CAULIFLOWER

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MUSHROOM AND TOFU SISIG

 

I had the chance to teach the kitchen staff to make two vegan dishes (photos shown above) that will soon be available on their menu. I trained them the step-by-step preparation and all the ingredients needed. We also exchange some cooking tips and experiences. For the dining staff, I trained them how to prepare the smoothies, the proper blending, and "decorating" it to make it beautiful.

 

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Tasty Tropics
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Sexy Strawberry
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Choose your beauty.
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Very Verde

 

I was so happy that they appreciated the vegan dishes and the smoothies. They also enjoy preparing and eating it afterwards. It's very encouraging when you know that people are interested to know and they enjoy what they do.

 

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Anjo preparing Tasty Tropics Smoothie.

One of the owners of the resort was also there during the tasting of the smoothie bowls and he was impressed by the flavors and the look of the smoothies.
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I ended my stay in Bantayan with a dinner with my friends from my former company. Reliving our days and just laughing at our stories. Some secrets came out and we just enjoyed the night.

 

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On my last day, I met a friend/former co-workmate, Duane.

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Dinner with Kyreel, Chaldine and Paula.

 

I'm excited to come back soon to finally finish the project and create the smoothie shop. I will surely share the process and the aspects of this project. For now, I'm leaving you with this photo of smoothie bowls that I can't wait for you to try!

 

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Asa Si Klause blogs about his travels, vegan lifestyle, yoga practice, his fur babies and anything that gives joy to him.

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Congrats on your project klaaaussee!👏👏 But most importantly I'm dying to taste one of your smoothie. 😭😁 I hope to taste them soon jod.😊

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All your photos are really cool. And the food looks delicious.

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Congratulations @asasiklause! 😊😊🥂🥂
Todloe pud ko ana ba. Hehe
Ug patilawa ko. 😊

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puhon2. hahahhaha. Once mahuman n na project makmake na pd ko smoothies for others

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This is very cool to learn more about your background, and now I know we share a bit in common. Although I've never worked with hotels, I've cooked on and off in restaurants for over 20 years, and it was in Cambodia where I opened my first mini Indian thali style cafe with my now-wife.

We didn't get a lot of tourists or travelers at our place because we were on the edge of town where rent is affordable and you don't have to pay the government to operate a small business. Our customer base was all of the owners of all the restaurants in town, and I think they loved our place because the food was cheap and the place a well-kept secret.

The #1 Trip Advisor restaurant in the town hired my wife and I to improve his dishes because he kept eating our place every day. This was my first venture into training and offering consultation a bit like you do. I haven't done it much but I enjoy it as much as I do cooking.

All your dishes look incredible, and of course A++ for presentation.

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WOW. That is so nice to know! I bet you also miss the feeling of working in a restaurant. I miss it very much. But now I enjoy doing jobs that don't require too much visibility and contact to customers. I now enjoy training ang sharing my expertise to others.

I also love Indian food. It's mu favorite cuisine because it has so much flavor and it's unique.

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Thanks for posting in the ASEAN Hive Community.

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After following you on "Insta", I already plan in asking you about these pretty smoothie bowl of fruit. haha 😍 So pretty to eat ❤️

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Hahahahaah. Thanks Mary. I knooowwww, I always get that comment and I also sometimes tell myself na I don't wanna eat it coz it's too pretty. Hehehehe

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Hopefully I get to try soon hehe. I love banana choco with chia haha nag request na dayun ❤

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Everything looks good and the place looks so cozy 😍 Dapat jud ko mu.try anang sexy strawberry and both vegan dishes featured. They both look so tempting 👏🙌💕 Kudos to this project!

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I knooow. Making this blog made me crave to eat this. Magluto nya ko ani puhon to share the recipe sa blog.

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Salivating, Drolling, tulo laway and everything in between. Hahahhaa I can't wait to try your smoothie bowls. Been trying this kind of smoothie same sa imong concept here sa may gate Namo sa may bazzare nila for almost every weekend now.

Yours must be good 😉😁😋

Congratulations sa project! Can't wait to see you shine and rawwwwwrrrr meoooooowwwwkkkk hahahhaa.

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Naa di? Unsai name??? Anha ko biii

Thanks for the kind words Miesel. I can't wait pd do you to try it. Hopefully soon na jd.

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Smoothies in bowl ata to Klause. Come come! Hahaha They're open From Friday to Sunday 11 am to 8pm . Hangtud pa ni December puhon . And naa pod sila MGA stalls nga GA offer ug vegetarian options. It's like Sugbo Mercado ang style naa Ra gyud SA may entrance sulod SA gate SA amoa.

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Meygeeeeeeeeeeed ang food @asasiklause if duol lang jud ming @itsmiessyonpeakd alams na asa mi mag tambay HAHAHAHA

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Hahahahaha. Sa bantayn mn n ma.available. Dli n available sa balay. Wla koi gamit. Ahahahahha. Thank you for the compliments JL. 🤗🤗🤗

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Can't wait to see you JL. So so so soon! Hahahhaa. Mao gyud. you know Food is life! Nannananahhahahahhaa

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When I'm back in Bantayan I'd be sure to drop by Amihan and try your DELICIOUS smoothie bowls!!! And laag nya ta ngara haaaaaaaa💕

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Yesss. HCBC goes to Bantayan. Awww. Team Building???

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Ooooh why not coconut! Love that idea lagiiii😍Mag pina Survivor Philippines ta na game owemgeeeeee

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Hahahahahaha. Layshoo ra?

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Yeah mga laysho raba ni atong team😂🤣 libre lang mangarap biya sad daw 🎶😁

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Your work feels like a vacation Kuya!!!!!😍 I would love to try practicing yoga in one of the cabanas!!

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Next, Naypalad. Ahhahaah. Manifest ta dring dapita!

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The food looks deli 😋😋
Congratulations on your project!!
I would love to visit the place one day 😊

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Thank you!!! Once mafinish na ang project i will update you guys!!!

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:) those smoothie bowls look really good. and the korean fried califlower.. yum!

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Thank you so much.🤗🤗🤗 the KFC is definitely one of my go to dish.

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Wow! I hope I could go back to Bantayan and stay at the resort. Will definitely try the vegan dishes and the smoothies. All the best with your endeavours, @asasiklause! 😍

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Thank you so much Miss April. Im hoping to continue the project real soon. Once it's launched, i'll definitely make an announcement

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🤤the foods look appetizing. These food arrangement can won many people to try it. My place lots of food lovers sure will want to buy this food even takeaway.

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Thank you sp much for the kind words! 🤗🤗🤗. I would love for more people to try the food that I make.

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The place looks like heaven. Your dishes look like heaven. You really know what you're doing.

All the best to you!

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🥺🥺🥺 thank you so much for the kind words and compliments! This means a lot to me. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼. Thank you for dropping by. 🤗🤗🤗

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Oh my the vegan dishes look delicious, I have serious cravings now, the presentations of the food is so inviting too.... Sigh... I am hungry now

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Thank you so much! Im sprry if i made you hungry right now. Hehehehehe. Thanks for the kind words.🤗🤗🤗

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I need to nurture the patience needed for proper healthy cooking

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