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I've read on facebook posts about "High Ridge". Saw those posts like "go for the view not for the food." But I told myself, I have to find out for myself, what it is. I was familiar with the place since it's a re-opened establishment. So I was wondering, what it looks like this time. When my friends/colleagues invited me to go there, I said yes. 
The place has improved, yes, and the set up is somehow brighter. The view, indeed is fantastic! We came earlier so we witnessed the sun set. These is a view overlooking the city of golden friendship! 
People are giving their orders to the crew, while I was busy taking pictures. 
 Told my colleagues to take their obligatory picture and pose on the side where the city is the background. That's JP, Hannah, Clyde, Chef Kiko and Ryan for the obligatory pose! πŸ™‚
I don't know if it's still because the sun is bright, or you just want to make faces! haha 
Next time you'd have to agree whether it's wacky or formal pic! Seems like you're a little bit less coordinated! Haha look at you guys! haha 
We were given the consumable coupon. Each person would have to pay P100 person to be admitted inside the premises of High Ridge, but good thing is, you can use these P100 coupon to purchase food inside. We have P600 worth of coupons, but unfortunately, with our capacity, it cannot just be P600. Haha
High Ridge consumable coupons.
 This was a weekend. So it was filled with guests. Mostly just curious about the place. About the view, and nothing else... You can see people rushing to take pictures (which we already did), and then later compelled to order, since there's a P100 coupon. However, you'd have to know that it's a little bit pricey there.
Some random groups my camera has captured. Taking orders, having chitchat waiting for their orders.
 And you could see Clyde here smiling while looking at the menu, was it because the food on the menu were quite interesting? Or was it the crew you're interested in Clyde? haha 
May I take your order sir? 
Here's the menu sir.
Seems to be so happy to give his choices. πŸ™‚
After we gave our orders, we've taken pictures. Had chitchat while waiting for the food to be served.
Yeah, we managed to have asked a crew to take a picture of us with the city as the back ground. Thanks crew!
 And these are the pictures I've taken when darkness filled the place, it's a beautiful view of the city's lights starting to spark. And yeah, it's a refreshing view with a refreshing wind. So cool! Feels like you're in some kind of a summer capital area. πŸ™‚ 
Chef is devouring the salad. Sorry Chef, I know the food did not pass your standards, but what can we do? We're already there, and we have to eat something. We're a bunch of hungry creatures, let's give our tummies something to digest! πŸ™‚
The face of a dissatisfied chef? πŸ™‚
We were suppose to eat yummy viands, yummy food! But, well, according to our tastebuds, it's just something to fill our stomach. Plus, took them quite longer to serve the food. When the food was served, we were amazed our (meaning Chef's) instructions weren't followed. There was even a mistake in the food served, we ordered the Crispy Pata, the Lechon Kawali was served. And the little details were not given attention, they were lucky to have been graced by no less than the chef, and the #feelingchefandexpertspeople. Wouldn't rate the service higher than 5 in a scale of 1-10, and 10 being the highest.

I took another picture of the view. And yeah, it's amazing! Indeed, go for the view, not for the food! πŸ™‚

 Here they are, trying to pretend like the food is great guys? haha Smile! Life is beautiful! LOL!
 Wait I'll join you guys. Haha 
There, that's me! Thanks to the crew again. πŸ™‚
As the skies have taken darkness in, the place have taken in more guests. It's filled with guests all wanting to know what's in High Ridge. Well at least majority of them are just curious to see what it is. 
Yeah, these are some people busy taking pictures, selfies, groupfies, etc. 
Our version of groupfie?
 So what do I have to say? 
Personally, I've enjoyed it. Not because of the food, but because we've had some good laughs! Wherever you put us, we'll always be crazy. So expect us to burst in laughters for seemingly no reason at all. The view is just awesome, you'd have to see it. If you've seen it, I'd understand, why it's enough! πŸ™‚ 

In a world inhabited by more than six billion people, it would be easy to assume that there's nothing truly unique about you. But there is.
You have something that's physically different from any other person who's ever lived. It has belonged to you since you were in your mother's womb, it will remain unchanged throughout your life. It's a small window into God's totally unique design for you. What is it?
Your fingerprints.
The arches, whorls, and loops on your fingers create a pattern unlike anyone else's. If God took that much care in designing your unique fingerprints, He must intend for you to be different in other ways, too.
Crime investigators have long used fingerprints to identify people who were present at a crime scene. And the same trail applies to the unique ministry imprint you leave on the everyday lives of the people of touch.
Paul wrote about God's purpose in designing His one body of believers out of many different parts. God gives each of us different roles and responsibilities (Romans 12; 1 Corinthian 12; Ephesians 4). Paul declared that each part is vitally important - even the ones that are hidde or don't seem important (1 Corinthians 12:22-23). But together, each part functioning according to God's plan, they act as one. In fact, the body parts working together resemble Jesus (1 Corinthians 12:27).
Imagine the overwhelming joy you will experience as you fulfill the unique and distinct ministry role that God specifically designed for you. But, as my wife, Dawn, will quickly point out, you'll get frustrated if you try to fulfill someone else's role or try to fulfill your role in exactly the same way as someone else. God doesn't make photocopies! Your role and style were intended by God to be different.
You don't need to imitate anyone else. God has designed you like no other, and His design is perfect for the ministry He's called you to. In a sense, He's given each of us a ministry fingerprint. 
Understanding our unique design occurs most naturally as a result of an intimate relationship with God and His word. Studying God's word and meditating on His historical tendency to choose ordinary people and ordinary things to accomplish His extraordinary purposes should give us great confidence. Take for example:
-the slingshot David used to slay Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40)
-the jawbone Samson employed to defeat the Philistines (Judges 15)
-the staff God gave Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land (Exodus 4)
-the handful of flour and small portion of oil that fed Elijah and the widow of Zarephath's family for three years (1 Kings 17)
-the widow's meager offering (Mark 12)
-the boy's lunch that fed five thousand (John 6)
God often chooses "the foolish [simple, small, unexpected] things of the word to confound the wise" (1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV). When God's all-surpassing power shows up in the simplest of people and things, there's no mistaking it (2 Corinthians 4:7). The story and the glory are all His.
(From Dwight Robertson's "You are God's Plan A {and there is no plan B}")