This is the fourth of Tiramisu Meltdown* Ofel Clavo brought me late this afternoon. Ofel is an area manager for Red Ribbon Bakeshop. I havenâ€™t taken it out of the styrofoam box it came in, itâ€™s too fragile. I canâ€™t eat too much of it, that would be too much heaven. Itâ€™s soooo yummy. wats0n, if youâ€™re reading this, you can lick the pic.
Ofelâ€™s job is to go from one Philippine city to another putting up Red Ribbon Bakeshop branches. Sheâ€™s currently based in Cagayan de Oro. She visited the Iligan branch to see how theyâ€™re doing, and since she was in town, she asked to see me as well. Her direct boss is Jorge Maria Q. Concepcion, whose gracious and generous letter ended my animosity towards the RRB Iligan Branch.
It was an informal visit that lasted for more than an hour. She assured me that a new system has been put in place so that what happened to me will not happen to anyone else ever again. A very engaging conversationalist, Ofel is. RRB is fortunate to have her. Because of Ofel, a couple of students at the nearby Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) now know that their allowances can go a long way at Red Ribbon, when at first they thought it was a high-class place they could not afford. Expect the Iligan branch to be a students hangout real soon.
Before Ofel ended her visit, she gave me these:
Mmmmâ€¦ malapit na bday ni da hubby. Sana may stock ng sylvannas pagpunta ko ng Red Ribbonâ€¦
*I had erroneously written Liqueur Tiramisu in my first draft. Itâ€™s Red Ribbonâ€™s new product that was launched only last Tuesday, 1 March 2005.