With that name, you were probably expecting something fancy or a fantabulous destination, right? Well, it is just the “new” top floor of the “G-Mall” in Davao City. Yep, G-Mall as in Gaisano Mall! And “The Peak” is nothing but a conglomeration of some eating places at some kind of a mini-sky-garden.
The Peak is probably Gaisano;s attempt to emulate or imitate the look and feel at the eastern section of Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. Well, since there is nothing like this in Davao (yet), it’s a welcome enough destination. especially for those who don’t like tagging along with their wives or companions walking back and fort around the mall’s many shops. And this is the only Gaisano that has such a place with a view, so far. So, it's fUntastic enough!
Now the un-fUntastic...
Now here is another idiot who just ruined my otherwise happy experience being at The Peak. A dumb security guard. Ah yeah, here’s another one of the many of them!
I asked why it was “bawal” (thinking he was not allowed to do the courtesy of clicking just a single photo of a lone visitor to their city), and his reply was a mind blowing “bawal tumayo dyan, bawal mag-picture”! That easily sent blood boiling over the top of my forehead! And my reply? I told him straight in the face: “eh tarantado ka pala e, I have been doing so for about 3 minutes in this place, at kung hindi pa ako nakiusap magpa-picture sayo, wala kang sasabihin”.
I then pointed to him those two men who were standing by the side of the parking area rampway, smoking. I said “yun mga yan, bakit hindi mo masabihan na bawal? Ano, sasabihan mo lang sila na bawal kung lumapit sayo o masagasaan na ng mga sasakyan? Alam mo hindi ka lang bobo, gago pa!’ that’s what I said as I left the area seething!
This guard just re-confirmed my observation that ALL of them always use “bawal” when they don’t know anything to say.
What a memory for a tourist to take away from Davao, right?