Archive for October, 2010
If there is one thing unique to the Filipinos is how we remember our departed loved ones. I get amazed at how people really prepare for the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day feast.
Family member take this opportunity to stay in the cemetery for the whole day or even stay over night at the grave of their loved ones. They will put up tents and bring food for the family to share. They even take this opportunity to hold a little family reunion as they pray and feast. The photo below shows how cemeteries can be very crowded during this occasion, however this is just the beginning wait till the sun goes down and you would have a hard time looking for parking because of the crowd.
My husband’s family also make it a point to offer a prayer for my Father-in-law and takes this time to gather as one family. Although, we do not stay long and we usually do it even before the crowd starts coming in.
My son was in my womb when FIL died, that’s why he never got the chance to know him but I make it a point that he remembers his lolo (grandfather).
Of course, a family gathering will not be complete without a simple feast. So after offering our prayers, we headed out to Max’s to take our late lunch.
As we celebrate the feast of the souls, besides the merriment and the feast, let us not forget to offer our prayer for our dearly departed loved ones.
Hope you all enjoyed this long weekend. Happy Halloween!
291/365 Colored pencils
292/365 Samsung Wave – my new toy
293/365 Christmas Tree (taken using my Samsung Wave)
294/365 Pins and needles
295/365 Estrel’s Caramel cake – a gift for my sister on her birthday.
296/265 Strawberry Shortcake
297/365 The yachts at Subic Yacht Club
298/365 My loot from Ariel vs 100 Experts event (taken using my Samsung Wave)
299/365 Birds of Paradise from my small garden (taken using my Samsung Wave)
300/365 Living room dressed up for Christmas. On display at SM Mega Atrium. (taken using my Samsung Wave)
Sunday was spent at my Mom’s house, since it is a long weekend here in the Philippines (due to the Barangay Elections). At least, I do not have to worry that the kids need to go home early. Fortunately, it is also my sister’s birthday so the kids have all day to bond with their Tita.
My sis decided to treat us for dinner at Chef’s Table located at The Infinity Tower, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Chef’s Table is a dinner by reservation restaurant which serve Filipino cuisine with a twist. It’s the latest freestyle dining in the Metro.
My mom and the birthday girl…
Hubs and me…
The celebrant with my brother and Chef Bruce Lim (the owner of Chef’s Table)
I think it was a good choice that we decided to dine here. I only have three things to say: The place is cozy, the food is exquisite and the service is superb. I am always biased to good service, with all the restaurants sprouting like mushrooms in the Metro, good service will definitely give you an edge. At Chef’s Table, the waiters will make sure that you have everything you ordered and once in a while Chef Bruce will come to your table and ensure if you’re doing just fine. That’s what I call personal touch, which is an edge in terms of customer satisfaction.
Of course, no birthday celebration is complete without a birthday cake. I decided to give her Estrel’s Caramel cake which is just so temptingly delicious.
To my dear Sister: Happy, Happy Birthday! May the good Lord give you your heart’s desire. We love you!
I hope you all had a blast this weekend.
281/365 Sprouting leaves
282/365 That’s our niece wanting to grab her birthday cake
283/365 Multivitamins for men
285/365 Bakya or wooden clogs
286/365 Hubby’s stuff, he uses for drafting.
287/365 Our handy hammer, which I sometimes use at home.
288/365 Auntie’s pet. That’s my sister giving the youngest member on my side of the family is no longer a baby. My boy is indeed a young man.
289/365 Baby Shower cake
290/365 Magic Potion – A refreshing drink consisting of watermelon and calamansi.
A baby is a gift from heaven that’s why we always celebrate the coming of a new life. This weekend my friends from my son’s school decided to throw a baby shower for one of our “girl friends”.
I always love cutie baby stuff. Look at how cute the cupcakes, the cookies and the cake.
Stay safe y’all especially for my friends here in Pinas, the threat of typhoon Juan is still up.
271/365 Is this a singing and dancing MIB?
272/365 Nestle Jelly + Yogurt — my kids and I love this yogurt snack.
273/365 Orange Slices
274/365 Party Poppers
275/365 Caramel Cappuccino Light from Figaro
276/365 – Million Peso Jackpot – any takers? People are lining up to get a chance at this dizzying amount.
277/365 Capiz Necklace
278/365 My handy alarm clock
279/365 Mang Inasal delivers
I just love weekends especially if there’s an event worth celebrating and of course, birthdays should always be remembered. Today, my hubby’s niece, who happens to be my gad-daughter too, celebrated her 7th birthday. It was a simple family gathering for my hubby’s side of the family. An event like this is always a good excuse for them to bond.
A family get-together like this is also a chance for my kids to bond with their cousins. It just makes me happy to see them have a good time. Especially since the kids do not have cousins on my side of the family.
Regardless of how simple it is, birthdays should always be celebrated because it is a way of thanksgiving for the gift of a beautiful life.
To our dear Alyssa, Happy Birthday! I wish you happiness and content, and continue to be a sweet child and bring joy to your family. We love you!
LITRATONG PINOY : PUBLIKO
Pampublikong palikuran sa Pier ng San Francisco, California. Di ko man nagamit pero mukhang malinis. Sana magkaroon din tayo ng ganitong pasilidad dito sa Pinas at sana ay mapanatili rin ang kalinisan nito.
(A public toilet in San Francisco Pier. I didn’t get the chance to use but it looks clean. I just wish that we can have facilities like that here in the Philippines and we can maintain its cleanliness.)