From the looks of it, we have another dog lover in the house!
The spotted white dog is BanBan, our askal in Cavite. The black one is Sandy, Mama's beloved labrador.
There are just some things (or food!) that, no matter how sinful and "calorific", you will just keep coming back for more. Like the burgers at Charlie's.
During our trip back to Kapitolyo from Cavite, I told Val I was hungry and craving for the angus of Charlie's. We stopped by the joint to take home our burger. It turned out, instead of just burger it was burgers for us. Val ordered chicken gourmet with bacon & black angus with fries.
Next time daw, as pasalubong for me, he will buy and try the marinara pasta with meatballs.
On arriving home, we called some carollers in front of our house. In our hometown, we call this mascot "bangenge". Made of cardboard or big boxes, bangenges come in different characters, sizes and colors and they would accompany the carolers with their dancing. Neo was amused with this one. I'm just not sure what character it is.
Colored blocks from Tita Julie; My Big Book alphabet book from Auntie Arlene; mini piano and wooden puzzles from Lola Mama; wooden toy from Tita Mhe Ann; red and white checkered polo from Tita Bebe; blue bear pajamas from Tita Jen; NBA t-shirt from Ninang Linda; dark blue checkered polo from Tata Ninang Ruthie; Php 500 from Ninang Chris; Not in picture: baby scoobee doo shirt and short set from Lola Christie; polo shirt from Lola Elma; Bees wax clay from Lucas; Php 300 from Atty. CMB; Assorted things and goodies (cerelac, butter cookies, Huggies diapers, wilkins) from Lola Mommy.
I got ....
Foldable bag from Linda; 2009 diary calendar from Junjun; Tote bag fro Bebe, pink purse from Neil; bracelet from Mhe Ann, necklace from Jen, Tory Burch brown flats from Ritzie, lipstick from JBE; rosary bracelet from Maja; cupcake soap from Chris. Not in the picture, Mango wallet from Ma'am Julie; Careline eye make-up from Mimi; set of underwear from Mommy.
and Val got......
No picture: Ralph Lauren blue and yellow shirts from Ritzie; a big muffin and crinkle from Andrea.
From Novaliches, we picked up Chris from Katipunan and then proceeded to Alabang. Buti nalang wala traffic. The call time for this party was 5PM, we arrived mga around 8PM na. Pero OK lang naman. Present in the party were Pat, Lani, Sol, Nony, Jen, Riel and Katryna. We headed for home mga 11:00 PM. This party was hosted by my and our former boss in Far East Bank.
After staying late last night, ang hirap bumagon! Val said and he have arranged to pick up Mama at 5:30 AM pero we got to Pandacan around 8AM na. And because of the delays, we were not able to witness the christening ceremony. Closing rites nalang then picture taking after. The binyag was at the church inside Fernando airbase and the reception was at Kuya's house.
#3 - Boss' 50th birthday. My officemates liked the design. And the cake too! Mocha flavored. Yum, yum.
Mommy, sikip eh!
Apart from office work and duties, and some on the spot requirements, above are my activities this Wednesday. Haaay, hectic no?
I kicked off today getting up at 5:30AM. As I have still lots to before going to work , I have requested the yaya to come in early. After I finished the little boy's bottles, I prepared the things I will need for tonight's party. i.e. my dress, my shoes, make-up etc. And then off to work at 7 AM bringing with me the cake for the birthday surprise.
At the surprise venue (O'Boys, 4F West Tektite) I coordinated the sequence with Chris and Bebe. There were slight changes in our program because our celebrant was late. Anyway, overall, it was a success. Our hired musicians made nice renditions, our gifts (I can tell) were appreciated and most of all our boss was surprised with our surprise!
Around 11:30 AM, Bebe and I left the office for our scheduled haircut at SUNJI MATSUO in Kapitolyo. We were attended quickly naman by William Wong, the International Director of the hair studio. We were finished by 1:15 0r 1:30 PM. By the way, I got a bob. When we exited the parlor, we can see na medyo mahirap ang taxi. We walked towards Shaw Blvd and lo! super jam packed. We were in the middle of Kapitolyo and Shaw for almost two hours, walking here and there, hailing taxis with growling stomachs. Grabe. And because wala na talaga way kung hindi maglakad or mag tricycle, we we went nalang sa pila ng tricycle. At buti nalang pumayag yung driver to take us all the way sa gilid ng Tektite. Hay, what an experience and a tiring one at that.
Thirty minutes before we arrived, I just breezed the tiangge to get a tube. My dress for tonight has a low neck line kasi. I got one naman, black.
And then we prepared for the party. Once dressed, Chris and I headed first to Le Souffle. We will be at the reception desk for ushering functions. The party of the boss was fun, with old friends there. There was a band playing and dancing too. I went home, Val picked me up at 11:00 PM.
When we got home, Neo was deep in sleep with Ruthie watching over.
This is Eli, our suking magtataho. He has been around for more or less thirty years peddling hot soybean curd with arnibal and sago in our Cavite city neighborhood. I remember when we were little, his "tahoooo" calls are an audio fixture every morning. I didn't like taho much and I think my sisters too. But mommy would insist that we have them once in a while. Some years after our childhood, Eli was still there to cater to our brother, Rodneil, who liked it.
These days, he still passes by our Cavite house for the daily take of daddy. And occasionally ... guess for who else?
Unfortunately, we have to wait for another month or a couple more before both pairs of shoes fit.
Val recently acquired a DSLR camera and he practically sleeps with it. He bought a pile of photography magazines and is now seriously learning photoshop. He attends photo sessions and lessons and is always out taking shots. Let us see when can he sustain this interest. My support of course is with him. Except when he goes home so late or fails to cook us dinner, aha! goody ole wifey me!
Anyhow, no matter how minuscule his knowledge in photography is, he proudly declared himself a professional! What duh??! In one of his outings with friends who covered a baptismal event in October, he was given 1,000 pesos! For what? For staying all throughout the event pointing and shooting. Hahaha! And because he was compensated for his service, he said he is now an official professional photographer! Ambisyoso! But seriously, he is extremely interested and said that he will be surely good at it soon. He will also focus on his photoshop for better print layouts. Let's wait and see. And so dear all, you will be seeing a gallery of his sample shots on this blog. Bear with us until he gets his groove!