Archive for Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008

Christmas was spent with my in-laws in Quezon. Left Manila on the 23rd was back late night of the 26th. Traffic was horrendous!

23rd was Lolo Papa’s 71st Bday. Bought Becky’s brownies and cheesecake for pasalubong… yummy! But had engine trouble on the way… we overheated three times.. because of the broken radiator fan. Good thing we passed by Laguna and had it replaced. Arrived in Lopez by 11pm, Papa was already asleep so we just had quick dinner before resting.

24Dec was spent most of the day sleeping. Woke up late, ate breakfast then slept again. Had our annual family Christmas party at the Serdon’s house. Food was great, bought mashed potato with gravy and brownies. First time I experienced the family “Manitohan” which turned out to be an exchange gift with my “Manito”.

25Dec was the day to give a little something to the kids and kids-at-heart. Every year, after the Christmas morning mass, it has been a family tradition to give a small Christmas token to well wishers.  We had to cut the line before noon as it has been drizzling all morning. Nonetheless, this year’s headcount was still 400+. Lunch was great and we had mango cheesecake for dessert!  Saw Macy for the first time and missed Fiona :(. Tired from the morning activities we spent most of the afternoon sleeping… again.

26Dec woke up early only to be lagged behind by our maid, who at first does not want to take a bath because she just had  a tooth extracted(duh!!). Traffic was smooth until we passed by Batangas… then it was crawling till we arrived to Laguna. Had dinner and some rest before we went back on the road. Was back home a few minutes before midnight… dead tired.

What I Did Last Weekend

My weekend started early last week. Come to think of it, my weekend started Wednesday night. Was supposed to go to UP for the Lantern Parade but was caught up with work but I caught dinner with my high school best friends. The Cornejo’s are back in town for the holidays, so it was nice seeing all the girls present that night. Had my first Christmas gift, a pashima from Faith, thanks!

Friday was Tracy’s shower. Mae, Faith and Bevs had late lunch in Glorietta, was supposed to go but guess what… was again caught up at work. So I just went straight to Neo Spa in Fort for the much needed massage and some major girl bonding! Tried to do some christmas shopping but was too adamant to buy things.

Saturday was my high school barkada’s christmas party. Had a lot of things lined up for us that day but we woke up late. We need to spray insecticide at home and need to vacate it for an hour. Went to Greenhills to pick up my gifts for the girls — and some window shopping — while Menard had change oil for Charchar. The shirts are great! and were a hit with the girls. Menard wants his own as well. Amazingly, there was no traffic going to Tracy’s place BUT we got lost inside BFRV. The guard does not even know Tracy’s street! WTF! There’s a lot of guardhouses now… talk about confusing. I think we spent 30 minutes going around the village! The party was one major bonding moment. Friend bashing… ehehe. BTW, Edu arrived that morning form San Diego. So the barkada was almost complete (a hard feat). Looking forward January for another major barkada bonding when the Bagunu’s arrive from Washington. Stayed there till after midnight.

Sunday, Menard and I woke up late — even on a sunday — 1pm! Did some work for my Aussie boss and went to Trinoma to buy me a dress for the wedding.  Good thing I was able to find one on my size. Hope to look good on it next Sat for Tracy and Doc’s wedding.

Busy busy busy. Hope to relax a bit this week.