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Month: September 2009

AFTER THE RAIN

Today, I rose early from bed to check the clouds. As I opened our door, it’s still a bit dusky but  it’s so comforting to see a bloom after an incessant downpour. I woke up yesterday with nothing unusual on my weekend mornings. Everything was fine until after lunch time.  I’m just glad my wife chose not to attend to her work.…

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FINALIST

I am so glad to be one of the eight finalists of  2009 Philippine Blog Awards under the Family & Living Category. Congratulations to my co-bloggers who also made it to the list but I give my hats off too, to my team mates on this blog, none other than my wife, Tina and our son, Gabby!  They…

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GLITZ & FLAVOR

Dear Gabby, Yesterday, your mom, Tina escorted me to the M.E.T.R.O. Awards conducted my the Class 4H4 of College of Tourism, Hospitality Management of University of Sto Tomas which was held at the Le Pavillon, Pasay City.  I was invited several weeks ago to be one of the foodie judges to this event that aimed to recognize…

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INVITED

I’ll be attending M.E.T.R.O  Awards this afternoon… M.E.T.R.O. or  Manila’s Exquisite & Trendy Resto Awards : A moment of Glitz & Flavor is pioneered by Class 4H4 College of Tourism & Hospitality Management of University of Sto Tomas. The event, according to their invitation, is aimed to strengthen the ties of their College and the Restaurant Industry…

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1950’s PANDESAL & MORE

One day, my family and I were enjoying  brunch at a luxurious hotel in Makati;  the next day we found ourselves having another extraordinary breakfast in a rustic quaint comfort food place in Marikina City. Regardless of the place we’re at, the important thing is we’re having family fun, fun, fun 😀 I was surprised when my wife,…

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DUSIT THANI : REVISITED

September 20, 2009 – Two days after my 33rd birthday, my wife, Tina gave me her present : a confirmed reservation for the two of us, with our son, Gabby who eats for FREE at Dusit Thani’s Family Sunday Brunch Buffet! It was our second time to experience such gastronomic adventure in 4 different themed restaurants of Dusit : Benjarong…

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A QUAINT RESTO : REVISITED

Our munch plan for my birthday :                 Friday late afternoon snack/early dinner + Sunday hotel buffet = family bonding 😀  This is the first of two celebrations I had with my wife, Tina and our son, Gabby… It took us seven months before we revisited this quaint Italian restaurant tucked in the low-key area of Cubao (our first can be viewed  here ).…

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MY BIRTHDAY GIFT

Dearest Gabby, For the past few weeks, I’ ve been thinking of a charity work that could be feasible as my thanksgiving, as I celebrate with you and your mom my 33rd birthday tomorrow.  Because I cannot do medical mission alone, I thought of donating few pieces of my not-so-old-still-wearable shirts to someone  but then, I opted to give…

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CONFESSIONS

Yes,  I watch Tagalog movies too. Yesterday, as my wife, Tina and I were off from work, we took the chance of seeing the movie In My Life, that stars Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, and Luis Manzano on its first screening day at Gateway Mall.  We brought along our kid, Gabby; anyway, it’s a PG13-film…

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WEEKEND BLESSINGS

How would you spend PhP 4,000 worth of gift certificates found in your mail box? I know for some this is cheap, but hey, it’s still PhP 4K ! I could have bought myself a nice pair of jeans, or an out-of-season-sale sneakers from Gola, Adidas or Nike; or a pair of silk neck ties from Marks & Spencer (i…

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