Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Holidays Indeed


The family and I stuffed ourselves silly at the Escolta (Manila Peninsula) lunch buffet to celebrate Mama's birthday.  Sinful...


Hosted a dinner the on the eve of my birthday at Red Garlic Bistro.  Close friends joined me amidst the horrible traffic that day.  (Thanks, Friends!)


Had our traditional Christmas mass here at home (I'm not sure if this was the first time we had it on the Eve instead of on Christmas Day itself).  As usual, it was a riot since all my siblings (except for one who is based in the US) plus some of my cousins and their families were around.  They all left at around 1030pm then we waited for the clock to strike 12.  Mama, Papa, and I opened our gifts at midnight.  :)


And look what the boyfriend found -- The Wrinkle in Time Quintet!!!  I had no idea Fully Booked carried the box set.  I only came across the individual versions at Powerbooks.  Kids, these books came way before Harry Potter did.  I'm rather surprised they never made movies out of these books.


After the opening of gifts, my nephew and I headed to my sister's beach house at Terrazas de Punta Fuego.  Traffic was so light, it took us less than 2 hours to get there. (And the toll fee was free too - What a treat!)  Had some drinks till about 4am.  My other sister and her family were also with us.  When we got up at around 11am, we had brunch and rushed to the beach to go boating.  I spent most of the afternoon on the kayak.  Very relaxing.  Was so relaxed, I was too lazy to take any photos.  Heh.


Walked around Bonifacio High Street (BHS) with the boyfriend and helped him choose a gift for his godchild at the (disappointingly small) Toys'R'Us branch inside the building where Active Fun is (beside Dimensione).

It was really nice to see Bonifacio High Street Central when we got to the end of BHS.  There's an ampitheater with a colorful fountain at the center - the type you could run through on a sunny day - reminded me of those fountains in the States near some of the malls.  This is also where Jamba Juice is located.  And since it's new - lines are just super long.


I never enjoyed going to clubs, but I guess once in a while it doesn't hurt to do things that are out of your comfort zone (especially if you can get in for free - Haha.).  So last night I went to 7th High with some friends.

A very young-looking girl in a really short dress was dancing on the ledge which (naturally) drove all the men wild.  I'm sure the guys standing in front had quite a view.  I hope I don't spawn any children who do that.   It would just break my heart.  :P

The concept of grinding up beside total strangers just doesn't appeal to me. But anyway the 2 beers and half-shot of tequila made me happy as did the opportunity to do the running man when "Party Rock Anthem" started playing.  :D

I just felt super deaf when I got out.  I think I was the first one to yawn in that place.  Haha.  What a lola.

The next time I visit a club I really should revisit my lessons in Social Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, etc.  Hihi.


So I've half-cleaned out my desk in time for the new quarter.  I find it so difficult to work/study when it's messy.

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Lei said...

Fun fun fun! :) Oooh boyfy got you books! So cool! What did you end up getting him pala? Haha. See you next year! :)

moonpool said...

I actually bought formal shoes for him when I helped him shop for formal wear some time back and told him it was his Christmas gift na. But I wanted him to have something to open for Christmas so I got him a shirt. :)

See you next year! 2011 went by so fast!


kudos for doing the uncomfortable :) here's to living a full life this 2012 :) happy new year.

gladzalwayshappy said...

Happy New Year Ric! Cheers to celebration of friendship. :-)