I’m so sorry for not posting anything for the past few weeks. I’ve had quite an unreasonably busy schedule which had me occupied from head to toe. Anyway, Ill just squeeze in all the special events that happened to me in this entry. I think the last thing that happened was the Shangri-la Birthday dinner, so I’m gonna start with it.
Nica’s Birthday Dinner
So this birthday dinner took place one weekend in July, two weeks after the tagaytay weekend. We have planned this for a long time since Nica didn’t want to celebrate with booze and all that. She thought it’s better to have a peaceful, classy, and liquor-less dinner with just a few friends, meaning Wong and me. You know what normal grown-ups do on a Saturday night? That kind of thing. Anyway, so we decided to have dinner in Shangri-la Makati, in one of the expensive restaurants there, Inagiku. I was a bit uneasy with the place, because gosh, it was too much. Expensive tables, expensive carpets, waitresses wearing legitimate kimono’s. Wait, I’m not even sure if I had the right to call them waitresses. They even looked better than me. What’s funny about that night was that when they were serving the food, they brought some curled up rug on the table. We didn’t know what they were for, so we waited to see how the people from the other table used the rug. To our surprise, they were meant to clean our hands. I had a random thought that they might be to clean up lips after eating, but then what would be the white cloth for? Haha So silly.
Look at those towels. We didn’t know what they were for until we saw how the people from the other table used them. hahaha
So here are some of the dishes we ordered that summed up to more than my monthly allowance. Here’s the assorted sashimi. I only got to know two of them – Tuna and Salmon. I forgot what the other 3 kinds were. Anyway, this was the best food served to us that night. I can imagine up until now. I’m still drooling.
This next dish is made of sea urchin. We were a bit hesitant to taste this because of our experiences with the creature. Turns out that this would be one of our top 3 dishes to pick. The meat was soft, just like oyster, and the cheese on top of it was really tasty.
This next dish, as you know, is the maki. Well, I think all california maki’s taste the same. I didn’t find anything extraordinary about it. I fancy the sea weeds on top because they came in different colors. (I’m not sure if they’re weeds)
Anyway, we had this and more. I couldn’t find the photos on facebook anymore so yeah. After dinner, we went to see “The Dictator,” starring that guy from Borat. It was hilarious!! I’m giving it 4 out 5 popcorns for its humor. So anyway, the night ended well, with Nica’s pocket empty. hahaha! Good thing she paid for it. 🙂
So in August, during the first week, we have experienced one of the most intense rainfall in Manila. Monday night, non-stop rain came in to wreak its havoc. I thought it was just a passing rain. The morning after when I woke up, I found our street flooded waist deep. It was like Ondoy all over again, but this time, it was just the southwest monsoon. IT WASN’T EVEN A STORM mind you. I wasn’t able to go to work that tuesday because even though the flood on our street was gone, my route going to work was still submerged. The next day, i think it was brighter already, and the sun was already there. But, on my way, the rain just poured so much that at home, the floodwater got inside our house again. I was so worried about my mom because she’s also at work in Sta. Mesa – the place that gets really flooded the worst. I was glad when my mom got home safely that night. Also, because the company that I work in served dinner and transpo for free. At least now, it’s over. Thank you, Lord.
JOKER IN MANILA
One of my good friends from Downelink came home to the Philippines last week! Yay! So Icko, another friend of mine, planned a welcome home dinner, and invited the whole gang. It was great seeing everyone after a long time. Here’s a couple of photos that we were lucky to have taken that time. ( As i wasn’t feeling well that night and ditched early)
Well, I didn’t get the memo about the clothes. LOLJK.
Joker and Me.
Well, I think those are the most important events that happened the few weeks I wasn’t posting anything.
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