We’re sick at home and S is going to play cards. This convo happened a few minutes ago.
J: hon ang dami mong pasyente today. What time are u coming home?
S: what time do u want me to come home?
K: I’m your doctor of love, giving love and kisses
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We were at mass (yes you read right, MASS!) a few weeks ago, and we were at the part where the Apostle’s Creed
is recited. So one of the parts goes:
…He suffered under Pontius Pilate….
And P whispers to me: Mom, Jesus had a virus?
Me: Huh? Virus? Why naman?
P: Kasi it says “He suffered under Pontius Pilate”. Isn’t Pontius Pilate a disease?
…was along this night market street.
Of course, before everything else, we *had* to have 奶茶, which is certainly creamier than what we get in Manila!
We joined the (seemingly) millions of Chinese (well, maybe a few hundreds only. It just felt like there were so many of them! Imagine Megamall on a Sunday!) shopping and eating. Here were our finds.
We stopped at this shawarma place (of course, I realize now that the shawarma can’t be seen. Olats.) which had chicken shawarma, Chinese style. The roll had cabbage, and the wrap was different…not as thick and it went around several times.
This is what was left of it because I forgot to take a picture. We were starving.
Right beside that, there was a lady who made noodles (we skipped her) and one who grilled veggies and meat. AMAZING!
We got eggplant (I’m tempted to say aubergines because they look sooooo good!), fresh shitake mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, chicken, mutton. Ay, ang sarap.
Here are the happy campers.
Somewhere along the way, we found this scallion pancake. There are no words to describe how good!! This picture does no justice.
There were candied fruits too, but we didn’t try them. They looked so pretty so I had to take a picture!
Certainly one night to remember!!
I wrote about my 2010 goals
in the beginning of the year. While I have yet to fulfill the rest (I’m doing good with #4, #5 and #6 these days), I’ve been trying to fulfill #7 quite well.
I did take a trip to visit my BFF who’s been living there for more than 20++ years! I had that long postponed lunch with a friend from university, and I finally had dinner last night with two friends from way back. We were together in the student council in highschool.
And it’s been great! I realize today that I have friends I can count on (is it because we all have begun to realize that we have lives to live on our own, aside from our husband and kids??). For a while, I’d be so sad that I didn’t have girlfriends to call for nights out. But then, I now know it’s what I choose to do!
And I choose to reconnect with my friends, I choose to make new ones, I choose to live my life, distinct, though connected, with my family.
I am woman. Hear me RAWR. (from SATC2)
Because we had guests who arrived last week for my brother-in-law’s wedding last weekend, we were so busy! They started arriving in groups last Wednesday. And this was why we missed this:
After walking what felt like hours in this place, I know now why it’s called the Forbidden City. It was so huge, it forbids people to from wanting to walk to see the emperor. LOL!
I actually forgot to put sunscreen on the neck so I had a huge ring around my chest, where my shirt’s collar was. Hahaha!
I am Filipino by birth and Chinese by heritage. When a Singaporean friend ask me several years back what I would say if someone asked me if I were Chinese or Filipino, what would I say? I automatically said, “Filipino”. She said that she would, in the same vein, say “Singaporean”. (She’s Chinese by heritage as well.)
On the one hand, we, who are “not exactly” Pinoy and “not exactly” Chinese, have been blessed to have both worlds. On the other hand, it is also difficult because I have personally experienced being called “different” by other Pinoys.
So, general rules at the table is no toys — if my father-in-law’s around.
And he isn’t.
So yesterday, K brought some two transformers to dinner. After the meal, he asked Ate N to hold them for him as he was preparing to go back to the room.
I said, “K, you brought them him, you should carry them back yourself.”