Monday, September 01, 2014

NEW IN: LUNCH PRODUCTS

For Manong and for Bunso
Alo is an enthusiastic eater.  The kid will try everything.  He wails and complains when we're all seated at the table, and he's the only person not eating.  I haven't gotten around to preparing homemade baby food, but he's been trying various stuff we get from Healthy Options and the supermarkets.  He eats fresh fruits, too.   I got him these Munchkin mesh food feeders.  So cute, and so practical.  

I bought Laz a tumbler for school, but the Thermos I got for him kept leaking.  Remember he lost his old Diego Funtainers - I couldn't find another one with a cartoon print (which Laz prefers) so I got him this Foogo by Thermos flask instead.  Like the Diego tumbler, the cap is attached, and there's a straw inside.  I'm not too thrilled with these Thermos flasks but I still can't find a better alternative.

LOOKING UP SNOW

01 September 2014

Pao, Laz, and Alo have never seen snow.  Assuming we can't manage to take a day trip somewhere on our vacation this Christmas, here are some wintry locations that would be nice to visit:

Japan
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Shirakawa-go and Gokoyama in Japan are historic villages.  Both are UNESCO world heritage sites, and both villages are just as pretty and quaint as can be.

My reference: this article by CNN on "winter wonderlands in Asia"


Sunday, August 31, 2014

AUGUST 2014


PLACES WE VISITED:
-  Jakarta, Indonesia
-  Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    (visited 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Borobudur Monument and Pramaban Temple)

EVENTS WE ATTENDED:
- Lola Betty's birthday lunch @ Trattoria Paggio Antico
- Joaquin's 4th birthday party @ Active Fun in BGC
- the Ateneo-DLSU game (2nd round) @ the Smart Araneta Coliseum
- GSE firm trip to Indonesia!

P'S IN A POD:
- Pao, Laz and I saw "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" in SM Masinag
- Pao and I saw "Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno" in Eastwood (tried LaZBoy seats for the 1st time)
- Alo got his passport!!! Yipeeeeeee!!!
- Laz lost his 2nd front teeth! He was bungi at the start of the month, but, amazingly, they grew by the end of the month!
- We submitted Laz's application for Grade School - he's scheduled to take the entrance test in September!
- Laz joined the Junior Grapplers in GJJ Makati and got his gi
- started the Five Favorite Things category and the 40 Before 40 Project

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAUGHT UP WITH:
- RGG, JEH, and ESB
- Pao's Angeles side
- OPC, Ferdie, Enchang and kids, Joms and kids, Christie and her daughter, Arthur, Chris and Andres
- Lucky
- Euge
- the Associates and the Partners (and their significant others!)

BOOKS I'VE READ:
- Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie

RESTAURANTS WE TRIED:
- Tim Ho Wan in Megamall
- Trattoria Paggio Antico in McKinley Hill
- Village Tavern in High Street Central
- Seribu Rasa in Jakarta
- Sky Lounge in Jakarta


High Point of the Month:  My folks bought a new house!  The trip to Indonesia and getting Alo's passport.
Low Point of the Month:  We let Yaya Nida go.

OUR WEEKEND IN PICTURES

30-31 August 2014

Saturday 
Alo, grabbing Manong's hair, on our way to jiu-jitsu Saturday morning!
1 of 2 jiu-jitsu sessions this weekend
Stuffed pechay again!  Early dinner in Wooden Spoon in Power Plant after jiu-jitsu
Alo snoozing while we went around Plant.
Went to the MaArte Artisan Fair. (Re-visit last year's Fair!)
My favorite were these poofs by Pouf.
Sunday
A pile of Patajos greeting you all a Happy Sunday!
Big boy Laz sat by himself at the back.
Lunch at Dillingers with the folks (and Mich)
Jiu-jitsu again!
The cutest crib ever at Costa del Sul
Pizza night (and Poirot) at my folks', to cap off the weekend!


GUNNING FOR A STRIPE

31 August 2011
Jiu-jitsu is getting more complicated.
It's making me extremely nervous, truth be told.
But our son loves it.

Laz is obsessed with getting his stripe.  (After 20 sessions).
The other kids in his class (the 2 brothers and their cousin) usually attend every Saturday and Sunday, so they're all on their way to getting their stripes or already have their stripe.
As you know, we usually just attend Saturdays.
But now we're ramping up attendance because Laz so wants his stripe as well.

THE STEAK AT DILL

31 August  2014
Do you like steak?  If yes, you have to check out the steak in Dillingers.
So cheap but so good - plus they serve it with homemade mashed potatoes.
It's only Php 750.00 for the ribeye!
Pao treated my folks to lunch in Dillinger's today.
Family at Dill before jiu-jitsu.
Laz the Picky ate mozzarella sticks, while Alo ate (and loved) the mashed potatoes.
Brothers