Thursday, April 30, 2015

APRIL 2015


PLACES WE VISITED:
- Tanay, Rizal
- Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa, Laguna

EVENTS WE ATTENDED:
- we celebrated Yaya Mitch's birthday at her favorite breakfast buffet
- Nyeng's birthday and Racer's welcome @ Blue Leaf Filpinas
- my firm's summer outing @ EK with Laz
- Fonci's baptism reception @ Mario's 
- Funch and Tina's Chesca's baptism reception @ Via Mare in Greenbelt
- firm celebration for our 2015 bar passers @ Red Box in Eastwood

P'S IN A POD:
- Laz slept over for a few days at the Lulipops', so Alo was solo child for a bit
- We took Alo to Gymboree, and he tried his first katsu.
- Laz has his uniform fitting for 1st grade.  He's been into fish and plants this month.
- Jacko got his vaccine
Laz's summer activities:
- We enrolled Laz with Atos' brazilian jiu-jitsu for kids program for this summer
- We had an assessment with Nest and signed up Laz for their summer reading enrichment program

FRIENDS AND FAMILY WE CAUGHT UP WITH:
- OPC, Ferdie and Arthur
- Matutrina1, Monsky, Ri, Nicolette, and Maj
- Dal, Nyengster and Racer
- Lucky, Zito, Funch and Tina, Jabo and Luzan and Chase, Marko, Vlade and Honey
- the Associates

BOOKS I'VE READ:
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

RESTAURANTS WE TRIED:
- Woodfire Grill Republic in Metrowalk
- Reserve Gastro Tavern in Burgos Circle BGC
- Camp Cafe in 10 Cents Tanay
- Rosanjin in Megamall
- Friuli Trattoria in Maginhawa Street


High Point of the Month: Finding another jiu-jitsu place that Laz now loves as much as Kevin's.  We are so relieved about this because Laz has fallen hard for jiu-jitsu.  Quality time with Alo was also a major highlight this April.
Low Point of the Month: We didn't get to go swimming, not once, this April.

LIFE, LATELY

I disappeared here sometime in April 15.  Work has been busy; when I have free time I'd much rather be with the family, eat out, or, in the evenings, see our friends.  So here's me catching up for April:

Ate in April

1] Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - Quick dinner in Metrowalk after work with Pao.  We tried that Woodfire Grill place.  I wasn't bowled over.

2] Sunday, 05 April 2015 - Lunch at Sugarhouse in Power Plant, care of Lolo and Lola.  The muffins I bought next door.  We had to get KFC takeout for Laz, but Alo, as usual, gobbled everything.

3] Saturday, 11 April 2015 - Lunch in Cibo in Shang.  

4] Friday, 17 April 2015 - Tried in Rosanjin, this Japanese restaurant in Building D in Megamall, for dinner with Pao after work. Again, I wasn't bowled over.

5] Saturday, 18 April 2015 - Yabu in Robinson's Magnolia with Alo!  This was our solo child period with him, and our baby boy enjoyed it to the hilt.

6] Sunday, 19 April 2015 - In Central BGC, for Mad Mark's homemade ice cream again. 

7] Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - My takeout for Pao from Brasas.  Had lunch there with my officemates.  (We get free lunch catered at the office, so we actually hardly eat out.  But I think they were serving dinuguan that day).

8] Saturday, 25 April 2015 - Pao read about this must-try hole-in-the-wall trattoria in Maginhawa Street.  It's called Friuli Trattoria and boy, did we enjoy it.  More about that here.

Hung out with in April

[9] and [10] Wednesday, 08 April 2015 - With the sisses at the opening of Reserve in BGC. But before that Pao and I had dinner with OPC and his former officemates in Prohibition.

[11] Pao met up with his high school blockmates from Ateneo for drinks.

[12] Saturday, 18 April 2015 - We finally met my godson Racer and touched based with my Dal and Nyengster in Blue Leaf Filipinas.  It was just Alo, because this is his solo child weekend.  More about the party here.

[13] Sunday, 26 April 2015 - We met with the boys, Pao's high school barkada, for Funch and Tina's Chesca's baptism reception in Via Mare.  More about that here. | That's Laz with his two Ninongs, Zito and Lucky.

[14] Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - Another event for the Special Events Committee (which I'm part of at work).  This is our firm's celebration for our 3 bar passers - JFB PTC and JEB.  We sang our hearts out in Red Box in Eastwood.

[15] Thursday, 30 April 2015 - Drinks after work in Borough with the Associates and RGG.  We're in Borough a lot because it's just across the street from the office.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FONCI'S BAPTISM

OPC and Anna's little hunk, Fonci, was baptized today!
I'm not kidding, Fonci is a hella good looking baby.
Only Pao got to attend the baptism, because we don't have a yaya today!
Pao with his old boss and officemates from Vista (and their SOs).
The reception was held in Mario's, ack, I feel bad for missing it because I love Mario's.

CONGRATULATIONS, FONCI!
Thank you Omar and Anna!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A GIRL AT LAST (CHESCA'S BAPTISM)

Da Boys get together for Chesca's baptism.
The sleeping darling in the white dress is our Chesca Tanjuatco.
The first girl in Pao's barkada!
The Valeros made it all the way from LU.
Recently, all of Da Boys' offspring turned out be all, well, Boys.  So Funch and Tina's adorable little Chesca is our first girl.  I really enjoy picking out clothes  to give to baby girls for their christenings or birthdays or what not.  It's the only time I get to buy all the darn cute stuff in Gingersnaps so I'm always overjoyed when one of our friends have a girl.
It was great catching up with everybody!
 

I just want to add this picture below of Laz with his Ninong Monzit.  The one on the left was taken in 2009, when Laz was a mere 1 year and 10 months old!  The one on the right was taken today, 2015, with Laz being 6 years old.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BAPTISM, CHESCA!
Thanks for having us, Funch and Tina!
(And thanks for the photos, hehe)