I have been living in Bel-Air since the late 70s and I still do not know most of my neighbors. I see them often in Rockwell, we would say Hello or smile at each other and that was it.
Good thing Tita Menchit, Cindy and I decided to get together for chismis and lunch!
I just cooked my Simple Paella and Baked Tahong.
Tita Menchit gave me organics cookies! They wanted to bring dessert but since I am diabetic, they just opted to give me other things. Cindy gave me a BIG folding fan! Perfect for this hot weather and an Alice Blue scented candle - Boracay Shores!!! Thank you!
We had so much fun talking about a lot of things ... from Politics.... to sports.... American Idol .... chismis about our neighbors ... the 60 story condo Rockwell is going to build... old people dying.... in-family squabble re: inheritance .... LOL ... we definitely talked about the topic of the week - impeachment hearing of CJ Corona.... food ... Boracay and so much more!
I am glad I got to know my neighbors.... lol even if they are 4 streets away from me.
We discovered little things about each other... I especially loved the story of Tita Menchit who punched her classmate when she was in Grade One. Said classmate called her *fat piggy*!!!! But if you see her now .... wow she looks so fit and trim .... she goes to the gym everyday.
Cindy and I both agreed that Boracay is such a wonderful place .. where nobody judges you because of your color or size.
I hope they also enjoyed themselves as much as I did! Our lunch lasted for almost 5 hours!!! Well ... when you are having fun ... you do not notice the time.