Tita J went home with me to Manila and our friends and her relatives spent time with her.
We went to Lotus Pod in Bae, Laguna.
Jodie, Cristina, Eric, Mona, Tita J, Lisa and Bernie
My favorite kind of lunch is a simple Filipino ihaw ihaw,
Inihaw na Liempo
Grilled Eggplant Salad
Halabos na Hipon from Bangkok
Pinakbet cooked by Tita J
Inihaw na Tilapia (from the pond)
Mango Sago for dessert.
Mona also invited us to have breakfast at Casa Avancena in Alabang Hills.
Red egg salad
Then it was Cristina turn to invite us to her house.
She wanted to show Tita J the rooftop garden of Bernie.
I invited Bernie and Cristina to have lunch in my house the day after we arrived from Bangkok.
The next day, they treated us at Max's restaurant.
Jing's family also visited Tita J in the house. Tricia, Erik, James and Michael.
The night before, it was the turn of Bo and Millie to invite us in their condo at The Grove.
After Christmas, we had our Tiramisu dinner in Jodie's house in Paranaque.
We just brought our Christmas leftovers (tira-tira) hence, Tiramisu! This is already the 2nd year we have been doing it.
Good thing we were able to find time to spend time with each other in this busy and "trafficful" holiday season!
Merry Chistmas and a Happy New Year dear friends!
A lot of adventures await us in 2018!