Dinner Full of Oyster

The weather was quite unpleasant though it brought a brief but hard rainfall, the atmosphere was just conducive to staying in bed and having a full massage at the back... hmmmmmm, it sounded like an intimate meeting would have planned beforehand.

Well, the scheduled dinner pushed through but in the absence of two; Pye and Kurt. When it comes to food or eating escapades, the latter is quite uninterested so the former who has had a very irrepressible appetite before (not much now?), couldn't do anything but to join his son at home while, the rest of us took our dinner out at Oyster Boy.

It was only past 6pm and most likely, we were the first to enter in for a dinner indulgence offered to us by no less than the "balikbahay boy" Ddel ( the one in blue-green shirt with a lot of green and blue bills on his wallet?).

We ordered: Sinuglaw, Sinigang na Bangus Belly, Grilled Oyster with Cheese and Garlic and a taste of Rockefeller, Kilawin Oyster, Grilled Blue Marlin and Pork liempo . Majority of us took bottomless Iced Tea as beverage, Sarsi (diet soda for somebody on a diet?), Royal True Orange (for the little ones) San Mig Light (for the gulpers?) and "opkors" garlic rice for everybody.

After that delightful oyster feast, we craved for something to detoxify, cold coffee like "mocha frap" quenched our throats by its aroma.

Then, it was time to go home... The oldies were feeling tired of walking around but the youngsters seemed unstoppable. Ddel was just starting his Saturday night life so, we left him awaiting for some more gimmick mates.

Next time ulit ha.......

Long Time No See, No Hear, No Chikka

The Tres Marias and the Anave sisters practically grew up together. Our childhood mostly evolved in playing Millionaire's Game during summer vacation at Anave's porch. We usually start the game after lunch and ended it late in the afternoon. While in their laundry area with a "poso" at one side, we really enjoyed bathing out with our own "batya" full of water and making "sisid" (soaking our heads into the water and holding our breath until one of us gave up). We called our group then as "Zid-Vat" short for sisid-batya. Dancing was also one of our diversion. In fact, we choreographed our own interpretation of "Street Beat". The BaƱadera siblings occasionally join us for some classy leisure activities like holding a mini beauty pageant and having costume party during Halloween. Our favorite venue... where else but, the Anave's library.

Came our teenage years and we still found time to get together although, our group had been trimmed down to a "trio" - Melay, Ta Myra and me.

Taken from my journal dated 2 January 1993, Saturday:

Getting away from a daily routine, we found some time to unwind.
Our trio has been reunited for the first time in 2 years. We went up the hillside... Took a deep in the freezing water of Villa Virginia in Antipolo. The sky was clear but the sun only peeped once in a while. Nothing much has changed. We're still wearing same old faces... doing same old things... sharing same old stories. A rare opportunity that we need to give ourselves more positive frame of mind. A day for us to simply stare at the world.

Unfortunately, I have saved only a number of photos that will remind us of the past.

This was just a role playing.
 See, how we predicted the future!

It's good to hear from a long-lost buddy. I surely miss the seemingly endless conversations and those times just jamming around. Distance is never a reason to forget those people who have become part of our lives. They maybe far but always be remembered in our hearts forever.