Street but Sweet


Monday, January 05, 2009

Top 10 for 2008

10. Weddings galore!

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The usual reason I had to miss disc practice? Weddings! "May kasal ka nanaman?" probably ranks as the second most-asked question of the year. (The first would be, "Kelan kayo?") I attended a total of nine weddings, as far as I could remember...there's one that I skipped. While I exhibited wedding fatigue by the fourth wedding, I was still really happy for my friends who got hitched and started new lives. Marriage is a beautiful thing, after all.

9. Hiring a private chef.

This soup was to die for!

For that cheesiest of all days, V Day, I hired a private chef to whip up a gourmet meal for me and H. After a few logistical glitches, we finally sat and partook of what was probably one of the best meals of my life. Read about it here.

8. Dancing again.

With Motts outside BDC after a challenging dance class

I danced at the annual CADs concert, found fellow lovers of dance at the office, and even attended a jazz funk class in NYC!

7. Everything ultimate.

Click away, if you so desire to see our faces up close. Haha

Leagues, pick-up games, hats, parties, and, of course, my beloved team. The year 2008 saw my disc addiction reach unparalleled heights. How bad was it? One Saturday, I went to the church ceremony of a friend's wedding, rushed to disc practice, then changed back to my wedding clothes and re-did my makeup and hair to go to the reception!

6. New friends.
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First row: MC2 Warriors (Ian shown with a player from Team Japan); second row: Superstar Xtian, lead hound Czar, Lawee Boy; third row: Fafa Fel, Gali Ramsay, D (and old friend Atik!)

Mostly from disc. We welcomed new people to the team, most notably the MC2 hounds who used to be our bitter rivals. Haha.

5. Family time.

I just had to put this picture in! That's my 14-month-old niece. Isn't she darling?

I think 2008 was the year I realized just how much I love my family. You know how when you're younger, spending time with the fam could feel like a chore? I don't feel that now. I like it when I get to meet up with everyone. And it was great seeing my NY relatives again. Heartwarming. You could have all the friends in the world but, as Kuya Vic said, "Family's different."

4. Ilocos.

Food tripping. Going on an Amazing Race-esque trip to Pagudpud. Eating bagnet, over and over. Perhaps the highlight of the trip was seeing the Windmills of Bangui up close. Those things are jumongous! Awe-inspiring.

3. Bangkok.

Nagpapanggap na monk with monklets!

I just realized that I never finished blogging about this trip! Oh well. The food and the shopping were great. Seeing my relatives was great. But, by far, the best thing about the whole Bangkok experience was sharing it with the love of my life!

2. New York.

Turista shot in Times Square

Sigh. I still miss it, every single day.

1. Getting engaged!

Teary-eyed and incredibly happy!

About damn time!:)



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