RAINY SATURDAY IN BINANGONAN, RIZAL

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May 30, 2009  Efjhay’s 1st birthday

Binangonan, Rizal

Since there was no sign of our supposed overnight swimming in Antipolo that it’ll push thru, I still packed my stuff and decided to go with Lui in Binangonan, where they will celebrate her son’s 1st birthday.

She met up with me in Pasig after she picked up the cake in Waltermart. And together we braced the heavy rains and traffic to Binangonan and arrived there  in time for the children’s  party. 🙂

 

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I enjoyed watching kids compete for a toy prize.  More often than not, they   behaved and followed  the rules given by the host/clown. Played the game fair and square and enjoyed the food and the party.  🙂  (mabuti pa ang mga bata, inde madaya sa laro basta ine-enjoy lang nila, walang pikunan) .

 

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An old sweet couple in party hats watching kids play games caught my attention.  I saw lolo, one time wrapped  his arms at lola’s shoulders while talking to her. On others times, he was holding her hand. In between their watching the kids, they would whisper words and talk quietly to each other.  Sweet sight, you know. 🙂  Without fail, even in other circumstances,  this would really made me smile. For awhile, I missed one part of the game I’m taking photos of.  I got busy looking at them, I can’t even afford to click some more photos afraid that I might invade their ‘privacy’.

 

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The celebrant, seemed to understand what’s going on, played his part as a friendly and hospitable host, who did not grew tired of smiling to his guests and retired only  until the party is over. At first, the basketball game playing on tv caught his  attention and ignored his party, though sitting quietly infront of his guests.  

Good thing,  Efjhay’s  not afraid of the clowns nor he got irritated with his Superman costume.  When it was time to blow the candles, he seems to know what to do and excited about it.  Soooo cute. 🙂

 

 

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Some of our teachers from our elementary attended the party with their kids and grandchildren. ( Lui’s mom is a teacher from our school too). It’s nice to see them all after 20 years at the same party, and taking their pictures.  🙂

 

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I played  ‘photographer’ until my 1st set of  batteries almost died. 🙂 

 

Then at 3pm, when the party is almost over, I received a text from Omie that they will leave Pasig at 9pm later that night and will drop by in Binangonan before we proceed to Antipolo.   So even the heavy rains can’t stop us.  🙂

 

Here are some more of my favorite shots on that rainy Saturday afternoon in Binangonan Rizal.

 

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SUNSET DEDICATION BY THE BAY

May 24, 2009 SUNDAY

Jediah’s Christian Dedication, Sunset time 

Ozeano Fusion Restaurant,  2nd level of Manila Ocean Park.

 

Ferdy who came all the way from Olongapo and Omie,  became ninongs to Jun’s first born. The three were friends since our elementary years.  Jun’s dad, even remembered them as ‘madalas sa bahay nila nuon’. 🙂 

 

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My role? Pull-off the event with the hands-on dad, Jun.  From sourcing for the venue, party favors and decorations.  With Carlo’s  (my inaanak sa kumpil and cousin’s fiance ) and his cousins’ help, we decorated the venue to an Under the Sea theme. 

 

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The solemn ceremony transpired when the sun starts to set.  After the ceremony, we we’re treated to an eat-all-you-can buffet meal.

The festive buffet at OZEANO FUSION RESTAURANT ( also owned by the Tamayos of  Tamayo Catering ) includes Japanese, Chinese, Fil-Hispanic and Mediterranean cuisine and costs Php 600.00/ head. Just add Php 50.00 for a bottomless iced tea or lemonade.

 

 

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 Parting shots at the entrance of Manila Ocean Park.

And since the night was young, we moved to MOA and hang-out at San Miguel By The Bay had coffee at Starbucks, watched some videos from Ferdy’s phone while waiting for the next bus trip to Olongapo since Ferdy missed the first bus.

When Ferdy left, me Lui and Omie,  moved to Clarke Quay to have some drinks and videoke singing.

 

 

Here are some photos taken thru the glass windows of Ozeano Fusion Restaurant.

 

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