Bye Bye 2017, Welcome 2018!

Spectacular fireworks from across the building, sumptuous food, BINGO, and old school music…This is how our family welcomed 2018.

A new year means a new beginning. It is about having new hopes, new experiences, and having a fresh start. Let us focus on the good and live life to the fullest!

 

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Green Eggs for Christmas

Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s a video of how we celebrated Christmas in the Philippines. What’s interesting is the Buko Pandan in egg shells, a creative way of presenting this delicious dessert. It is one of the many ways we can put eggshells into good use.

 

Quiapo Trip: Souvenir Island + Ramon Lee’s Panciteria

Quiapo is a bustling district in Manila that is full of adventure. There are many things to do and places to see in Quiapo. This is home to the famous Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene where millions of devotees flock during “translacion” to get a chance to touch or kiss the feet of the Black Nazarene. Right outside the church is Plaza Miranda where vendors and fortune tellers manage to do business.

My friend Malou and I went to Hidalgo Street to check some photography equipment and some home wall decals. We walked along Palanca Street and found this interesting shop, Souvenir Island General Merchandise. I also showed her the “secret” stores in Kilion where to get affordable spices, baking ingredients, and packaging supplies. We met Malou’s hubby and threaded the narrow streets going to Carriedo. We had our late lunch at Ramon Lee’s Panciteria. The restaurant has been there since 1929. This is history, man! With the walls adorned with photos of celebrities and politicians, I knew we found a “gem” in this spot. Hooray for a “fine meal” – chicken, pancit, pinsec frito, fried rice, soup, and banana. Yum!

 

Souvenir Island General Merchandise

Address: 135-137 1001, Carlos Palanca Sr., Quiapo, Metro Manila

Contact Number: (02) 735 4319

 

Ramon Lee’s Panciteria

Address: 1003, 540 Ronquillo St, Santa Cruz, Manila, 1003 Metro Manila

Contact number: (02) 733 0642

Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas

It is great to watch a different kind of show where music, movements, and colorful puppets tell stories without the use of words. Children and adults enjoyed watching the performance of Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas.

Let us cultivate our appreciation on Philippine arts and culture by supporting local arts and promoting events.

Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas

Address:
64 Mapagkawanggawa St., Teachers Vill.
Quezon City, Philippines 1101

Contact numbers:
(+632) 9219773 / (+632) 9290895