Aug 6, 2011

Drive to SRP

We had a short window to plan for a family vacation last summer. Matt, the eldest, only had mid-April up to May for school break while Kyle, the middle son, was in Xiamen from March up to May. That left us with barely a week to be complete as a family and enjoy each other's company before the start of school. With a few days before Matt flies back to Manila, we made sure to spend the limited time being together even if it meant simply sharing home-cooked meals or just driving around town.

One such place we drove to was the SRP (South Road Properties) in Cebu. Right now, it looks empty and massive, but it gives you an unobstructed view of the sea on one side and the mountains on the other side. Jerry once told me that Kawit Point used to be a small island but is now connected to mainland Cebu because of the SRP. Click here for "then and now" images. Hmm... I have mixed feelings about that. Anyway... SRP will soon be the site of the new SM, UP campus, Bigfoot, Citta di Mare residential area, to name a few.

We found a place to park and shoot some pictures. It was a clear and breezy day, just perfect for hamming it up with the cam.

coastal road

19 years post-nup :)
there is a place to have post-nup pics :) hehe...

... to sit and to enjoy the view

View at SRP
... or to watch boats sail by

My boys
... or to talk

My boys
... or in my boys' case, to just be crazy!

My boys
... or to get serious for a bit

The family
And here's a pic of the whole gang, 4/5 of which will be missing Matt until his next Cebu trip.

Aug 5, 2011

Lemon Grass or Lemongrass?

Googling it confuses me more as I see it written both ways. Anyway, the restaurant's name is Lemon Grass and it's where we were invited for dinner to celebrate our good friends Forden and Dahlia's birthdays last May (catch up entry #2 after almost 3 months!). I used to think their serving size was on the small side but after that night, I had a change of heart. The Vietnamese-Asian fusion dinner we had was actually filling and delicious.

I should give this resto another go soon. :)

Lemon Grass Dinner

Cindy in Cebu

It took a looong time for me to post this and sadly, I have no excuse except for the "procrastination" bug that hit me. I haven't been actively blogging as of late. And save for the birthday greetings to family and friends to let them know they are in my thoughts on their special day, I haven't been posting as much status updates on my Twitter, FB or Google+ (yes I had the nerve to create yet another one) accounts. Social media burnout? I hope not. :)

After going through hundreds of entries from the very first time I started blogging in Oct. 2002 (that long ago!), I felt energized to up and start again. So here goes catch up entry #1.

Sometime in May, Cindy and her family spent a few days in Cebu. With my Jake and her kids in tow, we spent an afternoon chatting about stuff that covered, well, everything! We talked about family/kids, school, work, R&R, plans, health and errr... gossip. Hehehe. We practically lost track of time. And like always, stories would outlast our tall cups of coffee.

Cindy went to school with me (since Grade 5) at De La Salle Zobel. Although we saw each other in Manila last December 2010 and April 2011, this was one of the few times we talked one on one. Bottom line is, I'm glad all is going great with her.

Nothing beats sharing a hearty laugh and having a grand time with good company. If only her kids weren't excited to go for an afternoon swim at Radisson Blu, and if my Jake didn't run out of PSP power, Cindy and I would have gone chatting on and on and on like energizer bunnies. :P

Cindy in Cebu (May 2011)
Cindy and her kids with me and Jake