Notebook
July 31st, 2008 by grant

Today we went to the SM Mega Mall to get some last minute gifts. Just as we were leaving, a folk song played on the intercom which brought all the sales associates out to the aisles to sing and clap along. With all this shopping we got hungry and met the rest of the family at Dad’s for a […]

July 29th, 2008 by grant

Since I’m under the weather (I caught Daddy’s cold) I decided to stay home and rest while everyone else went on a day trip to the Anvaya Cove Beach Resort. That was a mistake. Following are photos from Sandy’s SD800. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 29th, 2008 by grant

On July 28, the President gave a State of the Nation Address before the Congress. Needless to say there was a protest. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 28th, 2008 by grant

Tonight we met some of Sandy’s former coworkers at the Wine Depot. It’s a small wine shop with an even smaller restaurant in the back. Dinner was excellent! I had bacon wrapped lamb chop. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 28th, 2008 by grant

I was so impressed with the Shangri-la, I asked to stay there on our next visit to the Philippines. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 28th, 2008 by grant

Last night’s party was the culmination of months of work. The 50th Wedding Anniversary/Daddy Birthday Party was a smash. I have to admit it was thrilling to be in the company of Her Excellency, President Gloria Arroyo. My sincere apologies to my family for chickening out on the dance number. Based on my performance during […]

July 26th, 2008 by grant

Tonight In a private ceremony Daddy & Mommy renewed their vows. After the ceremony we fought Manila traffic and went to Podium at the Ortigas Center for a great Chinese dinner. Later Daddy took Tante and myself for desert and coffee at UCC. Daddy claims they make the best coffee in the world! BTW they […]

July 25th, 2008 by grant

Today Sid, Rhea, Maxie & Bengie arrived from San Diego, this made Ysa very happy. Nothing special about today just goofing around family style. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 24th, 2008 by grant

I almost forgot to mention last night Sandy had another reunion with a different batch of classmates. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 24th, 2008 by grant

Yesterday we went and picked up my new clothes. As I mentioned earlier the Philippine suits just fit us smaller guys better. Sandy wants to go on a date now, Woo Hoo! Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 24th, 2008 by grant

Today after a big breakfast we went to the Greenhills Mall. The flea market atmosphere was something to behold. Rows upon rows of vendors selling just about any and everything. Now the important stuff. We had a wonderful lunch at Gerry’s Grill. I’m told there is one in Fremont. I definitely want to visit that […]

July 23rd, 2008 by grant

While I don’t get too vulgar, whenever Sandy gets together with a group of friends there is this phenomenon of Filipina Energy that starts the instant they see one another and turns into a loud, screaming, jumping, emotion being I like to call it a Vortex of P… Energy and when it peaks, its a […]

July 23rd, 2008 by grant

I’ve been having trouble with the heat over here. When it rains, as it has everyday, I love to stand out in the middle of the down pour. It’s the fastest way to cool down. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 23rd, 2008 by grant

Sandy ran into the local mailman on his delivery run today. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

July 22nd, 2008 by grant

It’s inevitable. The locals love fresh imported blood. Mosquito Bite Tally: Alex: 16 Grant: 15 Sandy:11