It’s always a good time with these people. Year after year, despite belonging to different worlds now, we try to come together at this most special time, to celebrate our friendship. We were actually two people short this day, yet the fun and laughter never cease.
Aside from the kwentuhan and asaran, we bonded over the good food. This year, we went out of our way and out of our comfort zone (Manila), and braved the horrific Christmas traffic to Makati. We settled on Mangetsu, a Japanese fusion restaurant tucked in the heart of Jupiter. Most of what’s in their menu are your regular Japanese fares but a bit pricier. There was something to be said for the feel of the place, though. It is very calming and restive, and I think we shook the place with our raucous laughing. Serves them right since we reserved for a small function room, was told okay, but was placed in the main dining area.
Maybe owing to the excitement enveloping the reunion but I really wasn’t able to savor the taste and quality of the food, which was unfortunate because we shelled out quite some moolah. It was good, I suppose, but I have had better for less.