Holiderrific

My team during this holiday season.

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I will be losing some of them come January. But life goes on, and I wish them all the best in this world.

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Disney on Ice

The family got to watch Disney on Ice over the holidays! I was about to buy tickets online when Mico was able to score freebies. Yay! We got to watch from the Premiere suites of the MOA Arena. It was a bit far but hey, we were comfy and cool. And since it was Disney, the two kids were just over the moon with excitement. They had their noses up the plexiglass divider. The first half of the show were mostly the classics, while the second half was mostly devoted to Frozen, which had the audience, including Ate Mischa, screaming in delight as they sang with the chorus.

Another priceless moment for us!

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Mango Tree Bistro

Mico was working on Christmas day, and we sort of joined him at the mall where they were showing one of the local movies. Come lunchtime, we tagged along at the restaurant where he and the local artists and crew were dining. On the outside, it seemed like a hip restaurant with its dark, monochromatic interiors and edgy vibe. But my impression didn’t last. It took them a while to attend to us, and our food took forever to arrive. The last dish didn’t even make to our table. We had to cancel it since we’ve already finished everything else on the table, and it still wasn’t ready. The poor service may be due to the movie personalities dining in, however, that’s not an excuse since we too were customers. I forgave them since it was Christmas, but I would not dine here again. Food’s just plain okay, and peso value was not worth it.

What we had:

Salmon sticks
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Pad thai (that I already mixed before I took the photo)
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Salmon spaghetti
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Chicken fried rice
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A family affair

2016 saw us almost complete. Save for one of my cousins and an almost aunt-in-law, the Larenas of Cuenca, Batangas were under one roof. I just wish though that it wasn’t as obligatory as I felt. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t really feel that kinship that should be there as a family. I don’t feel close to them the way I used to with my cousins when we were younger. Maybe we’ve all grown so differently that we can’t seem to meet on the same plane. It was good to see them and ask how everyone else is doing but there was something missing there.

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