Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Holy Child Jesus

Today is the feast day of the Holy Child Jesus. We fondly call it the "Santo Nino". There are Grand and colorful celebrations in many parts of the Philippines: in Cebu, it's called the Sinulog; in Aklan, it is the Ati Atihan. In Midsayap, Cotabato, Catholic household opens its door for food festivities. One can go to and eat lunch at any houses as one desires. When my children were young, we used to visit our customers and friends in Midsayap. After feasting on the third house though, our stomach could not proceed for more....
Today in line with the Feast Day, I put out my two mini Sto. Nino mementos for picture taking. They are souvenirs from Praque from my cousin Nelly Co and my sister in law Conchita Tan. 

Sto. Nino of Praque.
Happy feast day everyone. May the Lord bless us all!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 2017

Catching up with the celebration before Christmas is officially over:
Lucas and I went to Manila. Together with Martha and Marion and Marion Olmillo and our household helps, we went to Meralco Liwanag Park for the lights and displays.
This year's theme displays famous places around the world. Group picture of the Tan's household in Manila at the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
At the Eiffel Tower with Martha, Marion and Marion Olmillo.
With Martha at the Big Ben.
Lucas looking more like Jose Rizal than the statue at the park. Hahaha.
Martha and Marion in Middle East with the Great Pyramid, Sphinx and Burj Al Arab
At the Petronas, Malaysia.
My house-helps enjoying themselves. A pose in front of the giant bronze nativity.
The leaning tower of Pisa.
Lucas and I at the coliseum.
The lighted tree lane.
Ice cream at Greenhills creamery. So serious you guys. Haha.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year's Pictures

New Year's Eve dinner at Lucio's place.
Picture, picture....
Favorite food of the night - crabs...
Roast local turkey...yum, delicious!
Martha, Sui Ling and Marion at the nativity hut at Queen of Peace Church after the evening mass.
Happy new year family picture.
Happy new year family wacky picture. Look at Lucas and Tom doing the D30 poses. Hahaha.
Happy new year from Lucas and grand kids!
Happy new year! May God bless us all!