My Januarys with family and friends
Last year, it was my first time to visit a friend's cafe and we have been going back there a lot of times since then. It was located in a perfect spot where you can watch great sunsets if the sky cooperates.
Almost every time we go there, we are the ones closing the shop for we always go late save the times that we go there in the morning but I think we only did that once. We have tried almost all that is in their menu - pasta, burger, chicken wings, pizza, cake, rice meals, hot and cold beverage (no liquor) and the newest addition cinnamon rolls. My favorites are their burger and cinnamon rolls.
The last time we were there was with friends and it was a time filled with laughter, laughing our hearts out that we had to talk above the noise and raise our voices to be heard. We joked that there must be something in the water that was served for we were that happy. I guess because we haven't seen each other in a long time and haven't spent a time together.
I wish we could do that again.
I have posted about P&F before and I'm sure most of you are familiar with the video above.
Three years ago, me and our family (our dad and mom can't join), traveled some hours to reach the second highest highway point in the country just to watch the sunrise.
We tried going different places as much as possible with the family because our brother and his family will be migrating to another place then. I think this was the beginning of the trips that we took. It came sort of a surprise that their papers came earlier than expected so we made abrupt plans. That's why in our trips, we were not complete for we just planned on the days where the majority of us can go.
If you were here when I started here in read, you might have read all about our trips for I made an article about them.
It just so happened that all of these memories popped up in my fb account reminding me of these happy times.
This photo was taken at the view deck of Atok, Benguet. This is one of the photos I took before we left the place and headed to a relative nearby where we had our breakfast.
Five years ago, my aunt (one of my dad's sister) brought her family for the second time after how many years. When she and one of her sister migrated to another place, she came back together with her husband but didn't come back since. Her kids were already grown and one of them had a daughter already. Sadly, they have to leave our uncle for he is not fit to travel due to his medical condition.
For a week, they stayed here and a reunion was inevitable. We were able to meet them and also our cousins, aunts and other relatives who live here in the country that we have not met for a long time and even meeting for the first time. Every one made an effort to come and meet our aunt and her family. They were so happy to see how huge our clan is. It was overwhelming to them but they are filled with joy to finally meet who they can meet.
There were lots of dinners and trips but I couldn't make it to all of them. I wasn't there on the first dinner but we had lots of dinners at one of our aunts' house where they had been accommodated that time. One of our cousins decided to go and have a tattoo with Whang-Od, a famous tattoo artist here in our country. His mom, our aunt, was against him having a tattoo but apparently that was one of the purposes of our cousin's visit.
Unfortunately, all things don't last for long and everything has to come to an end. It was a teary reunion and also goodbye especially our aunt and her siblings for they don't know when they will have a chance to see each other again. We do see each other virtually but it's still different to see them in person.
I hope someday we will see each other again.
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