Waaaah, it's a busy month and it's about to end in pretty much few days left. I wanted to share one of my highlights this month which happened two weeks ago. This was really a great moment for our family and relatives as we got to get along again after almost two years of not meeting together due to the pandemic. The event was the 7th birthday of my cousin's son (essentially my nephew) and it was held last 11th of November.
Our family and relatives had a talk days before the event how are they going here in our place. The reason why they went into our place was not because of the accesibility ( they live several cities before us) but rather our place is well-suited for the space of this. One of our relatives actually has a larger space than us but due to them being senior citizens, they decided to hold off any celebrations in their place since they are at higher risk for covid even if both of them and the visitors were already fully vaccinated.
We have a neighbor who offers carpooling services and we decided to use their car for onboarding our visitors from their respective homes to our place. This way, the exposure to covid from public transportation is minimized as well. It was November 10 and they went in early to prepare for the next day, as well as to prolong their stay to have more bonding time.
After they got into our home, we provided them their special rooms as they will be sleeping here for 2 days. My room is basically mine lol, only my parents and sister's room got some occupancy including the guest room downstairs because their rooms are larger actually haha.
In the mid-afternoon we went into the nearest grocery to buy some good stuff like liquiors, snacks, and some extras for the next day. Our fridge and countertop was full of food and my peaceful mind was tempted to get some. We had a dinner after that grocery, and I can still remember that we had a Sinigang na Baboy that's good for 9 people!
Setting up the Party Ornaments
We just used a couple of decorative balloons as well as some wall stickers which we got from Shopee. The balloons were a pain to set in the table because it just falls off, and that took several times before it stood by itself.
Midnight Snacks and Drinks
This is always my favorite part every gatherings and parties, which is the drinking and chatting time, especially during at night. I am not fond of drinking too much alcohol and I only drink those that are not too strong, or if it tastes good. This midnight was really special because of the long talk that we had after a year of not physically meeting together. Being together physically is just leagues different compared to talking online.
We had our sleep pretty late at night at around 2 am already, and we still have to do preparations early in the morning! I personally did not feel sleeping after the light went off, but once my drowsiness kicked in, I was able to sleep soundly. The next day will require a lot of work in the morning as we have to cook some of the food. To minimize the work and mess, some are anticipated to come from food delivery services.
In the next part, you'll be mouth-watering as I am going to share all of the foodies that we had that time. See you in the next part! Just thinking of these food makes me wanna go skip right into Christmas and New Year, lol.
[#40] November 28, 2021