Having a CORE group of friends is truly a blessing. After all the holiday madness, some leaving for the US for vacation and other purposes, some just busy with their annual Christmas parties and family get togethers, it is truly such a joy to get everyone together even just for a few hours. Ana, who has been living in Japan all these years, was here for the holidays with Doug her husband and adorable Mila. Before she heads back to the Land of the Rising Sun, we met up in Beso for sumptuous treats.
I was there an hour earlier as I met up with Portia & Pilar, Xavier’s tita and cousin on his father’s side. I was hungry, as always, and started myself with a Beso Platter while listening to the staff having their meeting. That toast with chocolate spread topped with a slice of chorizo always tingles my taste buds.
Halfway through my platter the girls started arriving one by one. SANGRIA please!! This time the overflowing Calamansi Sangria was the star of the day. Don’t ask how many glasses I had. Teehee.
Since it seemed that we were going stretch the night out to dinner, I ordered something that I was more filling. It was my first time to try a main entree and kept asking myself why I didn’t discover this dish sooner. It was the bomb! Hahaha. Braised Lengua, Bacon, Mushroom, Cream, and Sherry with Rice Pilaf. My son will definitely like this! The dish was good enough for two but excuse me for being a pig, but it was worth every bite.
BURP. Excuse me.
The rest of the night was all the stories of the Christmas & New Year’s madness, a wedding, US Vacations. The two toddlers that were with us were busy with their handy dandy iPods with toddler cases. Such adorable cuties.
After all that pigging out, the Cuis wanted to walk around and burn off the sins we committed. Haha. Did a little shopping and was able to snag a less 30% off on a cardigan from Cotton On. Janlo and I purchased the same thing but in different colors. We just laughed it off since we only realized it when we met at the check out counter. Got Xavier a pair of flip flops since his last pair were still from our trip to Sydney two years ago, and his feet grew from a 9 to to a size 10. Haaay.
Keeping in touch with my best friends keeps me grounded and safe. I love each of them dearly.