Flashback 2022: Year of Friendships
The biggest guffaw of the year happened this night and the person responsible for this is the guy on the picture, a cousin of my HS classmate. Only my HS classmates know what happened on that night, which was essentially an anecdote to retell and retell and retell every time there is a HS reunion.
That night was hilarious. I laugh every time I remember.
|Ate Therese & Erden Eruc.|
|Holding Angell's Special Mazapan de Pili with Mayon Volcano in the background.|
|Erden Eruc fell in love with Angell's Special Mazapan de Pili :)|
|Ate Therese enjoying a glass of wine|
|Nice weather perfected by a glass of wine...|
|With John Gouchener, the owner of Legazpi Oceanfront Hostel and |
Vice Commodore of Albay Yacht Club.
|Erden signed my calendar. :)|
We had dinner at Ate Therese' house in Renaissance Gardens. Erden Eruc was with us. He signed my calendar. It was a great time. :)
Denley, another new friend, celebrated his 40th natal day today. He is currently the Senior Vice President at Citibank and is also the president of Mayon Toastmaster's. He's a funny guy and we have many similar interests. He's good at so many things. A Renaissance Man all in all.
|From Left to Right: Girlie Raneses-Vermillion, myself, Therese Lumbao Lapointe, Veronica Imperial, Comm. Gregorio Fernand Imperial and their daughter, Rocio.|
We had a tiring but fruitful day today as we had a clean-up drive at Apad Beach, Legazpi City. So many trash in the area but after the activity, the beach looked like above. Congratulations to Albay Yacht Club Commodore, Gregorio Fernand Imperial, for the seamless management of the event. :)
It was my first time to go sailing today and I had so much fun! Thank you so much to Puro Sailor, James Balderrama, and of course, to Albay Yacht Club for the free sailing session!
|Mabelle Moreno, a model, Tita Girlie, and myself, on the same flight together without even planning a bit. What a serendipity!|
|King, the funny bunso of my cousin and his wife, Drs. Rayner and Vienna Baloloy. :)|
|With my college friends :)|
|Vel, a friend from law school!|
|I stayed at the joint of a friend, Rancho Arcilla, the administrator of Intramuros!|
|Pomelo, Rancho's hamster. Too bad, he died few weeks later. :(|
|With my little cousins :)|
|Nikki, drawing stuff. She has imaginative mind!|
|Jaymie, the second daughter|
|Arvie, the eldest. :)|
|Ate Therese loves the "tangy" flavor of my secret concoction!|
After several experiments, I finally perfected a concoction today! It's still a secret now as I'm planning to have it patented any time soon. My concoction is organic and purely natural (no salt or sugar added) but it is, as what Ate Therese said, "tangy"! I seriously had to look up what that means. :P
|My mum loves not only its flavor but also its presentation...|
Odyssey of Beige Sand Beaches
It was Mama Jane's birthday so we went on an out-of-town excursion on a nearby group of islands. We saw beautiful beige-sand beaches with the backdrop of Mayon Volcano! We were entranced by the many magnificent views of the small archipelago!
Astral Twin's Art Exhibit
Visited my astral twin's art exhibit today, which was dedicated to animals. Proud of you, Reg!
Lazy Afternoon with Friends
|Tita Nelldia is "white lady"|
|Alexa Jessup, a.k.a., "Donya," is "Cleopatra."|
|Ma'm Amelia Lirio Lotivio at her beautiful home...|
Mayon Toastmaster's Christmas Dinner
I officially joined Mayon Toastmasters today during the Christmas Dinner at Atty. Alan Badiola's home. I was telling them, "this year, I met so many new friends, and now, I'm meeting many more." They all laughed.
They are a new family, and I'm happy and thankful for the privilege of being invited to join the club. I'm looking forward to seeing them again and learning new things from them. :) Special thanks to my good friend, President Denley Cyder Mirabueno, for inviting me to the club. :)
Christmas Day Celebration @ Rosana Malle Bell's Residence
The picture above shows different items on a marble table. It was shot at Rosana Malle Bell's house in Rawis, Legazpi City. It was part of a game where people would push a toilet paper. The player must take the item at the point where the toilet paper stops. Towards the end of the table, two 500-peso bills are placed but if the toilet paper drops beyond the table, the player gets nothing. Well, I didn't get anything so guess what happened. Lol.
I didn't take pictures of the event. I just enjoyed the entire time. But I do regret not taking more pictures as I should. Lol.
Decors to Usher in the Year of the Water Rabbit
The picture shows a bright pink rabbit stuff toy. 2023 is the year of the Water Rabbit and the lucky color would be magenta. The house turned pink by 2023, ushering a new era of so much optimism and hope. Rabbit is the sign of peace, prosperity and longevity, after all...
2022 in a Nutshell
I would remember 2022 as the year I fixed my insomnia. After five years of trying, I'm finally successful. This alone makes 2022 a really good year. Now that 2023 comes in, I can finally focus on my dreams and aspirations but I'll take in mind Fr. Jerry Orbos' advice --- (1) give your Heart to God, (2) Help other people, and (3) give yourself Health of body, mind, and soul. I look forward to 2023 with much optimism and hope!