We celebrated Christmas and welcomed New Year at our home. Compared with last year, this year’s celebration was more upbeat – with AJ and I entertaining friends over at our apartment and then there’s my little nephew, Liam, who also spent the holidays here in the Metro (much to the delight of my parents!).
To prepare for Liam’s coming, my dad re-decorated my old room and transformed it into Liam’s “play room”. Good work, daddy!
For our traditional Christmas dinner at home, I was tasked to re-create the the tea party that AJ and I threw for our good friends, Denise and Roy (and my inaanak, Maxine).
The set-up was very much the same, except that my parents’ dining table is bare (they do not use tablecloths) so I used my left-over dollies as placemats: We had a very light Christmas dinner, made up of Chicken Galantina (which I ordered from the office), Chicken Caesar Salad (from S&R) and Classic Sub from Earl’s Delicatessen. I got too excited with the food so I wasn’t able to take pictures of them (sob!), except for these sub sandwiches we bought from Earl’s: Liam, who loves everything with “sabaw“, had Clam Chowder soup (also from S&R), mixed with white rice. Look how he’s grown up! But I think he got envious of us adults having a slice of those classic italian sub sandwiches so he asked his mom for a bite, too. It was the easiest Christmas dinner I’ve prepared because I did not cook anything haha!
But I made bawi in the New Year dinner we had last December 31, still at my parents’s house. AJ and I cooked everything! And since the lucky color for 2013 is green, all our food has a green in them! Check these out (sorry for the blurred pictures, I used my cellphone camera for them):
It was a “sold out” dinner(!), with only the extra pesto sauce as left over. AJ and I went home super happy because everyone loved what we prepared.
AJ and I waited for the New Year by watching a movie. As the clock neared 12, we started making noises and went to the kitchen to watch the fireworks (we are at the 2nd floor and can see the fireworks from Ayala to as far as Bonifacio Global City).
After watching the fireworks and greeting our families and friends, we had the sweetest and sexiest Asti Martini as a toast to the New Year: Asti Martini Cinzano. Yes, it’s really ‘dressed’ in a corset, hehe! What a blast! This is how we like our New Year celebrations to be – at the comfort of our home, not too exhausted (from the preparations) and just having the best time while waiting for the clock strike at 12.
It was a peaceful New Year celebration at our neighborhood, with only happy noises and (free!) pyrotechnic wonders – thanks to Ayala Corporation and Bonifacio Global City haha!
How was your Christmas and New Year celebrations, friends?