Monday, September 03, 2007
Our vacation would have been ordinary if not for you, folks! * Dindo, Ate Baby's youngest son. He designated himself as our offficial driver during our whole stay in the Philippines inspite of the fact that he has to supervise everyday the building of houses he designed and work with Keats on the finishes of even more construction projects. We can not thank you enough because we wouldn't see the places we went to without your expert driving, even with your cell phone ringing no end! Driving and texting at the same time? And not a scratch on the car after 6 whole weeks? WOWWW! * Neil, Dindo's eldest brother, and his wife Jona, leaving Ken's room at our disposal and the unlimited use of their Pajero. In that weather and with Dindo's itinerary for us, your generosity, is worth even more than a million! Thank you, too, for those wonderful dinners at Leslie's (Alabang), Sonya's in Cavite and the Santa Rosa Blue Grill. * Mark, for those luscious, sweet, golden, juicy Japanese corns freshly harvested from your farm. I gained 10 pounds yata ah. * LenLen, Dindo's "sweetheart", and Gabe's mom - for making me feel like a Princess for six whole weeks! - you know what I mean. * Marivic, for your delicious ginisang bagoong, bags and wraps. I won't forget our "trip" to the market that one morning. Konting practice na lang, talo mo na akong mag-drive. * Nikko, Dindo's third older brother, for being our other designated driver. Boy, am I glad you don't text as much! * Tammi and Greg - that full body massage was truly a treat for Ed and me. That being my first added more to the fun, tickles and all!!! * Nor, for finding time to keep me company even when I know your hands are busy and full. BTW, the hairdo lasted me another day! Or two, counting the dateline leap. And those no-pins rollers, fantastic! * Apollo, for the exciting boat ride while shooting the rapids in Pagsanjan and a dining experience on a raft at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. * August, for a tour of Nasugbu and another dining experience at Kainan sa Dalampasigan. * Fe, for a cultural experience at Villa Escudero. Masarap palang kumain na nakalubog ang mga paa sa ilog. * Jules and Rachel - for a sumptuous dinner that put Jules' culinary expertise in the kitchen on a center stage. I can still taste those tender, juicy ribs! BTW, loved your cozy nest. * Dida, for being around so we could feel again how it was before. Your anaks just don't know what they missed! * Tet - for the "research" work and for the bonding we had. * Tia Paring - for assuring me that when you worry less you live longer. She's already 93 years old and still looking and feeling great! * Keats and Ves - for making me love coffee even more * Baby, Cora, Jim, Gie and Vir - for your friendship and for filling Ed and me with childlike excitement as we travelled to our moments of yesteryears. *JayVee - for your philosophies in life and for being their Kuya and last but not least: * Ate Baby and Kuya Edes - for everything!!!