Friday, November 14, 2008

Palay on the Road

When driving on the roads especially in some provinces, you have to watch out and avoid not only other vehicles, people, farm animals, holes in the streets but ... palay! Yes, that's palay or rice that still has its husk that is being dried under the sun in the heat of the day. Farmers don't have any other place to dry these apparently, so they use the streets, this one taken on the MacArthur National Road going to Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija. We visited some relatives there last October 29.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom celebrated her ??th birthday last November 5. She called some of her close friends and ex-coworkers to join us for lunch at Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant along Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. The round table quickly filled up as can be seen in the picture above, taken on the stairs going to the 2nd floor.

We sat at a smaller square table on the side of the main round table. We ordered Benjo's favorite noodles, which he enjoyed as usual. The kids were a little better behaved than the previous year, though Joselyn accidently dropped the ceramic soup spoon which broke into pieces on the floor. Oops, sorry! Glad they didn't charge us for this.

The two entertained the guests by being their "photograher". Most of the shots were of the backs of their heads and chairs :)

There were some good shots though, like this very artistic shot of the post on the stairs that showed his reflection and the other shots below.

Happy Birthday mom! Happy Birthday Mommy Rems! (as the kids call her) May we continue to celebrate many more years together. We love you :)