This is my first entry for Food Trip Friday and I am featuring...Palabok! This is a favorite for every handaan. And since it's the holiday season I am eating this almost everyday. They came as gift or simply pakain from friends and colleagues. And I never get tired of it's filling and delicious taste.
This one is from Aling Banang's in Mandaluyong where we eat on the way to Policarpio St.
Finally, my husband took me to see the houses along Policarpio Street in Mandaluyong. Eversince I heard about the grandiose Christmas decors of the residents in Policarpio I am wanting to go there. I'm not into decorating our house with Christmas accessories, I am that lazy. But I enjoy watching our neighbors when they showcase their newly installed Christmas lights. At least I have an eyeful while they took care of the electrical bills.
The walk along Policarpio Street is just short. Reminder: don't go there as early as 6pm. Due to our excitement we went there early. It was a ghost town! So, we went somewhere to eat first. We came back around 7:30pm and alas... there was light!
If you have a car, you have to park outside the gate since non-resident vehicles are not allowed inside starting at 7pm. So we parked our 2-wheeled vehicle outside the gate.
Houses near the gate are simply decorated. Actually, I only find 3 to 4 houses that fascinates me. All we did was took pictures, what else. I thought there would be tiange and food stalls. Anyways, here are what we find:
|length of Policarpio St.|
|the house of Santa Claus|
|the most lighted house on the street (I wonder how much their electrical bill)|
|yes, those are shoes|
|this made my eyes hurt|
|very simply lit house|
|more lights please!|
Well, I am happy with my visit at Policarpio. But not that ecstatic. Maybe because I expect more. But it's nice to see people took time to visit the place and bring the spirit of Christmas alive even in the most simplest form such as taking pictures.
|some of the patrons of Policarpio St.|
I grew up frequenting Luneta Park. My parents took us there when we are kids. I went there with friends (and boyfriends) during college times. And when I became a mom this is the first park I took my daughter to. Luneta has been recently rehabilitated to attract more local and foreign visitors. For me it is better to frequent the park than the mall.
|we are very lucky to witness a show at Concert at the Park, usually it's close|
|the picnic grounds of Luneta park|
|that is Lapu Lapu on the background and me eating green mango at the center|
|the famous statue of Dr. Jose Rizal|
|the main attraction of the park, the dancing lights|
I am posting my entry for Mellow Yellow Monday on a Tuesday. Sorry for the late post. Work and household chores are getting in the way of my blogging.
These are souvenirs from Baguio City given by my officemates who took a vacation at the summer capital of the Philippines last weekend.
My daughter is in Baguio also for here retreat. I wonder what's her pasalubong for me.