Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dying to Feature: Balut

   Really laughed my heart out when I watched this, days ago when my nephew directed us to this site in YouTube.   As I was browsing through Noemi Lardizabal-Dado's site,  Pinoy Dining, I came upon the name Mikey Bustos, I laughed even harder!   This Filipino-Canadian guy has videos posted in You Tube.   Most of the videos are about the Filipino culture  described in an all- Filipino amusing way.   At first I didn't recognize the name, but then my kids told me that would be the same guy we were watching so  hilariously.
   The blog is supposed to be about "Balut," (egg) is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell (Wikipedia). 
   I am not a picky eater, I try to eat everything served to me as long as it doesn't smell and looks icky.
   The video posted above, tells a lot about balut so I don't need to dive in deeper.   My family loves balut, even penoy (is an earlier stage version of  balut, meaning no chick yet), and yes, even me, except I do not eat the chick part!   I don't find it disgusting, I just can't take the texture of it in my tongue and as it slides down my throat.  
   I hope you found the video amazing as I did, for a guy who lived in Canada, being a Filipino is not  bad factor as most Filipinos abroad feel.   He is actually proud to be Pinoy!  I hope we can also be as proud as he is,  for we live and breathe Filipino lifestyle here in our own land.   And Philippine cuisine is making great marks in the world!   Kudos to you, Mikey Bustos, Michael John Hedan ? Pestanio Bustos, sorry about that I just couldn't get his complete name right.   "Super promise forever exponential to infinity and beyond belief my goodness!"   HaHaHa!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Darren's Birthday at Mr. Jones

   Birthdays are for reflecting on memories of the past and seeing the possibilities of the future. Many happy wishes to you, Kuya Darren!
We hope you enjoyed your ice cream rootbeer float, were my fave ice cream brand was used, 
Arce Dairy.
We hope you find the Wicked Truffled Mac n' Cheese satisfying.
It was baked with 3 types of pasta - Macaroni, Penne and  Rigatoni,
Hearty with 4 cheeses, Canadian style smoked bacon, Portabello mushrooms, green peas 
and drizzled with truffle oil. 
The Superman Burger
 (halfed, one for the celebrant and the other half for everyone to share)
Their homemade 100% Char-grilled U.S. Beef patties
topped with American Cheddar cheese, balsamic sweet onions, 
smothered in Hickory BBQ sauce,
Double smoked bacon
Lettuce and tomatoes all on 
 black and white sesame seed bun with a pickled pepper.
We hope we nailed it this time.  Since you requested for ribs and meat,  
Mr. Jones should be perfect!
We hope you also enjoyed your little sisters' order,
Honey-drizzled, Fried Chicken & Home-made Biscuits.
Half chicken, made crunchy with almonds.
 Served with "Chcken stock"  gravy in potato puree. 
Magnificent designed by crunchy Haricot verts and organic baby carrots.  
All-American Biscuits topped with cranberry compote.
We hope these Big Smackin' Slow Roasted Southern US Beef Ribs
made you the dinosaur, T-rex  that you are!
Made perfect with a heapful serving of French fries, coleslaw & Big Pickles.
May this day be a special day of celebration to add to your gastronomic memories.
We, your family, sure did enjoy your day!
Thank you Lord Jesus for a son who is responsible, breaming with wisdom, strength and love!
Thank you Lord for the resources, always made available through you grace and bounty!
And finally thank you Mr. Jones', staffs and chefs, for a wonderful birthday meal.

Mr. Jones
Phase 2, Greenbelt 5
Ayala Center, Makati City
Contact no.  5013111

Yummy Eats on May

Get your tummy ready, cause YummyEATS are on.   May 21 is the date so set this day on your calendar!
Be sure to buy the May 2011 issue of YUMMY Magazine to get discounts on the entrance fee.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FIC in The Stock Market!

 Maundy Thursday-  We were at The Piazza, McKinley Hills, Taguig City, try as I might to get there on time for the gelato tasting, but alas, after much adieu about something we got there and all the establishments were closed.   Duh!  It's Holy Week and Maundy Thursday is preparation for Good Friday.  Well we got there past three and we decided to check out Gourdo's and the same, it is closed.  It was so hot and my three daughters are with me, plus Bhog's niece.   We were all disappointed, so we tried to stroll down Bonifacio High Streets.  Hallelujah!   Shops are open.  Got scared for my daughter getting hypo.   So we looked for where to buy ice creams and cold bottled water.  There are interesting religious stuffs going on in the center of the strip, but what caught my kids attention was FIC, that is short for Fruits in Ice Cream.   An ice cream take out nook at The Stock Market.  Yes, The Stock Market!  No, they are not selling company stocks but bistro type of foods.  We ordered frozen yogurt ice creams.  While it was being prepared, we saw the staff preparing loads of gourmet ice creams.  People inside are all eating ice creams.
 A snap shot of McKinley High, The Piazza
 My kids enjoying their Sugar-free Frozen Yogurt Ice cream,
the all-time fave Chocolate  flavor.
While for me is The Stock Market's Signature Concoction,
Banana Caramel Crunch.
We all enjoyed our afternoon cold treats, however it left my purse empty.  The food there is so pricey we dared not order or even check out what's on the menu however, I've seen Anton Diaz's blog about The Stock Market, and I realized they are worth trying for, well we will see!
I have to say great job to the staff, they were so welcoming and gracious.   
The place has a homey, country-feel to it.  
The place is so clean and I love the pictures of the pineapple plants.
I actually wondered why they have so many mini pineapples at the table and the logo ha one too.
After reading Anton's Blog then I knew.  According to him, the restaurant is owned by Del Monte Phils and Corporation running other famed restos.
The Stock Market
B2 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Beside TGI Fridays 

Fun Run, in The Sun?

    Wait a minute, it is still summer, and I have no intentions of basking in this summer's heat, what more, run.   However, if you think of it why not.  Do read more. . . 
   Goldilocks, in cooperation with the Run Rio team, is holding a fun run on May 15 at the Fort  Bonifacio Global City to mark the bakeshop's 45th anniversary.   The Goldilocks 45th Anniversary Run will feature appearances by celebrity running coach Rio Dela Cruz and actor Dingdong Dantes. Race categories include 5K, 10K and 21K, as well as a 500m race for children.
   Registration forms are available at RUNNR, R.O.X  in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s SM Mall of Asia, Planet Sports Glorietta and Trinoma, The Athlete’s Foot at Alabang Town Center and Robinson’s Galleria, and the Goldilocks flagship branch on Shaw Boulevard.
   Each racing kit contains a New Balance racing singlet, a timing chip, a bib number, discount coupons, a detailed race analysis upon finishing and a finisher’s kit.
   The proceeds from the race will be donated to the Goldilocks Foundation and its FEED (Feeding Program, Education, Environment, and Disaster Assistance) initiative.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Hint of Citrus on Chocolates

   Heavenly Chocolates invites us to indulge in the richness of classic chocolates and more on its origin, fore-told  history and the excruciating thought of not having chocolates...
   Get adventurous with your chocolate and have an interesting afternoon in this workshop.  Bring along friends and prepare money just in case you want to lustfully fill up on your choco-contentment!   Kindly call Heavenly Chocolates to reserve your seats or get in touch with Ms. Marga Manlapig on
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

In Search for What Binondo Has to Offer

     Finally, for the nth time we've been passing by Sta.  Cruz and Binondo, for our unusual Divisoria shopping, for our unusual family events-we got to explore the Philippines' Chinatown.
And boy, I can't wait to tell you about our Chinese food craving and how it was satiated.   
It took us half an hour to look for a whole-in-the-wall diner that could give us satisfaction with the cultural immersion we were in for.   Restaurants abound, catering to distinct customers.  From upscale, modern to the downright hungry and ready to eat a dinosaur.

   Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz

   Known also as Binondo church, has trully played a major part in our  "las memorias del  amor."  Though me and my husband are both non-Catholics (we are Christians by faith and grace) we both find archaic churches and buildings quite fascinating.  You still could find a few here in Manila.   Traces from our rich Philippine history abounds and plays diversely with the modern architecture.

   Frankly, I don't know how to write my thoughts on the place, or I don't have any.   Reading articles about it helped, but it just did justice to the colorful history it has.  You might want to read this: Manila Chinatown, Philippines.
We were transcended all of a sudden to China, a mini version that is.   Seeing establishments written in Chinese and familiar objects originated from China's culture made it a very amazing walk along its streets.

                                                                          Wan Chai Tea House

   Too bad I never had a chance to ask the meaning of wan chai to the staff.  But I'm not a linguist, I'm a foodie.   However, Wikepedia is an arm, and according to the site, wan chai, is a Cantonese word for "a cove."
Hunger and great expectations made me dizzy, and also the search for the said oldest chocolate store.   Why oh why could we not recollect the name of that shop.

    At Benavidez St.  we saw Wan Chai Tea House  and we agreed and said this is it!   We want an authentic Chinese restaurant, simple and of course within our budget. 
   We were served with hot teas and we started off with Hakaw.   Shrimp-filled soft dumpling.  The silky-soft skin of the dish is very indulgent more so when you taste the filling.
  For Bhogs, a bowl of hot Wanton Beef  Brisket.   We thought of Chowking, taste and looks like it, but the noodles are a bit thinner.   More shrimp siomai inside and beef chunks are easy on the mouth.
   Has anyone tasted radish in any way aside from a salad or being part of "Sinigang?"  
    You won't believe this.
   The picture on the left is Fried Radish Cake.  We weren't hesitant ordering it, though we asked the waitress how it might taste, she couldn't tell us how though she said it would be a risk cause it is really different.   Yes, quite different but will draw your interest.   We loved it though, we even left the two slices to be brought home.   We didn't expect that my son who doesn't eat veggies liked it!  And after being full by all the food we had, came the very first dish we   ordered, Mushroom with Minced Shrimp.  It is the first picture above.   We could not help but dig in some more.   The clear sauce is sumptuous, with ribboned egg white all over.  The dumpling is sitting on top of steamed Shitake mushrooms.   And the dumpling itself is so stuffed with the goodness of shrimps and veggies.  I heard one woman said when the dish was being served, "sabaw pa lang ulam na" (the soup is a viand in itself).   Indeed! It was bit pricey but we we're glad we ordered it.  We have to bring some for the kids.  Well it was a hit!
   We will definitely be back here in Chinatown in a week or two, and we already have some restos in our list which we target to go, and yes we already know the name of the chocolate shop we've been looking for.   So do watch out for it! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Razon's" Inspired Halo-Halo Just Along the Kanto

A scorching hot day!  I actually have a headache even though I've showered twice already.  Hubby came home really exhausted from work, bummer, I wasn't able to prepare snack for him.   But I still needed to cook dinner. After cooking and enjoying Chicken Curry, my headache got worse.   I'm trying not be so dependent on medicine yet struggling not to lose my composure.  What to do? What to do?
   How's a tub full of icy-cold water?  Nah!
   Pump up the AC, maybe?  No, no. We're trying economize!
   Let's try this catch phrase "Ibuhos mo..!"(translated as "Pour it," from an iced-tea TV commercial)!   We have tried it didn't work!
   Finally, I gave in.   I raved for Halo-Halo!   A concoction of beans, caramelized banana, sweet potato, jackfruit, gelatin,  garbanzossugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport(macapuno), tapioca and Nata de Coco.  All covered in shaved ice and milk and not to forget the decadent leche flan (egg custard) and ube halaya (sweetened purple yam).   
   We decided to head to Malibay, a busy district in Pasay, to look for an eatery or a fast food chain that might serve it, like Tropical Hut.  And low, Kanto Sinco ( Fifth Street).  A quaint yet eye-catching diner, which serve native Filipino dishes.  Hoping that they have this, we parked and asked them.  Thank God they do! Oh, glory!
   They have an al fresco dining upstairs, looks like a roof top though under the tree.  Kind of like a modern tree house, if you try to picture it.   the best part of it is that you can feel the cool breeze of night and catch a spectacular view of the moon.   While we were having the feast of halo-halo, my husband and I envisioned a drive to Pampanga and check out Razon's of Guagua as we tour Bataan on the weekend since their version of the sweet is more like Razon's, without the colorful aspect of it.   I agreed commenting that our kids haven't tried their Halo-Halo yet.   But then, getting second thoughts, cause now children are accustomed to shakes and soda floats.   Unlike when we were kids, when we felt bliss eating the cold dessert after playing and wandering in the heat of the sun, without sunscreen!
   We even thought of the other foodie stuffs we used to munch on twenty to thirty years ago.   Foods that aren't so familiar anymore.   Binatog, nilupak, ginataan and our favorite sundot-kulangot.  Ice scrambles are gaining back its fame, though.  
   And so, here I am, head-ache gone and almost done with my blog.   Dreaming of Razon's Halo-Halo and Dinuguan this time in its  origin in Pampanga.  Also original sisig here we come...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chillin' at Chili's

    Burger-eaters of Manila gathered last April 5, 2011 in celebration of Big Mouth Burger 
Day!  Chilli's world-famous Big Mouth Burgers were served for a whopping Php 120, which
is over 65% OFF the regular selling price! It was available at Chili's Greenbelt 5, Greenhills, Tomas  Morato, and Chili's Too at the Power Plant Mall in Rockwell.   A  friend who works in Hyatt Dubai Hotel, invited us for snack, however we ended up eating dinner.   We had a nice stroll at the park and mall while we waited to be seated, and Myrna was asking why it was that crazy in Chili's Greenbelt 5 branch, while the Dubai's branch is not  being visited that much.  I don't know what to actually tell her, coz it was the first time I will be trying Chilli's which I have heard was famous for  Southwestern foods such as burgers, steaks and margaritas.  We were there at 5 in the afternoon but we got inside at 7 pm.   People were mad about trying to get in just in time for the promo.

Easter 2011 at Marriott Hotel Manila

   Step out into the world of the wild side as Marriott Manila takes you to the fiercely fun world of the jungles. For the most awaited holiday break, the whole family deserves nothing but a spectacular pampering experience. Stay for two nights and kick off the treat with Easter room package and avail it for only USD160++ per night and discover a secret hideaway with the whole family. Experience a realm of tranquility and look forward to a buffet breakfast for two, where a spread filled with popular favorites from breads, meats, fish, veggies, fruits, and desserts guaranteed to complete the day. Stride into an adventure-filled afternoon with Easter Wild Hunt Party with inclusive two tickets in the package set to happen on April 24, 2PM at the Grand Ballroom. 

    Gear up to this another most happening family event for only Php500 entrance fee both for the kids and adults. What could be another best way of bonding with the whole folk than dressing up to jungle-inspired attire as everyone enjoys a host of activities from face painting, magic show, egg hunt, with an exotic bird and reptile show. As the kids scour for more treasures and freebies from cookies, chips, and toys, the whole family will surely take delight to the fancy afternoon snack buffet especially prepared by Executive Chef Meik Brammer. 

   Featuring a filling mix of zesty and delicious fare, kids will be greeted by the gigantic ham and cheese sandwich brimming with appetizing stuffs of meat and veggies. Who wouldn’t satiate on corn dogs, pizza, fish fingers, and fried chicken with barbeque sauce, sure to bring a delicious hint of American taste. On the side includes a pop corn station to keep the kids a bit more cheery while participating in the games and activities. After literally indulging to a happy meal, the Easter confections will surely bring anyone to the sweetest summer escape, starting off with Easter-inspired goodies from cupcakes, cookies, chocolate carrot cake, and exotic fruits. Not to mention, the all-time favorite chocolate fountain station with condiments, considered an enjoyable treat for anyone. 
   To make it extra special, Fruit Magic and Californiaberry’s Ice Ice Baby is bringing in their delightful cool down treats with their summer products. Since every party aims to leave a feel-good memorable magic, all participants will take home a gift loot packed with candies and snacks courtesy of Oishi, Cheezy, Chuckie, Koko Krunch, Jack and Jill products, Chips Delight, Yakult, Summit sparkling water, plus a souvenir hankie from Enchanted Kingdom. Plus, game prizes are courtesy of Osh Kosh B’ Gosh, the country’s leading kid apparel store. 

   The little ones will surely appreciate a meet and greet time with Smiley, Chuckie, and Eldar mascots, plus an opportunity to have lifelong souvenir photo with them. Catch another holiday excitement as Baicapture ensures everyone brings home a photo souvenir with the whole family
   For a more private Easter celebration, head to Marriott CafĂ© where an elaborate brunch buffet spread awaits at P2, 000 per head, with inclusive two Easter Wild Hunt party tickets. Rack up the seven mouthwatering stations with more delightful gourmet additions, such as baby squid salad, salmon caviar with croutons and sour cream, lobster bisque with cognac, roasted prime rib and leg of lamb, plus the many options at the hot section and dessert station. With this and more, Marriott Manila is simply the perfect venue to revel on the Easter.

    An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City. Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Best Rib in Manila

We were at Pasig's ULTRA or the Phil. Sports Arena, just in time for lunch.   We made a quick visit to the Football Fiesta 2011.  Since we were close to San Juan, we decided to look for Carol's Texan 5, well, with that, to look for the place called Little Bagiuo first.   From EDSA, we went to Greenhills and along Ortigas Ave. we took a right at Caltex which is Wilson Street.  Straight of it is Little Bagiuo, where we discovered a lot of diners, and Steakhouses.   Then, Carol's Texan 5.   

 They have the juiciest burger, where the beef patty is as large as the bun, or maybe a bit bigger.   Veggies are fresh and the beef is very hearty.  I didn't actually finish my burger, it's too gigantic for me.   Plus, I ate a lot of the meat of their Ultimate Texan Ribs.   The plate has to be so big to accommodate  the size of the rib.   A delectable barbecue sauce goes with it and crunchy buttered veggies too.   For my hubby, this is better than the ones served in Friday's.   We definitely loved it!
 The Cowboy Roast Beef, soft snd just right to my taste and my daughters.   With the serving, two people can eat it, too bad I had this ordered for my soon to be seven-year old daughter.   She ate only a forth of it, well too much for her, but she loved it and so with the gravy.
The Texan Burger Steak, extremely juicy burger, topped with button mushrooms and gravy.  So much better than those served on the Jollibee.  A good value for money, a serving for a huge guy.  
I've also heard that aside from serving the best rib in Manila, they too serves the best chicken,
this I need to try!
Let me entice you...
Carol's Texan 5 Menu
Aside from these, Carol's Texan 5 has these services:
Dine-in (Enjoy your best chicken and ribs at Carol's Texan 5!)
Delivery (We deliver to San Juan, Mandaluyong, Ortigas and Pioneer only.)
Event Food Booths (Got an event? Carol's Texan 5 booths are available for hire.)
Party Trays (Order trays of your favorite Carol's Texan 5 dishes for special occasions.)
Functions (Hold events at Carol's Texan 5.)
Kiddie Meal Sets (Order meal sets for your office and kids parties.)
Carol's Texan 5 is a good place to dine, at the time we were there, the place is not crowded, it's relaxing.   We will definitely be back, this time for my son's birthday.   I'm sure Danielle and Darren would have love the foods featured and more on their menus and oh yes, most specially the huge portions of meat!

Really can't wait going back there, so when I heard about Bloggers Buffet at Carol's Texan 5, I have psyched myself joining, and really hoping this may be another adventure for a noob like me in the food blogging world.
And funny, I need to answer the question, "Why would you like to be part of the first Bloggers Buffet?"
My answer, why wouldn't I and who wouldn't!  I get to enjoy Carol's Texan 5 signature chicken and ribs dishes, buffet-style and free, the ambience, and have a great time with fellow bloggers and friends in this first Bloggers Buffet by in cooperation
Well you too can join, just do follow and click on these links:
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CCarol's Texan5

2F 713 J. Abad Santos St.
Barangay Little Baguio
San Juan, Metro Manila

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Asian Food Village at Manila Ocean's Park

    After a quick visit to Hyatt Manila Casino and Hotel, where our little tots had some water fun at the pool area, we were treated by a friend for a sumptuous Eastern Asian Cuisine.  
Nothing much has really changed here since I last ate, about two years ago.   But,  there is a lot to me.  Significant changes that opened up new horizons.   Though the tables and chairs are new, and more stylish, the kitchen island is the same, the menu and the aroma.  I think I had a few pictures stored  in my cell phone, it just that I wasn't able to shoot the foods.   If I could remember it right, I think I ordered Pad Thai, a dish with green mango, and bagoong fried rice.
   The kitchen island where menus are displayed and you can choose dishes according to specialties, such as Thailand's, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Philippine and a bit of Western.
Our Chicken Satay was being cooked.
You can actually see the chefs and cooks preparing the dish we ordered, making sure they are done properly and clean.
Hainanese Chicken
My Bandung with Chichow, a rose syrup, milk tea drink with grass jellies.   This pink drink can be quite deceiving, in a good way.   As you sip it, you can taste the sweetness of rose petals and get the goodness of  teh.  I've been looking forward to having this again.  It sure is good!
Makan Makan Fried Chicken (half)
Chicken Satay
    A Singaporean barbecue quite famous for being a typical street food in Singapore, that's according to my husband, since it was the food he ate so veraciously when he was there a year ago.   However, according to Wikipedia, it originally comes from Indonesia, known to them as sate, and thus being their  national dish.  In an order here at Manila Ocean Park, ten satays are served with a very tasty and a bit sweet , spicy peanut sauce.  The chicken bits are marinated with turmeric making it different among barbecues, hhhmmm, that gives me a thought I will definitely try it, the spicy peanut sauce makes it even more savory.   I can attest to  the significance of peanut sauce to a barbecue.   My mother-in-law sells them, and have pork pieces marinated with it before skewering them to bamboo sticks.  She had been selling them for almost 40 years until now.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Almost A Food Blog

    This article may seem to be a foodie's post, but not quite.  However, I can't disregard my anticipation in sharing one of the good finds I had attending Expo's, foodie events and the likes.  In my best effort to show my friend how happy I am for her, now that she is about to be wed with God's best for her.  I ordered a box of  Kashi Makis at My Pink Wasabi.   I met Chef Anna, the owner of My Pink Wasabi, at Glorietta 5 to pick up my order.   It was a quick meet and greet.   She is so kind enough to come to Makati coming from E. Rodriguez, Q.C., and even waived the transport fee.   Well, when I saw the makis, I said to myself, this is perfect.  I hope I could try at least one at the party, but alas, everyone got so rummy when they saw the colorful and oh so attractive dish, specially when I told them those are for dessert...
 Reggie and Gigi, the couple who will be tying the knot on April 16,2011.
   I've been invited to a lot of weddings, only a few bridal showers though and this is my husband's first stag party.   The bridal shower party, pj (pajama) inspired was organized by Gigi's friends and was hosted by  J-mie Cabalonga.  To also make the party more fun, I was asked to buy condoms (Yayx!), not two nor three but fifteen pieces.   Would anyone guess if I did it or not?  I hope you guessed yes, 'coz I did!   Wahhh!  I never bought any condoms yet...that's it!   I was given two days to plan how I can bring that many condoms for the party.  It was really so embarrassing but quite an experience.   
   The party was so much fun!  We laughed our hearts out as we sported every game and finished it with ached stomach.   We were at a room upstairs and we really created a racket, beating the guys downstairs with their own gigs.   It was wholesome (ows?!) and not demoralising.   Gigi donned her sexiest lingerie yet, got really shocked with the things we did and advised her and hopefully got more excited on the wedding day and night.
 My contribution to a dinner that's worth remembering, hmm, actually to a bridal shower party that is.

 Friends from Lord Jesus Bible Church, GM, the ladies.
The men
Everybody who joined the shower party and stag party.
   We went home with our tummies gastronomically full, our hearts full of love and spirits high as we bring honor to God for we know all good and precious things come from God!  He, amongst all power binds with His love His precious children to honor one another in a  God-fearing, Christ-centered Christian marriage.  Can't wait for another wedding celebration.