My weekend in LA was a blast. Filipino food, family, friends, norebang, soju, guitar hero, saddleranch, jeri’s deli, telly’s, weird old men, mk vs dc, mad gab, babies, presents, lights, and bang bangin’. I didn’t manage to capture it all on camera… but here are a few moments that happened to get caught in front of my lens—
More photos on my flickr page.
Cover of No One by Alicia Keys.
Sorry for the camera movement—I was balancing it on my piano so it shook every time I hit the keys… and ignore the background noise. I have a lovely but rather loud Filipino family. ♥
By the way, I make no claims of being a good singer (& I know I’m a horrible pianist)… I sing because music is comfort food for the soul & I was hungry on Saturday.
My sister lost her camera… so christmas photos this year will only be from the hour I was at the party before everyone left. And I pretty much only took pictures of me and my cousins anyway. No photos of my arrival, the aunts and uncles, the kids, opening the presents. Boo… and no photos from our night out at Saddleranch…
At least I still have some pictures from this weekend at home on my camera.
Oh and I have this from my night of karaoke with Wilbear…
It was so much fun seeing him especially because the last time we hung out was in June just before I left for the Big Apple. I finally met Mike, his friend from high school that he’s told me about more times than I could count, and Abs and Sam came as well. Overall, it was a super fun night and I hope I don’t have to wait another 6 months until I can see my Kuya Wil again. ♥
Time for Mass. Long update when I’m back in NY. Au revoir!
Due to flight delays and bad winds I didn’t get into LA until midnight. I thought for sure that the party would have broken up by then with my extended family leaving for their prospective homes…
But when I got to my parents’ house at 12:20 (thanks to Sam’s crazy driving skills) everyone was still there! So even though I was super late, I was still able to spend at least some time with my lovely and hilarious cousins, aunts and uncles.
Also, the delay in my flight was quite bittersweet as it gave me more time to say goodbye to a dear friend yet less time with the fam bam.
Still… I felt really cared for today. And special. I really am quite the lucky girl.
This entry needs to be short since I left my laptop in NY and I’m doing this update on my phone. Not to mention the fact that it’s 4am in LA which translates to 7am in NY. I think it’s time for bed, don’t you?
I wish I had a porc-épic in California.
I laughed out loud when I saw this—
I also had a very happy surprise this morning. Unexpected visits from dear friends always put a big ol’ cheeser on my face.
I’m going home in a little over a day. I’m really excited and I haven’t even packed yet! Christmas this year is going to be at my parents’ house so even though I’m going to be a bit late, at least I won’t be nearly as late as I would have been had the party been in Canyon Country. Sam’s picking me up so that Ate Lorie won’t have to leave the festivities and get lost on the way to the airport (just kidding, Ate! ♥). I also get to see James, Ang, Wilmar and Jono at some point during the week.
Food, family & friends and a house decorated in lights… who could ask for more?
I walked home. It was cold and people looked at my knee length skirt and thought I was insane, but a walk always makes me feel tons better.
The smile is back on my face. Now for dinner, l’étude du français and a night snuggled in my PJs.
Bonne nuit, mes amis.