For my New Year blog post, I will attempt to share with you how my family welcomed the New Year.
For a change, we decided to have our New Year’s Eve dinner a little earlier than in previous years so we could welcome the New Year with a full stomach.
We planned on serving healthy food but in the end, lechon (roast pig) and roast beef somehow found their way to the dinner table.
Our family members filled our long dinner table with a seating capacity of 24. This table used to be the dining table at the German Ambassador’s residence in Dasmarinas Village in Makati City. It is perfect for my large family of 26.
Hotdogs and hot chocolate are regular fare at our family’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner. Everything else is changeable. I was assigned to make potato salad.
We made sure to take photos since my youngest sister is visiting from Germany and had some fun while at it.
A few year’s ago, we decided to stop buying firecrackers since our neighbors do a superb job of providing a pyrotechnic spectacle. This year, one neighbor is said to have spent Php 80,000.- for his fireworks display. And the neighbor selling these firecrackers is said to have earned close to a million this holiday season alone.
Conversation lasted until 1:30 a.m. upon which good judgement prevailed over us and we decided to call it a day. There is still tomorrow to resume all the merriment.
It is always fun celebrating special occasions with family and loved ones.
I hope you welcomed New Year’s Eve with much hope and jubilation.
Let us all hope that the new year will bring blessings of peace, good health, love, happiness, success and prosperity!
Happy New Year everyone!
- And yet again, no Brit in Wimbledon final this year
- Sofitel: Swimming by the sea, without leaving the city
- Introduce your children to parks
- My 5-year old wants some privacy
- Hello and Happy Hearts’ Month!