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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Family, Foods and Friends


 I went home a year ago to visit my family and friends. As soon as the plane landed, I immediately called my parents to let them know I was on my way home. The next call was to a dear friend who is having some serious problems about fixing bad credit. I wanted to cheer her up so I gave her a quick call and asked her to meet me for dinner while I was in town. When I arrived at my parents home my whole family was gathered around the living room. The dining room table was filled with my favorite foods. We talked about old times and new events and we had a family dinner together. It was a very happy reunion and I missed them so much because of being away for a long time.

Just like the old saying goes "the best way to a man's heart is through her stomach" YES !!! my mom knows exactly how to spoil me. She made sure I get all of the foods I missed when I was away from home.


Sizzling squid

Crispy crablets


Fried chicken

Pansit bihon

Calamare

Steam shrimps

Marie, my best friend in high school arrived later that night. When we met she hugged me with tears in her eyes. She said it was tears of happiness for seeing me after so many years. She looked much different from when we were in high school. She told me her credit mess started after her divorce. With no one in her life she used eating and shopping addiction as her coping skills. It didn’t take long and she noticed a big change in her physical appearance. The shopping increased along with her depression and soon her credit was ruined. After realizing the consequences of her bad choices she immediately sought help from a credit repair service. The credit repair team evaluated her credit reports and developed a plan according to her needs. After a year of working with the credit team she is now in an improved position. As part of her remedy she found a second job and worked many hours to pay off her debts and fix her bad credit. She has also met a man who she has been dating for a year. We spent many more hours catching up and remembering good times together. The next morning we met the rest of our high school friends. It was a wonderful reunion.

I went back to the US after three weeks with a heart filled with happy memories. I can't wait to see them again this year !






My precious family



Submitted by Aligaga for TSS 

19 comments:

  1. Nice family photo! Lahat ng nakahain gusto ko! It's nice to meet up with long time friends lalo na yung matagal ng di nakikita tsikahan to the max talaga!

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    1. Anney.. thanks !!! Filipino gatherings won't be complete without good foods and lots of them !!!

      Magkakasundo tayo basta kainan hahahahah

      Aligaga

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  2. oh Chay, you make me so hungry!! Like Anney, lahat dyan gusto ko :) hehe! I always enjoy going here and reading your posts, thanks so much Chay. miss you, wish we can hang out some day again and enjoy some great yummy foods! :)

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    1. oh how I wish we live closer ! I miss the halo halo in Goldilocks !!!!

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  3. drooling here, hahaha! basta pagkain, sabi nga ni Mond pag gutom ako nakakalimutan ko ang mga tao sa paligid ko. LOL!

    ps.
    been wanting to frame and caption my photos the way you did. pano mo ginawa?

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    1. haha, figured it out. puti kasi yung background ko kaya di makita yung border. lemme see what i can do. ;)

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    2. hmmmn,it looked the same though after changing my background color. i still need your tip. haha!

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    3. Hahahha I wish I can help you, but the only thing I did was upload the pictures, I am not sure why pictures came out with white border.

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    4. haha, strange! btw, will be transferring funds to TSS' paypal account for our charity event in Dec. ayaw kasi ni kulasa humawak ng pera, hahaha! will let you know pag na-transfer ko na. will transfer as and when i collect funds from my blogging happine$$. :)

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    5. oki doki ! Beth is our fund caretaker, sige lang patago mo dun hahahaha -- thanks !!!

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  4. What a great visit with your family. All the food looks yummy. Love the photo of your family, a wonderful memory of your visit. Have a great day!

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    1. thank you Eileen - great memories !!!


      Aligaga

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  5. I love to hear trips about you going back home and have great memories like this. Your mother must be a great cook as the dishes are delicious looking! I want the crablets!!!

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    1. Thanks Icy ! I wish I had the time to learn how to cook like my mom. The crablets are the best !!!

      Aligaga

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  6. Those plates look so good! I am so hungry, I skipped lunch today so my mouth is watering;

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    1. Thanks SS hahaha I still drool just looking at these photos !

      Aligaga

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  7. What a wonderful time. Mothers are like that and it makes us love them all the more.

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    1. I agree Judy... mom's just know how to win their kids !!!

      Aligaga

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  8. awwwwwww you just made me super hungry Chay!!!!

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