Monday, October 27, 2008

octobertdeys

It's my Lolo Cente's birthday today and though he is no longer with us, we celebrated his birthday yesterday with a potluck lunch at home.

Lola Agre and Lolo Cente, late 1970's


Yesterday was also my sister-in-law Jean's birthday so it was a double celebration.

birthday girl, Jean, flanked by Bhea, JC, Jeff2x, Onin, Anton & EJ


Tita Paro and Tito Felix in Houston "joined" us for lunch via Skype. We placed my laptop on the dining table so they could participate in our table talk! Cousin Ivy from the mesas of Pinon, Arizona also Skyped in. ::sigh:: How they missed our good old Filipino fare and wished they could have a plateful of our lunch.

May I enumerate? :-)

Halaan soup (again? why not?)

Shrimps (fresh as can be, like some of them were jumping before turning red in the pan)

Binakhaw (new experiment by Edgar)

Pork disaster (hehe, joke lang. it was supposed to be sinigang but it turned out to be something like adobo!! not by me, by the way. it was by... ummphh! ::hand covers my mouth:: akk...ukk... ok, i'm not allowed to tell. ;p )

Sinugbang pork

Pancit palabok sa bilao

Dinuldog (by Tita Mary)

Biko (for snacks but served during lunch as well)

Puto and Tsokolate (painit)

Birthday Cake (demolished in three secs. it was good.)









7 comments:

Janessa said...

Hehe. Thanks! Regards to everyone there at Dumaguete too from us here! Hehe.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

lamia sa imong ginganlan nga inyo menu uy....

shrimps....galukso-lukso pa, presko kaayo....

tanan-tanan, tsalapppp

bitaw, talking binakhaw-fresko gyd ni sa?

mantiaw akong miga, fish nya gikan france, presko daw.....

palit ko ug tuna-tulingan ba na, dako bya gamay,....giprito nako, pinagahi gyd kay hadlok ko mahilo or mahubog?

pastilan, ako gilabay kay maot man ug, humok na man gyd, di na fresko ako lantaw n tilaw....

wa pod mokaon si kim, kay nahadlok. ako na lang gilabay uy....mahal ra ba kay 7euro isa ra kabook....lol

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

belated bday greetings to you SIL....good health n god bless.

ka cute sa imong mga kapang-umangkonan, with all their smiles....


cute pod iya cake, kay mora ug pangbata nga color n decors.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

read n read ko sa menu nimo, sus tanan lami man gyd kaayo uy.

diay, grocery mi bernie ganiha, kay lagi ugma holiday, closed.

ngita ko ug tiil sa baboy....kay lami gyd ikaon ug humba....
remember ko mama, cooked humba, using tiil lagi sa baboy, bagtak?

tapos sagolan nya ug gabi n banana blossoms-flowers?

ngita-ngita ko sa butcher, bernie gabagolbol na....unsa kono ako gipangita.

ingon ko ug tiil sa baboy, ingon nya wala kono na baligya....

di gyd ko too nya kay naka kaon ko sa isa ka pinay iya pod gihumba.

ngita gyd ko, nakit-an gyd nako....frozen diay.

price?....1.50euro ra, daghan bya....

ingon cya, unsaon kono nako, ingon ko lotoon....lotoon?
ingon ko, OO........

ask cya, para kinsa? ingon ko atong kan-on...........

ingon cya, ato kan-on, para na sa Iro............hahahahaah

wa gyd ko patoo nya, ako gyd gipaapil ug bayad,...

wa gyd ko naulaw sa cashier, ask ko....makaon ba ni?

ingon cya OO.........so, makaon, ako gipalit.

ugma ako humbaon...........hahahaha

bernie?...wa na motingog..........

naka daog gyd ko uy....kay moinsist gyd cya para sa pets ra kono.

panglingo na lang cya.....lol

ness said...

hi janessa,

sige, take care and regards too.

ness said...

hi vicky,

that's true. frozen fish is a far, far, far, so very far cry from the fresh fish that we have in Dumaguete. "Langsa kaayo" ang frozen fish. Fresh from the sea fish IS THE BEST, EVER!

for humba, actually you can also use other parts of the pig, like ribs, because it's nice to gnaw on the bony parts. i'm not very fond of pig's feet, too, because it's mostly skin and cartilage and bone, with very little meat. so when we make humba, i buy spareribs instead of pig's hocks, although the experts say pig's hocks are the best.

as for humba, I LOVE IT!! yumyumyum

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

thnks ....

bitaw, pastilan akong giloto ron, wla nako ipressure cook or using pressure cooker, kay gamay ang cooker,

akong gihinay2 ug loto, pastilan dugaya nalata uy....lol

bitaw, way unod, bukog daghan...

pero lami gihapon.........

dia ra mi sa balay, miadto ra sa cemetery, dagkot, tapos uli.

mingaw kaayo diri, tugnaw pa n ulan pod......

have a nice weekend na lang dha.