Skip to main content


April 21 2008 Mon

We spent another day with Giada (my husband's twin sis) and practically her entire family and beyond-her 2 grown kids Alessandro 27 y.o. and his fiance', and Michela 26, and her husband Fabrizio.Signora Claudia Giada's mother-inlaw and 2 among Giada's bestfriends the couple Roberto and wife Giovanna. At least once a month we get invited at Giada's with these same people. It's always a very pleasant get-together with them, except(rarely like today) for some very petty quarrel over table manners (mine, being an Asian or more particularly -being a Filipino) ,I didnt change plates when it was time for the second course (meat), not wanting for GIada to take care of many plates what with all her guests each changing plates for the entire 5 course meal.(The typical italian meal consists of 5 course or plates-first plate serves pasta or soup, for the second meat or fish main dish. Third is salad, 4th is fruits and last is cakes or sweets. ) So Giada reprimanded me that for the sake of VIttoria (my 20 mo. old daughter) who is seated between us(Giada and me) that I should set an example. The dining table eventually turned into a little family courthouse with Giovanna and her husband Roberto defending or justifying one's liberty to eat as his\her personal culture dictates, just as long as it is within the confines of reasonable etiquette. With me as suddenly a defendant, and my accusers Signora Claudia and Giada. Thankfully it ended with my acquittal. Giovanna gifted VIttoria with a very nice red summerdress, Alessandro baby sunglasses,and Michela-musical camel stufftoy.And when we got home at around 7p , almost as soon as we stepped in the house our neighbors Lela (Antonella,who loves hanging out with us) knocked to give some more toygifts for Vittoria.


Race said…
it seems like a very happy meal. so you've started na pala, i'll just teach you on YM, take care!

Popular posts from this blog


We attended the celebration of Philippine Independence Day last June 12, at Manila Square here in Rome, and we enjoyed so much not only all the typical Filipino delicacies (mostly for free, just like in a town 'Fiesta'), but also the company of all the filipinos in that highly festive occasion where the TFC channel also held a show hosted by Pokwang and Randy Santiago.But we weren't able to watch anymore as we left before their arrival, late in the afternoon.We didn't want to expose our little daughter to too much sun. But it was the first time we attended the Philippine Independence Day here in Rome. It was also funny to see some foreigners, muslim-looking and also Italians appreciating our festivities and our food. There were many different booths set-up to promote varied services like Filipino real estate companies,Filipino Banking institutions, legal assistance, food stands etc. There was also the 'halo-halo' under the heat of the sun--:The most surprisin…

Cross At The Center of The Universe

This is the actual image at the very center of our universe,found at the core of the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) Not long ago, a certain very young Pastor Louise who himself also, is a NASA/space enthusiast- preached in Spain about the incomprehensible enormity of our universe. It was a very eloquent message,very well explained and accompanied by his own actual visual collections from NASA. He articulately (however hard he tried to..) showed the vastness of GOD (more than that, the vastness of GOD's Love for us) . ...consider, at 60,000 or 70,000 ft. above the sealevel, all structures on earth's surface would hardly be visible through the naked eye, lowfast lamborghinis or ferraris, jetplanes,villas and mansions, the most luxurious malls and most importantly-people would seem inexistent. If you travel farther,beyond our own solar system or even outside our Milky Way galaxy, the Earth would seem to be only a dot.And men, you or me would be insignificant(or seemingly inexistent) size…


We celebrated our sixth year wedding anniversary yesterday at Hard Rock Cafe' at the Rome tourist belt area.Of course Italy is known for its delightful and fat-free cuisine but due to budget constraints we opted not for a fine dining.But the entire day was blessed with cheers and simple fatty dishes by Hard Rock but nevertheless served with kindness and sweetness by the young and handsome waiter.That is also good enough to make up for what might still be lacking to call it a memorable wedding anniversary.We were with my girlfriend Lala with whom I was teasing Alessandro our waiter just for fun.We finished our dinner with yet another greasy dessert hot fudge brownies.After that,we proceeded with some photoshoot outside the restaurant.As the American embassy is just a stone's throw away from Hard Rock, I also had my photo taken with it in the background.Well there's one more reason to Praise My GOD today.