a mini reunion with former classmates
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On Monday, Aunt Erie and I were off to SM North Edsa mall. We took local transportation which consist of tricycle and a FX van. My Aunt was the navigator for the whole day. She even made sure that the tricycle driver didn't overcharge our fare. The SM Dept Store is my favorite store to shop in. The task of the day: get to a foreign money changer and buy new sets of undies. Note: my fave undies are the cotton So-En brand, french bikini cut.
Before you enter the main entrance, be prepared for a bag inspection. I was annoyed that I had to keep opening my backpack for security. I guess, it is a small price to pay for a safe and terrorist-free public area.
The stores were already decked-out with Christmas decorations eventhough it was only the middle of November.
After a long shopping session, Aunt Erie was feeling light headed so we made a beeline to Jollibee, my favorite Pinoy fast food. I ordered a palabok special (noodle dish) and she got a chicken job.
That night, I went to rendezvous with Joanne, my former classmate. We drove from Cubao to Antipolo. I aws impressed with her driving abilities (manual car/de cambio). She drives like a NYC cab driver. During high traffic, each vehicles were just about one foot away from each other.
We reached her subdivision at La Colina. Michelle and her common law husband owned five dogs and a small tindahan (general store). We entered their gates and were greeted with a chorus of dogs barking. The happy couple even made a special dinner for us. Michelle made spagetti with tuna (cream white sauce) and her husband made chicken shwarma with garlic tahini + home made pita bread as well. Joanne and I brought 'bibingka' and 'puto bumbong' for desserts. These are my fave treats during the xmas season. We caught up with each other's stories and ended the night with the obligatory group shots in front of their house.