“I'd rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”
― Lucille Ball

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Restaurant - "Sidney's Grill", Dagupan

Rating ❶ out of

For my birthday last year, I invited my family for a lunch at Sidney's Grill in Dagupan, along the Venecia Extension.

On Internet I read about the restaurant several comments and blogs, saying that it was/is the best restaurant in Dagupan.

Also the location looks right, with bahay kubo's floating on the water and the central building on posts in the water. It looks a bit like restaurant Isdaan in Gerona, Tarlac, but not as big and beautiful as Isdaan.

So we had high hopes, but were disappointed about the food and the service.

Car Blessing

Again we have been to Manaoag church, this time for blessing our newest car.

First on Sunday, but it was too busy there and we decided to come back next day. As I heard later it was Bible Day on Sunday.

So we went again on Monday, this time only a few cars and one motor bike. The priest was willing, but reluctantly, to pose with us for a photo after the blessing.

A few more photo's will follow below.

So in stead on Sunday we went to a well known restaurant in Dagupan. I will tell you about the restaurant in another post shortly.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Filipino Tradition for New Year

The Philippines is known for its many traditions, like other Asian counties.

One of them is to collect 12 (for each month 1) round fruits and display them on New Year's Eve.

Some like we, go for 13, nobody knows why. 

Round shapes represent coins and are thought to symbolize prosperity in the coming year. Therefore, Filipino families display round fruits on New Year's Eve.

Like in Spain, Filipinos eat 12 fruits at midnight. The banana, pineapple and dragon fruit should not be included of course, but the round requirement is not taken seriously anymore.

See this site for other New Year traditions around the world.


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