We came back from Pioduran Albay on Sunday, January 10. We have been visiting family and celebrated the 95th birthday of my father-in-law and my own 60th birthday.
life in the Philippines
Having a party in the Philippines means drinking, aside from dancing, singing karaoke, and eating. Mostly men are drinking. I haven’t seen women drinking often. If they do: just moderately. Men like to drink untill they got drunk or even beyond. The procedure and ingredients:
During the afternoon and evening we had contact with some nieces who are living in Holland through Yahoo Messenger. In this way they had the feeling that they were included in the party too.
Last January 6, my father-in-law and myself were celebrating our birthday. Pay (as my father in law is called by us) was born in 1915 so he became 95. Myself I was born in 1950 and celebrated my 60th birthday on January 7. A big party was organized by my wife and her siblings.
Some 95 years ago, January 6, 1915 a boy was born in the Philippines. His parents named him Luciano.
This post I am writing directly from Pioduran Albay. The hometown of my in-laws. This is the place where my father-in-law lives with his youngest daughter and her family. It’s also the place where we are staying right now.
Today, 60 years ago, I decided to leave my mothers womb and started to explore this world. Looking back at those 60 years, I regret the fact that I didn’t move to the Philippines earlier. I will celebrate my birthday in Pioduran, Albay. The hometown of my wife Flor and her family. I will drink(…)
Coming monday, January 4, my wife Flor and I are going to Pioduran, Albay. We are going to celebrate the 95th birthday of my father-in-law on January 6, and my own 60th birthday January 7. Already several times we have celebrated our birthdays together, and there’s no reason to change it.
Already several days a few youngsters in our neighbourhood are firing firecrackers. They start early morning and continue to do so untill in the evening. If they do it for the coming new year celebration or a belated Christmas celebration is not clear to me.
Flor and I would like to announce proudly that we also have a lizard killer. Dave from philippines plus has his mother-in-law to do so, we also have one. Not as feared as Dave has, but yet….
This time of the year a lot of Filipinos, living and/or working abroad, are visiting their home country to spend Christmas with their families. In the Philippines it is a customary that home comers are bringing presents. It is called pasalubong. These gifts are very much appreciated
After writing this blog for over one year I thought it might be time to publish a picture of myself. The picture below is taken today December 14 2009. (Now that I am writing this post, I see that I should have shaved first ) On the other hand, as an expat in the Philippines(…)