December 31, 2008 was only a usual day for the three of us. I arrived from the hospital recovering from the toxicity me and my NOD had passed through and another tiring work again at home to prepare the meals on our Medya Noche. Some of the dishes were done and was placed in our “Round Bountiful Dining Table”. The hungry me secretly manage to taste some of it and not being bias, it’s so delicious! 🙂 I am proud to say that my mother really improved her cooking moment by moment?! 🙂 I was with my tired mom sitting on the dining table having some simple talk about her cooking. And me as an ass-kisser :), I said to her that the lumpia she made was very mouth-watering! Then she got that “on the nagging mode” setting when she accused me again of not washing my hands. 🙂 But I replied her back with a smile, which may seems like an affirmation of not doing so. HeHeeHe! 🙂 After I finished eating my lunch (which I didn’t manage to do so on our lunch break for some call of duty reasons), I started to help my mom on her cooking. I had just realized that the philanthropic work she always doing day by day in the family is so wonderful. Being a career woman (so far the best teacher I’ve ever encountered after what she has done to her students) and a housewife at the same time is an awesome job. 🙂 Looking by far some of the greatest things that she made for the past is such an incredible journey for her and for me and all I can say is, “I am proud of her! :)”. A Wonder Mom?! 🙂
My younger brother on the other hand had do to some toasting stuff for the marinade liempo to roast it on top. In all fairness to him, he has a talent in grilling! Not only on that, but has a potential for cooking as well. I think among the two of us, he got those genes from my parents. 🙂 But it seems he must have to possess that initiative trait before becoming so… 😀 I admit that I am not that good when it comes to cuisine but eating wise, just count me in. 🙂 Over all, I am just right behind them watching and trying to put some effort to help them with some basics, not to mention the opening of can goodies, stirring, washing the dishes, things like an assistant chef do at least for an amateur like me. HaHaaHa?! All has been set and done around 6pm, everything was ready for the midnight fiesta. For a while, we need to take a break from exhaustion we had came across, earn some strength and preparation, mind and soul, for the New Year’s Mass. 🙂 The three of us screwed up when the mass was almost running half an hour ago, meaning we’re there with the jam-packed crowd waiting the remaining rituals to end in the making. Actually we’re not on each other’s company that time for my mom really need to go to search and save an exclusive seat to get that scenic view (at least on her perception :D) the slow me had to left to fix myself up and got to move fast to be able to reach my mother, while my brother had to be with his friends and the responsible to make sure that before leaving, our home is secured and free from malicious intent. For that single reason, I was a victim of “wait-boredom syndrome” for my brother brings the key?! 🙂 So I’m there patiently sitting on our corner. Anyways, as usual, we were on our living room watching TV and waiting for the clock to strike 12.
The long wait was over and few minutes to go… it’s New Year’s Day?! 🙂 It only suggest that it is time to prepare some New Year “thing” to earn luck and prosperity this 2009. I admit I jump up higher this time to get some inch of height. HeHe?! At least the hope was there! 🙂 Rounded shaped fruits were on the basket-like container and placed in our table. 🙂 A very classy superstitious ritual adapt from the Chinese culture. Wearing red as a symbol of Good Luck which is again a Chinese thing was my motif to let the Good Luck get into my system. 🙂 And some other beliefs that were set and done before the coming year starts its first minutes. 🙂 Very Filipino! 🙂 Anyways, the faith of our luck still depends on our hands though?! We still create our destiny and it’s a choice. And in the end of the day, it falls back to us after we decide what path we’ll go. It is just what other people say! Yet I find it so true?! But then, the guidance of God should be there to give some support and protection. HaHaaHa?! Out of the topic!
The celebration of New Year was not so bright as compared to last year. The sky was so fair for it was a bit gloomy and I think there’s a storm coming. The good thing about it was there were less firework accidents happen and family members stays together at their home to gather themselves and at least for somehow they become so unified to be called and termed as a “family.” Then the celebration ended with a full meal of various dishes served and beaten up by the hungry stomach. Like the usual holiday, especially in New Year, we slept late to watch the Grey’s Anatomy marathon.
The End! 🙂