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Bienvenida by Tita Menchu

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When Suharts and Rins are here we are so busy :-) Lunch hosted by Tita Menchu and Lucy (cute dog) Katigbak. Group photo with slippersBienvenida by Tita Menchu (21)Japanese style where you have to remove your shoes and wear slippers.
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 So happy to see Tita Viv Yuchengco @canarymum :-) who always looks so good everytime I see her. One of her secrets is Izumio  #h2hizumio @naturallyplusphilippines and Another secret is her beauty salon called Vivify @vivify_salon in Jupiter street. She now offers microblading and she is the perfect model.  She is a permanent fixture at the Makati Stock Exchange soon to move to BGC. Tita Viv is a trove of information so i also like getting info and finds from her. She has a doctor for everything and she will even help you get an appointment in an instant. There’s no better wisdom than experience and age. Love  learning from friends – to me they are blessings from God  #h2hbeauty #vivifysalon #h2hpeopleBienvenida by Tita Menchu (33)Homecooked healthy and yummy meal by Tita Menchu.

Pako salad, Inihaw na baboy, Chicken inasal and Tita Vivian’s Pancit palabok. Super enjoyed our host, Tita Viv @canarymum and Marlene. I learn so much from them and enjoy the super funny stories – i could listen all day #h2hpeople #h2htablesettin
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Bienvenida by Tita Menchu (29)Yummy garlic crispy chips which she got in Isetann SingaporeBienvenida by Tita Menchu (8)

Homemade pako salad- she said she just puts the pako in a strainer and pours hot water over it then adds the onions and tomato. And since she’s “OC” the onions and tomatoes have to be cut a certain way

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I asked her how she marinated her yummy Chicken inasal – its Claude Tayag inasal which comes in a bottle and you can buy in the grocery. Yum!

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LOVE the Cold handtowel idea in the tablesetting which smelled so good. She puts the colognes or perfumes that she can’t use.  Which i believe is not offensive because you really tend to choose your scent sometimes.

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Super love the crochet glass holder which can’t be bought anywhere :-( because it was made by a former maid. It’s so thick and so snug and looks so elegant. If someone can please copy and sell

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I like the slipper idea. In my future home im hoping to follow the Japanese home where they have an area before entering the home which has a cabinet to put shoes then you change into slippers and there’s a step before entering the home proper. That’s why i collect hotel slippers:-)  I’m going to follow all these!! Lovegetting ideas from friends. Bienvenida by Tita Menchu (1) Bienvenida by Tita Menchu (2)Bienvenida by Tita Menchu (13)Oh and we got a taste test of the latest Carmen’s Best @carmensbest of @pacomagsaysay which is Sugar free and will be launched soon #h2hhouseholdtips #h2hfinds#h2hicecream
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Javs 18 Years

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Surprise!  Happy 18th bday Javs #chefjavs

He had to go to the tennis courts to train on his bday so i thought he would be happy to celebrate with his friends there – the ballboys & the trainers who he loves.   We made it a surprise as they all gathered to greet him with a cake.

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 When he woke up he asked me for money and he went to @rustansfresh to buy ingredients and he cooked spaghetti for the staff at home and my mom’s staff. He went there to his lola’s house personally to give them the spaghetti. My heart melted when i saw him do this – my son who is always so thoughtful and caring to these people who we sometimes take for granted. And he has always been like this even when he was a kid – very generous and kind to them thats why they are his friends. He turns 18 today and I don’t worry about him because I know he has a big heart and that’s what is important to me  #h2hcelebrations Stolen photos from the maids haha!! He does not like me to take his photochef javs bday spaghettijavs bday spaghetti

 Birthday treat for the team!  Polo Clubhouse sandwich!  yum !! Thank you Ina @inaayala for the recommendation  #themanilapoloclub #clubhousesandwich #h2hsandwichesJavs 18 Years (6) Javs 18 Years (7) Javs 18 Years (3) Javs 18 Years (4)

Polo Club – lots of memories when we were kids. Always nice to bump into old friends and just hang around- good vibes always- Jaco @jacoyupangcowho is a good friend of James my hubby, who was my highschool barkada
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now married to Kathy @ksy2422 who is so nice !  Love her keychain which used to be a medal you hang in your baby’s crib. It was given by Margie @mduavit  but now since the kids are big already she made it into a keychain. good idea!! #h2hpeople #themanilapoloclubkathy y keychainCrib medal made keychian

Surprise Mediterranean Lunch

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 Another surprise for couple Suharto ( 28th) and Rina (11th)!  But because Mich and I were busy looking at the food,  when the celebrants entered there was no one inside when they arrived haha!!  Happy they are back ! #h2hcelebrationsSurprise Mediterranean Lunch (15)
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Surprise for Eds and Toots

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Special surprise bday lunch for BFF Eds @manayesg and Toots @toots_collage at @benchcafeph  Everyone enjoyed the food that we ate more than the usual !! We want to recycle the beautiful placemats and use it again :-)  Food is more fun with good company !! Bench Cafe is so wholesome, it’s so affordable and you can celebrate over and over again :-)  #benchcafeph#h2hcelebrations

Previous entry:  Bench Cafe February 6, 2018

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Shhhh It’s a Surprise

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Special surprise 50th bday celebration by Yammy @buckybeez Dada, Catha and Mich for their sister and cousin Tina!  A night of good food, dancing to 80s music with family and friends ! Happy bday to our dear sister Tina, We LOVE you #h2hcelebrations

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Yummy food at Tina’s surprise party at Mess Hall @themoplex Love anything @themomentgroup ! 8 cuts onion rings, shoestring fries, Spicy tuna maki, chicken karaage, honey patis chicken wings, 8 cuts cheeseburger sliders, house sisig with pancit or garlic rice and the yummy cookies ! #themomentgroup
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White Glasses Surprise for MTL

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 And Mom’s bday continues!! :-)  More surprises a month after. We waited for an hour and a half for her to come out of her meeting !White Glasses Surprise for MTL (10)White Glasses Surprise for MTL (7)White Glasses Surprise for MTL (6)Look what happened and what they wore  :-)  #h2hcelebrations
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