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Monday, March 26, 2007

Rejinae's Birthday & Christening Bash

So today is what I call the start of the binyag season and children's birthdays (hmmm, I'm noticing a trend here...I guess people are getting pregnant during lent, hehe). Anyhoo, Rejinae, my niece and now godchild, just had her christening and birthday celebration. I can't believe she's one year old already! Here are the highlights of the event (in our perspective) -

1. Just when I thought we were going to be late (hey we had to drive all the way from the south), we were actually the first ones in church (and it was a little bit passed 11 am, which is the actual time of the baptism (yep, the parents and Rejinae were late).

2. They didn't have a guest book, so we were designated to to to get it the last minute. We weren't sure where to find one in Burlingame, but when we drove by a street parallel to the reception place at first pass, we found a lovely bridal shop that had a guestbook. We just took out the pages that said bride and groom, and voila!

3. My older brother (Kuya Jon) and familia didn't show up, so the table we had was pretty much empty (my younger bro was also in the Philippines so he couldn't go). It was just me and Al on the table, but my cousin and host Melods sat with us (thank goodness) together with her family and my aunt (so we didn't look so pathetic, hehe).

4. The food was awesome, and the set-up, plus service, was good. I will definitely seek the services of Nayong Pilipino in the future (and also recommend then to my friends as well - I kinda did). We got them the lechon and the kakanin, and they got the rest. I liked the leche flan, the roast beef, sisig, fried chicken, and everything else. they even had a nice towered fruit punch set-up.

5. I loved the cupcakes! That was my favorite part! And it was also the party favors. I think I ate three, hehe. They had a good idea for the centerpiece too - a little fish bowl with a single goldfish in each one. I was gonna bring some home, but then I guess most of then died *sob*

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