Where did we spend it? in my Nanay’s house, where else. The night was rather crazy than festive. December 25 was my nephew’s baptismal and we spend the night preparing for the day. Aside from the usual food preparations, we busied ourselves with redecorating the house and destructing the cake (binastos ang gumawa ng cake). See for yourself.. hehe.. This used to be a two piece rectangular chocolate cake, my sister scraped of the icing and made a ‘dirt toad’ one.. I did the road.. and voila! And yeah she bought the cars, the baptismal was themed disney characters and cars.. (not to be confused with the movie cars)
Dylan was so amazed with his cake.. or amused?
Come midnight and our noche Buena food was still on the stove. Past twelve when we finally had a decent food on our small table. Woke up the kids to show them what’s on their Christmas socks. Then gave them their gifts (which they already know beforehand) and then off to devour our Chinese themed Noche Buena. What is on the table? Shrimp, cooked with garlic and chili (my very own recipe), tenderloin in mushroom and young corn (I would like to thank Mc cormick for the success of this meal). We also have siomai (purchased from the newly opened Robinson’s in our tuktuk ng Timbuktu province) and then we have spring rolls and Chinese kikiam (so oily and so yummy). And of course we have fried rice (supposed to be mixed rice). The night, though crazy, was fun and fulfilling (fulfilling the tradition of Noche Buena, hehe). December 25.. that’s another story.. and I leave it to Dylan to tell.