four days to go before christmas! i’m very excited to go home and celebrate it with my family and friends!!! filipinos are very festive when it comes to holidays and spending my last four years away from home, made me realized that i can’t compare the filipino christmas to anywhere else in the world. the back to back christmas parties, reunions, get together, traffic and so much foooooood — it’s only in the philippines! 🙂
since i’ll be away from husband this christmas, we decided to do it in advance. this our first christmas together as husband and wife but then i have to go home and do some wedding errands so he has to stay here in christchurch. i don’t think he’ll be too sad when i’m away because he will have lots of time playing ps3 at home – haha!!!
aside from the throngs of people doing the last-minute shopping, everything else seems to be ordinary here in chch. so for us to somehow feel the christmas vibe, we always attend the simbang gabi daily at 7 pm and so far we haven’t missed a session.
after our simbang gabi last night, we had our dinner at Spagalimis Italian Pizzeria. we went italian this time to make it special because we’re fully loaded with chinese, korean, japanese and indian food binge these past few days.
when we entered the restaurant, i noticed that the place is dimly lighted and i said, “beh, masyado naman pang romantic date ang aura…madilim!”. i ordered our food right away because we are very very hungry as usual. lol.
for the starter, we ordered bruschetta. THIS IS THE MOST ‘SULIT’ BRUSCHETTA I TASTED IN MY LIFE! the serving is large fully loaded with toppings and already filled my stomach to the brim. we had 1 each and split the last one in half because, we love each other so much. haha!
for the pizza, we ordered a medium salmon pizza in cream cheese with lemon zest. it’s also very good and tasty. we both liked it so much because of the cream cheese on top. the pizza looks small for its size but i no longer complained once i tasted it, because it’s very delicious and yummy. all superlatives.
for the pasta, we had one each. his is a salmon in cream pesto while i got a chicken ravioli in cream pesto as well. since we’re full from the bruschetta and pizza, we barely touched our pasta so had requested for it to be pack for take away.
our very simple christmas dinner may not be as grand as the parties in manila (to be honest i kind of miss that too), but we’re happy to have at least celebrated it together in the most simple and peaceful way we can. and of course, we’ll definitely go back to this place again! sarap eh.