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January 7, 2011

New Year 2011

My family had a simple get-together dinner at my place to welcome the New Year. Tita Noims prepared the Korean kimbap, a dish that resembles the Japanese Sushi. I baked some corn muffins a friend requested me to make, my sister tossed some salad and for the dessert, we had Mais Con Yelo, prepared by me and my sister.

Table was set for our New Year's Eve Dinner (Media Noche)

Post- Christmas Dinner

After an eight-month shutdown due to the extent of the damage caused by the fire in May 2010, Central World has opened its doors to the public again days before Christmas. My cousin, sister and I had decided to check out the newly renovated shopping mall.

The place has a new look. Some shops were still doing their last minute cleaning and piling, others were closed, the rest were already open for business. We walked around for a bit, not really interested to do some shopping but just to see how much work had been done since it began its construction a few months back.

The Bay

A close friend had invited me, my sister and my cousin to a dinner before he left for Christmas holiday break. He let us choose the place. We'd been talking about taking him to this restaurant which my sister and her friends frequented. It didn't take us much convincing when we told him about the place. It was only my second time at The Bay restaurant on Ladprao 15. The food there I have tasted so far were all good and the prices were reasonable, too.

On the day we went, I had a meeting with my boss. We finished late. Getting to the restaurant on time would be impossible given the traffic in Bangkok so I rang my sister to tell her to wait for me because I was still coming. I took all means to make it to the dinner although I knew they'd probably be finished by the time I got there. I was right. When I arrived I found their plates empty and saw what they had ordered for me. Salmon steak. It had been sitting on the table for an hour. It was cold. I was too tired and hungry, I didn't say a thing. but sat down, ate the steak and a couple pieces of bruschetta they'd left for me.