.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Sunday, April 22, 2007

22 and counting

There is a saying that goes like this: "Forget your wife's birthday once and you will never forget it the rest of your life." Thank God I am spared of a woman's wrath simply because I forgot to greet my wife a happy birthday.

I can never forget her birthday. She made sure I did not in a very subtle way. She chose the same date to be our wedding day. Hence, last Friday, we did not only celebrate her birthday but our 22nd wedding anniversary, too. Twenty two years and still going strong. As has been the family practice, we went on an overnight stay in a different place to bond. Originally, we planned to stay in a hotel in Tagaytay but we all agreed we wanted something different. We remembered how much we enjoyed Balay sa Indang and decided it was worth a second time. And have fun we did.

We arrived there at around 11, in time for lunch which was made up of fresh vegetable salad you laced with oranges, sweet corn and eggs and a choice of two dressings. For the main course, we were served Java rice and white rice, chicken barbecue, pesto spaghetti and steamed fish. After lunch, the guys played billiards while the girls helped their mom fix our things inside the room. We jammed and sang a few songs and went swimming afterwards. At dinnertime, we pigged out on bagoong rice, crab stick wrapped in fried lumpia wrapper dipped in a wasabi sauce, onion soup, shrimps with mushrooms, vegetable garnished with bacon and t-bone steak.

The weather was so good you would never think it was summer. The terrible heat we experience here in Manila has not touched that part of the country. If only I can stay there everyday the whole summer season.

Labels: , ,


Blogger ipanema said...

Wow, 22 years! Am jealous and impressed. :)

~HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!~ May you have more to come.

~HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!~ to your darling wife.

Such lovely post to read. :)

5:53 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Ipanema Thank you, po.

I will relay your message to her.

4:10 PM  
Blogger amateur misanthrope said...

Congratulations on two counts! =)

8:13 AM  
Anonymous rhodora said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary to you and your wife, Rolly!

Hubby and I had our 26th last March 8! :)

10:33 PM  
Anonymous rhodora said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your wife as well! :)

10:34 PM  
Blogger atesienna said...

happy birthday ulit kay tita nitz...

congratulations to both of you for such a milestone. (hehehe, lolokohin sana kita, unkel, kaya lang nasabi ko na sa egroups eh. panis na. hehehehhee)

2:12 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

AM Thank you - twice! :-)

Rhodora Thank you. 26? Wow, that is impressive. We are looking forward to our 25th and 50th. lol!

Ate Sienna Thank you. Okay lang yun. hehe

6:04 AM  
Blogger BatJay said...


ikaw talaga ang idol ko pag dating sa pagsasama. 22 years - wow. tapos while at it, may pinapalaki pa kayong apat na anak. double wow.

happy birthday din kay tita nitz. huli kong kita sa kanya, medyo horizontal ang katawan ko.

11:07 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

Batjay Thank you.

Oo nga, nasa ospital ka nung una at huli kayong magkita. Ayaw kasing magsasama nyan sa EB at napakamahiyain. Parang ako.

5:33 PM  
Anonymous Connie said...

Tito Rolly, were going there on Friday. Reservations ok na. :)

6:49 PM  
Anonymous Connie said...

Oh, and happy anniversary (di pa sya nagsisisi? hahahahah joke lang) and happy birthday to your dear asawa. :)

6:50 PM  
Blogger auee said...

Congrats to you & your wife... 22 years, wow malapit na silver!

Your description of your lunch & dinner made me salivate & is making me want to forget my diet!

6:57 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Connie Talaga? Sige, tell me about it. Compare notes tayo. Sana wala kayo masyadong kasabay para inyong-inyo talaga ang lugar.

Thank you daw sabi ni nitz. No, hindi pa siya nagsisisi. Tuwang-tuwa nga eh. :-)

Auee Yes, we're looking forward to our silver anniversary and the golden.

12:03 AM  
Blogger watson said...

Belated Happy Anniversary sa inyo and Belated Happy Birthday to your wife, Tito Rolly!

6:25 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Watson Thanks,man.

4:12 AM  
Blogger kat said...

congratulations on your 22 years of wedded bliss! and a happy belated birthday to your wife!

your trip sounded relaxing and i was drooling over the food!

p.s. if you are interested, i put up video clips of my band performing (nothing spectacular) on youtube --under "plastiq passion" or you can go to my blog blog (april 26 entry) for a look-see

10:57 AM  
Blogger Chet said...

Hey Rolly - you've been tagged to write a blog post of 6 weird things about yourself. Go on over to my weird entry to find out more.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous bing said...

belated happy birthday to your wife, and belated happy anniversary, too. hope Papsie and I will stay together that long. :-)

ganda pa ng celebration, kainggit.

10:52 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Chet Done!

bing I don't know any reason why you guys can't.


7:01 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Twenty years of teaching must sure amount to something. A new friend in cyberspace suggested I ought to have a journal by now. I agree.

Taken by my friend Arlene Lawson in her room at Century Park Sheraton in May, 2000.
Posted by Hello
Location: Bambang, Pasig City, Philippines

Jack of all trade, master of none. First a disclaimer. My students have discovered this blog and they might think that what I write is gospel truth. Worse is they might find an argument that they think they can use, for some reason or another, against their teachers. So, to set the record straight, it is NOT. As a matter of fact, I write and open it to feedback to get another view in the hope that somebody would tell me if I am wrong and reenforce my thinking if it is right. Not that I will accept anything thrown my way, though. Just so I can think about it some more and decide whether my original stance is right or definitely off tangent. So there. I hope that clarifies everything. Now, on to blogging.

Click here to join pinoyteachersnetwork
Click to join pinoyteachersnetwork

Support World AIDS Day


  • kwentong tambay
  • the sassy lawyer
  • the best of me
  • Now What, Cat?
  • Parallel Universes
  • Chet's Corner
  • Jardine Davies
  • I Dare
  • Deja Brew
  • rocker's world
  • Bong K
  • Belle
  • panaderos
  • RJ
  • Bugsy
  • Avant-garde
  • Pinay Hekmi
  • Writings on the wall
  • Matapoor
  • Idiot Board
  • Sabitski Point
  • The Philippines according to blogs
  • Apol the great
  • Kat
  • Ate Sienna
  • Nick Ballesteros
  • Watson line
  • Jmom
  • Unlawyerly tales
  • Celia Kusinera
  • Expectorants
  • Mec
  • Toni
  • Transience
  • A Moores
  • Romesez
  • Bing
  • Dean Alfar
  • Marisol
  • Basang Panaginip
  • Manuel L. Quezon III
  • cbsmagic
  • Ipanema
  • Nostalgia Manila
  • Gilber Tan
  • eunice
  • siu
  • auee
  • DepEd Teacher
  • Ever
  • blogusvox
  • jun blas
  • mona
  • Glennis' poetry
  • my son, Mickey

  • Netha
  • Broden
  • Nina Erika

  • visit my other blog

  • My students' blogs
  • Yaps
  • Pepsi
  • Stani
  • Sun King
  • Dream On
  • Just wondering
  • Not that kind of Girl
  • miki
  • View my art works

  • The Wall
  • Hala Hila
  • college works
  • taking the bait
  • Paintings in Canada
  • tabula rasa
  • The day before
  • His favorite mounds
  • Yin and Yang
  • The Highlanders
  • Two Saints
  • Watercolor 1
  • Watercolor series
  • More works in Canada
  • The Struggle
  • Chinese Paintings et.al
  • The Visit
  • New works
  • The Picnic
  • Composition 1

  • Travel time
  • Blueroze Farms, Lipa City
  • Subic - pictures
  • Bicol
  • Canada
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Balay sa Indang
  • Hundred Islands
  • Thailand
  • Thailand in pictures
  • Malaysia Day 1
  • Malaysia Day 2
  • Korea
  • Korea I
  • Beijing, China
  • South Korea 2
  • Manilena Logo

    Powered by Blogger

    My Personal Favorite Posts

  • Nitz, the discipline officer
  • Derma Clinic anyone?
  • Spare a buck?
  • parenting:life and choices
  • english is not easy
  • Desiderata translated
  • Why there are rules
  • Parenthood - Values
  • Ben Stein
  • Gift giving
  • Not everyone was born to be a rocket scientist
  • Ayn Rand could be wrong:Or is she?
  • Sa aking mambabasang si Olga
  • Who is number one?
  • Who is number one - Part 2
  • Who is number one - Part 3
  • Proud Papa don't preach

  • Married life
  • Classroom shortage, Ms. President?
  • Academic freedom
  • Arlene
  • Nanay
  • Education in the future
  • Elections
  • Free will and Spinoza
  • Is there a God- Soren Kierkegaard
  • Bertrand Russell and Daniel Quinn
  • Erap's pardon
  • wearing different masks
  • Reading
  • There is always a silver lining
  • A Walk back to 1973 and I am 16 years old again
  • All's Well that Ends Well
  • Copyright
    Everything found here comes solely from the mind of the author and are therefore original. Plagiarists beware!
    Content © Turo ni Tito, protected under the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and the WIPO Copyright Treaty

    turo ni tito
    affiliated with cathcathnetwork.
    FREE Webmaster Tools
    Subscribe to pinoyteachersnetwork
    Powered by groups.yahoo.com