Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maki, Sushi and Smokeless Grill

Just after sister's graduation, we went and dined out at an eat-all-you can resto to celebrate. The place is sort of popular though it's just new here in the Philippines, hence, they do not run out of famished crowds. We had to wait outside until a table is available. The polite staff made waiting a little more accommodative. It was not long until the table was readied. It was an intimate family dinner with a special family friend.

My favorite was the wide array of seafood and meat you can get to grill yourself. Mom was pretty busy cooking for us both. She was so cute! 

The ambiance of the place was good as we entered after minutes of twiddling my thumbs. Also, the interior design added to its asian atmosphere. Based on my research, Yakimix serves Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean cuisines. It offers a huge variety of dishes that distinguishes it from other eat-all-you-can buffets I have been to. The food was good enough to satisfy my cravings.

Being a fan of Japanese dramas and movies, the way Japanese people eat makes their local dishes look mouthwatering to me, I want to have them delivered at my doorstep for good! You know I am telling the truth. Ergo, I took as many maki and sushis as possible in my second plate.

I am an alien to places like this so I just took every food that looks palatable and colorful. Turns out, your eyes can be, really, deceived. Haha! So mom bore all the consequences of my inadvertence and ate all the maki and sushis. She liked them!

My sister brought like 6 of this home for our pet dog, Shin fu.

There was a dessert section where I couldn't get my eyes off. I have sweet tooth like many of us and I did not wait to finish eating a meal before indulging myself to the sweet course. There were mini cakes, leche flans, and ice cream with a diverse toppings to choose from. But I settled on preparing a halo-halo for myself, but it didn't taste that good. I am worst in that!

It was a very pandering dinner for a very special occasion. My bad, I was not brave enough to take a lot of pictures of food. 


When you hear the Verdi's Triumphal March music with matching black robes dominating the crowd, you know right that it's graduation day!

It seemed to be a very typical day for me omitting the worrying-what-to-wear part. But of course, this day couldn't be any more special to those graduates who will finally walk their way to receive their diplomas! And how much more to those teary-eyed parents who worked so hard just to see their children on stage finally having a degree?

My sister on her graduation attire.

We got a seat from the upper side of the plenary hall where I took the opportunity to capture the vast filled with multitudes of graduates.

Then, we moved on the lower middle section where I was able to get closer shots of my sister and a better view of the stage. Meanwhile, this is me and mom after being finally decided where to sit.

The ceremony started short and the roll calling of graduates' names immediately followed. There were speakers in between, with which one, a politician in another district, I admittedly adore for her courage and wit while delivering her speech, which I consider very inspiring. Sadly, there wasn't any magical twist as the ceremony ended. I wish the school managed to organize something that would make this day extra special to the graduates. We were allowed to take pictures afterwards. So, let the wacky faces ready!

Mom with our dearly loved graduate, my sister. Mom's so proud of you! Hugs!

Mom and I. And yes, we have a very obvious resemblance. :)

Me and sister. I look bigger and taller than her so people would usually get mistaken that I am the older one. Haha. And that we're twins!

I really love this shot of my sister and mom. They look genuinely happy. Brings back the bittersweet memories of the past four years.

Dad was not able to come home on sister's graduation. But dad called almost every night just to talk to us, congratulating sister, and to check for the upcoming event. Suddenly missing dad.

Again, happy graduation to you, Ate! We are happy for you!