Not quite a shroud. More like an old chaise lounge cushion laid right by the pool. I was flipping through a cookbook after a dip in the pool and left this impression. :) We tend to hate crowds and the inevitable traffic that come with them, so we got a jump start on the throngs of people who make the exodus from the city to the sea shore… We left for the beach on Monday and just got back to the city earlier today (in record time and no traffic), after passing one procession that meant we had SERIOUS BLOOD SPLATTERS all over one side of our vehicle. I was amazed they still do that re-enactment of self flagellation in this day and age, but kudos to the volunteer sinners is all I can say. Let’s not go there.
We hope you enjoy the Easter holidays however you individually chose to do that. I miss the days when our daughter was young and we decorated easter eggs and organized elaborate egg hunts on Easter Sunday (wasn’t it always Easter Monday when YOU were growing up? who changed that?). Or earlier than that, attending masses where folks still got dressed up (including some in foreign countries with easter bonnets or hats were still in vogue). I also distinctly recall fainting and being literally dragged out on the main aisle of the Baguio Cathedral by my mother one Easter mass when I was say 8 years old, how embarrassing is that? I was revived with a cold bottle of coke in the parking lot. :) This year we are home alone, and will be joining friends for lunch on Easter. But we will be sending good vibes to our daughter, who as a freshman in college, has been given the highly unusual honor of covering the 137th Annual Easter Egg Roll on the South lawn of the White House on Monday, the 6th of April 2015 for her school newspaper. She called to say her security hurdles (she is a foreigner with no social security number) had just cleared and her press pass was ready to join the thousands of folks who will hunt for easter eggs and play games with the President and First Lady as hosts. I have to email her that all that training as a kid in our backyard should come in handy if she is to manage getting one of the coveted white house eggs on Monday. Hahaha. She’s there with a camera and pen and pad, but Dad wants her to elbow eager 4-year olds from large bushes to find a special egg, and better still get a selfie with the President or the First Lady… She has about a 1/3,500 chance of that happening. I would just be worried that with thousands of guests for the day, my wonderful lawn is going to be seriously trampled on, and STAY CLEAR OF THE ROSE BUSHES!!! :) Happy Easter to you all!
If you search easter/eggs/meals on marketmanila that will take you to nearly a dozen old posts on easter eggs, candies, cookies, goodies and meals…