Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The pictures are up.
I only have 50 pics up on the slideshow because to have more means the page will load slooowerrr than it has to.
If you want to see the whole lot, text me you email address and i'll send you the link. 3109998383
If you want to order prints, let me or Tito Betsog know and we'll arrange that.
I must apologize for the HUGE delay.
There were a couple of technical difficulties to upload such large files of pictures, but its here now. yay!
I used photobucket.com because it seems that it's one of the most flexible photo hosts out there. Many thanks to them.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures and hope to see everyone on the next gathering.
Tito Betsog and I were brainstorming one time and I think a Tanayan Luau for this Summer is a great idea.
We'll coordinate, organize, and etc... and let you know. Hey, we need your feedbacks and suggestions. Is this a good idea? Do you know of a place where and when we can do this Luau thing?
Let us know!! Maraming Salamat po hane'!!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Everyone please come! It'll be fun. Don't forget to bring your kids.
My siblings and my cousins are all there and they're mostly below 25 yrs old so really this gathering is not for the young-at-heart only. Wouldn't you want this Pride for Tanay to carry on to the next generation? Of course you do! SO BRING EVERYONE!
It'll be on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
Starts at lunch. Bring your favorite dish to share.
My sister, Kate, would probably bring her new specialty: the BIBINGKA! yay!
Complete with dahon ng saging, hopefully.
There will be a mass in honor of San Ildefonso de Toledo.
More info later.
Oh and there's gonna be a professional photographer to document the event. The pictures will be posted here of course. The photographer is quite impressive. He did one of the Jugo's & Bernabeo's Christmas portrait last year and they all came out beautifully.
Y'all know what this means right? DRESS UP!
You will be on camera and later broadcasted to the rest of the world (thru the Internet). Exciting! you never know, what if you end up becoming artista .. hahah. j/k.
So, I'll see you there. Look for me. I'm the one chasing around a 14 month old baby girl.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thank you so much for frequenting this Tanay blogsite for Tanayans here in California. I know this blogspot is not much but we will try our very best to get you informed. This will be my New Year Resolution. talaga po!
I will perhaps need your help in supplying me with news and current information to put in this blog. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me news, send me pics, send me greetings to your loved ones... i will be posting them on the blog.
Please don't forget to leave your mark on the Guestbook (right above the blogs). If you have any question, you can post it there too.
As you can see, promotions for the Tanayan Fiesta 2009 is up and running. We will be updating this site as information becomes available.
Thank you so much for your attention.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Subject: Re: [sicaa_communications] 2008 Tanay Summer Picnic in LA
Hello Laarni, Betsog at mga taga Tanay,
Sobra sobrang torture ang ginagawa ninyo sa amin na mga tagamalayo. SOBRA! SOBRA! SOBRA! nakakamiss na masyado ang puntong Tanay na iyan takut takut na pagkain at talaga namang kung ang Cal lang ay parang Baras lang ang layo tingnan n'yo lang kung may matitira, sabagay as Monching said na hindi na siya magpapatubaytubay pa. Mga pagkaing sa imagination ko yata lang matitikman.
How about nanay sending me kare kare. I miss that one too and I know very well when it is our kare kare, I know that there's always your Lola's touch. Huh How I miss her talaga lalo na if we are talking of foods. Talagang walang tatalo sa mga kakaning Tanay. Lalo pa't mga traditional na family food. Hindi lang nakakagutom
My dear Ms. M,
Salamat ng marami sa iyong very encouraging notes. Definitely kahit walang picnic, you're more than welcome to visit and Ka Eden will cook the famous kare-kare. I may not be able to bring the Ukoy of Ka Berta but we will make sure that you will be happy meeting some, if not all Tanayans, here in Southern California.
The turn out of Tanayan families and friends at the picnic was really beyond my expectations. Laarni did contribute a whole lot to its success by using the Sicaa_communications@yahoogroups.com in drumming up the event. Likewise, Freddie A., who is very innovative and supportive of our goals, encouraged members who are in Southern California to attend the summer picnic.
Kaya, kayong mga taga Tanay na nasa ibang parte ng mundo at kayo ay nagawi dito sa LA, tumawag lang kayo ng kahit sinong naritong taga Tanay at magka-kainan tayo kaagad, no question about it! To get hold of us, please visit us at www.tanaypost.tk and get the phone numbers to call.
Regards to all.
PS. You can also email us through email@example.com
We had a blast at the picnic but here are some words from our kababayan na hindi nakarating dahil nasa malayong lugar po siya... read on...
There were very few people when Nanay, June and I came in at around 11 am. Ka Berta was already sitted and ready to sizzle her secret ukoy recipe in the big wok, she was originally in the corner where she can have peace and quiet but with a lot of brilliance, Betsog moved her closer to the "mob", the disciplined mob! By 12 pm the long table which was, at one point empty, was heaping with food, drinks and desserts (please see Betsog's litany). At 1 pm, the park was echoing with the words that only Tanayans can relate to- "eh inang-ina po", "lenteka", "ihhh talaga ba", "oooy bangganda mo ngayon", "hindi ka pa rin nagbabago" sagot ay "iiihh talaga ba?" ,"eh kutakutakot baga yan". Betsog had the presence of mind to introduce the " young ones" and the " young once" while the guys saw the basketball court and they were gone.
There was never a time that the attendees were either laughing, eating, dancing, singing or literally, playing around. The kids were all adorable-- from 1 yr. old Kalea to the early teenagers - they were all game and cooperating. Elsie's karaoke rendition of "Crazy" can only be bested by Patsy Cline herself. And talking about music, hey we got "Bulaklak", "Basketbol" and "jumbo Hotdog" to name a few. There goes the Tanay Civilization! Hindi po ako ang pumili ng mga kanta! hahaha. I was positively overwhelmed , the balik-tanaw and there were many of them, my Nanay's highschool classmate was even wearing a Tanay 100 year shirt- as well as bringing their yearbook from almost 60 years ago,amazing! !!! Mr. Frisco Mendez was there, the tennis great of Tanay- Mr. Antuerpia was enjoying himself. It was truly a perfect day for a picnic ... it started great and it ended great until Murphy's law hit me personally- MY CAMERA! I will take your consoling advice Freddie, so now I put my pics into words and I won't stop emailing everyone to email me the pics for my own posterity. Hayan, nakasingaw na ako!!
Indeed, it was a successful, fun and memory-filled picnic.
Betsog as usual is an outstanding organizer and host.
Annie's kare-kare is to die-for (that's what I look for as soon as I hit the table and I don't even have to use bagoong). As to the Ka Berta's ukoy. And all I got was the smell at takam. Bestog took the
last one that was probably my share. Sususond hindi na ako magpapa-tumpik tumpik pa. When I approached the table, apat na ang nakita kong luto – hindi pa ako kumuha.
Overall, it was a Fiesta, picnic, Christmas party and food-binge galore rolled into one. There was so many food that I was afraid ang dala naming empanada and turon ay mai-snob. Well, it's a matter of strategy it turned out. I just placed the turon near the bibingka para pareho silang hindi malulungkot.
The games were fun. The adult game was a bit disappointing. Not because I lost – and humiliatingly early on the game. But because silang lahat ay naging masamang halimbawa sa mga kabataang nanunuod. Sobrang bangdadaya.
The children games were a lot more enjoyable. They are so cute in their dances on the statue and trip-to-Jerusalem games. They are so serious competing na meron pang umiyak. But it's kind of sad too since I would have preferred that they'll be playing our typical Tanay childhood games like: pasihan, taguan (may yapusan at halikan pa sa likod ng punong saging), joe-pilipit. And I had there been more time at sufficient lupa, I would have taught these children how to make plato at palayok using pee (hindig masyadong kadiri pag English ano?).
It was also a time of reunion with SICAAN's too. As usual, nag-hug and kisses sa mga dating crush (modern term: jerk) this time without the danger na mapapa-pulis.
These will remain unnamed since I might embarrass them. There were the usual heartthrob nuong high school pero off-limits kasi teacher ang mom niya. And then there were discovery na favorite pala ako ng
crush ko sa cathechism class niya that she was then teaching. Siya ay crush ko naman nuon na hindi kayang abutin (high school na siya at ako naman ay naka-short pants pa sa elementary). And she's is now as
pretty as before. Everyone say: Uuuuuuyyyyy!
And finally, it was a sad parting with promises of seeing each other again. Fiesta ba?
P.S. – Freddie – Thank you for your best wishes for the success of this gathering. And also for your admirable efforts and success in establishing these electronic SICAA reunion and connection site.
Regards to all,
--- In sicaa_communication s@yahoogroups. com, "mc_sicaa"
mon, hats off to you. from me and edward de bono*
*edward de bono is may favorite author with great ideas on lateral thinking and conflict management. he comes to mind because of his unique proposal in the arab-israeli war when as adviser to the british he reckoned that the conflict was due to low levels of zinc in the diet of people involved who eat unleavened bread, a known side effect of which is aggression. he proposed the use of marmite jars and wares to compensate. in ur case its kare-kare and ukoy..the rest is now history. cheers !
*message from Betsog Jugo to Freddie Alfonso
I do apologize for the delay in posting these blogs regarding the "TANAYAN PICNIC". My baby Angel was a little bit more needy this week and my allergies were relentless but here I am again...
The PICNIC was crazy fun! It was a huge success. Dolphin Park had never seen so many Tanayans in one spot. Tanayans were sprawled all over the place. On the grass, the ground, the chairs, under the food tent (actually people hung out near the food more than anything else). Some were under the sun, trying to get a tan (yup!), the young ones and some young-at-heart were at the basketball court, burning off the calories from all the food they ate... hehehe... The ukoy was fantastic. My 10 month old baby ate a whole ukoy. Baka raw masamid but nope! she loved it! Thanks grandma Berta!!
Anyway, I will be posting more blogs from other Tanayans here... as you might know, or about to find out,,, if you are subscribed to firstname.lastname@example.org, you will be reading and getting emails regarding the "happenings" of Tanayans here, there and everywhere.
Enough blah from me... here's Tito Betsog's blog, followed by Ka Mon's and then by Ka Laarni's.
Check back often. I'll be posting the pictures! By the way, if you were there at the picnic, and you have something to say, or have more pictures, please send them to me at email@example.com
Maraming salamat po!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
(1) Ginataang puso ng saging or langka;
(4) # 8; i.e. sodas, water & ice
(1) chicken curry
(6) Various desserts; yehey!
and plenty of kahit ano ang madala!(surprise) sabi ng Elsie Adia at iba pang kababyan natin.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Whoohoo! Picnic! Lots of food. UKOY pa nga po!
Please save the date and make it a point to be there.
It'll be lots of fun...
Bring tennis rackets, basketball... even water balloons.
Don't forget to bring you banig para masaya ang kwentuhan sa damuhan!
Read Tito Betsog's Blog:
My dear friends,
As I have mentioned earlier, it will be potluck and I suggest you bring your favorite Tanayan dish or something that will be able to complement the "Ukoy Festival" theme. However, as suggested by our friend Lito Inarda of San Diego, I should come up with a list of possible menus or items needed for the picnic.
This morning, Laarni Garcia-Omingo of Century 21 (anak na matalino ni Ka Eden Garcia) offered to prepare the fritters (turon) or maruya to be cooked at the picnic site. Yong palang maruya ay yong tinatawag sa Ilaya na Maduya na niluluto ni ka Gemina. At any rate, here are my suggestions, however, it's all up to you:
a) Ka Berta's Ukoy (definitely; she concurred and will be coming to cook the ukoy,provided I could find a big stove and tulyasi where she can fry 'em all.
b) And of course, Laarni Omingo agreed to cook the fritters or maruya at the picnic site.
c) I will have Malaya Cautivo cook the goto with tokwa't baboy.
d) Here is the continiuation of the "Wish List" for the picnic menus:
3. GINATAANG HIPON/ISDA
5.INIHAW NA MAMOY OR MAKA PARA WALANG HIGH BLOOD (DAW)
6. DEFINITELY KANIN (KAHIT HINDI FRIED RICE OKAY LANG)
7. BAKA MAKALIMUTAN ANG MATAMIS - HUWAG NAMAN SANA ANG LECHE FLAN AT UBE O SIGE KAHIT FRUITS NA LANG BASTA MATAMIS OR BIBINGKA, MAJA, PUTO OR KUTCHINTA.
8. SODAS, BOTTLED WATER, ICE, COFFE, TEA, ETC.
9. PLATES, FORKS, SPOONS, NAPKINS, CUPS AND SAUCERS, SERVING SPOONS, FOOD CONTAINERS, FOOD WARMERS, ETC.
Please let me know kung may suggestions pa kayo and kung ano ang napili ninyong i-prepare at dalhin sa picnic.
For example, I picked # 9, so please do not worry about them anymore. I'll have them ready when we get to the picnic.
I will appreciate if you will let Lito, April, Laarni or me know what you intend to bring to our
picnic so we can at least coordinate the menus together.
If you have any questions, please call anyone of us.
Lito Inarda (619) 316-1935
Laarni Omingo (714) 856-1761
April Bernabeo (310) 999-8383
Betsog Jugo (310) 487-1135
Thank you for your cooperation and participation.
Yup! More info to come regarding the menu. Check back often!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Here's the message from Charisma Golez daughter of Gilda Yujuico Golez:
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote to everyone:
Monday, March 3, 2008
Our appreciation for your thought in informing us. We all feel the kind, soft spoken caring and warm smiles of Ma'm Catuira, the angel of a Mommy of Astred, my Batchmate, her brothers and sisters Jeannette, Joseph, Elmer, Haydee, Jayson Jr. and other younger ones. We will do what it takes to remember her and extend our sincere condolences to her family including Jeannette's hubby Lito Inarda.
I also just received a text from Nennete Arroyo-Gaspar about it.
Regards to all,
Alfredo "Freddie" Alfonso
--- In email@example.com, "Alfred"
Liturgy for Mrs. Victoria Catuira, retired S.I.C. Teacher
Mother of Eight SICAAns, and Mentor to Hundreds of us, Ma'm "Toyang" Catuira will be laid to rest on March 5,2008 , Wednesday, leaving their Family Home along Catambay St., Tanay, Rizal at 1:00 p.m. for a Liturgical Mass at the Parish Church of San Ildefonso de Toledo, then proceeding to the Tanay Catholic Cemetery for her Final Interment.
"Good Morning", "Good Afternoon", "Good Evening", "Good Night" and "Good Bye" Ma'm. SICAAns will never forget you!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The mass at 4:00pm was officiated by Fr. Henry Fernando of Mary Star of the Sea Church in San Pedro. Thank you Fr. Henry for taking your time out of your busy schedule.
Dinner was excellent and fulfilling. Thanks to Edna's Restaurant.
Thank you to those who sponsored the raffle prizes:
-Jenny's Cakes and Pastries(3)
-Tambuli Store($20 Gift Certificate)
Congratulations to the Raffle winners, amongst the many:
-Ludy Gamo (Jenny's)
-Elsie Adia (World Buffet)
-Fe Rama (Edna's)
-Antuerpia Family (2x World Buffet) and lechon (ulo lang :)
-Yujuico Family (World Buffet and Edna's)
-Eden Garcia (Tambuli)
-Toto Celles (World Buffet)
-Marlyn Bernabeo (World buffet)
-Berting Timtiman (Jenny's)
Special thanks to those who helped (not in order):
-Malaya, Marlyn & Boboy, April, Marc, Poch & Kate
-Rhea and Toto Celles,
-Elsie for the table cloths and coffee,
-Divine and Chit with Rhea for running the kitchen and and made sure everyone had food to-go as baon,
-and of course,Logie Sacramento for chopping the lechon.
-Mar and Sonnet Manalo for the music and support (now and forever)
-Michelle Crisologo for the special song numbers
-Laarni Domingo, Tina Balaguer, Fe Rama, Dr.Edith Uy-Yap for their donations
-Helen, Abel & Amy Tica for the delicious "food for the gods" give-aways
-And the county of LA for the banderitas c/o Rhea Celles.
-and the list goes on...
Syempre po, THANKS to those who traveled near and far: