I have never had a Christmas season like this in Manila… I was actually out of breath dashing from work to lunch, work to merienda, work to cocktails to dinner… practically every day.  I can only guess that the Philippine economy is doing well, because the majority of people are in the mood to give and to attend all sorts of gatherings.

Aside from the Christmas parties, the lunches and the dinners with friends, there were family / clan reunions, gala events, “bienvenidas,” “asaltos,” “despedidas,” “important” weddings, baptisms, confirmations, children’s parties, debuts, “important” funerals, art openings, concerts, book launches, out-of-town jaunts, etc., etc., etc..

And the season hasn’t stopped… It’s just going and going and going…!!!

WOW…  *breathless*


  1. sheryl manago said,

    January 22, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I’m starting to miss Toto’s literary masterpiece.

  2. January 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm


    Many times, the invitations from dear friends imply COMPULSORY attendance. It’s “attend” or “off to social Siberia you go”!!! Hahahah!!! 😛

    Happy New Year 2011!!!

    Toto Gonzalez 😀

  3. Myles Garcia said,

    January 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Well, you DO HAVE a choice NOT to go to each and every event — doncha, Toto? 😉

  4. January 10, 2011 at 3:21 am

    It’s called social intervention OR a social disease ?

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