Food & Dining Kap & Me

Happy Birthday! Kapitan of my Heart.

Kap’s birthday fell on a weekday, busy day for him, busy day for kids. Me? Not so much. :P My plate is always empty without them. They are my life. Anyway, I arranged for his birthday celebration to be a day after his actual natal day so the kids & the parentals can join in on the fun. But of course, I will never let a very special day of a very VERY special person go unnoticed. <3

Because he knew we were already celebrating the day after his actual birthday, he wanted a no fuss celebration for the birth date itself. Kap is like that, a no-fuss kind of guy. Low maintenance, low key. Which is fine coz then all the attention can go to Moi, lels.

He started his day with a surprise from his staff.. Everyone loves my Kap because he is really a great, easy-going guy with plenty of smiles & laughter to go around. He is also the king of Vale. Lagi nalang may buma-vale mga tauhan nya. Naka 1-year in advance na and still going. But one thing I can be proud of, even though my Kap is a tightwad, he is very generous to his staff & always puts their needs ahead of what is right & practical -business wise. Kaya ayan, laying lugi! :P

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With his small but loyal & hard-working staff, and of course his General Manager! ;)) 86 years old & going strong.

Because he had so many pending job orders to finish, more documents to submit & people to talk to, he came home for a harried & hurried lunch & got right back to work after a quick bite. I was frustrated more for him than for me because he’s been so busy that I wanted him to relax for a day & just veg. He’s like the energizer bunny that keeps on going & going.

Kap got back home a little after 5 dead-tired and I almost let him be. But no. We needed to celebrate his coming into life. Even with just a simple dinner & movie after.

Another surprise greeted him at home. A very tender, juicy, delicious little piggy from one of our dearest & truest friend! <3 So this became our instant appetizer haha.

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Alba’s Cochinillo Asado Special. Tender oven-roasted suckling pig. One Half Cochinillo 2,100 php. One Whole Cochinillo 4,000 php. Great for the coming holidays! <3

suckling pig (or sucking pig) is a piglet fed on its mother’s milk (i.e., a piglet which is still a “suckling”). In culinary contexts, a suckling pig is slaughtered between the ages of two and six weeks. It is traditionally cooked whole, often roasted, in various cuisines. It is usually prepared for special occasions and gatherings.

The meat from suckling pig is pale and tender and the cooked skin is crisp and can be used for pork rinds. The texture of the meat can be somewhat gelatinous due to the amount of collagen in a young pig.

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At first, my Lovey had issues with this little piggy because it really looks like our dear JELA.. don’t you think? And the whole fambam just loves & adores her to bits & pieces…

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Anyhoo. What we found out. Age has really caught up to us. Midway through the movie, we were both snoring soundly & only woke when the lights turned up. And it wasn’t even past 10! @_@

But generally, I’m glad that he had a good day filled with surprises. Our babies made sure his day started & ended with gifts…

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Early morning upon waking up, Kap found these on his dresser. Loving notes from our kids. What a beautiful way to start the day!

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And yes, because he’s a tightwad, he wanted to eat at SAMBOKOJIN because of the birthday promo. GAH! My Kap will never change. But I love him for all that he is. <3

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Happy birthday to my one true love! I hope that simple as it may have been, your day was as beautiful & as magical as the days that I always get to have with you! :-*

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