As an adult, Christmas season means a flurry of activity – parties left right and center (especially since Metro Manila establishments are really opening up after years of pandemic misery), prepping for said parties, and tons of shopping.
Personally, it makes me long for Christmas from a child’s perspective: Forcing myself to stay up waiting for Santa (chimney optional), lots of our mamita’s heart-attack/diabetes/sugar-rush inducing food, Alvin and The Chipmunks on vinyl, and of course…
TOYS. Loads of them.
As a bona fide #titaofmanila – complete with the seasonal exhaustion and capacity to make my own holiday feast (with wine, of course) – I realize that the best way to keep that child-like obsession for Christmas alive is to give the same feeling I to other kids. It sounds a little too altruistic, but hey… As a friend told me earlier this week: Christmas is for children and the children at heart.
Having said that, one of my best buddies Chef Jonas Ng and I decided to partner up with one of our equally generous friends Menchie Mizuno of Liwanag ng Masilaw to do another fun, slightly irreverent fundraiser to fill up SPED and indigenous kids’ Christmas stockings in Quezon City. It’s happening on December 3, 2022, both on Zoom and live in James and Daughters Estancia at 5:00 pm. The event’s theme is Alpine Christmas, and we’ll be featuring easy-to-execute holiday dishes for everybody’s holiday party needs. We’ll also teach people how to make an easy holiday cocktail and give our recommendation the best cheese-friendly wine to bring in get-togethers. We’re also introducing Gen’s Lean Meats sausages to support small local businesses.
If you want to attend/help, please pm me on Instagram via @2shotsandapintofficial or shoot me a message via FB Messenger.
Cheers and see you there!