Last year our family celebrated the holidays in California with my aunts, so this year it was their turn to come to us. They arrived around mid-December, but we didn’t see each other until the 23rd because of their busy schedules. To give them a proper Filipino welcome, we took them out for lunch at Isdaan for a fun boodle-fight experience 🙂
For those who aren’t familiar with the term, here’s what Urban Dictionary has to say about it:
Boodle fight is a military style of eating where long tables are prepared and food are on top of the banana leaves. Viands and rice ready to eat using your bare hands, jugs of water are prepared on the side to wash hands before the “eating combat”. With the signal to start the boodle fight, everyone aims for his/her position
It didn’t turn out to be as agressive as the definition suggested, but it was definitely a fun way to dine with friends and family. (I wouldn’t suggest doing it with people you barely know though, since it might lead to a few awkward situations…)
Anyway, here are some pictures we took that day:
With some statues while waiting to be seated. What are those things anyway? Mermaids? Naga?
The huge gorilla/ape thing
Ckloy arrived from Manila to join us for lunch
Happy girlfriend ❤
Quick group shots with the food and table setup before we attacked:
Ninang arranging the food on the table
This is what it looked like after we were finished:
Pretty chaotic right?
Eating all that food made us sleepy,and Raffy ended up falling asleep on the table:
This is what happens when you let your guard down while Ezra’s around…
To keep ourselves awake, we went around and took pictures with the Buddhas and elephants they had there
What’s up there??
Ckloy with his elephant pose, lol
One last group pict with the elephants to end this entry: