May 31, 2010

Memories

Fourteen years ago tomorrow, Exie and I got married at Mary the Queen Parish in the City of San Juan. Our lunch reception was at the restaurant Chateau 1771 in the El Pueblo Real complex in Ortigas Center. It closed last year—for good, I thought, because it relocated to the newer Greenbelt 5 mall in Makati City, a location which better suits its fine dining atmosphere. Happily, I discovered earlier this month that the company only closed the El Pueblo location temporarily. Its interior has been completely renovated and it is now named Café 1771 but it still offers some of the original dishes and its charming facade has been retained. I'm glad to know that our wedding reception memories are not just memories now.

Café 1771


Happy anniversary, love of my life.

20 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Concratulations upon the anniversary. Something probably not many would be able to. Please have you all a nice start into the new week.

daily athens

Vernz said...

congratulations Hilds... All the best! So true, very charming indeed!

Leif Hagen said...

Congratulations, Hilda and Exie! Omedito gozaimasu! Grattis! Felicitations! Alles Gute!
It looks like a lovely place for a wedding reception for a lovely couple! Keep making great memories together!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» wishes you both a very happy anniversary.

arabesque said...

hi hilds! happy anniversary to the both of you! ^0^
i only wish you happiness and more fruitful years to come. ^0^

Olivier said...

Yess JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE et felicitation

Dina said...

Mazal tov to you both on your first happy 14 years together!

James Mark said...

Happy anniversary from York! May you have many more. Inverse your figures and you have the one we're coming up to! It gets better all the time, we promise you.

"Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart."

"Que nunca te abandonen el amor y la verdad: llévalos siempre alrededor de tu cuello y escribelos en el libro de tu corazon."

Proverbs 3:3 (translations vary slightly).

Kaori said...

This is such a romantic post! And I'm glad they still have your retaurant open! It looks too beatiful to ever close down. Hope you enjoy your special day in Toronto! Happy anniversary, Hilda :D

Cezar and Léia said...

Congratulations, it's a love story,all happiness in this world for you!
Léia
Happy Anniversary!

clairebakescakes said...

Happy Anniversary Hilda :-)
Very touchy post, love it!

bfarr said...

Happy Anniversary. So are you going back for an anniversary dinner?

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful post for your anniversary, and now you get into wedding mood again coz you are in Canada?

Happy time I bet you.

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Rob and Mandy said...

Our heartfelt congratulations! 3 years and 9 months for us

Al said...

Congratulations! My wife and I just celebrated our 13th anniversary last week.

Your "poverty gap" post is very telling, a great way of illustrating the problem. We have similar issues around here.

You'd asked me on my blog about our septic system (we don't have water or sewer, living just outside the city). We have the septic system pumped about once every 3 years, by one of several companies that specialize in that field. Most of the liquids go into a "leech field", which slowly releases them into the earth where they're recycled by nature. That's a common thing out here, and there are strict standards about how they are built so that they don't have any negative effect on the environment.

Jacob said...

And a happy anniversary to both of you! Are you going to visit the restaurant again?

Gunn said...

Happy Anniversary!!
I hope you have celebrated the day!

Ebie said...

Congratulations and happy Anniversary! If I could refresh my memory, is it associated with ICA, the Chinese School. Sorry, its been a while.

Enjoy your vacation.

Buck said...

Happy, happy anniversary!

mia said...

Happy anniversary Ma'am Hilda! Sir Exie!!! :)