Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy CHINESE NEW YEAR! At DELICIOUS Restaurant, Chinatown, MANILA

Happy Chinese New Year! February 7, 2008. The YEAR of the RAT!
Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries, which predates the International Calendar (based on the Gregorian Calendar) we use at the present day which goes back only some 425 years. Current year is Year 4705 by the Chinese calendar. Since 2008 is the Year of the Rat, any one who was born in the Year of the Rat is now either 1 or 13, 25, 37, 49, 61, 73, 85 or 97 years old.

We went around Chinatown to experience one of Manila's oldest district. The place is indeed a feast to the senses, all sounds, colors, and smell are all there! Quite a stimulating place.

Jeepneys line the street across the DELICIOUS RESTAURANT. We decided to have lunch at this restaurant which is considered to be one of the old establishments in the area. The place is casual and unpretentious, and food was most satisfying.


Eric said...

This was an experience! The other restaurant patrons were certainly not used to seeing Americans eating there as Boyce had said. This was one of the many memorable meals "our family" shared in the Philippines.

Johanna said...

Most definitely! We had the opportunity (everyone but me) to try many different (and interesting) types of sea food, and other Chinese dishes. I had a great time. I remember Father DiMauro pointed out a couple sitting at a nearby table that couldn’t stop looking at us. I wonder why? hahaha maybe because we were so happy (laughing all the time) and wearing the same shirts? I don't know. hahaha

Having the recycled Pepsi bottles was fun; it reminded me of my country (the Dominican Republic).
Having lunch in Philippines' Chinatown was indeed an experience.