A conversation between two Pinay New Yorkers

I have to credit the web for connecting me with a fellow Pinay New Yorker here — Ces.  One of the advantages of a blog is the interactive feature wherein you can carry on web conversations with those who read it.

I don’t get to bloghop as much as I would want but I like the little world of blogs I visit whenever I can.  Ces’s blog always makes me hungry.

As a comment to my post on our bunkbed for the grandmas, Ces wrote:

oh dinna! exactly what i was browsing at and looking for! bunkbeds..but only at craigslist! lol! my daughter is asking me to get one since a cousin who lives with us just left for good..so kida have a bigger room now..:)

For the unitiated, Craig’s List is an old fashioned bulletin board started by Craig which is now worldwide.  Rather than talk about it here, I suggest you visit. I have found that very useful and entertaining but go see for yourself.

But to Ces I say go for the IKEA Tromso.  Very sturdy, a little difficult to assemble but it won’t take you forever and a day to do it.  I still it’ll last til your kids are teens, too, and unlike most IKEA furniture which suffers major wear and tear when you assemble it, disassemble and assemble again, the fact that this is a steel assembly guarantees it will be the same after you put it together again.

Also, it’s good value for money considering what we paid for it.  It did help that we already had the mattresses so we only bought the frame.  Do check it out at the Ikea Website.

And I’m so glad to hear uuwi ka din pala!  (..that you are going home, too!)

It has been more than 3 years since I was home last in December 2003.. after this, I am not planning another trip until 2008.. unless I win the lotto in between, that is.  Enjoy your trip home!

[7] Visit Regine's in Shoppesville (if it still there)

There were days when I’d find every excuse to have myself driven to Greenhills to get school supplies, visit Gift Gate, shop for this or that, but I loved the place.  It was a shopping center where I felt truly safe and at home.

One of my favorite stores through the years was Regine’s which occupied a corner in Shoppesville’s level B (second floor).  There was always so much stuff to go around, be it from the fancy pencils, school supplies with different characters, espadrilles back in the days when they were such a hot commodity but not comercially available, tote bags of different shapes and sizes for the school girl, and all those adorable stuffed toys you could find only at their store.

I wonder if they’re still around because I heard that parts of Greenhills closed for renovation through the last three years.  Well if they are, they’re on my list!

[6] Get some Yema from Chocfull O'Nuts

Those of you who are familiar with this staple in Greenhills and Shangri-la Plaza know that this small bakeshop/deli has been around for ages.  I remember them as far back as my elementary days in St. Paul College of Pasig when we would stop by Greenhills on the way home.  It would’ve been closer to 1979 onwards when I hit high school (in QC), and they are still at it!

In fact, the manager cum supervisor in the Virra Mall branch has been there forever.  I remember how some naughty La Sallites would sometimes tease her for being masungit but she went about her business with no fanfare.

Definitely a stop each time we shop in Greenhills!