One of the main reasons I decided on New Years Eve on the Filipino island of Boracay was to meet my best friend Josh and his wife, Christine. They had been traveling islands in the Philippines for a few weeks with her family & friends (who happen to be Filipino). Our reunion began in the afternoon of December 31st and promised to lead to a fun-filled week of reminiscing and making new memories.
We grabbed my bags from the hostel and dropped them off at our hotel before wandering down to the beach. Christine’s brother Adrian joined us as we caught up while strolling through my mini island tour. The main event was tonight and we quickly went back to the hotel to change for New Years Eve dinner!
We dressed in slightly above “beach attire” and went to the White House Hotel to check out the buffet and drinks. There I was introduced to Tito Francis, Tito Rei, Tita Susan and Tita Anali. They were highschool friend’s of Christine’s parents (Nancy & Rudy) who still lived in the Philippines. Lucky for me that meant I was sure to get the authentic Filipino experience!
White House Hotel and the other resorts we visited were managed and owned by their old friends so we got VIP treatment. Or perhaps it was just that they spoke Tagalog so the waitstaff didn’t inflate prices for us white-folk. But enough of that, lets skip ahead to what we’ve all been waiting for. FOOD!