We were definitely worried at first that we were going to be all sad and lonely on New Year’s Eve. New Year is such a big event in Manila that I usually need at least 2 days to recover from it hehe. This year most of our Filipino friends here in Jakarta were home for the Holidays, but thankfully our Fab friend Ted invited us to Kemang Kolonie New Year’s Eve celebration!
My New Year’s Eve Outfit is an LBD with a twist from Tyler Philippines – there is a fluttery detail on one shoulder which I can wear to cover my arms (which I am always conscious off) or can also be worn behind the shoulder. Silver peep-toes from BCBG.
Dinner buffet was beside the pool. I wasn’t able to take pics because it was a bit dark. They basically had salad, some appetizers, yummy grilled food which they would prepare and sent to your table. We could choose between grilled steak, chicken, fish and prawns. I like the beef the best – perfect with the potato gratin. Dessert was bread pudding and some other local dessert that I didn’t try.
The mood was set with candle lit tables. There was a wet bar set up, selling cocktails – though a bit too steep for us at Rp 100,000 a pop! (10 USD or Php 500 est.) Besides we had our very own bar at Fab Ted’s unit. It was a crazy amount considering there were only 6 of us! Check it out!
Bawang is garlic in Filipino. If I am not mistaken in Bahasa I think it is also Bauang – just spelled differently. I always ask friends to bring me BOY BAWANG CLASSIC FLAVOR for me when they come here from the Philippines hehe! Thanks so much for those who have accommodated us!
Tis the season for greetings!
We got home at 5:30 in the morning (Whoa!) and woke up at 4pm that afternoon. With lots of funny stories and funny memories of our New Year’s celebration i.e. UE finally remembered to bring his phone (he is notorious for losing phones like me) but this time he brought TWO phones home – poor Fab Ted his phone was kidnapped! =P
The week after (as is Filipino custom we finally had to take down the Christmas decor. Our home is feeling a bit bare without it. =( Must find other ways to decorate.
- Full service apartments with health club, butler services, housekeeping, 24 hour security and free breakfast (in bed or in the lounge)
- Also included are electricity, drinking tap water, wifi internet services, etc.
- For the New Year’s Eve Dinner and midnight snacks & bubbly we paid Rp 250,000 (25 USD or Php 1,250 est.) exclusive of cocktails