Jr loves to ham it up for the camera. He loves mascots, and meet and greets, and those movie standees you find in the cinemas. And he loves taking pictures with them. Alone. I rarely join in. But I am happy to snap it. While on our travels, he would stop by something interesting and tells me “Picture mo ko dito.” which I willingly do. One because I find it very hilarious and two, it’s easier for him to buy me a spiffy new camera when the old one breaks down because he knows he’ll be benefitting from it most.
Ladies on insta have instagram boyfriends/husbands. My husband has an instagram wife. But it’s easier to charm my way to a new camera. To each his own. Para-paraan.
This coming new year, JR’s side of the family plans to stay in a hotel for new year’s eve. Jamie, his sister, took it upon herself to do the ocular of the hotels mom is interested in staying in. Also, it’s a nice excuse for a staycation (I, against my will, am accepting that THAT is a word now). Yes, we’re preparing for New Year 2018 this early. January early. Because we are an old married couple with nothing better do to, we tagged along while they checked in at Hotel Jen.
Hotel Jen is the revamped Traders Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, right in front of CCP. It’s now run by the swanky Shangri-la hotels. It’s still a business hotel, but if you book a room on the upper floors, you get checked in on the club lounge on the 19th floor with a sweeping view of the bay area as far as SM Mall of Asia. It’s one awesome panoramic view.
And of course, leave it up to my husband to seize the moment. He positioned himself by the window and told me to use my nice camera.
“Picture mo ko dito. Madami akong baon.”