12 (Mon) September 2016
Steamed Lapu Lapu in Soy-Ginger Sauce
at her home
with the family, and colleagues
An odd gathering, inspired by a random conversation with a distant colleague in the cafeteria at work last week. To show how distant, the conversation had started with her congratulating me on the new baby (doing the math, I realize quite pathetically that nobody could possibly be pregnant with my child at the moment); the conversation also ended with her asking me my last name, so she could email me the invite. The conversation was about how my wife enjoys living in Manila, whereas her husband, who’s French and works coincidentally in Korea, deplores Manila and refuses to join her, even though he’s been coming and going for many years during her time here. So, she wanted my wife to talk some sense into her husband. She invited a few other colleagues for good measure.