Golf, Picnic, Sunset Dinner
Early morning golf tee time at 6am. The excited golfers were already waiting at the hotel lobby at 5am. The magnificent seven included Dr. Rudy Jao, Steve Sosa, Willie Leano, Noly Ricohermoso, Al Molato, Msgr. Rey Nunez and Lito Quiazon. We formed two groups. Group 1 (Rey, Steve and Lito) teed off at 6am. Group 2 (Rudy, Al, Noly and Willie) teed off at 6:08am. We talked about having this East vs. West tournament. But we actually don’t know who won, it’s probably best that it’s tied. Congratulations to Al Molato who had the day’s low score of 83.
What were the ladies doing while the guys were golfing? Little did we know that there was a lot of interest in lanzones. We heard Tessie Agana Jao beat everyone to Chinatown. Vi Magsino and sister Glen Luz-Frayna even took a cab to Chinatown. Now that’s real passion for the fruit.
Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares close to the heart of Vancouver's downtown core. Its natural west coast atmosphere offering a back drop of majestic cedar, hemlock and fir trees embraces visitors and transports them to an environment rich in tranquility. The Miniature Railway area was the site of the picnic. It wouldn’t be a picnic without great food. MABC provided two lechons. Ang sarap daw sabi ni FLo. Kalimutan na muna natin ang cholesterol, sabi ng karamihan. George Villaruel was grilling hamburgers. What a feast! The food kept coming and coming. Satisfied ba ang mga visitors? You bet. Who else but Flo Apeles, the entertainer, with his ever-present karaoke kicked off the festivities inviting everyone to show off their singing talents(?) Msgr. Nunez needed no coaxing – he gets everyone worked up. Tessie Agana Jao sang “Crazy”. Willie Leano showed off with Elvis Presley songs. And many more performed. It seemed like the “Marinduque International Idol” contest. Everyone won! And finally, the picture taking session which seemed to never end.