Monday, May 5, 2008

A Day with A Fellow Mommy Blogger

I've met mommy bloggers in the Philippines this February; and why not the mommy bloggers living near me here in Germany? So, after exchanging loads of comments and telephone calls, I finally met with Vk last Sunday.

We drove to her place, despite her protests; insisting that there might not be enough space to move around. But she agreed when I convinced her that space doesnt really matter; after all we have been planning this meeting for a long time. And I am too excited to worry about space :)

Armed with a map of the area and a printed direction; we left the house at 11 a.m. as we are expected to arrive at 12 noon. Remember, the drive should be for 35 mins only. Well, arrive we did but after getting lost and circling the area two times, we got there after 12 noon.

In the end, I had to call Vk for a point by point direction as I dont want to be circling until noon. The kids were also getting uneasy. We finally found them after another 10 minutes of here and there; and I immediately saw Vk waiting outside. And like a long lost friend, we embraced in glee :D

our hubbies getting to know each other, that's the best in blogging; you gain more friends

Vk excitely opening the gift we brought her

lunch was great...Vk's dishes were so mouthwatering I ended up with at least five servings, hahaha. And did I say I am working on a fitness program? I love her taco salad and I have the recipe with me. And dessert was leche flan, wow!

So we decided to walk to the playground to burn the calorie; and to play of course :D


Group photo first :D
The kids enjoyed playing with Ate Kim; so much that they wanted to bring her home :D
Here's another playground, more gymnastics for the kids; and the moms of course!
After that long walk, the gymnastics and the long playtime; tea time.
Here is Kim's Zebra Cake which we would be enjoying this noontime as I got some take out, too.
And here is Vk's Mandarinen Kuchen (Mandarin Cake); it taste's good but I didnt bother asking for the recipe as I dont trust myself with this kind of cakes'. The flop factor is too immense :D
MC got to learn with Ate Kim and she learned fast.
IC must try it, too.
And not to forget, the bonding time with pens and papers. The kids enjoyed the day. Of course, they went home happy as they got loads of surprises from Tita Vk.
I had a great time and my family, too. I simply love exchanging anecdotes about our life here in Germany and those in the Philippines. As for the kids, they are now busy getting ready for Vk's visit to us. It is now our turn to play host.
Thanks a lot, Lamberz Family.

21 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hallo raq,

thank you very much sa family visit nyo sa amin....
maligayang-maligaya kami to spent it your family too,

sabi nga ni kim, so suss daw ang mga anak mo.....lalo na daw si IC, gusto pa daw nya magbaby- sitter sa 2....lol

kita ulit tayo ha?.....

wow...Mc n Ic they are busy getting ready for our visit?...
sigi sabihin mo sa kanila....magsammeln muna ang tita vk nila ng mga krim-kram...hehhehe

again, a million thanks for your visit..........

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

naku ako ang naka traffic sa feed box mo....lol

raq, nakalimutan mo yon gutschein?
gusto mo ba yon?....free lang ang mga bata,below 12 yrs.

sabihin mo sa akin kung interested kayo, ipadala ko nalang via post?

deadline nito is end of May.....
pwede ito sa Holiday Park din,

sigi, sabihin mo sa akin ha? para mapdala ko sa post...

thanks again.,.......

ay oo nga mabuti nagustohan nyo ang loto ko.....

joanne said...

Seems like everyone had a great time! The cakes look yummy...

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

guten morgen raq,

halika, magtea tayo....kahapon nagloto ako ng rharbaber?
bigay ng nachbarin.
ang sarap,ito ang kinain ko as my BF,kasi kagabi ang dami kong kinain,
ay ang verdaung ko ang ganda....lol

sigi, bukas ko email sa post ang gutschein, may works ako bukas.

bye and have a nice sunny day, enjoy it...


magplansa ako now, para mamaya, higa ako sa balcon n reading the books given by Midas.

kingdaddyrich ♥ said...

uy si ate kengks! at si mam viki. hehehe. ayos naman ito. nakaka aliw. kahit nasa malayong lugar na kayo eh may bonding moments pa rin.

raqgold said...

vk - the whole family enjoyed our visit there. gusto pa ngang bumalik agad, pero sempre kami naman ang taya next time. if you could send the gutschein by mail, we would appreciate it. salamat ulit. hay, kung pwede lang maglakad papunta nya, maki kain ako ng rhabarber kuchen, paborito ko yan e.

joanne - i got to bring home some of those cakes home, sarap.

kingdaddyrich - sarap nga to bond with a fellow blogger e

rowena said...

Hi Raquel, nice to know you finally met Vicky. I always see her in Rachel's site and I've been to her site as well. Am sure you all had a great time. Nice pics...

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

dali punta ka dito, kain tayo ng rhabarber kompot ko, maganda pala ito, pagmaraming nakain na fatty foods, aside from vit, c....sabi ng mil ko,...lol
kaya pala siya panay loto nito....

Raquel, parang makaiyak ako sa d-card ay....sus ni siya uy....

"Hope our bonding will not stop....between our family."

kims too, says na so süß daw yon 2...gusto nya daw.

moment, yon stamp mo, ang mahal, parang long envelop price ito, mali ka sa paglagay.....postkarte kostet nur 45cents.....1.45 itong briefmarke mo, pang long envelop with 500 grms.....lol

at itong card, ganito sana ang ipdala ko rin bukas with the Gutschein.....

FREUNDE wie wir halten immer zusammen!, ......

Thanks again......pwede ka rin magpunta rito, malapit lang pala tayo....pag may time ka at gut wetter, drive ka rito, pasyal tayo sa field, or when the blumen field pwede ng makakuha na or kung tapos na yon harvest season....punta kayo sa mga bata dito,
kukuha tayo sa field ng mga rest-potatoes,carrots,zwiebeln n etc......spass talaga, kahit maitim tayo.....

siguro happy ang mga bata, kaya lang mangingitim tayo.....lol

sigi, namanlansa ako...

tumawag ako sa iyo, walang sumagot, presently, to say...DABKE sa Karte.


hugsssssssssss

raqgold said...

rowena - dyahi nga nauna pa akong makipag EB dyan sa pinas kesa dito sa mga asa malapit lang sa akin. but it was worth the wait :D

vk - dienstags sind wir immer unterwegs :D i dont know what happened to that stamp, i didnt bother to check but i heard the owner of the post filial; der hat gesagt die briefmarken sind die richtige. reklamo kaya ako, hehe.

geri said...

Sarap naman ng eyeball niyo. Ba't kaya pag-blogger ka eyeball natin parang magkakilala na in real life even if it's the first time we have seen them. Those cake looks sooooo good!

raqgold said...

geri - bull's eye - if we go for EBs, it's like meeting an old friend. it is a good feeling. and the cakes taste good too-

lady cess said...

nakakatuwa naman ito. you live less than an hour away from each other lang. pag gusto nyo ng girl talk it should be so easy to get together. i'm so happy you've met each other and found a friend.

haze said...

Wow sarap mag usap ng Tagalog no :D!!! Pictures speak by itself...fun, !

When I met quite a lot of Pinays here in Marseille, I feel like I'm home ;). Especially, when hubby found the Filipino community every summer we go at the beach and organize a barbecue party, cool di ba ...together with our Filipino priest.

raqgold said...

lady cess, 30 mins away isnt too far but it is for both vk and me since we both dont like to drive that long :D but this might be the challenge for me, i might start conquering the autobahn because i want some chika.

haze, sarap talaga magusap ng tagalog at sarap ng leche flan, haha. uy, marseilles ka pala? ewan ko ba, kung kelan naman ako nakahanap ng mga pinays na asa france and italy atsaka naman walang schedule of visits to those countries. been in your area at least 5 times na, we always tend to stay in chateau de pizay though.

an2nette said...

Hi raquel, kmsta na? sana mameet ko rin si vk, i also read her blog, dito pa us sa spain, hope we can meet soon, best regards and enjoy the nice weather. tonette

Wena said...

hi raq!

kakainggit ang EB nyo ni vk. kakagutom ng foods?
yeah,meeting an online friend is really like meeting a long lost friend... sobrang daming chika, sarap ng bonding moments.

haayy! i'm missing my EB moments with my online friends turned real-life friends here in pinas. we've been doing that for years...sarap noh?

raqgold said...

tonette, since you are only here in germany; am sure one of these days we'd get to meet each other. mas masaya sigurado!

wena, it is really great meeting online friends. ulit ulitin ;D

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm so glad you and Vicki finally met in person. It's wonderful to see all the happy moments of that day. It's great how blogging widens the circle of friendship. It's twice as rewarding when families meet as well.

The Zebra Cake and Mandarin Cake both look very tempting.

Wow, stilts, I'm sure MC and IC had a blast with Kim.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hello to all....

thanks to all too......sigi mag EB tayong lahat....para masaya and to have a friendship bound.

maliit lang ang flat namin pero You are all Welcome....

Nice meeting n knowing you all here.

thanks also for visiting my blog....

raqgold said...

rach - it was really a great day with the whole family getting together. we might do something like that next EB, what do you think?

vk - we could also do a bigger EB here in germany with the family together but this would involve more things, let's think about this.

julie said...

Raq, how wonderful to meet other bloggers where you are.Hope you can also get to meet more bloggers there and have fun.

Again, Happy Mother's Day to you, Send my regards too to VK :)