Holiday at iClams and Cafe Lidia

It was supposedly a long weekend last August 27-30. But for the busy bees, long weekends, holidays and rest days are not in their vocabulary… yet. Wait until this semester ends, and I will get the much needed sleep and beauty rest that I deserve. Let’s see if this will happen. *fingers crossed*

Last August 29 and 30, the International Conference on Libraries, Archives and Museums Services was held at the College of St. Benilde International Conference Center, Manila. It was attended by library, museum and archives practitioners, teachers and other professionals coming from different parts of the Philippines. The resource speakers were from the Philippines and other countries, such as India, Thailand and United Kingdom. Dadi and I were invited as resource speakers on the second day of the conference. I delivered a paper about the preservation of postwar local government archives and records, while Dadi talked about Library and Information Science education and teaching and classroom management.

We were just in time for lunch when we arrived. Talk about perfect timing, eh? I don’t usually eat that much whenever I have a speaking engagement for the fear of burping while in front of my audience. But the happy foodie that I am still managed to stuff these in my tummy.


Too bad, I forgot to bring my camera. Thanks to my uber-low-picture-quality-phone, Nokia c3 for capturing these moments.

Mami, Dadi and Mami in formal attire, participants, our certificates of appreciation

After iClams, we went back to my home base, Marikina aking hirang, to meet up with my best friends.  Since we all couldn’t enjoy the long holiday because of work (work during holidays is no fun), we decided to try Cafe Lidia in Calumpang and we stayed there for like more than 3 hours? The laughter and chitchats were indeed never ending if you’re with your best friends.

My best friends since highschool (L-R) RG, Jefel, Me, Alvin

We don't look tired at all! see? 😛

We also saw Dadi’s friends again. Let’s all sing, “it’s a small world after all….”

with Abbie (the balikbayan from Japan)

And of course, the menu and food…

Pizza Papa (Nice name, huh? There's also Pizza Mama. No kidding.), Chicken pesto, Pasta in white mushroom sauce and bacon, Pork steak

Yummeeeh! Will definitely go back and try all their food and desserts. It’s really nice that we gave Cafe Lidia a try. I’m one happy (and burping) little girl!

Thanks to Mama Jefel for the photos. 🙂

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