Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Do you remember the days of high school prom? The anticipation. Going shopping for the perfect dress, getting your hair and nails done, picking out the perfect pair of shoes to match "the dress." Well, rest assured, the same process is alive and well in Manila...for the middle-aged!
Life in the tropics is in full-swing ball season. Most organizations and expat groups here hold grand charity balls every year and Saturday was the Australian/New Zealand event. Last week everyone we knew was a twitter with dress fittings and trips to the salon for nails and hair. The perfect earrings and shoes were being searched for and anticipation was in the air. The only thing missing was the awkward and nervous date with the sweaty palms. These events are always a good time and I don't even have to twist Nate's arm to get him to go. Unlike a lot of men, he is always ready to don a tux and have a good time.
We made a mini vacation out of it and reserved a room at the hotel it was held at so the boys would be near and we could spend the following day at brunch and the pool. The best part about this kind of prom is that there are about 10 a year!


Julie said...

Seriously? I'm moving to Manila.

And prom for me was always borrowing a friend's dress at the last minute...I think I could do it better now!!! :)

The Homer House said...

You both look great! Nate, I love the facial hair and bald head, I think you wear it well! Melissa, you are looking great and I love the dress, at least the top half that I can see!
It sounds fun but I never did care for dressing up for prom, but maybe it would be more fun now! Who knows? I guess I don't have to worry about it anyhow!
How are the boys?
Love ya!