Weekend Story: Zark’s Burgers + Homecooking + Brisk Walking

Last long weekend, we had two house guests in Bacoor – my brother Danison and my SIL Albie. We all left Manila for Bacoor on Saturday afternoon. We also had a quick trip to Switch- The Archer’s Place branch on Taft Avenue-La Salle to pick up the hubby’s iPhone 6 replacement unit. His old one’s front cam had pink lines appearing on the screen so he took it to Switch for check-up and repair two weeks ago. It turned out that the pink lines were a defect and since the phone was still under warranty, it underwent a test and the result said it was qualified for a replacement.

While at the Switch shop, I remembered the original branch of Zark’s Burgers was just around the area and immediately asked my three companions to go there for merienda after. It was our first time to try their burger and we were very satisfied with our individual orders. I had Shaq (Php135) from the Minor League burger line-up and it had two of my fave things: crispy bacon and deep-fried onion strings. By adding Php35, I already got fries and drinks to go with my very delicious and meaty burger (the raves online about Zark’s Burgers are indeed true!). Good deal, right?

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Early Retirement Goal

If I had a choice, I would be a stay-at-home wife. Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I also love the idea of working to earn a living. It’s just that the idea of homemaking and doing a plethora of things on the side at my own pace seems very appealing to me. (I say the lesser pressure from the outside world, the better!) And I can only do all that by quitting work. But the question is, am I ready for it? Am I ready to give up my job –my primary source of income– at this time? The answer is a big NO.

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That’s why making an early retirement goal sounds like a great idea to me right now. I used to imagine myself retiring at age 45 but recently, I have decided to move it to age 50 (that’s exactly 19 years from now). I would still be young and healthy (I guess) by then and my savings and investments should be enough to tide me over until I start receiving my GSIS pension 15 years after at age 65. (That is, if I could complete the required 15 years of government service as I’m still on my 10th at present.)

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Weekend Story: Lots of Rest and Quiet Time

Weekends are full of surprises. This is especially true if it’s a long weekend. The hubby and I were already in Bacoor as early as Thursday night. Of course, we were excited over this 3-day break! Despite the continued heavy rains coupled with strong winds, the hubby and I were able to go out to do some errands, work on his thesis, and visit the wake of a friend’s mother.

On Thursday night, I made some ice cream using ripe avocados from my FIL’s own tree. It turned out to be so good for a dessert/snack that leaving some for our family in Manila was a hard thing to do. (Don’t worry, we ended up leaving some for them in the name of love.) Haha.

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Weekend Story: Prism Plaza + Starmall Prima Bacoor

Last weekend was all about pasyal.

Well, we did stay at home but went out both days (Saturday and Sunday). While I try to stay at home one whole day (normally Sunday) during weekends, things don’t go my way every time. Sometimes, the hubby makes lambing and asks me to go out. He’d usually say it’s going to be his treat so I wouldn’t have a reason to say no. Bakit naman ako tatanggi sa libre, diba? Basta hindi magagalaw ang weekend budget ko, tara, let’s go! Haha.

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