Weekend Story: Hooked on Netflix + More Time with Family

Last weekend was spent in Bacoor with Mame and my sister Jodie. We drove there on Saturday night and headed back to Manila on Sunday night. It was just an overnight stay that saw us (me, in particular) getting hooked on Netflix and just lazing around because, weekend. We are grateful for the happy moments we shared just eating, sleeping, and of course, watching a lot of Netflix. The husband, on the other hand, was more productive than the rest of us as he got to wash his car and do the laundry (with some help from Mame). I love my housemate and our house guests. Haha.

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Weekend Story: Family Time in Manila

Last weekend was spent in Manila with family and friends. On Saturday, I got lots of sleep and rest while the hubby had tons of fun cleaning his car at the garage and biking solo at Mall of Asia. I also got to try for dinner the newly-opened Kenny Rogers inside MalacaƱang (limited seats but it’s open 24/7!) with my sister Jodie and brother Dan. On Sunday, I overslept again in the morning and joined the hubby in the afternoon in going to the birthday party of his godchild at Jollibee Welcome Rotonda in QC.

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Weekend Story: Done with Santa Clarita Diet (the TV Series) + Some Downtime with my PILs

If there’s one thing I got to accomplish last weekend, that would be finishing watching the two full seasons of Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix. I can truly say that I enjoyed watching the show. It was generally hilarious but one could tell there were some family values being promoted as well. Like how a family should stick together especially when dealing with a strange problem and adjusting to an even stranger situation. In fact, I now look forward to Season 3, provided there will be one in the making (I really think so!).

On Saturday, the hubby and I, along with my PILs arrived in our Bacoor home and stayed there until Sunday afternoon. It was a quick weekend but one we’re grateful for because family time is still family time. Life is short and so let’s make the most of every day, and every weekend for that matter.

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Weekend Story: Regina RICA in Tanay, Rizal + Dinner Reception at the Legarda’s

Last weekend was spent with family here in Manila. The hubby and I opted not to drive home in Bacoor primarily because we got invited to the “last hurrah” party on Sunday at the Legarda Mansion where my PILs work. The property, formerly known as La Cocina de Tita Moning (where I used to work as a part-time tour guide) has been sold and the family decided to throw a sort of farewell bash. It was attended by their close friends and it was definitely an honor and a privilege for us to have been asked to be there, too. It was a magical and touching night. While there were some tears shed, the party was mostly fun and memorable with lots of food, booze, laughter, chatter, singing, and dancing. Awwww, I will terribly miss that place which has served as home for the hubby’s family for decades!

Our Saturday was laid back. I spent it mostly sleeping and playing with our pet Jasper (the friendly dog). The hubby, on the other hand, went out to meet with his car club friends at this car show (Manila International Auto Show 2018) at World Trade Center in Pasay. On Sunday morning, we got to go on a road trip to Regina RICA (Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia) in Tanay, Rizal. The place was peaceful and solemn albeit packed with people. We were glad to have experienced it for the first time. On our way back to my PILs’ place, we had a late lunch at Lutong Pugon nestled in the house of this local painter named Jun Tiongco which is just around two kilometers from Regina RICA.

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Weekend Story: Santa Clarita Diet TV Series + Inbox Food Hub in Imus, Cavite

Last long weekend was quiet and relaxing. On Saturday morning, the hubby and I took Jasper (our pet dog) to the clinic for his anti-rabies shot. We then drove to Bacoor in the afternoon along with my SIL Albie. We spent the rest of the weekend mostly at home eating and sleeping and watching this new TV series on Netflix called Santa Clarita Diet. It stars my fave Hollywood star Drew Barrymore, so why not? Haha. Personally, I like the zombie-themed show as its light and funny with just the right amount of violence and gore. On Sunday, we weren’t able to hear mass because we woke up late in the morning and got lazy in the afternoon. We drove back to Manila on Monday night and prepared for the new work week with a wide smile (coz it’s a short one and a new weekend awaits!).

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Weekend Story: Holy Week 2018 + Family Outing at Monterra Private Resort in Imus, Cavite

Our family’s observance of Holy Week in the past years has been as predictable as the sun rising in the east. We normally do Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday, have our family outing on Black Saturday, and hear mass on Easter Sunday. Last week’s Holy Week observance was no different. The hubby and I did Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday and after that, drove straight home in Bacoor with Mame and my sister Jodie. The rest of the family (both Mabalays and Techos) would follow us in Bacoor on Saturday morning for our family outing at Monterra Private Resort in Imus, Cavite. We weren’t able to hear mass on Easter Sunday, though, because our family outing this year was an overnight stay instead of just a day tour. But we made sure to drop by the church to pray on our way back to Manila on Sunday afternoon because the oldies said so.

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