Weekend Story: All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Observance + Some Lotto Winning

Last weekend was simple, relaxing and fun. The hubby and I spent Saturday in Manila and went to Bacoor on Sunday along with his parents.

On Saturday, we visited our son’s grave first thing in the morning.

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After that, we attended a birthday party held at Shakey’s Bagumbayan. The birthday celebrant was Raphael and he just turned seven years old. He’s the son of the hubby’s former officemate Kuya Ram.

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The party was a hit to both the kids and the kids-at-heart like me.

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with the hubby and our friend Carmela

I particularly enjoyed the Pistachio ice cream (by Fruits in Ice Cream) served at one of the food stalls they hired for the party!

That night, I went to my siblings’ place and ate these glorious native delicacies from our hometown of PeΓ±aranda, Nueva Ecija:

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kalamay and espasol for the win!

My parents, along with my two siblings Danison and Nyam, went there for Undas. They visited the grave of my father’s parents. It was also the perfect opportunity for me to ask my mom to get my pasalubong from my cousin Ate Maureen who’s based in Japan. She took a vacation last May and said she has something for me. Her family kept it in their house for me. Gosh, it took me months before I got it but it’s worth the wait.

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animal print love

Hopefully, this will be the last item I’d be able to accumulate when November (and my shopping fast challenge) ends. I can thank enough all those people who have showered me with stuff during the time when I had temporarily banned shopping in my life. I feel so lucky and loved. But I promise to organize my things and declutter soon!

Our Sunday morning was spent visiting the graves of some relatives and friends. We were with my PILs.

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my shirt says it’s a must to have this photo!

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my PILs

Before heading home to Bacoor, we had breakfast at McDonalds.

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Then we dropped by the nearest Puregold to get some supplies for our simple All Souls’ Day feast. My MIL, who’s from the Visayas just like my mom, calls it “kalag-kalag.” (Kalag means soul in the Visayan dialect.) It’s been a tradition in our family. Our way of remembering our departed loved ones during this season.

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My MIL did most of the cooking for our simple feast. My only contribution was this Spicy Smoked Salinas Linguini:

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easy peasy pasta!

Oh, and I baked a chocolate cake, too, for dessert. My FIL requested for it, actually. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it. After dinner, my MIL immediately put all the left-over food inside plastic containers so we could take them to Manila the next day.

And about that lotto winning in the title, we just found out this morning that my FIL won in the EZ2 Lotto of PCSO. He and my MIL place bets occasionally. It’s just a small amount but it definitely made his day. Bonding daw kami later. Sagot ni FIL. Haha.

There, that’s my weekend story. Now, I’d like to hear yours! πŸ™‚

May you choose happiness always,
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20 Replies to “Weekend Story: All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day Observance + Some Lotto Winning”

    1. Sarap nga sis kasi buo buo yung pistachio and not too sweet! Pag ibang brands matamis msyado saka ground pistachio ang nakalagay. Hehe. Yung shirt ko bigay ng brother ko before pa. Thanks for the compliment! πŸ™‚

  1. napakasarap tingnan ng blog mo ms edel, ang sasarap ng pagkain e grabe :), just kidding. Mukhang ang saya ng family bonding nyo nung weekend holiday πŸ™‚

    1. Oo kaya hindi ako pumapayat eh! Haha. Masaya nga, I’m sure kayo din masaya. Lalo na ang date mo with your mama pag Sunday! πŸ™‚

  2. Shakey’s allow food stalls on their parties? I must check it out. Nahihilo na ko sa 1st bday party planning ni Skye. Ayoko gumastos ng malaki pero hindi ako talented sa DIY. Nyahahahahaha! Ang saklap ng buhay ko.

    1. Yes! I saw two stalls during the party — ice cream and cotton candy. Enjoy ang mga kids, as in. Waaaah, hindi rin ako masyado maalam sa DIY. Good luck sayo, sis! Kaya mo yan! πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. My mom took the kids to her place Saturday and brought them back Sunday afternoon, so I was busy cleaning the house, had a quick date with the hubby Saturday night then a quick dinner with the kids on Sunday because classes resumed this morning. Hahay. Back to the grind. LOL

    ps. I did not know that you had a son who passed away. Sorry to hear about that. πŸ™

    1. That sounds like a wonderful weekend, too. Right, back to the daily grind na ulit. Yes, we now have an angel in heaven. πŸ™‚

  4. wow. This reminds me of the things we used to do during All Saints/All Souls Day in the province — for one thing, this event was a great excuse to spend time with your family and reminisce about our departed loved ones. Things are so different now, esp. here in Manila πŸ™

    1. I agree with you on that, things are really different here in Manila. Sometimes I miss my life in the province. Haha. πŸ™‚

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