Last weekend was epic. I had lots of fun and laughter and shared stories and happy memories with the people that matter to me. How I wish this long holiday break won’t end so I’d have the luxury of time to meet up with more people!
On Saturday, I attended two Christmas get-togethers — one with my college friends and the other with my former office colleagues. Both were fun and memorable. I really had a great time.
I had lunch with my college friends (superf Nice, Charry and Ronie) at La Cocina de Tita Moning (LCDTM). Since I work there part-time as a tour guide, booking a table for us was a breeze. I was the one who chose our food and I was glad they liked everything. My kind boss, upon knowing that we were dining at the restaurant that day, even gave us a 50% discount to my enormous delight!
We had a chikahan galore. It was nice to know we’re all enjoying a better life today. We have also matured a lot when it comes to our views in life and in managing our finances. Charry, for instance, is also into stock market investing and aspires to be a registered financial planner (RFP) next year.
When dinnertime came, the hubby and I drove to Podium in Mandaluyong to meet up with my former boss and my former officemates.
The venue of our get-together was Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza where we feasted on delightful pizza and scrumptious pasta made from the freshest ingredients. I sooooo loved their Fresh Burrata with Bread, Prosciutto Pizza and Salted Cream Pasta! The best!
It was nice to see everyone again and get updated with their lives. My former boss was even looking better than the last time we saw her. She got terribly sick early this year. She went into coma for a few weeks, woke up and got bed-ridden for a few months. Now she’s almost fully recovered! Sounds like a miracle? I believe it is! She’s a good person and deserves to spend a longer time on earth to be with her family.
My Sunday morning was spent hearing mass at St. Pio of Pietrelcina Shrine in Eastwood, Q.C.
At mid-afternoon, I accompanied the hubby to SM Manila to buy some wireless microphone set for my FIL. Then we, along with my sister Jodie, had a quick trip to Divisoria for a little shopping. He wanted some new shirts while my sister and I looked for Christmas tokens to be given to our friends and officemates.
Divisoria, as usual, was still filled with people during our visit. We got away from the shopping madness only after two hours. But not before eating dimsum for dinner courtesy of our Binondo favorite Wai Ying:
Did I mention I scored a nice dress from the popular Juana boutique? I so love this P350-beauty! 🙂
Are you also having Christmas parties/get-togethers left and right? Kwento naman dyan! 🙂