Weekend Story: Holy Week 2016

Last long weekend in observance of Lent was quiet, meaningful, and fun. The hubby and I had lots of rest and lots of time to bike together and bond with our family.

On Maundy Thursday, we did Visita Iglesia on two wheels. It felt good to bike from one church to another. We completed the requisite 14 churches and biked from Manila to Pasay and back.


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14 churches, 2 bikers, 1 faith

We also had a stop over at Biker’s Cafe for breakfast. We got the same table and ordered the same food because we’re boring like that. Haha.

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Not only did we sweat from all the biking we did, but we also had a great time people watching and of course, praying. We would drive to Bacoor in the afternoon along with my in-laws and spend the remaining days of Lent there.

Good Friday was that day when we didn’t eat meat and take a bath (as per Catholic practice). We also went out at night to visit the church to pray and kiss the statue of Christ lying on the cross.

I had some free time to read so read I did. This book on minimalist living is very inspiring:

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The Joy of Less by Francine Jay (she’s known as “Miss Minimalist” online), e-book version

Black Saturday was swimming time. The Techos and the Mabalays (except for my brother Danison who asked to be spared and joined his friends in Bulacan instead) converged at Kalipayan Resort and Hotel in DasmariΓ±as for some picnic and the much-anticipated dip in the pool! Yes, mababaw lang ang kaligayahan ng pamilya namin, hahaha. We were glad that Kalipayan was still not as crowded as the other resorts in Cavite during this time. Their rates were also inflation-proof, they remain the same just like in our previous visits.

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my MIL and her spread

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breakfast muna!

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with the hubby

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the big swimming pool at Kalipayan

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underwater with my two younger sisters

We all went back to Manila on Saturday night with burned skin from too much sun exposure. But it was all worth it, especially for the hubby who even had the guts to upload this photo on his IG account:

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wow, burned leg! πŸ™‚

The hubby and I went biking again at Mall of Asia (MOA) on the morning of Easter Sunday. We were supposed to meet a biker officemate at the popular biking tambayan Jetti gas station on Macapagal Blvd. cor. Coral Way but our paths didn’t cross. It turned out he left his cellphone at home. Next time.

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The rest of Sunday was spent eating, getting online, and just lazing around at my PILs’ place.

Happy Monday, people! I hope you had a restful and all-good Lent break! πŸ™‚

May you choose happiness always,
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13 Replies to “Weekend Story: Holy Week 2016”

    1. Oo sis, sobrang naaaliw kami magbike these days. Aside from biking, magstay sa bahay ang next na gusto namin, hehe. πŸ™‚

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