Weekend Story: Birthday + Family Reunion + Quezon Memorial Circle + Meet-Up with Friends

Last weekend was super fun. The hubby and I, along with my SIL Albie stayed overnight in Bacoor on Friday. By Saturday afternoon, we were already back in Manila. The hubby and I joined my side of the family in driving up to Antipolo to attend the 70th birthday celebration of my aunt which doubled as a family reunion for the Mabalays. The venue was the sprawling garden of her son’s new family home. Each of the nine sibling’s family was there so it was epic. Have I mentioned before my father had eight siblings? Actually, there were supposedly 10 of them but one died when he was a still a baby and currently, there are only five of them still alive and kicking.

Personally, I am grateful to the Villanueva family (the birthday celebrant’s family) for hosting the party and hopefully, there’ll be more occasions like that to happen in the future. Nothing beats being with people who are close to your heart. Even if we don’t see each other often because of distance, we get updated on social media naman and make sure to be there for each other whenever necessary. Last Saturday night was a testament that our family ties are still as strong as ever.

Here are photos from the birthday dinner/family reunion:

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with the birthday celebrant

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at the reception

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with several of our relatives

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night view of the venue (a.k.a. my doctor cousin’s family home)

Our Sunday was perfectly fine and a bit busy, too. The hubby and I heard the morning mass with my in-laws. We then went to Landers for brunch and some retail therapy. We also drove to Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) to check out my officemate’s shop there (Mila’s Garden & Flower Shop) and his landscape garden entry that competed in the flower and arts fest that happened that weekend. From QMC, we transferred to Maginhawa to have a late lunch at Crazy Katsu. When dinnertime came, the hubby and I met up with my Superfriend Nice and our balikbayan friend Jena (she’s Superf’s cousin also) at Mall of Asia where we had dinner at Kimono Ken. Di pa kami nakontento, sumama pa kami sa room nila sa Hotel Jen para doon ituloy ang masayang kwentuhan, hahaha.

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groufie after the mass

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brunch with my in-laws at Landers Otis

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event at the QC Memorial Circle

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got these fresh mulberries from one of the stalls at the park

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the Quezon memorial shrine

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my officemate’s landscape entry (sad he didn’t win, though)

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lunch at Crazy Katsu – Maginhawa

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dinner at Kimono Ken – MOA with our balikbayan friend Jena, her adorable daughter West, and my superfriend Nice

Have a fruitful week ahead, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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4 Replies to “Weekend Story: Birthday + Family Reunion + Quezon Memorial Circle + Meet-Up with Friends”

  1. Color pink looks so nice on you and your hubby, Edel! 🙂 Masaya talaga mga birthdays and family gatherings. Our aunt from the US is visiting kaya daming kainan and kwentuhan 🙂
    Happy Chinese New Year to you!

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