Weekend Story: Christmas Shopping Here and There

Last weekend, the hubby and I continued with our Christmas shopping. Little purchases here and there in the past weekends and before we knew it, we were able to complete all we needed to buy for ourselves this Christmas, including our gifts for each other. As usual, family members wanted cash gifts instead of actual presents and so those were what they got. The good thing about this is I have a feeling we’ll have a stress-free holiday come December 25th. The sad thing about this is there’s no longer a Landmark Makati Christmas shopping with my girls to look forward to this month like in the past years. Sila rin naman kasi nagsipag-shopping na rin nung mga nakaraang linggo, kami rin nga yung magkakasama lol, kaya halos nabili na rin ang lahat ng kailangan nila.

The hubby and I drove home in Bacoor on Friday night along with my SIL Albie. Then we went out on Saturday afternoon to shop in Alabang while Albie commuted back to Manila because she wanted to spend the rest of the weekend with my PILs. We stayed in Bacoor until Sunday afternoon and met with my in-laws at night to have dinner and do more shopping at our fave mall, SM Manila, haha.

Below are some photos from our weekend:

chicken curry
my winner Singapore chicken curry for two (I used Asian Home Gourmet’s Singapore curry spice paste for this and it was the best!)

gift
the hubby’s answered prayer of an all-occasion present which cost me an arm and a leg 😛

throw pillow covers
new throw pillow covers for our sofa

dinner
dinner at Casa Reyes Bistro Filipino SM Manila that has just had a transformation from a fast food dining place to a casual dining restaurant (we love their food!)

lechon sisig
this mildly-spiced lechon sisig at Casa Reyes was a delight in its own right

Have a fun and fruitful week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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Weekend Story: TAP Meet-up + Date with the Parentals

I dream of the time when I can date my siblings and parents once a week. Like on a regular basis. I don’t have a problem on that with my husband because we are together almost 24/7. I know that when we get old and gray, we’ll have all the time in the world to spend together.

I am happier when I get to spend time with family during weekends. Last weekend, for instance, the hubby and I got to be with our parents (all four of them) on Sunday. We had lunch with my parents and had dinner with his. Then we spent Saturday meeting up with his car club mates (from Team Accent Philippines) and staying in our Bacoor home. We even got to squeeze in a quick visit to Baclaran church to pray and light some candles before going back to Manila on Sunday night.

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Weekend Story: Impromptu Tagaytay Trip

For last weekend, the hubby suddenly decided to drive to Tagaytay on a Sunday morning right after we went to church to hear mass. My mind was preoccupied with work (i.e. ASEAN-related events) that I just said yes without thinking. Before I knew it, I was already staring at the beautiful Taal Lake and wolfing down some burger and rice meals at Mushroomburger. It was a fun trip which I would like to do every now and then as I want to try as much restaurants and attractions in Tagaytay as I can given our free time and of course, budget.

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Weekend Story: Happy Fiesta, San Miguel!

Last weekend was festive and fun because of the annual celebration of the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel in our barangay here in Manila. We drove to Bacoor on Friday night and got back to Manila on Saturday evening. On Sunday, we had a family lunch and we were joined by our only guest, my PILs’ boss Don Ramon Legarda. This year’s fiesta was a joint celebration for our family as we also celebrated the 5th year in heaven of our little angel Pippo. The rest of the weekend was spent doing household chores, picking up items from the supermarket, and watching Netflix movies. Thank God for weekends talaga!

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Weekend Story: Easy Breezy

Last weekend was easy breezy and started early for the hubby and me. On Friday night, we met up with friends to celebrate the birthday of our friend Raffy. He’s the chairman of a barangay here in Manila and he just turned 39. From our meeting place which was their barangay hall, we transferred to a nearby restaurant to have dinner and some wine. We were a group of six and we spent time until a little past midnight. From the restaurant, the hubby and I drove to Bacoor and stayed there until Sunday night.

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Weekend Story: Car Club Meet-Up, Calda Pizza, and Some Diet Change

Last weekend was quiet and relaxing. Friday night saw the hubby and me joining my officemates in traveling to Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas to visit the wake of my officemate Gerlie’s father. From Batangas, we drove to Bacoor (but only after dining at a McDonalds store for the requisite pagpag practice) with our good friend Carmela who also joined the wake visit because she and Gerlie’s sister are officemates also. She would then leave us for Manila on Saturday morning just in time for the arrival of Mame and my sister Jodie who planned to spend the rest of the weekend with us. That night, the hubby and I went out to hear the anticipated mass at Madonna del Amore Quasi Parish in Las Piñas and attend another Team Accent Philippines (TAP) – South Chapter meet-up at Manong’s Grill in Alabang where we got to meet and mingle with more TAP members.

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