Weekend Story: Happy Birthday, Happy Fiesta and Happy Trip to Our Lady of Manaoag

How was your long weekend, friends? Mine was simple, fun and happy. I had a restful Saturday because while the hubby was attending his classes in graduate school, I was stuck at home alternating between sleeping, eating, and reading books. When he got home in the afternoon, I just fed him lunch and then he joined me in procrastinating. Haha.

We spent the long weekend in Manila because my PILs requested so. They wanted the hubby to celebrate his birthday at their place because his birthday coincided with the Feast Day of St. Michael and the Archangels. It doesn’t happen every year; it’s just this year that the feast day fell on October 5th (which is the hubby’s birthday). And since we would be visiting the Shrine of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Manaoag, Pangasinan together with friends by Monday, we thought it was a good idea to just stay in Manila.

The hubby only requested for two things for his 35th birthday: roasted chicken and Pinoy style spaghetti. And he got both. Plus, my SIL Albie bought him a birthday cake!

my MIL’s roasted chicken

my Pinoy style spaghetti (the hubby eats mostly the meat sauce!)

birthday cake for the birthday boy!

Meanwhile, just outside the house on Sunday night, a makeshift stage was built for the fiesta celebration. There were dance and song performances, a magician, a pair of stand-up comedians (hello Bebong and Bebang!) and a raffle draw that made everyone highly entertained.

photo courtesy of my brother Danison

On Monday, we left the house early in the morning to get to the Dagupan bus terminal in Cubao. The hubby and I, along with my superf Nicely and my marecoy Carmela (we call ourselves Tropang Gala but we change our group name often, lately it’s Tropang Unlitwirl!) traveled to Manaoag, Pangasinan to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It’s become a yearly thing for us. Last year, we visited sometime in June.

the Shrine

our tropa

Traffic was quite bad on our way back to Manila. What supposed to be a 4-hour trip became six grueling hours of travel. We got home at almost 10:00pm already. But we’re still thankful because our Manaoag plan materialized and we reached home safely.

I can’t believe the long weekend is over. I’m still not ready to go back to work. Haha. 🙂

May you choose happiness always,
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8 Replies to “Weekend Story: Happy Birthday, Happy Fiesta and Happy Trip to Our Lady of Manaoag”

    1. Yes, buti kamo natuloy, matagal na kasing plano yun. Thanks! Naku, papalakpak tenga ni Edwin pag malaman may nagsabi na hindi sya mukhang 35. Hahaha. 🙂

  1. Magkalapit lang pala ang birthday nyo ng hubby mo :). Good thing he knows exactly what he wants for his birthday so there’s no time wasted (wondering about what he really wants for his birthday). And lucky for your plans, this had been a long weekend (3 work-free days).

    1. Yes, just a week apart! As for what he really wanted for his birthday, I think he got it,too. Korek, buti na rin wala kaming lakad na apat kaya natuloy kami sa Manaoag. 🙂

  2. Your post makes me miss home so bad.No fiestas here.Haha. I bought one pack of spaghetti sauce at the Asian market,Filipino style and looking at your spaghetti,I wanted to make this weekend but I don’t know how my husband would react when I put hot dogs on it.He thinks it’s gross.Lol

  3. sa totoo kahit minsan ang layo at nakakapagod ang byahe pero worth it naman basta kasama ang pamilya at enjoy lahat anoh?

    Nakakatuwa din at parehas ocotber ang birthday nyo ng hubby mo. Pag ganyan kung minsan isang celebration lang para mas tipid, hehe! =)

  4. Korek ka dyan, Joy! Family is everything. Sama na rin ang mga true friends! Oo, tipid kami lagi kasi isang handaan na lang. Haha. 🙂

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