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!
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.
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.
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. 🙂