Last weekend was simple, relaxing and fun. The hubby and I spent Saturday in Manila and went to Bacoor on Sunday along with his parents.
On Saturday, we visited our son’s grave first thing in the morning.
After that, we attended a birthday party held at Shakey’s Bagumbayan. The birthday celebrant was Raphael and he just turned seven years old. He’s the son of the hubby’s former officemate Kuya Ram.
The party was a hit to both the kids and the kids-at-heart like me.
I particularly enjoyed the Pistachio ice cream (by Fruits in Ice Cream) served at one of the food stalls they hired for the party!
That night, I went to my siblings’ place and ate these glorious native delicacies from our hometown of Peñaranda, Nueva Ecija:
My parents, along with my two siblings Danison and Nyam, went there for Undas. They visited the grave of my father’s parents. It was also the perfect opportunity for me to ask my mom to get my pasalubong from my cousin Ate Maureen who’s based in Japan. She took a vacation last May and said she has something for me. Her family kept it in their house for me. Gosh, it took me months before I got it but it’s worth the wait.
Hopefully, this will be the last item I’d be able to accumulate when November (and my shopping fast challenge) ends. I can thank enough all those people who have showered me with stuff during the time when I had temporarily banned shopping in my life. I feel so lucky and loved. But I promise to organize my things and declutter soon!
Our Sunday morning was spent visiting the graves of some relatives and friends. We were with my PILs.
Before heading home to Bacoor, we had breakfast at McDonalds.
Then we dropped by the nearest Puregold to get some supplies for our simple All Souls’ Day feast. My MIL, who’s from the Visayas just like my mom, calls it “kalag-kalag.” (Kalag means soul in the Visayan dialect.) It’s been a tradition in our family. Our way of remembering our departed loved ones during this season.
My MIL did most of the cooking for our simple feast. My only contribution was this Spicy Smoked Salinas Linguini:
Oh, and I baked a chocolate cake, too, for dessert. My FIL requested for it, actually. Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of it. After dinner, my MIL immediately put all the left-over food inside plastic containers so we could take them to Manila the next day.
And about that lotto winning in the title, we just found out this morning that my FIL won in the EZ2 Lotto of PCSO. He and my MIL place bets occasionally. It’s just a small amount but it definitely made his day. Bonding daw kami later. Sagot ni FIL. Haha.
There, that’s my weekend story. Now, I’d like to hear yours! 🙂