Weekend Story: Slow Saturday and Whatta Sunday

We had quite a long weekend. Long, in the sense that, the passing of time felt so slow on Saturday. Or so I assumed. It was the opposite on Sunday, though. The hubby and I got too busy with some activities that before we knew it, it was time to go to bed already.

We stayed in Manila because the hubby had to go on an overnight trip with his masteral class. It was like their field trip cum summer outing. He left on Saturday morning and I got sick the night before. It was just a slight fever (37.6Β°C) and a few hours after taking a Tempra Forte tablet, I got well already (36.4Β°C). The cause of my slight fever? Body pains from excessive exercise (zumba + walking) last holiday! Yes, I learned my lesson the hard way. Ouch.

So, I spent most of my Saturday sleeping and eating while the hubby was having fun out-of-town. When nighttime came, I joined my FIL and my SIL in fetching a family friend from the airport. She also invited us to a late dinner of chicken barbecue and pancit canton at Aristocrat – Malate. As usual, Aristocrat didn’t disappoint. I really love their chicken barbecue! I normally eat it as is with the Java rice, no more dipping in the special peanut sauce provided. Malasa na kasi eh!

with Tita Ching

The hubby went back from his trip on Sunday morning and a few minutes after, I got a call from my cousin informing me that Tita Miyang has finally been given permission by her doctor to get discharged from the hospital. (Thank God!) Her only problem was that they needed a car to go home. I told the hubby about it and he agreed without hesitation to drive them home. So, off we went to Alabang and from there, traveled to Tita Miyang’s place in BiΓ±an City, Laguna and back to Manila after.

It was a long and tiring impromptu road trip. I thought the hubby wouldn’t push through his plan to go to the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2015 at the World Trade Center in Pasay that night anymore. But I was so wrong! We just took some rest at home and at around 7PM, we were on the road again to check out the said car show. Oh well, boys and their toys…

last-day crowd at MIAS 2015

the hubby with his dream car, haha

do we look like we just woke up in this photo? because we did!

But of course, for me to join him in such a boring activity (at least for someone who doesn’t get impressed easily by shiny, high-tech cars!), I had to get a prize. That prize came in the form of a bowl of ramen. We were supposed to have a late dinner at Genya Tonkotsu Ramen housed at the nearby Hobbies of Asia but upon getting there, we found out that the place is now closed. Sayang talaga, matagal ko na pa naman gustong ma-try ang ramen nila! I almost went home frustrated. Good thing the hubby remembered Kokoro Ramenya on Roxas Blvd. Yey!


I explored other options on the menu and finally settled for Gomoku Ramen, P275. It’s a traditional ramen with tasty clear soup, chashu, soft-boiled egg, shrimp, squid and mixed vegetables. It was generally okay except that the shrimps and the squid bits were overcooked. To be honest, I didn’t find anything special in it. I guess I’ll just stick with their rich and delicious Tantanmen next time.

From the ramen place, I think we got home at past 10PM. We just freshened up a bit, prepared our things for today’s work and went to bed already.

Was your weekend as tiring, fun, and crazy as mine was? Tell me about it! πŸ™‚

May you choose happiness always,
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17 Replies to “Weekend Story: Slow Saturday and Whatta Sunday”

  1. Apir sa chicken bbq + Java rice ng Aristocrat! I grew up eating that pair because my family used to frequent Aristocrat after hearing mass at Malate Church. Masarap din ‘yung yema balls nila! m/

    1. Meron pala silang yema balls? I’ll try that out next time. Naku, isa yang chicken barbecue sa kine-crave ko, buti na lang may Aristocrat sa SM Manila. πŸ™‚

  2. Naku, ms. edel dream car ko rin yan.

    Hindi ako mahilig sa kotse pero bukod tanging yang minicooper na yan kapag dumaan nama-magnet ang mata ko, heheh…..

    1. Haha, mahilig ka nga rin pala sa kotse, Grace. Ako kasi basta marunong lang magdrive, okay na ako dun. Pero one time, may nakausap akong girl, marunong daw syang magpalit ng gulong ng sarili nyang car. Astig, diba? πŸ™‚

    1. A tired but productive weekend is great! Masarap talaga yung chicken barbecue pero yung ramen, okay lang. Hehe. πŸ™‚

  3. Same here, our weekend was spent gardening then taking a friend to see the Cherry Blossoms. I really want Filipino food right now. The ramen looks so good.

    1. I enjoy gardening, too! Sa paso lang ako nakakapagtanim sa ngayon. Namatay pa nga yung leeks ko last week. πŸ™ Hope you get to eat your fave Pinoy food soon! πŸ™‚

    1. Coming from you, naniniwala ako. Haha. Thanks, TPS! πŸ™‚

      Ang mahal naman kasi, tapos ang liit lang, hindi ko maintindihan…sensya walang alam sa kotse.

  4. Our weekend din was super long and super tiring. We had an out of town trip! Sayang hindi ako nakapunta this year sa auto show. Yearly kasi, me and my friends (mostly guys) would go there. Daming magaganda eh.. babae at kotse. Kaya masaya sila. Hihi!

    1. Buti ka pa nakapag outing na out-of-town this summer. Sana matuloy yung outing namin sa office at sa family. Haha, oo dami nga magaganda at sexy doon! πŸ™‚

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