Last weekend was awesome. The hubby and I had loads of fun doing three things: biking, movie watching, and shopping. I wish we have more weekends like that. Yung medyo active at maraming fun outdoors. Masaya pala yung ganon paminsan-minsan. Haha.
Biking in UP
On Saturday, the hubby and I, along with my brother Danison, woke up early to go biking in UP (Diliman campus). We got there at almost 6AM. We were expecting a small group of joggers and bikers because it was a Saturday (I heard they have a huge crowd on Sundays!) but we were surprised to see a big crowd either jogging, walking, or biking along the 2.2km long UP oval. It was a sight to behold! Ang lakas pa maka- motivate magpapawis!
fresh soy milk as our post-biking beverage
After biking a total of 12.56kms (nag-enjoy kaming tatlo mag-picture kaya hindi na-achieve ang 20km goal namin, haha), we went to UP Shopping Center on Laurel Ave. to have a taste of the famous Rodic’s Tapsilog. Boy, was the authentic Pinoy breakfast fare yummy in every bite!
Kita naman sa plato namin ni hubby na simot-sarap, diba? Hahaha.
We even had some ice cream for dessert before hitting the road home.
Ang saya-saya pala mag-bike sa UP! We will definitely go back.
London Has Fallen Movie Date
The hubby and I went home in Bacoor on Saturday night, right after hearing the 6PM anticipated mass at Malate Church. The next day, he took me to Alabang Town Center (ATC) for a long-overdue, promised movie date. We watched the Gerard Butler starred and produced movie London has Fallen. It was as action-packed as we imagined it to be and even better than its prequel, Olympus Has Fallen.
I liked that the movie didn’t pretend to be anything; it just delivered on its promise of telling a story of world-changing terror and exceptional bravery and how good always triumphs against evil in the end. No more, no less. It was highly-entertaining and so we thought it was worth the movie ticket price.
Speaking of movie ticket prices, we paid PhP260 per ticket. On our way out to get dinner, I saw a poster of Outback Steakhouse giving away free half orders of Kookaburra wings for every movie ticket within the first two hours after coming out of the moviehouse. It’s for dine-in customers only and there was no minimum purchase required. I asked the hubby if we could have our dinner there and he said yes. Sabi ko sayang ang freebie, haha.
So, we got two half orders of chicken wings which, upon looking on the menu, was worth PhP299 each. If we paid PhP520 for the tickets, the wings we got as freebies were priced higher at PhP598! Aba, tumubo pa kami, diba? Ayos!
It was our first time to dine at Outback Steakhouse and their food didn’t disappoint. Prices were a bit on the expensive side (same price range as TGI Friday’s, Italliani’s, and Racks’) but the big servings and the friendly service would easily make you think a visit there is worth every peso.
with my handsome date (uy, ngingiti hanggang tenga yan!)
Japan Home Finds
From Outback Steakhouse located just across Makati Supermart, we went inside ATC again to look around. My feet led me to Japan Home and my eyes showed me three items there that my heart couldn’t resist not to get:
I’ve always wanted to make homemade katsudon (plus all kinds of Japanese -don dishes) and Korean bibimbap as I like them very much. That’s the reason for the Japanese bowls. Of course, there should be stainless steel chopsticks to complete the dining experience. Now, all I need is to get in the mood to cook. One weekend!
Also, I’ve been looking for oil and vinegar dispensers since last year. I saw a set in Rustan’s last Christmas season and almost bought one but I couldn’t get myself to pay the hefty PhP999 price tag. I thought I should try looking at SM or Landmark first for a cheaper version. No need for that because I’ve found them already!
Not in the photo were the hubby’s special requests: a set of tiny plastic containers for his emergency medicine kit and plastic hangers for use in drying clothes outside.
And that’s it, friends! One fun weekend that went by so fast. How did your weekend go and with whom did you spend it? Kwento naman dyan! 🙂
14 Replies to “Weekend Story: Biking in UP + London has Fallen Movie Date + Japan Home Finds”
RODICS. Parang wala lang pag nakita mo yung serving pero ang sarap pala! 🙂
I’ve been having the laziest of weekends lately but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I was either sat in front of the TV or liking away on Instagram or working on my blog. It feels nice to not be hurried sometimes. 🙂
Alam mo, ang first reaction ko pagkakita ko sa plate, eto na yun? Parang wala nga lang. Tapos unang subo ko, ang saraaaap! Sunud-sunod na ang subo ko pagkatapos. Hahaha.
Super agree on that great feeling of not being hurried sometimes. 🙂
Ang sarap ng weekend mu sis! Ganyan ang peg ko ang movie date at ice cream date except sa biking hehehe. Marunong akong magbike kea lang malayo ang UP sa min at feeling ko hindi ako sasamahan ni hubby magbike kasi tamad un sa mga exercise na ganyan. Let’s get fat together ang peg namin eh hehehe
Thank you, sis. Yaan mo, baka magbago rin ang isip ng hubby mo in the future re: biking. Haha, ayos yang let’s get fat together, more food trips to come sa inyong dalawa! 🙂
I enjoy exploring Japan Home! But 88 price tag gives me a false sense of pagtitipid. Mura nga. Pero dahil napapadami ako ng bili, lumulobo ang total bill ko. @_@
I loooove UP Diliman. 🙂
That’s my problem also! Ang dami kasing pwedeng bilhin dun, haha. Okay pala magbike sa UP! 🙂
Gerard Butler + chicken wings?! Doon pa lang, sulit na ang weekend ko! =))
Waaaah, tama, sis! 🙂
Outback is one of the places my husband and I go to for dinners. The servings are quite big and filling. I haven’t seen London Has Fallen yet, we saw Zootopia instead…lol.
Big and filling, indeed! See it when you can, it’s entertaining. 🙂
I love the chemistry between you and your husband! You make sure you spend quality time on weekends, whether indoors or outdoors!
Ochi | Ochi In The City
Thanks, Ochi! We’re both Librans (if you believe in zodiac signs) and I guess that’s why we get along well. 🙂
I love shopping at Japan Home too! Di ko pa yata na-try ang Rodicc’s.. ma-try nga yan minsan.
Sis, try mo, magugustuhan mo yan! 🙂