Weekend Story: Couple Time + Family Time

Last weekend was exhausting but fun.

The hubby and I spent Friday night partying at some hotel courtesy of an invitation from a friend (that I couldn’t turn down). We left the place as soon as we could because we started getting sleepy already from all the food and drinks we consumed. Haha.


On Saturday, we woke up early to bike in MOA. We also had breakfast at Biker’s Cafe after. It’s a dining place dedicated to bikers located at San Miguel by the Bay, also part of the massive MOA complex. In this resto, bikers can park, shower, and eat. Nice concept, huh!


bike parking at Biker’s Cafe


Our Saturday night and the whole of our Sunday were spent with the hubby’s family. It involved a sleep-over in Bacoor, a visit to St. Pio Shrine in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, and a trip to Paseo de Sta. Rosa and Nuvali in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.

St. Pio Shrine situation yesterday

post-mass group photo


You see, the hubby’s parents try to maximize their day off work by spending time with their children whenever they can. With the impending shut down of operations of La Cocina de Tita Moning (their employer), their retirement is guaranteed. They plan to retire at their hometown in Bohol and we will surely miss them. That’s why the hubby and I try to spend time with them as much as our schedule permits.


Anyway, Banapple now has a branch in Nuvali! I’ve long wanted to eat at this resto but their Ayala Triangle branch was full on our past two visits a few years ago. Hindi ko na pinalagpas ang pagkakataon. I literally dragged the hubby and my in-laws to eat there yesterday for lunch. We loved the warm service, the affordable prices, and the big servings and good quality of the food there. I might just take my family there to eat the next time we visit Nuvali!


my order, Trio of Sausages Fettuccine, was delish and good for sharing!

Don’t you just love how Ayala Corp. creates a lifestyle center, or any real estate development for that matter? They really make it a point to inject art and nature into the open spaces.

artsy bike parking spaces and garden landscape at Nuvali

At Paseo de Sta. Rosa, we checked out the shops and indulged in some retail therapy. The boys got new shoes while the girls bought new clothes at discounted prices. I, for instance, scored two skirts from Old Navy at more than 50% off (PHP485 from PHP995):

my dark gray and black pencil tube skirts in cotton-spandex fabric (winner!)

We had a full schedule and our energy got zapped but it was all worth it. We are always grateful for the opportunities of spending time together as a married couple and being with our families (his side or mine or both!) for some bonding activities.

The remaining hours of our weekend was spent in Manila where we got at my PILs’ place at past 6PM already. The hubby prepared his stuff for work the next day while I busied myself making the bed and then getting online to do a cousin a favor by checking out musiciansfriend.com and two other sites of the same kind to compare electric guitar prices.

What did you do last weekend and with whom? Share naman dyan! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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16 Replies to “Weekend Story: Couple Time + Family Time”

  1. That looks like a well-spent weekend! 🙂 Ang ganda ng parking for bikes in Nuvali! So many new places in the country now! I cant wait to visit home again. Konting tiis! 🙂

  2. I went to Tagaytay with my husband and baby. We attended a house warming party.

    Dapat talaga we should spend more time with our parents. Parang gusto ko tuloy umuwi ng Bicol sa bakasyon. 🙂

    1. How was the weather in Tagaytay? Ang init sa Batangas at Sta. Rosa last Sunday, grabe! Korek, sis, kaya i-push na yang Bicol vacation na yan! 🙂

  3. How’s the crowd in St. Pio Shrine, Batangas? We heard mass in St. Pio, Libis. Grabe ang tao last Sunday. Super init pa. Nakatulog lang tuloy sa mass si Zayne :p

    1. Huge crowd, Je! At sobrang init maski 9AM pa lang, kaya after mass umalis na rin kami agad. Aba at nakakapagsimba na rin pala si Z! 🙂

  4. Wow! Super loaded weekend. Winner yung after party the night before, nakaya nyo pang magbike nung morning! Hehe.

    Napa-research ako about La Cocina de Tita Moning. Saw good reviews about it. Sayang naman that they’ll close down.

    Ngayon ka pa lang nag-Banapple?!!! Isa sila sa favorite ko hehe. Always my first choice pag napadpad din ako sa Makati, kaso oo nga, laging puno kahit anong oras ata. Yung order mo yung favorite ko, plus peacan pie plus iced tea nila hehe.

    1. Oo, loaded nga, hehe. Maaga kami umuwi kaya nakapagbike pa kinabukasan. Sayang talaga pero final na ang decision ng may-ari ng La Cocin. 🙁

      Yes, first time ko lang sa Banapple! Haha, kasi naman lagi mahaba pila sa Ayala Triangle branch nila. Gusto ko i-try yung iba pa nilang pasta saka yung mga pastries, parang ansasarap lahat. 🙂

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