Last weekend was spent with my in-laws in Bacoor. The hubby and I, along with my PILs, drove there on Friday night and my SIL followed the next day. We went out on Saturday to go to the mall and purchase a new ref because the old one we were using, which we borrowed only from my PILs, has decided to retire after 20+ years. (The new appliance will be delivered to our house this coming Saturday.) On Sunday, we went out again to go to the church in the morning and drove back to Manila in the afternoon. We dropped by SM Manila before going home because my PILs needed to buy some supplies.
I know this sounds cliche, but among the many things that matter, family really comes on top. For me, it’s always a joy to be with them physically so I can imagine the sadness and sacrifice of those who need to be away from their families for a long time due to economic reasons. I wish for the day when all families are living simple but happy lives together. Not necessarily together all the time, but you know, making an effort to spend more time to be together despite the busyness and complexity of the life we live in this digital world.
Here are some photos from our weekend:
lunch at our veranda on Saturday
with my in-laws at the church on Sunday morning
unripe avocados (no avocado ice cream for me, so sad!)
dinner at Mad for Pizza SM Manila on Sunday night
Coco Tea’s matcha pearl milk tea was a delight in its own right!
Have a pleasant and uneventful week, friends! 🙂
May you choose happiness always,
8 Replies to “Weekend Story: To Things That Matter”
As always, happy family is love love love 🙂
At yung Coco, forever favorite ko din!!!
Thanks, Diane! Cheers to Coco, haha. 🙂
Parang ang sarap at ang saya mag-lunch sa veranda! 🙂
Korek, sis! Lalo na kung may mainit na sabaw at maulan-ulan pa. 🙂
Aww “For me, it’s always a joy to be with them physically so I can imagine the sadness and sacrifice of those who need to be away from their families for a long time” this line tug at the heartstrings 🙂 I did my thesis on long-distance OFW moms and I had to bring packs of tissues with me during interviews with my subjects. Ang hirap, ako pa lang na wala namang anak mahirap na, paano pa kaya sila. Kaya sana sunud sunod na ang asenso ng bansa natin para makauwi na sila (kami) hehehe.
Sana nga, Jackie! *fingers crossed* Awwww, halos pareho pala tayo ng thesis. Sakin naman tungkol sa mga working students sa Bacoor, naging emotional din ako kasi out of necessity ang pagwo-work nila (namin) habang nag-aaral sa college noon. 🙁
My family isn’t really big into bonding sessions, or any other outward expression of love and concern. I admire (not really envy, since I’m too introverted to want to spend huge amounts of time with anyone XD) families like yours who are consistent with your efforts to spend time and engage each other.
Thanks, Dani! I guess one explanation about it is that most of us in the family don’t have an active social life so we just end up spending time together most of the time, hahaha. 🙂