Weekend Story: Sunday Roadtrip + La Locanda Ristorante Pizzeria + Birthday Lunch + Keto Supplies

Last weekend was epic. It was one of those weekends that we had lots of couple and family time. The hubby and I intentionally extended our weekend by taking a leave from work on Monday. Saya-saya! We stayed overnight in Bacoor on Saturday. We then went on a road trip to the south on Sunday where we passed through Kaybiang Tunnel in Ternate that’s popular among bikers and motorcylists, visited the lovely Saint Francisco Xavier Church and discovered a fantastic Italian restaurant called La Locanda Ristorante Pizzeria in Nasugbu, and experienced a foggy Tagaytay on our way back to Manila. It was pure bliss traveling a total of 187km, definitely worth every minute of our time together.

On Monday, the hubby and I did some errand at GSIS head office in Pasay and spent the rest of the day in Mall of Asia (MOA) because, malling. We also met with my SIL Albie there for a dinner at this new resto called Hawker Chan. Like their original branch in Singapore, they offer the world’s cheapest Michelin star meal that is the soya chicken rice (PhP128). We loved it!

Tuesday saw the hubby and me, along with Mame, my sister Jodie, and my seaman cousin Jun2, going to Mandaluyong to attend the birthday lunch of my cousin’s wife Ate Rhoda. Before going home in the afternoon, we dropped by Jedders Greendahan in Quezon City to buy some keto supplies. Yes, peeps, I have officially started doing the keto diet on Wednesday, August 23, 2018 after having been on a successful low carb diet + intermittent fasting for almost two weeks. It’s been great, so far, and I just might share more about my keto journey on this blog in the coming months!

Anyway, here are several photos from our self-declared long weekend:

Kaybiang Tunnel first-timer 😛

this road leads to Nasugbu, Batangas

by the viewing deck that’s just right after the tunnel overlooking the sea (or is it Manila Bay?)

the beautiful St. Francisco Xavier Church in Nasugbu

late lunch at this quaint little Italian restaurant in Nasugbu

La Locanda Ristorante Pizzeria serves affordable and great-tasting Italian fares. During our visit, we were able to try their mix salad, margherita pizza, and pasta carbonara. Everything was good and freshly-made. Prices were affordable and service was okay, too. The Italian chef was also there making small talks with his customers who I’d like to assume, are regulars of the place. You should consider dining there when you’re around the area!

for the hubby…

…and for me, because keto! 😛

foggy Tagaytay on our way back home

Hawker Chan’s soya chicken rice was simply delicious!

in Mandaluyong at my cousin’s wife’s birthday lunch

the lunch feast

with my sister Jodie and my cousin’s adorable little girl

Have a peaceful and stress-free week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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