Weekend Story: Undas 2018

Last long weekend was fun but challenging at the same time. We had so much time but so much to do as well. First, there was Undas or All Saints Day. As what has been our arrangement in the past years, the hubby and I joined my parents and my sister Jodie in traveling to our hometown in Nueva Ecija to visit the grave of my father’s parents who I fondly called Tatay and Inang. We also got to catch up with some of our relatives who filled us up with new anecdotes and laughter and of course, food.

Second, there was Kalag-kalag or All Souls Day that my PILs prepare for every November 2nd as a way of remembering our departed loved ones with reverence. After praying the rosary, we feasted on grilled tilapia, grilled liempo, pork sinigang, baked spaghetti, baked garlic and parmesan chicken, and lotsa rice. We also had a cake from Max’s and the kalamay na may sabaw and ube haleya that we brought from my hometown for desserts. The boys had a few bottles of beer while the girls drank soda. Happy times!

Third, there was the visit to the departed loved ones of my in-laws on November 3rd. It turned out to be a roadtrip in itself because we visited four cemeteries and one columbary in three different locations (Makati and Bacoor and Dasmariñas in Cavite). We would spend the night in our Bacoor home and go back to Manila on Sunday afternoon.

Below are photos from our weekend:


first stop


Northbound


this way to our beloved hometown


with some of our relatives


with more of our relatives


rice fields behind us


my grandparents’ resting place


stopover on our way back to Manila


Kalag-kalag night


because cake is a must!


visiting the niches of my PILs’ former bosses


quick stop at our friends’ place in Dasmariñas, Cavite


dinner at Evia mall with my in-laws


Cold Layers Cafe’s matcha snow ice was a hit to me!


reunited with my former manager at Jollibee when I was still a working student back in college (sadly, it was at the wake of her sister)

All in all, it was a long weekend well-spent. We were glad that we were able to do what we had to do and still had some time left for rest and quality time with our loved ones (both dead and alive!). 😛

Enjoy the rest of the week, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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