Weekend Story: Holy Week 2019

Last weekend was peaceful and meaningful. First off, my SIL Albie flew to Bohol to see my PILs on Maundy Thursday while the hubby came back from Bohol (same reason) on Good Friday. I didn’t feel alone on the day my SIL left because I was with my extended family and of course, our dog Jasper, haha. I also did a lot of cooking because I realized it’s something I’m willing to do freely and I’m kinda good at it, ha! 😛

The hubby and I did Visita Iglesia in the afternoon of Good Friday instead of the usual Maundy Thursday. We went to seven churches and did two stations per church. It was quite a fun trip because the seven churches we visited are located in three cities: Bacoor, Las Piñas, and Muntinlupa. We were supposed to go to a public resort with my extended family on Black Saturday but ditched the plan at the last minute. The majority voted for a trip to Tagaytay instead. We, however, ended up going to Silang (Our Lady of La Salette Shrine and Acienda Designer Outlets) and Sta. Rosa (Solenad).

Our Easter Sunday was quiet. Tito Roy (my uncle from my father’s side) and Isang (my cousin, daughter of my aunt from my father’s side) visited us at home. We ate together and exchange stories and then they left after a couple of hours. The hubby and I, along with Mame and my two sisters, went out a little after dusk and had a scrumptious dinner of kani salad, California maki, prawn tempura, and tonkatsu at Ume-ya, a Japanese resto that’s just a jeepney ride away from our place. As if we weren’t full yet, we also got wintermelon milktea from I Love Milk Tea (Molino branch) to satisfy our sweet tooth.

Here are several photos from our long weekend:

first time to cook gourmet tuyo pasta and it was quite delish!

dinner date with my girls at Betoy’s Molino

paludusdos of my childhood (others call it “ginataang bilo-bilo” or “binignit”)

in our hometown, inangit is the rightful partner of paludusdos (some call it “budbod”)

the third church we visited during Visita Iglesia

missed this guy (photo was taken just outside the beautiful and huge St. James Church inside Ayala Alabang Village)

longaniza fried rice FTW!

Pinoy spaghetti (family request granted!)

if you like the taste of fresh orange juice, this one claims to be the real deal (got it from Landers Otis, PhP199.75 for a 1.5L bottle)

for the love of matcha (in fairness, these cookies were good!)

our shopping haul from Acienda Designer Outlets…Adidas shoes for him and for her (haaaaay….I just coudn’t resist the charm of this pair of Adidas Campus in mint suede!)

dinner at Banapple Solenad

Banapple’s banoffee pie is always a good ending to their big meals

with my two female constants 😛

Have a pleasant week ahead, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,

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