Weekend Story: My 37th Birthday Celebration

Last weekend was another long one for me because yesterday, October 12th, was my birthday. Yay, I just turned 37 years old! I really can’t ask for more blessings from above because I’ve had enough this year (despite the CoViD-19 pandemic being a kill joy!), the greatest of them being our rainbow baby. She’s growing up so fast and we can’t wait to do more family activities with her that involves going out of the house. It’s my first birthday with her around and it feels so surreal. My heart is filled with gratitude and I plan to continue with this state of heart (and mind) for as long as I can.

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Weekend Story: Baby NJ’s Pedia Visit + Edwin’s 41st Birthday Celebration

Last weekend was a long one for us because we took a leave from work yesterday for the hubby’s birthday. Well, technically, it was just him who literally took a leave from work because I was working from home yesterday.

On Saturday, we took baby NJ to her pediatrician (whose clinic is located in Binondo, Manila) for her second pneumococcal and third rotavirus vaccines. One more vaccine to go and our wallets will be able to rest temporarily until next year!
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Weekend Story: A Birthday Bash in Bacoor + A Christening in Pasig

The hubby and I were in two locations last weekend. Of course, Bacoor is a given. On Saturday, we celebrated Mame’s 65th birthday at their place next door. She invited some friends and neighbors over. Her nephew Kuya Neil and his family (they’re the ones based in Mandaluyong that we occasionally visit) also came to celebrate with us. It was a good celebration and we had lots of fun. We were also thankful to Mame’s guests for coming to her lunch party despite the rains and the flood they encountered on their way to Bacoor and in the city itself.

On Sunday, the hubby and I, along with my parents and my sister Jodie, attended the christening of our cousin’s baby in Pasig. The reception was held at Comida China de Manila along C5 Road. There we saw many relatives from my father’s side of the family. Ayun, kamustahan at kwentuhang walang humpay! Nag-enjoy kami lahat at umuwing masasaya. We even got to pay a visit to the St. Pio Shrine at Libis on our way home to light some candles.

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Weekend Story: More Family Time in Bacoor

So I guess now that we’re neighbors in Bacoor, I’ll get to spend more quality time with my family than ever. It’s a great feeling knowing that they’re literally closer to us. I can easily check on my parents and siblings and enjoy all the perks (and maybe even some challenges, too!) that come with living close to our loved ones.

One thing I love about this new set up is the sharing of food or meals. Because I now watch what I eat to maintain my “small” frame (naks, Edel!), even if I cook up a big batch of food, they’d get finished in no time and won’t have to stay long in the ref. The hubby is the happiest here because he no longer has to eat the same viand for three consecutive mealtimes, hahaha.

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