Because the hubby and I were in Bohol when Mother’s Day came, I asked Mame (who dragged my sister Jodie along) to join us for the weekend in Bacoor so I could take her on a date, a post Mother’s Day celebration of sorts. We didn’t do anything grand, we just drove around and dined out at some of Mame’s fave restos (yung mga namiss nya daw kainan!). We reached Bacoor on Saturday afternoon and spent the night there. We then went to Solenad in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna on Sunday morning before going home in Manila that same day. Mame made us laugh a lot again with her unique sense of humor and before we knew it, the weekend was over.
Last weekend was memorable and fun. We spent time with family and created lots of happy memories with them. We were truly grateful for everything.
The hubby was back to school again on Saturday for his final stint in grad school. If things will go well, he’ll graduate in October. We’re both crossing our fingers on that.
Last weekend was a long one for the hubby and me. We spent a total of four days in our Bacoor home. We got there Saturday morning (the hubby’s classes were suspended) and left for Manila on Tuesday afternoon. We filed for a two-day leave from work using our overtime credits which, unfortunately for us, aren’t convertible to cash.
So what we did was we took a lot of rest at home. We also did some major cleaning (bathroom for me and the rest of the house for the hubby). Yes, that’s how division of labor works in our household. No judging. Haha. And we also worked on his last school report for this semester. Wow, time flies really fast. Before he knows it, another semester is looming already!
My husband is a big fan of Japanese food. Seafood allergy aside, he tries to eat Japanese food as often as he can with eyes on the safe options. In Bacoor, there’s this tiny Japanese restaurant that we visit on weekends because 1) we like their food 2) we like their good service 3) we like the tiny but well-kept space 4) the food prices are so cheap and 5) it’s just a 5-minute car ride (or a good walking distance) from our place.
The name of the restaurant is Ume-ya. It’s located on Mambog Road, a few steps away from the Total gas station and the Jollibee store along Molino Boulevard. Ever since a blogger friend (who also lives in Bacoor) mentioned it on FB, we’ve dined there thrice already and have always been satisfied. I’m not really into Japanese food as I’m a Chinese food enthusiast but so far, I share these dishes with the hubby as favorites: kani salad, California maki, katsudon, beef teriyaki, and shoyu ramen.
If there’s one thing I’m good at, that would be eating. Food has always been my passion. I love it more than my husband. Haha. Just kidding. Actually, the hubby and I have one common denominator – food. We love to eat good food. We also love to try out new restaurants whenever we could afford it.
While we enjoy dining at home (with me cooking for the hubby all the time if it’s just the two of us), we are fond of dining out, too. We visit restaurants with family and friends. If it’s with the hubby’s family, it’s almost always a bonding activity. If it’s with my side of the family, it’s normally a post-shopping agenda. If the dining out is with friends, it’s either a group reunion, a birthday blow-out or a mini get-together.
The Happy Plus Card is an electronic card used for payment in four quick service restaurants here in Manila which are owned by a single company, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC). It was launched in the first quarter of 2012 and is powered by BPI. As I understand it, it’s JFC’s way of offering a cashless payment service to their loyal customers. This also comes with rewards which serve as a good attraction for more people to get and use the said card.
It’s pretty easy to get a Happy Plus Card. You go to either a Jollibee, Chow King, Greenwich or Red Ribbon store and pay P100 for it. The card is good for three years and is renewable for the same price. Now that you have the card, the next step is to buy load from the cashier with the minimum amount at P100 and the maximum, P10,000. With your card now loaded with credits, use your card by ordering food from the cashier and tapping the card on the electronic machine to pay.