Weekend Story: Balikbayan Box Surprise + Bonding Time with My In-Laws

Last weekend, the hubby and I were able to make the most of our time together despite the bad weather due to typhoon Josie. On Saturday, my PILs received a balikbayan box from their family friends in the US. (Thank you again Flor family for the treats and goodies!) Later that day, my in-laws decided to join us in Bacoor for the weekend with a stop-over at Mall of Asia (MOA).

The boys watched PBA live at MOA Arena while the girls had dinner and did some shopping at the mall. We stayed in Bacoor until Sunday afternoon and drove to Manila at nighttime so we wouldn’t have to endure the heavy traffic the next day. Actually, the provincial government of Cavite had already put the province under a state of calamity during that time and so we were quite worried na rin. It proved to be a good decision because the heavy rains would continue to pour all throughout Cavite until Monday as reported in the news, submerging many towns there in knee-deep flood (some parts of Bacoor included).

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Weekend Story: TAP Meet-up + Date with the Parentals

I dream of the time when I can date my siblings and parents once a week. Like on a regular basis. I don’t have a problem on that with my husband because we are together almost 24/7. I know that when we get old and gray, we’ll have all the time in the world to spend together.

I am happier when I get to spend time with family during weekends. Last weekend, for instance, the hubby and I got to be with our parents (all four of them) on Sunday. We had lunch with my parents and had dinner with his. Then we spent Saturday meeting up with his car club mates (from Team Accent Philippines) and staying in our Bacoor home. We even got to squeeze in a quick visit to Baclaran church to pray and light some candles before going back to Manila on Sunday night.

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Weekend Story: Double Celebration at F Restaurant, F1 Hotel BGC

Last weekend was a blast. We had a double celebration in the family: Mame’s 62nd birthday and my PILs’ 45th wedding anniversary. From the initial plan to have a staycation at some hotel to the bright idea of a night swimming in Pansol, we ended up trooping to F1 Hotel on Saturday night for a dinner buffet. Ang hirap talaga pag magkakaiba ang schedule!

There’s not much review of the buffet offered by the F Restaurant (a.k.a. F All Day Dining) of F1 Hotel BGC online so I thought of sharing some of my insights here. Well, based from our experience, the buffet had a decent food selection for its discounted price. You know, just the right amount of well-prepared food to make you feel full and satisfied but way far from what Spiral by Sofitel or even Vikings and Buffet 101 offer.

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Weekend Story: A Mix of Play and Work

Last weekend was a mix of play and work. The hubby and I weren’t able to go home in Bacoor again because of our crazy schedule but it was okay. We try to spend time with family as much as possible.

Our Saturday was spent at home with my in-laws. We had a lot of time to rest and sleep. In the morning, the hubby and my FIL went to Banawe again to have the former’s car’s air-con fixed. Remember he’s recently inherited an old car? (The hubby and I committed to shoulder the cost of the air-con repair to help him in the car’s rehabilitation expenses.) Anyway, they got a great deal — PHP8,000 all-in for a good as new car air-con — from one of the repair shops there. The hubby and I were too relieved the air-con’s compressor was still working well, otherwise we would have paid an additional of PHP14,000 for a new one.

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Weekend Story: Manila Staycation

No, the hubby and I didn’t literally stay in a local hotel last weekend for some R&R. We just stayed in Manila, period. Haha. We had some errands to attend to and it was a bed weather kind of weekend so instead of going home in Bacoor, we decided to be with our family for some quality time.

It was also my sister Jodie’s birthday last Saturday and she planned a family dinner the next day so we had to be there.

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