Weekend Story: Breezy Saturday and Busy Sunday

Every weekend is different. Every weekend is special. I always envision my weekends to be different and special. Isn’t it amazing that we all get seven days a week and that most of us have two days (out of the seven) to rest from work and just do the things we love? I know some of you work on Saturday or Sunday (I sometimes do, too), but you get the point.

I mentioned that my Saturday was breezy because it was relaxed and cheery. I woke up late while the hubby went to grad school and came back not until 5:00 p.m. We were still in Manila so I prepared my own breakfast. I also reheated some cooked dishes from the freezer because the hubby always goes home for lunch.

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Weekend Story: Meetup with a Blogger Friend + Beauty and the Beast + Work on Sunday Night

Last weekend was quite productive and fun at the same time. I got to rest and unwind on Saturday while Sunday was spent mostly at home and at work (at the restaurant).

As the title of this post suggests, there were three highlights to my weekend. First was when I finally met Jerellt in person on Saturday afternoon at Robinsons Manila. She’s the food and travel blogger behind Je’s Anatomy. I won in the recent giveaway she hosted in her blog and the meetup was planned primarily so I could claim my prize.

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Weekend Story: Pope Francis and Family Bonding

Last long weekend can be aptly called the Papal weekend. The apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines was phenomenal, a once in a lifetime opportunity that’s filled with happy memories for our country and our people.

On Saturday night, the hubby and I fetched my in-laws at Mall of Asia (MOA). After that, we had a quick dinner at Solaire’s food court upon my recommendation. It was their first time there and I was glad they liked the food. Except for that meetup, we hadn’t left the house and were just glued to the TV screen all throughout that memorable weekend.

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Weekend Story: A Time to Prepare and A Time to Think

Last weekend was quiet and productive. It’s the first weekend of 2015 and the hubby and I had no choice but to stay home. Actually, it was me who insisted on this. The hubby initially wanted for us to just stay in Manila because we were there on the first two days of the year for some worthwhile activities with family and friends. Good thing he listened to his wife without question. Haha.

I wanted to go home in Bacoor because I needed to have ample time to prepare (my wardrobe) and think (about work, family, etc.). So I did all those and a few more things. I felt happy and content. God has been so good to me in 2014 and hopefully, things will be better this new year.

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Post-Christmas Family Date

When I got married, I made it clear with the hubby that I wanted to spend Christmas with my side of the family every year. We actually arrived at a setup that suits the both of us — Christmas at my parents’ place in Naic with my family and New Year at our marital home in Bacoor with his. This way, we get to be with our respective families on these two special occasions. And so far, it’s been working greatly for us. Everybody happy.

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it’s a yellow Christmas for the Mabalay family!

This year, our Christmas traditions as a family (my side) live on. The hubby and I spent Christmas with my family in Naic. We had a family pictorial using our old DSLR (a Canon 1000D) and when the clock struck 12, we partook of our simple Noche Buena feast. There would have been a mini-concert, too, because we have a microphone and an old folding music stand lying around, but unfortunately, the singers in our house (a.k.a. my younger sister Jodie and my dad) weren’t in the mood for it.

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