Weekend Story: Undas 2018

Last long weekend was fun but challenging at the same time. We had so much time but so much to do as well. First, there was Undas or All Saints Day. As what has been our arrangement in the past years, the hubby and I joined my parents and my sister Jodie in traveling to our hometown in Nueva Ecija to visit the grave of my father’s parents who I fondly called Tatay and Inang. We also got to catch up with some of our relatives who filled us up with new anecdotes and laughter and of course, food.

Second, there was Kalag-kalag or All Souls Day that my PILs prepare for every November 2nd as a way of remembering our departed loved ones with reverence. After praying the rosary, we feasted on grilled tilapia, grilled liempo, pork sinigang, baked spaghetti, baked garlic and parmesan chicken, and lotsa rice. We also had a cake from Max’s and the kalamay na may sabaw and ube haleya that we brought from my hometown for desserts. The boys had a few bottles of beer while the girls drank soda. Happy times!

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Weekend Story: Marikina Food Trip with Friends + Quality Time with Family

How did you spend your APEC holidays? May it be by getting stuck in traffic, chilling out with friends, working in the office, being out on travel, or resting at home, I hope you managed to have fun and look at the bright side of things. As for me, I worked until Thursday and had a long weekend highlighted by a Marikina food trip with the hubby and his high school barkada whose company I always enjoy.

I had long wanted to go on a food trip in Marikina. Finally, it came true last Friday night. Though we only got to visit one restaurant, it was still a good experience in itself. Next time, we plan to check out the popular Lilac St. there. I can’t wait!

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Weekend Story: Family Road Trip + Budget Shopping Finds

Last weekend was spent bonding with family. Mame and my two sisters joined the hubby and I for the weekend. We drove to Bacoor on Saturday night after attending the 6PM anticipated mass at St. Michael the Archangel Shrine. We got caught in heavy traffic along Macapagal Blvd. We were starving when we got to Bacoor so we stopped by Ume-ya, our fave Japanese resto for a late dinner.


On Sunday, we woke up early to get ready for our family road trip to Sta. Rosa City in Laguna. My sister Jodie wanted to check out the bustling Paseo de Sta. Rosa and Nuvali commercial centers there. It was actually her first time to visit these places.

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Couple Time

When you’re married, it’s still very important to have couple time. You know, that time when it’s just you and your husband/wife. It could be a dinner date, a visit to the spa for some pampering, a joint shopping trip or even just a plain sightseeing together at a park or some place romantic.

Personally speaking, I think this is very doable. The hubby and I just have to figure out the best time for us to have our own couple time. Normally, we go out during weeknights and weekends. I dunno if it will be hard to go out once we have kids to take care of, but I know of other married couples with children who still find time to go out together, just them.

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