Last weekend, the hubby and I were joined by Mame and our balikbayan relative Ate Laura in Bacoor. We drove to our house on Saturday morning with a stop over at S&R Baclaran for a quick lunch and eventually, some grocery shopping. On Sunday, we woke up early to hear the morning mass and make a surprise visit to my uncle in Dasmariñas. Then we went up to Tagaytay and Alfonso. In Tagaytay, we took Ate Laura to Mushroomburger for snacks because she’s a health buff, haha. (Next time, we’ll take her to Sonya’s Garden!) In Alfonso, we checked out The Gingerbread House and visited this foreclosed property that I have recently spotted on the website of a local bank. Naisip ko lang kasi baka kayanin ko nang tuparin ang farm house dream ko, chos!
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.
It looks like we’ll be having more road trips than actual travels this year. Two weeks ago, my Superfriend bought her first car. It’s a brand new Suzuki Celerio, a sturdy but girly car methinks. My fiance and I were with her from the moment she checked out the car and decided to buy it to the point where she took her new car home.
Last Saturday, we took SC (her car’s name) on a road trip to Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Since my Superfriend was still learning to drive, it was the fiance who drove it for her. While on the road, he couldn’t help but teach her some driving lessons. He also reminded her to always drive carefully and defensively since she would be passing through the busy expressway to and from work. Unless she wants to meet an accident and rely to some roadside assistance club for help.
…I just ride in one. As front seat passenger. On a regular basis. And the car belongs to the fiance. He bought it last February and since then, our trips in and out of the city have significantly improved. You can say we’re enjoying having a car at our disposal. Now we can go wherever we want, at any time of the day. Owning a car, according to the fiance, has not only made our life easier but allowed us to appreciate life better. I can’t agree more.
But owning a car can have its downsides, too. Your number one enemy would be fuel prices. Here in Manila, oil price hike is a common thing. Traffic is next. We all know how bad traffic in this country can be. Third would be paying for your car. The down payment alone costs an arm and a leg. The succeeding payment, in the form of monthly amortizations, can be burdensome at times. Unless, of course, you signed up for a car loans title to make things a lot easier for you.
With the busy life that I lead, I know I tend to forget appreciating the blessings coming my way. I also tend to forget thanking the one above for each and every little grace I receive. Okay, I guess I’m starting to feel guilty now. To appease my inner (and kinder) self, I have decided to blog about the 10 things I should be thankful for last week. Yes, last week and not this week because it isn’t over yet. Last week as the time period to be considered is safer because I can definitely enumerate the things that made me happy in that week, though it’s gonna be in no particular order.
I hope this becomes a weekly thing for this blog. Just like what I’ve been seeing in some other blogs I’ve been blog hopping on. I won’t promise though lest I fail myself. Without further a do, here they are:
Last weekend was a blast. It started a wee bit early for me, too. I spent Friday night until Saturday morning at Grand Prix Hotel & Suites Manila for a bloggers event. The hotel was kind enough to accommodate us 12 bloggers for a night of familiarization (of the hotel), chow, booze and videoke. The place was cozy and the rates were affordable, I suggest you check it out one time. I loved it there.
When lunch time of Saturday arrived, I went with my fellow bloggers to Alabang Town Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City to partake of the delightful seafood feast at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island. I was so stuffed with the huge amount of food I ate that I intentionally skipped dinner when I got home. Or did I? Whatever, all I can remember is that I had fun and still had energy for the next day which was a Sunday.