Weekend Story: First Time in Davao City + Father’s Day Weekend

My first trip to Mindanao happened last June 11th. It was kinda surreal for me. I was grateful for the opportunity of traveling for work. I was quite excited during the trip and to be honest, it felt more like a treat than a task to me. Anyway, I flew to Davao City along with our office director for a coordination meeting and ocular inspection and got back to Manila on the same day. I would be sent to Davao again, this time with our boss, on the 14th. Our office director and four other officemates would follow on the 15th and work there with me for our event on the evening of the 16th (Saturday). We all flew back to Manila on Sunday afternoon just in time to celebrate Father’s Day with our respective families. Our event at SMX Davao, which was in celebration of Eid’l Fitr, was a success. Our efforts have paid off and our boss was happy. It also helped big time that the people we worked with in Davao were efficient and simply awesome (hello, JD and Glenn!).

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Weekend Story: 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary of Our Bosses + Sunday Pasyal

Last weekend was a time to dress up and look good. Why? Because it was both an honor and a privilege for my in-laws, the hubby, and me to be invited to the 50th golden wedding anniversary celebration of our beloved Legarda bosses. The thanksgiving mass, followed by cocktails and dinner, was held at the Manila Polo Club. The event was intimate and fun at the same time. On Sunday, the hubby and I, along with my in-laws and my parents, made an impromptu trip to this condo project in Las Piñas where the showroom of the condo project we’re eyeing is located. We just wanted to show the model units to the elders so we could find out if they approve of it or not. Well, judging by the way they looked at the place, it seemed to us that they liked it. Haha.

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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: Two Birthday Parties, One Long Lunch, and My BookSale Haul

Getting to Bacoor on a Friday night has been our routine the past weekends. The hubby and I are enjoying his break at graduate school while it lasts. Last weekend was no exception. We left Manila at past 8PM (to avoid traffic) and reached Bacoor in less than an hour.

It was great to see our home again despite the massive amount of dust covering our tiny balcony. I heard it came from the ongoing construction at the new village next to ours. No biggie as it was something the hubby wouldn’t mind cleaning up the next day.

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Triple Celebration

We had a triple celebration last night. It was for the following occasions: my mom’s birthday (July 30th), my PILs wedding anniversary (July 31st) and my MIL’s birthday (August 7th). We wanted to celebrate together and due to differences in schedule, we decided to celebrate everything in one go. (It was also economical that way.) And so, we had dinner last night at Shakey’s SM Manila, one of our fave restaurants and the most convenient venue for all of us.

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The hubby’s side of the family has only four members while mine has a total of six. My SIL Albie couldn’t make it for the dinner because of work (the month-end period at a bank’s headquarters can be very toxic I heard!). We were still a group of 10 though because my cousin Celeste was there. (She came back from Taiwan last Monday, dropped by our house to stay for a few days and will be leaving for Cebu tonight to continue her short vacation with her family there.)

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