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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Super Fun Sunday

Today was super fun. The fiancee and I attended two events, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. First was my college friend Matol’s son’s baptismal and second was his officemate’s daughter’s first birthday. Happy occasions are always a sight to behold. If you are invited to witness one, the more delightful it becomes.

I’m glad that despite the many things we needed to do today, we took the time to connect with friends and strengthen the ties that bind us together. During these two events, I couldn’t help but imagine myself (us, actually) organizing events for the family we are raising together. It’s gonna be fun, for sure, and worth all the efforts we’d put into it.

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More Blessed and Wiser at 28!

It’s my birthday today and I have a thousand reasons to celebrate it. I’m now a 28-year-old lady but still feel and act like a teenager most of the time (teheee). I don’t expect any gifts from anyone but I expect warm greetings to fill my special day from morning until night.

At 28, I’m already engaged to the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. Soon we’ll start planning our wedding that’s set for next year. (Yes, we do love to cram, haha). I’m just so glad that at this age, I have already accomplished quite a handful for myself and for my family. I may not be rich by society’s standards, but I’m not poor, either. I think I just have enough to live a decent, comfortable life and provide for the needs of my parents and my two college student siblings.

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Birthday Celebrations in October

Forty nine days to go and it’s October once again. I so love the month! October is actually the most celebrated month in our family. Why? Because it’s my birth month! Haha. And the birth month of my grandfather (though he’s in heaven now), my father, my younger sister, the fiancee and a dozen friends.

Did I mention that the fiancee and I celebrate our anniversary as a couple on that month, too? That’s why I always get giddy and excited during this month and everybody in our family is in the mood for a celebration. Normally, we just hold one big party to cover the entire line-up of special occasions within our family. It’s one unforgettable celebration made complete by nice birthday cakes, colorful balloons, cool birthday party invitations, and other exciting party ensembles.

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