Weekend Story: Balikbayan Box Surprise + Bonding Time with My In-Laws

Last weekend, the hubby and I were able to make the most of our time together despite the bad weather due to typhoon Josie. On Saturday, my PILs received a balikbayan box from their family friends in the US. (Thank you again Flor family for the treats and goodies!) Later that day, my in-laws decided to join us in Bacoor for the weekend with a stop-over at Mall of Asia (MOA).

The boys watched PBA live at MOA Arena while the girls had dinner and did some shopping at the mall. We stayed in Bacoor until Sunday afternoon and drove to Manila at nighttime so we wouldn’t have to endure the heavy traffic the next day. Actually, the provincial government of Cavite had already put the province under a state of calamity during that time and so we were quite worried na rin. It proved to be a good decision because the heavy rains would continue to pour all throughout Cavite until Monday as reported in the news, submerging many towns there in knee-deep flood (some parts of Bacoor included).

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Weekend Story: Islas Pinas + Virgin Lab Fest 14

Last weekend was highlighted by experiences that were a delight to the senses. On Saturday, the hubby and I checked out the newest food park in town — Islas Pinas at Double Dragon Plaza in Pasay City. Then we, along with my brother Dan, watched the Set D (composed of three independent plays) of the Virgin Lab Fest XIV held at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) before driving home in Bacoor. We would meet up with my in-laws to dine at Islas Pinas again on Sunday night before going back to Manila.

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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: Santa Clarita Diet TV Series + Inbox Food Hub in Imus, Cavite

Last long weekend was quiet and relaxing. On Saturday morning, the hubby and I took Jasper (our pet dog) to the clinic for his anti-rabies shot. We then drove to Bacoor in the afternoon along with my SIL Albie. We spent the rest of the weekend mostly at home eating and sleeping and watching this new TV series on Netflix called Santa Clarita Diet. It stars my fave Hollywood star Drew Barrymore, so why not? Haha. Personally, I like the zombie-themed show as its light and funny with just the right amount of violence and gore. On Sunday, we weren’t able to hear mass because we woke up late in the morning and got lazy in the afternoon. We drove back to Manila on Monday night and prepared for the new work week with a wide smile (coz it’s a short one and a new weekend awaits!).

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Weekend Story: 6th Wedding Anniversary Celebration (a.k.a. Our Palawan Trip)

The hubby and I both self-declared a long weekend last weekend. Justified naman because it was a milestone in our married life, hehe. March 17th, which fell on a Saturday this year, was our 6th wedding anniversary. So, we decided to spend it on a trip to a place we hadn’t been to yet. I suggested Puerto Princesa City (PPC) in Palawan and the hubby said yes in a jiffy. He said he wanted to experience the marvelous underground river tour the place is famous for. I, on the other hand, wanted the same and more.

So, I immediately booked our tickets and accommodation for a 4D3N vacation (March 15-18, 2018) at PPC which, we would later find out, is known as the “city in a forest.” We even had some company during the trip courtesy of Mame, my MIL, and my balikbayan aunt Laura. Gusto raw nila sumama, eh madali naman kami kausap, kaya go! Totoo naman pala talaga na maganda at malinis sa Puerto Princesa! Nakakatuwa at nakakamangha rin na napapaligiran ng mga puno at berdeng berde ang kapaligiran doon!

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