I don’t know what it is about -ber months (I was gonna say winter but we’re not fooling anyone here…) that makes all people super duper busy. In my case, well, let’s just say the floor didn’t get swept in over a week. It’s icky. The laundry has been sitting inside the laundry bag for days now, begging to be put inside the closet. The house is just beyond messy.
I was that busy I wish I was kidding. Huhu. Then again, being busy means I’m alive and active and I have a healthy social life! Hurrah! So thank you Lord for keeping me busy. Here’s what kept me busy for the past week (okay, a week and a day) as told by Instagram photos.
Saturday: A Date With My Best Friend
Do you know how it feels to carry a burden in your heart without having someone you can tell it to? Though I also have matters that I keep to myself, most of the time, I don’t have trouble sharing (I’m a “sharer” though I prefer to call myself a “story-teller” hahaha). My best friend George is my complete opposite. She almost never shares what she’s going through and likes to keep her problems to herself. So I really cherish those moments when we get the chance to have a heart-to-heart talk. You know I love you. <3
We had coffee at Dayaw Coffee & Tea, a local coffee shop in SM Lanang Premier that serves coffee sourced from Mindanao plantations. I will write a review soon because OMG I loved my matcha frappe!
Sunday: Food Trip With The Fam-Bam
Sunday we set a lunch date with my cousin, Kuya Jason, his fiancee, Matet, and supposedly with our other cousin, Ate Maricel, who was visiting from Cebu. However, Ate Maricel failed to make it so we just had lunch by ourselves. I suggested we ate lunch at Rekado, a restaurant that serves unique Filipino dishes. I was able to try their food last year but never had the chance to come back. I’m glad they all loved the food, especially my mum who’s the pickiest eater I know!
We then had dessert at the most unlikely place: a dimsum place in Gaisano Mall called Dimsum Break. But this xie ping cum halo halo was the bomb!
Tuesday: Real Estate Event #1
Went to Santos Land Development Company’s 3rd Quarter Recognition Night with Mama at Grand Men Seng Hotel. The usual. I won 300 petot. Lol!
Thursday: Real Estate Event #2
And attended a real estate pep talk with BPI Family at Marco Polo Hotel. I met a writer, Marianne Mencias, who wrote the book, What’s Your Life’s Masterpiece. She’s witty, pretty, and inspiring. Best of all, we share the same nickname! I wish I was able to take a picture of her message in my copy of her book but I’m lazy now so I’ll write about it next time hehe.
Saturday: Impromptu Car Blessing
This was probably one of the craziest things that happened to me this week. Okay, this year. (I live a boring life, I can’t blame myself hahaha). I spent Saturday the way I usually spend Saturdays. By afternoon, we decided to visit developments and new subdivisions to take updated pictures. However, we got a call from our neighbour, our village president actually, saying we need to go to the church near our village because they’ve already contacted the priest who will bless my car. And they already took care of the food (read: a live goat for the traditional “padugo”). They’ll be cooking it too. Personally, I’m okay with the blessing but I would rather not have the padugo. Then again, they already took care of everything and I couldn’t say no to such a thoughtful gesture!
PS: We’re really really close with these neighbours. They might look like a tough and rowdy crowd but they’re like family to us. Kuya Rey, the village president, was the one who took Papa to the hospital last year, while the boys carried him to the car. During Mama’s birthday last year, they also put together a surprise party for her, food and all! We’re blessed to have them as neighbours.
Sunday: My First Goddaughter’s Baptism
My work colleague Sarah’s daughter, Xandrah, is my first goddaughter! She was baptised yesterday, and while I would’ve loved to bring Yuri along, I couldn’t because he was stricken with cough. I couldn’t risk spreading the virus to Baby Xandrah and the other kids there.
The reception took place at Yummy Chicken & Pasta House and their food was indeed yummy! We bought slices of their cheesecake too. Their Chocopology cheesecake is to die for. Their lasagna, too!
Sunday: Village Trick or Treat
And finally, our yearly tradition, the village Trick or Treat! To be honest, we participate in the Trick or Treat because it feels good to be part of a tight-knit community. We go there to socialise, have fun, and be creative (and win prizes and get candy loool). We try to make the entire thing as wholesome and un-scary as possible. I’ll try to write about it this week!
I wish I can say I can finally breathe now, but the truth is, after this long weekend, it’s only going to get busier from this point. I know you are, too! Aja!