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Messy Life Lately: Events, Dates, and a Surprise Car Blessing

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

Of coffee and playgrounds with @jorjietearjerky. Ah-ah love you like a love song baybeh 😂

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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

Det det with the original Queen Bee. 🐝

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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 lunch with the fambam ❤️

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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!

Xie Ping party!

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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

At Santos Land’s 3rd Quarter Recognition Night 💃

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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

Same pose, different day 😂 Here at BPI Brokers Circle listening to @marianne_mencias’ inspiring talk ❤️

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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


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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

Earlier at Baby Xandrah’s Christening ❤️❤️❤️

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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

Kiddos!!! 🎃🎃🎃

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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!


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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!

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  • Reply Michi November 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Not messy but busy week. Lucky you, you’re so close with your neighbors. I always stay inside our house so I don’t normally see my neighbors, I just say hi or hello when we see each other.

  • Reply Gilian November 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    What a busy week you’ve had. 🙂 I can relate to your dining experience with your mom haha. I had those moments when all I wanted was for them to like the food.

  • Reply juvy ann November 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I know what you mean by how full packed “ber” days get. I myself have my December weekends booked as early as October… so many things to do and events to attend…

  • Reply Neri Ann November 3, 2016 at 7:31 am

    You have such friendly neighbors! And buti ka pa isa lang inaanak mu atleast yo don’t have to worry about the gifts this coming Christmas. He He He!

    • Reply Maan November 3, 2016 at 7:41 am

      By Christmas, there will be 3 of them haha!

  • Reply Janice November 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    How nice that you have such great neighbors. That is what a community is really supposed to be. Wish ours here is the same.

  • Reply Nina Sogue November 3, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I’ve also met Marianne before in a workshop. I bought a copy of her book, but I haven’t read it until now. Which reminds me, I should really make time for that. She’s really nice and inspiring 🙂

    Nina Sogue | http://www.ninasogue.com

  • Reply Michelle November 3, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Cheers to a busy and messy life! Haha! I, too, can relate with your busy-ness! 😀 Anyway, you’re busy in a healthy and productive way naman so I think, that’s just fine. The laundry can wait. The icky floor can wait. You allotted time to more important things in life like bonding with your best friend, your son, your good neighbors and more. That’s what matters most. 😉

    • Reply Maan November 4, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      I love it! Thanks Michelle!

  • Reply Berlin November 7, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I love that kind of neighborhood. I am not close with my neighbors and don’t even know their names. I often spend time inside our small house only. But I could change that if only I put effort and begin to sociAlize. I guess it isn’t too late.

  • Reply Madz November 8, 2016 at 10:43 am

    WOw so many activities! These are busy times indeed. Btw I got intrigued by the xie ping cum halo halo. What is xie ping?

    • Reply Maan November 8, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      I think it’s shaved ice!

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