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family weekend|may 24-25

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Yet, I was fortunate to spend another weekend again with the fambam last May 24-25. I had a good excuse to come home because I needed to fit my gown for Mjane’s wedding. The husband had work on that particular Sunday so we decided to squeeze a night out on Saturday eve so as not to waste the weekend itself. And the thought that my cousin Irish needed a breather from all the clamor of marital challenge, well, none that a box of pizza can fix. Hehehe

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We went to our default go-to place even if I wanted to try a different resto that night, we had the favorites –Roasted Garlic & Shrimp, Chicken Alfredo, Shrimp Alfredo and Cheese Quesadillas. It was an early dinner because we can’t stay too late esp that we had kids in tow, Irish’ kiddo in particular. Tho the get-together was some sort of quick we had a good time, they enjoyed my monopod to bits. 🙂

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what keeps us alive at around 2am #mrsfieldsicecream #diybananasplit

Back at home, we stayed very late until past 2am, we were already planning for Nanay’s birthday at that time –the breakfast spree which everyone enjoyed last Sunday. And well, because it was fun and at the same time momentous I’ll try to blog about it right away. Next…

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The following day, the Sunday, seeing that the temperature will just bore me to death I invited Nanay & the kids to SM Dasmarinas so we could go around and at the same time buy the kids school supplies. School is nearly opening and yet they don’t have even a piece of pencil yet, bad Ninang I should have given this priority since I’m accountable for these school supply things yearly.  We look through National Bookstore to buy all the notebooks, and pens, and art materials, and SAM’s not-so important, relevant school items. I remember our time, Che and I fancy those scented pens, notebooks and erasers, we even have a special glue roll-on which the classmate once thought a roll-on perfume. Hahaha. We used to own King Jim notebooks because they’re stylish and neat to look at. The parents assured we have the best so we won’t feel sorry just because the classmates were the rich and famous then.

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Right after that exhausting shopping spree for school supplies I demanded that we should have some good food, some real food for dinner. And since we still have SAM’s Pancake House GCs we thought it’s time to make use of it. Yipee! Finally, I’m not so paying a thousand bucks for dinner. 😀

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Nanay and I shared the Golden Tinapa I’ve been raving from the time I got a taste it. Glad that it didn’t disappoint Nanay’s very picky palate, in fact it won her heart. She even considered it cheap because of the serving size and its inclusion. I got an additional order of taco because I’ve been reading good things about it other than my judgment is unalike, probably not the best taco in town for me.

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Sam had an order of Bacon Waffle which I didn’t get to taste because I was really full from finishing an order of rice, btw, the little boy had the Slice ‘n Shine from the Kids Menu. It was pan seared meatloaf slices, sunny side up egg and plain rice. I think he enjoyed it despite its being plain and boring because he almost finished it.

We were home by 8pm, I rushed to prepare our things because we’re scheduled to drive back to Manila that same night, it was tiring yes but it was rewarding at the same time. At my age right now, I easily get tired so staying at home and sleeping during my off was far more gratifying but I’m not trading anything, time is flying so fast so I want to make the most out of it, I won’t pass up on things I can enjoy and do today, tomorrow maybe too late for me to realize what I have given up.

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These, I don’t want to regret when I’m too old and gray…

 

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It’s a routine to go out with the kids everytime I’m home, it’s addiction to get a whiff of the no-longer unblemished Tagaytay sky, and it’s a must that we eat together on Sunday’s or even Saturday’s during my off. Coming home always excites me, I love it when the family is just around albeit the kids bugging me to the nth degree. 🙂

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During the first weekend of May, Leoncio and I visited home and spent Sunday lounging at Sky Ranch with Nanay, Che and the kiddos. Tho there were now plenty of restaurants at the façade of the theme park, I personally picked Tokyo Tokyo for a nice change from our usual pizza and pasta fare besides the kids never tried the resto yet. I’d love them to have a varied taste of everything so if in case the Japanese will occupy the Philippines once more they’d survive with maki and katsu. 😀

Tokyo Tokyo used to be a favorite lunch and dinner place back in the 90s, I even thought it was authentic enough because it was one of the Japanese stores I first tried when I was still working in the telco industry. I love their bento meals, and red iced tea and potato balls. During our visit we had an early dinner so we had some filling sumo meals, japadog, potato balls, California maki and pana cotta, coffee jelly & snow ice for dessert. I’d love to order everything and try again.

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SAM & I shared this Sumo Remix –Beef Misono and Pork Tonkatsu while Nanay & Che had Pork Tonkatsu and Prawn & Vegetable Tempura.

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The little big boy had a Japadog which he finished in delight.

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Leoncio tried to battle the heat with his chunky Choco Sensation Snow Ice.

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And because the Sky Ranch rides is very tempting as always to P, he requested if he can just ride the train, only that so we gave in. 😀 While we stayed at the porch overlooking the eye and this cute baby. 😛 I can’t wait for Ysa to get a little taller so she’ll be able to enjoy Sky Ranch like Ate SAM and Kuya P.

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Well, I can’t remember a time when I don’t love Sunday, it keeps getting obsessive tho not all are real fancy I don’t mind the drift. For as long as the family is all smiles and stuffed and healthy, I don’t mind cutting my own budget nor give up a shopping grant for this –Sunday love! ♥

 

 

Tokyo Tokyo – Sky Ranch
Tuy Road, Tagaytay City
 

mjane+mark, happily ever after

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Dearest Maja & Mark,

The time Maja told me that I’ll be Ninang to your wedding I felt nothing but respect; I felt Maja had seen me as someone she can run to, someone she can turn to and someone who could play the role of a second mother. It was more than flattering indeed.

I didn’t really witnessed the beginning of your love story, how it bloomed thru time and space other than the happiness I’ve seen from Maja was more than enough for me to believe that love, true love still exist in this modern age. The time I’ve met Mark, I felt no doubt about him, not just because you two will make a beautiful couple nor the persistence of a brand new boyfriend more so I’ve seen in him sincerity and commitment, above all LOVE. And he proved it right until this very day.

Today as you pledge your love and commitment, I pray for a wondrous joyous married life. Make beautiful babies and cherish them. And may you find the company of each other as soothing as the assuring rays of your first sun as husband and wife. Have a blissfully happy married life.

 

P.S. I hope this little ₱₱₱ will help you in a way start up your happy ever after. Remember that I will revel in your every success and lament your disappointments. I know the positive spirit that drives you both, you’ll make it to forever! ♥

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