Semestral break is over for my children and they are back to school. I made sure that they have accomplished everything at the start of their vacation so they can enjoy the rest of the week.
Hubs also made it a point to spend some bonding time with the kids by letting them join him at the driving range. The heavy downpour did not stop the gang from having a great time.
It was my kid’s first time so they got a little coaching from their Papa.
“Focus on the ball.” That is one very important technique you should learn when you are playing golf.
The kids got hungry after that strenuous activity. Seeing them so happy together is just truly priceless.
I hope everyone had loads of fun this weekend.
If there is one thing unique to the Filipinos is how we remember our departed loved ones. I get amazed at how people really prepare for the All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day feast.
Family member take this opportunity to stay in the cemetery for the whole day or even stay over night at the grave of their loved ones. They will put up tents and bring food for the family to share. They even take this opportunity to hold a little family reunion as they pray and feast. The photo below shows how cemeteries can be very crowded during this occasion, however this is just the beginning wait till the sun goes down and you would have a hard time looking for parking because of the crowd.
My husband’s family also make it a point to offer a prayer for my Father-in-law and takes this time to gather as one family. Although, we do not stay long and we usually do it even before the crowd starts coming in.
My son was in my womb when FIL died, that’s why he never got the chance to know him but I make it a point that he remembers his lolo (grandfather).
Of course, a family gathering will not be complete without a simple feast. So after offering our prayers, we headed out to Max’s to take our late lunch.
As we celebrate the feast of the souls, besides the merriment and the feast, let us not forget to offer our prayer for our dearly departed loved ones.
Hope you all enjoyed this long weekend. Happy Halloween!
Sunday was spent at my Mom’s house, since it is a long weekend here in the Philippines (due to the Barangay Elections). At least, I do not have to worry that the kids need to go home early. Fortunately, it is also my sister’s birthday so the kids have all day to bond with their Tita.
My sis decided to treat us for dinner at Chef’s Table located at The Infinity Tower, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig. Chef’s Table is a dinner by reservation restaurant which serve Filipino cuisine with a twist. It’s the latest freestyle dining in the Metro.
My mom and the birthday girl…
Hubs and me…
The celebrant with my brother and Chef Bruce Lim (the owner of Chef’s Table)
I think it was a good choice that we decided to dine here. I only have three things to say: The place is cozy, the food is exquisite and the service is superb. I am always biased to good service, with all the restaurants sprouting like mushrooms in the Metro, good service will definitely give you an edge. At Chef’s Table, the waiters will make sure that you have everything you ordered and once in a while Chef Bruce will come to your table and ensure if you’re doing just fine. That’s what I call personal touch, which is an edge in terms of customer satisfaction.
Of course, no birthday celebration is complete without a birthday cake. I decided to give her Estrel’s Caramel cake which is just so temptingly delicious.
To my dear Sister: Happy, Happy Birthday! May the good Lord give you your heart’s desire. We love you!
I hope you all had a blast this weekend.
I just love weekends especially if there’s an event worth celebrating and of course, birthdays should always be remembered. Today, my hubby’s niece, who happens to be my gad-daughter too, celebrated her 7th birthday. It was a simple family gathering for my hubby’s side of the family. An event like this is always a good excuse for them to bond.
A family get-together like this is also a chance for my kids to bond with their cousins. It just makes me happy to see them have a good time. Especially since the kids do not have cousins on my side of the family.
Regardless of how simple it is, birthdays should always be celebrated because it is a way of thanksgiving for the gift of a beautiful life.
To our dear Alyssa, Happy Birthday! I wish you happiness and content, and continue to be a sweet child and bring joy to your family. We love you!
We spent our last night in LA having dinner with friends at Thai Patio along Hollywood Boulevard. I know for a fact that Hubs really felt good having to be reunited with his cousins and friends. I also had the time of my life enjoying their company.
Photo opp before we head out to the airport. I had the grandest time during our short visit to the US. Thanks to the generosity and hospitality of all our families and friends. These people are the real treasures in life and nothing can beat that. Hope to be back soon!
I hope you all had the grandest weekend.
Just arrived in LA, and here we are straight from the airport. Some sort of a reunion on the part of my hubby’s family.
Sorry for the short post. Kinda jet lagged….
Hubby’s aunt and cousins..
It’s one laid back weekend for our family so we decided to hear mass early this Sunday and visit my mother-in-law. But before proceeding to my MIL, Hubs decided to take a quick look at one of the projects he is handling, Eton Centris Walk.
Eton Centris Walk is envisioned to be the new dining, lifestyle and entertainment capital here in the Metro. Strategically located at the corner of EDSA and Quezon Avenue, this oasis will make use of “green architecture” with lush landscape and covered walks. It will feature these huge, umbrella like structures dubbed as Eton Constellation. This reminds me of Clark Quay in Singapore.
Some of the tenants will have its soft opening on Wednesday, July 7. The grand opening is scheduled on July 15th. I wish I could take a photo of this during night time, I’m sure the lights will be fabulous. Here’s the photo of the constellation up close…
The kids strolling along while their Dad is at work…
That’s the highlight of our weekend. What about you? I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Feel free to share it with us by leaving your link below…
June is the birthday month of two wonderful people — my one and only brother and my lovely daughter.
Kuya had his birthday bash last Friday with his friends and co-workers. My sister, hubs and I decided to join him for this special day. Although most of his visitors are people whom I hardly know but I don’t need to be acquainted with them to see how well-loved my brother is. I am very happy and proud to have a very hardworking brother. Someone whose perseverance is commendable that he can triumph everything he sets his heart into. I’m so proud of you, Kuya!
Saturday was my daughter’s birthday. We had a simple dinner with my family. Since I belong to a very small family and never got the chance to know most of my relatives, we always make it a point that we bond as much as possible.
Happy Birthday to my brother and to my charming daughter! I wish you all the best!
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