2018 Week 9: Weekend At Home | Panagbenga | New Room Paint

February 26 – March 4, 2018

I went home to Baguio last weekend for some R&R and a special errand.

I left Manila on Friday evening and arrived in Baguio after 3.5 hours! I booked at JoyBus so that the route will be SCTEX and TPLEX without stopovers.

The very first thing I did as soon as I arrived was to check on my newly painted room. I love how it turned out. It’s waaaayyyy more relaxing than its multi-colored predecessor. While it was expensive to redo it, I’m glad I pushed for this project.

The color is a lighter version of whipple blue from Titan Paint’s brochure. The painters mixed 3 color options and my brother picked the best choice from there. Basta I loved how it turned out kasi ang aliwalas talaga and nakaka-relax yung color.

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↑Fresh paint.

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↑My black and white bathroom. Still need a divider. Ang mahal ng initial quote hmp.

I spent a few hours on Saturday morning putting things back in my room. I am so back in my room hahaha!

My nieces and one of my grandchildren went out in the afternoon for some Session Road in Bloom experience. But first, lunch at Jack’s Restaurant. My auntie met us too.

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↑The kid in the middle turned 7 last March 5, hence, she’s now included in the cast of the regulars who always come with me to gallivant hahahaha!

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↑Sundae for a hot day.

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↑Photo ops and a quick break from all that walking.

In the evening, the little ones went home with my sister and brother-in-law while my aunt, teenager niece and I stayed behind for the night market hihihi!

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↑Waiting for the night market to start at 9PM. Literal palang night ang simula nito hahahaha!

There were a lot of nice pieces but not for my size hahahaha. Saklap. But I was able to buy an outfit for my niece’s confirmation in April. Sya talaga nakinabang bilang ang payat nya hahahaha. Even my aunt was a little sad because wala rin syang mahanap na cardigan hahaha. Ako jogging pants na tig bente lang naman ang hanap ko. Merong isa wahahaha.

On Sunday, I invited some aunties and uncles for an early birthday lunch and for an announcement hihihi.

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↑My sweet nephew brought a cake, which unfortunately I was not able to taste as we got busy after lunch. Well, I ate two of the cherries hehe.

The BF and I had dinner before my 9PM trip. We ate at Pizza Hut because it is near the terminal and there were still seats available. We were on the right side of the city, and near the window, therefore we had a glimpse of the fireworks that officially closed the Panagbenga 2018.

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The announcement? Suffice to say that someone needs to take dieting seriously and that same someone also needs to start planning for a wedding  😀  😛 .

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↑12282018  🙂 #Maghahashtagdinbakami?

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

2018 Week 7: Happy Chinese New Year!

February 12-18, 2018

Last Wednesday, February 14 was Ash Wednesday so I attempted to wake up early to attend mass, which I successfully did even with just a few hours of sleep.

I was soooo looking forward to the holiday last Friday. I was planning to leave the office early, which did not happen unfortunately. I was waiting for a ride home when I was startled because of the fireworks. Well, it was already 12AM, that’s why. Happy Chinese New Year!

My friend and I went to Binondo supposedly for some food trip. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people and all the restaurants are full. What were we thinking? Hahahaha! So after dropping by the supermarket that sells cheaper apple cider vinegar, we decided to just leave. On our way towards Binondo church, the parade has already started. We saw Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and the reigning Mr. and Miss Chinatown. We went towards Quintin Paredes Street where we booked Uber to bring us back to Makati hahahaha. So titas. Suko agad sa crowd.

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↑Calamansi in pots! I was amazed, but I was sad because it was expensive hahaha. The small one is Php 1,700.00 while the big one is Php 3,500.00. I’ll just buy a small one then let it grow haha.

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↑I was able to capture the reigning (?) Miss Chinatown but was not able to see the Mr. because we were busy navigating the streets to get out hehe.

Since it was already almost 3PM when we reached Makati, we decided to just avail of Dad’s merienda because of more choices (as always) for a cheaper price at Php 258.00 per pax.

We went home after because we got really exhausted because of the heat and crowd hahahaha.

The rest of the days were spent at home, except when I went to mass, to Din Tai Fung for takeout of xia long bao, and to the grocery for green mangoes!

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↑Lanterns at Shangri-la Mall.

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

2018 Week 1: Happy New Year!

January 1-7, 2018

Happy New Year!!!! I hope your first week of 2018 was great!

I did not have any plans on January 1 but few days before New Year, an uncle asked our plans, and so instant January 1 lunch invite to all the uncles and aunties on Mama’s side hehe. Nasanay na kasi silang nag-iinvite ang nanay ko dati kaya siguro until now, hinahanap pa rin nila.

I forgot to take a picture of our pang fiestang handa sayang.

↑Eye to eye with the newest member of our extended family. Such a cute baby! Tapos umiyak sya after a few minutes na hawak ko hahahahaha!

I was on leave on January 2 so I spent most of the time cleaning the house and dismantling the Christmas tree. Medyo hassle pala yung type ng tree na nabili ko hahaha. I did it before leaving for Manila kasi baka nakatayo pa yun sa next na uwi ko nyahahaha.

I traveled back to Manila in the early evening. Akala ko naman nagsibalikan na ang mga tao. Aba, blockbuster pa rin sa terminal! Buti na lang umabot naman ako next bus. At buti na lang mabilis naman ang byahe.

And it was back to work on January 3 but I was already waiting for the weekend to come nyahahahaha!

Weekend

I spent Saturday reading a romance novel at natapos ko maghapon hehe. For a change, I was able to resist tending to my Farmville.

↑Kilig kilig din pag may time. I tried looking for other books in several National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches to no avail. I’ll try the other branches.

I miss this kind of relaxation. I’ll try to read more books again, not just blogs. Actually, marami akong dapat basahin. Kaso mas kailangan ng mga yun ng mas matinding brain cells eh, kaso pag weekends, nakabakasyon din ang work brain cells ko hehehe.

I met up with a friend on Saturday evening for dinner. We ate at Gangnam Wings in SM Megmall. We ordered their chicken and beef bulgogi cheese fries. Ang sarappppp! Umulit kami ng order hihihi. No pictures sa sobrang gutom. It was my first proper meal that day eh hehehe.

I went with her after dinner to canvas for winter clothes as she and her officemates are off to Korea by the end of this month.

I also did some household chores. Some lang kasi di pa rin ako tapos.

I also went to the derma para sa kung anong anik-anik sa UA at fez.

And someone got too excited with all the year end sales at the mall. Too excited and was not able to resist hence she went home with some shopping bags hehehe. No regrets naman because I wanted all the items I got.

Ganito kasi yun. Sometime last year, I tried on some clothes in several shops. While I wanted those that I tried, I knew I won’t have the heart to buy them at regular prices kasi sobrang ang mamahal talaga hahaha!. Kahit magdildil ako ng asin, hindi ko pa rin maatim na bilhin! And so I just tried to check out if those items are still around during this sale. At nandon sila! As in lahat ng bet ko noon. Naloka ako sa tuwa! Hahahaha! Paano ka naman hindi mawiwindang eh halos lahat 50% off.

Yung isang nachambahan ko, jeans sa Gap. I am not sure of the exact amount pero I think between Php 2,500-3,000 siguro. Nabili ko sya ng Php 995.00 na lang tapos himalang may kasya pala sa akin don. Choosy pa ba ako? Syempre hindi na hahaha!

Basta, natutuwa na ako ngayon sa mga end of season sales hehehehe! I’ll do the same strategy again this year – fit potential buys and see if they are still available during sales. If yes and I was able to grab it, meant to be hehehehe.

Ok, enough about shopping. Susmio, first week of the year, gastos pinagkaabalahan ko hehehehe. But I have budget for that so I’m not worried. Pero kailangan nang tumigil kasi pag tinuloy ko pa, yun wala nang budget hehehehe.

Ok, the end for week 1. Hope you guys have a great week ahead.

2017 Week 52: Happy Holidays!

December 25-31, 2017

Gosh, few hours left, 2 hours and 16 minutes to be exact, before we bid goodbye to 2017! I’m completing my last post for 2017 before sweeping the house and going up to my sister’s place to join them and the kids for bonfire, bbq, and roasted marshmallows while we watch the fireworks of faraway neighbors hehehe.

And so here goes.

December 25

Stayed home and prepped the house for my guest hahahaha. Went out in the afternoon to fetch my friend. She joined a Banaue-Sagada tour last weekend and they arrived in Baguio early evening of 25. She’s spending the evening at our home, hence the delayed Christmas dinner and gift giving hehehe.

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↑Fiesta dinner. Wala pa dyan ang fruits and cake. Pero minsan lang yan. Hehe.

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↑Kids and their gifts. Minsan din lang ito hahahaha.

December 26

Dropped by the church where BF works to introduce my friend to him hehehe. Went straight to the terminal for her afternoon trip back to Manila.

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↑Goofing.

From the terminal, I went to SM to buy some gifts for the siblings.

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↑Played a prank on my sister, hence her looks on the smaller pictures hihihi. I replaced the contents of the box with her daughter’s cellphone. But I gave the real contents to her after a few minutes. On second thought, I should have given it to her the next day hahahaha! Ganyan lang talaga ako. Brutal kung magmahal hahahaha!

December 27

Date night with the BF. We visited Christmas Village at the Baguio Country Club and then dinner after at Gerry’s Grill.

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↑Man-made snow aka kula ng sabon hehehe.

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↑Picture with the Nativity cast. Pinagtyagaan namin ang pila dyan. Mahaba. Then naabutan pa kami ng break time hehehe.

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↑Dinner is served.

Stayed home the rest of the days.

December 31

Went to mass and then treated the kids later to an early lunch at Jollibee. My 2 nieces and I went around for a while but went home early afternoon because for sure, transportation will be harder in the evening. Plus, I was so sleepy I needed a nap before the bonfire session haha. And so I slept for almost 3 hours and when I woke up, wrote this post.

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↑Off to mass. Mga di itsurang yagit for now hahaha!

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↑Jollibee after mass. The nephew and his dad joined us.

Ok, my time’s up. The kids came here again and it’s time for a late dinner.

But before lamon, I’m off to sweep the floor first. It’s a habit that my mom has been doing through the years. It’s symbolic of “sweeping away” all the bad vibes and welcoming all the good vibes of the new year.

Happy new year! Cheers to 2018!

2017 Week 33: Weekend in Baguio 

August 14-20, 2017

I went home to Baguio last weekend for some family time.

I went out on Saturday with some of my nieces for some errands which I was not able to do in Manila.

We dropped by the grocery to buy some food.

We also dropped by Ace Hardware to check out their paints. I am planning to repaint my room but I can’t decide which color is best for the long term. I’m leaning towards blue/grey/bluish grey. There are many shades. I don’t know which shade I want.

I made the mistake of painting my room with several shades of blue and green. But the multicolored room is turning out to be not the best especially for small rooms. It just feels so “busy”. I want something that has a calming effect, hence the repainting plans. Plus, it looks dirty because of the sealer they’ve used before with cracked walls. I talked to my brother about it and fortunately, he learned something from a carpenter and there’s a remedy to conceal all those unsightly patches. Whew.

It was my grandchildren’s christening last Sunday and I was one of the sponsors. It was good to be home again after more than a month. The uncles and aunties were not complete but at least other cousins still joined us.

I made a quick trip to the hangar market to buy some vegetables – Baguio beans, potatoes, zucchini, broccoli. I wanted to buy more because it’s cheaper there but it was too heavy.

The BF and I had a short “we time” aka dinner before my trip back to Manila. I opted to return earlier even though it was a holiday on Monday to get some rest.

Enjoying her ride.

Someone’s enjoying the ride. Php 35.00 for around 3 minutes.

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Spending some quality time at Don Henrico’s.

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

Mylene

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