January 07, 2019

Holiday 2018

Happy New Year! It’s year 2019 and finally I’m back to blogging world. I’m pushing myself to blog today even I feel I’m still on a holiday break. Well, my two boys are now back to school and work so the house feels so empty and very quiet. I’m trying my best to gather my thoughts and memories so I can share what happened last month.

December 2018 was so hectic because we’re so busy with check-ups, laboratory tests and even therapy. It started since last week of October pa and sobrang nakakapagod magpabalik-balik sa clinic and hospital. Actually, we’re not done yet, may natira pa ko na labtest and check-up. But I told myself, next year na because I want to enjoy my Christmas break.

DepEd changed the schedule of Christmas Break but unfortunately, our school did no follow it so habang bakasyon na ang iba, kami busy pa sa school projects and exams. I was cramming because I haven’t finished my Christmas Gift list but I’m glad that I finished everything before Christmas. Unlike last 2017, I did not attend all the get-together and Christmas party that I was invited, I just chose the family get together.

December 20

It was the last day of my son’s exam so we picked him up in school and off we went to Makati to get my husband’s passport (China Visa), I bought some gifts in the mall and I dropped by at World Bazaar Festival just to buy my gift for my son. No time na kasi kung ipaship ko pa so pinuntahan ko na lang yung booth nila sa World Trade. Then we went straight to birthday party.

December 21

Finally, it was my son’s Christmas party and we picked him up again and off went to Alabang Town Center. My husband bought gift for my son and doon lang namin kasi nakita na meron. Pinag-isipan pa kasi niya kung bibilhin ba niya or hindi. Hehehe!

December 22 

General cleaning of the house and I prepared for our Christmas Get Together program. Cramming na naman, it was supposed to be December 29, year-end party but my husband needs to go to China after Christmas so I requested to change the date so I can attend the party, kami naman kasi yung host this year. Hehehe!

December 23 

It’s our family Christmas Get Together, rain or shine off we went to Valenzuela. Since I have no time to cook, nag-order na lang ko ng potluck sa highschool classmate ko. So after two decades nagkita kami, now I know kung saan na ko oorder ng potuck ko if ever may event sa Valenzuela. The party went well kahit umulan ng buong araw. I won three prizes sa Bingo game. Yey!

December 24 

It’s our Christmas traditional lunch with my husband’s family. Again, I have no time to prepare so I ordered food na lang sa aming neighbor. I ordered lasagna, stir-fry beef with veggies and kare-kare. I just cooked buttered French beans and mushrooms, lumpiang shanghai, cheese sticks and toasted French bread.

December 25

Our annual family tradition is attending church in Tagaytay and eat breakfast after. This time we had breakfast at Cafe Voi La. Then we dropped by at Acienda Designer Outlet, unfortunately sarado pa siya. Late pala yung mall hours nila and I don’t want to wait ng matagal so we just went home.

December 26 - 28 

Nagpaalam na si hubby na nakaVL na siya starting December 21 but unfortunately, he needs to go to Chengdu China. Huhuhu! So my son and I stayed in the house, hindi na makagala. The only thing that I liked in his business trip was, “Kate Spade Clearance Sale” in HKIA. Since there was no direct flight from Manila to Chengdu, he had a few hours layover in Hong Kong and destiny lang kasi yung boarding gate niya, nandun yung Kate Spade. Yey, I was able to buy new bag and he also gifted me a bag. Akala ko book lang gift niya ng Christmas, may pahabol pa pala.

December 29 

My husband was back around three in the morning, pinatulog muna namin siya then off we went to Southmall. I saw Samsonite Sale kasi online pero hindi naman pala siya nakasale sa mall. I need to buy hand-carry luggage sana for our Batanes trip. Sadly, 10kg lang ang limit ng checked-in luggage so kulang kami ng isang luggage. But we managed naman pagkasyahin ang gamit namin in two hand-carry on luggage and one duffle bag.

December 30 

Finished some errands and household chores because we’re going to have a 4 Days Batanes Getaway. Honestly, I don’t want to go na nga kung hindi lang mahal ang airfare and nakapag 50% downpayment na kami sa hotel and tours. Di ba, ang ulan-ulan nung holiday so parang gusto ko na lang magstay sa house. Feeling ko uulanin din kami sa Batanes because I was checking the weather forecast, sabi very windy, thunderstorm and may rain. I packed our stuff 6 hours before we left sa sobrang tamad.

December 31 

We only had  3 hours of sleep and we traveled all the way to Clark International Airport for our Batanes Getaway. Wala na pala Manila to Basco ang PAL so no choice na kami. But I’m so happy that there was no flight delay, cancellation and our plane landed on Basco Airport. I felt relieved na, finally bucket list checked. We celebrated our New Year’s Eve in Batanes. So stay tuned for my Batanes Trip series.

That’s it for now!

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