Monday, March 4, 2013

This Weekend, I... v. 12

Here's another round of This Weekend, I.... with Sar and Syn

Here's what my sweet husband gave me when he fetched me from school last Friday.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  I'm not a fan, but if it's from my hubby, I always enjoy it.

We were exactly three months old as a married couple last Saturday.  To celebrate, my husband agreed to take me anywhere I wanted in Makati.

I don't know why but Makati has always held a special place in my heart.  It is my favorite place in Metro Manila. When I was young, my dream was to work in Makati.  So when I graduated from college, I only entertained job  invitations from companies based in Makati.  Eventually, around two months after my graduation, it became my second home.

Today, I seldom go there because my job keeps me in Quezon City.  Ruel is not so fond of Makati because of the traffic going there.  This time though, Ruel wanted to make me happy so he brought me there.  

I was overcome with a sense of nostalgia as we traveled Ayala Avenue.  Everything was so familiar.  It took me to a different time, a time when I was younger, when I was more naive, more idealistic.  It took me to a time when I had no care in the world.  I always take this trip back in time whenever I go there.  And it always makes me happy.

The street right below is one that is closest to my heart.  This is the street where our office used to be.  The bookstore below this photo has been in Greenbelt for probably more than twenty years.  It felt so good to see that it was still there, one of the few stores that were left after the renovation.

I used to go to the Greenbelt shopping center almost every day.  Save for Greenbelt 1, I would already get lost in the other parts of the center.  Nothing looks the same.  But everytime, I would find myself imagining how it was when I was younger. I always ask myself, "What used to be here?"

At 6:30, we had a buffet dinner at Red Crab!  So fun!

Ruel tried their other dishes. As for me, except for the salad and the soup, all I had was crabs!  Different recipes but all crabs.

I am allergic to crabs but I can't help eating them.  I just love them so much! What I do is I just drink plenty of water!


At this point, I finished my crab and I was waiting for the chef to finish cooking my next crab.   It was a long wait and Ruel decided to capture my mood with my camera.  Such a long face I had!

And then....Fidel's Pepper Crab arrived!  And I was happy once again!

Except for the laundry and the exam questions I had to do on Sunday, the weekend was such a fun one for me.

How was your weekend?


  1. I love nostalgic trips. That food looks amazing!

  2. what a super fun weekend!

    man,now i want a krispy kreme donut :)

    happy monday!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!


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