It’s been awhile since I shared what’s made me happy these past few weeks. But now I’m sitting down to blog about it again, making time for it.
1. Caught a Cinemalaya film for free
Cinemalaya is one of those annual events that I find worth going to. This year, my friend, Jordan was given invites to watch the premiere of a film called 1,2,3 by Carlo Obispo. It was a film about siblings – an older brother who came to Manila to search for his sister who’s locked up in a brothel. It made me cry. But you know, a movie night with a friend and for free? That is awesome.
2. Checking off another thing in my resto bucket list: Hole in the Wall
Mai and I had another all girls bonding day recently and we went to Century City Mall because of Hole in the Wall. We have this never ending list of restos to try thanks to the places that Spot.ph features. Finally, one more resto to cross off our list. We ordered burgers at The Beef.
Our burgers are huge and they cost quite a hefty sum of money. It’s so far the most expensive burger I’ve eaten. Ha! Ha! But the service of the crew I can’t complain about. It was really good service.
3. Pig out on a rainy Friday
I asked Mai to accompany me to Mall of Asia recently so I can finally, finally buy the jacket I’ve had my eyes on at Uniqlo. Because we did window shopping and we braved the rain, we found ourselves famished. We ended up at Burgoo with their Cheers for Three promo. There was only two of us but we ordered that anyway. Food at Burgoo is always good… well except for the calamari we ordered. Disappointed with that!
4. Finally owning a copy of the new Archie Comics
I am such a fan of Archie Comics since 4th grade. I own all the Married Life issues and now I have in my collection the new Archie comics! Archie and the rest of Riverdale gang have been given a new, modern look. I have been searching and searching for it but now I have it! Finally! Thank you Fully Booked Century City Mall.
5. Tried a new Japanese restaurant at S Maison
My friend, Mark was able to go back to the Philippines for a second time in a year and so we hung out. On our first night together, we grabbed dinner at S Maison called Chibo Okonomiyaki. It was a really good dinner that satisfied me more than usual because I just came from a long and tiring out of town trip.
6. Hung out with Jordan and Mark
I love hang outs with my friends – each brings a different kind of experience to me. With Mark and Jordan, I learn a lot about travels especially because Mark is well traveled. Plus they’re very laid back guys so I can just chill, no plans in mind. Also since Mark now lives in London and Jordan I rarely see, hang outs with them are really treasured.
7. A staycation at Conrad
After a long, tiring out of town trip where I got stuck in traffic and forced to brave the heavy rains, retiring for a good night’s sleep at a big bed with soft fluffy pillows is just love. Nothing kicks off a good weekend than that!
8. And finally a really good lazy Sunday breakfast
I-HOP for breakfast is love! Omelette, coffee and pancakes!