The Great Friendship Weekend
May was a month for seizing weekends. There was the Pacquiao-Mayweather weekend, and then our Staycation at the Rockwell, then I had The Great Friendship Weekend.
May 25th was US Memorial Day and it meant no work for my program. Instead of planning a weekend trip away with the family, I decided to get in touch with friends and see if anyone was up for some no-good 🙂 Good thing, most were in the mood for just that!
The kick-off though wasn’t with friends – it was actually a huge lunch with the family. My Mom and Dad celebrated their Wedding Anniversary on the 24th and we got together for lunch at Saisaki. While waiting to be seated, Amir busied himself with taking photos:
After the extended lunch, I met up with my College girlfriends at Pauie’s grandma’s wake. It was a sad occasion, but we’ll take any opportunity to catch up on each other’s lives. We weren’t complete, but Yrish came with her husband and kids. Badong couldn’t get over my goddaughter Sab! She was one of our flower girls and she’s grown big in the last 6 months! She is so cute though, and really really adorable. And her brother is such a Kuya.
From the church, we walked to the nearby UP Town Center for some grub, and a little shopping too. It was soooo hot outside it felt like we were literally melting. It was a short walk but both Badong and I were winded. So unfit, that’s what we are. Unfit. Haha.
The next day, I had two things on my agenda – meet up with the BFF, and then with the Friendships. This is only the second time this year that the BFF and I are meeting up. The first was with his little boy, in between travels, and this one was just before they left again – this time for Qatar where they are hopefully settling down for a long while. They spent a year in Australia but decided to pack up and try their luck in the Middle East once more. Before then, they were based in Dubai. Anyway, we don’t know when we’ll see each other next, I hope I get to fly out to her then! Hehe.
I decided to bring her to The Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio. It’s a cute place and they serve good food. It’s also located in the same building as my wedding reception and I know Jo would appreciate checking the place out. We shared the Ooey Gooey Dessert – a decadent brownie ala mode on a skillet.
After saying our goodbyes – I went grocery shopping for my next stop – The Friendship Send Off for Rico. The gang was already at a rented condo unit at the Eastwood and I was getting more supplies. No kitchen duty for me – God forbid – but I did bring the videoke!
It’s a good thing my friends are talented cooks. All I had to do was bring some stuff, and then sit back, and relax. But that night wasn’t just about eating and drinking, and not even just videoke. We actually got some serious talking done – about work, life, and relationships.
I love having different sets of friends and that I got to see most of them this weekend. I would spend a lot of time regularly with all of them if I could, I am just so happy that even time apart isn’t reason to drift apart. There are still friends I need to setup dates with and it’s good to know that there just out there somewhere. Honestly, I didn’t think I would make friends as an adult so I am so thankful to have found my tribe at work and that our relationship has gone deeper into friendship. Now that I’m in a different program, I don’t see them everyday anymore but the bond is stronger than ever.
Yay to friends!
July 6, 2015 @ 4:45 pm
Wow, you’ve been busy! Friends are treasures, it was good that you had time to catch up.
July 6, 2015 @ 4:55 pm
Yep, I don’t want to keep on feeling guilty for missing time with my friends. Kulang pa nga yan, I couldn’t fit everyone in the same weekend. I just hope to find time for the others too soon 🙂
July 9, 2015 @ 11:39 am
Good for you that you have time to meet your friends. It’s been a while since the last time I went out with friends and few months ago sa lamay din kami nagkita kita. 🙁
July 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Good laughs and ultimate bonding, what a great weekend! The last time i went out with friends was years ago, hahahah I know I am missing out on a lot of things already. My friends live far away from my place, good thing theres Facebook.
July 10, 2015 @ 1:41 pm
You had a busy weekend. It’s so nice to catch up with friends once in awhile.
July 11, 2015 @ 8:52 am
It is very great to meet old friends and have enough time to bond with them even for a few hours.I hope to have a meet up with my friends and classmates too.
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July 11, 2015 @ 6:50 pm
Awww, this was some fun weekend! I hope when I grow up to I still get to keep in touch with my friends, college palang medyo hirap na kami e. 🙁 Do you have any suggestions how I can keep in touch with them besides going on a getaway? Hehe. Thank you!
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July 13, 2015 @ 6:34 am
it’s always nice to catch up with old friends especially those who are loud, very kalog, and brings out the younger you. 🙂
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July 13, 2015 @ 8:45 pm
You really had a great friendship weekend indeed! I wish to see my friends often too even on weekends only.
July 14, 2015 @ 12:36 pm
Weekend well spent! Love the bonding moments! So much fun for sure!
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July 14, 2015 @ 5:12 pm
You’re right, friends do that – bring out the younger you. I am blessed to have friends at work but even us have to see each other outside of work too. haha
July 14, 2015 @ 5:27 pm
Hi Mely! There is really no other way to stay in touch but to be intentional about it. You have to make opportunities and seriously consider your options when someone reaches out to you. But don’t worry, true friends always find a way. And kahit na you don’t see each other often, you’ll find that the time you get to spend with each other will be enough to last you until that ‘next time.’ 🙂
July 14, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Facebook has been wonderful in terms of keeping each other updated with happenings and stuff. Madali mag bring up ng topic of conversation kasi about posts heheh
July 15, 2015 @ 2:18 am
It’s so nice that you still find time to meet your friends. This is what I really miss back home, being able to see your friends, spend quality time with them. Right now it’s so hard for all of us to meet up since most of us lives outside of Pinas now.
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July 15, 2015 @ 8:53 am
I also enjoy spending time with friends. There is a long weekend coming up. I need to check my friends if they are free.
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July 18, 2015 @ 7:22 am
I miss having a weekend with my friends and catching up. My friends are qquite busy wih their own lives and some are even abroad. How I wish we can have a reunion.
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July 18, 2015 @ 8:27 am
Oh! You made me missed my friends. It’s been years since we last show each other. Ang layo naman kasi namin sa isa’t isa. Hay, how I wish mga kapitbahay ko lang sila, hehe.
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July 18, 2015 @ 11:06 pm
Good for Ms. Vera. We just met yesterday with my friends. It’s been months since we didn’t see each other after we graduated college. But we always make sure we always give time for our bonding. 🙂
July 19, 2015 @ 8:21 pm
I recently lost a few numbers of friends because of misunderstanding. I felt a little sad but I know it’s God’s way of telling me that some relationships will come to an end. I’m still thankful for friends who sticks with me through thick and thin.
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July 20, 2015 @ 4:02 pm
Fun times good times with friends 🙂 I get to hang out with my friends sa facebook na lang…(lots of good food and booze ba 😉 )
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July 26, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
There was a time that my friends and I had a misunderstanding too, but time heals all wounds, as they say. So we’re back in each others’ arms too 🙂
August 27, 2015 @ 7:45 pm
The photos shows it all, great time and friendship all the way. I’m going to visit that cake studio Sis para kasing ang sarap. Thanks for such great photo.
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