Monday, January 26, 2009

2008 holiday recap

I drafted this last Jan 6 and I only got to post this now. Hehe. Talk about super delay.

Happy 2009 everyone! As I have blogged before, the holidays had been pretty crazy.

What happened during the looooooong holiday?

As my multiply-mates know, I started vacationing early on in December. Hehe. I experienced paradise for 3 days! I have to blog about this as I had a very bad encounter with the Cebu Pacific staff! I'm never flying Cebu Pacific again (or at least try to!). From now on, PAL na talaga kami. Good thing we booked PAL for our Iligan trip. PAL's service is really very different from Cebu Pacific.

Anyway, we flew to Iligan December 21 and came back to Manila December 26. I have to say it has been an "explosive" vacation. If you've been following the news, bombs were planted everywhere in Iligan before Christmas. For our safety, we tried to avoid crowded places and churches! Ang hirap because it's Christmas. I wanted to go to their big church in the city there but no can do because of the bomb threats. Since we cannot frequent the malls, husband and I decided to do something productive. We applied for our driver's license! Hehe. Since Dec 22 is still a working day, we went to the satellite office of LTO there and getting our license proved to be a breeze. It also helped that father-in-law knew a lot of people working in LTO. Hubby took the opportunity of practicing his driving skills since there are relatively few cars in Iligan as compared to Manila. I, on the other hand, is contented that I have a license that can serve as my second ID. Prior to getting my license, I only have 1 ID kasi which has my married name on it. Now, it will be easy to open bank accounts. Uuuy, foresight!

We also celebrated hubby's bday last Dec 23 with his friends, his mistah, upperclass, and some of his dad's officemates. Come Christmas day, we decided to have some pool fun. We headed again to their famous Timoga pools. As in the past, JB doesn't want to be dipped in the water. Takot sa malamig na tubig!

We got back to Manila to another crazy schedule. 3 weddings were lined up during the last week of December. Nasuot na yata ni hubby lahat ng pwedeng isuot sa wedding--barong, suit and the semiformal polo. =)

New year's celebration was a blast! Relatives from my mom's side celebrated it with us. Ang daming kids sa bahay. We prepared for the celebration by buying party hats for the kids and party poppers (alternative to paputok). We woke JB up come 11:30 para nakapag-warm up na sha when the clock strikes 12. This was a far-cry from our new year's celebration last year in Fort Magsaysay (bawal paputok and we even shared medya noche with the commanding general which means proper behavior).

It was indeed a crazy holiday but of course, we had lots of fun! Never mind if we went over our budget with all the miscellaneous expense a holiday brings. I'm thankful that husband got to go on vacation for 1 month. This has been the longest we've been together so far. Masmahaba pa to kesa sa paternity leave nya before. Because of this long break, we got to seriously talk of our long-term plans. J agreed with me that business is really the way to go if we want to spend more time as a family.

Sana holiday na lang palagi!


soloops said...

way to go Berna.

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