Black Saturday 2007
Posted April 7, 2007on:
Our cook and all-around househelp went home to nurse her health. She’s been advised to rest so as not to aggravate her thyroid problem. We are now left with just the nanny who’s also doubling up as all-around househelp.
Our stop-gap solution:
1. Jerry takes over the kitchen.
2. I take care of Jake.
3. Matt washes the dishes.
4. Kyle cleans up after his mess.
5. We have our laundry professionally cleaned.
Well, I guess we’re managing… 😀
To avoid having to clean up, we all went to spend most of the day out of the house. In the morning, we tried to drive to the Celestial Gardens on the hills of Banawa to check out the life-size statues of the Stations of the Cross. There must have been a big crowd who went on a pilgrimage to the site yesterday (Good Friday) as it was littered with all sorts of wrappers and food debris! What a disappointing sight…
We decided to just go back to the place some other time when it’s not the Holy Week. Perhaps it would be a lot cleaner. Driving down back on the road, we decided to just have our lunch in the mall. Chowking was our first choice for their Salo-salo meals only to be told they just have about 5 items available on the menu. Oh well… Out we went to try our luck at Harbor City…
The food outlet was packed as if the whole Chinese community decided to converge to the place… We were lucky to be seated right away.
As usual, the time spent wiping out all evidence of food was much less than the wait. Trust Matt and Kyle (and soon Jake) to do the “clean up” in just a few minutes. To work the calories off, gained from the rich dimsum for lunch, we stopped by the cellphone shops. I was about ready to relinquish my present Sony Ericsson W800i in favor of Matt as I promised to give it to him if he gets back to the top 10 of his class.
The year-round sale is on (yey me! hehehe) and I was (almost) willing to get lured into buying the Sony Ericsson W710i. I didn’t want it for the form factor but more for the features it offered. It was very much like my present one plus added features that I sort of liked: a calorie counter (yeah right) and a pedometer (nyahaha!).
After some thought, my good sense prevailed (thankfully!). I couldn’t stop thinking about it though, which is actually a bad sign. Oh well… Note to self: “Delay gratification!”
We drove to Mama Sol’s to get Mamarazzi. By the time we got there, Jake was already asleep. Perfect! We spent an hour driving leisurely to the South Reclamation Project (SRP) and back. Then went to show Ma what used to be Kawit Islet but is now connected to the SRP, the Malacanang of the South and finally stopped at Fort San Pedro.
It was here that we spent much time taking pictures of everyone and videos of Jake as he chased all the pigeons away (funny sight!).
By 530pm we were on our way to Ma. Luisa for a visit to the boys’ A-ma. It was a short meeting between the two grannies (my Ma and Jerry’s mom) after a long time. We left the kids for about an hour, stayed at Bo’s Coffee Club in Banilad Town Center, dropped Ma off to Sto. Nino and went back for the kids.
Back home by 8pm, we gathered around the dinner table to partake of the mouth-watering Sr. Pedro roasted chicken (which we hurriedly bought on the way), and finished off our meal with pieces of ponkan for dessert.
That was how our Black Saturday went. Mind sharing yours?