Sunday, August 09, 2015

Victorious Manila Trip August 2015

It was Sharkteeth's birthday a couple of days ago. We flew to Manila for an advanced celebration  with relatives. Our flight to Manila was a bit delayed. What's new? When we reached T3, the traffic near the airport wasn't moving. At all. So ang Team KoKo naglakad. Then we rode a trike going to EDSA. Buti na lang I shipped most of our stuff ahead and didn't have to carry much. Grabe lang ang traffic. We wanted to go to Makati but cabs didn't want to go there. Unfortunately, hindi updated ang Uber app ko and I couldn't book a trip. :( Parang maiiyak na kami ni Sam because of frustration. Eventually, we got a bus and reached Makati past nine. We had dinner in Glorietta and I briefly went to SM to pay my respects. Hehehehe. Ang ganda na ng SM Makati. Dati it was looking almost dingy na, being near the MRT station. Ngayon shala na. I felt out of place. You know naman, moi is a card-carrying member of hoi polloi.

It was almost 2 am when we got to my parents' house. Pagoda Cold Wave Lotion! 

The next morning, I went with my college friends-roommates to Pampanga to visit our other friend. *Hindi naman sya masyadong prepared.* Parang fiesta lang -- jambalaya rice (super sarap), salmon (favorite ko!), babyback ribs, mashed potatoes, etc. Grabe sa kabusugan. I wanted to buy some spaghetti sauce and pasta, so we went to S&R. It was my first time there. Parang may seraphims and cherubims na kumanta ng Handel's Messiah. *Aaaaaa-lleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleeeeeluuuuia!* Nalula ako. Spaghetti sauce and pasta lang dapat bibilhin ko, pero nadagdagan ng white coffee, stuffed toy, chocolates, marble cakes, chips, etc. Nagpigil lang akong bumili ng mga EOS lip balm packs. They have so many flavors. Napakarami naming nabili, punong-puno ang trunk. Hahahaha! Para kaming mamumundok.

Next day was Sharkteeth's celebration with her lolo and lola, and our other close relatives as well. I'll post about her celebrations (yes, plural, jusko, luhaan ang bulsa ko) next time.

Come Monday, we left for Manila na. It was TheHusband's annual checkup and he went ahead of us. On our way to GoHotel, we went to Derdo's home to drop off something. I have her address but it was my first time to go there. By then, updated na Uber app ko and was able to successfully book a trip. Sharkteeth was quite alert and immediately saw Derdo's house number. Success! Walang kahirap-hirap on our part kasi we just booked again the same Uber car and he brought us to GoHotel.

Eto ang eksena sa GoHotel.


Sharteeth+Vendo=MayForever
S is obsessed with vendo machines. She wants to go to Japan, where there are vendo machines that dispense plushies. 

After TheHusband finished his executive checkup, we went to Glorietta and Landmark. Tamang-tama, sale ang Landmark. Yung mga pillowcases na ~100 each dito sa Dumags, 70 each lang sa kanila. I bought four blue+white ones with illustrations of birds. They turned out to be part of Laura Ashley's 2015 spring-summer line. Sayang walang matching na bedsheets. Pagbalik namin ng Dumags, I just bought a flat sheet with the same blue shade. #ImprovisationQueen :)

From Laura Ashley
Finally, nakakain na ako ng cheesecake sa Kumori! I bought both chocolate and cheese variants. Sharkteeth didn't like it. TheHusband took a bite but I didn't offer him any more bites. #Shellfish  Hehehehe. Ang sarap kasi. Mapapatirik ang mata mo sa sarap. If you haven't tried it yet, try nyo na. As in ngayon din. Then send me a box, 'kay? Hahahahaha!

Later in the evening, I met with Diane sa Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. Absent si Leah. *Ako lang ang perfect attendance, ha?!* Sandamakmak na kwentuhan na naman. *Shhhhh...password protected* Ayokong mademanda, makulong, or ma-salvage. Basta our kwentuhan ranged from bloggers worse b*tches than us (ang pait, teh, hahahaha!) to politicians and public "servants". Hays, kulang ang kwentuhan, kasi our flight next day was so early.

Of course, takot na kaming maiwan ng plane. Alas-kuatro pa lang gising na kami.

We got to the airport with one and a half hours to spare.
Meron kaming baggage allocation.
Hindi kami naiwan ng plane.
Tama ang destination.
I call it a family victory.

Go Team KoKo!

16 comments :

  1. I was wondering about the title. But after reading your blog post, alam ko na why the adjective "victorious." Congratulations on being able to pull it off, with minimal glitches this time. Parang ang dami nyong na-accomplish!

    Belated happy birthday to Sharkteeth! How old is she? Parang ang tangkad nya!

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    1. I'm just so thankful na walang sablay sa flights namin ngayon. Hehehe, embarrassing levelz na kasi kami pagdating sa flights.

      She's 12. Not quite tall. Mga classmates nya sobrang tangkad na, parang high school. She's the second smallest. Mukha lang syang matangkad kasi she's slender. But she has huge feet -- size 8.5-9 sa adults!!!

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  2. Belated Happy Birthday to S!

    Pa-share ng mga password protected chika!

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    1. Thank you!

      Afraid akong i-e-mail or chat. Verbal na lang next time magkita tayo. Bata pa si S. Pano kung makulong ako, sino na maternal figure sa buhay nya?

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    2. Naku, lalong nabi-build up ang suspense! Baka November na tayo magkita, hindi bale, mas mahaba na ang time =)

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    3. Ask mo si Diane. :)

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    4. First the title : Gusto ko lang sabihin IMPALPABLE!!! bwahahahahaha

      I was so "sabaw" and lutang when we met. Sorry naman. Hahaha Pero shempre kahit anung hindrance eh hindi mawawala ang tsimisan hahaha "Oh heart of mine, oh heart of mine" bwahahahaha "enter password please" ;p

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    5. Antok na antok din ako before then. Tapos busog pa. Next time kelangan mahabang time ang Christmas "party" natin.

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  3. Belated Happy Birthday to Sharkteeth!

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  4. Congrats, achievement unlocked yang di kayo naiwan ng plane. Hahaha. Makakapunta rin ako ng Landmark Makati home section in the future! Sa Christmas season siguro, kasabay ng annual Christmas shopping namin. Sad to hear about the traffic situation, palala na sya ng palala, grabe... :(

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    1. Hahahahahaha! "achievement unlocked" aylabet!!! Achievement naman talaga.
      Grabe na ang traffic ano? Alam mo, I used to commute from Bulacan to Paranaque dati for work, kinakaya ko. Yung traffic ngayon hindi ko na kaya. Iikli ang buhay ko sa stress.

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  5. Belated happy birthday to Sharkteeth! Next year, teenager na :)

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    1. Thank you, Em! Ang bilis ng panahon.

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  6. Belated kay S! Sayang, you were in Manila pala. Would have loved to meet you. :)

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