Here's a short recap of what we did on the 11 days that Daddy Ford was here:
Day 1 (December 24, 2016). Daddy's here! I didn't pick him up at the airport anymore. We had a bus that dropped off passengers in Pasay City on the night of the 23rd so I just asked our driver to fetch Ford in NAIA 2. Haha, naloka si Manong Coblancs kasi bus talaga ang sumundo sa kanya!
I was expecting them to arrive a bit late kasi nga uwian ng mga tao sa probinsya. Pero super bilis ng naging biyahe nila pauwi.
TanTan was so surprised upon seeing his dad. Super happy ang bagets!
We immediately went to SM Marilao because I wanted to buy Crema de Fruta from Goldilocks for Noche Buena. Unahan pa naman doon kaya dapat maaga.
We were supposed to attend the 9am mass but Mamoosh was feeling sleepy (note: we had no househelp that time) so hindi na rin kami tumuloy. We just had a simple noche buena at home with Tita Oya and my cousin MacMac.
Day 2 (December 25, 2016). We weren't able to attend the mass because we woke up late. Nagchill-chill pa ang mag-daddy before and after lunch.
We proceeded to Meycauayan to visit Auntie Doc Ely (Ford's aunt) in the afternoon.
We had early dinner at Kenny Roger's Petron NLEX Marilao before heading home. Saka Starbucks.
Day 3 (December 26, 2016). My aunt who lives in Surrey requested Ford for some quezo de bola for pasalubong kaya inuna na namin para matapos na. Walang Marca Pina brand sa SM Marilao (at wala ring malaki) so we went to Landmark Supermarket in Trinoma.
We did a mini shopping at Trinoma na rin and some food trip.
Day 4 (December 26, 2017). I had a quick agreement with Raxie the previous night for a meet-up. Kaya ayun, dahil madalian, nakalimutan na namin ni Ford na coding ang sasakyan namin. We were already in Camachile when we realized that. We were so nervous. Ford's Philippine driver's license was expired pa naman (though he can use naman his Canadian license). Awa ng Diyos, nakalusot naman kasi early afternoon noon at walang nanghuhuli sa kalsada.
We ate at Pizza Hut because sobrang miss ko na ang sausage stuffed crust pizza! Then we had desserts at Iceberg's.
Day 5 (December 28, 2016). The original plan was to visit Luna then spend a night or two in Baguio. Kaso hindi natuloy kasi nga nawalan kami ng kasambahay and we couldn't leave Mamoosh alone nang matagal.
We left for Luna at around 5:30am and around 3pm na yata kami nakarating. Super traffic anywhere grrr. Less than 4 hours lang kami sa Luna.
But at least we were able to visit Auntie Nen, Uncle Sicing and Auntie Celina (who passed away last January 1), Auntie Eden and Uncle Romy, and Auntie Grace. Past 1am of the following day na kami nakarating ng Marilao.
Day 6 (December 29, 2016). Raxie brought us at Chef Laudico Guevarra's for a sumptuous buffet dinner. We were there as early as 5pm because we had no reservation (puno na raw kasi). We waited for more than 2 hours but it was worth it. Masarap ang food grabe at ang ganda ng ambience.
Thanks for the treat, BFF!
We had coffee pa muna at Starbucks syempre. Ayun, nakakuha na rin ako ng planner sa wakas.
Day 7 (December 30, 2016). For the nth time, tinreat uli kami sa buffet dinner ni Tita Dap (Ford's favorite cousin) sa Manila Peninsula. Sobrang busog na naman as in!
I am thankful because Nathan was so "nice" to his Ninang Daphne. Sumama talaga siya, nakipaglaro at nakipagkulitan
We took Tita Dap home to her new condo in Muntinlupa.
Super enjoy ang bagets sa playground.
Day 8 (December 31, 2016). We just stayed in Bulacan kasi magpuputukan na. We Went to SM Marilao to buy some for food for media noche kaso ang haba ng pila sa Hypermarket. Nag-Rosalie's na lang kami for some pastries. Then we proceeded to Bocaue to get some paputok and pailaw.
Ok na sana ang set-up namin kaso masama na pala ang pakiramdam ni Daddy the Pooh. Ayun di tuloy nakapagpaputok.
Except for some luces nung midnight na.
We were really thankful to be together that night. Magkakasama kaming sumalubong sa bagong taon.
Day 9 (January 1, 2017). We went to Lolomboy after lunch to watch the annual new year's day parade. Haha, jologs na parade lang naman. Pero part talaga ito ng childhood ko.
Sa wakas, nakainom din si Coblancs kahit papano.
Then we had dinner at where else -- Jollibee!
Day 10 (January 2, 2017). We went to SM Megamall to buy some Philippine mugs for Ford's officemates. Meron naman sa SM North pero nag-Mega kami para maiba naman. I planned on having a nice family photo kasi last chance na namin noon kaso di ako pinalad. Hay, sa Canada na nga lang!
Day 11 (January 3, 2017). Ford just went to Meycauayan for a short ride in the morning, then to the dentist in SM Marilao for teeth cleaning. Tapos before we knew it, bye bye time na.
Our Navara pick-up truck is 'coding' so Pod had to use their old Fuego. Sumama na rin sa paghahatid sina Doc Ely and Manang Loleng. Buti na lang me nakuha siyang driver kasi I hate bringing people to the airport hehe.
It was sad, of course. Pero we'll see him in 3 months naman so keri lang.
So there. Eleven short days. Not that exciting sa totoo lang kasi wala naman kaming interesting na nagawa o napuntahan. Pero happy na rin kasi kahit sobrang pagod kasi nga nagkasama kami during the holidays. We spent quite a fortune sa 11 days na ito pero sige lang, it was worth it naman.
We miss you, Daddy!