Our first 4 days

Day 1 - Saturday - Family Day

We arrived at 10am and had family lunch till about 3pm. Then we all [with my in-laws] went to Landmark, Makati to buy shoes for the kids [for the wedding] and then proceeded to the bazaar at the Fort for more shopping... I only bought the necessities like socks and underwear for the kids.

And then in the evening, I met up with my cousins and their families. One of them was leaving for Taiwan the next day. And I haven't seen her for more than 8 years already. We had dinner at Conti's at the Fort. We got home past 10pm already and really sleepy.

Ahhh... FAMILY! We missed them terribly!

Day 2 - Sunday - Pamper day

Hubby and I went to Mall of Asia for some pampering... first I went to get a full body massage at Marionnaud at 2pm... then proceeded to have my hair done at Ystilo... while hubby went on shopping and had his massage at 5pm. We met up at 7pm and proceeded to Kultura to buy barong for Patrick and some other souvenirs. It will be a first for Patrick to wear barong.

Day 3 - Monday - Business day

We had to deal with a lot of paper works. First we had to meet up with the buyer and iron out some final details. Then we had to get a Residence certificate [cedula] and then I had to get some "certified true copies" of some legal documents. The waiting time wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I was in and out of Paranaque City hall in less than 2 hours. And I had to deal with 4 departments.

Later in the evening, we went to Shopwise for some grocery shopping. I bought a few grocery items that I will be bringing back to Canada.

Day 4 - Tuesday - Final Business transaction and Movie night

Today, we signed off paper works in the morning. The sale of our townhouse in Paranaque is now final! We still have to pay for the capital gains but my brother in law have volunteered to do this for us since he knows we have limited time.

Hubby and Patrick went to have a haircut... so I have time to blog before we go out for more shopping! ",)

In the evening, we watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with the kids and also dropped off Boss and the 2 maids to watch Caregiver. 10 people for movies plus popcorns and drinks costs us almost P 1,800 already! Wow that is really a lot in pesos but cheaper if I converted it to Canadian.


Junnie said...

wow, busy first 4 days :) we were in the same place last Sunday. But we were holed up in the moviehouse watching "Caregiver"...hahahah...nice start of a great vacation...Friday are you and Mike free? :P

Dops said...

wow, shopping, shopping, shopping...sarap ng daming pera no? hehehe... bka pwedeng maabunan? ;)

Bat masyado po yatang maikli ang bakasyon nyo?

JO said...

Hi Junnie,
WE have plans for Friday dinner, but we can meet you during the day.

Hi Dops,
We got 2 weeks.. this is just the first 4 days.. window shopping lang, wala masyadong binili kasi mahal na din lahat dito.

evi said...

wow jo, you didn't waste any time. you've done a lot in 4 days.

Ann said...

Palit pala tayo kasi kami nakabalik na. Enjoy nyo 2 weeks at ang bilis nyan.

MommyBa said...

it's great that you've done a lot in 4 days. that's really cooL! 2 weeks will be gone before you know it.

take care and just enjoy your stay here :)

*hugs* regards to hubby and the kids :D

rowena said...

Hi Jo, it's been awhile since I last visited. I've changed my template and lose all my blog roll links. Good thing I saw your name on Rachel's blog. Anyway, glad to know you're back here in Manila even for a short visit...

JO said...

Hi Evi,
Yes, no time for jetlag... I need to make the most out of it.

Hi Ann,
Sayang di tayo nagabot.

Hi Liz,
Thanks! I already went back to Marionnaud. I just loved the service there even if its a bit expensive.

Hi Rowena,
Welcome back. I'll visit your blog when I have the time to bloghop. Thanks!

Heart of Rachel said...

Glad to know you have enjoyed your first few days here.

Tani said...

It's so nice to hear about a balikbayan who's not complaining about the bad weather. I can see you've been busy. Have a great trip.

Raquel said...

Wow, full body massage...sarap ng feeling...what a great accomplishment in day 4...congratulations to you both.

JO said...

Hi Rach,
Thanks! It's been busy but we were able to accomplish a lot!

Hi Tani,
I can't do anything about the hot weather, so what's the point of complaining? Thanks!

Hi Raquel,
I'm going to get another body massage before we leave.