On Slowing Down and Good Times with Family

I am convincing myself that it’s okay to feel tired and want to just take a break from everything, if possible. Feeling ko kasi nalulunod nanaman ako lately sa mga kailangan gawin or sa mga dapat isipin. Kung pwede lang mag-pause muna sa lahat and i-resume na lang once na na-sort out ko na lahat ng thoughts and feels ko, noh? Haha. Pero syempre hindi pwede at hindi ganun kadali yun. Buti na lang, last week was kind of a good excuse to just stop for a minute and slow down, while spending time with family.

I’m happy that Darel and I were able to spend time with his side of the family and mine as well. We had a staycation with the Najoses last Thursday and Friday in a hotel near MOA. Pero bago yun, Darel and I hosted a lunch pa pala muna for Alvin and Joan in our home before going there. Ang saya nung 30mins. lang yung byahe andun na kami! Sana everyday ganun sa EDSA. Hahaha. Pangarap! So basically, all we did was swim, eat, kwentuhan, and tawanan as we watched Nailed It on Netflix. Haha! Okay na sana eh. Sobrang relaxed na nung mind and body ko pero I ended up falling asleep at 2am. Ewan ko ba. May times talaga na hirap na hirap ako maka-tulog.

Hosted lunch for Alvin and Joan. Thanks for visiting us!
Hosted lunch for Alvin and Joan. Thanks for visiting us!

At Conrad Manila

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View of the pool from our room – at Conrad Manila

at Conrad Manila

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Last Saturday morning naman, we traveled early to Pansol, Laguna. It was Rafa’s birthday and he just turned 4 years old. ♥ We had a nice weather that day, mainit na mahangin, which is the perfect weather to swim or go on a beach trip. Pero hindi kami maka-swim ng matino kasi ang init din ng tubig sa pool! Hahaha. Malamang kasi, hotspring. Hindi namin kinaya so umahon din kami agad. So, nag-babad na lang kami sa videoke. Haha! Well, the Alcantara tribe kinda loves to sing.

at Pansol Laguna

at Pansol Laguna
Daddy: “Yan! May dalawa na akong taga-ihaw!”

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at Pansol, Laguna

at Pansol. Laguna

Rafa's birthday at Pansol. Laguna
Happy 4th birthday, Rafa!
Rafa's birthday at Pansol. Laguna
“Rafa, that’s 8. Two lang each hand para 4.”
Rafa's birthday at Pansol. Laguna
“Like this, tita?”

at Pansol, Laguna

Nung medyo nawala na yung araw, nag-enjoy na kami sa pool. With Rafa! Tinuturuan namin siya mag-swim sa malalim with his floaters on. Haha. And as for me, sobrang sinulit ko yung pool, kasi kahit gabi na andun pa rin ako. Sana kasi sa condo, heated din yung pool pag gabi. Hahaha. I even tried to refresh my diving skills. Takot na takot kasi ako mag-dive, or even mag-swim sa malalim ever since lumabo yung mata ko. Without my glasses or contact lenses kasi, everything I see is blurred. So ayun nga. Darel helped me to face my fear in diving. Pero yung basic pa lang. Unti-untiin natin.

at Pansol, Laguna

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I love the feeling of getting in the water as I dive. Well, siguro kasi, una, heated nga. Hahaha!! Pero yung pag-glide ng body mo sa water, I just can’t explain pero ang relaxing pala nya. How I wish na matagal ko na finace yung fear ko of it. But then I guess, we all go through seasons. And we have to acknowledge that there will be seasons in your life na minsan duwag ka, matapang, bibo, tamad, hindi nauubusan ng ideas, or even yung pakiramdam na parang pagod ka na. There’s nothing wrong in recognizing what season you are in, but the bigger question is, “anong gagawin mo habang andyan ka?”.

It was a good weekend. How I wish I can have more of that.

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