Monday, June 22, 2015

Special Day

It was Father's Day yesterday so we met for lunch after mass to treat Dad. He likes baby back ribs so we went to Burgoo. 

Dad excused himself to answer the call of nature so when the waitress came to our table, she greeted my husband 'a happy father's day' complete with a big smile. During these special days, we, the childless couple are put on the spot. Obviously, it doesn't apply to us. But we just shrug, grin and bear it. 

But it was especially awkward last Mother's Day when the hubby and I were having lunch at this restaurant, the service crew came to our table with a plate of two waffles with syrup on the side. When I said 'Oh sorry we didn't order that', he smiles and tells us it was complimentary for the occasion. Of course, we accepted it without making a fuss and just thanked them for the gesture. But deep inside, I felt guilty accepting the freebie. 

I know they just mean well but perhaps they should be sensitive about this kind of matter. Or am I the one being too sensitive? 

Either way, I end with this appropriate quote:

"Love your parents. We are too busy growing up, 
we often forget they are also growing old."

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A month later ...

Woot it has been a month since I last posted. Nothing much has been going on. Well let me rephrase that. Many things have passed but I guess not really worth blogging about. Just life taking its course, intense heat with humidity et al. 

End of last month, my mother turned a year older. Naturally it is to be expected, it is ... what it is. But as she adds to her age, she gets more frail and that breaks my heart. 

I was able to catch several films at the French Film Festival. This adds joy and contentment to my boring existence. Even if for a few hours, I just sit back, relax and let my worries take a back seat.

Meanwhile, the hubby was away for 3 days for some strategic planning and faculty development. This year, it was held at Cagbalete Island which is 10 minutes by boat from Mauban, Quezon. Mauban in the province of Quezon is about 3 hours away by land from Metro Manila. It was very rustic and provincial surroundings but as the following pictures prove it is quite charming in its own scenic rural way.