Early to sleep, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. But for me, it is for the loads of work at home. First on hand was preparing breakfast for my kids at home, then the mountain of dirty clothes and while doing that, I have to work on my blogs. Yes, I know blogging is going down nowadays but I know somehow it will regain its strength; I just have to hold on to the thought that soon, like the previous year’s our blessing would come.
So comes later morning, waking up Faith this time. I have to prepare her for school and since it is Friday, their classes will start so early. But you know what makes me excited today, my friend promised me to treat for lunch. This is such a nice treat out of my being so busy everyday especially today.
We met in the mall at Hukad restaurant and she ordered Crispy Pata, Dilis with Green Mango, and Tinunuang Lanka. She asked me what I like and I answered the garlic prawn. I thought since she already ordered so many she will not order the garlic prawn anymore but I was surprised because it was on our table together with the first three that she ordered. It was her favorite also but she can’t eat it because she is allergic to it.
On the other hand, here’s the food that she ordered for us. Definitely we just had carbo-overload.
This is the Green Mango with Dilis, just a very tempting appetizer. If you are on a diet do not ever order this because you would ask for more rice. I just had two cups this afternoon, my goodness, I was bloated.
The Tinunuang Lanka, if you are true-blooded pinay, you must miss this dish. Just so yummy!
The crispy pata is just so crispy inside and out but what I noticed when I ate this was it has lots of cholesterol yet I don’t mind. I mean I so deserved this as I was just so tired with the laundry overload at home. I have to thank my friend for bringing me here.
My body ache went away after I ate all the foods in the table. I don’t care anymore if I would gain weight after this, I am just so happy to finally eat in a nice restaurant, my way out for our problem right now.
It is only sometimes that we are going to the mall. Last week, after the Kumon of Faith we went to the mall to get the money of Mariel from her Mother in MLhullier. I just have some that time but when we passed by at Dunkin Donut, Faith suddenly grabbed my attention with her eyes getting wide. She said “Mama, look, I am hungry.” while touching her tummy at the same time. I laughed at her reaction upon seeing the stall, it is just so funny. So even though I only have enough for our grocery shopping, I hold her hand and together we went to Dunkin Donuts stall to buy her favorite donut, we just bought one Donut, and that’s only for her.
I know that we all undergo hardships in life and I guess for us this is one of them. What I am praying for now is that we can survive. And the kids can go to school without any hassle. Only one Donut was I able to afford, but the smile of Faith is very priceless. I just explained to Mj that we can’t buy her anything; we will just wait for us to come home.
We are on a tight budget, I mean really tight and I am serious this time so even there are times I wanted to bring presents to the kids when I get home I just can’t because our financial status is really in pretty bad shape. When we went grocery shopping with my eldest last week, thank GOD because we still had some money left I decided to bring some snacks to the kids. I asked Mj what would she like to bring at home and she exclaimed doughnuts. Yeah, it has been a while since we haven’t got a taste of Krispy Kreme Doughnut, they have new this summer, it was a colorful doughnut for colorful summer but of course we didn’t get all the variety of colors but variety of doughnuts.
On the other hand, when we arrived home the kids gather around the table immediately so my niece wasn’t able to take a picture the doughnuts itself but the box instead. Nevertheless, the kids enjoyed munching the doughnuts because it was all finished.
Mj and I went to her school for their recognition day, after the program we went to Red Cross office so I can enroll her for Junior Life Guard but we found out that she still have to undergo swimming lesson for 5 days and they will set up an interview for her if she could pass the Junior Life Guard. I called my friend who’s son wanted to be a Junior Life Guard too, we agreed that we will enroll together so Mj and her son will have the same schedule.
Mj and I went out in the Red Cross office brought some forms for the kids, we walked on the road but we were able to see some Banana Cue’s we stopped in the store for a while to get some snacks. I am happy that Mj is okay with street foods, in fact we enjoyed ourselves having this little bond together. We took a Jeepney to Ilustre to supposedly buy some DVD’s, but we were able to pass by in Greenwich and I thought to bring some snacks at home. Faith was at home together with her cousins, and I know for sure they are expecting some presents.