A Relaxing Afternoon

10 September 2014

 As usual, I had a busy month. One of the things I do to unwind from a stressful week is to spend the day with my family in one of our favorite hangouts. Just a simple family day in a mall or at the park and sometimes both in one area like Trinoma. This mall has always been our go- to place because it's big, it has a park and it's family- friendly. There can be a lot of shoppers at times, but still we find a spot where we can have some privacy.

A day spent at this kind of place relaxes me. No shopping needed. Often times, we look for a restaurant where we can sit and relax with the kids, while my husband and I can still share a good conversation. A walk along the open garden is also fun, especially for the kids.

It was a fruitful weekend. Sorry if I'm making a fuss of my relaxing weekend... I had a stressful week prior to that. I don't want to get into details, but one is losing a deal simply because I don't have an official receipt ready. A potential partnership. All I needed was time so I can apply for proper permit and all sorts to run a respectful business. But time is of  the essence and they wanted my cupcakes in an instant. 

Maybe it wasn't the right time, it goes to show that something out there is waiting for me, so I better start moving. Anyway, the offer was so sudden. But God is great, again, he made me pull the good stuff from that experience, now I know...

To continue... with that, my husband took the whole family to Ace Water Spa to relax some more, and to experience something different. My kids loves to go swimming and Ace Water Spa was perfect.
They have strict house rules and it prohibits taking snapshots by the pool area. But they have this mini waiting area on the second floor that has a view of the whole pool, take pictures from there if you'll visit Ace soon.
Over-all, I had a blast. I ended my weekend still a fulfilled person because I saw my children enjoy, I watched my husband's face glow. In the end, it's all about family. They're the only treasure we have that will make us truly whole.

I Almost Owned A Volvo

That's right, I almost got a Volvo for my first car. Well, it's a second- hand car. The former owner is a friend of ours who loves European cars and all of his cars are well- maintained. So when the deal was offered to my husband he had a tough time weighing things out. 

Here's why. We just recently acquired our own condo. Next in our list is to get a second vehicle so both me and my husband will not have to wait on each other with 1 vehicle. Of course, the plan is to get a brand new car. Our minds were set for an SUV since we have kids and we like going on road trips. 

Then a sudden opportunity knocked and someone or let me say "an angel" gave us a ridiculously good deal on owning a Volvo. Come on guys, a Volvo is a Volvo. It's one of the best cars and not to forget, its safety engineering.  It's an ideal car for family adventures. 

Our friend who owns the Volvo mentioned that he chose to make the offer to my husband because he is a family man. Knowing our family, he trust that we will take good care of his car if we get it. So, my husband went for a test drive. True enough, it's a powerful car, very sleek and luxurious even if second- hand. Personally, my mind was made up to buy the car in cold cash, with my own money. I got overly excited and was easily persuaded.

To make the long story short, we turned down the offer simply because we feel that it's not for us. If we're going to look at it, maintenance is going to be hell, especially we're not too familiar with European cars. Japanese or American cars we will surely take it... but something we are not familiar with... we'll have to pass. We believe that in buying a car, a buyer should also gauge his or her capability on maintaining a vehicle. It's useless if one has a car but doesn't know the rules of maintaining one.

Anyway, having a friend who can make such offer is already a blessing. Besides, he's also into American cars (wink!) maybe one day he might just let go of some.