Thankful Sunday: Sights, Touch, Sounds, and Taste

I didn’t get to write my Thankful Sunday last week because I was too damn tired. Office declared a four-day weekend and so I packed my bags and left.

Here are the things I was thankful for the last two weeks:

1. Trips
I flew to the Visayas for a quick getaway. The place was beautiful and I spent the entire day just admiring the view. The trip could have been a little better but I was just thankful to be someplace new.

I wish I could go back to that place with my dearest friends.

2. Good food
An office event required us to go to Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm. I’ve always liked that place because of how the people are so passionate in uplifting the lives of those who need it.

More than that and for selfish reasons, I got to buy one of my favorite chocolates–Theo and Philo. Sure, I can buy these from Echo Store but well, nandun na ako, eh. πŸ™‚

I was also pleasantly surprised that Bayani Brew now has a new flavor. I didn’t like its lemongrass tea then because I felt the tanglad taste was too strong. This one–Purple Leaf–tastes light and nice.

3. Gift
Friends know my love for traveling and I’m always happy when friends remember to buy fridge magnet for me. I love how thoughtful my friends are and I’m thankful for having them in my life. πŸ™‚

This Tam-Awan fridge magnet comes from Badet, the lady behind the popular Badudets. Thank you, B! πŸ™‚ 

4. Catch-up week.
Just this week, I meet with several friends for catch-up. First was CDC when he PM’d me about Run United 2. Turns out CDC has been bitten by the running bug!

I’ve known CDC since we were in high school and we’ve stayed in touch over the years. CDC also now knows my current state. Wehehe!

I also had dinner with AGM and MS. AGM was once my direct report but has been transferred to a different division. It was nice to catch up with her and know what’s going on in her life.

Finally, I met with a couple of barkadas from high school. JCC’s dad passed away and she just flew in from UK, where she, her husband and daughter are residing. I missed JDC and MMM very much. I visited MMM last year but I haven’t seen JDC in five years.

I wished I didn’t have to meet them under sad circumstances but I’m just glad to see them.

How was your week?