If you know me personally, you’ll know that I’m the type of person who doesn’t go out as much as I want to. It’s a running joke within my (highschool, college, second college and work) friends that it’s a miracle I finally joined them or it’s a miracle I don’t have a curfew. Either way, it’s a miracle 😅
So, having not one but two planned go-to’s this weekend is new to me. Honestly, I included this in my New Year’s Resolution. I should spend more time with friends because I tend to forget that they make me happy 😄
Last Friday, I went out with my Highschool buddies to one of those boardgame cafes which I have been dying to go to. It was called Puzzles Cafe, located a few stones away from my office in BGC. So imagine our (mostly my) dismay when we found it closed, most likely permanently ☹️
So we booked a cab and headed to Plan B as suggested by Ervin, the Books and Borders Cafe in Mckinley Tuscany. This time, the problem was not that it was closed, but that they only had two boardgames (more like boredgames) available 😑 But it was already getting late and we were famished so we decided to stay.
In the end though, we really had fun! Not because of the games available but because of the games we devised right there. We played Pinoy Henyo but in English since Leah’s Slovenian husband was with her. We also played a game where we give answers for a certain category until we can’t answer anymore.
But the best game by far is called 100 Objects where we pick one object and use it as something else. We really squeezed our creative juices which made it really fun 😂 Some of my best entries were a food menu as Snow White’s collar, a bread knife as a seesaw, and an iphone cord as a refrigerator (go figure).
Seeing my highschool friends, although seldom, never fails to uplift my spirits 😄
Top row: Froilan, Ervin, Gem, Leah, Andy, Marta
Bottom row: Alyssa, Jeremiah, Maynard, Patrick
The next day was a different kind of gathering altogether. It was the first birthday of my colleague Mark’s baby girl, Martha. Although a bit late, we enjoyed ourselves in the photo booth and watching the kids and the mascots dance to kpop.
Colleagues JJ, May, Mark and wife Regine and Baby Martha
Now I’m beginning to really feel like an adult, attending birthday parties of your friend’s baby 😂
Till next weekend ! 🌻