Everyone looks forward to weekends. For the last 20 years I have always and will perhaps till my next 20 years of my working life have always worked on Saturdays. It’s good for my business as almost everyone if free to either fit or meet me on this day. Sometimes we even work on Sundays as this is often the favourite day for my brides to get married. I for one don’t really complain as I love what I do and my job is certainly not work to me.
However once in a blue moon I get those perfect weekends that just makes me happy. I am the type of person that likes to pack their days. I tend to think that although I see the value of lounging in bed and getting rest, I feel so much better when I move around and get to accomplish a lot.
For instance I started my perfect weekend with leaving my office a bit early and getting to see the 2 new angels in my family. My brother just had twin girls and they just light up my day each time I get to see them. My friends just opened SABOTEN in Serendra a few days ago and I was so excited to try it out. They told us to go early as the line can get really long so we were there half past 10 and although it was still closed we knew we had a bit of time to kill so we walked over to the bookstore and got some weekend reads.
Dan Brown’s new book is out and is getting a lot of noise as Manila is mentioned in the book and not in a good way. I normally would just shake this off my shoulder but I do like Dan Brown’s books and I thought I needed a new book or two to read. The other book I picked up was Pillar’s of the earth. My best friend Bob said it was great so I picked it up as well.
Before we knew it, it was time to have lunch. Saboten is brought to Manila by the Raintreee group. Mrs W who heads the whole corporation was there to sit with Nix and I to chat a bit and tell me all about the SABOTEN story. Saboten is really one of my pItstops when I got to Tokyo. It has been my personal favourite as my Grandfather would take us there each time we would go to Japan. Nostalgia mixed with really good Tonkatsu makes me quiver with delight each time I go. So I was really so happy when Saboten was brought to Manila.
We had to walk our lunch off and went window shopping at the Tom Dixon showroom and Nix and I drooled over the lamps. Soon after than we ran to Resorts world to catch the final show of The King and I. The show did an impressive 140++++ runs. That is really good considering most shows only do 4 to 6. I was so privileged to have been part of this monumental musical. The play is part of the reason why perhaps I am a fashion designer now. When I was 6 years old I was part of the original cast and ever since then I have been bitten by the theatre bug.
Looking at all the photos I can truly say that… That is what I call a perfect weekend!