Dan: Surprise! (handing me flowers)
Me: Wow! Thank you Daddy! Sabi ko naman sayo huwag ka nang mag- abala. Sayang ng pera mo.
Dan: Kilala kita. Ilang Valentines mo na yan sinabi. Tapos paghindi kita binigyan, magtatampo ka.
Dan: Huwag kang mag-alala, ibabawas ko yan sa remittance ko. Lol
We stayed at home on Valentine’s Day. We didn’t go out because first, it was a weekday and our energy had been sucked by our more than eight hour stay in the office. Second, I didn’t want to spend for a fancy dinner. And third, I felt that we already celebrated Valentine’s Day. On February 11-12, we went out of town (Laguna) to attend the birthday party of our friend’s daughter. Actually, the date of the party was on the 12th but we opted to go to Laguna in advance because we wanted to have a “family time” outside of our abode. My husband and I resolved to stop holing up in our home and start going outdoors. It’s not for us but for Baby C. She’s already 2.5 yo, and she’s becoming more curious every day. We feel the need to expose her to the “outside world.”
Since there is no hotel near the venue of the birthday party, I booked a condo unit through Airbnb. It was my first Airbnb experience. At first, I had qualms. But after researching and reading reviews, I convinced myself to give it a shot. Good thing about Airbnb is that you can contact the host before booking the unit. You can ask as many questions as you want. I guess I was lucky because our host was very prompt in answering my queries.
We arrived at the condo at around 4pm, 2 hours late from the agreed time of check-in. My bad. The caretaker was nice enough to wait for us. I was not able to take photos of the condo unit. It was a 25-sqm studio unit. It looked cramped perhaps because of the arrangement of the furniture. Nonetheless, it was clean. There was no TV and no internet connection which was ok with me because as I’ve said we went there to spend time with each other. Basta, everything was basic, from furniture to beddings. I kinda expected it already because hello I just paid P2700 for four persons, way cheaper than booking a hotel room. It had AC and it was clean, solb na ako dun.
What I like about the condominium is its location and its vibe. The ambiance was peaceful. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the highway. It made me feel close to nature. There's a playground and a swimming pool. However, I didn’t take a dip because it was too cold. It was Dan who accompanied Baby C.
After we checked out, we went directly to the venue of Baby Celin's party. It's only a trike ride away from the condo.
Baby C enjoyed our short vacation. Actually, we all enjoyed it. I am looking forward to more ganap with my family.