We so love Bulacan that we chose it to be the venue of our monthsary date. :)
Okay, it wasn't a normal date. We were there on a mission. :D Weeks before yesterday, we have agreed to celebrate our fifteenth month by watching Real Steel and dining out at McDo (because he won GCs again! :D). But just last week, we were invited by a sister from SFC Bulacan to deliver talks 10 and 11 for the Christian Life Program in Baliuag. Without having second thoughts, we said yes. :)
By lunch time of Sunday, November 13, he arrived at our house and dined with my family. By 1PM, we were all tuned in for the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. He didn't want to leave until the fight was over. It was around 2PM when Pacquiao was declared the defending champ! (Hooray for the Philippines! :D) And just right after the announcement, we left for Bulacan. Thank God we were able to arrive at Pinagbarilan Elementary School in Baliuag (the CLP venue) a few minutes before 4PM, just in time for the CLP. :) We had a great time delivering our respective talks, thanks to the fourteen participants who were just as enthusiastic as we were. We arrived at the town proper at 6PM and after contemplating on where to eat, we decided to have the one-hundred peso meal at McDo. :) He forgot to bring the GCs so we had to really stick with our P100 budget. We bought 2 Chicken Fillet Meals (P50 each), 1 Coke Float (P25), 1 Apple Pie (P25), 1 Chocolate Sundae (P25) and 1 Regular Fries (P25). And that was our two-hundred peso dinner. :) What made it the perfect date was the Parokya ni Edgar album playing on the background. I personally feel that it was a serenade. And it's just perfectly sweet. :)
After filling our stomachs with good food, and our hearts with love, we went to the nearby San Agustin Church to attend the 7PM (the last) mass. The church has a beautiful facade, but the interior is even more amazing. I loved staring at the holy altar and at the clear skies painted on the ceiling. We were spiritually fed by the simple, yet striking, homily of the priest who celebrated the Holy Eucharist.
When the mass ended, we thought that was the end of our Bulacan trip. We were confident that we knew where exactly the bus terminal is (which is just a few meters away from the church) but little did we know that the last trip to Manila departs at 7PM. It was already several minutes past the hour of 8 when we arrived at the terminal and we were advised that the next trip is at 4AM. The only option that we had was to ride a tricycle to the highway where provincial buses from Nueva Ecija to way up north pass. And so we did. And thankfully, we arrived at our respective homes safe and sound. :) And of course, happier and more in love. :) ♥ It's simply amazing and we owe everything to God who brought us together and allowing us to get to know each other better through mission, food, and travels. :)
Fifteen and counting... :)