Saturday morning was dedicated to visit the church and say our prayers. It has been years since I went to church with Brian and I am just so happy to be going with him. I truly believe that we need Him at the center of our lives. And I find peace going to church and just lifting it all up to Him.
Tons of photos from our weekend.
This monastery is where nuns of the Order of Saint Clare of Assisi (usually called Poor Clares) lead a life of prayer and contemplation, having renounced the world and earthly possessions. The church is a lovely cream-colored building that is very much in the mold of Spanish-built mission churches in California, U.S.A. Carrying on an old tradition, people often come here with offerings (usually eggs) and ask the saintly nuns to pray for good weather. I prayed for more love. *smiles*
Monasterio de Santa Clara
Katipunan Avenue and Aurora Boulevard
Quezon City, Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63 2 524 7141 (PTA)
Saturday day-out won’t be complete without scouring Araneta Center for new food, for thrift stores and ‘jackpot’ finds. And a pleasant surprise are always welcome.
There was a lot of new fast-food chains sprouted in the area and we were inclined to try them out. First stop – Mandarin Wok.
After eating our ‘uber’ late lunch, it is now time for thrifting! I’ve been dying to go thrifting for a while now and so I couldn’t be more excited.
Aside from MSM Surplus, there is Cubao X that has a lot of little thrift / vintage shops and sprouting new resto / hang out places. It’s a quaint little world inside a pocket of a bustling city.
And naturally after that exhausting trip to the thrift stores, we have gone hungry (with smiles on our faces!). Earlier for lunch we wanted to try Carver’s but didn’t go because we didn’t like the ‘crowd’ drinking beers in the afternoon. So when we passed by looking for dinner, Alas! we noticed that the place cleared up and we can now try their food.
I am not sure though if it was good or bad since we didn’t like their food! We ordered their strip steaks and chicken. And the food tasted like it was cooked since the day before. It wasn’t fresh at all. So I’d say it was a good thing. Why? Because we fed the urge to try it and finally found out that it is nothing to rave about nor to go back to.
And finally, our precious finds!
Thank you for reading. XO.
Photo credits: Brian Sahagun