First week of November, we (my family and I) had the chance to go back home for a few days and to spend the 1 week holiday we had in a more productive (more like expensive!) way. Holiday was Eid al-Adha for the Islam religion.
So home we went, we arrived afternoon on 4th November. Unbelievable traffic welcomed us, indicating we were truly home. :p Lav was also scheduled to come home, early morning the following day, since we decided to have the traditional “pamamanhikan” already.
The next morning, Saturday, I woke up a little bit earlier than usual. Since I had nothing to do at home that morning, I decided to go to the mall for a little while. Mom was preparing lunch for our coming guests. Lav and his family were coming over as the way the traditional “pamamanhikan” goes. He sent me a text message telling me they might be a little late since they left home around 11AM and travel time would be atleast 2 hours. I said okay and since I had time, I was able to run some errands for Mom while I was at the mall. By 12-noon I was back home and my parents have already had their lunch but I decided to wait for my fiancé and his family so I’ll have my lunch with them. They arrived around 1PM.
They brought cooked oysters and a few kilos of fresh ones. Our house help started serving the lunch and in a few minutes we were having our afternoon feast. While eating, my mom sat at the other end and they started talking/discussing stuff about us (me and Lav) and our plans for the wedding. Since my husband-to-be’s father had already passed away, his closest uncle stood on his behalf. Tito Bong is so clever and funny on how he tries to put my fiancé on a pedestal to impress my mom. My favorite would have to be :
“Si Lav ho, marami hong plano yan. Nagkkwentuhan nga ho kami sa Singapore nyan, nagugulat ako kasi madami syang plano. At malalaki ang plano nya. Pero inuna nya si Rivka.” 😉
I do not know if my mom noticed his effort to impress. 🙂 hihi.. (^_^)
Another memorable moment when my mom said:
“Sige pakasal na kayo, tapos mag baby kayo agad, sakin ang baby.”
Then my future mother-in-law reacted:
“Ay ganun? Sana kambal para tig-isa tayo.” 🙂
Oh dear, moms are already competing for the grandchild. We’re not even married yet! :p
Their visit was short but sweet. And good thing, wedding expenses were not discussed, so no conflict there. They left at around a little past 3PM, since they had to buy gifts for their nephew’s baptismal the next day and they have to travel another 2 hours going home. Actually, I went with them since we had to meet our wedding coordinator before 6PM. But that’s another story.. 🙂