Monday, February 14, 2011

My Pre-Valentine's Weekend (2011)

Most couple make their Valentine's Day a big deal. I wasn't really a person who was part of the hype. I don't enjoy occasions being sensationalized.

Throughout my existence, this is my first year that I have a Valentine whom I truly love and loves me deeply as well.

CJ got the weekend off to spend a Pre-Valentine's weekend with me.

Feb 11, 2011

I had a pre-employment skills test for a Payroll Processor Job for a Corporate Payroll Services Company. I can still remember the dilemma I had when answering a math problem. The answer to -10 - -5 is -5. I think I got it right but I amhoping that I got more than enough right answers to land me an interview.

On my way back to the house, I stopped by at the Asian Market to buy some stuff. I was happy that there was the Filipino-Spanish Bread there. But to my surprise, the real Spanish Bread from the Philippines is unbeatable. I bought some Lucky Me Pancit Canton, Salted eggs, Tortillos, Chippy Chili Cheese and many more. It was just like shopping at a sari-sari store.

CJ arrived around 9 PM. I made a special request for him to buy Tomatoes for the salted eggs. We had dinner at home. He ate most the Filipino foods present. He ate Lucky Me Pancit Canton, Sinigang na Baboy, Itlog na Pula and Kamatis and Tinapang Isda. I am so glad that he was such a cowboy.

We got the Hilton Rockville MD for $53 a night. :)

February 12, 2011

We woke up late. We have always planned to go the Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC. Our last attempt was CJ and I first met. Unfortunately at that time, we couldn't find a parking spot. So we decided that the next time we come to DC we are going to take the subway.

And so we went to DC with just the address of where we want to go with no other considerations for the trip. We just planned to go with the flow.

CJ's first subway trip in DC.

Me. Waiting for the train to the Smithsonian Museum.

The Washington National Monument.

CJ as tall as the monument.haha

The Smithsonian Museum. American History Center

CJ for US President.

Filipino Guerilla of WWII.

Streets named after Presidents.

First Lady Eisenhower's Inaugural Dress.

First Lady Michelle Obama's Inaugural Dress.

Peanuts Cartoon. Pop Culture.

Part of the Berlin Wall.

In front of the Smithsonian Museum American History.

Things to remember when going to DC on a winter season:
1. Protect yourself from the cold weather. Bring scarfs, hoodie, mittens or anything that will keep you warm.
2. Wear comfortable shoes especially if you plan to decide to walk for long hours. Learn from me, vanity can be painful. No new shoes for long walks.
3. Bring food and water! Food in DC especially in the museums can be expensive. And you will really be hungry.
3. Plan your trip. It is better to plan your trip so you know where to go and how to maximize your trip. One day is not enough to visit all the Smithsonian Museums.
5. Enjoy! Aside from CJ giving me tour, he also gave me a piggy back ride.

After going to the Museum, we went back to the hotel. We bought some Popeye's for dinner and ate at home. Then we went to Walmart for some grocery shopping. Then, we tried to look for champagne because CJ dear has been wanting one to celebrate Valentine's and his being 21 years old. After the events of the whole day, we enjoyed the night back at the hotel to sleep.

February 13, 2011

We woke up late as usual. Got an hour extension at the Hilton. Fortunately, we weren't charged for overnight parking at Hilton; $30 saved.

Hilton's Atrium. View from the 8th Floor.

CJ as a model.

Yey! Hilton!

CJ almost couldn't get through.haha
Proof of his height.

The Hilton at Rockville Maryland.

We went to the Montgomery Mall to buy some the Pretzels and to get CJ's glasses fixed.

Around 6 PM, he left to go back to North Carolina.

To my Valentine, Happy Valentine's Day!
Schatzi, I love you.

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