Family Visit and Night out with a friend
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Re-visited my great-aunt (grandmother's sister) who was a nun at the hospital before I leave Davao. She was more awake and because of the stroke was not very conversant. I told her of what my family has been up to these past few years, relay stories of my brother's antics (she has a soft spot for my younger brother), and what I have been up to through the years.
After a couple of hours, I said my goodbyes, hoping to see her again the next time I visit Davao.
Then I met up with one of my grade school friends, Crissy, whom I haven't seen in 9 years - the only one of my grade school friends I regularly keep in touch.
We met up at Gaisano Mall, conveniently located next to the hospital where I was just visiting my great-aunt.
After our late lunch, we hang out at a cafe to continue catching up on the latest news amongst our grade school friends. A few of the people I notified I was going to visit was unable to make it because of previous plans and work which was quite a disappointment. Nonetheless, Crissy and I, had a great time catching up.
It was still early and despite leaving for an early bus for northern Mindanao, Crissy and I decided to go listen to some live music. We went to the bar area that my sisters' friends took me a few night ago - Avenue S Bar & Grill. On a weekend night, they have live music outside and the parking lot is transformed into an outdoor seating area with tables and seats to enjoy the music. The weather was wonderfully - clear night skies, warm with a slightly cool breeze.
Over drinks and small snacks, we chatted and enjoyed the music. By 11pm, we had to go. I had to finish packing and she had work the next day.
We said goodbyes and hoped to see once she get to NY or I visit Davao City again - hopefully it wouldn't take another 9 years.
Bye Davao City~!