A New Kind of Sundate

By Karla Aguas - 8:24:00 PM




I honestly can’t think of a better simple joy in life than spending a whole day with someone as or even crazier than you very near and dear to your heart. With this in mind, I bring you Simple Joy #2, a day with a person you may want to kill on some days love.

Last Sunday, my boyfriend (who from this entry onward will be calling either Bubba/Bubs/Bubster- a nick name I started using ages ago and use more than his actual name) had a day filled with adventure. Because he needed to visit a museum for one of his classes (yes, he’s finishing up his 5th year in college after playing for our school’s basketball team but we are the same age okay I am not older or a “cougar”) he asked me to come along because he needed to me to explain the pieces of art and answer any questions he might have for his paper which I will lovingly help him with loves me and can’t get enough of my company (yes, there’s like that. Bawal kumontra!)

Camwhore by the door pa lang eh!
Day off ang peg lang!
We headed on over to the National museum and camwhored looked all around. There were so many beautiful pieces by famous Filipino artists like Ocampo, Manansala, Hidalgo and so many more. What I loved most about the museum (aside from the free admission- I honestly believe people should donate to our museums more to help them stay open and awesome) was that everything looked so perfect. I never really got a chance to really look at such beautiful pieces up close and to have been able to walk around the huge museum (take note, it’s two buildings- one for the art and one for the artifacts) with someone I love. It really made the experience so much sweeter. From our crazy poses to Bubba’s hilarious candid comments about the exhibits, I couldn’t help but laugh and enjoy every minute spent in the museum. 

Here are some more pictures:

"Pa artsy" effect

Anyare?
Pisherman ang peg

After our little adventure (take note, it was our first “Museum Date” ever) we decided to explore the area further. Since we’re more Rockwell/Greenhills/Eastwood and Greenbelt type of people, we never really get to go around the MOA area (aside from the after game meals we had last UAAP season when ADMU would have games at the Arena) so we took our chances and got lost looking for the huge mall.



Peek a boo!
Keeping with the whole “new experiences” theme, we decided to eat in a restaurant we had heard so much about but never really got to try- Yabu. We had to wait a bit but it was definitely worth it! We ordered our own sets of Tonkatsu and had so much fun playing with our food mixing the sauces and crushing the sesame seeds for our meal. Just a little side note: the Bubster and I don’t really order pork. We don’t like it that much (except for bacon. Bacon is not pork. Bacon is heaven. Heavenly goodness wrapped in a little bit of fat and smokey juicyness). Wait, what was I saying again? Man I could go for some juicy bacon right about now. Oh right, wait. Not being much of “pork lovers” the Tonkatsu in Yabu definitely changed our minds. We are now rethinking our love and appreciation for pork (but bacon will forever be my first love).

Career ang pag crush!
Hello from a little piglet!
So full from our delicious late lunch, we decided to walk around the mall for a bit. We went shopping and got lost exploring the huge stores around us (Hey they didn’t call it the “Mall of Asia” for nothing!). Then, the next part of our adventure day happened. I was treated to my reward for being the best and most awesomest girlfriend ever accompanying Bubs to the museum- ICE FREAKING SKATING. Yay!

Since I was little I was so in love with Michelle Kwan. I would watch her on TV with my dad and immediately after her performance I would put on a pair of socks and slide around the room in my big pambahay shirt and cartoon panty care of the Greenhills tiangge pretending to be her complete with stunts (by “stunts” I actually mean I would jump up every once in a while- Yehes! Dare devil!) and a grand bow at the end (my dad would clap after my performances- thank you Dad for keeping my dream alive). So you can just imagine my excitement when I saw the skating rink in which all my little girl dreams would come true.
Doesn't his face just scream with excitement? Haha
My boyfriend (who may not be my boyfriend after I share this story) even told me about the time when he was in the 2nd grade and as a reward for being Top 5 in his class (yehes naman, talino mo idol!) his mom asked him what he wanted and he said what every 2nd grade boy would want- to go ice skating! (I really, truly believe deep down in my heart that he is now my soulmate for all time) So they headed off to Megamall and went “ice skating.” I say “ice skating” with the quotation marks because as per the Bubster, he never let go of the rail. He held on and just hung around the rink while everyone else was skating and enjoying. He still says that despite that, it was once of the best experiences of his life (again, I truly believe he is my soulmate now). And now, here we were, about to get our skate on.
What a poser!
I may have screamed a few colorful words during this moment
I’ll be honest with you- I was confident. I used to roller skate every time my family and I would go up to Baguio when I was little and in college I was hooked on longboarding- I thought I had it in the bag. But boy was I wrong. We put on our skates and headed out on the rink. We decided to hold on to the sides of the rink “just for a bit” as we made our way to the center of the icy floor. There were no rails which super angered my boyfriend since he couldn’t hold on properly concerned my boyfriend for the safety of the other kids (he’s such a sweetheart) and made it even harder for us to hold on. In the end, we spent over an hour in the rink… JUST HOLDING ON TO THE SIDES.
That child behind me kept trying not to laugh
Is this the proper form?
We would try to skate a bit but the moment we would lose even just a little bit of balance, we would immediately hold back on to the sides. It was sad. Oh so very sad. Little children were laughing at us trying to help us but being the brave souls we were, we just couldn’t let go. Although I will give credit to Bubs, he would let go and skate a few feet away (and then immediately hold on to the side again) and I would have a mini heart attack each time. Why you ask? Well, think of it this way:
  1.  He’s 6”4 and was in coral pants. Can you imagine a 6”4 man in CORAL PANTS falling right smack in the middle of an ice skating rink?
  2. He’s very vocal. When he would slip even just a little he’d make a low and loud sound of panic like “ACK!” so I was only anticipating what he would say or how LOUD he would say it if he actually fell.
  3. There were little kids everywhere. Little kids that didn’t even reach his waist. Imagine if he fell on one of them?! And in his coral pants?!
  4. He’s playing for a semi-professional basketball team that’s #1 in the standings so far. Imagine if he fell and injured himself? Can you imagine what I would have to say to his coaches?! “I’m sorry Nico is injured- we went ice skating and well, he slipped and fell.” BANG! You are now cordially invited to Karla Aguas’ funeral. It is a closed casket funeral because Karla has been shot in the head for taking her boyfriend out ice skating.
  5. He was in coral pants. Coral pants.
Watcha doin' baby? The robot?
Curse you Michelle Kwan!
And so ends our adventure day. I know this was a rather long entry but I really had to share this experience with all of you. I get tweets, emails and messages on my Tumblr (ako na ang popular okay. Ako na!) about how my boyfriend and I “keep the spark alive” in our relationship (we’re going on 2 years this February. Hooray! Champagne for everyone!) and the answer is very simple- we keep ourselves open to new adventures and experiences, together. We spice things up by making it a point to try something new TOGETHER. From a new restaurant to a theme park, a road trip to a “get lost” day, we make sure to make new memories as a couple. You see, this is one of life’s simplest and most awesome joys- spending a day with someone you love.

It doesn’t even have to be a boyfriend or a girlfriend- it can be your best friend, your mom or dad, sister or brother, office mate, ka-chat sa YM (yihee uyyy ASL? Haha) just as long as you enjoy the day together.

I hope you enjoyed this entry and I hope it makes you think about spending a day with someone special. Try going ice skating or visit a museum like what we did. I promise you that as long as you can make new memories together, your relationship will never be boring. J


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  1. I fell in love with this ate Karla ♥ I will definitely try spending a day with someone I love. Thank you for this! :)

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  2. That must have been really fun! went to the museum last sem break with a certain special someone too, and I'm surprised you were able to look around both buildings... but then, certain special someone can be nerdy at times (always, actually, haha), so imagine what a field day he had then :))


    Oh and Ice Skating! As friendly to figure skaters it is to not have rails to hold on to, it really isnt good for a public rink. haha. And their rentals arent good either. :( I cannot ever let go of the figure skates I have (I stopped skating when the megamall rink closed, because MOA's simply too far) because I can never imagine ever going back to those rentals ever again. :)) Never the less, I'm glad you both had fun! =)

    Awesome new blog, Karla! :)

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    1. Our feet were actually hurting from the skates, the sizing is weird but we kept at it thinking we'd get better Haha!!! Thank you so much Liya! I'm hoping I'll be as good as Michelle Kwan by the end of the year (HAHAHA CHOZ) :)

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    2. haha! Isn't it so fun to assume skating is that easy? hahaha. Kudos to the figure skaters who make it look easier than it really is. :))


      And happy 2nd Anniversary to you and Nico :) You guys are such an inspiration to lovers, haha! when I find love like you have with Nico, I'll be a very happy woman. haha! (there's like that! :)) ) You guys are the sweetest couple ever! :))

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  3. You guys are sooo sweet! I literally kicked the nearest chair because i was sooo kilig! congrats on your 2nd anniv. keep it strong guys! :))

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    1. Hoy kawawa naman yung chair!!! Sana naman our "love" (yehessss naman, LOVE pa eh noh?) doesn't cause you to become violent! Haha kidding kidding :) Aww thank you!!!

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  4. I don't think you're allowed to take pictures at the National Museum especially the Spoliarium, but cuddos for not getting caught. Hahaha

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    1. People were taking pictures all over with legit cameras so we took pictures as well. Oops then, at least we're encouraging people to go Haha!

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  5. I was smiling while reading this. I'm glad to hear Kuya Nico's coral pants are still safe! Will definitely do this with someone special someday. Can't wait for your V-Day entry Ate Karls (hoping there's going to be one)! Oh and happy two years! :) Here's to more kilig moments for you and Kuya Nico. :))

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    1. CORAL PANTS FOR THE WIN!!! Nyahaha :P Aww thanks for the idea! I'll try my best to make a Valentine's Day entry then Hihi :)

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  6. I swear you guys are the CUTEST. COUPLE. EVER. ♥ and this blog entry's the best thing I've read today. Loved the "ice skating" part, because he's 6"4 and he was in CORAL PANTS. Hahaha! Looking forward for your next posts ate Karla! Thumbs upppp! :)

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    1. Aww thank you! I'm glad this post cheered you up! Thanks again for reading!!! :):):)

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  7. I tried ice skating (also in MOA) only once because I fell (right in the middle) on rink. I was soooo embarrassed! Thank God I'm not wearing coral pants. :(: LOL. But it's soooo fun. I want to try it again some time. :)

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    1. Yes!!! That's the BEST attitude to have! It's not about how you fall, it's about how you GET BACK UP! (Ano daw?! Philosophical na si ate! Haha) but it's true. I hope to go back soon so I can try it again as well! :)

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  8. Hi ms. Karla! Just wanna know what blush on and lipstick do you use in your photos? Thanks. Godbless you both! <3

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    1. Hi dear! Well for this look I didn't use any lipstick but for my blush I used a combination- VS Diamonds After Dark blush & highlighter in "All That Glimmers" and MAC Blush in "Pink Swoon" :)

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  9. Loved the long list of your mini heart attack experience :)) enjoyed reading this entry! :) purely happiness <3

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    1. Thanks Monique! I had fun listing it down cause that's really how I felt Haha! I'm glad the entry made you laugh :)

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    2. Waiting for his video of his sarah g live tv appearance! Haha wasnt able to watch it last sunday eh :)) by the way i hope you remember me, i was the one who asked for your photo during the pccl game championship! U were very kind and even hugged me! Haha sorry for being such a fan girl right now! :))

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  10. It's inspiring to see a couple that's been together for how many years can date as if it's their first. Lucky you, Ate Karla and Kuya Nico for finding each other! ♡

    PS: Thing na thing po kayo! Hihi :P

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    1. Thank you. We really make it a point to have adventures and I'm happy and thankful to God that our love only grows by the day (yes, there's like that! Haha) Thanks for reading! :)

      P.S. Thing na thing na kami? Dahil BAGAY kami? Nyahaha >:P

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    2. Thanks for sharing this blog and inspiring us. And yep yep yep! "THING NA THING" kayo, as in "BAGAY NA BAGAY" kayo! Hihi! God bless you and your relationship! Mua!

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  11. I love how you made fun of Nico's CORAL PANTS. I don't think I'll ever look at someone wearing one and not think of Nico Salva. Hahaha! And I love reading stories about couples who are managing to keep the spark alive as time passes by. They are very rare nowadays. I admire you and Nico talaga when it comes to that. :)

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    1. His coral pants are gaining a following almost as big as his fan base na! And he and his pants only have ME to thank Nyahaha :P Thank you so much, it really does mean a lot to know that people appreciate our weirdness! :)

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  12. WOW! So sweeeeeeet nyo talaga ni idol. Bestfriend ang turingan pero WAGAS kung magmahalan..happy 2 years sa inyo ni idol. Best couple ever. Ano nga pala date ng anniv.nyo? Hehe ♥

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  13. Ang sweet nyo naman :) Nakakakilig talaga. Tsaka ang haba ng entry na 'to pero enjoy basahin :)

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    1. I'm glad it was a fun read. I really do talk/write a lot... I'm so madaldal eh! Haha :)

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  14. TOO CUTE!!!!!!!! Love you Both! My inspiration! :)

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    1. Thank you Marla! :) Hope you like the other entries, too!

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  15. You're still my favorite blogger (hence, the blog url haha)!!!! I've visited and read several other blogs but yours really stood out!! And of course this is my favorite post!! <3333

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  16. Kilig to the bones lang, mga bes! Ang comedy ng dalawang 'to, para akong nagbabasa ng comedy genre sa Wattpad. Hahaha. Much love to you, Ate Karla and Kuya Nico. <3 I ship you both since my college days and I won't stop until I hear wedding bells for the two of you.

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Thanks for reading my entry! I hope you enjoyed it. :)