Last Sunday, my husband and I decided to have a little picnic for our Sunday brunch!
Thank heavens for the slight drizzle, cause the heat was somehow bearable.
Daday, our household genius, prepared Spinach with herbs & Kesong Puti Omelette for us + Middle Eastern Salad and Bread with butter.
Had some wine, too, though I’m certainly not a wine connoisseur, so I’m quite sure there were better wines to match our meal (where do I learn this in Manila anyway?)
We had a lovely date by the pool while planning our upcoming trip.
A lot of people are strapped with the idea that to make the perfect date, you have to spend on expensive restaurants or travel to exotic destinations, but sometimes, the best dates are those unplanned and don’t need a lot of spending.
After all, when you’re with your perfect match, the conversation and the laughter would be all that matters.
So that’s my travel tip for the day – Do not limit yourself to places in guide books! Go and explore your background and be creative! Nothing beats the feeling of making something out of nothing. In Italian, they have a phrase for it: l’arte d’arrangiarsi – the art of making something out of nothing. So the next time you’re running out of cash, something as small as a little picnic at a park or your garden with lots of meaningful conversation, laughter, and happy thoughts will more than do. 😉
PS: You can do this during your trips, too. A picnic by the Eiffel Tower, they say, is one of the best experiences. We did something like this while watching a movie at the Hollywood Cemetery in Los Angeles, too. We also did it in certain parts of the country, even to nearby UP Diliman. The best part is, you can do it anywhere, and while some have minimal fees, most areas may be used for free!:)