10 Awesome Things to Do During the Weekend

Tired from a week of endless schoolwork and tempted to sleep through your weekend? We show you fun alternatives to your bed.
by Honey Albiso   |  Aug 10, 2011
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You've probably spent the entire school week poring over books and pulling all-nighters.  Come Friday night, all you want to do is dive into your bed and sleep like Monday’s never coming back. But as much as you have to take that well-deserved rest, it's no legit reason to forget the outside world and miss out on all the fun the weekends bring. Here are ten awesome things you can do!

  1. Re-read your favorite childhood book. Your bookshelf is probably filled with young adult and chic lit novels now. But behind those reads rests that old, dusty book that got you into reading. Allow nostalgia to come over you as you turn to your favorite novel's first page and revisit the world you first stepped into years ago. You’re sure to discover something you already forgot or didn't even know!
  2. Learn to cook something new. Don’t limit your cooking know-how to scrambled eggs and fried hotdogs. Ask your mom to teach you how to cook your favorite pork sinigang or chicken adobo. Come dinner time, surprise yourself and the whole family with your new gastronomic specialty.
  3. Go jogging, bike riding, or roller skating. Yes, we already know that your Wii helps you perform "some exercises," but nothing truly ever beats the real thing! Put on your helmet, knee guards, and exercise clothes then head on to the village park for some much-needed adrenaline rush. You won’t just love the feeling, your body will also love you for it.
  4. Treat your parents to lunch. Like you, your mom and dad had a tiring week at work. Instead of going out with your friends to catch the latest movie, why don’t you invite your parents to spend some time with you? Bring them to their favorite restaurant and order their favorite dish. Have a conversation with the 'rents and you'll surely be surprised at the things you didn’t know about them!
  5. Get creative and make a collage. Grab your leftover index cards from the start of the school year (the ones you submit to your professors with your name and 1x1 photo) and release your artistic side. Create memoirs out of scrap paper, ribbons, and old photos. You can stick these on your bedroom wall to remind you of the fun times.
  6. Write a list of all the things you want to achieve. If you want to be a novelist, write it down. If you want to have your picture taken with the Eiffel Tower, write it down. Someone once said: "Goals that are not written down are just wishes." Believe in the power of written words and make it a point to read your list once in a while to remind yourself of what you want to accomplish. It’s such a nice feeling to finally cross something off a list. Do this and you'll be inspired to face Monday!
  7. Make a music video. Step up from the usual singing-in-front-of-the-webcam uploads and make a real music vid. All you need is a camera with a video recording feature and some cool directing skills. Ask your friends to act for you or you can be the star yourself! Upload your video on YouTube and tweet the link to the original singer of your chosen song. You might not just get a reply, you might also be discovered!
  8. Draw a self-portrait. Who says only artists can draw? Unleash your inner Picasso and make your most important artwork yet – what else?– your portrait! Give your camera a rest and take out all of your drawing tools. You don’t need to learn about contours, shading and whatnot just yet. You just have to make your masterpiece decent enough so that your audience *cough*friends*cough* will be in awe as they "view" your work of art.
  9. Have a picnic at the local park. These days, most teens are into technology that they become inseparable from their gadgets. Have a temporary divorce with your cellphone and spend some quality time with your friends at the local park where you can just relax and admire the beauty of nature. Bond over board games and exciting conversations. To enjoy it more, veer away from distractions by making it a gadget-free afternoon.
  10. Set up a tent in your backyard and go "camping." You don't need to go somewhere else for a fun-filled adventure because you can actually find one in your own home! Invite your closest friends for a slumber party in your backyard and make the experience more authentic by not allowing anyone to go inside the house once everything had been set up. Just make sure to bring a pack of Cream-O Cakewich to share with your friends and you'll all be happy campers!
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