Why Visit Manila?

Ancient buildings, diverse religions and fragrant foods are just some of the things you can expect to find in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The city is home to significant iconic landmarks and is rich in history, as well as providing shopping and traditional dining experiences. You can expect to find pleasant and warm weather here, with the annual temperature averaging 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

If you are looking for adventure and excitement, the Feast of the Black Nazarene is a huge annual event held every January. Each year, it attracts millions of followers who barefoot, carry a dark colored wooden, life sized model of Jesus Christ through the streets, in imitation of Jesus on his way to Mount Calvary. It is a busy and hectic celebration so there is nothing like finding a peaceful and traditional restaurant to relax and have dinner in afterwards, or go back to your hotel room to play PartyCasino.it on your laptop and read some tourist book guides.

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Shopping Ban = Fail

My efforts to not shop until December 1 was a big fail. I rang the shopping alarm last Friday when I took a leave from work to finish some errands. I happened to pass through the Landmark Department Store in Makati and it instantly became the venue of the crime. What made the matter worse was the fact that I was with my mother that time. We actually shopped together!

One can never say no to a smart, funny, loving, caring and persuasive mother. Or so I found out. It was just impossible not to give in to the wonderful things my mom was saying about those clothes and accessories. It was like she custom-made all of those items for me and what I only needed to do was buy and take them home. So off the good daughter approached the payment counter and bought them all. She even paid for the stuff her mom wanted for herself. Haha.

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A Mini-Reunion

It’s sad that in our little clan, we only get to see everybody during two occasions: weddings and funerals. My aunt (on my father’s side) died of heart attack yesterday morning. Along with the fiancee, my parents and my brother D, I visited her wake in Loyola Commonwealth last night. Her remains are gonna stay there for two days before being transported to Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija for the burial.

At the wake, I saw a lot of my relatives whom I had not seen for so long. We chatted the night away sharing family stories and reminiscing old times. I felt good and relaxed. I wish we could meet up more often. I understand that we’re all leading busy lives. But still, we should make time for small gatherings and reunions. Life is too short and unsure that making the most of these events are a must.

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Goodbye, Tita Lolit!

Another sad news has arrived. My aunt, who is my father’s older sister, died of heart attack yesterday. It was a swift death, and somehow I am thankful. She was a good person, and I’d like to think God didn’t want her to suffer long.

I am reminded of the few occasions I shared with her. She was always with a beaming smile. She would always ask about my well-being and I would always tell her that I was just fine. Though we’ve never had any serious conversation, I knew in my heart that she cared for me.

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Weekend Stories: It’s All Good

Last weekend was quite hectic but super fun. On Saturday, I did a special assignment in the office in the morning before attending the much-anticipated Blogapalooza event at Fully Booked Boni High in the afternoon. The former made me a bit tired but good thing the later brought back my energy with its festive atmosphere and cool surprises. Plus, I got to see a lot of my old and new blogger friends again.

When dinnertime came, I met up with the fiancee and we enjoyed Filipino food. Saturday was also the eve of our monthsary and so we stayed at this awesome hotel that lay in the heart of Manila. We wanted to jog the next morning (Sunday) but we weren’t able to do so because we woke up late. To make up for this, we decided to walk our way to our respective houses after checking out of the hotel.

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