Okaaaay. So I’m super late in this kind of post.. There’s a LOT that had happened the past weeks (or month?). It’s June now– start of classes for students, rainy season (or is that storm and flood??). But my summer this year is memorable. Thank You Lord! :D
March 9, 2013 — Baluarte, Ilocos Sur
Entrance is free. Hmm, well, we didn’t have much pictures, especially in interesting places here (like the Butterfly Farm [closed at that time], Live Pet Show..). I think it’s better to go here during peak season (April – May). There’s not much tourists around when we went there (eh kasi hapon na rin nun nung pumunta kami haha).
Official website of Baluarte: http://chavitsingson.net/baluarte/
So this is the map of upper Luzon.. Yung red line, well hindi talaga yan *halos* yung dinaanan namin, haha. Pero pataas yan… (sa next blog yung sa Pagudpud, and Pagudpud is located at the uppermost part of Luzon)
Bago pa mag-summer officially ay nauna na kaming magSummer vacation, haha. Syempre, inunahan na namin ang mas matinding init. Madalas pag summer ay swimming, so swimming – check! Pero saan? Sabi ko sa kanila sawa na ko sa swimming pool, so beach/dagat – check! And ayoko na sa central Luzon (Bulacan, Laguna, Quezon, etc) kasi madalas na kami dun (dahil mas malapit). Kaya nagplano kami na yung mas malayo-layo naman sa kabihasnan (at sobrang layo nga talaga hahaha). And so we went into a trip last March to the Ilocos region for 3 days: first was in Vigan, Ilocos Sur (I still have our itinerary (or just a printed list of hotels and inns, and famous spots in Ilocos :D). Continue reading
No, I’m not endorsing the above product, pero natutuwa lang ako sa bagong commercial na yan dito sa’min. Nagpapakita kasi ito ng genuine Filipino spirit, na sa kabila ng lahat ng mga nangyari, ay marami pa rin tayong dapat ipagpasalamat, hence the final quote of the ad. Sa kabila ng lahat ng mga nangyari sa buhay natin lalo na sa taong ito (sa dami ba namang bagyo’t baha’t habagat na dumaan…!), mas marami pa rin tayong na-receive na pagpapala (blessings) galing kay Lord.
I can say this year has been good to me. Well, depends on how good it has brought me, but all in all, we must always reflect on God’s unchanging nature throughout the changing times and seasons– His undying love, unlimited grace and compassion, and never-ending faithfulness. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever! (Hebrews 13:8) =D
For every news of violence in the world…
there are 146 Filipinos giving greetings of peace.
For every “it’s complicated”…
9 are “in a relationship.”
For every neighborhood dispute…
hundreds of Noche Buenas will be shared.
Though some families are separated…
thousands will swear to stay together through hardship and happiness.
No matter how many storms hit us…
Millions of people will bring hope
and we will never run out of people that share happiness.
Despite everything, there are still more reasons for us to be thankful.
Parang kailan lang, December na ulit… CHRISTMAS. It’s more fun in the Philippines! Kahit anumang nangyari sa mga nakalipas na buwan, masarap pa ring maging Pinoy! =D