A Birthday in Merlion Country

June is one of my favorite months- Father’s Day and my birthday almost always coincide on the same day or one after the other.  This year, it’s half the happiness.  My father died last year and celebrating the holiday without him just did not seem right.  So, my sister and I, together with our mom, decided to visit Singapore, where we were supposed to go with my Dad last year.  It was also a birthday gift from my travel buddy, hehehe.

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Valentine’s Day, South of Manila

Jump shot!

I spent my Valentine’s Day vacationing with my siblings and nieces in Palawan.  This is my third time to visit Puerto Princesa but the only time that I will finally get to visit most of the tourist places.  My first two visits were work-related- checking out Road n Trip studio when we were doing “Urduja,” then setting up their scanning system.

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Going Home (Batanes, Part 8)

Day 8 – Our Last Day!

The day we go back to reality. Sigh…

I was up by 4:30am. Our flight was at 8:10am but had to bring our entire luggage to the airport by 6am. This is so we can have our “extra” bags taken in, since it can be left behind when the full cargo weight has been reached. Lito loaded our bags in the jeep and Jun and I hopped in to the airport.

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Lively Lunch, Subtle Dinner (Batanes, Part 7)

Day 7 – Friday

I still woke early, 5am. What is it with this place?

It was our last day in Batanes. We had a scheduled luncheon at Uncle Dick’s house in Ivana so we made sure our bags were ready for the transfer to Basco. After Nessie and Lisa went through the basket, all the remaining shells were given to Linda. We paid for the house and waited for our ride.

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Last Night at Mahatao (Batanes, Part 6)

Day 6 – Thursday

Nothing has been scheduled today so Nessie and I decided to visit Lola Pepay in Uyugan again. Jun and Lisa stayed to do some laundry. With Linda, we waited for a jeep. After an hour with no transportation going to the south, we opted to go to Linda’s place instead and chilled out. We then brought lunch back to the house and ate there.

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