3.23.2017

Pangasinan and La Union {photo diary}

Driving north to La Union and Pangasinan is easier now with the North Luzon Express way expansion. What took 4 hours to go to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary Manaog only too 2.5 hours or so.

The children loved the breeze up the mountain. They ran around. It was not as humid up there.

 

  
Here's the Our Lady of Rosary of Manaoag with baby Jesus
We went to Mass at 9a, ate breakfast, got some souvenirs.... then headed north.


  

  


We did not get to swim that day but saw a beautiful sunset. It's so relaxing watching the waves reach the beach over and over. Lucy was not excited {see video below} because I just took her straight to the water. no acclimating at all.


Here's Sebastian jetlagged and woke up at 3:30a asking for food.







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3.21.2017

photo diary {Guagua, Pampanga}

We continue my Philippines photo diary.
-- surviving a 16-hour flight with a preschooler and toddler, here
-- day trip to Baguio City, here 


day 1-2 were spent re-acclimating (or not!) to the weather and country. we went to the flea market Wednesday morning. we found flip flops for the girls and boys. I also got curtains for the new house. I did not take any photos or videos because it was crowded. I was worried about the pickpocketers.

We then had lunch at Luring's BBQ. yummy, yummy place. It was already there when I was in highschool and it was still there 20 years later. I love that place. The food has not changed. everything was delicious.


The next day, we ran errands to town again (where I went to school).... The plaza (centrally located park) had a nice addition:

  
 

Video of our trip to the town center



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3.12.2017

bumping with GG and house update {my Sunday best}


Saint Laurent flats, via eBay
Gucci marmont flap bag


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It's time for Sunday Best, more  iphone photos next to the door and wall socket. I love our new house. But I haven't found a good outfit background wall yet. There are bare walls everywhere. Problem is there's always an annoying socket visible in the picture.
Now that it's brighter later at night, I will be using more natural light and outside backdrop -- which I prefer. 
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3.09.2017

Day trip to Baguio {a giveaway!}

 
  
 
 
 The travel photo diary continues.

We went to a 3 day car trip to northern Luzon. My hometown is in the big island Luzon. The northernmost part of Luzon I have ever been was Vigan City (post to come). On our way back down, we stopped by Baguio City.

Baguio City is called the summer capital of the Philippines. It's a city on a plateau (up in the mountains). Temps dipped down to the high 50s low 60s. That feels good in the Philippines.

we went shopping for treats, veggies and fruit. We also stopped by Burnham Park. It was very crowded because it was a Sunday. Baguio city, I heard, is pretty crowded now no matter what day. But weekends are the worst... and unfortunately, not as clean as I remember.
 
  
 
 ^look at all the veggies!
 
Glad we stopped by the scenic lookout.
That's the Baguio City I remember as I child. The view, the mountains, all so green and clean.  

 
 
  
^ manmade pond at Burham Park 
 
 
 

 
^fresh fruits for sale



Reason for going out of order on my travel diary is this GIVEAWAY!!!
I thank my friend and colleague, Noelle for sponsoring this giveaway. She is giving away a Carly dress (one I am wearing above). I chose this dress because it's comfy during pregnancy. Perk -- it is nonmaternity! So I can still wear it postpartum.


Enter the rafflecopter below.You have until midnight March 16th to enter. Spread the word.  I hope you win.



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