Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Iloilo Day 4 & 5

November 1 was the most hectic day of our lives.

It was the first time for me (yes, it is) to go to a cemetery. So I never experienced the traffic and the heat. Until Nov. 1, that is.

We went first on my dad's side and spent some quiet moments there. After which, we went to a pasalubong store and lugged off almost 3 boxes full of goodies for our friends here in Manila. We ate lunch at Nes and Tats (simply because they were the only ones open during that time, and mind you, the shops close because it's Nov. 1 except for SM and Robinsons of course). After eating, off we went to my cousins' place in Juntado and another subdivision which I forgot.

When we went there, we saw how Typhoon Frank damaged their house. Most of their furnitures and appliances were destroyed, and now all their things are elevated, if not relocated in the second floor of their house. I forgot to take a picture of the marks made by the water and mud combined. After visiting them, we went to the outskirts of the city and visited the next memorial, spent time with them and eventually went home, exhausted.

November 2 was the last day. We had a reunion with my mom's side of the family at Breakthrough restaurant where all fresh seafoods were served and so yummy! I got to see all my cousins and their children. Looking at my cousins and their children made me realize, hey, I am getting old. We have a new set of generation (you could check the pictures at my multiply site). We paid a bill of Php6k - take note, we are all 31 people. Unbelievable, ain't it? Pag sa Manila ka, 31 pax at 6k is not enough!

After lunch we went back to the house and started packing up. Manong B picked us up at around 5 and bought us to the airport. We checked in early and hang out in one of their coffee shops which was well-known in Iloilo. You would really see the difference in terms of prices in Iloilo and Manila especially airport food rates.

Finally, the plane came in and after an hour, we are home.

So there! I finished my Iloilo trip. In a few days, hubby and I will be in Baguio. Another entry to fill up!