For Holy Week this year, we stayed home even though the rest of the family went to Boracay. Not only am I pregnant, we have to attend a wedding on Black Saturday where my husband, daughter and I are part of the entourage.
But I did not want that to keep on staying home. My feet were getting itchy so I made sure that we had something to do every day. Hehehe If not for me, it was for my daughter, as I did not want her spending the holidays at home where she always is.
Holy Wednesday. My brother and his girlfriend arrived from Manila and so we took them to The Ruins in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. While there, my husband and daughter played mini golf to the little one’s delight. After our afternoon there, we proceeded to Tokyo Bubble Tea at Robinsons City Walk for our lovely Japanese dinner.
Maundy Thursday. It was rehearsal time for the Saturday wedding we were involved so we went to the venue—a residence in Silay City surrounded by fish ponds. But it was not ordinary place. The entire area was inspired by Balinese architecture, so the rehearsal was like a field trip for our family and friends. The couple provided snacks and it was a wonderful time.
Good Friday. My brother had a photography stint with my friend’s family (which I arranged) and we agreed to do it at the new resort in Talisay City called Campuestohan Highlands. We went swimming, sightseeing, and of course, we took a lot of pictures! The place was rather cool because this was already a high place, but because this is summer, we still had scorching heat from lunchtime till early afternoon. But it was a lovely, fulfilling day with family and friends.
Black Saturday. It was the big day at the punong (fish pond) in Silay City. It was a great event where family and good friends were gathered. The venue was just very scenic. And with everyone dressed their best, it was just a lovely sight to behold. We shared good food and enjoyed the natural beauty around us. It was still like having a vacation. And most of all, we got to share in the happiness of the couple who are our good friends.
Easter Sunday. We spent the morning and early afternoon fixing my brother’s flight with Seair (Read the story: Tiger Airways–Who is Going to Pay?) at my parents’ house in the suburbs and in the afternoon, we attended a birthday party at Sta. Fe Resort. I would have wanted for Dindin to go swimming but after several days of the pools jam-packed with people, the water look like it was pumped from a rusty deep well. LOL Fearing that Dindin might just develop rashes from the dirty, we let go of the swimming and instead just let her play at their mini park.
It doesn’t matter where you go as long as you are with your family. You can travel far or just take advantage of nearby places for a staycation and still have the time of your lives.
Note: By the way, up until now, there is no word from Tiger Airways or Seair regarding our problem with them. Their service really sucks. All they want is money. They don’t care about their passengers at all. But thanks to their attitude, they will not have frequent flyers in us. No way, Jose!