Philippines 2012: Day 4

April 2, 2012

So obvi­ous­ly, Day 3 was the post about the reunion, even though it’s not titled in sequence with these ones. Hehe! The reunion was a blast and I was tru­ly priv­i­leged to have been asked to fly all the way from Toron­to to cap­ture this reunion.

And now, this is Day 4. I woke up at 5:00am to go to the 6:00pm mass at Sta. Catali­na of Alexan­dria Church, just walk­ing dis­tance from where we were stay­ing. What was beau­ti­ful about going so ear­ly was that we walked in the dark to get there but as mass had end­ed, and feel­ing refreshed from the inspir­ing homi­ly, the sun was just peak­ing out above the palm trees reveal­ing the rest of His cre­ation around the town!

Final­ly, all rest­ed up, we went back to the restau­rant where the main event was held the pre­vi­ous day, for ANOTHER reunion. This time, my father was able to reunite with school­mates from his grade school “Class of ‘59”. While he was catch­ing up with his friends, I was ecsta­t­ic to reunite with rel­a­tives on my mother’s side.

My father and his sib­lings have a timeshare/villa in a resort named Fontana Leisure Parks & Hotel, where we went to after lunch and were plan­ning to stay there for a cou­ple of nights. This, final­ly, was my time for some R&R (rest and relaxation)…but of course, I was still busy cap­tur­ing where I R&R’d and how I R&R’d. But all in all, I did get my rest and had prepped up for a round of golf the next day which was fore-cast­ed to be real­ly hot.

Had I men­tioned how good the food was on this trip, yet??

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…it’s all about the tri­cy­cles!…
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…my aunt’s oth­er dog “Bog­a­rt”…
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