There are two CHOZ reasons *Choz because it's arte arte lang! HAHAHA* why I failed to write something about our Ilocos Getaway ASAP: (1) There are about hundreds of perfectly captured photos during our three-day trip, that I can't seem to choose what to post here in my little space and; (2) I find
a little bit of fluffiness in my photos therein so I promised myself that I will only share these once I get back into shape (Nakkks! Motivation! #SlimmerNowForReals #Feeler #FeelingeraLang Hahaha! #ButSeriously:>) Wangkig kaayo ko sauna man gyud!!! (Trans:I was INSANELY thin before.) So I was really amazed when I gained weight, hence the full figure. But please don't get me wrong. I have nothing against girls with fuller figures---I honestly admire those who manage to carry themselves in their own, awesome ways. I think we just purely have different preferences as to how we want to see ourselves in front of the mirror and personally, I prefer to be slimmer because I don't really stand tall. :)
Let's go back to business and talk about our trip, yes? Hahaha! Can you just imagine how excited I was to finally visit the northern part of the Philippines?! How much more if I get to travel the world, eh? Mabawg kalipay na bata!!!
To the North. Last May, I went to Ilocos with my incredibly awesome ex-clustermates in Makati! It was a sort of reward for ourselves after a very
tiring challenging busy season! Wait, tiring?!!!! Of course, not! #J3j3j3jujujujajaja But on a serious note, I just wanted to say thank you to my SGV-Makati family for giving me a very wonderful time while I was trying to seize great opportunities far away from home. :'>
Moving on @#$% Asdfghjkl platters of foods when we arrived at Sir AZ's place in Narvacan! My insides were throbbing out of joy when I saw lots of fruits nomnoms. We're very very grateful to Sir AZ's family for preparing such sumptuous breakfast in their equally fantastic place! Sir AZ is one of our managers, anyway!
I chose to eat fruits over some other dishes!!!
So this is where we ate our breakfast. Good food + chitchats with great friends = PERFECTION!!!
Then we freshened up for our next stops---the ala field trip getaway! But before I move to the next photos, meet Diane and Steph! They're my sibs in Makats! What about lurve,
Bebe Girls Powerpuff Girls?! HAHAHA
We went to President Ferdinand Marcos' place and would you believe, I saw him peacefully lying in his glass-coffin? It was also good to note tidbits of the Philippine's History as we tried to read and observe anything related or whatsoever to the late President Marcos. Educational!!! I was impressed with his life story, per se.
Look at my batchmates in SGV! James, Diane, Steph and Ralph. Dessa and Mark, where art thou?!!! Why you no show?!
Steph and Shola would like to thank Mr. James Patrick Abarca for taking the following photo! Oh, the perks of having a photographer friend slash imba auditor! We love you, James. Thanks for being so patient and understanding to your oh-so-vain friends! Bwahaha!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, you're now looking at the magnificent Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte. The Church of San Augustine is truly spectacular. So don't you miss visiting this place if you happen to wander in the northern part of the Philippines!
We also visited the so-called Malacanang of the North! It's one of the most significant landmarks in Ilocos. Don't you worry because someone's gonna share a brief background of the place before you get to have the chance of exploring it!!! Now if you're someone as eager as me, you'll definitely have lots of "Ah, that's why!" lines. "Ah, kaya pala!"---Yes, like this. HAHAHA
The Malacanang of the North was the official residence of the Marcos Family. It was built near the Paoay Lake ahhhck please look at the following view! So lovely! *u*
That rounds up our Day 1!!! Hoping that I can share to you our Days 2 and 3 experiences when I feel like blogging again! HAHAHA In the mean time, I'm looking forward to seeing my clustermates in Makati before the month of September ends! See you, guys!!! :)
Photo Credits to James Abarca and Dave Bobadilla. Thanks, mga Sir! :)