Hey readers! As I said on my last post that I’ll be free to blog again on the last week of May, here it is. I’m back! So I’ll start the talking. Last April 11-17 I went to my father’s relatives on Meycauayan, Bulacan. It was actually my first time to spend a week-long vacation without my mom, aunt and sister because they are my usual companions when I travel far. If you’re wondering why I didn’t mention my dad, he’s in abroad and he only go home for vacation after every 2 years. So let’s move forward. At first I don’t really know if I should go with them or not simply because I don’t have someone who will accompany me to go to Cubao where I will be waiting for my relatives to pick me up. But there’s no turning back because I already told my cousin that I’m in. I’ll go join them. So without full knowledge about commuting around Manila, I went there alone. Yes. You read it right. I am just 16 years old and I survived commuting from Calamba, Laguna to Cubao without any companion. I only have Google Maps with me that time. I am really nervous because I’m a bit pessimist when I’m commuting. Luckily, nothing bad happened. I showed up at our meeting place safe and sound. I arrived there at approximately 9:10 in the morning and I waited for them for 1 hour. After they picked me up we went to Jollibee to eat lunch then went straight to my aunt’s condo unit. Then we decided to swim for a bit since it’s really hot that time. We forgot to take selfies so here’s some of the photos I took.
At the afternoon we went home in Meycauayan. At the next day, Apr 12, it’s just a normal day, I talked to my closest cousin the whole day. The night came and we were just informed that tomorrow (Apr 13) morning we were expected to leave and go to Pangasinan for my aunt’s car blessing then proceed to La Union afterwards. So after hearing that announcement, we fixed all the things we needed to bring for our 3 day stay in La Union.
Captured while traveling to Pangasinan. Credits to Ate Dan.
We reached the Our Lady of Manaoag Church at 9 am in the morning. We were lucky because we arrived just in the moment when the priests were already blessing the cars in there. After the blessing we proceed to La Union but we stopped for a bit just to eat breakfast at the side of the road. Then off we go. While we were on the way to La Union we were welcomed by the heavy traffic. We arrived in La Union at 3 PM. Yes, 3 PM. Some of us haven’t eaten lunch. Thanks to our uncle for driving through Jollibee so we didn’t starve ourselves. Upon arriving at our relative’s house, we played UNO. The loser will get a lipstick stain in the face. So here’s the results.
Hi Ate Dan!
I’m lucky because I didn’t lose 2 times. (From left to right; Ate Dan, Ekong (the one who’s wearing a rash guard), Me (wearing the green t-shirt), and Aying) Credits to Ate Dan.
After playing, we decided to hit the beach. It was already 5 PM that time. Look how beautiful La Union sunset is.
Of course it wouldn’t been complete without a photo of me at the beach.
We just swam ourselves through the whole afternoon and waited for the sun to go down. On the next day, we visited the beach again. I’m amazed because the waves were so big. Mind you, it was only 9 AM that time.
In the afternoon, we found ourselves bored again so we went to the beach front.
And that’s me admiring the whole view.
At night, they decided to have a bonfire after eating at the beach front. So here we go, sitting by the beach, enjoying the peaceful ambiance, and looking at the stars. I am grateful for that one chill night.
That’s me with my closest cousin. Credits to Ate Dan’s phone.
On the next day, Apr 15, we decided to visit Baguio since it’s just nearby La Union. So off we go. We reached Baguio at 12 in the afternoon so we ate lunch at Dencios that is located inside the Mile-Hi Center at Camp John Hay.
Credits to Ate Dan for the group pictures.
After eating, we strolled around then our next stop was the Baguio’s Public Market. We just bought pasalubongs and off to La Union again. Since we were expected to leave at 6 PM, for the last time, we hit the beach and took a couple of photos again.
That’s me running away from my responsibilities. Hahaha!
All in all, I really enjoyed that stay with my relatives. I will look forward to more adventures with them.