day 2/4. home for the elections

At 7am this morning, 14 people from two families were packed into a van on the way to Sorsogon for a three-hour trip to Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee Farm. We settled into our cottage at past 10am.

This trip is part of the celebration for the aunt’s birthday yesterday and for mother’s day tomorrow. It was also a good opportunity for the two families to spend time together on a trip. It’s also one of the first trips of my second niece from the second sister 🙂

Four sites in one day can be quite draining. We went to Balay Buhay sa Uma Bee Farm, Bulusan Volcano Natural Park, the town of  Barcelona in Sorsogon, and  Albay Farmers Bounty Village in Albay. It was a good opportunity to test the P20 Pro’s camera since I’m the default person-in-charge for photo photo documentation 😐

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I’m old, I know. I cannot be bothered with preparing an extra set of clothes and swimwear for a family outing. I’d rather secure a spot in the shade and enjoy a can of soda (No alcoholic drinks allowed in the bee farm.)

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Destination: Sta. Rosa City, Laguna

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After a little more than an hour of assembly, it’s finally ready for the two-hour commute to the city of Sta. Rosa –at around noon, the hottest time of the day 😐

Found myself as the first customer at the local flower shop along Lopez Avenue. Thankfully, Fresh Blossoms was already open minutes before the 10 am official start of operation hours. the PhP 65 discount was a good enough distraction to my questionable decision of buying flowers and transporting it during the hottest time of the day. Continue reading “Destination: Sta. Rosa City, Laguna”

Day 3/4. Home for the fiesta celebration

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View from the newly constructed boulevard in Bacacay, Albay. The place is a popular choice for afternoon walks, biking, and learning to drive.

It’s day 3 and we still haven’t managed to take that morning walk 😐

Today’s the town fiesta, honoring our patron saint St. Rose of Lima. Aside from the lunch visitors from the one of the aunt’s church organization, the household didn’t receive additional guests. I’m not quite sure if that’s reflective of how social we are as a family 😀

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Day 2/4. Home for the fiesta celebration

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Who knew we’d be purchasing an “orange” per kilo?  It was sold by piece during my childhood. I could not help breaking a grin when I saw this at the market this morning. Five pieces of orange cost me PhP 25.

It’s Wednesday, a market day in Bacacay, Albay. Wednesdays and Sundays are the market days in the municipality. The eldest sister and I was supposed to take an early morning walk but I was feeling tired from yesterday’s journey. So I suggested that we go to the market at around 5:30am to do get the ingredients for the fiesta dishes –and so to the market we went. Continue reading “Day 2/4. Home for the fiesta celebration”