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Cover Photo: view from the plane going back to Canada 


Fiesta in Lipa. I went to my grandparent's place in the province of Lipa (an hour drive from Manila), where they were celebrating the annual town fiesta. First few days of the week were spent there with the rest of my mom's clan. The church shown above is a newly built structure, just a 5-minute walk from my lola's (grandmother) ancestral house.

Childhood memories. I remember back when I was a kid, I'd always get sorbetes (dirty ice cream = dirty because it's sold on the street). Peddled by street hawkers, it can be served in a cone or in a bread bun which was/is my personal favourite. It tasted distinctly from regular ice cream because it's made from coconut milk.

 Makati Condominium. I stayed primarily in this condo during my trip. It was accessible to everything. I managed to get some free time and enjoyed the pool amenities one morning.

Meet ups in Greenbelt. This week was packed with lunches and dinners with family and friends. Most dining places were conveniently located here in Greenbelt, a 5-building mall flourishing with cafes, bars, fast-food chains and fancy restaurants. More on food trips in my next post.

Buying Pasalubong, a term used to refer to gifts given by someone arriving from a trip. To me, it really just meant shopping, haha! My last full day was spent in Greenbelt, shopping for myself, my family & friends back here in Canada and just using up all my Philippine Peso.

Lovely roses for Mother's Day. I left the country on Mother's day and I just can't help but share this photo as a highlight of this trip.

Meanwhile, here in Canada, I've been finding myself in school campus hallways, hahaha!

37 comments:

  1. omg the first pic is so beautiful *w*

    wow ice cream in bread! sounds cool (1st time hearing of this ^^)

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  2. Ice cream on bread?? How interesting! I agree, the first picture of the sunset is stunning (:

    -Rae
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  3. lovely photos! :) You really had a good time here in PH. :) YEY!

    x,

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  4. The first photo is simply amazing!

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  5. Aww.. I just love how stunning the church look in Philippines, they're so divine! OMG, i miss eating dirty ice-cream with bread!! They're the best =D

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  6. http://thewalkingfashion.com/2014/06/06/what-goes-with-this/

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  7. Looks so beautiful and I love your look!

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    Cecilia
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  8. What an amazing place and you always go to such interesting place (: x

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  9. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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  10. What a lovely pictures! I really love your look in the last few pictures :)

    xxx
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  11. Beautiful! I love the church <3

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  12. Wow these are such lovely photos my dear. Which camera do you use?

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    xx

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  13. I've never seen sorbets served on a bun like that! I'd love to try it.

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  14. That condo looks amazing! Seems like you had a fab trip!

    xo
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  15. Nice post!

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  16. Wow, it looks like you've made so many great memories to cherish and went on some fab adventures! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  17. Oh my gosh that's breathtaking!!!! Lovely... I've never been to Canada, hope I can sometime soon =)

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  18. ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡
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  19. The ice-cream in bread sounds intressting. Would love to try this!
    Also you're very pretty! ^-^
    And the pool looks nice, makes me wanna go swimming! xD

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  20. Great pictures!

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    Kisses,

    Emily from PTT

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  21. ohh ice cream on bread sounds pretty interesting!
    this place looks amazing! I would love to go in that pool hehe!
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  22. This looked like a great trip! I've never tried sorbetes but now I really want to...combining my 2 great loves- ice cream and bread! :)
    xx,

    Paisley

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  23. such fun pics x
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  24. This looks like a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing and letting us come along with you (at least in our imaginations!)

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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  25. i've heard of those real ice cream sandwiches! hope to try one one day!


    -issa
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  26. Stunning photos!

    Lauren,
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  27. You look so pretty! I've never seen that icecream in bread!! Need to try that one day.

    The Sunday Chapter xxx

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  28. The first pic is so breath taking. Love the snap shoots. Looks like you had a good time.

    XO Amy,
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  29. ice cream on bread. only in the philippines. did you know that it was featured on bizarre foods? glad you had a nice vacay :) your pictures made me miss greenbelt, used to be there almost everyday when we still live in manila.

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  30. Great look dear!

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  31. I've never seen ice cream served in a bun! So neat :)

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  32. Ice cream served in a bun sounds interesting & I'm sure yummy! Love the skirt & wedges on u~
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  33. oh wow, i've never heard of ice cream in a bread bun before! sounds so cool!

    cute & little

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  34. Its nice to see those pictures I almost visit everyday here in PH! I'm back in school as well cos summer's over :(

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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