My first Holy Week at Ilocos Norte

Despite the fear of traffic which usually happens during the holidays, we still traveled to Ilocos Norte last holy week and I’m so glad that we did it πŸ™‚

  • April 13- Maundy Thursday.

After a 12- hour travel from South, we headed to a river resort somewhere in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.


  • April 14 – Good Friday.

We did the traditional station of the cross at St. Monica Church in Ilocos, Norte and the church is one of the best churches I’ve ever seen.


Pastel-colored clouds

We also witnessed the traditional ‘ prusisyon’ of the saints and the statue of Christ in Laoag, Ilocos Norte.


  • April 15- Black Saturday.

We went to Saud Beach Resort in Pagudpud and even with a huge crowd, it didn’t destroy the beauty of the place.


I still can’t help but stare in awe of the beautiful sunset in Saud- it was magical.


Till next time, Ilocos πŸ™‚

Christmas and New Year 2016

This holiday is probably one of the best moments of my life as I’ve got to spend it with my family + my tita and grandmother and finally, after 3 long years, with my cousins! πŸ™‚

Dec 24-27: Christmas Holiday

I’m so thankful that I’ve always got to spend every Christmas with my family πŸ™‚ Tita and Mamang also came again to celebrate with us and although a simple celebration in the house, it was a memorable one.

We had Β a karaoke party last Dec 24, went to Evia for a Christmas dinner and also at Tagaytay last Dec 27 . Those 4 days really made me feel complete and blessed, Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year πŸ™‚

Dec 30-Jan 2: New Year Holiday:

After 3 long years, our cousins are celebrating the New Year with us and our house again is full of happy guests! with 12 people in our house, welcoming the new year has never been so much fun πŸ™‚

Dec 30- A day at Enchanted Kingdom.

This day is memorable and also a history- its our first time to go to EK without our parents! We rode all the extreme rides and our youngest cousin finally get to ride her nightmare- Space Shuttle. It’s really more fun without ‘parental guidance’. LOL but we’re old anyway, so its reasonable πŸ˜€

Dec 31: New Year’s Eve

This is really one special New Year’s Eve- we had lots of food, a karaoke party(again), some fireworks and parlor games! It’s so much fun when our cousins are around, I’ve felt like a kid again after joining the parlor games πŸ˜€ What a good way to welcome 2017!

Jan 1: First day of 2017!

We had a last mini get together with my cousins before they leave the next day. We ate pizzas at Greenwich Star Mall and had a frappe after. It was simple, yet we had tons of fun (the “farting incident” LOOL) and I’ll surely miss them.

I’m really glad the God made my wish come true- to end 2016 with a good note and welcomed 2017 with a bang! Despite all the heartaches last 2016, I’m getting more hopeful this 2017 πŸ™‚ More holidays like this in the coming years!

Happy New Year everyone!