National Shrine of the Divine Mercy | Philippines

On December 30th, my family and I drove an hour or two to Marilao, Bulacan to hear a mass. We got ready around 4 AM and was ready for the road after an hour, we then arrived the place at around 7 AM or so. And far as I could remember, it was my first time in the church. But then, my parents told us that we’ve already visited the church once, when we were young and when half of the church was still under construction, I think.

We came in early for the next mass, so we waited and walked around the place and was really fascinated by the place. 

Monasterio De Tarlac | Philippines

Have you heard of the famous Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? If yes, isn’t one of the greatest statue ever? I wanted to see that with my own eyes, but having to travel to Brazil will sure cost me a lot. So luckily when we had our vacation in the Philippines, we got to see the Statue of the Risen Christ. A thirty-foot statue that resembles the one in Brazil, read rest of the Monasterio de Tarlac in Wiki [here].

I didn’t have to book a flight to Brazil to see the statue and I know it’s not the replica of it, but hey it’s similar to the one they have in Brazil. Right? The municipality of Tarlac City has its own rendition of the said statue. 

Baltimore Inner Harbor | Maryland

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we head our way to Virginia to visit some relatives. It was our second time visiting them (the last time was back in May) and this time, it was a full house! We drove almost four hours and stopped once and I slept most of the times to avoid the motion sickness I had the first time we visited the state. 

Packing 101: Do’s and Dont’s

I do not really go on a big trip but when I do, it’s because of family stuff. And just this weekend we head out to Virginia to be on a family relatives’ christening. Yup, that was my first time to be out of the state and pack clothes and stuff. I have been to New York and Pennsylvania if that counts as a trip, but never have I ever brought a luggage and few clothes in it.