Sunday, May 23, 2010
Right now I'm in Nagcarlan, Laguna. My mom's home town 2-hrs south of Manila. This is where she grew up and most our family still resides. Yesterday was a great start to the trip. A slight bummer though, I developed a bad sore throat. All thanks to the extreme change in weather. Hot and humid for one then cloudy, slightly rainy and humid the next. I felt like I was losing my voice. I got some throat lonsenges (sp?) from the local pharmacy. It's getting better slightly so that's good thing.
Right now final preparations are under way for the San Rafael Fiesta. It's a town wide celebration and it will be fun. I had attended this event a couple years ago and it gets hectic. One of the photos is of my mom and I when we took a pitstop with some relatives to a market to buy some goods before our drive into the province. The other was taken today of the open market in Nagcarlan. It's huge with many different vendors/stalls selling produce, fresh meats, rice, home goods, snacks, misc items inside.
Anyway... Just wanted to let you all know that my mom and I made it here safe and sound. Been trying to capture every, if not most, of the moments happening. Got a post in the works and will be posted very soon. Hope you're well my friends.
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