An intimate dinner was held for our family to celebrate Inigo’s birthday.
Pastry Chef seemed to be the most requested resto, so we held the celebration here. This resto offers an eat-all-you-can buffet dining, with international dishes, and of course, Pinoy cuisine.
Happiest birthday, Inigo!
My father passed away in 2011.
It is a must for me to pass by his grave to pay tribute. His sacrifices paved way to all the things that are happening to my life. Together with my mom, he made sure I got good education together with my siblings. He was an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) like me, and so I can say I am a second-generation OFW. He worked in Iraq and Saudi Arabia as a construction worker. Unlike me who lives with my wife and son while working abroad, he sacrificed being away from his family, in order to support our needs.
You are never forgotten, Tatay. Your love for us will always be remembered.
Didith was with us on this visit, but was not able to reach the tomb because of the flooded pathway.
Didith’s relatives reside in a nearby town, Bocaue, and it is always a must to stop by to give our respect, and bond with them at the same time.
Lola turns 85 this year. We pray for her good health and safety moving around.
Hinulugang Taktak Protected Landscape, also known as Hinulugan Taktak, is a procted area located in Rizal. Initially assigned as a recreation area, the waterfall area has been designated as a national park by virtue of Republic Act No. 6964 in 1990. Ten years later, it became a protected landscape in accordance to Proclamation No. 412. It is being managed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Rizal Provincial Government. As of 2003 and 2004, Hinulugang Taktak is the second most popular national park in the Philippines in terms of number of visitors. (wikipedia)
The Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Shrine, also known as the Antipolo church is an iconic place of worship down south of Manila. Many worshipers come here, especially those who plan to travel or work abroad, to pray for safety while away from their families.
This church is even more dear to our family, as we come here for our Sunday Masses many years back, when we still own a house in a nearby subdivision – Woodrow Hills. That property has long been sold, after Didith and I moved to the UAE to work.
The visit here brings back lots of memories. They have made lots of improvements around the area.