Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hit the Province!!

--departure, Manila to Dumaguete--

Our stay in the province is more fun than I expected most especially to Wakaba and Haruka. We have appreciated everything especially every experience that comes along during our stay there-- the tricycle rides, the tabo and palanggana bathes( I have to let them bathe on warm water though coz we don't have hot-cold shower at home), heading to beaches, eating some fave street foods ( like fishball, manggang hilaw, banana cue and etc. that I can't much a do when in Japan), of course, going into church--I promised myself to visit Dumaguete Cathedral, reminscing the old times that brings me into teary-eyes for sometimes, breathing some fresh air and believe it or not, I would just sneak out of the house and do what I am missing so much --" tambay sa kanto" lol! I know it doesn't make sense but I love those "O pare! Kumusta? " when meeting some close friends in our neigborhood. Nothing fancy, but great smiles ^_^


I'm proud to be a " Dumagueteno" and I wanna give you some landmarks and 'lil tour thru pics on my beloved province. Dumaguete City-- the City of Gentle People, as they said. Enjoy!
--Welcome to Dumaguete City!!---
--The Cathedral--
--I find peace when I'm inside at the church--
--the altar----The Belltower--the Campanario de Dumaguete was built upon one of the four massive watchtowers that parish priest Don Jose Manuel de Septien built in the 1760's to discourage moros from pillacing the town. The two layers which are now known as the belltower or the campanario were added during the admnistration of Fray Juan Felix de la Encarnation during 1867--

---The Boulevard, my family loves to take a walk at the boulevard--
---They serve the best baked goodies, I recommend their Silvanas and Brazo de Mercedes---

--JO' s Chicken Inato, simply the best barbequed chicken in Dumaguete! (foodies will be served at Food Trip Friday)
--Riding a pedicab is a unique experience for my kids and they love it especially hubby, he loves to sit at the back!--
---celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary at Sea Forest, will have a separate post for that---
--if only I could bring some bananas in Japan, I'll be grateful to have some banana cues lol!--
--same sky, different views--

Have a blessed weekend to everybody!!

22 comments:

Riza said...

Oh!! I enjoyed the Cathedral most, I'm a hopeless romantic talaga, and the boulevard too ha! I like Sans Rival, *takam*

luna miranda said...

oi, taga Dumaguete ka pala. i was there last year for a short vacation and touch base with relatives. i had a great time exploring the city, Valencia and Sibulan.

Bambie dear ★ said...

OMG ATE!!! paradise ang lugar nyo! so different sa province ko... i love it i love it.. ganyan place ang gusto ni hide.. sana minsan magkasabay tayo pag-uwi ng pinas para ipasyal mo kami sa place nyo at ipapasyal kita sa place namin which is City of Angels daw hehe

Kitang kita sa mukha ngmga pretty and kawaii girls ang saya at enjoyment..

Chris said...

wow, it looks like you had a blast! :D

sayang.. we didnt meet up though.. :D

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kikamz said...

sa dumaguete pala hometown mo mommy clang? naku, so does that mean Bisaya ka rin? ganda ng place nyo.. beach, old churches, sariwa hangin, yummy food! surely, the kids enjoyed their vacay there!

Jac said...

wow sis mukhang nag enjoy ang mga bata ganda ng place na pinuntahan nyo =) welcome back sis thank you sa lahat =) God bless hugs!!!

Yami said...

Glad that you are finally back, Clang. Sayang di kita nakita in person. Ganda pala sa Dumaguete. ganda rin ng mga pictures mo.

Mommy Liz said...

Wow, feeling ko galing na rin ako sa Dumaguete ah. Your place looks heavenly. Mga kids ko din enjoyed the tricycle rides, hehhehe..

Hazel said...

Tambay sa kanto would be exciting :)) The inside of the cathedral is nice, but I'm an old charm junkie so I'm more drawn to the belltower. Sounds like you had a great vacation. Now I know which place to visit besides the university if I went to Dumaguete. Have a nice day.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

taga dumaguete ka pala..

Reena said...

welcome back!!! nakabalik ka na pala ng japan. hehe. ow, looks like your familky ghad fun nga. i want to dumageute too. i hope that someday, ill have that chance. i saw your previous entries too. ganda ng mga kids mo. :)

Seiko said...

Ganda ng province nyo Mare at napakalinis pa.It looks peaceful & so much fresh air.Sarap naman mag bakasyon dyan.Love the photos of your two beautiful kids especially that one they were running around the Boulevard, napakasaya nilang tingnan.:D

Cecile said...

i can see that you guys had so much fun :-); buti di sila nagkasalit pagkain ng street foods yung ibang pinoys eh sensitive na sila....

galing naman at na experienced na nila ang buhay sa probinsiya, Clang.
di ko yata nakita sa pix yung panganay mo, Clang?

Dhemz said...

wowwwwwwwwwww! bongga man diay kaau ang dumaguete mami Clang....thanks for sharing the photos....:)

buti kapa nagawa mong lahat yon within 10 days...ako ni manggang hilaw d ko natikman...tsk..tsk..tsk...:)

next visit namin I will let akesha ride the sikad, motorela, and jeep...hehhehe...cute tingnan ng mga bata....:)

what a blast indeed!

melandria said...

wow nice place talaga. Thanks sis again, happy valentines. will inform you when you need to ship your pledge prize.

Take care.

Beth said...

I want to go to Dumaguete too! A friend of mine is inviting me to go there sa knila, dun yata near Antulang Beach ba un? When I saw your pics, nku parang naconvince naman ako na pumunta na nga dun! :)

Good to know din that your kids liked it here, buti naman di masyado nainitan dito?! early kasi summer dito ngayon, ang init na! :)

Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day to you, Clang!

chubskulit said...

Wow para na rin akong nakarating sa Dumaguete Clang.

Happy Valentine's day sa inyong lahat dyan, mwah!

eden said...

Glad you all had a great time there. Looking at your pictures, it reminds me of my hometown and makes me miss more the place...hehehe..I miss banana cue and botong..lolz

Lulu said...

I love the Cathedral! Your post made me wish I am home in Bohol! hahayyy Kailan pa kaya ako makauwi!

onlinemommy said...

Wow! Umuwi pala kayo ng Pinas hehehe... Good for your kids ;) they experienced the life here in PH :)

jenn_US said...

ive been to dumaguete once when i was in HS and i loved the place. looking at ur recent photos of the place, it sure looks different now. very wonderful now. i lyk the cathedral. the boulevard seems to be very nice for romantic walks. lovely province u have there.

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