Thursday, February 2, 2012
THE PHILIPPINES PT 2: FAMILY, FIREWORKS + FOOD.
We spent most of our time in the Philippines staying with Patrick's family in Bacolod City. Without having instagram/bloglovin/facebook/twitter to amuse me (no internet at home), it was refreshing to just read a book all day (I read 5 on my kindle!), hang out with Patrick's cousins, or watch the local boys play basketball outside (Patrick even joined in a couple of times). We also ate SO much yummy food-- rice, 3 times a day, and I'm pretty sure I ate my weight.
We spent Christmas and New Years there as well-- which was kinda crazy! It seemed like everyone in the neighbourhood was letting off LOUD fireworks right outside your window every two minutes for days.
Some other random stories:
• I was pretty much covered in mosquito/ant bites the whole time. I even got EIGHT on my butt.
• Patrick's iPhone got pick-pocketed right out of his shorts pocket while we were on a jeepney (public transport) into town. Not nice. Thank goodness for travel insurance!
• We also attended a wedding while we were there-- it may have involved karaoke-style singing.
• Nothing wakes you up like a cold shower every single morning!
Happy Thursday-- and happy February! x