Its been 2 months plus, since my holiday back to the Philippines with my lovely family. This time, Mummy and Momma tagged along wit us. 1st time on flight for Laila Elena.
The following stories are mostly picture stories. Im just not in the mood to type an essay. Picture tells a thousand words. So there will be about more than 50 pictures in this post. Its more than 50 thousand words. U can standby eye-mo next to you, im afraid u might get teary eyes after scrolling down looking at the picture, wtf.
So here's da story of our vacation of the year!
Our flights to MNL on the 5th July 2012 at 1:20am. The plane leaves at 1am instead and we reached MNL at 4:30am. Earlier 30 minutes.
in our 'taxi' camry sent by Momma's fren Kudin.
Seen here Kyle is very excited to go balik kampung for the 3rd time.
momma's fren came to the airport.
very lovely frens she has.
waiting to board the plane.
kyle and momma goofing around at 12:30am
laila elena and mikail
about to board the plane
momma and her THOR
in the perut kapalterbang
we sat near the wings, tapi malam punyer pasal, x nampak pape pun!
adik pun nak baca buku gak!
she tore most of the pages!
flight was smooth
mikail merajuk sebab nak duduk with J & Me.
tapi adik pun nak duduk ngan kitorang.
J changed seats with mummy. Trying to pujuk Kyle.
Adik started to being cheeky.
My new Yellow bag bought at glossyaddiction
adik checking out the flight attendants doing their job selling drinks and noodles
aku jenis slumber, flying takde pakai mekap kebagai.
pakai mekap pun saper nak tengok?
sampai MNL pun pukul 5pagi.
3 jam je flight ke MNL, tapi muka sumer dah nak mcm mental.
mak tak habih2 kasik letup tinga.
momma tu buat2 tido. ada ke tido senyum?
laila and kyle dah tido, sejuk!
dah nak sampai manila
adik baru bangun
Manila at 4:00am
Sampai at 4:30am, 30 minutes earlier.
My sister-in-law knows we land at 5am, so we waited lepak2 tengok Resort World Hotel right opposite the airport.
5am, already bright in MNL. Our pick-up came around 5:30am. We stopped at San Pablo, ate Virgie's house for breakfast.
All of us were sleepy and tired. Makan sikit je, pastu terus gerak back to Tayabas.
Sampai Tayabas around 10:30am. Terus settled down, tido tido ayam jap.
Bangun around 1pm, terus panggil tita Ina to clean my nails.
pedicure at 50pesos je (RM5)
adik checking out the surrounding
sejak bila ntah neighbor bukak sari-sari store.
mcm2 jajan ada
Manicure at 50pesos (RM5 je)
Left - my 86years old mother-in-law gossiping with a neighbor
goofing around before going to SM Lucena City
officially our house
F.Baltazar street heading up the hill
F.Baltazar St. heading down the hill
Mummy & Laila waiting to go SM Lucena City
beli ice-cream at McDonald's
McDonald's SM Lucena City
Momma trying baju
Gua pun apa lagi, posing la
This baju is nice. Makes her look kurus.
dah malas nak pegi fitting room, main sarung je
trying another blouse
and 1 more blouse (this one is cheaper, 300pesos only)
Adik trying out jelly boots
I love all the kids shoes here in SM Lucena City
Cheap and many choices
Laila's wearing 150pesos shoes.
trying out another jelly boots
Lunch at KFC. Laila gaduh with kyle. Berebut apa ntah. Normal scene.
KFC in Philippines ada jual nasik + free refill for gravy. Memang sedap!
Lepas habis bershopping kt SM Mall Lucena City, we took tricycle to Pacific Mall pulak.
Pacific Mall banyak barang2 cheap.
Bought the hiphop cap 200pesos (tapi x penah pakai pun)
Ni tgh decide nak amik kasut hitam or the nude.
I bought the nude pumps 350pesos je.
Tricycle - our main transport.
8pesos per person
We're going to Lawigue, rumah ate Mercy plak.
Lepas tu going mandi-mandi at Hot Spring
Adik with her newly 50pesos baju baru beli kat Pacific Mall, Lucena City
#45Singgah beli 'budin' (local delicacies macam bingka ubi kayu) to bring to Ate Mercy's house!
Ibuku suka naik tricycle
Kakak ku pun suka naik tricycle
Me in tricycle with Nanay Juling (pronounced Huling ok)
Laila syiok tido sebab angin kuat wor!
We stopped by ate Mercy's house and makan lunch sekejap. Lupa nak snap gambar masa kat rumah ate mercy la.
Lepas makan makan lunch (pancit lucban and some budin), we terus pegi ke Mainit Hot Springs, about 10 minutes away from Ate Mercy's house.
Bergambar dulu di depan Bukal Mainit Hot Springs
2 kali snap gambar, 2 kali gak mikail peluk tiang pokok tu! Haishhh...
Laila is carried by Andreo and also tagged along si Badong (both anak my sister-in-law Apple)
Counter bayar nak masuk.
Ni kitorang sampai dah pukul 1:30pm
Entrance fee 90Pesos (adult and child)
At 1st we take CAVE (kweba) - 350Pesos, bila masuk dalam, ada orang plak. So we took Kubo (macam gazebo, bukan kubur tau), same price.
Next to our Kubo ada shark, mama suh amik gambar kengkonon dia kena telan dek shark itew
Racing ngan shark pulak.
Meraung kuda tu mama tarik ekornya.
Our kubo, 350Pesos, around RM30
Ada banyak pool kt sini.
Yang ni yang ada bumbung (bagi mereka yang takut pada matahari)
Yang ni xde bumbung. I suka kt sini. Air dia panas.
Yang panas sangat air dia ada kt lagi satu pool di hujung pool atas ni.
Itu memang panas, and dalam and xde orang sangat.
Sesapa yang ada sakit otot elok la berendam dlm air panas.
J and da kids.
J mandi kat area ada bumbung je. Dia tu penakut ngan matahari.
otw back at 3:45pm
This pond is full of tilapia fish.
And the best thing is bila ada orang kat bridge tu, tilapia tu sumer naik atas tercungap2 mulut mereka.
In the Philippines, toilet is known as COMFORT ROOM.
I tell u, 2nd day in the Philippines, i already gained weight. Mana taknya, adik beradik J ada 10 orang. Setiap hari ada je invitation to makan at their house. Kang x makan, kecik hati pulak.
So on day 4, we had lunch at Ate Mary's house. It's Sunday, Maseth and Oneth pun ada skali. But i didn't stay long sebab Laila pangit merengek nak tido je. And it's super hot weather.
Alhamdulillah Mikail Sumilang senang je blend in dengan cousin2 dia kt pilipin. Mereka sumer speak english aje. Hahaha...
The girl in yellow t-shirt is Angelou (or rita), anak Ate Apple. Suka and pandai layan Laila. Dia sogok laila dengan berbagai-bagai jajan. Mak tak kisah, janji laila x berkepit ngan mak. Mak kan on vacation.
beria-ia nk main basketball adik ni
badong teaching laila how to play basketball. #LikeABoss
Malam plak, we went to eat at Buddy's. Buddy's ni restaurant fast food yg serve Pancit Lucban (pronounced Pansit Lokban). Pancit ni mee. Mee dia mcm mee instant yg kering tu. Pastu digoreng bersama lauk ayam or seafood, and veges. No spicy. (orang pilipin kebanyakan mereka tak makan spicy!)
Part bayar membayar. Kongsi2 maaa...
Waiting for our food.
Number 69. It's mama's year of birth. Doncha go and think it's the 69 style.
Decorations on the ceiling made from rice...
Unfortunately, we were too hungry to even take pictures of the food. Sigh... next time i go, i take pictures ok.
Mikail's new gadget. An imitation PSP bought for 1500Pesos.
Believe it or not, it lasted for 6days only.
Then it's rosakkkk...
Muka stone bangun pagi.
Sunrise in Tayabas is at 5am.
Sunset at 6pm.
Today we decided to have lunch at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan (eat fish with your hands) #lol
Very happy ridin in tricycle.
It's a floating restaurant.
Meja2 makan sumer atas individual rakit. Mmg best.
Water fountains at the back. Kyle's bz playing game with my Notte
Mama Ilene... waiting for our food.
Iced Lemon Tea (comes in a jug)
Top - Soy sauce and lime juice.
Bottom Right - Soy sauce and red small chilis (self cut to small pieces) - the chilis are served whole.
Left - Cencaluk
Dig the rice mummy
Mixed fried vegetables
Mum's mango smoothie
Laeng - some vegetables wrapped over and over with some tuna fish
Sweet and sour prawns
Sinigang Prawn Soup
mama enjoying her big prawns
This is how we eat it, use your hands to eat the fish
5:30 in the morning. See how bright it is?
My lil pangit girl
On the way to Ate Virgie's house in San Pablo.
1 hour ride.
Bato Springs Resort in San Pablo.
10 minutes away from Ate V's house
Chalets at Bato Springs
The swimming pool
Didn't have pictures of the waterfalls and the 3 big pools of the springs. Don't wana wet my SGNotte.
Breaktime after swimming.
The water is very very very very COLD makes us all hungry.
Mikail and Laila playing chasing...
After swimming we rested for a while back at home and then we went out shopping at the town.
After penat bershopping, went back to Ate V's house and have dinner.
Malam tu jugak we went home to Tayabas. Sampai rumah je sumer pengsan.
The pangits in the morning
Today for lunch we all just cook at home.
Terung goreng, ikan goreng, Sambal ikan bilis, ayam goreng kicap.
Lepas lunch we went out to Lucban plak.
1st time naik jeepney
Mum taking a rest while we shop for....
shop for..... SHOESSSSS
Tea time at a cake shop
We had coffee. Served coffee in a sachet and hot water and u mixed them yourself.
The shoes we bought in Lucban
Pangit trying the jelly wedges
Jelly Wedges... cheap!
Trying on this weird looking sunglasses at SM Mall Lucena City
I'm sure diana rikasari will love this glasses
Priced at 998Pesos after discount. Almost bought it. Almost.
Mum made her progressive glasses.
2 lens (short and far sighted) blended together.
All priced at 5600Pesos
Taking picture for making calendar
Haven't seen this for ages... Still available in the toilets in Philippines.
Playing outside the house with all the kids.
Dinner cooked by Ate Apple
Go to people's house just to use the internet.
Seen here ilene bz facebooking
I love this photo... all of them showing their smiley faces... #precious
back to the house, trying the shoes again before we sleep
My yellow jelly shoes
Getting ready to go Nawawalang Paraiso (Lost Paradise) 20 mins away from Tayabas
The pool. There's 1 more bigger pool (9ft deep) at far end.
With manny pacquiao's statue
LAST DAY in TAYABAS
Getting ready for dinner with the whole family
Mitchi and andreo and mikail
Juvy and her youngest son
Rempson and mama
Ate Dorai, Rempson, Mikail and Ilene
Nanay Juling (pronounced Huling) with all her apos (grandchildren)
Farewell dinner for us
Rempson, Ilene, Andreo and Ate Apple
Mummy Lela and Nanay Juling
The crazee doters disturbing their mothers
Grandchildren and great grandchildren
They have huge families
Enzo and Vincent
LAST DAY IN PHILIPPINES
Sleeping in the van on the way to Manila (3 hours travel time from Tayabas)
Didn't get to go Villa Escudero. Pass by je ler.
Btw, it's a waste if we go cos entrance fee per pax is about 1000+Pesos and that includes food that according to J's niece, they served typical filipino food which is most of 'em non-halal (pork and pork and pork).
Buko Pie (coconut pie), famous in San Pablo.
My favourite pie wen in the Philippines.
Still hot buko pie
the new highways in Philippines from Tayabas to Manila
Our flight was at 8pm, so we dropped by Mall Of Asia (huge mall) and had lunch
Lunch at KFC
Time to go to the airport which is very near to Mall of Asia, about 15mins ride
The globe outside Mall of Asia
Checking in at the airport
We had some problems to settled at the check-in.
Passport and excess baggage.
But all was settled after 1 hour.
Kiddos checking out the aeroplanes
We reached KUL safely at 12 midnite.
I'm missing my in-laws already. Sigh, don't know when's the next trip gonna be.