April 16, 2011

I was born in the Philippines but my family and I moved to Canada when I was almost in my teens. I have a lot of good memories there and I went to visit "home" again in 2009. It was my first time going there alone since I usually go with my family. I spent two weeks in Manila and the Bicol province (where I was born).

Let me take you back to my memories of the Philippines; my second home. I still have a lot of relatives living there and it's always nice to catch up with them and spend some quality time.

My first stop was Manila (capital city). I stayed with my relatives and the first thing I did was to EAT and shop of course! 
Courtyard of Mall of Asia. The malls in Manila are huge! The interiors and exterior blend together and they even had a skating rink inside.
San Augustin Church
Beautiful interiors inside the church
February 2009


  1. You have a really lovely blog here :)

    p.s. When I visited San Francisco I did the usual touristy things because I was there for only 3 days. Fisherman's Wharf, walking around everywhere (strenuous at timess!), you can do a simple walking tour of the historical landmarks and so on.
    I simply love the atmosphere and appeal of the city!

  2. Thank you! I can't wait to go to San Francisco.

  3. Lovely! John and I have both worked for or with people from the Phillipines for the last 5 years and want to go so bad after all the delicious food we've tried from them! That and the wicked awesome karaoke. :)

  4. Hi Hannah - you guys should definitely go! I have more posts to share..lots of food photos, volcanoes, etc.

    I can't believe you know so much about our culture especially karaoke! Lol.


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