Sinulog Weekend 2014 with the Buddies: Fluvial Parade Adventure

Still high from last night’s Paintensity, we still knew we had to get up a bit early.  Angge and Joy were leaving at 6:00 PM for their flight back to Manila and we wanted to experience as much of Sunday Sinulog festivities as we could.  That’s what we went here for anyway. :)

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Sinulog Weekend 2014 with the Buddies: Paintensity Experience

Our second day in Cebu for Sinulog 2014 didn’t disappoint.  We started our day slow (the kind I definitely like!) with each of us doing our own thing (Angge had breakfast with her relatives, Sarji and I had conversations about life and love at the roof deck, Angge’s workmate Joy who we met the previous night had late breakfast with her grandfather).  I also had about an hour to enjoy my coffee, which Sarji prepared (Thanks, buds!), and the cool Cebu breeze.  Alone.  At the roof deck.  It was not once that I told myself that “Yes, I am living my life.” :)

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Sinulog Weekend 2014 with the Buddies: First day madness

So, I wasn’t supposed to attend Sinulog this year.  I had intended on focusing my resources on my Singapore trip scheduled to happen at the end of the month.  But, because I was reminded that I had put “attending all major festivals in the Philippines” in my bucket list and since my friends Angge and Therese would also be there, 2014 had to be the year I experience Sinulog. So I asked Sarji, who’d been talking about going to Sinulog for the past couple of weeks, if he’s already booked his flights.  He said, “I’m gonna book if you’re gonna book.”  And so, I scoured the internet for cheap-ish flights right then and there.  Before I slept, RT tickets from Manila to Cebu were booked. This was going to be a blast. I just knew it. :)

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Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Candi Sewu

While waiting for the sunset, best witnessed in Candi Prambanan, Angge, Kuya Anton, I made our way to Candi Sewu, a Buddhist temple built in the 8th century.

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Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Cokelat Monggo, Batik Shop, and Silver Shop

Angge was so excited to visit Cokelat Monggo, a shop where you can actually watch how chocolates were made.  In real life.  So, we stayed there for about an hour and also did our pasalubong shopping for our families and friends back home.  Here’s Angge so happy.  Like a kid!

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Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Taman Sari Water Castle

After experiencing the wonderful Taman Sari Underground Mosque, we were off to see another beautiful Indonesian structure, the Taman Sari Water Castle.

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Wandering in Wonderful Indonesia: Taman Sari Underground Mosque

What all of us knew was that we were on our way to the Water Castle.  But, Herman wanted to show us something he knew we would definitely enjoy – Taman Sari Underground Mosque.  That man is full of (awesome) surprises, I tell you!

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