SATURDAY WEEKENDER : LONG DRIVE TO SIMALA + REUNITED WITH MY LITTLE SISTERS FROM ANOTHER MOM

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November has gone by so fast and here's my Saturday week ender.

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#NOVEMBER 27,2021 ( SATURDAY )
I and Ate @explorewithSasha Goes To Simala

Early in the morning, Ate Sasha and I drove a taxi to the South Terminal bus and bought two tickets for our Simala day trip . While in the bus , we cannot move easily because of the barrier they put in the middle of the seats and it's also too hot. We chose the regular bus because I thought it was more convenient than the air conditioned bus but unfortunately it wasn't. My bad, I know Ate Sasha was not in a good seat because the barrier blocks the air and the seats are too small for us. 😟

But anyways, we don't have a choice but just to deal with it. Then, after few hours we arrived at our destination, Simala Shrine Church - Sibonga, Cebu Philippines .
This was my 4th time visiting the miraculous shrine . Since it was Saturday, there were many devotees in the place and kids were also allowed to get in.
So thankful that I visited here first before my birthday. Thanks to Ate Sasha for coming with me.
I had few wishes and prayers for this coming year. And of course thanking God and Mother Mary , for all the blessings that I received this year.

Although I couldn't visit the shrine inside, because it was under construction. I had lit four (4) candles for my special prayers. We are still grateful and blessed because it was a fine weather there and as usual the sky is blue and no sign of raining.😊


Let me share my photos with you guys :


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That was the shrine , magically beautiful and stunning. Have you been there too?? I would love to know your experience during your visit.


CATCHING UP WITH MY TWO SISTERS FROM ANOTHER MOM.

After Simala, a few hours after arriving at the city ,I messaged my two friends from our province to meet me at Red Lizard Taqueria in I.T. Park Lahug ,Cebu City. We haven't seen each other for years because of a lockdown . So since, they are working here and it's Saturday, no work 😊 . I told them I will wait for them in the meet up place so we can eat and drink margarita for a while.

This is Indira and Maricar, my closest friends when I was schooling Tesda, they have been my buddies since then and because we missed each other , we talked about a lot of things, from love life to future plans 😊 . My heart was so happy hearing how they changed a lot from immaturity to maturity . . Coz I'm 3years older than them, so they called me Ate ( elder sister) .

I ordered soft flour Texas Tacos for them and the flavors are : Chili Chicken, Carne Asada and Pork Carnitas with one pitcher of Margarita and Cheese Dip Nachos.


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We didn't notice the time, it was already 7:00 P.M and we hadn't finished the drinks yet. My friend requested to go to Sugbo Mercado so we can try some of the food there but unfortunately, it has a long line outside . So we decided to look for another place to eat again but it was mostly crowded and there were no chairs to sit on, so we didn't have a choice but to go to Jollibee or McDonald's. But in the end we decided to go for Jolly Chicken Joy 😊 . . .


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It was a great day and night to remember. We enjoyed it a lot. Nothing changed in our friendship 😊❤️. . . As usual they are fun to be with and have so many stories to tell, as I know they don't talk about their secrets to anybody … They respected and trusted me as their Ate .
I'm proud because it's what real friends are. . .


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We ended our night with an ice cream in Sugbo Mercado and at last! we had chance to get in and roam around. 😊

Though, I was a bit tired . I had a wonderful experience that day and memories to treasure

Thank you for reading my post. Until next time. . .😊

Xoxo,
@gerel



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Did you tell them about hive? hahaha

So under construction dy ang simala no. MM, naa pa dy plastic ebotang sa lingkoranan sa buses? Covid jud ha. hehehe

Didto nalang mos jolibe ky kadali ra, anyway, it seems you had fun for that past week.

By the way asa mobayad sa 200? if moapil sa party.heeheh

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I don't actually talked about Hive , we focused on talking about our lives... they have their own priorities right now, so I didn't come into my mind to talked about it. . . 😁

Yeah, under construction siya, kaya di me napasok sa shrine.

Sa kin me nalang e send... 😁 message me sa hivecebubloggers sa fb account.

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Looks like you and your friend enjoyed your time together. You must be really tired with all the travelling. But it is worth it after spending time with your bestie 😁

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Yeah, you're right, it was so worth it and so much fun because, after how many years of being locked up because of the pandemic , we finally got to enjoy the nightlife together.Heehee

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I love how your day ended even with a bad start on the bus. Is this in Cebu?

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Yeah, Simala is in Cebu . 😊 Southern part

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oooh,, okay. the place looks really great my friend

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Definitely,hehe. It's like your in a different country 😁. . . Can I ask if where are you from @yoieuqudniram ?

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I'm fro mht ephilippines, my friend. Whare are you from?

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From Samar, Philippines too. . 😊

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good to know we're from the same country yet from another island. our country is very Nice

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Maupay KY nakabisita kamo balik ha Simala. 🥰
Belated happy birthday diay sis! 🥰
Ka nice inyo friendships. Nagkita Kita geap.

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Ou Kay nagsaad ak makabisita before Akon birthday 😊, thank you , see you soon

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Maupay ky natuman an saad. 🥰
See you soon!

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Yeah, makuri man an una Kay waray ko pa vaccine hehe. Mahirap na,safety first kita . 😊

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Amo na gud. Maupay Nala nagpabakuna Ka na. ❤️

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We chose the regular bus because I thought it was more convenient than the air conditioned bus but unfortunately it wasn't. My bad, I know Ate Sasha was not in a good seat because the barrier blocks the air and the seats are too small for us.

Same experience yesterday. Really annoying. but we just have to deal with it. Lesson learned, no to regular bus!

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Daming ganap ah! Ber months have been really busy for me and I'm even unemployed. How much more to those who have to deal with work!

Happy to see you spend time with friends and go out! Live life and have fun!

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It was fun and parang feeling ko nakalabas sa lungga hahaha. . . Whole day na gala , Buti nalang mabait ate ko, Hindi Ako sa labas pinatulog hahahah. So late na ko nakauwi that day 😁.

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Hahahahha late nmn dn cya natulog. Minsan lng yan. Enjoy!!!

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:) kumusta? i like ur phone. that ice cream looks good! and nachos! my daughter and i will be having some for dinnr later.

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I'm doin' fine @chinito , Ikaw ba? kumusta din., That's great to hear, spending with your daughter is a precious moments for both of you. Have a wonderful day 😊

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Wish I was there with you guys. Next time nalang! I'm glad you have a good time with your friends from Samar! See you soon..

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Heheh. Kay busy man ka Madam 😊😁, it's okey, Sana may next time pa heheh.. sama kana lang sa Samar haha

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It is such an awesome sight to see a reunion with friends! Wish I could also meet up with my friends especially with Christmas coming soon.

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Yeah, for a long time Ngayon ko lang ulit sila nakabonding. . . So fun to do caroling with friends, na experience mo na yung ganyan?? Hehe

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That's nice!! Yes!!! in the past, I used to do that, but now, with my friends now far away, and with covid and all that, unfortunately, I haven't been able to do caroling.

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I am glad you were able to meet up with old friends. I am actually in the USA now meeting up with family and old friends from my school days. Some people have changed a lot and others very little.

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That's good to hear... How was your visit there? Yeah, others may changed but some didn't. And it's good to hear and shares stories from them, coz the past years have been so tough for us. It's time to go somewhere else ,have fun and live life while we can 😊. Thanks for always dropping by . stay safe and healthy .

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