April 2015: VIGAN
Hello, dolls! Hello, 2018! WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN!! I am saying it with so much love and joy as I officially welcome another BLESSED year — yup! I am claiming it already <3 I believe we all have our own version of perfect. Mine is the feeling I get in my heart…like that warm feeling that makes my world stop and stays in my mind forever.
I have a lot of perfect moments in my life. When I put on my wedding dress, as Klariz zipped me up on our wedding day, I knew it was the perfect dress for because of the feeling that I got. That moment they put baby A in my arms 18 months ago, I knew he’s perfect — his tiny fingers moving as I held him close to my heart. Perfect is also when my family and I are complete. We don’t get to have a lot of “perfect” days in a year but when we do, we make sure that we have enough memories to hold onto for the rest of the year.
It’s been almost 6 years since I started my journey here in the US. If I add up all of the times that my family is complete, it would only amount to 1 year, I used to dwell on this — how I miss celebrating birthdays, graduations, and the holidays with them.
With God’s grace, I haven’t felt homesick since my sister came here in the US for her internship.
For my first entry this year, I would like to share the second part of our Ilocos adventure. Read the first part here
There are two things that I love about Vigan. First, the AWESOME food selection! From bagnet, Ilocos empanada, and Filipino delicacies like kakanins. There are a couple of Spanish inspired restaurants that are really good too! Second, I am really happy and impressed with how they maintained Vigan to the way it has been decades and decades ago. The architecture of the houses and the cobblestone streets give me an idea of what the Philippines looked like during the colonial of the Spaniards.
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We enjoyed walking around and antique shopping.
Found this small coffee shop.
got a drink of course 😉
Every corner is “insta-worthy”.
Thank you, Vigan! See you again <3
Back in MNL. Pho date with P and A.
Been going on a lot of family adventures since November 2017. I am at my happiest right now! <3 Thanks to my loving husband for always being supportive!! <3 Can’t wait for our next “solo” trip <3
I obviously enjoyed taking pictures in front of the doors.
No filter need in Vigan because the lighting is PERFECT!