2019 Visit to the Philippines

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2019 Visit to the Philippines

Here are some highlights of our visit to the Philippines…

Layover at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Layover at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Ian holding down the fort while we go hunt for coffee.

Ian holding down the fort while we go hunt for coffee.

Eating at Gerry's Grill Ali Mall, Cubao.

Eating at Gerry's Grill Ali Mall, Cubao.

Visiting the “Hundred Islands of Lingayen” port.

Visiting the “Hundred Islands of Lingayen” port.

Fisherman selling their catch along the port.

Fisherman selling their catch along the port.

Of course we have to eat (Maxine by the Sea, Lodge & Restaurant)!

Of course we have to eat (Maxine by the Sea, Lodge & Restaurant)!

Visiting Chinatown (Divisoria).

Visiting Chinatown (Divisoria).

Luke taking a break from selfies.

Luke taking a break from selfies.

More food at Shi Lin Restaurant (Lucky Chinatown Mall)

More food at Shi Lin Restaurant (Lucky Chinatown Mall)

St. John United Methodist Church, circa 2019.

St. John United Methodist Church, circa 2019.

Choir rehearsal with Susan Calinaya and Lev Gabutan

Choir rehearsal with Susan Calinaya and Lev Gabutan

Gayle with Lilian Alba-Cera.

Gayle with Lilian Alba-Cera.

“Birthday feeding of the 5000” - actually it was really 30 people, but it felt like a few thousand!

Mom’s Birthday bash at Vikings, SM Mall - Marikina.

Mom’s birthday cake (well… part of one).

Mom’s birthday cake (well… part of one).

Celebrating Mom's birthday with the Choir and a few guests -- flash singing "The Lord Bless and Keep You", by Lutkins.

Pangasinan

Tagaytay

Ilocos Sur

Visiting Kuya Lev and Ate Vicky’s house.

Local firefighters providing water to residents during a water outage.

Local firefighters providing water to residents during a water outage.

A “must” eatery ( Ma Mon Luk , Quezon Avenue).

A “must” eatery (Ma Mon Luk, Quezon Avenue).

Seaweed anyone? (Farmers Market, Cubao)

Farmers market time!

Seafood by the kilo. (Farmers Market, Cubao)

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Day Five: Cuban dinner

I forgot to take photos today as the only thing we really planned was to have dinner at Padrino’s here:

Day Four: South Beach

Day Four: South Beach

South Beach hasn’t changed over the years. It’s still as “sexy” as ever. Even in daylight!

Arvin needed to replace his DSLR lens on the way to South Beach.

Having lunch at “The Majestic” hotel along South Beach.

Happy hour with a sangria. To quote Mrs. Kasha Davis (drag queen), “There’s always time for a cocktail!”

Aha! That explains why we saw her earlier walking in circles…

Fajitas, fajitas and more fajitas. Can you tell he’s happy?

Fajitas, fajitas and more fajitas. Can you tell he’s happy?

Good luck finding room for that!

I guess she was thinking, “Oh I’m gonna make room for this!”

I’m going to eat light (so I can be rail thin!)