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Asia » Philippines » Negros » Silay March 26th 2014

From Victorias we rode to Silay and spent a day looking at the Ancestral Houses and then the Ruins at Talisay. Stayed at the Winbelle Pension, nice place with AC rooms for 700 peso.... read more
Bedroom
Dining Room
Calesa

Asia » Philippines » Negros » Silay March 5th 2011

Our island hopping led us onto the island of Negros where the beautiful Sugar Beach is. We thought it would be a crime to visit the Philippines and not laze on one of the many gorgeous beaches that are here (this is how we justified yet another beach excursion for us!!). To get to Sugar Beach was a bit of an experience, we had to jump off the bus en route to Sipalay City and barter for a tricycle to the shore – from here we were guided by some kids to a river and one of them then rowed us across in a small paddle-boat! We were worrying that this might look a bit like child exploitation but we made sure they were tipped generously! From the other side of the river you walk around ... read more
Paying our way!
Our digs!
For Dad & Ian...

Asia » Philippines » Negros » Silay February 18th 2011

Didn't hit the "PUBLISH" button till now. Thought we're too old to care, anyway. Just having fun. So here's the story Blame it on all that revelry. Such carefree celebration. I never had problems with drinking. Those bubbles are my friends. They liven up an otherwise dull night. Or day. Ahem. Whoever said you can't drink while the sun is out? Not. Just. A. Wedding. The solemnity of the wedding ceremony was highlighted by the groom's speech in the Ilonggo dialect. Whoever tutored him with that most charming speech taught this Swiss national truly well. It took a lot of effort to learn the dialect , but while it was not his native tongue, the groom certainly professed his love straight from the heart. The formalities over, the wedding reception among family and friends was more ... read more
Until the Bar opened.......
Still.....some of us stayed sober.
But not for long............

Asia » Philippines » Negros » Silay February 17th 2011

This. Is. More. Than. Just. A. Wedding. Friends from all over are flying in for this wedding. College and high school friends from way back, who remained friends for all of 40 years. (Does that tell you how old I am?) Many of us stayed in the same dormitory for a time long enough to make sisters out of us. A time when we partied well into the morning, donned the shortest skirts and the tightest shirts, wore head bands on wet, frizzed, unkept long hair, and our jewelry cases counted too many huge dangling earrings. Our mothers screamed in terrror over our fashion sense. Our fathers could only shake their heads in frustration. Our male friends at the time were mostly guitar-strumming college boys whose hair were longer than ours. Oh, you should see them ... read more
Ancestral House of Manuel Severino Hofilenia
Teodoro Morada Ancestral House
Lino Lope Severino Building




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