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Day 2 of PH Vacation. Confirmation and Time with Friends

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This post is first of my PH vacation series:

Day 0 of PH Vacation. Valentine's Day at Vancouver International AirportDay 1 of PH Vacation. Time with FamilyDay 2 of PH Vacation. Confirmation and Time with FriendsDay 3 of PH Vacation. ErrandsDay 4 of PH Vacation. Interview and OcularDay 5 of PH Vacation. High School FriendsDay 6 and 7 of PH Vacation. Jomar's HometownDay 8 of PH Vacation. Food and Pre-Cana SeminarDay 9 of PH Vacation. Last Day
It's our second day in Manila. We arrived at our hotel at around 10:00 PM. We checked in to freshen up, unpacked, and we're in bed by 11:00 PM. I woke up at 1:00 AM then at 4:00 AM.

Breakfast I sent father an SMS at 4:00 AM to let him know that we're awake and he could pick us up. We went downstairs and plans to call father and he just arrived. Perfect timing. We had breakfast at a nearby McDonald's. The hot chocolate is not as good as the one from Canada.


Confirmation The confirmation process at National Shrine of Saint Mich…

Day 1 of PH Vacation. Time with Family

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This post is first of my PH vacation series:

Day 0 of PH Vacation. Valentine's Day at Vancouver International AirportDay 1 of PH Vacation. Time with FamilyDay 2 of PH Vacation. Confirmation and Time with FriendsDay 3 of PH Vacation. ErrandsDay 4 of PH Vacation. Interview and OcularDay 5 of PH Vacation. High School FriendsDay 6 and 7 of PH Vacation. Jomar's HometownDay 8 of PH Vacation. Food and Pre-Cana SeminarDay 9 of PH Vacation. Last Day
I hate flying transpacific. Seriously! 12 hours inside a plane from Vancouver to Taipei is too long for me. Sigh.
Layover in Taiwan Our 1 hour or so layover was uneventful. Except for the fact that I checked my work email and worked. I don't think I even took any photos except for this selfie with Jomar. Look how tired we looked compared to my previous post.


Hello Manila! I wanna say I was excited and joyful when we arrived but mostly I am exhausted to even appreciate the bright "Magandang Umaga" from the workers at NAIA Termin…

Day 0 of PH Vacation. Valentine's Day at Vancouver International Airport

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This post is first of my PH vacation series:
Day 0 of PH Vacation. Valentine's Day at Vancouver International AirportDay 1 of PH Vacation. Time with FamilyDay 2 of PH Vacation. Confirmation and Time with FriendsDay 3 of PH Vacation. ErrandsDay 4 of PH Vacation. Interview and OcularDay 5 of PH Vacation. High School FriendsDay 6 and 7 of PH Vacation. Jomar's HometownDay 8 of PH Vacation. Food and Pre-Cana SeminarDay 9 of PH Vacation. Last Day
I'm sleepy. I'm writing this in the International Terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) while we're waiting for the boarding of our flight to Taipei. We will have a transfer there for approximately 1.5 hours before our flight to Manila.

Why we're going back? We're going to Manila to organize and finalize our Catholic wedding in the Philippines in July. As you already know by now, Jomar and I are already married in Canada but we want to be blessed under the Catholic faith so we're having this wedding with f…

We'll be back home in a week!

Jomar and I will be back in Manila a week from now! Yes, we will be flying back home to complete our wedding requirements and be in the Philippines for a week. I am sure it will be a crazy busy week but I am so excited to see Jomar's family, my dad, our friends, and to eat all the Filipino food I've been craving for.

I decided to make a list of restaurant that I want to visit in a week. Jomar and I have been focusing on losing weight (which is one of our goals this year) and in preparation for the food trip we plan to do back home.
Shakey's Pizza - can't wait to eat their Chicken and Mojos.Giligan's Restaurant - excited to try their Kare-Kareng Gulay, Pork Sisig, and Fried Garlic Chicken.Jollibee - I want to eat everything! Priority will be Chicken Joy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Peach Mango PieKFC - Gravy!!!The Old Spaghetti House - Golden Crusted Chicken, Ham and Cheese Crepe with Angel Hair PomodoroPancake House - Taco (essentially, House Special Set A)PandesalTahoPork…

Closest Filipino Restaurant: Josephine's Restaurant and Catering

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The closest Filipino restaurant to our house (that we know of) is not walking distance and that's saying a lot because Vancouver is a walkable city. It's 18 minutes via bus or 35 minutes via walk.

Josephine's Restaurant and Catering I grew up in the Philippines and somehow it will always be home. I love Filipino food and cook at home but there are dishes that are just too complicated to cook that eating out is always fun.

Jomar and I tried Josephine's Restaurant and Catering one Saturday for lunch. It's beside another Filipino store, Aling Mary which has freshly baked Pandesal (yum!). When you're walking along Main Avenue, you can actually smell the freshly baked bread. It smells so good!

The food is awesome. We tried as many type of viand as we could because they have a combo of 2 viand plus rice. We even needed an extra rice because we ordered too much.

Plus, turon! I will definitely come back because this is the closest place I could have all the Filipino fo…

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