1. It has windows
2. It has a garden (which you planted flowers on)
3. It has a bed (that your boss brought in so you can pull “all-nighters”)
4. You can walk around barefoot (or sock-slide around)
5. Everyone has brought in their own tsinelas.
6. Your bosses tend to switch to pambahay once 8PM starts
7. You can smell your neighbor’s cooking
8. Everyone outside walks around in shorts and slippers
9. You catch your neighbor doing laundry outside
10. You can comfortably poop in the bathroom.
I wish all weekends were lazy, overcast, slightly windy days in the Sunken Garden.
But then I’d just miss my family more.
Because this needs to be posted.
At Fort Santiago with Topy.
19 July 2014
We planned this Intramuros thing for our parents to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Then Glenda came and cancelled our reserved tour. It was raining the whole time and some areas were closed off due to some typhoon damage.
But we managed to have fun anyway, just walking around and inside the walls.
This weather makes me want some Sinampalukang Manok.
The Papier Tole Shop was established in 1668 as a center for recycled paper products.
It continues the tradition until today, and remains a favorite among souvenir shops in Intramuros.