–Vincent Van Gogh
One of the weddings that I cannot forget simply because I took pictures of them is the wedding of Byrne and Anne. Byrne is a high school classmate of mine and one of the closest to us especially to my sister.
Few of us classmates in high school attended his wedding and we were just so lucky to be around to witness such special occassion.
Anne is just one of the dashing brides I know during her wedding day, and this photo will prove it:
I feel proud in sharing this one pic of her with them. I told Ann that she was so beautiful during her wedding day. She is beautiful every day but she was more during the day she got married to our classmate.
The look of one who is so in love and so happy to be married…
This is the pool at Taytay Spring Resort. I find myself with friends twice already in the past months. It is still a flowing spring pool but the water is cool, not cold compared to the neighboring pools down in the highway. If given the chance to have a swimming again, I will chose the same place.
One thing though, the place is a bit far. Unlike those in the high way, it can be accessed by public utility vehicles, any time. But to get to Taytay, you still have to take a motor trip. Either you take the trip alone and pay the whole fare or have it with another person to share the fare with.
Just below the cottages, there is falls. I call it a mini falls.
Me and the mini falls!
Taytay Cold Spring Resort is located in Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City. It is one nice place for a family Sunday get away. They have the big pool for adults and small pool for kids.
That’s me in June 2005 just before I flew back to the Philippines for good. It was a treat trip after the end of the contract. It was not very far from my city, just around 3-4 hours trip going there. This place is a tourist area, but mostly of their visitors are locals. Locals come because people staying in this area have more influence from the people in Inner Mongolia. I just forgot though what tribe, but that dress I am wearing is a native’s dress. The behind me is a line tepee’s and they are guest’s hotels. If a tourist plans to stay the night, those are available for rent, just like a hotel accommodation, per day though unline the ones in parisluxeapt.com for paris luxury apartments that one can rent for several months.
This trip was kind of unforgetable because my trip leaving the place was nearing and I was like I am having separation anxiety. As much as I want to go home, I was feeling sad too because I am leaving friends behind. My boss, Penny, was not able to come along this trip because she has class. So it was just me, our Foreign Affairs Officer, my student friend Helen, and the driver.
Malingon is one of the two falls that Mountain View College prided at. I say pride because they are part of the wonderful natural blessings of the Lord in that hilltop educational institution. I remember so well that I have visited both falls during my first year in college. I think it’s a hiking treat to all new students during one of the June Sabbath afternoon in a school year.
I’ve been to this falls nth times during my almost five years residence in the campus. During those visits, only a few times we took a swim. I cannot swim but we enjoyed the feel of the water at our faces and enjoyed crawling from one big stone to another stone. We frolic like kids.
Anyway, I left the campus in February 1995. I made several visits to the campus after that time but it was only in April 2013 that I had the chance to visit the place again.
Here’s me during my first visit in April. Can you see the happy smile on my face? The water may not look mighty anymore but it is still the famous Malingon Falls that all the students of Mountain View College loved.
I thought that was my only visit. But the next day, I had the chance to go back again with friends. These guys too haven’t visited this place since they left the campus after their graduation.
Dislclaimer: last two photos are not mine. Thanks to Kuya Jerel S.
This little boy making faces at me while I was taking his photo is Marty and is fondly called by her mom and mommyla and daddylo as Eloy. I haven’t asked them though what caused them to give them that pet name. Eloy and her mom went with us on a weekend last week and Eloy was instantly the darling of the crowd.
He was so hyper. Did not ever complain even for once.
In this photo, he reminds me of the movie – Baby’s Day Out!
This post is connected with Happiness Is…but when I checked out the site, the last entry was still in May. Somehow it will be up again soon but even if it won’t I will try to keep posting photos of things that brings me happiness and to the people around me.