What I miss in Tacloban? (part 2)


Tacloban has taught me to enjoy solitude. I learned there not to mind being alone (for a time). There’s so much to do in Tacloban if you’re a traveler! And I had to come up with a part 2 from my previous post:

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Since I do not have the luxury to dine in restaurants all the time, I get the “puso”, their version of steamed rice wrapped in dried coconut leaves, and I pair them with their famous bbq (smaller version if compared with the usual bbqs that we are familiar with), and vegee soup and mango float from the hotel. Voila! (–,)
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Hotel de Angelo is just a block away from Kapalua Spa which I frequents every weekend.
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Jose Carlo is Tacloban’s version of Starbucks. After I went to church, I stopped by here to sip their coffee and freshly baked breads and pastries. If i’m picking my laundry (just beside this coffee shop), I am often tempted to stop by. They have wifi and computers for rent as well. I love coffee, don’t I?
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I especially miss their festivals. Full of color, full of life, you’ll be in trance and will forget all the homesickness of being away from your family.
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Aaaaaw! And look at how they smiled at me! They’re so sincere. They willingly posed for me when I requested for their photo as one of my souvenirs. The costumes, its’ colors and the abundance of culture showcased with pride in this event.  It’s more fun in Tacloban! (–,)
Scallops delights me everywhere in Tacloban! <3 no rashes for me, as you can be sure they've been always fresh!
Scallops delights me everywhere in Tacloban!

When you get to visit Tacloban, if you love Japanese food. You can have it here. I eyed one near my hotel, it’s Tempura haus, sorry no pictures, the ambience is great, this is where I first witness the flexibility of polycarbonates, as they used said material for their dividers, Miso soup is great (and always hot) and the tempuras themselves served hot and crisp as well.

Another is Tsinoy’s Grill. Owner was kind enough to deliver my food in my hotel if at times I don’t feel like going out. It’s been a great stay in Tacloban. Actually, there were a lot of things that I was not able to do in Tacloban. The caves, I forgot about the caves. And I haven’t tried Rafael’s farm. I’d be back soon. (–,) Besides, I’ve acquired great and reliable friends from Tacloban! ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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