Strawberry Shortcake Goes Places: Plaza Mexico
We’re supposed to join the Postal Heritage Tour by Lawrence Chan but things happened and we were late by 30 minutes. We have no idea where the first destination is so we looked into the itinerary and decided to just visit some of the destinations ourselves. After going to Manila Central Post Office, we walked the path behind it, along the Pasig River and head to Plaza Mexico.
It’s amazing how we used to drive by this plaza on our way to Intramuros but we knew nothing about it.
More info about this park later. For now, we’re hoping that we did the right thing and hoped that we could catch up with the rest of the tour.
But of course, Manila (city) is my hometown. I’m a certified Manila girl.
I this Manila souvenir shirt. It’s black yet comfortable. And it has sparkly Manila print. It’s not really a souvenir shirt per se but I still love wearing this shirt.
I should wear this in my next visit to Manila. Perhaps on Father’s Day, a date with my old man, who is still residing in my hometown.
Happy Chinese New Year! Or as they would say in Hokkien, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!
One of my fond memories as a child is going to Manila Chinatown in Binondo during Chinese New Year with my father. I remember getting all excited to watch the Dragon Dance, listen to loud music and eat lots of food (usually hopia and sugarcane juice).
Last week was my nephew’s Christening. It was held in Malate Catholic Church, a baroque style church that faces the Rajah Sulayman Park. It was established by Augustinian friars on September 8, 1588. Malate Catholic Church is dedicated to the Patroness of childbirth, Our Lady of Remedies (Nuestra Senora de los Remedios).
The statue of Virgen de los Remedios (image shown above) was brought from Spain to Malate by Friar Juan de Guevara, OSA, in 1624.
If you’ll look into the satellite view of Google Maps, you’ll see that the church’s architecture is in a form of a cross.
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