Daily Stories

October 27, 2013

Hi.

Today’s a Sunday. The day allotted for our spirituality and leisure.  Being the Sabbath Day that it is, we went to the Nuestra Senora De Los Desamparados (Our Lady of The Abandoned) Parish in Marikina City. This church is of great significance to me, since I was baptized here and my family goes here regularly. Here is a short info about OLA Church:

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(text from the  National Historical Institute) 

Last year, they launched a renovation project for the parish, called “A Beautiful Church for a Beautiful Lady”. which aims to raise funds for the parish’s renovation as well as other necessary improvements, and after a year, I am really amazed with how beautiful the church turned out to be. See this:

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(The beautiful aesthetics of the Our Lady of The Abandoned Church in San Roque, Marikina City.) 

The aesthetic effect that struck me the most were the ceiling decals. At first, You’ll think they’re really carved on concrete, but NO, THEY’RE NOT— THEY’RE 3-DIMENSIONAL PAINTINGS of the common church decals. I can’t stop marveling at the intricate craftsmanship manifested all over the church. Indeed, it became the Beautiful Church for the Beautiful Lady.

Right after the mass, we went to one of my happy places– the mall.

Well, it was just a random stroll here and there, but it turns out my family had the “retail therapy” thing going on. Here are some snapshots:

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(Beef Brisket and Wanton Noodles from Luk Yuen Chinese Restaurant) 

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#ootd (Graphic Top from Jewels, Skater skirt, customized suede loafers, Longchamp bag) 

My family ought to go the cinemas to watch “Captain Phillips” but [fortunately] we came across the Super Outlet Sale at the Megatent @ Metrowalk in Ortigas. It was [partially] exclusive for BPI cardholders and luckily we were. We found really good stuff their– imagine marked [wayyyyyyy] down pieces from brands like Sebago, Hush Puppies, Oakley, Petrol and others.

Today was another fulfilling day of my semestral break. On the 30th, my family might be going to La Union (too bad it’s after the Soul Surf which ends tonight) to celebrate [did I use the right verb?] All Soul’s Day there. Looking forward to more posts and snapshots! ‘Til the next! xx

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