From Dagupan to Bataan, with my beloved relatives! (LPT)

This blog entry is part of my “Late Post Travels”, geez! I needed to quote that since my backlogs are piling up.

So, these photos were taken last April 20 and 21, 2013 – our Sta.Ana Family Summer Reunion. We visited our Lolo and Lola at Dagupan before heading to Bataan. It was a long road trip but of course one of the happiest. My family from both sides (Aralar and Sta.Ana) have this insane sense of humor and we had a long list of topics to laugh and talk about while on the road.

I can’t recall when was the last time I visited my relatives at Bataan, maybe ages ago? Now, I have cousins taller than me and my oh my our family has grown bigger. Since it’s summer time, where else did we plan to go? The beach of course! That’s a given!

The photos below showed how we enjoyed our time as one big happy family. We arrived at midnight at the island, pitched the tent, ate a sumptuous dinner (Spell SEAFOOD!) then rested. Honestly, it was hard to appreciate the place since because it was pitch black except for our flash lights and torch.

Dawn came and the skyline was filled with tiny bits of sunshine until the sun finally made it’s way out.

Now who wouldn’t appreciate the place when you see its full glory? See for yourself 🙂

One of the happiest couples I have ever seen :)
One of the happiest couples I have ever seen 🙂
Meet my relatives from my Mother's side, the STA.ANA clan.
Meet my relatives from my Mother’s side, the STA.ANA clan.
Ready to ride that boat?
Ready to ride that boat?
Boat ride
Boat ride
Pitch that tent
Pitch that tent
They won't stop playing
They won’t stop playing
Dinner time
Dinner time
Yes? Survivor!
Yes? Survivor!
Dad checking the morning water
Dad checking the morning water
My parents ♥
My parents ♥
Small, medium, large
Small, medium, large
Family relatives
Family relatives
Book handy
Book handy
Sis in action
Sis in action
I was here
I was here
Caitlyn and Rose with the stones
Caitlyn and Rose with the stones
Caitlyn and Thania
Caitlyn and Thania
Hello there Mr. Sunshine
Hello there Mr. Sunshine
Jelly fish
Jelly fish
Low tide
Low tide
Can you see me?
Can you see me?
Swim swim?
Swim swim?
Collecting stones
Collecting stones
Nature at its finest
Nature at its finest
Kids playin
Kids playin
Mom and my titas
Mom and my titas
Family shot
Family shot
Wacky family
Wacky family
Everyone enjoying the beach
Everyone enjoying the beach
Siesta time
Siesta time
Lovely cove
Lovely cove
Chillin at the beach
Chillin at the beach
Beach must haves!
Beach must haves!

BCC 2003 turns 10!

1 2 10 years ago, this is how we looked like. In plaid uniforms and oh so “neneng image”. Can’t seem to find our batch picture so I decided that this epic shot will do.

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After 10 years, here we are 🙂

It was truly a day to remember, we started out with the Holy Mass at Sta. Ursula Parish (wasn’t able to attend) then followed by the motorcade. Everyone looked fresh in this photo. Thank you so much to all who woke up early just to participate and beat the summer sun.

4Now let’s get it on! Time to rock it! 🙂

5 Who says it was hot? I guess all of us?! But who cares, we totally enjoyed shouting on top of our lungs while giving out candies.

6 My section, our Lady of Lourdes 🙂

7After a tiring morning at the motorcade, it’s time for the real party! Hoping everyone got a chance to taste this cake that I ordered for everyone. Not sure where it ended because I didn’t get to see it after getting a slice.

8 Our cute tarpaulin with all the sections of our Batch.

9 Out of 9, we are down to 5. When will we ever be complete again? 😦

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To my Dad, thank you so much for our Fundador Gold Reserve, was not able to keep the bottle. My dear friend Jambi with our beers!!! Yeah! Cheers for the 10 Years! “Ang sarap sarap mag Oh-ten

10Special thanks to the Recall Band, a party isn’t a party without great music.

11Music, beers, friends, batchmates, fun = great time 🙂

12I want to go around the table and talk to some people whom I have not really gotten to know way back high school, but being the MC with the only one Minerva Diyosa, that seemed impossible.

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Marshmallow eating contest, thanks SCA for the game and prize.

13Beer drinking with straw… anyone?

14And, carrying of loved ones? Lol! By the way, the man carrying his girl is Mikki, the one who made our fab shirts!

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My fab co host Minerva Diyosa dancing 🙂

15Recall Band, thanks for letting me jam with you. 🙂 Next photos are with different sections and their respective group of friends.

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With my classmates… the balloons look amazing in here! 🙂

18 Butch helping us open a beer bottle.

19Time to make some chikka with a dear friend whom we missed so much, Christian Basas! 🙂 Glad to see you!

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And of course, it’s a night to take unlimited photos with my ultimate crush! He is still a cutie after 10 years.

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The man on the left, JC, thanks for being my seat mate for the night. Next time I promise to concentrate on being the “tangera” haha! I wondered who drank the mixed one, lol! And of course, the man of the right, this event would not be possible if not for his patience and hard work, meet Mr. Relly Bernardo. I am super proud of you, glad you were able to pull off this event although you were very busy! Everyone, as in everyone, had FUN! Truly a night to remember!

Lastly! To each and everyone who attended, your efforts were appreciated. To the team who fixed the place, it was so nice! To the people in charge of the food and the drinks, thanks for running to and fro. To our batch mates outside the country, hope you were able to catch us on Ustream, thank you for the financial help. As Relly quoted, this Re_nion would not be complete without “U”.

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Special thanks to Ghel and my batch mates for some photos, out of all this is my fave, although blurred, I look so happy here serving drinks to my friends and cleaning out the table. I got to be a waitress for a night!

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