Archive for May 2016


so i also want to document that day when i went out on a merienda date with my dad… because when your parent lives in another country, you grab all the chance you get to be with him. so i brought my dad to the appraisery, in cubao expo, which is just a few meters away from his house… i guess he didn’t like the place, which was full of vintage, quirky stuff (but i really wanted to ogle the longboards at kickengines, nyahaha!)


but i think he liked the merienda i got him, some chick ‘n’ herbs and hungarian sausage sandwich, these came with chips too, which were very nice. tapos, umuwi na kami, haha. wish we could have more of these merienda date sessions…

yun lang.

♥ melai



just wanted to document that i went to make your own havaianas 2016… because they had a japanese theme this year! the store i went to was packed with people and i was worried ( i can be shallow af) they’d already run out of my size as i have small feet… but the lady who assisted me assured me they still have tons so huzzah!


i chose the japanese print design and had some pins attached…


they had a photobooth… for the slippers, lulz! really pleased with my new pair,  tapos umuwi na ko, haha.

yun lang.

♥ melai


late post is late… anyhoo, i went to cutud in san fernando pampanga last march to see the flagellants and the crucifixion rites that’s being held there annually. we had to walk a kilometer or two to the crucifixion site and there were penitents walking as well… they had cuts on their back and they’d flog themselves almost in sync… at least those that went on groups. on a side note, i got a lot of blood spatters.


the crucifixion site was vast, but there were not enough tents and shade, they had tents for ‘vips’, meh. poor people like us had to get fried in the heat… there were no trash cans except for the vendors’, and there were no toilets. penitensiya talaga, hahaha. we found a spot near the crosses.


roamed around before i died of dehydration, lulz. there are lots of sellers that would pester you to buy their towels, hats, drinks, and such.


ventured out the streets while waiting for the crucifixion play… actually i was trying to find some shade, haha, i got really burned on this trip. on the other hand, there are lots of vendors lined up in the streets with colorful wares, you’d never get bored if you get tired of ogling the penitents.


these are probably the best pixxors i have of the play… because everything else i have is covered in umbrellas and selfie sticks, hay. i’m not the most religious person, and i went to see the culture. it was interesting to find people harming themselves to prove their devotion and atone for their sins, you should go see this event, if you need a faith boost or… err, tan yourself, haha. might come back next year.

yun lang.

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.