Good Friday Road Trip

Spending Good Friday on the road has been my “panata” for many years now. Its like some sort of penitence and spiritual nourishment for me. During my adolescent years I walked (a gruelling 15 kms from our house) all the way to Grotto (in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan) with my friends, family, or neighbors. I even went solo, twice or thrice. But then, I’ve stopped doing it for quite some time now, not until yesterday, when Im back at the road again on a Good Friday…

Together with my ride buddy Sergs and his back ride. We braved the scorching heat and rode all the way to Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan (211 kms, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall – Manaoag Pangasinan). We took off at around 5 am and our tires set tracks at Manaoag grounds by around 10:45am. Passing numerous flagellants, cross-carrier’s and processions along the way (particularly in Pampanga). And I just can’t passed by without taking some souvenir shots, as this would be my first time to witness such large number of penitent’s.

Except for a flat tire my partner got when were already at Kalayaan Ave, all goes well with our travel as we got home safe and sound. Good Friday is really good after all!

I’m thinking what more to add to this post when suddenly I recieved an SMS from a friend. Very timely. Here it goes:

Lord thank you for this great day!
I love you and need you to come into my heart.
Do Bless me, my family, my home, my work and my friends.

Have a blessed holy week everyone. 😀

Just click the photos for more of our Manaoag Road Trip!

Holy Week

Jesus Christ

It’s Holy Week once again. One of the longest vacation time in the calendar. Which mean lots of free time for you and your family to have bonding activities – like visiting a family friend, relatives, or the oldies. Explore wonderful places and cool beaches. Watch movies you’ve missed, read the books you love, go fishing, camping and just about anything you wanted to do.But let’s not forget why this week is holy, its because this week is also the time to do some spiritual rejuvenation with our creator. Spend some tranquility moment with God and repent for all your sins and do some penance. Read a bible, make a confession, or bring the family to church and do the “Way of the Cross”. These maybe simple things to you, but these things are great in the eyes of God. 

And for those geeky persons that spend most of their time with computers (like me). Here is an apt bible verse for you so that you’ll always remember God. 

When saving files, think of:

Isaiah 45:22
 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

When restoring a system or a back-up, think of:

Job 22:23
If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent.