Manaoag Ride II

manaoag ride II

Once we set our bikes at the parking area, we took turns on going inside the church to pray and meditate. Its because we brought lots of things kaya hindi pedeng iwan, kaya pinauna ko na yung mag-partner. After 15 minutes they were back. Its my turn naman. I lit up 3 candles at the candle areas, line-up in the confession, and took some photos before I leave. (all in all I spend almost an hour din cguro hehe)

Walandyo, paglabas ko wala na yung mga kasama ko. Nag-txt na pala (sa celphone kong naka-silent hehe) at sabi ay sumunod na lang ako sa hotel (though they told naman the guard about my things before they left it).

Wow Hotel! Yessss! I hopped on my Mio and rode for about 5 minutes before I reached Star of David Hotel. Its a modern design 4 story Hotel near the church. Not that big, but its the coziest place around (i think so) and besides, they got WiFi hehe.

Our night time were not so jubilant, after dinner at Mang Inasal, we bought eight beer-in-cans at 7-11 and sneaked it inside the hotel. The problem is Sergs was not feeling well, after gulping half of his first beer-in-can, he got an upset stomach. The second problem was that
he goes inside their room and bade me goodnight! Bottomline, I got all the beers and the pulutans (Sisig na Bangus and pistachio nuts) all in my room. (Im solo in my room, haven’t I told you that?!).

What else to do? (the tv has no cable channels, kamusta naman yun!) So no choice, but to drink and surf the net. I’m just lucky I got a decent signal since my room was at the 2nd floor, and the wi-fi router were located at the looby of the hotel. Cguro, I’ve finished 5 in cans before calling it a night hehe.

The next day, we were discussing if we’ll take the loop instead of the the usual route we take. (The loop – via Lingayen, Dagupan, Zambales, Olangapao road) Its not in the original plan, so pinili na lang namin yung dating dinaanan namin (Urdaneta, Tarlac, Apalit, Bulacan road) kase iniisip namin baka maligaw kami or hindi namin kayanin sa sobrang layo at init ng panahon. Its about 9am na rin kase when we take-off at Manaoag.

On our way home, the ride was a bit faster now. I can’t believe it, but Sergs says the highest speed we made during some stretch was 115kph. OMG!

Para nag 2nd break-in ng motor ko, first time ko syang naamoy sunog na langis ng pinilit kong i-overtake yung Honda Wave 125 (success naman hehe).

We’ve reached Monumento at around 2pm. I thank God we all got home safety from our ride. All I can say, its a GOOD RIDE and a GOOD FRIDAY after all.

See what’s inside my Givi Box –

Manaoag Ride I

manaoag ride

Sa sobrang tambak ng work (office at sideline) naipon na mga ipo-post ko hehe. Naudlot tuloy itong mga photos namin ng Gala de MIO – the name we called for the meantime to our very small group of riders – we’re only two haha!

manaoag ride

Two Yamaha Mio owners to be exact. I got the Mio Sporty while my friend Sergs got the Mio Soul with a converted body kit of a Mio MX.

We (me. sergs and his partner) took off at around 4:30am Holy Thursday at Anonas Quezon City, and reached the church of Manaoag before 10:00am. It took us one breakfast stop at McDonalds San Fernando and two gas stops along the way.

We go ovenight this time, unlike last year na balikan ginawa namin, sakit kaya sa katawan argggh! At sosyal pa kase we were billeted in a classy hotel. I-blog ko na lang sa susunod.

More photos on my facebook account. but siempre, add nyo muna ako to view it hehe.

Flagellants Everywhere

A group of flagellantsĀ  while doing their yearly devotion/ sacrifice or panata on the streets of Pampanga during Holy Week. This was my first time to witnessed such large numbers of flagellants and penitents on the street. They’re literally everywhere. They believe doing penance like these would washed away their sins.

This video was taken last Good Friday while we’re on a Road Trip to Manaoag, Pangasinan to visit the church and pray to the miraculous Our Lady of Manaoag.