The rains finally abated and on on this sunny Sunday, I decided to head out with just the mundane task of doing the groceries in mind. But I did brought along the camera hoping to snap shots of Cubao, a place that was home to us as kids. I don’t know, I just need to do something. Get busy. Get away if I can.
Spontaneity kicked in and I headed to Quiapo instead. I finally have pictures to boast that I brought my camera to Quiapo and actually used it. b_(^.^)_d **that’s my version of thumbs up. tama ba?**
The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or the St. John the Baptist or simply the Quiapo Church is always my first stop whenever I go to Quiapo. I never knew that taking pictures inside the church was prohibited. I thought it was weird.
After asking around where the Manila Central Post Office was, I set out to conquer Jones Bridge. On foot. Because the manong said, I can walk the stretch and so I did.
I saw a group of kids who are about to swim in this water. I wanted to take a snap but thought better of it. I crossed to the other side instead. Mahirap na.
It was a short walk and soon enough I was already at the Manila Post Office. It was a such a sad, majestic decrepit of a structure. There were informal settlers lounging around the grassy parts and the litter and fetid smell that come with this problem is almost a given.
The Liwasang Bonifacio right in front of the Manila Post Office is in the same state of neglect. There was even a woman washing clothes near the fountain. It was really sad.
It’s past 430PM already and so I headed back to Quiapo and traversed once more the stretch of Jones Bridge.
It was a very hot afternoon so I decided to cool at nearby department stores, Isetann and SM. It was at SM Clearance Outlet where I found these steals. The shoes were just P300 from 699.95, the miniskirt and white sleeveless blouse that can double as a dress (just wear a long cardigan/jacket with it) were eye-popping at P50 each!!! By the way, the blouse was initially priced at P400. I was so stoked with my purchases. 😀
Happy New Year everyone! Cheers!