Monthly Archives: December 2019

Patawad Po.

Simula nang ma-install yung water dispensing machine sa tapat ng bahay namin, madalang na ang kumakataok sa bahay namin para mangaroling. Nakakahiya na kasi kumanta ng jinggambels habang may nag-iigib ng tubig. Kadalasan din naman, ang kinakarolingan e yung nag-iigib, at hindi na kami na nakatira sa bahay.

Dahil dito, kaunti na lang ang mga bata na hiningian ko ng tawad. Kaunti na rin yung sinasabihan ng nanay ko na “Bumalik na lang kayo sa Pasko” kahit na alam niya na wala kami sa bahay namin pag Pasko.

Kawawang mga bata, babalik sila sa bahay para sa wala.

Nakakatuwang isipin – habang papalapit ang Bagong Taon, parami nang parami ang mga hinihingian natin ng tawad. Para nga naman maluwag ang loob natin pagpasok ng year of the Metal Rat. mas madaling makausad pag walang bitbit sa balikat. Mas mabilis ang takbo pag walang kang kinakaladkad. Mas malayo ang mararating pag tipid sa gas. Mas maputi ang damit pag nilabhan sa Tide.

Metal Rat

Metal Rat

Kaya bago matapos ang taon, gusto ko humingi ng patawad sa ilang mga importanteng tao sa buhay ko;

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Christmas in Historical Kawit – Worth the Travel

Kilala ang Cavite sa pagiging traffic na lugar nito. Years daw kasi bago ka makauwi, lalo nat dadaan ka pa daw ng PITX. Yan ang unang pumapasok sa isip ng tao pag Cavite.

Ang lingid sa kaalaman ng mga tao, may kabilang liko ang Cavite – yung papuntang Kawit. Kung papsyal ka at medyo feel mo na magpaka-Pilipino, o trip mo lang talaga na makakita ng Christmas displays with a twist, it is best to go to Kawit at night.

Pag medyo napaaga ka, the Aguinaldo House may still be open. Pero dahil panggabi ako – pictures na nung gabi ang meron ako.

 

Historical Kawit at night.

Historical Kawit at night.

Christmas Tree at the Plaza

Christmas Tree at the Plaza

Aguinaldo House

Aguinaldo House

Flags at the Historic Capital of Cavite

Flags at the Historic Capital of Cavite

 

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It’s that time of the year where the Philippines celebrates another festive season. Despite the hustle and bustle of the busy and traffic streets and establishments, everyone busy getting their Christmas shopping done. There are a few sights and sounds in nearby areas where we can feel the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, especially with our loved ones.

Christmas has always been a part of the Filipino tradition and culture and what better way to celebrate the holidays is by visiting some of the most historic sites in the country with your friends and loved ones. Kawit in Cavite is one of the most sought-after historical sites in the country today and it is one that you should visit this Christmas Season.

Kawit, Cavite is home to some of the most historic sites in the Philippines. This is where the Aguinaldo Shrine is situated wherein the Philippine flag that we know of today was first waved publicly announcing our Independence by none other than the first Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo. There’s also a lot to learn about our first president and how he has lived his life and times during the revolution era. Beyond the Shrine also are other sights to see including the “Museo ni Baldomero Aguinaldo” hailed towards the cousin of Emilio Aguinaldo and grandfather of Cesar Virata who as a prime minister in the 1980s.

Kawit also boasts rich crafts and delicacies including the Pandayan or the local blacksmithing shop. Blacksmithing is an endangered craft that needs to be promoted and preserved. The local Pandayan is still active and you can still buy handcrafted knives and bolos made the same way during the Revolutionary era. The Christmas specialty – Puto Bumbong or a rice cake with shaved coconut and muscovado sugar is a staple food trip stop that shouldn’t be missed when visiting Kawit. Kawit celebrates the Christmas season through a spectacular display of lights at the Aguinaldo Shrine and Freedom Park. The Christmas lighting event was held last December 14, 2019, and a number of distinguished guests and celebrities joined in the celebration of the event. A fireworks display and lighting of the Christmas lights at the Freedom Park was also held.

Make sure to visit Kawit Cavite this Christmas Season and enjoy the season filled with pride in our own heritage and historical sites in Kawit. The Municipality of Kawit welcomes everyone who wishes to visit Kawit during the Christmas season.