Imagine our shock when our history professor told us that we would be having a field trip for our last day.
Field trip in the post graduate level? I would have never thought…
Our professor recounted how much they had fun in Chinatown last year as they strolled along the busy streets of Binondo while munching on some good Chinese food. Wish we also did that, but at least we had the chance to go out of town as a class with this trip!
Our first stop:
This church houses centuries-old paintings, but it seems like it needs some restoration work. Afterwards, we made a stopover for some snacks:
A few walks away from our host’s house is a store where embroidered jusi can be bought.
We watched in the sidelines while the ladies were busy stitching elaborate designs.
Upon closer inspection, we saw pencil marks which serves as their guide while stitching. There is a lone pattern maker; all the rest do the embroidery by hand.
We’re not even close to hungry, but we’ve come to our stop for lunch. One of our classmates hail from Laguna, so she ended up hosting our meal. Her mom graciously prepared all the dishes! Our classmates from other countries joined in the fun of eating Filipino style!
To somehow burn the fats (LOL), we went around the resort and took a bunch of photos. After all, no field trip is complete without dozens of group photos.
Swimming was not part of our itinerary, though.
We then headed to Liliw, a town known for manufacturing footwear. I played the role of shopping buddy since I still had a lot of pairs I haven’t worn at home, and there’s just far too many people in every shop.
Our last stop was another church. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the interiors as it was closed that time.
It took me a while to post it because I was busy checking out pc tune up from Iolo.com. My desktop’s fan has been noisy as of late. Grr.