Day tripping around Pasig
Be it for work or quasi-work, traveling remains an uncomfortable task for nook nerds like me. But there's a lot to relish from the chore: the cozy company, the rare and glorious food, the Pinterest-worthy takes and the distinct experience undocumented by even the most brilliant books.
|The Pasig City Museum is just across the Pasig Cathedral.|
Now I dwell in Pasig, and I don't want to make the same mistake. So my friends and I set aside a day to explore, well, our own "backyard."
The Pasig River is perhaps the most popular attribute of the city. Albeit notorious, it played quite a role in history especially in its healthier days. Today, there's more to see in the city that the highly polluted river should be dropped off the list. The Cathedral is the first instinctive stop for many, and for obvious reasons. The church, after all, is that which history revolved around somehow, literally and figuratively.
|Inside the Pasig Cathedral dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.|
|My friends Maycee and Kim paused before the image of St. Josemaria, (pictured on wall)|
the saint of ordinary life, in the Cathedral.
|Graves of infants and children. Some even passed away a few days after birth.|
|If Ronald were alive, he'd just be a year older than I am. His fate was to live for|
just a few days. In many ways, he's fortunate. But the rest of us have to face our earthly mission with
a smile and a passionate love for life.
|Supposedly the oldest house in Pasig.|
|The Pasig City Museum is an elderly mansion traditionally owned by the Concepcion Family who sold the property to the local government. It was then transformed into an educational site bearing pieces from the city's history.|
|As usual, the museum doesn't allow its guests to take photos inside. And c'mon, it's the 21st century!|
Tourism is promoted best with photos. That's a nice lobby though, don't you think?
|Tiendesitas Food Village. Photo filed under Wikipedia Commons, CC BY-SA.|
|Sisters Lira and Kim Cahucom enjoying their Moon Leaf tea at Briggy Hall.|
|Tasteful packaging design made some products at Briggy Hall look imported and prized.|
|Graphic design can really make our local products, which are already of high quality, be globally|