Day 4 : Around Iloilo
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The children of Pototan - coming from school
Work continued on the houses while we visited the city
Miag-Ao Church's interiors
Special Guests at the Monthly Meetings of the Lions Club of Pototan
Pototan at Night, serene, peaceful and bucolic albeit pretty
GK Saladmasters Pototan, Iloilo
GK Youth Build 2009
Divination that will listen to your boys and girls
Is the sweetest melody the one we haven't heard?
Is it true that perfect love drives out all fear?
The right to be ridiculous is something I hold dear
But change of heart comes slow..." - U2, "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
We thought with all the food that we devoured last night, we were walking the Green Mile or in tagalog, "bibitayin na". It was just heavenly to have fresh seafood, fresh meat, fresh fruits and piping hot rice. We had to stay up for another 4 hours before we had to hit the sack.
Friday was spent to have a tour of Iloilo. We spent the morning on a running tour around the city, starting with a customary courtesy call with the Iloilo City Mayor in his office, on the third floor of a mall. Yes, the munisipyo can't be closer and any bit accessible to its constituents.
We proceeded with our running tour stopping of course at the Old Churches of Jaro and Molo but we never got in on both stops. Our first stop was getting our share of sinamay and Mama's Kitchen products. Good thing the stop was just in one go :) What a treat!
If last night's dinner was one for the books, we never realized that Iloilo still had an ace on its shoulder - Breakthrough. Yes, it was Tatoy's vs. Breakthrough but both our itinerary experts pointed to the latter. So it was. Sugba, kilaw and a lot of seafood, so who's complaining?
We then moved from lunch, surely 10 pounds heavier and thus on the way to Miag-ao we were like hit by the Gods of Slumber. No one was up for a game of M-G-G.
Miag-Ao, with its church made of limestone and egg white was- pardon me for recycling the word - but it was heavenly. The facade had intricate designs with such detail that you'd think the carvers really planned it to withstand 3 centuries without any sight of degradation. The palm tree design was so detailed you could see the separation of the palm leaves.
We had to rush back to Pototan by 5:30pm to prepare for an invitation by the Lions Club. Ok now, this time, we will be hung by our necks. This is our comeuppance after all those sumptuous meals. Haha. Actually no. We had more food waiting. We also had a grand time during the night. We laughed, we sang songs and we danced.
To top it all of, the Mayor of Pototan rendered a memorable song, a sort of harana to our newly engaged team members, Brian and Elaine. That steals the cake. That made our day and night.
We ended up hitting the sack at 12 midnight and tomorrow at 8am will be the big day. 08 08 at 08am to 08pm. With all the good times spent that Friday, I hope we wake up on time.