But alas, we arrived Balamban late in the afternoon due to heavy traffic along the way. So we decided instead to meet them, the relatives somewhere around town and went straight to Sileo. On the way to Sileo, we were met by total blackout. We reached our destination in total darkness. The wind was blowing hard. We could hear loud howling sound. The children were scared. The kids were all embracing their mothers due to the cold air, the horryfying howling sound of the wind and the scary liked situation of the darkness. Some of the adults (including me) were laughing out loud for such a movie liked scenario. The young ones though were very helpful, going ahead of us inside the house, locating our rooms with the help of an overseeing house lady.
Inside the pitched black mountain house, the elders and the young children all gathered in one place which was the big living room. After sometimes, the power came back. Wallah! It turned out, the mountain house was well furnished with modern facilities. It was really very nice! But after a long day of fun and adventure from Moalboal, to Aloguinsan, to Sileo, everybody was just simply too tired. and all we wanted to do was to have a good night sleep.
When I awoke the next morning, the breakfast table was already set. I was the second to the last to rise up. Martha was the last but then she was sick that day. Here are some nice pictures:
Breakfast at the mountain house.
With Luz Co taking charge of the kitchen.
View from the mountain house.
View from Lucas and mine room.
The grandchildren eating breakfast and playing already.
Lucas and his sister Rosita (Lechu) Chua
Jerome and Reizl Chua
The kids watching television at the living room.
This group went to the market to prepare our lunch and got busy inside the kitchen.
Emil and Suiling, our chief cooks.
The loafers. Where is Roy?! Hahaha!
Home cooked lunch at the mountain house. More dishes on the way.
After lunch, we lingered at the mountain house for awhile. The young ones explored some nearby vicinity. We had some househelps who took care of cleaning up. The whole bunch left Sileo at around 4:30.pm, the Chuas for Balamban and the Tan's contingent to Cebu City. In a few days we shall be saying good bye to Luz Co and Marion Olmillo, and thanking them for joining this our family gathering and trip.
And from here, I shall conclude my chronicle from Emil and Suiling's wedding, to our family trip from Cebu City, to Sumilon Island, to Kawasan Falls, Moalboal, Aloguinsan, Balamban and Sileo and back to Cebu City. Thank you God for blessing us with a safe, memorable, happy, one in a life time family event and vacation. Thank You so much. Thank you so very very much!!!
See you again on my next blog........