Day #5 is Philippines family reunion day
Because of Chai Chai and Bao Bao wedding it was the first time that this family had been together in one place for YEARS. So in true Philippines style a massive party was organised to get all together to have a huge family day together. This is Day #5 is Philippines family reunion day. Special t-shirts were made up (mine doubly special – notice the only one with a v-neck). It was awesome.
We went to a place on Mabini Barangay that no-one had ever been to before. A beach owned by some German chap. He has turned it in to a series of ‘pools’ that catch the sea water as the tide comes in and hey presto, private pools all day long. Much food, beer, photos, chats, laughs and yep Karaoke. How funny is that. This is Day #5 is Philippines family reunion day.
I did some video of the journey on the way – can’t help but think of every Vietnam film I have ever watched. Luckily now just blissful beauty, serenity and silence and people go about their daily choirs of farming. It is simply stunning. Funny as we got in to Mabini itself, the town where Mary is originally from, I had no idea I was filming it. I filmed the wet market and noticed it said Mabini. I stopped then to ask her. Double funny is that the couple at the petrol station filling up the scooter is the bride and groom from yesterday – Bao Bao and Chai Chai – I had NO IDEA it was them, or that I had filmed them.
Let’s get to some photos now of Day #5 is Philippines family reunion day. Sad thing of course no Ollie with us to enjoy too. I am sure there will be another time though for that.