Philippines trip with a different reason this time
The reason remains private to the friends and family that already know. But yes we had to go to the Philippines again a couple of weeks ago. It really is like going home for us now, we love her so very much. Funny in that we had no chance to visit the house, and in fact, it was full of AirBnB guests to boot. Philippines trip with a different reason this time had wifey and Jude go the week before and I and the other two kids join them. It was a two-stop trip for us all in Tagbilaran City Centre, and Anda next door to wifey’s home town of Mabini.
I was working the whole time I was there, but the kids did indeed have some down-time and of course, we had to eat so frequented some of our favourite places and went to see our mates of course. We tried out some new locations to stay too, and the kids tried some new things, so thought we would share a little blog of the trip. Let’s have a look at Philippines trip with a different reason this time.
Daddy-pedia time; Sandugo is the name of the blood compact. Literally, both partiers slit their wrist and pour blood into wine and drink it to seal their relationship bond. This one was performed here in Bohol between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. “Sandugo” is a Visayan word which means “one blood”.How about that? If one of these guys asks me out for a beer, I ain’t going!!!
So there was Philippines trip with a different reason this time. A really sad one. Always in our thoughts. Wonderful to see our family and friends and the Philippines though. Love you guys. Be seeing you all very soon we hope.