Nothing could be more captivating than
the free traffic show of lights from
road signs, billboards, checkpoints, and headlights.
I just spent my weekend over at Taysan, Batangas in time for their annual celebration of the town fiesta - held during the month of September which is the feast day of Nuestra Senora de la Merced (Our Lady of Mercy) ran by religious priests of the Oblates of St. Joseph. I grabbed the opportunity at once to accompany my mother who is too keen and giddy to meet up with her old high school buddies.
There weren’t much street shows and partying commonly adhered to in the idea of fiesta, but there surely was a lot of food and namimiyesta (visitors from other towns) to tend to. I literally ate the day off last Saturday munching at what food is available on the table, played with so many cute little pamangkin (nieces and nephews) and just let the culture of hospitality and family seep in. It was truly a breath of fresh air from the fast urban living of the cityscape.
I was not able to get a lot of pictures from the event but I’m going to share below some flicks I had the Friday night we took off to Batangas. Having our seats right at the back of the bus driver was a delight because we had this panoramic view of the roads and expressways. It is very much enchanting to travel at night.