15-18 June 2018
My housemate M was getting married, hence we decided to go back home for it. I invited T as a cultural experience for him and he wanted to go too. It has been ages since I last visited the uphill, Antipolo. I remember being there for a school trip or something like that during those times that cameras weren’t widely used, hence I didn’t have souvenirs about it.
I brought my family along with me most of the time except during the wedding ceremony and reception. I wanted them to experience Antipolo with me too. We all checked in together at a small resort called Callospa Resort. It looked good on the website but a little disappointing in person. This was the base for the couple and their entourage.
Call time for makeup was at 330am. Too early for someone who has not slept for a few days. Entourage photo shoot was at 7am, the wedding ceremony was at 10am, the reception was at 1pm. Their wedding went on peacefully and luckily, with no dramas. It was T’s first Filipino wedding so, we made him wear a traditional Filipino male top, Barong. He looked good in it. After the wedding, we met up with my family for dinner and karaoke.
The next day, we drove back to Manila. On our way, we passed by Hinulugang Taktak. I had the impression that this waterfall was badly maintained but to my surprise, it was actually maintained quite well, except for the questionable pool at the center of the stream blocking the waterfalls’ flow, it looked better than what I imagined it to be. We took a bit of photo and continued on with our journey to Manila.
We reached MOA, had lunch there and sent my sis home. We then drove to Cavite, had a massage and we celebrated Father’s Day in a cafe with hot choco and cake. Next day, we flew off.
It was indeed a short holiday but it was certainly worth it especially because my sister’s rarely with us! I enjoyed it a lot!