College life,  Places

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Manaoag

I’ve grown sick and tired of seeing the streets of Manila every damn day, so last week was perfect timing when our college announced that our class would participate in a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan.

Call time was 5AM and I got home at around 12AM the night before, which meant I had less than two hours of sleep because my travel time is two hours. (It sucks living so far away from school; it gets tiring after three years of commuting.) Anyway, even though we spent more time travelling to Manaoag than actually staying there, it was one helluva good time!

Low-quality iPod photos, I forgot to bring my point-and-shoot 🙁

The place had wide open spaces, ponds full of goldfish, grass and trees. Made me feel close to nature and far away from the city.
Bought floating candles and made wishes~
It was a much-needed getaway from the stress of everyday life.

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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