June 30, 2010 – Day Two of La Familia’s weekend in Cebu involved a free day tour in Colon. Eep. But of course, that’s a short visit to the 16th Century St. Niño Basilica Church that you can’t miss or else. Can I indulge you with a few vanity shots? Teehee.
This is a while-adjusting-settings-I-decided-to-take-this shot. Did I tell you I have a thing for balloons?
There is quite a looooong line to go see the huge relic of the Child Jesus or Santo Niño.
Behind my sisters is the famous Magellon’s Cross housed inside that vintage kiosk. Four hundred years ago, this place was historical. Do you think they care? I bribed the guy selling balloons to let me borrow this. We left Colon/downtown Cebu and headed to SM City CebuNorthwing for lunch. My parents scoffed at the idea of eating fusion – epicurean, what? They would be happier with their sabaw (soup) and sinugbang isda (grilled fish) and the closest thing to dining Filipino food in the Northwing would be Lamesa Grill.
Number one, I loved their interiors. Number two, their bulalo tastes like broth smothered with butter. So sad.
I love Lamesa Grill. I love that they have this small grilling stove on your table to cook raw seafood or meat. However, when you are hungry, you really do not have all the time in the world to appreciate your culinary skills.
Meet my baby sisters ♥
(…and again, to be continued)
**Text and photos by Kristine Roa. Reproduction without consent is not allowed.