Like most Easter weeks, we stayed home again. I love staycations. Manila is at its most beautiful this week. No traffic, no pollution, no crowds. I’ve cooked every meal for my family – lasagna, quiche, waffles, spaghetti. It’s a nice feeling when your home makes you feel like you’re on vacation. But let’s not talk about the heat.
Here are some photos from a couple of weeks ago, taken using an Olympus E-P3.
There is no house in either places yet. But it already feels like home.
I love tall coconut trees.
I love that the kids are fascinated with the things that used to fascinate me. Like the Makahiya.
Makahiya is an herb that folds inward when you try to touch it. This was me growing up. Very shy. And perhaps still me now. Touch-me-not.
Yaya introduced the kids to the neighbour’s cows. Lily, my 5 year old, styled herself for a day in the “farm”. Oh Lily.
This little guy was the friendliest.
It is such a gift to have my parents staying with us for an extended time. It feels so normal. Dreading the day they leave. Here, my dad found something interesting.
Sophia, the curious one.
Mom collected coconut husks for her orchids.
Please do not judge us. We didn’t do this on purpose.
Saying bye to their friend, Cowie. Then we drove about an hour away, to the other paradise.
Patrick with Lily and Stella.
Stella can draw letters. But she didn’t do this. She just dictated the “spelling” of her name.
Soph let this little snail crawl on her foot.
This family is a sucker for sunsets. I’m not kidding.
My little marine girl, Sophia.
Lowtide isn’t my favourite, but it has it charms.
Sophia. My child who shares my love of the sea.
Grateful for the silence.
Have a blessed Easter weekend.