All Souls Day 2008

After 8 longs years, I am able to be with the rest of the family and spent some time with our departed loved ones yesterday. I woke up early yesterday morning and met with one of my cousins to pick up the flowers that we ordered the previous day.

From far, white flowers looked like popcorns scattered in different styles. They were all arranged in a basket. We left the house half past four in the afternoon and headed on to the cemetery, it was jam packed already and we had to walk a bit far to get inside, with all the stuff we had in hand, it was quite difficult. Outside the cemetery, I saw an eyecatching stand selling different items related to Halloween, it looked like a gift shop bcoz of the colorful things hanging there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture even a single photo from outside, it was really crowded. But of course I have a few to share with you:

These photos were taken at the Serenity, where 3 of dad’s siblings are resting:

That’s me in red, next to me were Tita Lanie and my daughter, my Mom, Tita Susan {dad’s sister in law}, then sitting was Ate Pinky {the eldest among cousins}, my Dad, Mariann and Caloy.

This is how it looks {the Serenity}. Now let me show you the Garden where my grandparents {paternal side and my mom’s mother} are resting.

Mama Baleng {Valeriana}, my maternal grandma passed away months before I got married, she didn’t have the chance to see my daughter, and it’s our first time to be with her {on this day} since she left us.

It was another great and memorable experience having met the relatives I haven’t seen and spent time with for years {yeah, including the departed ones}.

More photos to follow in the next few days, my cousins have them and they promised to send it to me within the coming week. Update : More photos here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. Masyado nang nagiging commercialized ang Undas. Yung sementeryong pinuntahan namin, may on-the-spot singing contest pa. Anu ba yun.

    kimmy’s last blog post..Relaxation + Charity = Winner


  2. hi ate! well now at least i know how a real blog goes. and it also made me realize that writing is really in our genes. lol. perhaps, it’s about time that my manual manuscripts be transferred electronically. well, it’s a worth-thinking idea. btw, i’ll be sending you the pix later. really sorry and usually tied up with work.

    i am very proud of you!


  3. Uy, you made it here! Thanks for the peek and comment! Anuba, wag kang maingay, baka sumikat tayo haha!

    Well, why not? You have all the powers to do that. Make Cortez clan proud – again!

    Please… do send them NOW! Ate mo ko, sumunod ka haha!

    Love you ‘cuz! When’s our next drinking session?


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