Today (technically yesterday because it's past midnight already, lol), me and my (not so) little sister went to Intramuros again. Last week was the first time that my sister stepped foot in Intramuros. Haha. Yeah, it's ironic that we live near the area but it was just last week when she first saw, smell and felt what Intramuros is like! Kiara fell in love with the place and she wanted to take a mini walk tour last week, but we were there just in time for the 6PM mass, so we were not able to do what she wanted. I promised to take here there today and so we did. We left our house before 4PM, we ate at McDonald's first before our mini walk tour.
Of course the first notable building that we passed by after eating at McDonalds - LPU is one of the country's major broadsheets' building -- Manila Bulletin. I just learned today that the location of the Manila Bulletin building used to be San Nicolas de Tolentino Church.
|Intramuros Police Station|
Yes, that right there is a police station! Don't you think this is the cutest police station on earth? HAHA! Seriosuly tho, this police station doesn't give that usual police station vibe, ifyaknowwhatimean.
|Still at the Police Station|
I love playing tourist whenever I'm in Intramuros. I always take photos, I take photos of places and stuff which I previously shot already. Taking photos of the places/ruins makes me feel like a real tourist. HAHA.
|Department of Labor and Employment|
This building looks really old. There are buildings which look like old but has that vintage-y feel, but this one has that old-almost-gonna-fall-apart feel. Lol. But I saw that they're renovating, so good for the building and people who work there! ;))
|Puerta Real Gardens|
|Still at Puerta Real Gardens in Fort Santiago Compound|
The green grass made me want to go on picnic! You can't blame me if I keep on going back to Intramuros. Just look at this garden! Yes, it's not as grand as other gardens, but it makes me forget that outside the compound is the Manila we all know. Traffic. Noise. Pollution.
|Kiara and random lovers in the background.|
So here's the thing, one thing that I don't like seeing in Intramuros and Luneta are those lovers who show too much affection! The lovers in the background were not too much. Haha. If you two happen to come across my blog, I swear I am not referring to you! :P
|Saint Pedro Calungsod|
Today's (yesterday's) Sunday mass was extra special because t'was the same day that Saint Pedro Calungsod was canonized! We have two Filipino Saints already! I feel kind of guilty that it was just recently that I heard of Saint Pedro Calungsod.
|Of course, the beautiful San Agustin Church|
After the mass, we decided to go to SM Manila for dinner. I wanted to eat at Kangaroo Jack but Kiara wanted to eat at The Old Spaghetti House. She's not feeling well, so she won! ;))
|Cynthia's Scottish Meatballs|
Kiara said she wasn't really hungry so she just ordered the Carbonara Wrap! I told her that we could share my pasta if she wants, I wasn't too hungry as well. She needed to take mer meds, too so of course, duh, she has to eat noh!
|Me and Kiara -- The Old Spaghetti House, SM Manila|
|Jumpsuit: Thrifted || Bag: Aldo || Sandals: Artwork || Shades: i2i|
|Candy Bracelet: Gift from Mother || Watch: Guess || Charm Bracelet: Papemelroti|
Don't you just love my thrifted jumpsuit? I DO! So pretty! HAHA
|And of course I put something on before entering the church, you guys! Haha! Cardigan: Forever21|
So that's how my Sunday went. I swear I still have a lot of photos to share, but again, I chose not to. HAHA. Too much photos already, methinks.
I still want to sign up for Carlos Celdran's If These Walls Could Talk Tour in Intramuros! It is still different to tour Intramuros with a tourist guide who knows the important facts about the historic place.