I can no longer remember when was the last time I've been to Antipolo? Probably several years ago, that's why. It was not a weekend but we headed to Antipolo church early Tuesday morning (June 5). I went there with my father (who is celebrating his 73rd birthday), my younger sister Jivveth, with her hubby and 2 kids. Of course I tag along my little boy.
The main purpose of this trip is for the blessing of my sister's van. The vehicle just came out of the repair shop, had it fixed after mishaps encountered some months ago. I am just so glad its back on track now because it serves as a source of income for them.
It took us less two hours to travel from Calamba to Antipolo church. Upon arrival, my sister immediately had their vehicle registered. Afterwhich, a priest went down to where we are parked and blessed the vehicle.
After the vehicle blessing, we attended the morning mass.
Of course, before we headed back, its time to buy "pasalubong". We went to the store of a guy who assisted us earlier to find a parking slot. He mentioned no fees to be collected, just visit their store and buy something if we want - which we did of course, to return the gratitude.
There were lots of food items to choose from. But since most of them are the same thing that can be found in Calamba stores, we just decided to buy cashew nuts and "suman".
Along the road near the church vicinity there are also lots of stalls selling religious items, souvenirs and some toys.
One vendor allowed my little boy to hold the wooden toy which he is selling. So glad, Ivan didn't realized it was for sale ha!ha! after a few minutes of playing with it, he carefully handed it back to the vendor saying "thank you manong".
It's only 11am and since we are not yet that hungry (because we already muched some "suman") we decided to have lunch later.
So off to our next stop Max's Restaurant at Harrison Plaza.