A Day at Garin Farm

December was a fun filled month for me. My cousin Fae went home for a vacation and what we mostly do is travel, eat, chat and eat. That’s why I haven’t posted much here on my blog. I have been so busy with life. It’s a great feeling not stressing out on my blog but I admit I miss writing on here and I miss you guys! Here’s what you’ve been missing.

Our first stop was The Garin Farm at San Joaquin, Iloilo. It was quite far from the city. Our land travel is almost 3 hours. It was tiring and so hot but it was so worth it. Most of us slept while I listened to music using my headphones and chatting with my cousins.


I enjoy this simple moments with them because often times, we would just talk via Facebook or Skype. It has always been a long distance relationship between us. We used to sleep under one roof every summer but as we grow old, things have to change to. It’s bittersweet seeing each other succeed and having their own life but at the same time, you get to miss your childhood together. So seeing one of them in flesh after a year is a great feeling.


This Bahay Kubo has all the vegetables mentioned in the song, surrounding the house.



There’s a tall flight of stairs called Pilgrimage. We went up the hill by riding a golf cart though to see the surroundings. It was so fun! Our golf cart ran out of gas so we had to walk to the top. Glad it wasn’t that long.


Once you get to the top, you would see a cave where you have to go through. It was a tunnel like path and it was very dark. You would later find a small area there with benches and a colored 3D stained glass window image of Jesus where you can pray. Then at the end of the tunnel, you would see the path getting brighter and brighter. Then you would be greeted by angels. You’re now entering the gates of heaven.


Me and my cousin at the top of the Pilgrimage

When you go down that stairs, you would see these statues as if you are literally seeing everything in the bible. There’s Noah’s ark with lots of animals on it, Adam and Eve, The Ten Commandments and others.

This has really been a nice outing with my cousins. Not only we had fun exploring the huge garden but it was also a place of solitude, a place where you get to connect spiritually with your faith. It was a long ride but we had a nice dinner by the beach after this day. All’s well that ends well.

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    Michelle Bio
    January 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    I know how you feel! I miss my cousins too. We usually make up for lost time with road trips when we’re all in the Ph.
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    Hannie Arden Blaise
    January 11, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Wonderful post <3

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    January 12, 2016 at 8:38 am

    It sounds like so much fun, it’s great you get to catch up with your cousins too 🙂

    Corinne x
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      January 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      It is! Now they’re away again and I’m gonna miss these moments

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    January 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Looks like a nice place to visit. 😀
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      January 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Sure is 🙂

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    January 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I love this place! it’s relaxing to be just there. What I love most is to feed the birds.
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      January 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      Have you been here? I haven’t fed the birds :/

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    January 13, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Ang cool ng bahay kubo! I wish I also have a garden that would accommodate everything in the Bahay Kubo song! 🙂

    The pilgrimage looks high! Pero parang mas mataas pa din yung sa grotto sa Baguio. But this picture can be deceiving, so I don’t know. Haha.

    It must feel good spending the day in this calming place, without having to worry about anything. Ahh, I need a break! Haha
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      January 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Take a break once in a while! 🙂 Yeah, it would be really cool if you can just pick your ingredients from your own backyard. The pilgrimage is high but I think not that high as the ones in Baguio. It’s not steep so it’s not really nakakalula.

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    January 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I’ve always been up to this kind of “wandering” – I’d aways prefer this kind than of the beaches. Love your photos, Alissa. I wish I could visit Iloilo someday. 🙂
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      January 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Hope you will! There are lots of places to visit here and the food are definitely delicious!

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    January 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

    HUHU Now I miss my cousins! Since we’re all grown up, the only time we get to hang out is during the holidays!

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      January 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Are they away too?

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    Johanna L Davey ?
    January 24, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Awesome, How’s the weather out there in the Philippines? ☺
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      January 26, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Lately it has been windy and rainy and that’s my kind of weather. It’s usually really hot here though

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