Sunday, April 24, 2011

One last post for the Holy Week

Happy Easter to everyone!

The Holy Week break is over and tomorrow...I will be reporting back for work. Goodbye late night movies and siestas.

But before I finally bid goodbye to my almost one week vacation, allow me to share with you more pictures of how I spent the past days.

On Good Friday, my family drove all the way to Bulacan to visit my Tita (Auntie) Emy's family. I have blogged about my Tita Emy's house last year. When I wrote that post, I remember having zero followers. Hahaha!  At that time, it was only me who reads my blog. I wanted to show everyone of how beautiful is my Tita Emy's garden. Here are some reposted pictures

The beautiful flower garden now turned to this

The flowers are all gone and it made me a bit sad. But my Tita Emy said she has better plans for the garden. She is working for a mini vegetable garden and to start with, here is her initial potential harvest
Fresh garden tomatoes!

The leaves and the soil looks so dry because of the intense weather condition in my country. It's summer here and the temperature do not favor planting. But in God's time and Tita Emy's perseverance, I know she could turn this picture to a green and healthy garden.

Another potential harvest
It might take months before my family will be able to visit Tita Emy again. But on our next visit, I am very optimistic that Tita Emy's green thumb can turn great wonders for this garden.

And how could I forget this 
I don't often see this especially in the city. 

During our visit, Tita Emy also treated us with healthy and the best tasting Filipino foods.

My all time favorite

Sapin Sapin

We call this "Sapin Sapin." In English, the term is literally translated as layers.It is called Sapin Sapin because it is made of layers of different colors. Sapin Sapin is made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and sprinkled coconut flakes. 

Sapin Sapin is cooked manually and this is what I appreciate about it. The process include the careful selection and endless mixture of all the ingredients to produce each different layer. Unlike those that are sold in bakeshops, what I love about the home made Sapin Sapin is its presentation. The traditional Sapin Sapin is placed on a "bilao" (winnow) on top of fresh Banana leaves.

 Another healthy Filipino snack
Boiled Peanuts
Sorry for the messy table. These two adorable kids were the culprits
Jasper and Fhaye
I spent my Holy Week vacation mostly at home with my family. Today is Easter Sunday and to start the week right, I attended the Easter Mass with my mother. 
Christ has risen!
Christ has risen to let us know that we are saved. Come with the celebration of the Easter Sunday, I pray that I shall also rise from all those sadness, worries and miseries. In God's time, I hope.. I will be fine. 


  1. Diane what a lovely post! The dessert looks lovely served on the banana leaves! Boiled peanuts are very popular here in Alabama. We can usually buy them in roadside stands.

    It is almost 6AM, and we are on our way to the Easter sunrise service.

    Oh, and post pics of your aunt's garden next time you visit her! Gardening posts are among my favorites in blogland lately, LOL!

    Ricki Jill

  2. Hi Diane, im inspired by ur post , and ur Tita Emy's garden will be looking up soon. Keep writing, as i enjoy coming to visit and promise to more often......Thank u for stopping by to see my bedroom. Happy Easter to u and ur family.....Bonnie

  3. Hello,
    Your blog all the way from the Philippines is very interesting. Have a blessed Easter.
    Smiles & a big hug,

  4. Hello Diane!

    Thank you so much for your visit and for this "garden" post as well! May this Easter season carry a special gift and grace for you as your comment has been to me!

    Bless you!


  5. Diane it looks like you had a simply lovely break filled with good memories. The photos are gorgeous and the food looks so yummy. Mmmmm...

    Thank you for your kind visit. Yes, that is me. It's our wedding day in Florida over 12 years ago. Whew! Time flies by doesn't it?

    Warmly, ~Melissa :)

  6. Easter blessings to you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. That dessert looks so yummy! & Sorry to see all the flower are gone, but its exciting that she'll be have a veggie garden :)

  8. Hi, Diane! Ang sarap naman ng sapin sapin :) Thanks for the sweet comment in my blog about the crocheted wall art. Sana e mag-join ka sa blog party ko: Thank you again :)

  9. Beautiful post! The food looks wonderful! My husband loves boiled peanuts! I love the pretty flowers and different plants that we don't see here! Hugs! ♥

  10. Goodness! Thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog... I think the first step to experiencing something like that is really just tuning out of everything electronic for an hour. During that hour let your mind relax and do what feels right to your intuition and soul. I've just started doing this.. and it's such an amazing experience and I never know what I'm going to do until I tune out of everything.. and then it all just comes to me! :)

    and... the pictures from your Tita Emy's house are gorgeous... her harvest looks like it is delicious and it looks that she is going to have a boutiful garden in the near future!

    Take care,


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