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Island Hopping Off Guimaras

Visited Raymen Beach Resort,  located on Guimaras, the sweet mango province where my wife grew up, this past Mother’s Day.  We were celebrating the birthdays of two nephews, Sharwen and Jorreal.  Since my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Alida, were in attendance, it was a perfect way to combine the birthday celebrations and also honor our Mom’s.  Island hopping tour in Guimaras

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Return to the Best Philippines Beach Resort in Guimaras

Raymen Beach Resort in Guimaras. Located in a stretch of white sand and turquoise waters called  Alibihod, I’ve covered visits to this Philippines resort in past posts. Made another visit to this pocket of paradise on Mother’s Day. My asawa and relatives were accompanied by the son of Jesus, Mike (seen in the next photo closing his eyes), our neighbor that delivers our fresh drinking water. 

NoyNoy and Mike on the pump boat to Guimaras

 

According to my asawa, Mike is our niece April’s  “suitor,” a term used about 100 years ago in America. Noy Noy, Mike’s cousin (sitting next to Mike on the pump boat), also lives next door and came along for the Sunday holiday. 

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Manggahan Festival Carnival in Guimaras

Carnival time at last month’s Manggahan Festival in Guimaras. Visions of  rides, games and junk food danced in the heads of our nieces and nephews.  Tita (Aunt) Daday and Tito (Uncle) Dave promised the kids plenty of fun during the annual mango mash, and they weren’t disappointed. 

Triple M Carnival in Guimaras

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Graduation Day in the Philippines

Our 12-year-old niece from Guimaras, Den Den, graduated from the sixth grade recently. In a rare spontaneous mood, the day before the event, I informed my asawa that I wanted to attend the ceremonies. Our niece would be entering high school next year and these closing exercises would be a milestone in her young life.  My stunned spouse agreed.  Because I wanted to surprise our relatives back in the mango province, we didn’t inform anyone that we would be attending.40th Closing Exercises San Miguel Central School

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