Sunday, August 30, 2009

visiting tita cory at manila memorial

Last Saturday, we were all at home at the same time so we decided to go to the Manila Memorial park in Sucat to at last visit the grave of 2 Pinoy heroes, Cory Aquino and Ninoy Aquino. We thought that by now, we would probably have the park all to ourselves, but when we asked for directions, the guard said a lot of people were already there. In fact, another guard said that a lot of people still come everyday!
Balikbayans were having their picture taken and while I said a silent prayer I again wondered at the simplicity of the grave where Ninoy and Cory lay. No marble, no gates.While other people would have made grand mausoleums in their own honor, the Aquinos would have gone unnoticed if not for the people gathered and the various offerings on their tombs. This was a cute drawing probably made by a schoolkid As seen on TV...a charcoal drawing...Masyado yatang pinaganda si Tita Cory kaya di na kamukha...

When we left, more people were arriving to pay their respects, to say thank you, to promise to always remember how great the Filipino can be.
Jon says there's a new meaning to T.G.I.F. = Thank God I'm Filipino!



Afterwards, we went outside the gates of the park to look at the souvenirs on sale (It's like the park had become a tourist spot!)

That's Twinx trying out a shirt...


...and us hanging out at a pizza resto, all infected by the yellow fever!

4 comments:

aiLee920 said...

wow.. i also want to go there... hmmm, ang alam ko andyan ung great grand mom ko kay dadi tska si lolo clarito.. maybe when the time come na mgvvisit kami sa kanila, we'll drop by at ninoy and cory aquino's grave to pay our respects.

aiLee920 said...

actually po it is currently my term break kaya po marami akong napopost. and there was this day na i suddenly woke up and was so motivated to take a good care of my blog. hehehe next week, classes will start na naman for me. haiz.. new challenges waiting for me... GO GO GO!!!

r u s s said...

Mom & I have been planning to drop by Manila Memorial. How much are the shirts? Bloghopping from Ailee's.

mojacko said...

the shirts are only P100 each. but i don't know if the stalls are still there...

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