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Archive for June 5th, 2011


Didn’t I tell you before that Sundays are always reserved for the family? Yesterday, after the 9am mass, my daughter and I went to Quiapo to buy materials for our bead projects.  It’s been years since I set foot in the area. In the first place, I was afraid to go alone . It usually takes more than an hour to commute by air con bus to go there. It’s the commercial hub of the city of Manila, aside of course from Divisoria, where you can find almost anything that you need.  In Quiapo, you can find the historic church,   officially known as the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene.

Side by side with the church are  commercial establishments teeming with all kinds of merchandise. If you want cameras cheaper than what you find in malls, R. Hidalgo St. is the place. If you are sourcing for ingredients in baking like nuts, dried fruits or flour, there are several stores along Orosco St. that sells every baker’s need. Villalobos St. is where you can find lots and lots of beading materials from the cheap plastic beads to Swarovski crystals, Hematite stones, Pearl drops, Indian beads and  materials for rosary-making.  I tried my hands making fashion earrings a week ago, this time  though, I was fascinated when I saw my daughter making a long cord to be used on her forthcoming wedding.  I simply love the different colors of the Swarovski crystals hanging at the beads shop. We  also bought materials for rosary-making. For the first time in my life, I was able to make my own rosary.  Be sure it’s here in another blog.

I was exasperated with our internet connection. The past two days, it was simply erratic. SmartBro, I could not even update my blogs.  Please do something.

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