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Holy Week (part 2)

Yesterday I was out and around town. Already you see a decrease of vehicles except for buses taking many people home to the Provinces to visit family for Easter. I saw many businesses already closed.

Today I will again go out and see how the city is getting ready to shut down. Tomorrow is Good Friday and practically every business is closed. The malls will be closed, the restaurants too. It is a ghost town with everyone at home or in Church.

With Elena and the girls away, I just hope the internet will not crash, at least I can surf.

Happy Holy Week to all that observe.

14 Responses to “Holy Week (part 2)”

  1. Janice says:

    I wish I could spend time and reflect this Holy Week (and spend more time with my family). Unfortunately, I work at a call center who operates 24/7 even on Legal and Special Holidays (tough luck!)…. I hope I can make it up to Him – don’t want Him to think I don’t have time — would like God to have all His time for me when I ask passage into his Kingdom someday…

    A blessed Lenten season to you and your loved ones! 🙂

    • Bruce says:

      Janice,
      I guess you should be happy you have a good job. In my past I had to miss holiday and family gatherings becuse of work or economy. Now living here, I will miss all things from my family in America, but I have my Filipino family. Unfortunatly this holiday I am alone.

  2. Jan says:

    Bruce,
    Manila is the same during this time of the year. Many shops are closed especialy on Good Friday. And it is so calm in the streets, there’s not much traffic.
    As you know I live in Antipolo City, Rizal. Today I went to see some family in Quezon City. The same trip (25 km) usualy takes 80 to 90 minutes (I’m driving myself). Today I did it in less than 50 minutes. On Friday it will even be faster.
    I wish you Happy Holidays, even when you are alone 😉

    • Bruce says:

      Jan,
      Thank you for commenting. I enjoy keeping up with your site.
      Today I was out and it was like driving at midnight. Tomorrow will be even better, but with everything closed, no reason to go out. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  3. Karina says:

    Cubao Quezon City is almost deserted. I am sitting here in a coffee shop just outside the Gateway Mall with my laptop and I can fairly say it’s a very peaceful Holy Week. I’m looking forward to Easter Sunday as am sure it will be a big celebration. =) God Bless!

    • Bruce says:

      Karina,
      A coffee shop open on Good Friday? Be careful, lightning might strike that hedonistic establishment. hahaha
      Have a good Good Friday and a wonderful Easter.

  4. don m. says:

    Did you dye any easter eggs? haha Have a peace filled Easter. It is cold and wet here in Oregon–wish I was there. At least the stock market is going up now so maybe I will be able to retire in a few years!

    • Bruce says:

      Don,
      I have no place to hide them. Also being home alone, I would need Alzheimers to hide my own eggs.
      It is so hot and humid today, I would love a cold rainy day.

  5. laagan says:

    i miss the holy week in the Philippines. Especially the long holidays. I was surprised to learn that your wife is from bislig. My hometown is near that place

    • Bruce says:

      Laagan,
      What do you miss, the family togetherness or going to Manila to be crucified. (joke)
      It is interesting, so many people I have met, especially Filipinas married to foreigners are from Bislig or near there.
      I hope you enjoy your holiday, where ever you are.

  6. Philmor says:

    Hi Kuya Bruce,

    Even here in Cavite a lot of the establishments are closed and no traffic at all 😆 But I’m still working despite it’s holiday.. 🙁

    Wish you have a blessed Lenten season…

    • Bruce says:

      Philmor,
      I hope you are working from choice, not forced. And I hope you are getting holiday premium.
      I hope you have a Blessed weekend too.

  7. I haven’t had a Pinoy holy week for the past two years and miss it.

    Found your blog to be so engaging, I ended up backreading. 🙂

    Cheers to you and your beautiful Elena..

    • Bruce says:

      Pinaywife,
      Thank you for finding and enjoying my site. I will visit yours. I hope you enjoy my writings and will continue to comment to let me know your thoughts.
      Have a Blessed Easter.

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