Friday, October 07, 2005

Flying South...

I will be off once again! This time closer to home...to Zamboanga for feasting and fiesta!

Zamboanga is in the southern region of the Philippines and is known as the City of Flowers. This is my first time to visit and I am so looking forward to it. As much as I love seeing other countries, I also love seeing more of my own. With more than 7000 islands, there sure is a lot to discover!

Another reason I am looking forward to this trip, and the reason I am actually going, is because Zamboanga is my boyfriend's hometown and I am going with his family for the fiesta there. This means fun times, GREAT seafood, and finally seeing where he was born :)

24 comments:

angelika said...

Have a great time, Joey, and I hope that you will be welcomed there in a way which you deserve, being such a heart-warming person yourself ! Have a good time and do enjoy it, angelika

Mona said...

Wow, sounds like it will be a fabulous time. You are quite the jetsetter aren't you? It is fun seeing the origins of the bf :)

Lori said...

Ooh, Joey the jetsetter! Sounds good. I too had a boyfriend who came from Zamboanga. We didn't work out. Hope yours will. :)

Paz said...

Have a great time!

boo_licious said...

Have a wonderful time there and do remember to take lots of pixs to share with us.

dexiejane said...

have a great time :)

sky said...

Oh, I love their lechon brushed in coconut water. The skin is very crunchy and sweet. *Enter heart attack*.

And please, try their curacha (dungeness crab?).

I would like to link you up. Ok lang?

http://firewaterhusband.blogspot.com

Mila Tan said...

I spent a few days last December eating around Zamboanga and Jolo. It's a lot of fun going around the country and learning new traditions that are so similar yet truly unique. Zamboanga has some great merienda food, sweet native bananas and lots of deep fried goodies. What is the name of the famous resto with curacha and crab? A-something, sorry! Their sauce is great with crab or anything fried. Enjoy and looking forward to your pictures!

Ruth said...

Have a wonderful trip. I can't wait to read all about it once you're back.

The Panda said...

Pictures! Pictures! :) have a fun time and a safe trip home!

stef said...

uy, how morantic... hehehe... have fun, joey! kuwento when you get back!

Karen said...

Oh did you get to eat curacha? Or go to the original Alavar's?

ting-aling said...

Uyyyy..do I hear wedding bells already?

ChichaJo said...

Thanks everyone for all your well wishes! (Is there even such a phrase?) I had an amazing time! I took lots of pictures and will be posting them soon...

Angelika, Mona, Paz, Boo, Dexie, Ruth, Panda: Thanks for your warm words! :)

Sky, no wonder the lechon tasted sooo good! We were wondering about that :) Definitely ok to link up! :)

Mila, I think that's Alavar's :) And, yes, they do have some yummy merienda treats, will be posting soon...

Sky & Karen, yup had curacha! I love it! So much meat in the body and so tender! :)

Stef, very romantic! Lori, we are working out quite well ;) And finally...

TING: You hit the nail on the head...he proposed! And I said yes! :)

ting-aling said...

woohooo!!!!

J said...

hi joey, can't wait to read all about your exciting trip...have a good one!

Marketmanila said...

Congratulations!!!

stef said...

oooh, what wonderful news! i'm so thrilled for you joey! congrats to you and your FIANCÉ. are we perhaps going to see an "Engagement Breakfast" post? or a Wedding Theme for Lasang Pinoy? heehee....

thess said...

Joey, congratulations!

Lani said...

Joey, congrats! We'll be waiting for the pics and a lot of kwentos.

Take care.

Paz said...

Oh, wow, Joey! Congratulations on your engagement! Hope to hear more soon. Miss ya lots!

Best,
Paz

amanda said...

i'm from zamboanga, now based in chicago. i hope you enjoyed your stay in my hometown. did you try the chicalang and saging rebosao? those are some of my favorites.

angelika said...

Hi Joey, everything all right with you ? I browse your blog almost every day, hoping to find some news. I hope life is good for you and it`s just a lack of time which keeps you away from blogging. A big kiss from angelika

ChichaJo said...

Hi Guys! I'm back after horrid computer crashes :) Thanks for all your heartfelt comments and congratulations!

Hi Amanda! Thanks for stopping by :) I did enjoy my stay very much and, although I didn't get to try saging rebosado, I did have the yummy chicalang! :)