Kasa Boix
A. Bautista (formerly Barbosa), Quiapo, Manila

Located at the A. Bautista Street in Quiapo, the Boix house is also one of the turn of the century houses built by prominent Quiapo Resident during Manila’s heydays. Now, it’s a house divided by informal settlers at the ground floor but the second floor is now cleared for public usage, though it also became a slum abode earlier.

The upper floor of the house is currently maintained by Kapitbahayan sa Kalye Bautista and recently, the JaywalkersPH used the upper floors last week as a stop for Juandering in Manila 3.0. We can’t wait to share the photos with you.

PS: I asked the people of Kapitbahayan on how to pronounce the surname “Boix” I initially assumed it is French but it is Catalan. Who knows how to pronouce the word correctly in Catalan Spanish?


Pangasinan Diaries: Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag

It was on my last day in Pangasinan when we visited the famous Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag. And we went there on a Sunday which was kinda chaotic. Aside from the fact that it’s a weekend, it’s also the day where people go to church. But I never regretted going here since I got to celebrate the Lord’s day in one of the most beautiful churches that our country has.

There were a lot of people from different walks of life who visit this church daily. It was nice to see everyone’s devotion to the church which really amazes me. Religion is really embedded within us, Filipinos, which can be traced back hundreds of years ago. 

Watch out for my part 2 post regarding the shrine of Manaoag.


Lol gold barrel man

haha I just have to reblog this


Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines, 2014