Front to back, clockwise: Peachy- our generous, elegant host today; her energetic sister Betty; Brother Jiggers Alejandrino; Nena, Vanessa, Kathy, Lisa.
The purple represents the crown of thorns." I think we're in a Catholic country.
Inside the crater of that beautiful little Taal volcano is Lake Taal, which is surrounded by... a Lake. What most of us have seen on the tour posters of the Philippines is this active volcano. But step back from it, and then one discovers all the wonder surrounding it as well.
Jose Rizal Shrine, Calamba, Laguna.
Church of St. John the Baptist, Calamba, Laguna. where Jose Rizal was baptized.