Friday, January 9, 2009

Garando's Kawawang Trip to Batangas City - part 1

read part two

Darn it.

She was already preparing breakfast when I woke up!

Sigh... I couldn't help it, the weather yesterday was horrible. The morning was cold and dark, and it wouldn't stop raining. I didn't even feel like getting up...

But I had to.

I also had to endure Garandee giving me THAT look and THAT sly grin while I was finishing up my extra large tortang toron. After breakfast, I hurriedly printed out the directions, grabbed my roadtrip cd's, made sure I had the house keys, and headed out the door. Garandee followed clutching her cookbooks, our chips & drinks, and more cookbooks. Everything was set! ...until we got in the car.

Garando: "Are you ready Garandee??"

Garandee: "Chu! Shempre!"

Garando's Car: ""

Garando: " ?? "

Garando's Car: ""

Darn it!

My car's battery finally ran out of juice, we weren't going anywhere.

Now I'm not about to let a dead battery stop us from getting our marriage contract. I already posted about the trip on my blog! Good thing they actually deliver car batteries in Manila just like they do with Happy Meals.

So I dialled the delivery hotline, ordered for a car battery, had it upsized to a no-maintenance "Gold Type" battery. Lo and behold, the battery was at my doorstep in less than 30 minutes. The delivery man was even kind enough to install it for me because I was too busy holding up the umbrella for us.

Then we were off! For real!

dark n gloomy
dark & gloomy

It took us a bit over 3 hours to get to Batangas City. Ideally it should only take about 2 if I wasn't making stop overs in every gas stop on the highway to relieve my bladder. Again, I couldn't help it... The weather was cold.

to be continued...

Garando mode:
Gone for one day, and my office inbox stack up like crazy...


Anonymous said...

Haha, she won over you!

lenj said...

i so love your blog! or should i say, i enjoyed reading them. talagang binasa ko from the start! and i admire the cooking skills of your wife and your photography skills. ^__^

ps. can i link you? thank you!

Garando said...

Yup, but she only got lucky this time. LOL!

Thank you!! I'm really glad to know that you enjoyed my blog. Some photos (lalo na yung food) were taken by my wife, so I can't take all the credit. LOL! :) And yes, of course you can link my blog. I am honored!

Maver said...

where to in batangas city? we were just there over the holidays because the haligi hails from there.

happy new year!

Garando said...

Hi Maver!
Happy new year! We went to the NSO office to get an endorsement for our marriage contract. Wished we stayed longer in Batangas City but we left Manila so late, so our time was limited. :(
We got to enjoy some Bulalo though! :)

Maver said...

the batangas lomi is a must try too. next time :)it

good thing you scheduled your trip early in janaury. if you would've taken it next weekend, i bet you will be stuck longer than the time spent on your road trip. fiest kasi. hehehe.

write on!

Garando said...

I remember seeing a few "Lomi houses" on the way to the city. Sige, will definitely try it next time we get to visit Batangas. :)
Thanks for the tip! Hehe, buti na lang pala. :D

Dennis Villegas said...

Thanks for this excellently written travelouge. I like your writing style, easy and fun to read with lots of personal touch and humor ;)

Garando said...

Thank you very much for your nice feedback, Dennis! I appreciate it. :)

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Alice said...

Bless the battery guy! I'm glad your car was OK in the end and you're off to your trip. I'm now going to join both of you virtually, in Part 2. See you there! :D

Annie said...

ohh you've been here in batangas city, its a very nice place.. if your planning to visit here again just tell me so that i can show you around.. nice pictures though! have a nice day