Saturday, August 27, 2016

Our Little Popy's Jampacked 5-day Vacation: Day 4 at Graceland Estates and Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center

We started our day with a hearty breakfast at Ninong Jun and Ninang Mylene's house. We all got up early and drove to the other end of the city where their house was.

The couple are one of my parents' principal sponsors during their wedding and had been long-time friends. I still remember visiting them during Christmas in the province and they used give as a hundred each when we were kids. I mean, a hundred? It made me feel rich! :)

So, here we go again.

Since Nawawalang Paraiso was fully-booked because of a company team building, we are forced to check out again at 12nn.

Ninang Mylene remembered she knew someone who rents out condo units at Graceland Estates and Country Club. Luckily, we were able to get one!

Graceland sits on 11 hectares of land. It has an in-house restaurant, pool, basketball court, tennis court, bike trail, boat wharf, camping grounds, playground for kids, manmade lagoon, and several accommodations, to name a few.

The unit we got was a studio, but was nicely designed. It also had extra mattresses and pillows. My parents stayed on the queen-sized bed and we stayed on the queen-sized extra mattress because the bed was so high. We're afraid Popy might roll off when he wakes up at night.

The unit was homey. It had a very comfy sofa, a four-seater dining set, fridge and microwave. Best thing? It was overlooking the pool and lush greenery of the estate. Lakas namin maka #rich dito. Hahaha!

The pool behind me. :)
And there's a babywearing figurine!
Our small terrace with a big view.
Prutas, anyone? This was the dining area.
This was the view from our unit.
 Here are some more kulitan photos of the family:

They're sweet like that. Twenty seven years of marriage.
Popy enjoyed the bed

The Perezes


Popy with Mumsie and Popsie

Goofing around. Trying make Popy smile.

Popy and Popsie. They refuse to be called lolo and lola.
This was at Memphis Garden Restaurant. That's the lagoon behind them.
We had our dinner here where my parents happily fed Popy with a banana.

We went to Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center in Lucban that afternoon. This used to be the church that we go to on Sundays despite residing in Tayabas. It's where Father Joey Faller , the healing priest, conducts his healing. Before, there was just the chapel, the open space where handprints of the people who helped in putting up the place were engraved, and the grotto. Now, it has grown to such a big big area. They have a store that sells religious items, a small prayer hill where Mary stands in the middle (it's the Holy Rosary, basically) looking at Jesus on top of the grotto (which is the Stations of the Cross). There's now a Garden of Eden, too, and Noah's Ark, a retreat house and some stalls for pasalubong.


We didn't go up. I might pass out. Not as young as before. Lol.
But really, it's steep. Very steep.

He loved the Koi Pond! He was so excited when the fishes come near him
whenever his saliva dripped in the pond.

Noah's ark. There were so many statues of animals.
I don't know why we weren't able to get a photo.



Well, someone's happy with the jeepney ride.
Lucban jeepneys are humongous. We call them buwaya (crocodile) because they're big and long.
That wrapped up our Quezon trip. Day 5 was spent waiting for the van my dad rented out, so we can all have a comfy travel back to Manila.

I would just like to thank my parents for this trip. We all enjoyed so much.

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If you haven't read Days 1, 2, and 3, click on the numbers. :)

To know more about Graceland Estates and Country Club, click here.

For Kamay ni Hesus Healing Center, click here


40 comments:

  1. We have been planning a trip to Kamay ni Hesus. Thanks will book mark your poat when we finally decide to go. Thanks!

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  2. Kamay ni Hesus is very popular destination every Holy Week, we haven't been here but my husband wanted to visit this. I hope we can explore Quezon province too.

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  3. I went to Kamay ni Hesus mga 7 years ago. Iba ang feeling dun. PArang ang lapit lapit mo kay God.

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  4. I haven't been there but been wanting to. Will check if we can visit there before it gets crowded.

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    1. Do visit. Sobrang crowded lang sya on holy week.

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  5. The place looks homey. Weve been to Kamay ni Hesus before and climbing up was tiring..

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  6. I bookmark your post. I really like to visit the place with my family.

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    1. Please do! There's a resort in front where you can stay. :)

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  7. Looks like the little one enjoyed the jeepney ride!! So cute! ;)

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  8. my father always tells me that our Lolos and Lolas sa tuhod are from Lucban, Quezon, who just decided to move to Paracale, Bicol. But there are many Deveza's in Lucban until now. If only my Lolo and Lola lived in Lucban, we would've visited Kamay ni Hesus long before.

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    1. There are a lot of Devezas! Kami rin originally from Lucban ang Nadas. :)

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  9. I've never been to this place yet but if I can, it'll surely be with my family. I bet you guys had a great time! The little cutiepie's smiles can tell! :)

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  10. Kinukulit ako ng mama ko na pumunta jan sa Kamay ni Hesus. So meron mga malapit sis na pwedeng pag stayan? Hm sya?

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    1. Marami! Right in front may resort hotel. Batis Aramin. They have a lot of rooms. Mageenjoy ang kids kasi marami pool and activities. Not sure lang how much. We stayed in graceland sa other town. They're renting out the condos. The one we stayed in was P2500.

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  11. Wow! Ang ganda naman ng place. Good for family bonding and the kids will enjoy this place.

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  12. Looks like you had a great time bonding with your family! I love the view from your room. And I probably wouldn't be able to climb up that hill either haha!

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  13. we've never been there. Sana makapunta kami dyan soon

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  14. The ever smiling guy seemed to have a great day communing with nature and being comfortable in his temporary bed. It is always refreshing to be out once in a while and just put aside work. Because after a well rested day or two, we will surely have all the energy to face the pending work we left behind.

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  15. Haven't been in Kamay Ni Hesus but whenever is Holy Week, it's always packed. When my relatives went there two years ago, it was like Divi daw but seeing your photo makes me want go visit it on a normal day. Kids when their saliva is dripping, meaning, they're having a lot of fun. Hehehe

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    1. Oo, wag Holy Week. Unless hardcore religious, then maybe. Pero Holy Week, people are like ants na nagkakagulo. Not relaxing at all despite the place being holy and all.

      Popy is very "layas". Always having fun.

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  16. Been hearing a lot about Kamay ni Hesus lalo na nung summer. I should tell my mother-in-law about this para makapunta din kami! Regards to Popy! :)

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  17. I really want to go to Quezon and explore the area. Looks like there are a lot of really nice places to visit there. Will try to plan a trip once our newborn baby is a bit older. :)

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    1. Hahaha. Yes, when little baby is bigger. It's a bit of a challenge for us kahit toddler na si Popy kasi we're commuters. Luckily, my dad rented out a van to take us back to Manila. Our Baguio trip (my most recent post), Popy pooped on the way back. Sa bus! Ang hiraaaaap. Hahaha!

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  18. We've been to Quezon last February. Ansarap balikan kasi sobrang nakakarelax fresh pa ang hangin. Mukhang enjoy si little guy mo sis :)

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    1. I miss living there the most. Sigh. Those 8 years are so out of reach na.

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  19. The place looks serene and relaxing. Yung tipong maeenergize ka talaga. Mukhang enjoy na enjoy si bagets!

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  20. Ooooh, I was reading back and forth to figure out where I first heard about Kamay ni Hesus and hoping you'd mention it. Then it hit me...it's part of a package of a farm tour :) It looks really nice. Would love to takethe kidsthere.

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  21. Oh interesting! I haven't really considered going to Quezob but it looks like a nice go to place for a bit of time with the fambam. What's with babies and koi? My bunny loves koi fish too!

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  22. I've been to Quezon once but we seem to have missed Kamay ni Hesus. I hope to be able to visit someday. Ang chweet naman your mumsie and popsie. :) Curious about that giant jeepney. Sayang there's no pic of the whole thing.

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  23. A very nice trip with your little boy. I remember I had been in Quezon long long ago but since I was teenager then, I thought the travel was too long. I wish I can go back again.

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  24. I haven't been there as it's quite far. Will definitely look into it. :)

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  25. Oh I missed Lucban Quezon! Gusto ko yung weather dyan-- malamig. Looks liek you really had fun on your trip.

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  26. Kamay ni Jesus is a nice place to bring the family and maybe for some soul-searching also. My parents were from Quezon province but I haven't visited the place since most of the relatives moved in to Manila and other parts of the world.

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  27. That was a lovely vacation with the fambam! Everyone seemed to have a good time.

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  28. everyone I know seems to have been to Kamay Ni Hesus so I must pay this place a visit soon. Looks like your family had a blessed time. Happy for you!

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  29. Wow! I would love to bring my family there soon!

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  30. This is one of the place that I want to visit Kamay ni Hesus, I heard about grace land hindi ba siya expensive

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  31. For some reason, I never had a chance to actually explore Quezon. Usually, dinanadaanan lang :)) Will check out the province and see what we can do there :)

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  32. I love Graceland! It has been ages since I was there. I sure hope I can visit the place with my little one soon. I would also love to bring him to Kamay ni Hesus :)

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  33. I'd also love to bring my family in vacations like this and the place looks really fun!

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