- Found in 1571 by Gat Tayaw
- A highland town in the province of Laguna in the Philippines
- Got it’s name from a bird who sang “Liw, Liw, Liw” thus the name Liliw
- Surrounded by Sta. Cruz (capital city), Nagcarlan, Magdalena, and Quezon
- Well known for cold water spring resorts, native homemade sweets, and a sizeable shoe industry
It’s been a long time since I passed by this town. I used to go here a lot. The last time I was here was three years ago, if my memory serves me right. It was during the wake of Crackhead’s grandpa. Last weekend, together with my mother and my cousin, we went there all because my mother wanted a new sandals and slippers. She even has this notion that Liliw is just a few streaks away from Los Baños (which is NOT). It was a 6-8 hour drive from our place. The travel was hefty and exhausting. The weather changes from humid to rainy. It rained when we left Liliw, it was scorching hot when we passed by Sta. Cruz.
I was amazed by how this place changed, in just a few years. Maybe to attract more tourists, the city mayor decided to aim for uniformity and aesthetics. Most of the stalls there are newly-built and neatly painted, with all the footwear stores running across the long street of Liliw. They now have a McDonalds. (ahh, why it has to be McDo?)
A footwear and bag store around the corner, with its huge window glass. You need not enter the store to see what they're selling.
A huge slipper on-display. The largest I've seen. Too bad, the owner won't sell it to me.
I saw Ratatouille the other day. I had fun watching the movie. My favorite Janeane Garofalo did the voice of Collete, the only lady chef in the brood. I hate rats but the movie was cute. It was meant to be cute so people won't feel squeamish about the rats. But I still quirked everytime a horde of rats comes into the scene. Watching the movie, I realized one thing. I still hate rats! Argh.