Thursday, August 2, 2007

St. John the Baptist Parish Church, Liliw, Laguna

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Aside from the thriving footwear industry, which is the main economic source of the town, another “must see” in Liliw is the St. John the Baptist Church, with all its grand Baroque architectural design. The church is a more than a century old built using red bricks which makes the design all the more attractive.

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The bell tower is amazing. I once went inside and climb through its rickety stairs. It was cold inside. The vicinity of the church is huge, surrounded by statues of saints.

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Oki and I are both nominated for an Outstanding Award at the office. We care less for the tag, what we are aiming for are the prizes. Oki wanted the cash prize, I was gunning for the trip abroad. It's a winner takes all thingie. So, whoever wins get the two prizes. We're fighting for one category. So what we did is to make a bet out of it. Making bets is such an addicting habit we can't outgrow. The bet is: who ever wins, will treat the other to a dinner at Bellini's sort of a consulation to the loser. Okay, fair enough. The thing is, I have a long history of (almost always) losing a bet with Oki. *sigh*. We will see if my fate goes differently this time.

6 comments:

pieterbie said...

I'm rooting for you. But I won't bet. Hey, I love this church. Love the vegitation growing on it here and there. Coincidence: the church in the parish where I was born here in Oostende is also called The Church of St John the B.

haggis basher said...

Good luck.....

Love the colour of the church, always love red brick buildings.

Ferdz said...

Ang ganda ng kulay ng mga picture ah. Litaw na litaw. Ang ganda pala dyan. Have been hearing a lot about this pero di ko pa napapsyal.

Good luck sa contest! Sana manalo ka. Buti dyan sa inyo me mga ganyang mga contest contest.

Chris Vallancourt said...

Good luck in the contest...

That looks like one impressive church. Is that a statue of St. Francis of Assisi out front?

luthien said...

uy, congrats sa inyo ni oki! sana makuha nyo yung prize. hehe.

hitokirihoshi said...

isa nga ito sa maipagmamalaking simbahan hindi lang ng taga-Liliw kundi ng Pilipinas. Makulay at makasaysayan.

sayang lang at hindi ako nakakuha gaani ng picture sa bandang altar. pero sana hindi naman yun ang last chance na makadalaw ulit.

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