“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.“
Everything that excess might lead to something good or bad. If you ultimately endeavor through your utmost level, it would surely find your way. Though, people right now try to give extra support, money, love, respect and trust, still it seems not well enough. However, if you just know how to appreciate and be blessed by what you’ve gained, it’s more than what you need. And if you do so, you would feel the wisdom that you’ve ever wanted. Give some extra to someone you love, be a hopeless romantic beyond nothing and someday you will know how to get lost and find your own palace of wisdom.
Appreciation is the art of life.
It’s the last quarter of the year and it seems that my life like a fast track DVD. I’ve been through different chronicles that plays a lot of importance in this year. It has recorded only in my heart and no one can steal it. “BER months” are shining my days and lots of scenes to reminisce and still keeping more for the rest of the year. I’ve already ventured extreme experiences with my family and friends before this year end, somehow I wish for another time with them. Well, it’s not about how much I’ve gotten but it’s about the blessings which already excess and it made me feel to my way of own palace of wisdom.
One way of saying how blessed I am, was to know well about the life of late President Ferdinand Marcos. I was indeed blind to his achievements due to some dismissive feedbacks. I didn’t have so much idea about him because the People Power happened the moment I was born (that was too bad). However, Ilocanos widen my mind to its extreme wonders of achievements. (Not to say here, but probably in my next post).
|Approaching the palace and its entrance ticket|
Malacañang of North is the palace of the Marcos family located next to the Paoay Lake (Brgy. Suba, Paoay, Ilocos Norte). The impressive house, also known as Malacañang ti Amianan. It serves as the eyewitness of President Marcos’ great leadership and as the head of the family. The palace is fascinated with the twist of nature’s beauty and antique things designed based from architectural old Spanish style and a touch of Ilocano culture. It surprised my gaping eyes with its cavernous sala, capiz-shell windows and other colonial touches and style that exhibit the family’s luxurious lifestyle. You can easily visit the place through private ride or tricycle for as low as Php. 33 and it has an admission fee worth Php. 30.
Open every 9:00am to 12:00nn and 1:00pm to 4:00pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
|Entrance area with a sweet smile and greetings ♥|
|Cavernous Sala designed with classy elephant figurines|
|Specious visitor’s area|
|Salute to the President Marcos|
|Paoay church canvas|
|Imee and Bongbong Marcos’ superannuated style bedroom|
|Imee and Bongbong’s cute puppets|
|Filipiniana doll collections|
|Antique mirror inside the children’s bedroom with its residence four Filipiniana doll collections|
|Family gatherings and activity photos|
|Window near the master’s bedroom (with yours truly, Grace, Mj and Lalaine)|
|This mural painting reminisced Marcos exile in Hawaii.|
|National Building Gallery with Imelda’s Filipiniana made from real fiber|
|Landscape view at the master’s bedroom|
|Balcony in front of Paoay Lake|
|Mango tree outside the palace near the Paoay Lake|
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