My mother longed to visit Kamay ni Jesus in Lucban Quezon since 2006. And it was then that I told myself, I will bring them there, my whole family. As usual, budget constraints, I never able to bring them those time. And fortunately, I was able to make it happen in a very special day of my father, our whole family together with my brother’s girlfriend was able to be there.
Six o’clock was the plan to leave our home but we left at seven. We had a total of almost three hours travelling. Luckily the second mass has just ended when we arrived so we got a chance to attend the mass from the start. Walking up the ladder was the next thing we did, wheow tiring! This time, I sweat, I perspired! And by the way, there was a rainshower when we reached the place, but Kamay Ni Jesus was so great that the sun finally peeked under the clouds just so to shade us likewise. Before reaching the giant statue of Jesus Christ, there were several stations to pause with, hmmm,great opps to have pictures! Fun fun fun!! These are the pictures and hope I give you the idea how good to be there!
inay, are you alright?
We finished going up and down by 1pm, but we did not go home right away because we were waiting to Leo who wasn’t able to leave with us, we waited for him for more than thirty minutes, waited to have him in family picture.
Part of my treat to tatay was to have us dine in Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, and we had our feast lunch there. The order was taken, waiting for perhaps thirty minutes made us crave and starve more. As the servers brought foods to the shacks beside us made even hungrier, smell brought by those luscious foods really increased our craving, yum yum! Huwaw, finally the foods were served, just those viands that my parents weren’t normally taste, I did not think it was less, they were surfeit and full though! Sinigang na sugpo, sizzling alimango, pork sizzling sisig and pansit lucban were enough to fade our cravings and satisfy our hunger. Halo-halo which was supposedly the dessert became the main course for Leo.
di ko naisama sinigang and sizzling puzit..
I love to see them enjoy this moment! I love that I brought them happiness, this rare family hang out, in this special day of our father – his birthday. And I love to see their bellies bigger and burped louder, heard everyone’s laughter inside the shack of Kamayan sa Palaisdaan, I love to see my family those big smiles.
If you want to know how to get to Kamay Ni Jesus Shrine, here’s the tip that may help you;
What I can share is the route if you’re coming from Manila, from there, take the Lucena route bus, and you’ll have to reach until Lucena grand terminal. From Lucena, look for the Lucban jeepney terminal, from there Kamay Ni Jesus will be accessible, just tell the driver that you’ll be going to that shrine (grotto is the commonly known term in that place).
Till next time, till then