Old School Talisay


Everytime I hear the word Talisay, I always remember my childhood days. When I was a very cute little kid (bwahahahaha), my father – who was a cab driver then – would usually take me and my mom to Talisay for a quick bite of lechon, puso, and kunselba. My parents would let me enjoy the water until I was too weak to swim (crawl, actually. hahahaha). After that we would go to the Morocca pools a few blocks away because they had this cute kiddie pool – the shallow part only half a meter deep. I think I actually spent most weekends in Talisay.

talisayToday, we went to Talisay to do something important. On our way home, just like the old times, we went to Larawan beach and had our lunch there. Although I didn’t go for a swim, I easily remembered the past because of the kids who were having a blast in the water. They were so fun to watch. And despite the less than inviting color of the water, I’m pretty sure that nothing could stop them from having the time of their lives.

Larawan beach is not quite the same today. But I don’t care. I was once a kid who enjoyed EVERYTHING, too.


The famous Talisay lechon. No trip to the beach is complete without it. Kalami sa kubal!!!!!!!!!!!

The park near the beach. Pwede ka relax diri after maligo. 🙂

A big acacia tree!

Police station near the beach.

Dugo2x, Puso, Inasal, and Sukang Pinakurat! Payter!!!

Mila’s Lechon! Aprub!

They also sell lechon manok, camote, squid, ginabot, etc…

Lechon mo diha sir!

Ay kalami!

Larawan Beach!!! I remember these trees!!!!!!!!!

Vendors everywhere – dirty icecream! Hehehe

Larawan beach. Number 1 customers – kids

More kids!

And some grown-ups too. Tugnaw na? Hahahaha

Little girl and her beach ball.

All natural! hahahaha


Kids playing with – a tree branch? LOL

Rubber ‘salbabida’ for rent at Php20.

Here’s the church of Talisay

The retablo. Gorgeous!

Mass christening!

Nice chandelier

Church interior

The belfry

The patron saint

The second tower


Church facade

Newly-constructed wing.

Covered court beside the church.

The old Balay Dakbayan sa Talisay

Bonifacio and Rizal