A Negrense Wedding

An OUT OF CEBU Post

We went to Bindoy, Negros Oriental last Saturday for a very special occasion. It was the wedding of Darlin, my cousin and childhood friend.

We left Cebu City at around 5:00 Friday. We reached Santander at around 9:30 and we got on a boat which left for Amlan at exactly 9:50. The boat ride to Amlan was a completely nerve-wracking experience. We traveled in pitch darkness and the boat swayed so hard that a lot of passengers threw up. We reached Negros at around 10:30 – safe and sound (thank God!). That was when we learned that the last trip from Dumaguete to any part of the island was at 9:00. Great! So, we went to Dumaguete and decided to stay at a McDonald’s until 2:00 am. Then, we went to the terminal and waited for the first bus trip there. We were so happy when we learned that a bus was leaving for San Carlos City at around 2:15.

We reached Bindoy at around 3:30 am. A few people were already up when we arrived. Some were already setting up the tents and the tables. I wanted to take pictures of the activities. But my eyes told me to get some sleep. I went to bed and I woke up at around 7:00 am.






Congratulations! Mr. and Mrs. Alcazaren!

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My breakfast (and favorite!) – Puto!!!!

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The tables and tents were ready when I  woke up. Nice!

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I really liked the atmosphere of the main ‘dining area’. It was right in front of the coprasan!

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The long table for the primary sponsors right in front of my grandparents’ humble hut.

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Tables and tents set up in the front lawn.

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My aunt Clarita, who is a very great cook, personally prepared some of the dishes.

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Our neighbors preparing the second caldero of rice. Anticipating a huge turn-out later. Hehehe.

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Ready to roast!

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Our neighbors setting up the roasting area.

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I learned that a very special mixture of oil and herbs is poured all over the lechon before it is cooked.

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And that for the lechon to be evenly cooked, heat must not be placed directly underneath it.

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Some neighbors taking a short break. All smiles!

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Another neighbor posing for the camera!

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My mom and my cousin. A lot of people say they look the same. What do you think? Hehehe.

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My cousin going around with a pitcher of water (or was it tuba?). Hehe.

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The nice thing about celebrations in the province is that the neighbors show up and help prepare the dishes.

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While everyone was busy, Osman and I went to our most favorite place in Bindoy – the beach!

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Osman enjoying the nice warm weather.

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The usually rocky beach is now all-sand because of the amihan which hit Negros a few weeks ago.

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Osman having a blast.

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A nice-looking bantay-dagat outpost.

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Na-ihas ang taga siyudad. Hahaha.

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Of course, Satchmo enjoyed the beach, too!

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Then, we went back to get ready for the wedding. Nice-looking give-aways!

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The wedding dress and shoes.

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My cousin with her make-up artist.

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My young niece Jillian all set for the wedding.

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 The church of Bindoy. Looking really nice.

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Here comes the bride! With my uncle Mario and aunt Mingga.

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Darlin, Agnew, and their parents. Mabuhay ang bagong kasal!

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My mom and a new friend.

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 After the mass, we all went back home for the — guess what? Lechon!!!!!!!!!

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Everyone looks hungry. LOL.

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Let’s all pray first.

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Gifts!

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Meanwhile, a few meters from the tents were these other tables. Everyone was invited!

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Wedding cake!

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When everyone was full, everyone helped wash the plates and wipe them dry.

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Then, it was time to open the gifts! Woohoo!

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Again, congratulations Darlin and Agnew! God bless!