If you happen to read who I travel with
or follow this blog's Instagram account
, you would know that I reserve a space for my light green finger puppet, Froggie, in my bag every time we go on a trip. Dan, however, would always tell me Froggie must have felt neglected many times because I often misplaced the poor toy. There were a number of instances when I thought I lost him, but Froggie would still reappear from nowhere.
Until we visited Baluarte in Vigan last month.
|Froggie's last photo at Baluarte|
I tried rationalizing that my dearest companion decided to let us go to spend more time with the animals in the mini-zoo. But no matter how much I convince myself to believe it, I always end up blaming his mindless and careless custodian. I admit Froggie's absence during the second half of our one-month Ilocos trip can all be blamed to me. He could have enjoyed the rock formations, falls and beaches up north if only...
I will cut that paragraph short to save my sanity. Instead, I will defensively tell myself, "Move on stupid, don't be a prisoner of the past."
I asked my sister to purchase another Froggie in Ikea Japan, and I will get it when she comes home in March. Since we can't purchase one finger puppet alone, Froggie will have 9 more animal companions, including super panda and elephant characters. Woohoo! To keep myself from counting the days, the mister suggested that we buy the frog bonnet we stumbled upon at a festival stall in Laoag City. I happily agreed and off we went taking photos of Fronnet (sorry for the lousy name) during Ilocos Norte's Pamulinawen celebration.
Posting them here to prove I'm not anymore bitter. Enjoy!
|With the Marcoses|
|With the sculptures|
|With carabaos, farmers' bestfriend|
|Riding the horseless kalesa|
|Fronnet with a cutie in an illuminated kubo|
|At a structure resembling Paoay Church|
|Fronnet's new parents|
I really hope a nice Ilocano is now taking care of Froggie.
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