|Inside the majestic National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes|
Back when we were in high school, it's an obligation to attend the grand procession. It counts as an absence on your records if you didn't attend it.
Me and my friends have developed the habit of doing it annually. I can't explain why, but we enjoy walking, uttering the rosary and catching up with each other's lives in between.
I remember wearing leather shoes and my aching feet after walking 3 hours nonstop. We were required to wear our school uniform, because technically it was a school function. But when we got in college, we still did it, of course we were wearing more comfy clothes. I don't know we like to make ourselves suffer by doing it over and over again every year.
Maybe because when I was in high school, I was happy. There is no comparison to it versus college life and the life after college.
I got home a few minutes before 12 midnight. The procession started around 6pm and was finished around 9:30pm. We ate at our favorite McDonald's in D.Tuazon around 10pm, had ice cream sundae in Jollibee Mayon around 11pm.
I feel fulfilled even though my legs and knees feel like jello.
Fun day indeed. :)