Down the CapitolS

May 15, 2012 (Tuesday) was a drizzly day. With my sister, Shiella, and my cousin, Fedilyn, we defined what a rainy day means…

And you might be asking, “Where is the rain?” Find out in the story below!

My sister was so hesitant here as I took the photo but I knew she was paying me something in return. (That’s why you can’t see me in any photo here. I was the one who took them all.)
One of the best things about Pangasinan Provincial Capitol is that their lighters are magnificent!
What do you think?
Streets of the Capitol compound are oh, so awesome, too!
“In Capitol, streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you…” He-he-he!
A peak of the Capitol Building.
My cousin, Fedilyn on the left side and my sister, Shiella, on the right. Ha-Ha! They didn’t even know I stole this shot.
Oh, wait! Don’t leave me, yet, you two! Let me take a shot of this concrete building.
Here’s a view of the captivating Capitol building!
Wonderful, isn’t it?

The day had been listless to me and I didn’t have plans going out with this kind of weather keeping me sluggish. At 2 p.m., I called Fedilyn to pick me up so we could check each other’s afresh news.

I hit the play button on Youtube: “BRUNO MARS FUNNY MOMENTS PART 1”

“Couz, what about Bruno Mars, again? I swear to you, hindi ko na siya aagawin. Iyong-iyo na siya, eh. Kahit pa naman he’s dang irresistible and so humorous!.”

“Well, just make sure, cousin. But you know, we can always share. Ha-Ha!” The mockery on my face was so distracting that even I, myself, didn’t understand what I was saying. (Bruno is mine forever!)

“No, couz. Okay na ako kahit kay Philip Lawrence ko na lang.” Philip is Bruno’s buddy, who is, also his production team member and band member.

A few hours after our spick-and-span conversation, I felt the sudden urge to sleep. Sleepless nights haunt me, that I couldn’t even think of sleeping the proper way. A small noise would easily yank me out of my bed.

I was thinking of forgetting about sleeping. Gets? Ha-Ha. So I wanted to freshen up…

“I want to go out and unwind. Can you go with me, dear cousin?”

“Anytime, couz! Ikaw pa. Malakas ka sa akin!”

“Okay, come on! Let’s hit the Capitol, then. Ang tagal ko nang hindi nakapunta doon. Let us eat, too!”

Fedilyn flicked, one brow raised. “Yeah, but how about this? I don’t have much cash now.”

“You need enough, not much, cousin. Basta, ako ang bahala sa’yo.” Then, I winked at her.


Twilight was casting its spell and rain was starting to pour. It’s about 6:30 in the evening and I was having second thoughts whether or not we would still continue the not-so-planned-getaway. Mom and dad would be home in a few minutes and I didn’t think they would allow us to go in a dusky and rainy evening.

Fedilyn texted me. “Couz, are we still going out? Get ready.”

I pout in my seat. “I guess so, cousin. I am almost done. Don’t forget to bring umbrellas.”

Knock! Knock!

“Samantha? Please open the door, honey.” Mom called out.

“Yes, Ma. Andiyan na akooooooo…”

Her stuffs were partly wet and I could feel the coldness when I saw her soaked shoes shining, too.

“Ma, lalabas pala kami ni Fedilyn ngayon.”

“Anak, gabi na pero. At umuulan pa. Ipagpabukas niyo na lang ‘yan, anak.”

Oh, no. Not now, Ma. I am all dressed up and ready.

“Please, Ma? I just need to unwind.”

Without much ado, Mom agreed. “Sige, basta mag-iingat kayo. Itext mo lang ako. Your Dad and I will be going to our vigil, too.”

“No problem, Ma! Baka magabihan na, rin, kami.” Obviously, it’s evening, already, wasn’t it?

A minute after, I was combing my hair when I saw my seemingly-morbid sister. She was lying in bed without speaking a single word when I asked her if she wanted to go with us.

“You don’t really want to go with us, do you? Sige na, para hindi masayang ‘yang bihis mo.” She was supposed to be somewhere else, too, but chances didn’t permit her.

After a few tries, she answered with a little spark in her eyes. “Saan ba ang punta niyo, ate?”


Uh-huh. Thank you for eavesdropping to our conversations. The photos were taken at Pangasinan Provincial Capitol grounds. I love photos with a million stories to tell!

P.S. Sorry for the low resolution. I used my phone for taking those. Actually, Shiella and Fedilyn were a bit despised because I am always on the go to take photos. I was like, “Hey, without my enthusiasm, there ain’t photos like these that would make you happy.” LOL

Thanks for dropping by!

by: Samantha C. De Guzman