Romancing the Ruins



The sturdy structure of The Ruins.

Out of the ordinary LOVE happened, this post is the last leg for my Eat, Pray and Love adventure last February apart from the Trekking adventure in Mambukal.  I know, it took awhile for me to post this because I’ve been swamped with school, personal life, and workloads.  I didn’t even know how it happened but it just happened, what could have been a short escapade became a long term commitment, something unexpected just turned everything upside down in a magical way.  The last part on my Bacolod Trip was to visit the famous Ruins of Negros Occidental.  I’ve heard a lot of reviews of the place, so I made sure to visit the place and witness first hand how exceptional it is.

The Ruins has been awarded as one of the best landmark in the Philippines and is considered to be the Taj Mahal of Negros.  Why Taj Mahal?  It is because of its background story.  It is situated in Talisay City, Negros Occidental just 10 kilometers from Silay International Airport.  The place is what remained to be the grand mansion of Don Mariano Lacson who built it after the death of his first wife, Maria Braga.  I cannot further describe the interiors of the mansion because that is not really my expertise but as I walk around the entire place, it feels like I am time traveling to the very first day it was built.  The garden feels like I am trapped somewhere in a vineyard in Italy, it is really a perfect place for romantic dates and adventures.


By far one of my favorite shots.




So what really unfold on the last chapter of my short trip?  I’d say it’s like being in cloud nine and I wish I would never ever have to go back to reality.  The romantic music and ambiance of the place added to how everything worked perfectly.  Two souls who met in an unexpected time, in an extraordinary way yet they fit perfectly for each other is such a cliche for a mushy post such as this one.  Yet I cannot find the perfect words to describe what really happened, because honestly speaking it just happened right there and then.  It was more than the sparks and the butterflies, it was everything.

So there, I’d just like to show you how magical it is and bring you back in time where love is all that seems to matter.  Where in love is such a force field that makes everything fall in to place.  Because for me, I didn’t have to comprehend the why’s and the how’s, I just embraced it, took a leap of faith and accepted that finally love has knocked on my heart.  I gave it a big shot and I guess, it may have been a careless decision at first but it was one of the best careless decision I’ve ever made in my entire life.

How about you?  Are you ready for your own Eat, Pray and Love adventure?  Just a simple note, do it for yourself and not for anybody else.  Do it because you think you deserve the little surprises that life has to offer.  There is a big world out there waiting to be explored, choose wisely, you might be amazed how everything will turn out.  Enjoy!


Top: Cotton On

Skirt: Forever21

Tote Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sandals: FitFlop

Eyewear: H&M



Picture perfect with the boyf.


The Ruins at night.





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