my sister, daniel and i were able to leave busy manila for a night and stay with some family in laguna, south of the capital. my grandma's brother rented the house and all of his children and their children stayed for the weekend to celebrate father's day and some birthdays. the house had a really nice, private pool with a little fountain that fed water from the hot springs. we got there in the evening, swam, ate, swam, and went to sleep. the water was really warm and once in a while, it would rain cold water- probably my new favorite way to swim.

this house is so beautiful.