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November 1, 2022. Tuesday.

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It's All Saints Day today. This day is dedicated to visiting our loved ones who have passed away. Today is the day when we can remember and visit them.

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Before there was no Covid 19 or before the pandemic hit, we used to visit the grave of our loved ones every year. It's no mistake, even if it's raining or shining, we go to the cemetery or memorial park where the remains of our family members who have passed away are buried.

It was also fun at the memorial park we went to because at the very end of it there was a fair (perya) and carnival. People can go and enjoy there after they visit the tombs. That used to be the reason why I was always excited on November 1 because the place I went to was so fun and there were so many people. Besides seeing other members of our family again and having a mini reunion, going to the carnival is one of my favorite part every November 1.

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In the dusk, we usually go and visit the graves of our loved ones. It was too hot when we went in the morning and we will just sweated there. We will bring candles, flowers and food. We will be at the tomb for a few hours. We will talk with our relatives, eat and pray before leaving the grave. After all that we will go to the fair and carnival. I was very happy when I heard from my mother the sentence "we will go first and these kids are going to the fair". I suddenly remember the times when I was young and I was super excited about such things.

I actually bring coins to bet on different games at the fair and I'm very happy because I usually win. I used to get food and stuffed toys when I used to win that's why I accumulated a lot of teddy bears. It was good that I won the fair then, but now I feel like I'm unlucky that I didn't win hahaha. Back then, apart from foods and stuffed toys, I also won money. I save the money that I win so that I can go on different rides at Carnival. Usually I only ride the Jollibee, Caterpillar and Horror Train. And then after I ride the rides, I will eat the foods I won in the empty spaces there where people can hang out.

November 1 was happy then. It's really different before the pandemic came. A lot has changed. We couldn't do the things we are used to because of the lockdowns that were implemented. But I'm happy that now we can do the normal things we used to do again. I hope the easing of health restrictions and protocols continues. And I hope we can completely suppress Covid 19 so that we can fully return to our old and normal life. Our lives are so fun before the pandemic, right? So I hope we can really go back to before.

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Today we will not leave the house. We will not go to the cemetery or memorial park because there is a baby in our family now. He can't just wander around yet, so we choose to just stay at home this November 1. We'll just light a candle later when it gets dark. Those candles are for our loved ones who we cannot visit their graves.

I just took a selfie.

Anyway, I actually wore a red shirt today. It is said that this is a counter or repellant to those spirits who was wandering around this November 1. Do you also believe in this superstition ? To wear red clothes so that the spirits don't approach you quickly? Comment down below your answers guys.

And by the way, I can't stay up late now either because we have school tomorrow. I thought there would be no classes until November 2 because tomorrow is All Souls Day, but I was wrong because tomorrow we are being ask to sent back at school. It's a good thing and recently I did my other activities so there are only a few remaining activities or to do that I haven't finished yet. I'm just really sad because I know there's no school until tomorrow. So that means I was really wrong to think that I will be able to relax until tomorrow. Huhuhu.

And that's all for today. I hope you like and enjoy reading this article of mine. Thank you very much for reading. Happy New Month and Happy Tuesday. God bless us all always.


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I also visited graves yesterday for the first time in many years. That's because I haven't visited my country on that day for a long time. It was nice to get back to this tradition 💙

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2 months ago

Good to hear that. Yes I think the reason why we can't do that is the pandemic. So happy too that we're getting back to normal.

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2 months ago

Langga ang ganda nung photo. Na miss ko na gumala sa mga ganyan tas sumakay ng ferris wheel.

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2 months ago

Nakakamiss po no? Hahaha yun lang hindi po ako sumasakay ng ferris wheel eh.

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2 months ago

Oo langga. Hehe ganun ba langga. Ako once lang sobrang kaba sa una langga tas mag enjoy ka rin sa huli.

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2 months ago

Ayaw po kasi ako payagan ng mama ko na sumakay doon eh ahhaha.

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2 months ago

I don't actually know about that superstition but honestly, I'm also wearing red today hehe. Ako naman siguro sa ibang araw na lang ako dadalaw since ayoko talaga makipagsabayan sa madaming tao.

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2 months ago

Parang ngayon ko nga lang din nalaman yung paniniwala na yun eh. Kami din po hirap po makipagsisikan eh.

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2 months ago

Usually I don't believe this types of things but I respect every thing that people believe. It does not matter whether you pray for your loved ones by going to cemetery or just staying at home, they know that you love them. Enjoy your day.

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2 months ago

My grandmother is the one who believes in superstition here in our house. Yeah it doesn't matter as long you still love them. Thanks same to you.

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2 months ago

Iba pa rin talaga noon no, aigooo. Kami naman sadya ng di dumadalaw sa cemetery. Tirik nalang ng kandila sa bahay ang pray for them

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2 months ago

Opo mas masaya yung dati po. Ganyan na lang din po ginagawa namin simula noong nagkapandemic.

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2 months ago

Hindi ako nagkapunta ng sementeryo pero I try bukas na magpapamisa for the souls of my loves one na andun na sa kabilang buhay.

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2 months ago

Kami din po eh hindi nakapunta pero baka yung lolo at lola ko sa mga susunod na araw na po bumisita sa mga puntod ng mga mahal namin sa buhay at magturok ng kandila.

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