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第三天 (2015/01/30)︰
第三天上午我們休息。我去看看 Thelma,旅館的老闆娘和朋友,是最好的時間。我想感謝她因為我們每天的早餐她會送我們一些食物,如香蕉, 芒果和 bibingka (比賓卡,菲律賓米糕)。

我們在聊天時,她提到我們應該去參觀宿霧的 SM 購物中心。她會提供我們交通工具。沒有幾分鐘之後她又告訴我們,她會陪我們去 SM。因為, 用她的話,她怕我們會迷路。

所以我們跟她去 SM。我注意到的第一件事是 Buko Express 攤販。我確信我的同伴很想喝因為新鮮椰子汁在台灣很貴。所以我們買了每人 一大杯新鮮椰子汁。

中午我們去 Chikaan,一個連鎖餐廳提供宿務和菲律賓菜,吃午飯。吃完後,大家雖然很飽,Thelma 堅持我們應該吃 halo-halo 為甜點。

當我們到達旅館,Amado 的司機已經在那裡等著我們。所以我們改換車就走到麥丹的拉普拉普靖國神社。這是在那裡拉普拉普,當地酋長, 殺死了麥哲倫的地方。從那裡,我們去了麥哲倫十字架(基督教的十字架,1521 年 3 月 15 日麥哲倫抵達菲律賓宿霧時下令葡萄牙和 西班牙探險家種植)。然後,我們去宿霧的聖嬰大殿。我們感到驚訝因為那一天有很多人。我們才想到那一天是星期五,聖嬰的一天。 信徒會去那裡祈禱。

然後,司機帶我們到 Sports Club 與 Amado 會合吃自助晚餐。

感謝邱秀萍小姐提供很多的照片。

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Third day, January 30, 2015:
On the third day we had the morning off. Since it was a rest for the morning, I thought it was the best time to go and see Thelma, the hotel's owner and a friend, to thank her for the additional food she has been giving us for our breakfast, e.g., banana, mango and bibingka.

While chatting, she mentioned that we should go and visit the SM Mall of Cebu. She was providing transportation for us. And a few minutes later, she told that us she will accompany us because, in her words, she was afraid we might get lost.

So we went to SM with her. The first thing I noticed was the Buko Express stand. I was sure that my companions would love to have one since fresh coconut juice is very expensive in Taiwan. So we ordered one big cup for each.

At noon, we went to Chikaan, a restaurant chain that offers Cebuano and Filipino dishes, for lunch. After eating, although everyone was really full, Thelma insisted that we should have halo-halo for dessert.

When we arrived at the hotel, Amado's driver was already there waiting for us. So we changed cars and went to Mactan's Lapu-lapu Shrine. That was the place where Lapu-lapu, the local chieftain, killed Magellan. From there, we went to the Magellan's cross (a Christian cross planted by Portuguese, and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 15 , 1521). Then we went to the Minor Basilica of Sto. Niño de Cebu. We were surprised that there were so many people there. Then we realized that it was a Friday, the day of the Sto. Niño, and devotees would go there to pray.

Then the driver took us to the Sports Club for our buffet dinner with Amado.

Thanks to Miss Chiu Hsiu Ping for many of the pictures she provided.

Fr. Visminlu Vicente L. Chua, S.J. /蔡由世神父 / 2015/02/09

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