We didn't celebrate Sinulog festival like others did, and I think we got cursed.

Philippines
January 26, 2013 9:01pm CST
For how many years now, we haven't really been joining the rest of the town in celebrating the Sinulog Festival. It's because, we have small kids and it's hard to bring them around crowded streets, and even during novena masses at Sto Nino church. So, last Sunday, on the day of Sinulog, we traveled south of Cebu to a nice beach resort and found our retreat there. We missed mass, too, because there were no masses held in the 5 churches that we passed by on the way to our destination. We had a great time when we got to the resorts. It's in Moalboal, Cebu. Fine white sand and clear blue waters welcomed us. We brought our 2 babies, and my 6year old niece. We really enjoyed the place, because there weren't a lot of people, because I think most of the locals and tourists are in the city for Sinulog. It was unusual to not have a lot of people in that beach. The next day, though, my eldest daughter started vomiting, and had fever and wasn't able to join the fun for the rest of the time before we checked out. She even got confined in the hospital for 4 days. My baby also got colds and was feverish, 2 days after the vacation. And, my niece also caught a virus and missed her exam day. I felt sorry for the 3 kids. I didn't want to think that not celebrating the festivity took its toll on them. I hope it was just coincidence. Poor babies.
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6 responses
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Hello Jureathome, I feel sorry also for the three kids, but i don't personally think it has anything to do with the festival. I agree with the others that you may have caught some virus while having fun there. it would be a sad reputation if that was indeed true, you have the right to go as you pleases. well, i hope you didn't get bumped into some benevolent creative along the way. but probably just a virus, but take and be careful.have a nice day
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• Philippines
30 Jan 13
The ironic thing is, there weren't a lot of people to get virus from at the resort. I think there was only 1 other group who rented a room across ours. I believe in God and hear mass every Sunday, but I don't really practice worshiping Saints and Angels as much as other Catholics.
@rsa101 (16841)
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Jan 13
Looks to me like a coincidence, since I think that God would not want to do that for those that chose not to join the festivities. I think you were just unlucky to catch the virus in these cold season. I hope that they are all doing good now and recovering from their illnesses.
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
Most probably. I did pray for God to grant speedy recovery for my daughter. And, I'm pretty thankful that he gave it.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
i don't think that Sto. Nino will ever forsake anybody. I believe that they will also consider the things that you have difficulty dealing with especially that it is a time when there will be a lot of people in the streets. I do think those illnesses are just coincidence
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
I'm just glad she's better now.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Jan 13
I never attended any of the Sinulog Festival since I was a kid. Some of my friends travel from our place to Cebu to joined the celebration. I have one sibling in Cebu and she invited me but I don't have time. Very busy managing my offline business. Instead of attending the events, I only check the pictures posted by some of my friends on facebook.
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Really?! When I was a kid, our parents would bring us to the streets. At that time, the crowd wasn't that bad, yet. Until now, I don't even know who won in the contests.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
It may just be a coincidence. But then again, our country is a bastion of faith so, I dunno, maybe it was a hint that you should have at least heard mass. I've had some of these experiences before and I just thought of them as a message from above. I guess all I can say is try to join the festival the next time even if you won't bring your kids along.
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
We never miss Sunday mass, and we even feel bad that we weren't able to hear mass that day. We plan to join Sinulog festival when the kids are bigger. We don't have a yaya, and it's not easy for me to even go to the city and attend the novena mass for Snr. Sto Nino.
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
good morning, i think maybe the kids gotten a virus and infect them fast. go to the doctor to know what is the happening to them. if ever they became much more sick, that is the time for you to take them to the (manghihilot) maybe you disturb something their you know! its dangerous to give medicines to people who hit something like (taong lupa) cos they will be very sick because of the meds. hope my post helps.
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
Oh, honestly, I wasn't expecting such a thought and advice, here. But, I know what you mean. Good thing, she's better now, and the other 2 girls' fever didn't really last more than 2 days. So, they're all well, now. I'm glad I didn't have to do what you said. Thanks for the response.