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1st in 2018: Boracay

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Yes, I know, I know… I was just in Boracay last December. But this guy asked me to come and he wants to see me daw. And I want to see him too.

So I booked last January. I stayed at Henann Crystal Sands again, natandaan ako nung mga nasa front desk hahaha, yun lang, I stayed there for a night lang coz wala na available. But I booked the Premier with Pool access room that I NEVER got the chance to use, AGAIN!!!!! And on my second night, stayed at The District na katabi lang ng Henann Crystal.

But five days before ng flight ko, Em texted me and nandito sya sa Manila. Ang arti arti pa, sinurpresa ako. Kesyo may ipapa-meet daw sa MOA, sabi ko di ako nagpupunta don, eh di umamin, mag-lunch daw kame, kase aalis na rin sya agad.

Anyways, February 2 ng lunch time ang flight ko to Caticlan. Akala ko makakapag work pa ako, eh need nga pala maaga sa airport. Kaya ayun. Hindi sya nagpaparamdam non, until 12ish, kamustahin ako. Di ko nga sinagot. Nagparamdam na lang ako nung on the way nako sa resort. Nag text ng “update” eh, hahaha

Past 3 na rin ako nakarating, gutom na gutom nako. After checking in, dumating na rin si Em. Sumama muna sya sa room to check, then I gave him the Tsonggo shirt and cap. Then we went out para kumain.

After eating went back sa resort kase iche-check namin yun sky pool. And he’s so busy with work, puro phone. After few mins, sabi nya pwede pa kame mag-happy hour coz na-move ng one hour yun private event nila sa PubCrawl.

So we went to Manana, had frozen mango margarita. Sarap, and I love the margarita glass. Nakakatuwa pa yun server, forgot to ask his name lang. He’s nice and funny. He had beer, and he ordered nachos. I didnt bring my phone coz sabi nya iwan ko na lang, need to charge it kase. So I used his phone to take sunset photos. See how many the tao are?

We stayed there til 7, he made kwento about previous events. Yung mga nanghahalik sa kanila, yung about nung new year, etc. And then it’s time to go. He went to their office na, and I went back to the room. He said na mag-attend lang ako ng Crawl and that he’ll see me later.

Nag-ready ako and I messaged him again kung ok lang ba talaga, he said go lang. Sandali lang daw private event nila and magkita na lang kame don.

So I went to Exit Bar to register around 8 I think. I saw him there pa. Pero ilang, di man lang ako nilapitan, I went to him pa asked for scissors, pero yun nga, something is different sa kanya eh. Kaya sabi ko papasok na lang ako sa loob to get my shot.

He texted me, enjoy daw at see you later. Tell you the truth, I got bored. Wala ako nakilala (well except for Akash’s girlfriend Jen, but that was later on pa). Wala kumakausap, but Kelly, my captain saw me sa second bar na and checked on me, even Jessa. But that was it. Unlike nung first time ko, well I dont know if because Em’s trying to flirt kaya super asikaso sya saken. Pero sabi nga sa reviews, di ka naman papabayaan, pero yun nga, gusto ko na pumuslit sa totoo lang. OP much ako.

I saw Stefan sa second bar na, thank goodness andon sya, nagkaron ako ng kausap. I think may 2 guys kumausap saken. But they’re with friends, they left me din. Hahaha super iba sya nung first time ko, yon may nakikipag usap talaga. This time, kahit ka-group ko, hindi ako kinakausap. Then I met Jen after sa second bar, nung nag-games na. Nataon mag-isa rin sya, well Akash was there but he’s busy. So nataon na nagkatabi kame, nag-usap na kame. Then Akash told her to accompany me kase mag-isa lang ako. That’s sweet diba. Kaya mas kausap ko silang dalawa and si Stefan.

 

Sa Galaxy na kame, ayun sayaw sayaw. Hahaha pero we went outside to smoke, talked to this guy from I forgot where, he’s drunk. Then I saw Em’s text, asan daw ako. Sabi ko nasa Galaxy, outside smoking. He’s back na raw sa headquarter, he’s looking for me daw at di ako makita, sabi ko balik sya. When he got back, kausap ko pa rin yung guy, but andon sila Stefan, Jen and Kash and some other. Hindi nya ako nilapitan, but sumingit sya sa circle namin.

When its time to go, sa fifth and final bar, Kash and Jen left na. Sumabay ako sa tricyle with Stefan and Em. Kahit katabi ko sya, halos di nya ako kinakausap. Either sila ang magkausap ni Stefan, or kame ni Stefan. Pagdating ng Club Paraw, pinauna pa ako pumasok naiwan sila sa labas, parang tanga. Pagpasok nya, he asked ano gusto ko inumin, eh ako nagbayad? Hahaha nag-stay kame sa may shore, kumuha table. We just sat there, kwentuhan slight. Di ko na nakikita yun “EM” before. Parang naiilang sya pero isinsantabi ko yun pakiramdam ko. I was trying to be sweet with him. Sabi ko pa pasok kame sa loob, sayaw kame. But paglabas ko from restroom, di ko sya agad nakita, nasa labas na sya ulet. Kaya I went out na lang ulet. Hanggang nag-aya na lang kame bumalik ng hotel.

While walking there was a time he held my hand. Didnt take long. Sa room, he looked tired so I took a shower and went to bed. He said din pala na walang food si Champ kaya need nya umuwi maaga para gawan ng food.

I woke up at 6am, he’s gone. Hahaha so I ate breakfast alone. Then look naman, walang tao sa pool, but the mahiyain me again, didnt swim. Ang shonga shonga ko, sayang binayaran ko sa room. Inisip ko na lang kase I need to get ready coz mag-check out pa ako. Hindi sya gaano nagpaparamdam because busy sya. He said sorry for not waking me up para magpaalam coz nagpaalam na raw sya the night before. Sabi ko mas gusto ko pa rin na nagpaalam sya hindi yung magugulat ako na wala na pala ako kasama. In the afternoon, sinabi ko ulet sa kanya yon. Sabi nya puyat at pagod daw kase ako, and pinipilit nya na dahil nga ayaw nya mang gising, and if sya daw yon, ayaw nya ng gigisingin sya pag pagod sya.

Anyway, after checking out, nag-coffee muna ako at Starbucks, then lumipat nako sa The District, katabi lang naman ng Henann Crystal. But ah, hehe no one helped me with my luggage. Hahaha dumating sya while checking in. Lady from front desk told me na may free upgrade ako coz may ginagawa daw. Kaya from Premier, to Premier Suite weee!!!

 

Room’s nice. Two story sya, may loft and pool view. Oh, view ko rin ang Henann. Haha we stayed sa room muna while he was resting. Medyo nagtatalo nga kame about him leaving me in the morning and baket daw ba ako nagagalit. So imbes awayin, kinamusta ko na lang sya. He said may problema sa work kaya maya’t maya rin nagri-ring phone nya. I gave him konting massage sa ulo kase he looked tired, and he fell asleep. hahaha di ko maialis kamay ko coz naipit ng ulo nya. Anyway, nung super ngawit nako, inalis ko rin, and nagising na sya. I said sorry, and he asked me where I want to eat. So lumabas na kame. We had inasal sa D’Mall. Bought wine, coz sabi nya mag wine night daw kame. We went back to the room, nag-gym sya, showered then he left for PubCrawl again. And ako, I watched tv and I went out. Nag-BomBoms ako mag-isa haha sakto pa paglabas ko, sakto dumaan ang PubCrawlers, papunta na sila ng Epic. I saw him pero nagtago ako. hahah by hiding I meant lumayo ako ng paglalakad, sumabay ako sa ibang tao para di ako mapansin. But then, I saw Stefan. Nasa dulo na kase sya, haha sakto I was waiting for a table at BomBoms.

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Baileys Shake

He texted me and kinamusta ako, I told him nga na nasa Bomboms ako, ako lang daw ba mag-isa, sabi ko may nakilala ako. Sabi nya “Good” hahaha natuwa??? Joke lang kako, mag-isa ako. Later on, inantok nako kaya I went back sa room na lang.

Waited for him til 2 ata. Ang tagal nya. Kesyo nagkagulo daw dahil sa isang captain pa. Blah blah

He said na open na namin yun wine, di masarap hahahaha and it didnt take long til he fell asleep. Tried waking him up para lumipat sa bed, di magising eh di iniwan ko. Sayang yung gabi ko. Sayang yung ayos ko. Nagpaganda pako, tutulugan pala ako.

I went sa bed, sa sofa sya. Nung morning, pag gising ko to pee, gising na ata sya, he asked san ako pupunta, sabi ko mag-wiwi. Then umakyat ulet ako, sumunod sya. Mag-breakfast na raw kame kase aalis pa sya. 😦

We ate breakfast, hmm di masarap ang breakfast ng District. Buti na lang kasama sa bayad yon, if not at nag-avail lang ako, sayang pera ko. After eating, he stayed pa for few mins, we talked. He said that he’s going here sa manila this month for three days, magkita daw kame. I asked about his tattoo. Then sabi nya he has to go na kase mag-gym pa sila ni Stefan. Medyo nainis ako, coz wala nako 3 hours eh. I’m going home, cant he just go to the gym in the afternoon? Di man lang ako hintayin makaalis? Nakakasama ng loob diba? Kaya when he left he kissed me sa forehead, he said “Update ah?!” I didnt answer, sabi nya ulet “Cher!”, still dedma ako, and I heard the door na lang. He really left. Di na kame nag-text ulet til nakauwi ako.

Anyway, I like the new wing ng Godofredo Airport. PAL and Skyjet andon, may CebPac ata, pero ewan ko anong flight kase isang beses pa lang ako napunta dito. May Starbucks sila, charging station and maluwag ah.

 

Ang tagal bago pa kame nakaalis, but we’re on the plane na. Anyway, landed in Manila around 4.

I cant say I enjoyed my trip, coz I really didnt. It was okay. Nawalan ng kwenta yun pinunta ko. I didnt go there coz nag-plan lang ako mag-bakasyon, but he asked me to go. Then papakitaan lang pala nya ako ng pagka-ilang and less time. I find it weird coz he was so excited nung inaaya pa lang nya ako pumunta til the day ng pagpunta ko. And pagdating ko, everything changed. Labo.

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Henann Prime Beach Resort

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Transferred to Henann Prime after checking out at DSB. And I love that when I left DSB I was with friends, sinama pa sila sa paghatid.

Checking in was smooth. Had to sign something lang and deposited P2000.

On my first night at Henann Prime, I booked for a Premier Room with Direct Pool Access.

I loooove my room!!! The room has well, a direct pool access, smart tv, a TUB!!!!, mini fridge, 2 beds, a nice bathroom and lighting. The resort is new. It only opened a week before my stay. So the duvet and sheets are still new. Yung tipong di pa sya sobrang lambot sa sobrang laba. Yeah that new!!!

My issue on this hotel was, they dont give water in pitchers. And when I asked for bucket of ice, kailangan isoli right away coz sa resto pa yon galing. No mini bar, though di naman ako kukuha coz expensive sya. But at least may laman yung fridge. Also, on my second day, a/c was leaking. As in, halos buhos yun tumutulong water. And I dont have anything para saluhin yun water. Found out, most of our rooms, tumulo ang a/c on that day. Wala naman kaso saken, wala naman nabasa sa things ko.

Nalungkot lang din ako on my second day sa hotel, coz typhoon Marce came, they closed the pool kase muntik na umapaw. Never ako nakapag swim at Henann, kahit 4 days ako nag-stay. Coz they opened it lang ulet was on sunday na, I was about to check out. Not their fault naman. So I have a reason para bumalik diba?!

Also, water on tub, unti unti nauubos. Hahahaha while I was bathing. And hot water, not that hot. So, few issues lang naman.

Also, the breakfast pala. Hmmm not so inviting. Di sya yun tipong pagkakita mo, kahit di ka gutom, magugutom ka or gusto mo kumain. They are on soft opening pa naman, so lets give them time.

At night when I went back to my room on my first day at the hotel, meron din sila turndown service, and saw fruits on my table. No utensils though. Hahaha

I transferred to Premier Room on my second night, its located on 4th floor, with pool view na lang. Hahaha I asked sana if I can stay na lang to my previous room since a lot naman ang na-cancelled ang flight due to typhoon and I will add na lang, but they said fully booked sila. Konti ng tao ah! hahaha

So there, no issues will stop me para bumalik sa hotel na to.

My Discovery Shores Experience

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It was the best!

Why did I only booked one night at this posh hotel/resort?

My best friend is getting married at DSB. I wanted to book here and try to experience lang how to stay in a luxury hotel.

Early October they had a promo for November. Since I already booked at Henann Prime for my 4 days in Boracay, I booked my first night in Discovery Shores. So, I need to rebook my flight tuloy for November 24th to 23rd. But rebooking is expensive, I booked a new flight. Got lucky though, coz CebuPacific cancelled my flight on the 24th. Nakakuha ako ng refund 🙂

Anyway, I asked my dad if I can use the card and book my stay at DSB and will pay him na lang. He said yes, and I immediately confirmed my booking and paid right away.

I already imagined how I’m going to spend my first two days in Boracay.

I arrived at Caticlan on November 23rd at 6:30am. Found Ms. Julie waiting outside holding a DSB logo. I went to her and she said Ms. Vinluan? I said yes and she took my luggage, I told her ako na lang, but she said she has it.

She said we’ll wait for the van lang. And she gave me a bracelet with DSB logo. Ang cute.

Van came, and driver introduced himself as Ivan, greeted me a good morning and welcomed me. Siguro mga more than 5 minutes we arrived at the Fairways Welcome Center. Walang tao, ako lang. Hahaha

 

Ivan told me na we’ll wait for the boat lang be ready then alis na kame.

Few more mins, he went to me and said alis na kame, took my luggage and we walked. Introduced me to the boat driver (huhu I forgot kuya’s name 😦 ) he then took my luggage from Ivan and greeted me a good morning.

When we reached the boat, a lady was standing sa door holding a tray with cold towels. She offered ’em, took one coz nagpaa ako paakyat ng boat dahil may water and I dont know why pero I wore my Birkenstock kase.

Another lady approached me and handed me a bottled water and oatmeal cookie. I said thank you.

Then the boat attendant, Ms Grace introduced herself and welcomed me. Gave some instructions. And off we go.

We reached the jetty port in less than 10mins. They all said enjoy or something. Another driver, I think I heard he said his name was Audrey. He offered me mentos and greeted me. A little chit chat on the road. He showed me where Henann is located and said that pwede nila ako ihatid don when I check out at DSB. We reached DSB, everyone greeted me good morning again (hahaha totoo lang sa sobrang nice nila, napagod ako sumagot ng good morning and thank you sa kanila, but I love it. Kase ang babait nila). A guy gave me my welcome drink, and a girl named Nikka introduced herself and walked me to my room. She said that my room is available na (yey), and its only past 7. She showed me the room and gave me instructions and told me I can have my welcome foot wash later pag nakapag rest na ako. She asked for a P2500 deposit and left the room.

I looooooved my room, I booked for a Junior Suite, it has king size bed (well, one double and one single na pinagtabi), a day bed, a 42″ flat tv, mini bar, fridge, a/c, nespresso machine, etc. I took a nap, since wala pa akong tulog since Tuesday.

 

Naka 1 hour din ata ako ng nap. Later on met up with Sally and Len sa resto. Tapos we left na for lunch and I went back to my room gabi na. Waaah

When I got back, they prepared my room na rin for sleeping. Turndown service they say. I dont know, its my first time. Hahhaah

I love the animal made in towel in the day bed. They already served the pandan water and my welcome snacks.

Only took a shower coz I had to meet with the guys for a drink.

Went back to my room around 1. And I prepared myself to sleep.

Btw, had an issue with my bathroom. Water from drainage was overflowing and really smells bad. I called the front desk about it, pero walang dumating until I left that day eh. When I took a shower naman nung evening, ok sya. But the next morning, it overflowed again, I called the front desk again and sent someone from housekeeping. After checking, she said, may papapuntahin from I dont know where. But no one came. I even went to the front desk na rin to mention the problem pero wala talaga dumating to fix it. Until I checked out, so di ako nakapag shower.

But overall, I love my stay at Discovery Shores. I promise to go back.

2015 Travels

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  1. Boracay – my forever favorite island in the world (as of now coz I’ve never been to any beach outside Philippines. Oh except in 2002, when I was in the US nag-beach kame in Venice, not pretty hahaha). This was biglaan, as two of my long time friends planned in going. Kinulit ako and 2 days before the trip, I bought a roundtrip ticket.
  2. Baserri de Lipa – obviously, it is located in Batangas. This was a Holy Week panata with my bff’s. But since Sally was here for a short vacay only and no definite plans, Otchie looked for a place where we can spend our Holy Week. At dahil Holy Week nga, puno ang lahat. End up mag overnight na lang at dito nga nakakita si Otch ng may available room.
  3. Nasugbu – another Batangas getaway. It was Jemjem’s birthday and we want to go to the beach lang. I told Alfie we can share na lang. Sya naman din talaga ang may gusto mag out of town. I am happy kase nag-enjoy naman si Jem, even si Brenda eh nakabakasyon.
  4. Laiya – guess what, Batangas again. Hahahaha it was our company outing, and ayaw masyado lumayo. We stayed at Kabayan Beach Resort, good thing they have available room. Yun lang, good for 20 people and 7 lang kame. I enjoyed naman kahit di ko ma-enjoy yun dagat. Ang dami pang tao.
  5. Calaguas – actually, mas favorite ko na sya kesa sa Boracay. But I just cant stop coming to Boracay. I was with the Avon peeps, we booked a tour with Yapak ni Jose! Ang saya kase solo namin ang van, and comfortable. Di ako nabitin sa water and ice.
  6. Dasol – Pangasinan. My second time here. Independence day holiday and nangangati nako maglakwatsa. Good thing, may gala sila Joyce and sinama ako. I had fun, and super tawanan yung trip.
  7. Magalawa Island – Zambales. I’ve heard about this couple of months before kame nakapunta rin. Buti sumama ako, ganda sya. And memorable yun trip because of my ATM moment.
  8. Cebu – my second time in Cebu. Biglaan. At least this time, nakapasyal ako. We went to two  of 90+ falls in Cebu. When I heard we’re going to the falls instead of the beach, na-sad ako sa totoo lang. But, di ko pa rin pinagsisihan kase I had fun! The trecking and sitting on that cliff just for a photo, was just liberating. I was too scared kase ayoko sa mga edges, pero ang saya!

Ang konti ng 2015 ko, but better than none. I wish for more travels in 2016.

And my wishlist are:
Siquijor
Camiguin
Enchanted River in Surigao
Coron
Bohol
Bantayan Island, Cebu
More of El Nido

Australia
Phuket
Japan
Amsterdam
Paris

 

[7th in 2015] Magalawa Island

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This is my second out of town trip with the Layas peeps and long weekend ulet.

Been hearing about this island for couple of months now. And so, napuntahan din sa wakas.

Budget was at least 2k dapat. For bus (Manila-Zambales-Manila), boat transfer, room, island hopping and food. I brought 3k para sure. Coz uhawin ako and of course para sa mga ang etcetera lang.

We were at Victory Liner Pasay around 3ish. Bus left 4am. Slept the whole time pero mababaw sobra coz nakakatakot yun driver. And syempre sa stop over. We had 3 stop overs (in Pampanga and Zambales). Nakarating kame ng siguro 10:30 at Barangay Pangolingan, Palauig in Zambales. Took a trike (2 persons per tricycle) to Luan Port which took 30 mins din. first 15mins rough, then about 5 na flat, then rough again.

Magalawa Island from Luan Port.

Magalawa Island from Luan Port.

A boat fetched us from Luan, 2 balikan din coz 12 kame (10 kame sa group and may 2 pa kame kasabay). Mga 5-7 minutes na tawid din.

Then, nag-settle kame sa mga kubo namin. And humanap kakainan. At since nabasa ko sa ibang blogs na may kainan, hinanap namin ang tindahan. Found Ate Leny’s store. Hindi na pala sila nagpapaluto. Nagtitinda na lang sila ng ulam. Pero pumayag naman sila magpaluto kame ng rice. Binili na lang namin yun ulam nila. Don na rin kame bumili ng iinumin namin for the night, water, juice, soda, etc.

At Ate Leny's Store (photo credit: Joyce)

At Ate Leny’s Store (photo credit: Joyce)

While waiting for our food (Photo Credit: Joyce)

While waiting for our food (Photo Credit: Joyce)

After eating lunch, nag-ready na kame for our photoshoot. Hahaha paid 50 each at Armada Resort para makapag pic kame sa sandbar. Its a good thing pumayag sila. Kase I read sa ibang blogs, di sila pumapayag magpapasok don pag guest ng kabilang resort.

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Stayed there for a while. And pagbalik ng Ruiz, rest lang for a while and went to Armada for dinner. No pic ng food but it was delish. We had frie lapu-lapu and pampano, fresh crab, sinigang na hipon, unli rice, fudgee bar and coke. Busog!

Photo credit: Joanne

Photo credit: Joanne

Went back to Ruiz, kwentuhan. At sinimulan ang nomo. No pictures, but full of laughter. At 12mn, we called it a night.

Woke up at 6ish. Went to Ate Leny’s store for coffee and paluto of our breakfast. May dala akong vienna sausage, spam and corned beef. So nagpaluto na lang kame ng rice and scrambled eggs. Busog again. And nag-ready na for Masinloc.

It’s high tide pa kaya we didnt really enjoy the sand bar at Masinloc. Sayang.

Bacala Guesthouse at Masinloc

Bacala Guesthouse at Masinloc

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Groupie

Sad to go.

Sad to go.

Expenses:
Bus (Victory Liner Pasay) Manila – Sta. Cruz, Zambales : P471
Candy (Double Happiness Stop over) : P30
Rest room: P5
Trike: Bgy. Pangolinan to Luan – P100/head
Boat to Magalawa (Roundtrip) – P100
Entrance fee – P100
Entrance at Armada Resort (for photoshoot at the sandbar) – P50/head
Bahay kubo at Ruiz Resort (4-5 persons) – P 3k/300 per head
Dinner at Armada Resort (sinigang na hipon, fresh crabs, fried lapu lapu and pampano. plus coke and fudgee bar at unlimited rice) – P200/head
Boat to Masinloc – P2000/200 per head
Lunch at Armada Resort (calamari, pork adobo, veggies, fudgee bar, coke and again, unlimited rice) – P200/head
Lunch/drinks/brekky: P169
Trike – P100
Bus (Victory Liner Iba to Manila – P347
Sept. 26-27, 2015

[4th in 2015] Calaguas Island 2015

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Calaguas Island

Calaguas Island

It is my fourth visit to this Island (16-17 May 2015). And it is my first time to see A LOT of people on this Island. Akala ko nasa Puerto Galera or Boracay nako eh. But no, kase hindi kasing clear ng water ng Calaguas ang Boracay or Puerto Galera.

Last time I was here was in 2013. Oo, medyo matao na that time, may isang resort na rin na ginagawa. Pero fewer cottages/nipa huts, bathrooms, fewer people, no electricity and yeah may nagpa-party na rin. In 2012, mas lalo wala ang mga ito.

This time, malayo layo pa sa Island kitang kita na ang dami ng boats naka park, mga tents na nakatayo, cottages and there are now big nipa huts na pag mamay ari na ng resorts or sino man. 😉

May kuryente na, well of course gawa ng generator. They said lights out at 12, pero nagising ako ng past 2 am, may ilaw pa. Dumami na rin ang stores, pwede na nga rin magpa-charge ng gadgets. Halo halo, 25 bucks pa rin. I think yun 1.5L na coke nagmahal or siguro sa ibang store lang.

Meron nag-team building, and nag party nung gabi. Akala nila Boracay, kase di sila basta party lang. They wanted a naughty party. As in the MC or host or whoever he was, sumisigaw ng body shots, pero wala naman sumasali. They’re also screaming who want to have s*x or who’s having s*x that night. Stuffs like that. They stopped naman ng 12midnight. But there’s also this one big boat na nakapark lang don and didnt stop mag-videoke.

Oh well, they say some like the parties and pagbabago ng Island. Some dont, they want the quietness of the Island. Ano nga ba magagawa natin kung kilala na sya at gusto na sya i-develop. Just that, sana ingatan ang island. Nakakita na rin kase kame ng mga kalat. Some kalat I picked na rin and nilagay sa trash.

Anyway, syempre nag-enjoy mga friends ko sa first trip nila in Calaguas Island. Worth it daw ang 9 hours sa kalsada and 2 hours sa boat at ang 45mins delay sa port.

Salamat sa Yapak ni Jose Travel & Tours for taking care of us. On time sa meeting place, mas maaga pa kame nakarating sa Daet kesa sa nasa IT for breakfast. Mas maaga rin tuloy kame nakarating sa Island.

Very maasikaso, masarap ang pagkain and mabaet ang coordinators (Myke and Riden) also our driver. Comfortable kame sa van, coz bago bago pa (Toyota HiAce). And di nila kinalimutan ang request kong maraming ice and water. Thumbs up.

Na-miss ko rin tuloy ang RACE (Radical Adventure Concepts and Events), kase lahat ng package tour ko before sa kanila kame. And syempre, family na kame don. But di naman kame pinabayaan ng Yapak.

Sarap magbilad sa arawan at magpaitim. Yun lang, ang hapdi sa mata ng water. Hahaha project tan achieved!

Btw, tahimik ang water papunta (8:30am) til makarating kame (10:30am), pero nung pabalik sa Vinzons kinda may alon na (left the Island 10:30am). Di pa naman nakakatakot pero enough din para makabasa, lalo na sa mga nakaupo sa harapan :D.

The gang with Yapak's Sir Myke and Sir Riden.

The gang with Yapak’s Sir Myke and Sir Riden.

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South Bound

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Spent the weekend in South. Went to Quezon Province with my travel buddies.

Heard of this island called Borawan in Quezon. Sabi nila, pinaghalong Boracay and Palawan, because of the rock formation and fine white sand. I guess they havent been to any of this place. Yes, ok din ang beach nila. May rock formation, pero not so much na kahawig ng mga nasa Palawan. No, not really white sand like the sand in Boracay. Kinda creamy ang color, and masaket sa paa ang mga durog na shells sa shore. They have jelly fish on the three beaches na pinuntahan namin. Hindi naman marami, pero one of my friend got sting by a jelly fish sa Puting Buhangin. Hindi na namin pinasok yun kweba, tinamad na tuloy. And natakot na ring lumusong sa water.

Anyway, Ate Irma met with us pagbaba namin ng bus.  Bumaba kame in front of Vista Playa. Sobrang kilala si Ate Irma don. Di pa kame nakakatagal, hinainan na kame ng early lunch namin. Inihaw na tilapia, alimasag at ensaladang mangga.

Lunch

Lunch

Hinatid na kame sa bahay after eating. Nagpalit na kame ng swimsuits and went to Puting Buhangin. Kuya Hermie our boatman is Ate Irma’s brother, mabaet naman si kuya.

After sa Puting Buhangin, diretso na kame ng Borawan. Ang daming tao. They have signal, kaya tuwang tuwa naman kame. We had halo-halo (P 30), masarap naman. Mineral water costs 15 (500ml) at malamig naman. Ok rin sa Borawan kase they have cottages, bathroom, net for volleyball, security guard, water sports, sari sari store and carinderia. May net sa beach para di mapasukan ng jelly fish, pero merong nakakalusot. The water in Borawan isnt clear as Puting Buhangin and Dampalitan.

Puting Buhangin

Puting Buhangin

Kwubang Lampas in Puting Buhangin

Kwubang Lampas in Puting Buhangin

Borawan Island

Borawan Island

Borawan Island

Borawan Island

Walang sunset in Borawan, natatakpan ng bundok. Pero nung pabalik na kame sa house, wow ang ganda ng sky. Sunset, pero di na namin makita ang sun. 😀

Sunset

Sunset

Pagbalik ng house, nag-wash up and nag-dinner. Ate Irma prepared inihaw na liempo and adobong manok. Sarap! Busog na naman kame. (no pic ng food sa kagutuman at excited kumain). After eating, pahinga saglit then shower. Tapos Sally, Cris and I went to the store para bumili ng inumin. Tanduay Ice and that flavored beer binili namin. We were all tired kaya di naman kame nakarami.

I was the first to wake up the next day. Dumating na rin yun manang na nag-prep ng breakfast namin. Merong Longganisa, sunny side up egg, rice, coffee. Busog! Around 9am, we’re of to Dampalitan Island. Para syang Anawangin. Pero parang sya ang favorite ko sa tatlo naming napuntahan.

Dampalitan Island

Dampalitan Island

Water is clear, sand is creamy. With jelly fish pa rin. So no one even bothered to dip in the water. We just sat there, took pictures, ate halo halo. Chillax!

Mangroves

Mangroves

Dampalitan in Panorama

Dampalitan in Panorama

Around 12, we left Dampalitan and nag-ready pauwi. Super init lang no! Hahaha 1ish, we’re at Lucena na. Ate late lunch at Chowking. Dito na kame naghiwa-hiwalay. Sally and I rode the bus to Pasay. And it was traffic. Manila na kame around 8pm.

I had a great time.