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TRAVEL: ANAWANGIN


This was never the plan. — But of course, it’s the ones we don’t plan that turns out to be pretty amazing. Right? It’s one hell of a work though. We arrived at around 6pm and got settled about 7pm.

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Fanning, Blowing, Lighting pieces of newspaper, Re-arranging the wood for 3 whole hours just to catch a spark – to make fire. It’s EXHAUSTING & Fulfilling at the same time! The food was cooked around 10:30 pm!

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It’s really a nice wake up call, opening your eyes to see majestic mountains right outside our tent & the beach within 30 steps far. The boys had their fun. The bathroom was a bit tricky, that’s the reason why I was lazy to swim. 😀

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Would you look at that? Right? 😀

Sometimes, you just need an adventure to cleanse the bitter taste of life.

Until next time, Anawangin. ❤

TRAVEL ZAMBALES: Pundaquit


I am too excited for this trip because I won’t be able to do this for about a year. But let’s not focus on the idea that I’ll have a tripless year. Haha.

But before we proceed to Zambales, we ate at CBTL – NLEX, our favorite Spanish Sardines Pasta with the coffee to keep our eyes from permanently closing.

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We are going to stay at Capones Vista Resort in Pundaquit, Zambales. 

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If you’ve ever been to Zambales, you’d know that the sand is gray, the waves are strong and it’s about 3 – 4 hours drive from Manila. We have a pretty country – mild room, don’t you say?:)

The resort has their own cafeteria – you can either stay outside, facing the pool area or stay inside where the small / bar counter is.We stayed outside.

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For lunch, We ate Sinigang na Hipon and Grilled Pusit. Both are superb! 😀

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First and Second Day at Home before heading out to get baked.

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Aside from the 2 families and a barkada of 5 — we were pretty much the only ones at the resort. :))

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For Dinner, We had Lechon Macau, Sizzling T-Bone Steak and Hokkaido Soup. The Service is Blah though. Servers at the cafeteria showed that they pretty much do not want to be disturbed. We scheduled for a Massage and Mani – Pedi  but both were forgotten. We followed up the massage and was told that it will arrive at 10pm but showed up around 11:15pm. 

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Second Day was really a quiet day for rest, we stayed there listening to music, taking a dip, making conversation, lying around and just thinking about life in general (I know!) Haha.

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Well, there it is. 😀 Overall, I am happy about the trip – It would have been better if the better half was with me though. The place is great, service is a no no.

TRAVEL: BORACAY


It’s Cebu Pacific — No matter what excuse they have, whether it’s for our safety or that because the pathway is congested, They have been branded as always having delayed flights. So here we are after 1 hour of waiting after our supposed take-off.

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After landing, we have to take a 2 hour Van Ride. No Worries if you have no arrangements yet, once you step out of the airport, they’ll swarm to you like bees. Most of the offer was Php 250 for a Van and Boat Ride. Luckily, We got ours for Php 200.

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The Php 200 payment got us a private mini bangka.

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After the Boat Ride, we still had to ride a Tricycle to our Hotel. It took us about 10 minutes. Not bad.10410200_10206406070450422_7072368149499194665_n

They had a welcome drink – bottled water. This is located in Station 1. Beach Side. Employees are all so friendly.

So what was our First Stop? LUNCH. Since our 11am arrival turned to 1pm, we were already starving by 4 in the afternoon.

IMG_1741 DSC05408 IMG_1782 LUNCH: Nigi Nigi Nu Noos We spent Php 1,300 for a Seafood Family Platter, 4 Rice, 2 Canned Softdrinks.

While waiting for lunch, Nicole and I had a quick dip. :)) Excuse my over sized haven’t eaten stomach.

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After our much awaited lunch, we scout for what boracay is known for – parties! But before that, we stopped by to have a henna tattoo and snooped around the very exhilarating GMax Experience. DSC05413 DSC05412

The night was young so we reached Station 3. Imagine that. We didn’t even notice it took us an hour! An hour of walking! Haha. So, we opted to stay for a more relaxed environment since it was still early. –

FIRST NIGHT: The Tree House

They’re pretty affordable and the ambiance is so laid back perfect for a night away from all the dancing and booze stricken kids. A live band also plays in the area and you get to sit in their bean bags or lie down as you wish.

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SECOND NIGHT: Wave

Booze, Loud Music, Lights and Dancing. – We were well seated STILL when it was early. But, the room on the second floor can transform into a dance floor. DSC05484

For our SECOND DAY: Island Hopping. We got our Island Hopping for Php 2,300 for 5 pax. Entrance Fee for the Magic Island is not included.

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STOP: Crystal Cove Island

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Shangrila Beach Front

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IMG_1870We were dead carnivorous after that island hopping, so we went straight to a late lunch yet again.

LUNCH: Jonah’s – They are famous for their Shakes. 

But they also have pastas, viands, pizzas and sandwiches.

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We took a nap, and went out for dinner.

I’m sorry I forgot the place but this is in front of the Shawarma, Froco something. Sisig and Tuna Belly was amazing. IMG_1935We went straight for alcohol and party this time.

BOOZE NIGHT: Coco Mangas.

If you’re familiar with Central or Tides, They are pretty much alike. It was an extraordinarily fun night.

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BOOZE: Wave

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Third day was Chill at the Beach Day.

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After a morning filled with Vitamin Sun and Sea, Late lunch AGAIN.

LUNCH: Jonah’s AGAIN. — Nachos, Quesadilla and Shakes. 

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We arranged an afternoon full of activities. We paid a Php 700 package each for 5 pax that includes ATV, Sky Cycle, Trick Art Museum and Bird Farm. 

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We also paid a Php 1,500 for a Para sailing Experience. 

And it was FUCKING SCARY when you’re one with the wind. P.S. Make sure that the rope behind your legs is in the middle area or you might fall backwards or if drawn too near your behind, you might also slip infront. But, you should definitely try this!

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Last LUNCH: Smoke, Inside D’ Mall

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EVERYDAY: Zambales with AGSB-mates


I plan to have my worries and all the numbers in my head be washed away by the huge waves of china sea.

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We all tried Skimboarding! Wil definitely try to learn the sport. 😀

TRAVEL: Zambales


We have been planning this since our first class meeting. And now, here it is!

But then, the surf instructor called and informed us that there won’t be any waves that day. Our back up plan? We just plan to chill at the beach. 

 

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Second spot? The Circle.

Let me tell you the place is plainly for surfing. There is no picturesque corner or resort in this part. The circle had a huge kubo which is very relaxing if you just want to hang out with your friends, drink, play cards, sleep at a hammock, play and sing with your guitars. The place encourages you to doodle.

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This was the picture and the exact reason why we agreed to stay here on a spur of the moment decision.

When we got there though, the place was too cramped. The hammocks were side by side each other. I suggest that if you want to go here, reserve the ones in the big kubos – they are perfect for friendly bonding. 

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Anyway, we ended up at Kina-bot at sir-ping.

The kubo was Php 800 a night which can fit around 6 – 7 people. There was only a mattress on the floor and one fan. 3 plugs and nothing more. It was tambayan type which was also perfect.

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We left Makati around 3:30 in the afternoon and arrived there at about 9 in the evening. There were already people who were drinking outside our kubo. Edward, one of our classmates decided to join them for a drink and so did everyone else. 

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So meet Ping and Anon, our new found friends. As much as it seems that they are just manginginoms sa kanto, ping is actually one of the owners and a known surf instructor too. Anon on the other hand owns a shrimp hatchery and is a good friend of Ping. Aside from what they do for a living, they are actually pretty cool to hang out with. They are very laid back and easy going. Plus, heavy drinkers too. Haha. We finished two Emperador, 1 Ginebra and about bottles of San Mig and 6 Tanduay Ice. We also met the owner – Kuya Bot around 2 in the morning when he told us to tone down our voices because he has a baby. They were all very welcoming and kind.Image

 

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We were all okay the next morning except for Roumel. Haha.

We went for a swim and tried surfing and skim boarding though there weren’t any waves at that time. 

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Overall, it was a blast. Ping and Anon even drove all the way to Bataan to have lunch with us at Alex’s house and came with us to drop us off at the Bus Station.

 

We will be coming back. 

EVERYDAY / TRAVEL: Birthday at AcuaVerde, Laiya Batangas


I always, always celebrate my birthday with friends and family separately.
I wanted to get drunk but then my so-called-friends can’t even spare one drunken night for me.
Nevermind them, less expense anyway. And I get to spend the whole day with y lovey!
We were choosing between Acuatico and Acuaverde – same owners.
Acuatico had it all in picture. They had an awesome infinity pool, again in Picture. Once we went inside to check it out, it was good though it wasn’t woah. It was infinity – but it wasn’t huge.
So we preferred to stay in Acuaverde, got a room in half priced (Because we were only staying for their Daytour)

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The Reception Area – two girls welcomed us though only one was warm and friendly. Once we decided what room to get,

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Welcome Drinks – Gulaman

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The Beach Front – sand was full of stones , it was free of garbage but it hurts your feet when you walk.

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If you’re going to stay here as Daytour, you will inly have to pay Php 1,100 with free kayak, lunch and PM Snack.
First, Soup

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Lunch is served. Fish Fillet was crispy and hot with a mayo dip plus Kaldereta which is as good as the fish fillet too. It wasn’t too spicy. It also comes with a siding of Buttered Vegetables And rice, ofcourse.

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The meal comes with an I ed Tea already so there’s no need for you to order a drink. But we ordered Strawberry and Chocolate Milkshake. It was awful. The Chocolate milkshake tasted Milo with crushed ice and the strawberry tasted like it came from a can or syrup.

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Halo-Halo was also served. It was a good comeback from milkshakes.(:

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The resort also has a Bar, darts, table tennis, chess, dama, snake and ladders and more.

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My love and I enjoying the place. There were only three sets of people in the resort so we pretty much have the place to ourselves.

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Thank you for my birthday cake, babe.

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Turned 23 this year.

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My flowers.(:

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The PM Snack Tuna Sandwich with Chips and Soft drinks

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Thank you for my present, babe.

Thank you for a great day, a memorable birthday. I love you.

VENICE / TRAVEL: Twenty Third Birthday at Laiya Batangas


Twenty Third Birthday
A quick getaway with my love.
Where: Acua Verde, Laiya Batangas
Song: Every Morning