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BORACAY APRIL 2013

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The long wait is over! After 20 years, I finally made it to the tropical paradise of Boracay Island. Woot woot! I was born and raised in Manila, and I admit that I’ve never been to that much places in the Philippines. The farthest place I’ve gone to in the north is Baguio and in the south is Aklan (more of my travel post here!). It was such an adventure traveling for almost 15 hours! (Kinabog yung 10 hours na biyahe ko papuntang Dubai eh though I know it’s a plane ride but still…HAHA). Yes, it was a very long and tiring bus and ferry ride but it is all worth it once you step on the powder white sand beach and see the crystal clear turquoise water of Boracay. Uhhh…prolly the best beach vacation to date!

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So let me share a little story about how Boracay got its name which I learned from my cousin (aka the best tour guide ever!) who actually lives in Malay, Aklan. He told me that long time ago, there’s a german family who lived in the island. They have a child named “Cay” who can’t say a word until one day, she saw bubbles on the seashore and she uttered “Bora” which is an old local word meaning bubbles. This is her first word ever, so to give appreciation to the family, the local settlers decided to name the island, “Boracay”. 

How cool is that? I mean, I know that there are several versions exists about the origin of the name Boracay but I like this story a lot. Plus I googled about it but I haven’t seen any stories similar to the one I mentioned above. So that means, sakin nyo unang nalaman ‘to. Chos! HAHAHA.

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CUBAY SUR + NABAOY RIVER (MALAY, AKLAN)

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This is a perfect place to relax and forget the stress of every day life. If you enjoy simple life and the lightness of being then this is really your destination. Welcome to Cubay Sur! :D

I have never received such a warm welcome. Strangers in the street will smile at you and start grinning ‘good morning’! Lots of fun, water, sun, good food and smiles all around. I will definitely go back for sure. 

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Another place that I’ve been to that I’m sure not all filipinos are aware of. I know that quite a lot of people didn’t know that Boracay is part of the municipality of Malay, Aklan. Tourist just usually go to Aklan to whisked away to the famous white sand beach of Boracay. But little do they know that there is a hidden river (which is actually 20-30 mins away from Caticlan Jetty Port) with a transparent emerald green water. Say hello to Nabaoy River! 

Nabaoy is a beautiful river in the middle of a lush tropical jungle. The water is very cool and refreshing, and it’s such a nice change from the oceans salt water. So if you guys happened to be in Boracay, why not take a day trip to this river and enjoy a peaceful relaxing day.

More of my travel post here!

TAGAYTAY DEC 2011 - PART ONE

The choir and I had been out of town for a day. But before that we first started out singing in a 5am Simbang Gabi Mass at Corinthian Gardens clubhouse then after that we drove off to Tagaytay. Arrived there at about 8am or so and Starbucks isn’t open yet, so the best thing to do is to camwhore ourselves to death haha.

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Thank God, Tita Eleanor bought some super yummy Strawberry and Blueberry cheese tart at Rowena’s Cafe while we are waiting (for almost an hour) for Starbucks to open. Kaya medyo napawi ang aming gutom LOL.

Finally, It was open!!! When we step inside, we all felt like we were in a different country. It’s so beautiful inside and it feels so cozy plus we were the only customers at that time. So what’s the best thing to do (again!)? CAMWHORE!!! hahaha. 

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At dahil forever baliw kami, arte muna sa harap ng camera! HAHAHA.

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Smiling so hard my mouth look like a capital U!

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Ending this post with Kuya Ronnel’s perfect jump shot! :))

(Part Two here)

TAGAYTAY DEC 2011 - PART TWO

After having breakfast at Starbucks, we went to Tagaytay Picnic Grove for the zipline! Here are a few photos.

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The 250 meters long zipline was incredible! (maybe because it’s my first time? haha) but yeah! it feels so awesome soaring up to 300 feet off the ground. How cool is that? haha.

And because everyone was starving after trying out the zipline, we drove off to Leslie’s restaurant to have our lunch. The taste of the dishes were not that extraordinary but the scenery and the warm Filipino feel and taste made up for it. Leslie’s is one of the popular restaurants offering a great view of Taal Lake and is also known for their famous Bulalo. And Oh! the singing waiters there are famous too! They actually sang Harana of Parokya ni Edgar to us :) in fairness maganda ang mga boses nila!

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While we were eating, Tita Eleanor was already planning for our dinner somewhere but not in Tagaytay, so after having lunch we went back to Manila. It was quite early and we didn’t expect that were going to arrived in Manila at 2:30pm. So we all decided to go home first. We met up again at 5:30pm then had our delicious dinner at Quezon City Sports Club.

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The End! (Part One here)

DUBAI DEC 2010 - FEB 2011 (PART TWO)

I’m currently missing Dubai thus making this post. Well to tell you honestly, few weeks back I am on a state of being too much stressed that I felt like I don’t want to study anymore and just want to go to my parents in Dubai. I’m thinking of living there with my parents and finish my college there but I know that it is way too impossible. Alam mo yun! ang sarap lang kasi ng buhay dun. especially andun parents ko plus my sister. Ugh! there are so many things running through my mind lately. Maybe because I’m so over stressed with school then add it all up with so many annoying things here at home. *ang sakit sa BRAIN!!! Oh well! that’s life. But I’m glad that everything’s good now, I guess I just really need a break. Anyway, hope you’ll all enjoy the photos (all taken by me, except for the photos where I am there which my momsy/popsy took).

PS: click here for more of my photos in Dubai. and or click here to view my other trips.

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Burj Khalifa aka The tallest building in the world!

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view from our window. oh i miss!

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St. Mary’s Church along Oud Metha Road. I miss Fr. Tomasito, super the best maghomily <3

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POPOPOPOKER FACE! hahahaha.

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perfect jump shot ever! take note 10 times muna sila nagjump shot bago makuha to hahaha. hello popsy & momsy!

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This was taken after our awesome tour at At the Top Burj Khalifa. Assia in Wok = Super Yummy Food!

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holding hands while walking. kiligs!!! /brb lol-ing forever.

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I was so amazed when I saw this potato chips on a stick! I thought whoever invented this was a genius. My Pops actually said "magandang business to ah! wala pa nito sa pinas", then a month later when I came back here I saw a stand selling the same thing. Sayang! lol.

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aww, i miss C7! :( Every after attending the friday mass (friday is the sunday of filipinos in dubai) we ride the number C7 bus. It maybe the longest route but we love it :)

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Goodbye, Dubai! :/

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THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS

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IN YUE YORK, CONCRETE JUNGLE WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE OF. HAHAHA LMAO.

All the photos were actually taken in Nathan Road, Kowloon City. Not in Yue York!

HONG KONG MAY 2011

Had been out of the country for 5 days (May 5 to 9) with my sister and my aunt. And I must totally say that it was one of the happiest vacation ever! We stayed in Tsim Sha Tsui which is by the way the best place to stay (i think!) because it is located right on the main street within walking distance to almost everything. I miss HK! Would definitely go back there. Well that is, if I have the money lol.

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pati ba naman sa HK sinusundan pa rin ako ni Lee Seung Gi. HAHA! (Brilliant Legacy chinese version)

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DISNEYLAND - PART TWO

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Flights of Fantasy Parade!

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I will never ever forget this moment where Tarzan clung to the rope (without any harness) and do some acrobatic movements then spin around and around with only one hand. how cool is that?

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The man who played Captain Li Shang is a Filipino! He has really great voice.

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I could really say that “The Golden Mickeys” is the best attraction in Disneyland. Why? because the show features scenes and characters from Quasimodo of Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Woody and Jessie of Toys Story, Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, Ariel and Sebastian of The Little Mermaid. And of course, the classic disney cartoons, Mickey and friends. The show was amazing!

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So okay, this british guys approached us. The guy on the middle (who by the way kind of look like zac efron in real life) walked toward us and said “would you mind taking a photo?” (imagine the british accent lol). At first we taught they are asking to take a photo of them but not. they actually want to take a photo with us! like are you serious? really? with us? HAWT. haha. Too bad we didn’t get their names, Boohoo!

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Disneyland was full packed that day (May 7)! I couldn’t believe how crowded it was. Everyone was waiting for the Tinkerbell Castle Illumination and Disney in the Star Fireworks. Well, It is actually worth waiting for.

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Hello! Im Drei from Manila and im twenteen.
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