Pearl Farm, Samal Island

a world-class beach resort in Samal Island off the coast of Davao City. A perfect place for couples and honeymooners

White Island, Camiguin

a white sand bar and ideal for swimming.

Snorkeling at Balicasag

After Dolphin watching, the best thing to do is to swim and snorkel at Balicasag Island.

The majestic Cagbalete Island, Quezon

A simple island that offers peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway.

Cagayan de Oro

Experience the thrill of White Water Rafting at Cagayan de Oro with Kagay

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Boracay Activities 2013 l Day 2

May 10, 2013

It was around 7:30 when we woke up for breakfast. We went to Sheena's eatery and ordered their "silogs" while waiting for the Kuya who will assist us for the day.

If you are planning to go to Boracay, make sure to find someone who offers cheap yet funtastic activities. Before this trip, i've read a lot of blogs and forums, thanks PEX and GT, i found Kuya Ron.

First, we went in front of Astoria to avail our Parasailing package for 6 except me. Yes, i can't. I have Acrophobia. I can't stand to see myself exposed to heights. hahaha.

I've heard and read that Parasailing activity costs Php1500 or more but Kuya Ron gave it to us at Php850 each. Cool!!!After paying all the fees, we rode the speed boat then off to the boat we are to use for our Parasailing. (our talaga??)

safety first!

up

up

and away!!
 They said it was an amazing experience being flown like a kite and seeing the magnificent view above.
Nuff of that.

After parasailing, we availed their ATV package. We rode the van going to Park. We rented their ATV's for an hour and paid Php250 each. We did a road test before we started going to Tanawin deck which costs 100++ pesos entrance fee.




Nothing much to do up there. Won't do this again next time. Haha. We headed to D'Talipapa after. We should've tried their paluto had it not been sooo expensive. So.. Andoks it is for lunch. lol. We can always eat at Seaside, Macapagal, right??

We went back to our room and decided to rest while Anak, Jes and Tanya went out to swim and stroll. When we woke up it was already past 4:00pm nice. wasted time. We immediately joined them. Hahha..





All you can eat buffets are really popular in Boracay. Just don't eat too much rice to enjoy everything.
For dinner we decided to slash Php300 on our budget!




To end the day, i joined my officemates at OJ's while my friends went to Curtina to party! :)


For cheap accomodation: Villa Simprosa Resort
For our day 1: Boracay Summer 2013 l day 1

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Boracay Summer 2013 l Day 1

May 9 2013

Our much awaited Boracay summer escapade slash celebration of Tanya and Mike's wedding, finally!

jes, nak, nan
xave, me and tanya

First of, i'd like to thank Cebu Pacific and Sea Air for cheap tickets Caticlan and Kalibo. And thank you so much Sea Air for, as always, cancels my flights, but i am happy i was able to rebook our flight from May 12 to 13! plus one day for us! :)

It was announced that Liquor ban will start from May 9 until May 13, which was Election day. (Kalurkey)
What are we gonna do at Boracay?? We even paid for 10kls check in baggage so we can bring hard drinks to atleast satisfy our vacation. Good thing it was lifted last May 8. Thanks to Malacanang. :)

bored to death

Our flight to Caticlan was delayed for 2 hours ( it was my first time to ride in a "propeller type" plane. Feels like riding in PNR. ahhaha.

propeller type plane bound to caticlan
Cebu Pacific offers fun in the skies game and I won! haha!! It's like a tablet cover, i dunno. It fits my netbook!


It was good, we no longer need to ride the van, just a tricycle away from the port. We should've just walked. lol. Same thing, paid 175 for environmental and whatever fee that was, then 30 pesos for fast craft ferry.
welcome to boracay!!

We then hailed a tricycle and paid 20 pesos each going to D'Mall then walked our way going to Villa Simprosa. We arrived like around 6:00pm, sunset!


sunset = no filters, no edits, came straight from my iphone

We stayed at Villa Simprosa Boracay. (there's a separate post for this) there were some unneeded stress but everything went fine.

Everyone was really hungry but we decided to rest first and change to somewhat, errr, more appropriate clothes. lol. Mike and Tanya went out and ate at Sbarro, while we, Jes, Nan, Anak and Xave decided to stroll around first. For my first timer friends, (i won't be mentioning your names) we strolled and went to Jonah's.
jes and her avocado shake
I'm not sure but i don't think we ate dinner. lol Next thing i know we went to OJ's Bar for some Beer and Booze!





Coming up next: Our Day 2. :)


Also check out:
Boracay Activities Day 2
Boracay Summer Day 3-5






Villa Simprosa Boracay 2013

Villa Simprosa is next to Shenna's guesthouse and Tans Guesthouse. They have their own grocery store, mind you, which was very convenient for us.

We were given the Elynor room, located at the second floor. The room was clean with 2 large beds, which can fit 7 people, (we removed the small cabinet in the middle) flat screen tv, cabinets, small fridge and private C/R.

this can fit 7 people

clean cr

But please, i will never ever reserve that room again. The aircon was blowing, yes, but wasn't blowing cold air! I wasn't able to really sleep for 2 nights because i always woke up just to get a paper so i can fan myself. We kept on asking them if they can fix the A/C but i guess that the super power it can give us. I insist on letting us transfer to another room and gave them another day.

It was really hot inside the room. I then again asked them to transfer us the next day. Since we were really frustrated, the lady called her manager and asked if we can. Good thing, the room on the first room will be vacated by 2:00PM.

What's best about transferring downstairs was, the A/C was blowing cold winds and we can use the kitchen and fridge for free!





We paid 3500 each night and stayed for 4 night! I would really recommend Villa Simprosa and will be staying there again. There were misunderstandings yes, but everything turned just fine and perfect for us.

Villa Simprosa: Facebook page
Contact numbers: 0923 502 6735 / 0927 8289406

*photos taken from their facebook page.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Surprise couple shower party at Sir Williams Hotel, Timog

It was almost end of March when i started planning Tanya and Mike's couple shower party. At first, it was only a small get together for us, then we planned for an overnight swimming party to booking a hotel reservation here in Manila.

I kept on scouting hotels that approves and are lenient with guests, i also tried to email and call them too. Some of those were Linden Suites, Lancaster, Somerset Millenium Makati, Pearl Garden Hotel Manila, City Garden, Sogo, Victoria Court, Eurotel and a lot lot more but they were too expensive for our budget! (kuripot kasi kami)

I went to Malate (by foot) and ask around, found one Pension House and i went inside to check their Penthouse which costs 3500. not bad! it has1 bed and 2 bed upstairs with balcony, tv, private CR and mini fridge, the downside it, it seems that the pension house was really old and the facilities too.

I was really hopeless and tired (lol) when i saw this Pajama party at Groupon, it costs 4500. The package includes: 20 pax to stay for 24 hours, 1 case of San Mig Light, 1 bottle of Red wine, and a pitcher of Juice. Not bad since the original cost of this package is i guess around Php8000. So i grabbed the voucher and called the hotel as soon as i purchased it.

Too bad the date that i want was April 26 but the party room was already booked. I talked to them and approved that we can get a Suite room provided that it doesn't have a kitchen and videoke. Oh well, we can always provide one, right?


Here are some of the photos of the room:






 It was a 45sq meter room. Fits up to 20 people! I was really happy with what we have. We decorated the room with lots of photos and some balloons too.


anak writing a dedication
 

All in all, it was surprisingly a successful event. We ordered at CCME Homemade foodstuff (ill make a separate post for this) and everyone was happy with our menu. Everyone paid Php600 all in all, budget friendly eh.




We also played dress the Bride and Groom so we have 2 teams!










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We were really really disappointed with their swimming pool. It was really really dirty! Hey I'm gonna ask Quezon City hall to check your sanitary permit. The water was yellowish and it has some cockroaches too!
It was really gross! We asked if they can change the water but they said no. They informed us that they can only open the filter. When they opened it, a lot of dirt appeared! My goodness! It was really really really dirty!!!!

After an hour of waiting for the pool to be cleaned (by the dirty filter) we just enjoyed the day. (lublob nalang ng very light)


We stayed for full 24hours it was really fun. :)


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