Before I bid 2013 farewell…

Before I bid 2013 goodbye...

By far, I think it’s safe to say the 2013 has been one of the best years in my entire existence. This year, I’ve grown a little independent than the usual, experienced the hardest trials and felt the euphoria of selfless love.

This year, I finally made my parents proud when I finished my degree, got hired on a job that I didn’t applied for, and surprisingly, even got regularized!

On this year, I’ve gotten the chance to visit a lot of places! I usually stay in the city since I don’t really travel. But this year is different! I flew to cebu to attend a temple wedding, traveled to Cagayan de Oro for a business trip (Also, when I got home from CDO lo and behold! Cho2 got his dream tattoo which made me flattered and insane at once lol. ), wandered through the mountains of Datu Salumay when my boyfriend and I visited BuDa for a weekend vacation, and lastly, had a challenging trip to Lake Agco which is 10, 311 ft. above sea level! Oh and sojourning occasionally on our neighbor, the Samal Island. Honeslty, it made me crave for more. I made a wanderlust out of my boring self… thanks to Cho2x, my best travel/food buddy and nurse at the same time.

On this year, my father finally, finally, finally retired from the Philippine Air Force and immediately got hired in Qatar. Which also implies that we weren’t able to spend Christmas together (but thank heavens for Skype!).

Additionally, I think on this year I gained weight. You can tell by the way i fill my instagram with photos of food! I thank Heavenly father for giving us the resources to taste the food that we weren’t able to wallop when we were students (and broke haha.)

These blessings immensely filled my heart with gladness. For the coming year, I solemnly swear that I will travel more and fill the entire year with good memories and experiences..and I can only make these things possible with the help of my confidant. Thank you for staying with me. ♥

I wish you all a prosperous brand new year and may on this coming year, your hearts intent be fulfilled!

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D’leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool

The day after plunging our stressed out bodies in the beach, my family together with the ultimate love of my life, headed to D’Leonor Inland Resort and Wavepool for our scheduled family bonding. It was one of the happiest moments I’ll never trade for anything. Family will always be your best camp buddy, beach pal, summer confidant, get away partner, etc! 

The accommodation was superb! We’ve all agreed that we’ve underpaid their services because seriously, the facilities were awesome and cheap! 

We’ve rented a room that is so beautifully located near the steepest way heading to the ATV track. It’s called Chalet 2. Read the inclusions and get blown away.

For Php 2,800.00 

  • 1 bedroom
  • Good for 2 pax
  • Allowed excess: 2 pax
  • Free entrance (supposed to be 50php each, we’re 5 in the family including cho2)
  • Free admission at the wavepool (supposed to be 250php each) or zipline (250php/ride) except for the excess pax
  • With complimentary breakfast except for excess pax (roughly 180php each

Great deal? Yes. Now inspect the room 🙂

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It comes with a vase and a bible. Deal with it.ImageImageImageWant to cook? No problem. Kitchen with microwave, coffee warmer, and fridge at your service. (We brought the rice cooker though haha) 

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Enjoy your view as you dine.Image

Sorry for my sister’s mess. I forgot to take a photo of their bathroom though, and it has a little veranda at the back over viewing the wavepool and other amenities.

This is the list of outdoor recreations you can enjoy at D’leonor.

  • Billiard
  • ATV Track
  • Cable Ride
  • Fishing
  • Sam’s Funland
  • Inland overview bridge
  • Mini golf
  • Segway
  • Surf rider
  • Tan-aw davaw
  • Tent Garden Videoke
  • Wall climb
  • Waterball
  • Wavepool and raging river
  • Zipline
  • Zoo

Services

  • Massage Center
  • Business center
  • Laundry
  • Hotel Transportation

And a whole lot more! It’s so fun beyond words can describe so you better pack those things up! Haha by the way, I wasn’t paid to advertise here. I just want to share how wonderful this place is. 🙂

 

Hope you have the kind of summer vacation you’ve always dreamed of!

xx

 

 

Bluejaz Beach Resort Waterpark (March 25, 2013)

Hola! It’s been a while. I’ve been very busy for my graduation the past week and my adrenaline rush paralyzed my senses to write. Feels good to be back! I’ll just have to update this blog for what had happened right after my graduation.

It was abrupt and there’s just no chance to even bargain with these girls. When they said we’ll go to Samal, I just had to go. It was sweet knowing that I’ve spent my first day of summer/unemployment with them. 7 years of friendship!

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(above) Alba, Michelle, Lyra, and yours truly. Joshoa and Erica missing!Image

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Don’t worry guys, I just fell. Haha and it looks awkward. Porn-ish, they say.Image

Banana boat ride was the highlight of our get away. Thrilling and lethal! Image

Ristorante Italiano il martedi

I just google translated it. Haha

Nothing much happened this week since I’m too broke to even dine out. But then I remember I saved a few money before classes officially ended. Yay! And since I miss eating with my buddy, last Tuesday we went out and ate at the most famous Italian restaurant here in Davao.

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Calzone (310)

Calzone (310)

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I told him I wanted to eat at Picobello again just to reminisce our “date” last year. Haha I think that’s a pretty cute reason and he agreed. Till next date! (Well, if my coins would reproduce in my pocket)

We were so young then!

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I hope the level of mushiness in this blog is still acceptable.

This photo was taken five years ago during our 1st anniversary. We were just 15 then – too young really!!! I know that’s like stating the obvious but yes, I’ve known this guy for about 6 years already and every time I look at him, well, still feels like the first time. Maybe because we’ve been away from each other for 4 years, or maybe because that’s how it should be.

I will never grow tired of showing care and appreciation for him and I promise, this time, we’ll never end.

One year since the great and sweet escape

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I won’t forget the day when it seemed like all the butterflies, birds and bats were in my stomach. Oh that fluttery feeling that I get every time I remember that day.

He was so shy and wonderful, and still the same Cho-cho I fell in love with 6 years ago.

YOU SURVIVED THE FALLACY! IT’S 2013!

Isn’t it funny that one day in the future, or when your kids are old enough to understand the difference between a crocodile and an alligator, you’ll tell them how you survived the prophesied end of the world by staying close to your laptop? XD Actually it’s not funny, it’s absurd.
Anyway, my year ended grand. My parents already arrived and we celebrated New Year together! Look at what my mother prepared. I don’t know how to name it so I’m calling it “Fried Prawns”. How do you like our garnish? Pakyas.
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Nice try haha
 I really hope this year will be exciting and fabulous because 2012 wasn’t really much of what I wanted but there were really cool and unforgettable experiences that I’ll never trade except for bacon jk. 2012 was disgusting, ugly, grand, merry, foolish, bright, all the extremes of both negative and positive to be precise. And now, a brand new year awaits. Im scared but I was brave enough to write a short list of goals I really pray to achieve, of course with God’s help and my patience.
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I’m going to take little steps for all of these and will take them seriously because I’m not getting any younger! But as you can see, it’s a mixture of super easy tasks and really challenging ones and you might even notice I didn’t include “getting a job” because… I don’t know. Hahaha. I don’t want to stress myself with that issue for now. How about you? What’s included in your list? 🙂