06 Oct

My Temporary Bliss

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I’m back with the last post of my Boracay trip! It took me so long to edit these photos and write whatever I am writing here now because I’ve been pretty busy lately, but it’s all for the best!

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I’m very grateful that this trip was made possible because it was my first time to be in the beautiful island paradise. Even though I didn’t have a birthday celebration at home, this trip has made my birthday the best one yet.

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Aaaand that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this post along with the previous ones. :)

xo


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25 Sep

13. Go Parasailing, check!

Another one for the bucket list! 3 down, 26 more to go…

It wasn’t scary at all. I actually loved the sound of the wind in my ears while we were x meters up in the air (I forgot to ask. I was overwhelmed!).

The standard rate for Parasailing in Boracay is P1,500 for a 15-minute ride but if you try to haggle as hard as we did, you can get it for P1,200. It’s still pricey but it was the cheapest one that we found since the all the companies have set a uniformed rate of P1,500 (according to the locals). You’ll find a lot of people offering you adventures and stuff along the beach. It’s best to ask as many of them as you can and haggle as hard as you can to get the best prices.

I have one more post left for my Boracay trip. Hooray! Until then,

  

xo


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23 Sep

90’s Kid

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I decided to take a quick break from the beach posts and continue with the project that I’ve started last month which is The V-neck Project.

See previous posts here:

Outfit #1

Outfit #2

For number three, I decided to go… 90’s!

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I remember travelling with my mother to Bohol every fiesta back in the 90’s. She would wrap my jacket around my waist so I could easily grab it when I felt cold during the boat ride. Honestly, I used to hate it because it felt bulky, but I wasn’t in charge of my wardrobe then so I had no choice. Haha

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The only souvenirs that I got for myself form Boracay are this pair of Bamboo sunglasses and this tribal-looking necklace. I had my eyes on the sunnies from day one. Its temples are made of bamboo but the store where I got this pair from also had sunglasses purely made of bamboo which cost below P3,000. They’re so much cheaper than Panda! What? I’m not rich enough to spend P6,000 on sunglasses! ;)

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Aside from adding a bit of style to this plain all-grey ensemble, I’m starting to like wrapping polos around my waist, especially when I’m wearing shorts, because it creates a barrier between my thighs and the leather when I’m driving. 

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Zalora v-neck shirt, Bamboo sunglasses (similar here), Solemate sneakers, Boyfriend’s polo

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xo


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19 Sep

A Saturday in the Island

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Puka Beach got its name because of the Puka shells that can be found on the beach. Compared to the white beach, the sand is coarser, the water is deeper, and the waves are rougher. You can’t literally swim there because you’ll just get thrown back to the shore and I am speaking from experience. It was fun though!

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I loved it here. I literally sat on the sand and stared at the waves for 10 minutes or so. The beautiful sight was very calming.

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You can go to Puka Beach by riding a tricycle from D’mall but in our case, we got an adventure package with an “Island Tour” in it. Although, it wasn’t really an island tour because the “tour guide” was very quiet and we spent most of our time only in the beach. Lol.

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If you want to drive around, you can rent a buggy car for P800. You’ll find people offering you adventure packages and what not along the white beach. To be honest, the ride wasn’t really the most fun experience because the route (to and back) was really short. 

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Not only do I look derpy on land, I look derpy underwater too. Thank heavens I got at least 2 decent underwater photos. Lol. I thought that I’d be able to fit everything in 3 posts but this is already the third one and I still have 2 more posts in my drafts. More beach photos coming right at you soon!

  

xo


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16 Sep

15. Learn how to surf, check!

I got to do something for my bucket list again! This was unplanned because I didn’t know that I could surf in Boracay. What I originally had in mind was to cross off “become a mermaid” from my bucket list by getting mermaid lessons. Mehe.

I read Soul Surfer back in high school. You know the true story about this amazing female surfer whose arm got bitten off by a shark? Well, there are no sharks in Boracay and the water was not too deep so I gathered all my confidence to try surfing and cross it off my bucket list once and for all. 

I’ve always admired surfers that I see on TV and I secretly wanted to have the skills that they have. Given that I have weak balancing skills (on land) I surprisingly did pretty good on water. Our instructor said that it’s easier to surf when you’re lightweight. I’ve always felt that my weight was a major flaw and I never thought that I could use it as an advantage for anything. Ha! Points for me!

Surfing lessons in Boracay cost about P700/hour. You can share the board with a friend and take turns to save money. The waves aren’t too harsh and the water isn’t deep compared to Siargao, the surfing capital of the Philippines. Note that this observation is solely based on photos from the internet. Hehe. I think Boracay is a good surfing spot for beginners like me. If you’re already a pro, you can also rent a surf board for P500/hour. The rates are negotiable so make sure you bring your haggling skills with you!

I have to admit, learning how to surf was exhausting and my shoulders were really sore the following day. But I had so much fun and I would have done it again if it weren’t for the typhoon. Oh well, next time!

  

xo


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15 Sep

White Beach

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Hello! I’ve been so excited to share these photos with you guys. Last week, I traveled to the beautiful island of Boracay for the first time. Yes, it was my first time and yes, I know you probably think I’m such a loser. For your information, I was deprived of travelling back in my teen years so forgive me if I sound like a loser right now. Hahaha. Anyway, I shall leave you with these photos while I get ready to doze off.

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Please excuse my weird skinny arms and derp face.

These photos were taken somewhere in Station 1 where the sand is at its finest. If I lived in the island, I would probably go barefoot all the time.

There’s something about the sun, sand, and sea that makes me feel so good. Being near the water never fails to cheer me up and forget about everything. Maybe I was a mermaid in my past life… or a crab… or a turtle. I’ll be posting 2 more parts (i think) of my travel diary soon. Ciao for now. Good night!

  

xo


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31 Aug

Weekend Photo Diary

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Aaaaand I’m back! After half a month, I am finally able to write about something up here. I’ve been busy with work (which I love, by the way) lately but thankfully, I was able to go on a short vacation this weekend.

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Looks familiar? Yes, I’ve been here before but I didn’t mention the name of the place. To give you a clue, it’s somewhere in northern Cebu. That’s all you’re gonna get from me. ;)

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If other people draw energy from large crowds and loud music, I get mine from quiet places and intimate conversations. These things help keep me sane. What I love about this place, apart from the free drinks and pizza, is how peaceful it is. I think everybody needs some peace and quiet in their lives - to think, to reflect, and to re-evaluate themselves. If you feel that life is starting to take its toll on you, I advise you to go somewhere quiet instead of submerging yourself into a sea of people. Give yourself some space and you might find the right answers.

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How did you spend your weekend?

  

xo


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16 Aug

Tea O’clock

Today, we had a spontaneous trip to this cute little place called Tea O’Clock. We were around the area so we decided to drop by. I love going to places like this during the morning (when it’s empty) because it’s peaceful and I don’t have to listen to other people’s chatters. #introvertproblems

It’s a really cozy place and the interior is verrryyy cute. I had to take pictures of, well, everything! With regards to the food and drinks, I must say, they have the best Wintermelon Milktea in town. The Mac n Cheese was okay but it was a bit sweet. Their drinks are priced at only P65-P75. Very affordable, right? :)

You can find their drink menu here.

Tea O’Clock Bubble Tea House is located at Vailoces Compund, Damascus Road, Nasipit Talamban, Cebu City.

They’re open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and from 1:00 to 9:00 pm on Sundays.

  

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13 Aug

Light

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Hello! Here’s my V-neck Project outfit #2.

I kept it light in terms of color and weight since the weather here in Cebu has been really warm lately. It feels like summer again, minus the fun and excitement.

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To make this super plain outfit more me, I topped it off with a cute floral cap. I’m so happy that I finally got the cap that I liked at such an affordable price! Woohoo!

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Creme sneakers and Charlie v-neck shirt from Zalora Philippines

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xo


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09 Aug

Avoid The Void

Do you ever feel like you’re trapped in a void without any way of escaping?

Have you ever felt like being sucked into a vortex as your breath escapes your lungs with every second?

That’s how I see and feel about “destiny”.

The idea of your life being pre-written is absurd. I don’t know what your thoughts about this are, but to me it is quite the most absurd thing that some people choose to believe in.

At some point in my mundane life, I might have believed in destiny.

Haven’t we all?

But as I’ve grown older, I have chosen to believe that wewrite our own destinyWe choose our own fate.

I don’t think that we were put into this performance stage called “life” in order to play a single role.

For me, we choose our own roles. We may have had our roles assigned to us ahead, but I strongly believe that we can change it to however we want.

Your life is a book in writing process, and so is mine. There may be some things that we can’t stop from happening - like death - but apart from that, I believe that our lives are up to us.

The thought of a pre-written destiny makes me sick. As I’ve said, it is like being sucked into a void with no way out.

Some people say that they want to experience freedom, yet they believe in destiny.

How can we claim the most sought-after thing called “freedom” if this so-called “destiny” has already claimed us?

Has the thought ever crossed your mind?

If you have any thoughts on this and if you beg to disagree, please enlighten me.

To me, the bottom line is: don’t let anyone or anything stop you from doing what your heart and mind wants you to do now – even if it’s destiny. Fight it. Fight for what you want. Life does not just happen, YOU make it happen.

If someone tells you what your future will look like and you don’t like it, then don’t make it happen.

Choose your own path. Write your own destiny.

I will choose my own path. I will write my own destiny.

  

xo


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