Miyerkules, Agosto 28, 2013

Dahilayan Adventure Park Trip

At last!! can I scream more?? AT LAASSST!!!! hehe
Knowing the adventure finder and adrenaline lover me, I couldn't get myself relax when we went in Bukidnon. A road trip with my workmates was amazing and so, conquering Dahilayan Adventure Park was a terrific experienced. Another errand was crushed out on my bucket list - happy me ^.^

A 24 hour ++ travel happened last Independence day, where it's holiday bebe! Everyone's free and kicking hehe.Meet up place was outside the office at 2am! Time wasn't strictly followed since everyone came late (including me. Blimey! ). We had couple of stop overs for photo opps, of course we don't want to missed some good sites enroute to Bukidnon ^.^

It was around 8am when we arrived at the park. An overwhelming sunny day and cool wind approached us. Jacket's a sure thing unless, your have high tolerance to cold . We rented a cottage worth php 200 since we have lots of things and foods to put out from the van. After arranging everything, photo-op moments started around the park. Let me share ya these... :)

Well dolls, the highlight for this adventure is the famous "DROPZONE". Even before this travel was planned by our company, I already dreamt for this ride to happen. This dropzone is much similar to the "Plunge" of Bohol that drops and do some pendulum swing (which I also dream of doing in the future,still crossing fingers for this). The Dropzone having the height of 120feet, could be on "singles" or "tandem". Single could shell you out php 500 and for tandem is php750. Since I already booked Charm, my workmate to be my partner in the ride, we only paid php 375 each (save yeah!) Charm and I decided to ride on Dropzone and flying gizzard  (php250) but at last part , we decided to change latter into Rope Course, thank God we are allowed to do so :) .

To let our mixed emotions let go of our bodies, cause it makes me freaking scared already, we first ride on dropzone. It's not crowded on the place when we made the ride, so it's not hesitant for us to get so noisy with all our screams and shouts as we are about to get higher and higher and dropped in just a blink of an eye. I even cried because of being scared (yes I cried on the dropzone lol!). We are swinged how many times until we finally go on still , hays thank God. Acrophobia is my other petpeeve cause it will make my knees jelly! :(  I had to fight that nuisance and to make sure that dropzone will be an epic event for me, and so it was... :)
Of course, we need evidence for this ride... we had our certificates!! ^.^

After that shaking moments with the Dropzone, we went on the humble Rope Course ^.^ oh I think the Humble-but unfriendly rope course haha. At the first look, the Rope course is very quite and very easy. When I tried it, it was out I think of! Totally different! It was two levels, and during the first level my knees on jelly again. There was a moment I'm about to surrender still on the first level (boo!) Thank God for the coaches/cheerer below - the audiences that helped us to overcome the obtacles hehe. You know, after seeing us they bought tickets and they tried it also! haha
I was afraid, I confessed it.. so, I did not tried anymore the second level. I just let Charmil made it to the end! wooo.. I'm so proud of you spidy girl! hehe

Yeah baby! my energy that  day was drained! hehe.. but I did not regretted it.. :) Since Cagayan de Oro is just 1-2 hours away from Bukidnon, we made a side trip to the city. We did not stayed long there but our van encountered a problem so the driver fixed it first :(. To kill time we walked around the city and bought VANDEP Pastel for pasalubong :)

At Camp Philips Bukidnon

We got to go at around 5pm already and this time, I've been looking forward to doozing off but couldn't. We are seated at the colum next to the driver's seat. We are five and it's been difficult to sleep since we are like sardines :( The following columns anyway, are lucky enough, cause they have enough space to shut their eyes. I only take forty winks which I complained because I need a DEEP sleep dolls! lol

Going back Davao was scary since it was really dark and heavy rain poured the way :( There's also a man just pop out in the middle of the road that scares the hell out of us! hehe gee..Anyhow, pretty enough to know that dinner could be on our way home, we just stopped at Malaybalay, Bukidnon to pig in. We make sure that the beloved driver is on his sound mind and full tummy to drive us to home.. SAFE! :)
It was 12mn that we finally got to Davao City proper. I got home at 1am and sleep to think I still have 7am duty at morning hehe . Whatta day! It was a wrap! Thanks Meno family ♥♥

Living Life to the Fullest!

Lunes, Hunyo 10, 2013

It's PUKA Beach !

Gosh. Procastinating's my best friend. lol 
In as much I want to write, I always got crabby attitude that end up a unproductive day. Doh.

Anyhow, how are you dolls? I hope your feelin' great !:) This will be a continuation of my Boracay experienced last April and I'll be talking here about, PUKA Beach. Yeah right! Puka Beach is located at the Northern most part of Boracay Island. This beach is a one stop, if you will avail Island Tours. Since I told myself I will not avail of tours, etc cause I want it to be DIY travel, and we think we are "adventurous" echos! :) Me and Cherish opted to take it on our own going to PUKA hehe. We rode a yellow tricycle from the mainroad, that would lastly take about 30 minutes ride and with the amount of 150 pesos per way. Since it's a standard rate, we didn't haggle anymore. hehe

Puka Beach is a home for Puka Shells which is used also as a business by the locals. They make it as accessories like bracelets, necklaces etc good for "pasalubongs" and take note, you can even haggle for lower price hehe. I myself purchased some for friends and family :)

When we arrived there, the sun's in it's hottest. No wonder foreigners love this part of Boracay! It was in this place I became so negra, so prepare sunscreen please! Now, I'll not keep you waitin' dolls! Let me share you our Photo- Op moments! :)

see the Beach's color transition? So beautiful !

White's beach sand is more finer , compare here.

" Heat Savers" - Hat and sunglass.

Boracay Virgins? NO MORE! hehe Knowing a conventional and conservative me, I can say that Boracay open my mind a little.. just a little anyways in terms of wearing TWO PIECE! haha.. I'm plump but still my confidence was really helping me lot LOL. "No one knows me here anyway" hehe.. what happens in Boracay, stays in Boracay! So whatever picture you see here that you think are gross, I'm really sorry hehe.. This gonna be my first time posting these kinds of pics. Heavens forgive me! 

Sun Bathing isn't new here but... it's new to ME! lol

hahaha... my face so red in here. I don't think sun bathing is a good idea anymore. I'm a natural morena and if I over exposed my skin to sun, oh my.. can't imagine anymore LOL . Okay, back to PUKA. Comparing the long White beach to PUKA, the latter isn't a spoiled beach. I can't see any green algae here. Not crowded. Anyhow, I still love the sand of the former since it's more finer and powdery. To summarize it all.. I love PUKA! :)))) The whole Boracay itself anyways :)) See you on my next post! ^.^

Live Life to the Fullest
Ysay ♥

Martes, Mayo 7, 2013

Boracay All the Best Summer 2013

Howdy friends!

As we embraced 2013, I also embraced the fact that I'm travelling again. Darn, it was a year already that my last plane ride happened. So, since I'm financially capable again to fuel my trips, I embarked on my first year's journey to .... BORACAY.

Summer's the best vacation- and so Boracay is our first choice. Who can resists the powdery white sand and pristine clear blue waters of Boracay?? well for me , none. Together with my workmate Cherish last April 25-28, 2013, we made Boracay vacay a memorable one.

Our trip was at 0715AM , Davao- Kalibo of Cebu Pacific, we arrived at Kalibo a little too early than the expected time. 

CHERISH's FIRST PLANE RIDE . At Davao International Airport

Just en route to Boracay Island, without experiencing and stepping yet on the white beach , was a pocket-aching event already.  We need to shell out alot of cash to pay in a lot of things :( . Cherish who is a noob in travels keeps on complaining regarding these stuff. "Anu bayan, di pa tayo nakakaabot sa Bora almost one thou na ang gastos ko." haha.. I already anticipated those events since, prior the flight I already read different blogs about "how to go to Boracay" stuff like that . I just held out a deep breath while giving my money away :( .

Caticlan's Jetty port. During that time, the place was soooo crowded, I swear. ^.^

About to proceed to our boat. 

It looks like inside the plane, right? haha.. This was inside the boat. A bit cozy.

We just arrived in Boracay Island! @ Cagban Port

It was really an exhausting trip. The plane travel, almost two hours Kalibo- Caticlan road trip with a nagger driver, super crowded Caticlan Jetty port, the lots of cash out, the long walk to our accom and count on the HEAT! Yes! It's summer, why am I complaining? LOL. Anyhow, all of those mentioned was worth all the long way travel to the island.. When we saw the beach! yeah dolls the B-E-A-C-H!!

It was amazing!!! sooo wonderful!! Me and Cherish was astonished and mesmerized by the beach. We keep on saying, "wow" , "ganda naman", "oohhh I can't wait to dive in!" Yes we said that on loud voices that people around looks at us. haha . Who cares?? No one knows us here hehe. 


Oh yes! ever since, I was not a grandiose traveler. I don't pay for expensive hotel or accommodation, I pay for the beach itself and for the experienced! So months of researched about the affordable hotel/inn/accom, OCEAN BREEZE INN in Station 3 was the choice. Its not beach front, so you need to walk about 2-3 minutes going to the beach. I don't care,  as long as we are safe, comfortable and on budget. The hotel cost us php890 per night (NIPA cottage room- good for two persons) since it was peak season. However, when off season (June- October) expect a lower rate. I liked the place plus the staffs are friendly and accommodating. Sure thing!

Our room's facade, with the model LOL!! :)

The veranda. 

Our beds. My bed was a queen sized bed and for Cherish was a single sized bed haha.. 

We have our private bathroom .

Since we arrived at around 11AM and the check-in time is still at 2PM, we just left our baggage's and stroll around Boracay!! We need to familiarized the place, Cherish's celebrity hunting and of course, part of it was the photo-op session hehe . Can I let the pictures do the talking here?? 

I wasn't able to experienced Paraw Sailing :( I promised to do this when I get back to Boracay :)

haha.. Cherish plan came true! chos..

I don't want to miss the Sunset in Boracay. So romantic! ♥

ohh... so this is how D*mall looks like at night. See those people?? haha

Sand Castle at night! ^.^ We found this out at Station 1, so far! made my face so oily haha!

The Pyromaniacs in Bora :))

It was a wrap at our first day in Boracay! I will make another posts on Water activities and ATV ride, and  the Puka Beach sunbathing experienced haha.  Who would have wonder , that walking from Station 3-1 and vice versa was AMAZIINNGG?!? haha..  Our legs was definitely aching! Cherish was complaining leg pain after. Oh so Boracay!!  =) I can't fend for pips who leave their heart at Boracay hehe. See you on my next posts! 

Living Life to the Fullest
Ysay ♥


Huwebes, Abril 11, 2013

Solitary- Can I make it??

April 11,2013

Its quite sometime now that I haven't been to a "new place". My feet's itching..itching to travel again! ^.^

I really want to try SOLO -TRAVEL. This may sound scary right? but mind you there are lots of lots of women who already did this, including my girl friend :) These women are impressive. I admire their courage and bravery to travel alone.  They never worry of the potholes on the road, they just keep going on to the journey.

This really interests me much.  I've been to different places already, but most are  traveled with group. Since I'm a fan of  challenges and love adventures, possibility of solo travel will most likely  to happen :)

I think being alone on such a journey is not really lonely at all. There are always possibility of meeting new people along the way. Conversing with locals. Enjoying the view. Take pictures. I think there are lots of things to do even if your alone minus the compromising act you always do when in group right? :) Its great that sometimes solitary life may come visit you. :)

I think when your alone you may reflect more. You may be able to appreciate even small details. Even if it made you broke, the experience is priceless. Its considering levels of fun and challenge that may come along. That sounds exciting!

I hope solo travel will happen the soonest, still crossing my fingers.

Travelling is just not living and growing the length of your life even living and growing the width of it. :)

Living Life to the Fullest
Ysay ♥

Huwebes, Pebrero 28, 2013

Midshift Bad Trip

I was LATE, and I was like ....

Last day of February (Midshift) and I've been keeping it sacred not to be late from Feb 1-27 (or shall I say, ever since my first day of work) I was really frustrated because I'm not anymore a candidate of the "Perfect Attendance" that is, to receive a reward of some kind of hefty amount.

Well, what really happened??

I wasn't late because I woke up late, walk out home late or being lucky to ride a lousy jeep but, the TRAFFIC that caused by the rallyist! They blocked the road! The 30 minutes home-work travel became 1 hour!!! I even put allowance on my time but still late. En route I was already restless , keep looking at my watch ,and want to cry. My eyes wander to find a motorcycle (habal2x) but unlucky to find one. Grrr..

Hey, I'm not against them. Were a free country right? We have the freedom to speak our rights. The only problem is that they are blocking and giving burden to commuters like me. We also have our rights and that is to cross that road they are blocking. We also have our own commitments like our work, appointments that causes so much delays because of them. I just wished they are mindful to stay at the side corner in order to avoid traffic jam..Hays.. When I've punched in my DTR, I was five minutes late :( Super bad trip.
The feeling that your goal for the month was not meant- it was so depressing. I was late on the last day! Sa last day pa talaga! Where I've been expecting a lot already. 

The fact that I'm pissed today does not mean I should let my emotion take hold of today's commitments. I still have lots of things to do like my work. Though I've felt sorry for myself, that the universe did not conspire to help me still, nothing substitute experience- I've learned to expect the unexpected , everyday is unpredictable. Goodness gracious. I just need to let go and leave those irritations on the road I traveled duh, literally  on the ROAD I traveled a while ago.. 

I'm sad, YSAY :(

Lunes, Enero 28, 2013

Thoughts II (Super Late Post)

As I was checking my drafts, Ive found this out. I was not able to published it. (Super Late) Anyhow, this is about my schoolmate in college who is shot dead. This post expresses how I've felt that time and not being convince of our justice system.

DEATH - The state of being dead, termination of LIFE. 

To tell you honestly, I was afraid of death. Death cannot be anymore revived if its already your time. I was afraid to die young, I was afraid to let go of this world, I was afraid to let go of my human body, I was really afraid. To the fact that you can only live once so make the most out of it! I had this post because of an event that made me think what life really is. My batch mate in college died yesterday, she was hold-upped by two guys riding  a motorcycle and suffered multiple gun shots that cause her untimely death. I was shocked , saddened and get angry with the news. I was thinking she was sick so I asked my friend "bakit namatay eh mukha namang healthy nun" but my friend said  she was killed by that two f*** individuals! Goosebumps and tears developed, even at this time I'm writing this post. There is still an effect of the event. I was talking to my friend Joann and we shared common thoughts with this. Marj died so young in a brutal way! Why do they need to shot her? Kung pede naman sana takutin lang ng baril, cause in the report Marj refused to surrender her bag that prompt the suspects to shot her. It was inhumane and it wasn't been that really good, it will never be! I don't want to die that way, who would want it in the first place? Being a nurse is an effort job already and we are treated that way?? NO WAY! Marj would be indelible to her family, her friends and even to me who is not her close friend. She will always be remembered :( 

Crimes in our city are getting higher, its getting worst! The city isn't that safe anymore. I don't know if I still can call this city a LIVABLE one. Seems that our government or our police are getting stubborn and lax on what they should really be doing. Procrastinating on things they MUST be working on! I can't blame myself but to be angry, why does everyone needs to be so selfish on others life? In the first place no one is allowed to take ones life - only God can do that. Those suspects are heartless, kung pede lang sana tadtarin katawan nila at ipakain sa aso! but, we have our laws, we need to abide on the system  that I'm pretty much sure isn't working well , a slow justice system they say. Why did I say so?? You can only attain justice if your rich, or hear suspect guilty after 1 or 2 decades , or worst part maybe acquitted. I've heard alot of cases that has never been resolved so, in other words I don't have trust on our "JUSTICE SYSTEM".

I received a text from Joann and this is what I've read "The news today reinforced the fact that life is darn too short"Incredibly true! I always believe in an adage that we live life today, take chances and risks, be crazy because today is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again. Lots of us doesn't enjoyed our life that much. Some of us drown ourselves to things that frustrate and stress us that we tend to forgot the essence of our life. We tend to forget even the smallest detail of ourselves. We hesitate to see our own value as a human (the simple ones) because we are lured by so much pressure this earth brings. I was thinking when I lay down in bed last night I asked myself, "In this moment of my life did I already attain what's my purpose?? Or like the others I was already out of myself? 

Living Life to the Fullest!

Huwebes, Enero 10, 2013

Missing Worship

January 10, 2013

Hi there Lovely Dolls!

Last year, in the seven months out- of-work most are spent in church. Not to mention I'm part of our church's music team. I sing and dance for God and eventually, I learned to play some instruments in the long run. I'm happy that our church gave me "break" for music :) I may boast that my voice is wonderful and can dance well but, nothing else will be better when you used your voice and body to worship God. Right?

Now, Ive felt guilty inside. Ive been away in church for months now. To be honest, Ive been missing the days where my Spirit's on high, High in worshipping my God. I'm not doing anything "bad" as you may think now but my Spirtual life has becoming dry and I DON'T WANT IT TO HAPPEN. I don't want to think that my recent job is the culprit of this self-reproach issue, cause I can see that my work environment are good, nice and healthy. I've got workmates who are believers. The only thing that I can see as "not good" is my Sunday's booked for work and that may affect my  spiritual time. 

Don't get me wrong with the statement above. I respect our company, I respect my boss. =) 

... here's the THING
I think  this is God's challenge for me. I've realized that even if your away on church, that does not mean your gonna stop worshiping.  No its not. Distance does not matter to God, only TIME does matter to Him. The time you're going to spend for him. Time that you are going to read the Bible. Time for worshiping , praying and getting spirits high. Time for helping and encouraging others. Time for sharing His words. (Smells remorse here). There is just really time if you really want to and that hit me.

Maybe this is subtle to understand as of the moment. But you know what? I've been grateful that I'm having this feeling. So ironic it may be but this signifies that I'm craving for God and for His fire and holiness.  Lord keep the fire burning in my heart!

Have a great weekend . =) God Bless our hearts.

Living Life to the Fullest
Ysay ♥