Posts Tagged ‘cebu pacific’

h1

32nd

August 3, 2016

Hello August!

So what went down last week.

Bukid kick off

Went up to Michelle’s farm and stayed for the day. Chilled, hiked for a bit and had some incidental digital detox because there was no signal there (haha).

fullsizerender

 

This and Risa’s cansi FTW!

What’s awesome with the farm’s area is that it includes a 20 minute hike to this hidden treasure.

And nice that the fam and some friends put up these signs along the way.

This is part of the Lunao sulfur river. Entry point is on private property and the owners decided to not keep it open to public to preserve this precious gem. It used to be open and shared to everyone but sadly lots of irresponsible tourists would leave their trash behind.

Portiko Trivia Night

First time to go and it was so much fun! Good brain exercise.

Team R-18! We’ve to stock up knowledge for next Wednesday.

13906977_313426692337800_7452932079592253006_n

Check out Portiko Cafe & Lounge

Eat like a Viking

Celebrated with family before flying to Manila, us August celebrants 🎉 Yay for free buffet!

FullSizeRender (1).jpg

My loves!

Check out Vikings SM City Bacolod.

Manila bound

Originally my flight out was 9am but Cebu Pacific moved it to 1pm.

FullSizeRender

Snapchat: chikiverd

Flight was 3 hours delayed and I was stuck in Manila traffic for 4 freakin hours. Hell.


Had late dinner at Gringos with Jobelle, mojitos and lights off by 12 midnight.

Snapchat: chikiverd

Happy birthday Surf trip

Road trip to Zambales to catch us some waves. First time to try surfing. Left Makati round 4:30am, arrived Crystal Beach 9ish, I think. Way to north was so picturesque and I made super cool new friends.

Good morning 32!

Such an awesome day to go to the beach, weather was great!

Who’s under your table?

They make surfing look so easy but it’s really exhausting! So got out of the water, bought me some beer and chilled on the beach. Perrrfect.

Sunset sesh.

Check out Crystal Beach in Zambales. The place is really nice, the instructors are so friendly and accommodating and the resort’s rates are affordable too.

Got back to Taguig around almost 10pm and had late dinner at Burgers and Brewskies (always) with this bunch. I just can’t miss their burgers, sorry.

FullSizeRender (2)

Home bound

Brunch at Locavore. The food is soooo good!

And off to go find some Pokemons (lol). This craze.

Grabbed coffee with these crazies before my flight. Sooooo bitin! I wish I could extend another week haha!

Amazingly traffic wasn’t bad, my flight was only delayed 30 minutes. Super awesome birthday week!

Cheers!

xx

DMV

Encore

I feel the love! This from my friends and colleagues when I got back to work.

IMG_5522

FullSizeRender

IMG_5542

h1

BKK for the Weekend

November 11, 2015

Short vacation before Christmas season. Mix of business and leisure 😜

Was with my sister, her husband and a couple of friends. Checked in at a hotel in Pratunam area. What was good about where we stayed was it was right beside the Pratunam market. We arrived late so we just hit a Thai food place near us for some Pad Thai before hitting the sack.

IMG_9473

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Just for the experience of it, it’s around an hour away from Bangkok. The place is fairly huge. Almost everything is sold here from coconut drinks to beer to paintings to souvenir items to fruits to street food and pictures with lemurs and pythons.

We paid 1000 baht for the tour with the motor boat that also included a visit to a coconut sugar farm and a Buddhist shrine. Tour ran for almost 2 hours total.

Chatuchak Weekend Market

Where they say everything is sold really cheap. Well some, but not all.

  The crowd.

We didn’t finish roaming the whole of Chatuchak Market because the place is so big we didn’t really know where to start and the weather is so humid, it was so hot and draining. Market is open from 6:00am to 6:00pm weekends but on Sundays, some stores extend until 8-9pm since it is the last day.

Chilled at Viva 8 for a bit. Our feet were dying from walking nonstop. Some Paella and Thai beer here.

IMG_9536

IMG_9479

Took the tuktuk back to the hotel. Had to experience this one.

Asiatique the Riverfront

The place is really nice with over a hundred stores, food shops and a view. It’s open from 2:00pm to 12:00 midnight. I found items sold here cheaper than the ones in Chatuchak.

Pratunam Market

If you’re into business, you go here. Wholesale is way cheaper compared to the ones sold in Chatuchak and Asiatique. Always ask for discount.

Noodle + Khamoo Restaurant

This was right beside our hotel and every time we go out we would notice the long queue of customers for this restaurant so we got curious.

The very long queue. Waited for almost an hour before we were seated. Good thing it was air-conditioned inside.

Almost there! 😝

Worth the wait! Must try wanton mee and pork rice. Store is open from 9:00am-4:00pm.

The Grand Palace

Have to go to Disneyland in a foreign place if they have one. Swear, it felt like going to Disneyland.

IMG_9512

Reality versus what you see in pictures. It’s overly crowded, people are just swarming and it was really hot. I suggest when you go to visit, do it in the morning. Watch out for scammers. When you get into the Palace go straight inside, don’t talk to people outside offering to be your tour guides or telling you to buy discounted tickets from them. There’s a place where to buy your tickets. Entrance is 500 baht which includes the central court of the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Vimanmek Mansion. The place is open everyday from 8:30am-3:30pm. Also keep in mind to observe proper dress code.

The place is beautiful, majestic. Intricate details, amazing architectural structures and the walls are painted with so much history.

IMG_9514 IMG_9534 IMG_9535IMG_9533

IMG_9461

IMG_9507

Street Food

Never ending street food. Tastes good nevertheless.

IMG_9541 IMG_9542

Missed the Ping Pong show. Was supposed to watch one but reading reviews about it made us think to go maybe the next time around.

Short but great vacay.

IMG_9460

xx

DMV

h1

Happy Hearts | 2015

February 20, 2015

So every February, me and my friends agree to go to some random place together, either just here or out of the country. Haven’t joined them since forever but was fortunate enough to tag along this year.

This year they decided on Baguio.

Took the last flight out to Manila.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

IMG_6396

Took the 3AM bus to Baguio.

Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset

We made it to Baguio in less than 6 hours.

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Day 1

Caught up on some zzzs and had lunch at Cafe by the Ruins. They serve organic food and beverages. No junk here.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

We then went to see the Philippine Military Academy. Just so we get to see it I guess especially for the first timers (haha).

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with lv03 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Flowers were just sprouting all over. Lots of pretty.

IMG_6385

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset

We had hot chocolate in the afternoon at Choco-Late de Batirol at Camp John Hay. Temperature went as low as 17C. Must try the traditional blend Chocolate de batirol, bibingka and turon de langka.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset

Dinner at the Forest House. Loved their chicken skin!

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Day 2

Good morning! It’s Valentine’s day! ❤️

IMG_6226

Started the day lining up at Good Shepherd. Must try their ube jam, strawberry jelly and chocolate crinkles.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Had our lunch at Pizza Volante and went to the market after to buy pashmina shawls and blankets.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

We also went strolling at Burnham park and munched on a lot of street food. It’s Panagbenga festival the whole month of February so the park was full of floral displays.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

We also had our picture taken with Doglas, the largest St. Bernard in Baguio (so they claim).

IMG_6215

Went to the spa and had our Valentine’s dinner after at Mario’s. Food is really good. Going to the spa was interesting too (haha).

IMG_6437

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

They also had this treat for the ladies.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

And to sum it all up, s’mores by the fireplace.

Processed with VSCOcam with m3 preset
My Valentine’s dates 😘

Day 3

Pack up to go back to Manila.

Strawberries sell at Php150.00 per box!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Last stop…

IMG_6402

Time to get lucky!

IMG_6276

Day 4

Went shopping and had dinner with my loves at Clawdaddy before flying home to Bacolod the next day.

IMG_6391

I may not be lucky in the romance department but I am very much fortunate with family and friends. I did not receive flowers or chocolates or whatever on Valentine’s day and it’s okay. This is enough, they are enough.

Until the next February adventure!

xx

DMV

Additional bonus: Talked with my kids (via Viber) and they showed me their grades. I was one happy Momma. This has been the best Valentine’s treat I’ve had in years. Thank you God!

%d bloggers like this: