34th | Birthday Encore

Stick with the people who pull the magic out of you, not the madness.

Vacation from my vacation (lol).

My best friends are home and it’s been too long since we’ve been together in one place, us four, so no matter how exhausted and hungover and sun burnt I was, I just had to fly over because it’s always refreshing to be with my walking diaries and I needed to write down a few more stories. 😂

But first…

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Ramen Nagi date with this one 😂

From a week long of drinking to a weekend of tea dates. I look like shit hahaha 😂

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It was just a weekend of catching up and swimming parties and pool wars and competitive racing and cards against humanity and heads up. 😂

And we were 10 again.

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Only SSA-B 2001 would get this. 😂 Love you Lexiepoo ❤️

Hung out with Tita Chiqui at her cafe, Tilde in Poblacion. Best merienda place, everything is just so yummy!

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And dinner with these lovely ladies.

Fourth grade all over again (plus two pitchers of Mango Mojito, one pitcher of Sangria, one bottle of Cabernet and one bottle of Cuervo).

 

Short but sweet, I still have sepanx up to now. No dull moments here. Thank you so much for the weekend! I’m missing you guys already. ❤️

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xx

DMV

 

Mystic Island | 2018

Our annual Vday getaway was cut one day short because of typhoon Basyang but we managed lol.

Day 1 | Valentine’s Day

Stayed in Negros Occidental (for a change).

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Brought my date with me to eat tooooo much seafood and watch the sunset
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Sunset at Melkens Seafood Restaurant, Brgy. Balaring, Silay City

Haven’t gone to the beach yet but I look so dark already (I’m blaming it on work and softball lol). Valentine’s day spent with best friends and family.

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Japanese Vday dinner with the fambam ❤️

Day 2 | Dumaguete

Road trip!

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Well because my friends love to eat we had breakfast first at McDonald’s (haha) then lunch at Kalan-an sa Dalan in Hinigaran.

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Kalan-an sa Dalan, Hinigaran – good place to stop over when driving south

Arrived Dumaguete just in time for sunset. Normally it takes about 5 hours or less when driving from Bacolod City but well, we had so many side (food) trips.

First stop, Rizal Boulevard. Because we wanted to blend in with the tourists (haha).

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Tempura, squid balls, squid rolls and balut

We had dinner at Golden Roy’s Lechon Manok and dessert at Sans Rival.

Day 3 | Siquijor

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Trike ride to the port lol

You have the option to take the RORO or the fast craft when going to Siquijor Island from Dumsville. We took the RORO, takes about an hour — Montenegro Lines cost P145.00/person (P130 regular fare and P15 terminal fee).

Siquijor is known as the Mystic Island because of its mystic traditions such as black magic and sorcery. But in all honesty, those are like — ancient. Mystic Island because the place is truly magical in all its sense.

From the pristine waters of the port to the emerald green shades of the waterfalls to the beaches with powdery white sand.

Not only that, the people are generally very friendly and accommodating.

We rented a multi-cab to take us to places for the day. Rate was P1,800 and our driver was a former councilor of one of the towns, I forgot which one. Very simple people.

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Went around the markets to look for sea urchins but to no avail, all SOLD OUT! 😦

Cambugahay Falls

We only went to 2 of the popular spots on the island because we didn’t really have much time (and we all woke up late haha), we were only there for the day. Going to Cambugahay falls, you actually pass by the Fish Spa, it’s under a 400-year-old Balete tree somewhere in Lazi but we skipped this one as it was really crowded.

135 steps down.

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Normally, the water is the shade of emerald green but since it had been storming the whole week, water was kind of murky.

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But that did not stop my friends from jumping in.

P20 unlimited Tarzan swings. P30 parking fee.

Salagdoong Beach

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Entrance fee is P30/person. Parking fee is P35.

It was really crowded that day and waiting time for lunch is one hour, perfect excuse to swim in the sea and laze on the shore. Amazing that despite being a public beach, it is very well maintained! Water is crystal clear, shore is clean. Food is so so but we were so hungry we devoured everything.

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Took us 45 minutes from the beach to the port and the scenery was so picturesque, staying on the island for one day is not enough.

Boarded the 6pm RORO back to Dumaguete. Forgot the shipping line but regular fare was P100. We were pooped.

Napped at the hotel when we arrived and went to Sans Rival (again) for dinner.

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We stayed at Sierra Hotel in Dumaguete City. It’s very conveniently located near major commercial hubs and tourist destinations, and is only minutes away from the airport and seaport. It’s fairly new having opened 5 floors in 2016 and the 6th floor in January of this year. Rooms are spacious, comfy and clean. We stayed in a deluxe twin room for P2,900/night.

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Photo credit: Hotels.com

Day 4 | Home bound

Lunched at the famous Jo’s Chicken Inato (with double rice),

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and dessert at Panda Ice Cream. Yum!

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Ube Fried Ice Cream by Panda —  I missed you!

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Took us 4 hours to arrive in Bacolod City and we went straight to Silay City for friends to catch their 9pm flight back to Manila. But first! Capped off our trip with inasal pandesyosa, isaw and pork barbecue at Golden Food Park.

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Always a riot with my forever dates. My whole face hurts from all the nonstop laughter. Thanks loves!

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xx

DMV

Of Celebrations of Life and Goodbye Kisses

After a long and tiring week, de-stress weekend up the mountains. It was a birthday celebration and a bon voyage to two of our dear friends.

Photo set | DSB

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Happy birthday April!

And this kid wanted to explore.

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Happy kids!

Again, happy birthday April and safe travels Mary Rose!

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xx

 

DMV