May 28, 2014

Our Very First Out-of-town Trip After Graduation and Board Exams (Thank God for This!)

After so many plans and drawings, finally we decided to turn all these to reality. Last April 26 - 27, 2014 we found time to escape from our stressful work. Our group headed to Kamantigue Beach and Diving Resort in Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City. We chose Kamantigue for its cheap rates yet stunningly beautiful sceneries and crystal clear waters.

Our Itineraries:
0400 ETD Marilao, Bulacan
0750 ETA Kamantigue Beach and Diving Resort, rested at the Family Room 1 of the resort
0830 Breakfast
0900 Started exploring the beach
1040 Got out of the water, rinsed at the shower station
1100 Returned to our room to take a bath
1200 Lunch
1300 NAP TIME!
1500 Selfie mode at the seashore
1700 Bonding time
2000 Prepared our dinner
2030 Dinner
2130 Bonding time
2300 Lights out
0600 Wake up call
0715 Breakfast
0800 ETD Kamantigue Beach and Diving Resort
1300 ETA Marilao, Bulacan

As you can see we were like we went here just to sleep (LOL) for we only swim in less than 2 hours. It is not that we did not like the beach. It is because we were all tired and lacking sleep when we all trooped here.

For those people planning a family outing, barkada outing, this resort is really perfect. Imagine an air-conditioned room for 6 pax with kitchen, toilet and bath is valued for only 3500 php for 24 hours stay. And that 3500 php is their rate for peak season. How low will the cost go if it is off season. And in that 3500 you can use the function hall together with all the facilities inside (refrigerator, water dispenser, television with cable channels, chairs, and tables). You can cook foods using gas stove for FREE! Plus, all the staffs of Kamantigue who assisted us were all nice and friendly. All in all, our money is really worth it.

Here are our photos on the said trip:

We passed through this scenic view of Isla Verde Passage as we head to Kamantigue.

View of the beach from the function room.

Stairway towards the beach.

"That's all they really want, is some fun. When the working day is done, oh girls, they wanna have fun. OH GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!"

Enjoying the beach with life vest on.

That building at the upper right corner of the photo is where the rooms are located.

The picturesque view of Isla Verde.

Seashore scattered with coral rocks and pebbles.

A cross on top of a rock formation.

My feet soaked in the crystal clear beach water.

Dusk in Kamantigue.

For more information about Kamantigue Beach and Diving Resort, visit their official website  and Facebook account.

Original photos courtesy of author's friends. Photos were all edited by the author.

Apr 29, 2014

We Conquered Mt. Batulao!

Nasugbu, Batangas

Jump-off point: Evercrest Golf Course, Nasugbu
LLA: 14.0408 N 120.8011 E 811 MASL
Days required: 1 day
Hours to summit: 2-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb
Difficulty: 4/9
Trail class: 3 with 60-70 degrees assault

Recommended as a mountain climbing destination for day hikers and beginner backpackers, Mt. Batulao's name was derived from “Bato sa Ilaw”. It is due to the scene every end of the year wherein the sun sets between its two peaks, forming a brilliant image of rocks.

We choose to take the old trail on our climb to the summit and do a traverse through the new trail.

Our Itineraries:

0800 ETD Valero Street, Makati City
1030 Arrived at Evercrest.
1045 Started hike.
1100 Arrived at Fork. Took the old trail (left, descending trail).
1120 Arrived at Camp 1. Paid the dayhike registration fee of P20. Had our lunch.
1345 Arrived at summit. Rested for a while. Enjoyed mountain dew sold at the summit. Took pictures.
1415 Started descent via new trail.
1530 Arrived and registered at the new trail campsite.
1700 Arrived at jump-off.
1730 ETD Evercrest
2030 ETA Makati City
Travel Date: February 15, 2014

Welcome to Nasugbu, Batangas!

Camp 1 marker.

The pack of climber wannabees (that's us!).

I conquered Mt. Batulao!

Jan 28, 2014's New Year Giveaway: A Jollier 2014 with Jollibee Chickenjoy Bucket Treats

I always join online contests whenever there's an opportunity. Thanks to another online contest enthusiast for informing me about this.

These are the prizes awaiting to the lucky winner. Hopefully that will be ME! :D

2 Jollibee Dancing Dolls
P1000 Worth of Jollibee Gift Certificate
Local Obagi Set + Slimming Soap
Set of Stretchmark Kit
Underarm Peeling Set + Underarm Whitening Set
Rexona Lootbag

I really want to win these amazing giveaways because, ① I wanna give those adorable Jollibee Dancing Dolls to my nieces. I know they would like it. ② February 6 is my lola Del's 81st birthday and that 1k worth of Jollibee gift certificate is the right gift to her, knowing that she craves for only Jollibee whenever we're hungry. ③ I have disgusting stretchmarks at the back of my legs. That gives me uneasy feeling when I am wearing skirt and shorts. I have tried different products but they just don't work. Hopefully the giveaway can help me with my dilemma.