Friday, October 12, 2012

PamTarZam Here I Come! :)

Pampanga. Tarlac. Zambales. Yay!

My 3rd trip with Migo's exec in 1.5 hours. Weeee! The hype started in 2009 with Bohol. Then Northern Mindanao..and now Luzon! Weeeee!

Daghan na au ko suwatonon. Wala pa gani ko nahuman sa akong Canlaon. Haha! Well goodluck to me! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Almost Canlaon Day 1

It took me a while to finally decide to write about our adventures in Mt. Canlaon. So  much has happened that I thought it would be better to just keep it in memory. But there any better way of keeping a memory than write about it? Hmmm! I figured people will stick to what they know best.

September 21, 2012
Call time at Citilink was 4:00 AM. Congratulations to the boyfie (and I) for being early...I must say, super early. The van left the terminal around 5:00 AM, as planned. The trip was fast that we reached Toledo earlier than expected. So far...everything was GOOD.

At terminal while waiting...

Just before the ride!

Ohhhh! We look like turtles, carrying our home in the backpack. :D 
The trip to San Carlos City was once again good. The sky was clear. It's as if the gods were in our favor. Yay! Considering the "super me" weather, I didn't forget to say my usual prayers.

It was scorching hot when we reached our destination. Our first stop was the nearest mall of which I forgot the name. Haha! We reached it by "trisikad*". After leaving our backpack  on the counter, we had brunch. After the meal, the grocery followed. Then off we went to the terminal bound to Canlaon.

The terminal was crowded. No bus bound to Canlaon. We had to wait 30 minutes. When it arrived, people got busier. I figured I must put an extra effort if I want to find a perfect spot on the bus. And of course...I found the perfect spot. I was tired so I opt to doze off instead of sightseeing. 

When we reached our stop in Canlaon, Kuya Cocoy, completed the group. He picked us at the Canlaon Terminal then off we went to the office of Canlaon Nature Park. We waited for a while there for the Russian joiner to arrive. The Russian didn't arrived on the target time so we started the journey without him.

The drop off point was still 30 minutes away from the office. On the middle of the ride to the drop off, it drizzled. Then comes the rain. Fortunately, the rain left when we reached  our destination. Yay!

Team Complete!
From Left: Musni, Florence, Dea, Cocoy, Pong, Glian, Mwah, Boyfie, Alistair, Dave

And the boyfie had to ask Pong to take this pic. And yes...I was surprise. @_@

And the journey started!


The view.
The starting trek was on a field. The view was captivating. Unfortunately, it was so steep, I had to stop every 5 minutes. And my new bag is killing me. I had a hard time breathing on the heart strap. Then my head started to ache. My knees trembled. All I could think is how near the drop off point was. I wanted to go back and stop. Even asked myself, what on earth I was doing there?! Then the monologues in my mind started. Blamed myself for not jogging, for eating to much "pungko-pungko" and all the laziness and indulgence I had.  I figured it was payback! And even if I wanted to back out, I can't. There's no going back. I don't want any of my companion to hate me if I did. So I persevered. I thought of how nice it would be if we reached the campsite. Keep thinking it's just 2 hours away. I've survived Talinis. There's no way I wouldn't survived the 2 hours. All I have to do is to keep thinking I can do it. And of will power never fails me. Every damn time! :)

Our tent. I was inside changing my clothes and settling down. I was so tired I forgot about pictures.
The campsite ached my heart. It kept reminding me about our lost Camera

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh Hello Bohol Day 2

Mountains and rivers were covered on the 1st day. So on the 2nd day, we went beach-ing. Yay!

First Stop: Panglao
I never thought that I'd be blogging about trips that time so I didn't really take note of the things we did there. Haha! But I have pictures...super glad, the boyfie's friends are addicted to pictures like me too. :P

It was too hot to swim so we just had photo shoot.
Above are just my favorites.

2nd Stop: Flushing Meadows Resort
This resort is famous for their infinity pool. When we were there, there was a wedding. It would have been perfect without the rain. I remembered telling myself to take out beach wedding off my list. Haha!

Infinity Pool Shot!

I want to wear 2 piece back!

Up Next Day 3: Bohol Bee Farm

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oh Hello Bohol Day 1

After the first trip to CDO, the idea of another trip didn't appeal to me, even if it's already 5 months away. I was worried when the boyfie told me it would cost Php3000. That time, spending that much on travel is a no-no. I have too much responsibilities then. The boyfie offered to pay the whole trip again. My heart goes out to him so I agreed with a condition that the money would not be's a loan.

Weesam Express took me for the first time in the land of Chocolate Hills. The trip started on the night of April 2 until April April 6, 2009.

On the ferry!
It was night time when we arrived in Bohol so we settled at Aning's house - our official accommodation for the entire trip. Now as I think of it, that must be one of the reason why the trip is not that expensive for a 5-day escapade.

Day 1
1) Sagbayan Peak

2) EAT Danao

Up Next Day 2: Beach-ing!