Monday, July 23, 2012

Boracay 2012 (Water Adventure trip)

Hi guys, sorry i was out for a couple of days! I’ve been very busy being a housewife as i will be working fulltime soon on our small business in Bukidnon. Anyways, I’m going to continue my travel blog about our Family trip at Boracay last summer.
After the Island hopping, the next day we decided to do water activities the whole day. So first stop, we went to go Banana Boat Riding. It was my first time to try it and I was very excited to try. the whole family was up for it. My other sister, was our photographer as she has rode the banana boat already. It was very hilarious as we were all laughing and trying to keep our eyes open because the salt water was getting inside our eyes! At first we said that if they could extend our 15 minutes banana boat ride to 20 because we thought that 15 minutes was too short. Little did we know that 15 minutes was a very long adventure packed laugh trip time! My Family did enjoy the whole banana boat ride.
Getting ready to ride the banana boat.
having fun yet?! hehehe
super duper wet! prepare to be soaking wet when trying this ride! hehe
Having fun the Banana Way!
I tell you guys, this is the best water adventure activity that we ever did in Boracay as a whole family! In this ride we did a lot of screaming-shouting-cursing(a bit.. hehehe)-crying-laughing time. We were as if holding on for our dear lives! It was so much fun because we were laughing and holding on to the raft which was very slippery by the way because of the water, and it was being pulled by a small speed boat. The whole 15 mins was filled with a lot of adrenaline rush for us! My sister and her boyfriend got thrown out of the raft a couple of times! My brother who was also on a separate raft with my mother was thrown out also! They said, you’re flying fish experience wont be the same if you weren’t thrown out. So if you want an adrenaline rush water activity try the Flying Fish, you wont regret it!
holding on!!
see our screaming faces? hehe
my mom enjoying the ride!
We were very excited to do helmet diving because its our first time also. After the nerve wracking, muscle clenching adrenaline pumping flying fish ride, we headed down to the middle of the sea. We rode a small pump boat going to the dive area. We chose to dive using the oxygen tanks instead of using the helmets using compressor for you to breath under water. So our helmet dive was a bit expensive. So before we went on to dive, we had a short orientation on the do’s and don’ts while we’re underwater. Our package also included pictures and videos of us under water!
What a way to end our water activity day! We went home to our hotel with sore arms and muscles but it was all worth it! Remembering those times still bring smiles to us! It was indeed an adventure!
Banana Boat – 350 per person
Flying Fish – 600 per person
Helmet diving – 900 per person. (pictures and video included)
*Prices are subjected to change depending on the tour package we got a discounted price because there were so many of us.
my sister on the deck before helmet diving
this is where we signed up for our waivers.
Don’t mind my brother’s reaction. hehehe This is the deck where we would be having our helmet dive.
This is us after the whole day of water activities in Boracay!!

Panglao, Bohol

The first time i saw this place, I fell in love. Being with my husband on this very beautiful place makes me even more happy. It was my first time in Bohol back then. I was invited by my husband, which at that time was still my boyfriend to come to his home town to meet his relatives. From Tagbilaran, Bohol, we rode a motorized tricycle to go to the terminal for the jeeps going to Panglao. It was just a short ride from Tagbilaran. At first we went to one of the public beaches in Panglao and decided to have our lunch there. The food was super great. We ordered the big prawns with coconut milk, grilled fish and squid. We then decided to take a dip o the cool waters of Panglao. The sand was very fine and very sugar like.

This picture of ours was taken at bohol beach club! i would gladly to go back there someday!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

When he smiles!

Every morning I wake up thanking God that I'm alive, and most of all I thank Him because of my everyday miracle waking up beside me asking for his bottle of milk.

The best feeling in the world is to see you child smile and laugh. For me, my son is the one that makes my heart melt, gives me butterflies in the stomach and makes me drop on my knees. Well, the love for my husband is different from my son in a different level.

I feel so blessed and so lucky that I am a mother! It is a feeling so rewarding and so fulfilling. I would do anything just to see him smile! Those smiling eyes that asks me "mommy, whats wrong?" when he thinks that I am sad. That smile that greets me "good morning mommy kat" every waking day I have. The laughter he makes when I tickle him or when his daddy makes those funny sounds when they're playing!

When he smiles, I remember God that made him specially for me and my husband. That angelic face, that contagious smile he makes that made my father smile the day he saw my son inside the nursery of the hospital.

When he smiles, it makes me thank the Lord, how lucky are we to have him, and how blessed my son is that he has a family that loves him to bits!

I love my son's smile! it makes me feel that I am loved and blessed with the best gift that I could ever ask!

Bohol with Love!

This was my first ever trip to the beautiful island of bohol! My husband, who was still my boyfriend at that time wanted to introduce me to his relatives in Tagbilaran Bohol. The time we had was so limited because we only have the weekend to explore Bohol.
From Cebu, we took the fast craft and docked at the pier of Tagbilaran after 2 hours. We stayed at an old house near the Tagbilaran Cathedral. I love the house where we stayed for the weekend because it was quiet and there is no curfew. We were living with the owners of the house and there was a common Comfort Room for all transient guests.
The first thing we did was to go to his relative’s compound where I had so much fun playing and talking with them. then we decided to go to the famous Chocolate Hills. Even though my husband’s family is from Bohol, it was his first time to go there too. It was a very long walk to reach the top, but at the end, everything was all worth it. I loved the view of the hills. They were really like chocolate kisses scattered every where. The air was so fresh! it really took my problems away for a while.
love at first Hill! =)
let there be PEACE
monument for Chocolate Hills
my husband and me with his neice
it’s a long way down!

Boracay Family Vacation 2012

it was late March this year when the family decided to go on a summer vacation. It’s been a while since we’ve traveled as a family. we were rooting out for Surigao since it was nearer to us, but then we saw Kris-tv on ABS-CBN. It was their summer episode in Boracay. Thats’s when we decided to go to Boracay instead! Since we were out of time already to book discounted airline tickets we decided maybe it would be much fun to go there by boat and then we could do a side trip to Iloilo and Aklan.
We booked ourselves and prepared for a 7 days escapade (that including our 1 overnight trip on the boat from Cdo- Ilo-ilo) when we arrived at Ilo-ilo, We then hired a bus to take us to Kalibo Aklan where a relative of ours would let us stay for the night before we travel to Boracay the next day. Ilo-Ilo to Kalibo is a 4 hours travel by land, Kalibo to Malay9the Pier going to Boracay) is another 1 hour and 30 mins. Then another 15 minute pumpboat ride form the pier to boracay!
the Long travel is finally over! Boracay here we come! we were 12 persons all in all including my son. so imagine the baggae we had to carry with us. but everything was all worth it. because we had so much fun!
Good Morning Boracay! Getting ready to do our water activities already.
The whole day we were just walking along the white sand beach! ahhhhh the thrill of hearing the waves and lots of people strolling along the streets of boracay!! this is truely a vacation! we stayed at station 3. we were very far from D’mall and all other shops. we had to walk a few miles, but we were thinking this is boracay! we have to walk to see everything! Good thing my son coopertae dand had so much fun running down the sandy streets.
the streets of boracay at night
walking along to find a place to have our dinner!
a mini bar along the sandy street of boracay
fresh seafoods to be displayed for you to pick and tell the waters how to cook them according to how you want it to be cooked.
strolling along at night in boracay, you might find some fire dancing action along the way. just put a donation on their donation box then you can readily take a picture with them.
your Boracay experience wont be the same if you wont try to party the Boracay way! I took this picture of my siblings, hubby, my sister’s boyfriend, our family friend ate ana lou and of course our father! hehehe
And what i love about most of this trip is that my son enjoyed it a lot! Image
my sand surfing baby!!