Boracay Photo Diary II
I threw in random pictures from all my days in Boracay. Like I said on my previous post, it won’t be in what-we-did-first order. I honestly thought there wasn’t much to do except lie around and swim hahaha! Anyway here goes!
We stayed at La Carmela de Boracay.
As soon as we came out to the beach front, boat-men swarmed and offered packages for “island hopping”. The price was affordable, 1,500php/ boat, good for 8 persons and would lasted over 3 hours. Our only concern was our boat-men didn’t point out that we were already passing by whichever island unless we asked. Photo above is the crocodile island—the only one I remembered because it was so obvious.
Somewhere in the middle of the island hopping, we stopped for snorkeling/ fish feeding! There were a lot of corals, but only saw a variety of fish. We stoped and went swimming at Puca Beach as well, where the sand isn’t as fine as the ones on the beach front but full of live Puca shells.
There were a lot of sand castles (this being my favorite, best one I saw). We took photos with and of every sand castle we saw. The sand-castle builders only asked for donations—which was the reason why we gave more than what we would normally pay for. Loved that they didn’t put price on something that’s made with a lot of effort!
Did you hear the Statue of Liberty was moved from New York to Station 1? Hahaha these bunch were amusing, in pretty costume and stockings all over their body. Pictures weren’t allowed unless you pose with them and pay (50php/ individual, 100php/ group for 3 photos).
Nestea Beach Victory Party happened on our second night, so is Lifestyle’s Summer Soul. I was so looking forward to seeing Jay Sean perform, but I was really sick that night I left halfway on Funk Avy’s performance.
There were so many activities, it took up all our time and I still didn’t get to do/ visit/ try a lot of activities/ sights. I didn’t even get to swim at our hotel’s swimming pool & boracay’s main beach—which is on top on my “things to do list” when we come back (oh yes we are, eepp!) along with zorb ball, parasailing, atv, paraw sailing ang more! ♥
The Graduation Dress
I think the main reason why I was so afraid of leaving school for good was because I wasn’t emotionally/ mentally prepared for it. I get so attached to people and things that I find it hard to move on. When I graduated High School, it took me quite a while to move on and finally accept college. And now, here I m again, leaving. It’s difficult and different and new all over again. I’m not very good with changes, I always try to stick to what’s familiar, but right now, it just isn’t an option.
(Flower Crown: Kaymar Alekzis Shop; Dress: Cute Tees, Dress & Peace; Belt: Genevieve Gozum; Shoes: Primadonna) I’ve thought about it a handful of times, and each time, it saddened me, but signs from up above kept on coming. I came across a line in Paper Towns that said “It’s so hard to leave, until you leave” and a notification from God Wants You To Know on Facebook (which happens to say the right advice I need Every. Single. Time) that went something like “There is nothing “out there” that’s holding you down, - you are limiting yourself only with your own imagination. And your greatest limits are not even the “cannot” and the “should not”, but the places where your imagination hasn’t yet gone at all. There has never been a better time for you to open your eyes, let the imagination soar and see what more is possible.” And suddenly, I was okay. Suddenly I viewed the Graduation not as an end but a start. Suddenly I was excited. Things will be good, and then better and then best. ♥
Boracay Photo Diary I
There’ll be a series of photo diaries for my recent Boracay trip. It was my first time and so I just took as much photos as I can. I mean, can you blame me? The Island is exactly the definition of a Paradise. My posts won’t be in the what-we-did-first-Day1-Day2-etc.-etc. order. Rather, I’m just throwing in pictures I liked from whichever day lol, so here they go.
Apparently, all these photos were taken at the same day. We spent an entire day at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. The place was far from civilization, it took quite a while to get there but it was so worth it, couldn’t you tell? Paradise within a paradise my photos don’t do justice. Later on, we found out that of all the Shangri-La’s all over the world, their swimming pool ranked #1 and I wasn’t surprised. This is definitely on my “Top 5 Resorts to Visit Before You Die” list. ♥
(Bag-gift; Shoes-from Liliw)
If there’s anything I learned these past few days, it’s that no amount of wave can bring down something that has a good foundation. Fights arise, and misunderstandings happen, things meant and not meant are said, and it could only go either way—drift apart or come out stronger. In our case, the latter won. A little argument is healthy because at the end of it, it makes you understand and realized how much you matter, and how much you are appreciated and how much willing you are to do the same thing to not let everything go downhill. ♥