About a month ago when I had one of the best travel experience of my life when my friends and I took a three days and 2 nights vacation in Camaoan. While I said it’s a place worth falling in-love with. Truth is… It definitely is and you should book your flight tickets now to Naga and visit this paradise.
I started obsessing about Caramoan when I was in fourth year college and I never stopped even after graduation. I even told myself I’m gonna visit this place someday. Then, here we are and it’s more than I have ever dreamed of. To be honest, I think this could be my happy place.
For those of you who don’t know. Caramoan is where Survivor Series are filming. Some of the best Islands where closed due to the filming but that did not stop us nor the cloudy days to explore and see what this peaceful place has to offer.
It felt like being in two places at once. Taste of Batanes and a view of Palawan.
Tip 1: I know people say the best time to visit is during April-May. But I’d say, June works out the best because there’s not a lot of tourist and the weather is just right.
Tip 2: Do this when you’re doing the Island hopping. Sit at the end of the boat with your friends/family. Just chill. Admire your view and forget about the pictures. See the beautiful place that’s just right in front of you. (You can even sing with your friends/family. Imagine you are floating in the water with nothing but great views and good times with your loved ones). You can thank me later 😉
A big thanks to Tugawe Cove Resort for accomodating us througout our stay. I’m coming back in the summer that’s for sure.
All the love,
Sabi nila matapang daw ako. Sabi nila ang lakas daw ng loob ko. Sabi nila bilib daw sila sakin. Hindi. Mahal ko lang yung sarili ko.
It’s been five months now since I moved here in Dubai. Can’t beleive how time flies so fast like this, the last thing I remember I was at the airport hallway, carrying a yellow envelope on my right hand, green suitcase on the other; waving goodbye to my beloved Dad. Looking back now, five months? Not even enough for people to say how brave I am. But I appreciate it, the thing is. I’m not. I’ve been back and forth for so many times, torn between Yes I wanted this and No this is not really want I want. Most heartbreaking part is, I accepted it in the end. Because you know what? I love myself like that.
Many would disagree but all I can say is. Kapag mahal mo yung sarili mo, alam mo kung anong makakapag pasaya sayo. Kung mahal mo yung sarili mo, hindi ka mag da-doubt sa sarili mo na kaya mo. Kung mahal mo yung sarili mo, kahit ilang beses kang nagpabalik-balik sa decision mo, alam mo pa rin yung deserve mo.
Hindi naman mahirap gawin. Kailangan mo lang tanggapin na may mga bagay na hindi mo kayang gawin, at may mga bagay na ikaw lang ang may kaya. Lalo na ang tanggapin mo na may oras lahat ng bagay. Kung para sayo, para sayo. Hindi ibig sabihin na hindi para sayo hindi mo deserve. Ibig sabihin lang may mas deserving ka. Saang aspeto ba? Sa work man yan, kaibigan or love life. Minsan kasi tayo pag hindi natin nakukuha yung isang bagay feeling natin pinagkakait na. Baka naman kasi dapat paghirapan lang bago mapasayo.
Okay lang. Basta alam mo sa sarili mo, tulad ng sinabi ko kanina. Alam mo yung deserve mo.
Eto simplehan lang natin, mga bagay na dapat mo sigurong marealize, okay lang mag disagree ka: As long as nagpapakatotoo ka
1. Accept yourself. Una sa lahat, tanggapin mo muna yung sarili mo. Bago ang lahat, ikaw yan. Yan ka na. Isa pa, wala ng iba. Ilang beses pa ba dapat ulitin na kung ano mang pagkululang ang meron ka, tanggapin mo kasi that makes you YOU.
2. Don’t depend your happiness on others. Isang pagkakamali yung sinasabi nila na “Ikaw lang makakapag pasaya sakin.” Kalokohan. Nakakapag laro ka nga ng barbie mag isa noon masaya ka naman di ba? Nakuha mo pang mag bahay-bahayan kahit may nagpapanggap lang na tatay di ba? Bakit nung tumanda ka kinalimutan mo na nagawa mong mapasaya yung sarili mo kahit mag isa ka? Bakit all of a sudden yung pagiging masaya mo depende na sa iba? Point is, kaya mo naman. Baka kasi ayaw mo lang.
3. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Baka masyado mong pine-pressure yung sarili mo sa expectations ng iba. Wag. Wag mong hayaan na malamangan ka ng “disappointing ka” sa “masaya kami para sayo”.
4. Give yourself a break. Okay lang minsan mag breakdown ka. Umiyak ka. Magpaka subsub ka sa sakit. Mag lupasay ka. Okay lang. May mga moments talaga na gusto mo lonely lang yung feeling mo the whole day, or kung minsan trip mo lang mag paka-sad sa buhay. Naiintindihan kita. Pero, again, deserve mo yung happiness. Breath ka lang. Maybe these are bad days but remember this is not a bad life.
5. Believe in yourself. Yes. Wala ng iba. Wala ng ibang tutulong sayo kundi ikaw. Sa totoong buhay, ikaw at ikaw lang talaga ang makakatulong sa sarili mo. Paniwalaan mo yung kakayanan mo, tanggapin mo yung kahinaan mo. Work hard sa mga bagay na gusto mo talaga, pag gusto may paraan. Pag binigay mo yung puso mo sa isang bagay make sure na kaya mo yung bigat. Sa totoo lang wala ng mas sasarap sa feeling na sobrang hirap pero nagawa mo, kasi nag tiwala ka sa sarili mo. Iba yon. Yun yung hindi matutumbasan ng kahit na ano. Yung nasa baba ka na, down na down na. Pero alam mo sarili mo na kaya mo at magagawa mo.
Hindi ko alam, kasi hindi naman lahat tayo parehas ng situation. Para sakin lang ha baka there’s someone somewhere who’s going through the same thing that I did.
Hoping at some point, it might help. I know some of my friends will. I’m here for you, no matter how big a situtaion is; life must go on and trust that everything will fall into places one day.
Share your thoughts. I’d be happy to know what you think.
All the love that I could give,
Do you ever wonder what it feels like living in the past? You know, before iPhone? Do you ever think of how your day would go without thinking how many likes you’ll get on your facebook posts? Or that time when you can just have a morning and live?
Start your morning fresh & fulfilled. You won’t need a singing bird for this, only a satisfying breakfast will do. As we packed our things before heading back to Manila after our destination wedding in Basilica of St. Martin de Tours (Biggest Basilica in Asia) we decided to grab a quick breakfast at Paradores del Castillo.
Great view that comes with great food. What more can you ask for? They have this amazing Tapa that you would die for (Too bad for me I don’t have a picture) and a lot more in their American and local menu. Most food on their local menu are provinces specialty like (Pampangas’s best Tocino). If you’re visiting Bantagas, it’s your one reason why you should stop and have a breakfast in this place.
By the way, Paradores is also considered the place to stay in for those who are getting married in the Basilica of St. Martin. It is only five minutes away from the church. So if you want a full blast experience they have seven rooms to offer, prices ranges from P2500-4000 pesos per night.
Other fun activities that you could include on your itenerary while you’re in Taal is to visit the famous Basilica, get lost while wandering the old houses around, and you could stop by at the view of Taal Lake.
Tip: Talk & communicate to the local people. They’re very nice and friendly.
For those of you who want to reserve a room in advance you can call at:
0917-500-6041 / (043) 740-4060
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I have been dragging myself these past few months to go on a summer escapade because I feel like the summer just passed by on me (Hello rainy reason! I don’t want you yet). It’s really frustrating on my part because I have been working all these time. You know those scenarios you made on your mind on how you’re gonna spend your summer time? Camping, Hiking, Endless party at the beach, Sunset and tan lines. Well, they’re gone the moment you step into a fake adulthood life.
This is the only getaway I had this summer so I had to make sure it was going to be fun and surprisingly it was.
Stilts Beach Resort is located at Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batagas. Many tourists have been visiting this place for it’s scenematic view and peaceful vibe. It’s a private resort with pool and pavilion. Though, a little bit pricy the experience is really worth it.
What made this resort really different and special is that it was built like a Maldives style house. No need to fly hundred miles to Maldives you can have what you want in here. Connecting bridge and floating in the water how can you not love that? For those who are planning a beach wedding it could be a perfect location.
The resort have also different activities for everyone. You can try pinoy games and racing, snorkeling, boating , and also a lot of team building activities.
It was a good experience being here and I am so thankful to witnessed its beauty. I’m not declaring that summer is over but for now I’ll go back to being little miss special events. Thank you GVE for a stress free day.
Have you ever tried to look back in your life and realized that you are living it painfully ordinary? It is one of my biggest fear. I don’t want that. I dont want that to anyone. I don’t want to see myself 40 or 50 years from now full of regrets. Wishing I could just go back in time and repeat all the things that I’ve missed, all my do’s and don’ts. I don’t think I could ever handle that. So as much as I can, as long as there are possibilities I really tried to to put myself up there even if how stupid and embarrassing I look because for me, that’s the fun part.
I am not encouring young people to do stupid things just to prove this to themselves. All I am saying is, it is okay to have fun to live your life, to make the best out of it, to create memories that you can treasure for as long as you can. These are precious and can’t be bought. You have a flexible life, you can do anything that you want for as long as you go for it. Life is amazing you don’t want to waste it doing nothing.
Say you have school works to do, a deadline that has to be submitted but it does not mean you don’t have time for yourslef. Trust me you have a lot of time, a lot a lot actually, you just don’t know what to do with it so sometimes you ended up doing nothing and the next thing you know it passed by as quick as a raindrop. Your time does not have to be in a black and white party (I put them only to have pictures) it could be anything with friends or family.
Just try to put a life that is worth remembering. Imagine when you turn 80 and you wanted to think about your pass life, atleast then you won’t see it in white or black.
Nothing can be more perfect than a wedding by the beach in a love month. Yes! We organized a rustic wedding last February 7 for now we can call Mr. & Mrs. Velete.
After months of preparation we have come to that night, that special moment night of over flowing love feels and party and I must say it was perfect. Definitely one of my favourite event so far. It just frustrated me that I didn’t had a chance to take pictures of the church but I will fill you with reception photos.
From the antrance area you would already feel the vibe with this wooden crate with chips on it that has curved names of the guests. How fetch is that?
They say, “ain’t no beach without a sunset picture”. While the guests were waiting for the newly wed they had a chance to play frisbee and volleyball in this blazing sunset.So…This is how the set-up goes. We tried to make it look chill but rustic at the same time.
One of my favourite part in this event was decorating the photo booth area. Putting those hanging mason jars and lighting them up was really fun to do.
It made me want to do more of this kind of event not only I enjoyed the amount of pressure putting it all together but because I know that it will always be something special.
ANTIPOLO IS A NICE PLACE FOR SUMMER
Lat week my manager told me that our client will be having a photoshoot for her daughter’s 18th birthday and I said “okay photo shoot that sounds fun” but not until I found out that it will be in Pinto Art Gallery. Don’t get me wrong I have never heard about this gallery before until that day so I did what a normal person would do nowadays, searched it on Instagram find a couple of selfies I guess and there…a moment of clarity that finally I have found my love at first sight.
Pinto Art Museum is located at San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal if you were from South or North side of Metro Manila you could take the MRT going to Ortigas or Shaw Boulevard Station, take a walk to Megamall and ride an FX going to Simbahan/Antipolo then ask the driver to drop you at Ynares Sports Center so from there you could take a tricycle ride going to Grand Heights Subdivision for only 40.00 pesos, inside the subdivision is the Pinto Art Museum.
The gallery is known for its Greek style and nature vibe which is perfect for a chill yet fun date.
A lot of artists have contributed their work in this museum like Elmer Borlongan and Luis Ac-ac to give people something to be proud of and truly once you’ve enter this place all you could think of is pure joy and pride.
I spent half of my day in this museum yet I felt like it is not enough for me to absorb its beauty and silent. That for the first time in my work life I felt not working at all.
This is really something new to me so the sense of excitement is still there. To anyone who wish to visit this place I’d like you to take the best person you know because you are really gonna love it and this is worth sharing.
Don’t forget to try the truffle fries it’s the best.
Enjoy it while looking in the sunset view.
Three major tip if you are planning your visit already.
1. Wear a comfortable outfit that is good for this weather. Sure you don’t want anything to ruin your fun day.
2. Very important. Don’t ever forget to bring your camera. Capture everything. Take lots of photos, who cares if your cameroll is full? This is a perfect picture site.
3. Find this secret forest, you’ll be surprised.
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Peace and love for everyone. 😘