A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Cloud

While I don’t normally take photos of clouds, when they happen to be there, they’re fabulous ^^

Here are a few photos of clouds in the Philippines

clouds in bohol

clouds in bohol

clouds in boracay

clouds in boracay

clouds in boracay during sunset

clouds in boracay during sunset

clouds in palawan

clouds in palawan

clouds in palawan during sunset

clouds in palawan during sunset

old photo of clouds in aguirangan

old photo of clouds in aguirangan

more clouds from my hometown ^^

more clouds from my hometown ^^



and finally, more clouds at the cam sur water sports complex

and finally, more clouds at the cam sur water sports complex

I’m pretty sure you have cloud photos in your folders ^^ share them at a word in your ear

My posts on Boracay, CWC, Aguirangan

Travel theme: Transportation



“Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

It’s not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?

Well it’s not far back to sanity, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.”

Sailing, Christopher Cross

Photos taken at Boracay, Philippines

more interpretations of Transportation at where’s my backpack?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Only two seasons here in the Philippines.. Rainy season and Summer season ^^

rain or shine.. boracay's a beauty for me ^^

rain or shine.. boracay’s a beauty for me ^^

ahh now that's more i like it ^^

ahh now that’s more i like it ^^ Panglao in summer

Weekly Photo Challenge:
share a picture that means CHANGING SEASONS to you.

more Panglao and Boracay here

Travel theme: Hot

I would’ve posted a photo of myself but it’s a travel theme.lol ^^
but there is nothing HOTTER than summers in the Philippines…! and I mean it in more ways than one 😉

hot in Boracay

hot in Boracay

hot in Coron

hot in Coron

hot in Panglao

hot in Panglao

more Boracay here

more Coron here

for more hot stuff, check out where’s my backpack?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

i’m thankful for the sun.. the water and sand between my toes..

i’m thankful for sunsets…

heck i’m even thankful for chocolates ^^

but most of all, i’m thankful for my family. 🙂

sorry, turkey… but you’re NOT the symbol of thanksgiving for me :p

Coron Palawan and
Boracay, Philippines
more of Boracay here

Share a picture which means THANKFUL to you!

Story Challenge: Letter S

Solitude. Sunset. Silhouette.

i’ll prolly be killed for this but here’s the story

so he packed his bags
to leave town for awhile
to erase the memory of her face
with the sea and alcohol
so he surfed all day
partied all night
but what they don’t know of
is that brief moment in between
when the sun sets
and everything falls quiet
all he could think about
was how it would’ve been perfect
if only she was there.

-post breakup

challenge from this great blog

Longing for Summer II: Boracay

This summer, my family and I went to Boracay. The trip was a pain in the ass mostly due to the fact that both of our planes (from Naga to Manila and from Manila to Boracay) have been delayed for what feels like ages. There was so much drama at the airport; people swearing, yelling like crazy and demanding their refund. That’s exactly the reason why I stay away from planes whenever I go to Manila. The weather’s just unpredictable! Besides, I’ve been taking the bus for as long as I can remember; thank God some buses nowadays have comfy La-Z Boy seats and a comfort room. I wouldn’t travel any other way. Aaanyway, we arrived at Boracay late at night, so that’s minus 1 day already, damnit. So off to bed we went.

boracay regency pool

boracay regency

The Boracay Regency Hotel

We stayed at the Boracay Regency which offered us the most strategic location in Boracay which helped us maximize our vacation. Although it’s a bit pricey, it isn’t such a bad idea to splurge on your vacay, right? The luxurious surroundings, the comfy beds and the awesome pool bar made our stay in Boracay a splendid experience. My favorite part, of course, was the eat-all-you-can breakfast buffet.. It’s an amazing experience to gobble up our eat-all-you-can breakfast buffet while chillin’ just by the beachfront. The staff attended to our every need and there’s a good variety of food. I wish the glasses for the juice were a bit taller though since i hated having to refill my glass after every gulp of oj.. it’s like a shot glass.. okay, maybe bigger, but still…….Anyway, we checked in at Boracay Regency so indulging our gastronomic cravings at the Sea Breeze Cafe breakfast buffet is a great way to make sure we get what we paid for. 🙂 Also, if you have breakfast a little early, like 6:30 am, there are bound to be fewer people there so it’s perfect if you wanna enjoy a nice quiet breakfast free from the busy crowd. Since the resto is just by the beach front , you can immediately hit the beach after indulging in a sumptuous meal. I love the fact that it’s located in station 2 and right in the middle of all the action. My brothers and I totally enjoyed jamming with the live band which was playing at a tent just in front of the hotel. A few negative points:
1) so after a night of drinking, all we wanted to do was to grab a cup of coffee then we remembered that we have complementary sachets of coffee in our room.. unfortunately, the water heater wasn’t working. with their rates, you’d think they’d provide each room with a decent water heater, right? 2) internet connection: not free. (except in the lobby but still.. it would take forever before you can actually connect) 3) they almost charged us for a “missing face towel” which was actually just in the shower (i mean , come on, they didn’t see it? really? ) anyway, the matter was straightened out easily with just one call to the housekeeping dept. Just know that no hotel is perfect. Boracay is amazing with its pristine waters, fine beaches and breathtaking sunsets. the crazy nightlife is just a plus.. but our stay in Boracay regency certainly made our vacation extremely pleasant.

the zorb– even kids love it!

sand underneath my feet

watchin’ saliboats

Things to do in Boracay
Seriously? There’s the sun, the immaculately white beach and the clear, welcoming waters, go figure! Plus, there are like a hundred blogs dedicated to telling folks what to do when they visit Boracay. I’m not gonna go tell you to do anything; just know that in Boracay, the activities never end. So be sure to stay there for a minimum of at least 3-4 days… a week sounds divine, actually, if you have the time. So go, participate in some watersports, swim, take pictures, get a massage or maybe some braids, shop ‘til you drop, get wasted, get some ink done, drink some ridiculously expensive coconuts… but while you’re there, make it a point to eat some seafood as you would be crazy stupid not to 🙂 My fave restaurant isn’t some expensive 5 star resto but small restaurants by the seafood market. These are called “Paluto” (luto meaning cook”. You purchase the raw ingredients like fresh fish, shellfish, meat, etc at the market and have the restaurant cook it for you in any which way you like.

the beautiful sunset

my fam’ly

Sunsets in Boracay
Sunsets in Boracay are a sight to behold. When you know it’s time for the sun to set, you have got to just stop whatever it is that you’re doing and grab a seat by the beachfront. Or you can take out your camera and start snappin’ some shots coz you’d wanna remember how divinely beautiful it looks like. Boracay, unlike places like Caramoan, is filled with large-scale developments. I’d say it looks pretty raped and crowded these days. But whatever it lacks in privacy and um virginity, it makes up for with its wicked nightlife and luxurious comforts.

watashi no namae

you know what’d really be awesome when you do decide to visit Boracay? You have fun, write your name on the sand, and keep the trash off it. 🙂

xO -kz