Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Back to Boracay

This post was supposed to be up last March. 

It's my first time back in Boracay after a two-year hiatus because I chose to go somewhere else. Or maybe because I shifted companies and I needed those leaves. So, finally, I'm back for the summer! I was basically a companion to my friend who's a Boracay virgin. She loved the sand and the food and I think my mission was a success.


We tried the island hopping and I tell you. Snorkelling here sucks. It sucks. It sucks so much I thought I'm gonna lose my body to the ocean. Do NOT, I tell you, do NOT lose your money to the boats. 


The GMax Extreme would probably the one I'll be back for. Spending Php3,000 for a 10-minute experience might be too much but you know, there's a big appeal to screaming your lungs out with a possibilty of losing consciousness for a while. 


Boracay's sunset is still the best you can find, paired with white powdery sand and a glass of piña colada. If you have your significant other beside you, the scene is worth a kiss. 

One thing worth your money is paraw sailing. The sailboat gives a thrill of toppling over when it's too fast and when the boat is not balanced. They will sail you around as you watch the sun set. It's a very reflective, sentimental mood. The boatman allowed me to stand at the edge and then I asked jokingly, "Has someone ever fallen aboard?" He said yes. I was mortified and asked what they will do if I fall. He said he will fall with me to the ocean and the boatman will release the sails so the boat will halt. And then he'll help me swim back to the boat. I clung on for dear life after that story. 


Then we craved for lobster. We asked around and our boatman told us that our best bet is the talipapa. So we went there and bought lobster and prawns. Haggle some more. Haggle until you lose face. It's okay. We recommend it. 

How can 2 girls eat a kilo of lobster (with grilled prawns on the side) for dinner?
Would you eat that? Challenge is to think if that thing will scratch your
throat or is it the flesh already?

The sun, the sand, and the water. Add in some a lot of establishments and you get the best commercialized beach ever. 

No one's going to judge you (except your liver, I guess) if you decide to get drunk every night, especially if that's your way of appreciating Boracay. ;)


Monday, June 08, 2015

Hash Brown Pizza

When you love someone so much you've been all eyes and ears... The mere mention of his name sounds you off like a war alarm, the thought of him makes you smile and drool... Then you suddenly fall in love with another. This confident love-me-or-hate-me person who is so feisty and crazy, you cannot leave her side. 

But you want them both. What do you do? 

Put them together and add more friends. Bring in the plump one, the hot one, the interesting one, and the filler. 

What do you get? Hash. Brown. Pizza. Coronary risks. Obesity in the making.

Put three hash brown patties side by side on an ovenette tray and heat it till it gets cooked. Pull it out then open your Tostitos salsa jar, grate fontina and parmesan cheese, add button mushrooms, onions, top with jalapeños, and add more cheese. Then push the tray back inside and turn that knob. Thank us after 15 minutes. I think the ovenette's timer just went off.

Welcome. 


Sunday, June 07, 2015

You Know, February Happened!

What?! My photo last February was not posted!


Happy birthday to myself! There's wine, cakes, and a cd to boot. That's a pink moscato on top, a Kindle Paperwhite I ordered while it was on sale, and Echosmith before they got big. <3