Back from the Beach Trip

My first summer outing has just come to an end. As expected, it was fun and relaxing. I couldn’t ask for more. Two days of basking in the sun and frolicking in the surprisingly clear Quezon waters was invigorating. I loved the touch of my feet in the fine brown sand. At one moment, I even felt like I was in Panglao and Boracay. The private beach resort we went to was plain and nothing exceptional but it sure relieved my longing for the sea and all the fun that came with it. I was very satisfied.

Now that I’m back home, I can’t help but reminisce of my first summer adventure this 2011. Spending time with the fiancee and his officemates is something I won’t mind doing again. The road trip we had Friday night was an awesome experience in itself, from the zig zag road and the stop overs to our funny car conversations and finally, arrival in our lodging house for the night. I was exhausted when I got home, yes, but it was all worth it. I would have wanted to extend our stay in Quezon but reality bit…I still had tons of work to do online and offline. Actually I’ve just awaken several minutes ago and right now, I’m checking my mails while reading up human growth hormone reviews. This is gonna be a long night, but I’m not complaining. I had a fun weekend, after all.
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What to Do in Infanta and Real, Quezon

This weekend, I am joining the fiancee and some friends for an out-of-town trip. We’re traveling by land using our own vehicles to visit the laidback towns of Infanta and Real, Quezon. We don’t have any itinerary to follow; I supposed it’s as good as saying “anything goes.” I don’t know of any cool things to do in these two places. All I know is that while there’s not much to see in Infanta, Real is home to some nice beaches. This sounds exciting to me. I can afford to be unfamiliar to a place so long as I’m with people who know it like the back of their hands because they were born and raised there. Haha.

I already packed my things last night and I’m ready to go. Do I sound excited? I really am. This is my first summer trip, after all. No amount of home baths, complete with good-smelling lotions and invigorating bath salts, can equal a seawater bath. Haha. It sucks, I know. This is what happens when you’re preparing for something bigger and better. You channel all your energies and resources into it and forget about all else. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time now, you must be well-aware of my upcoming first international travel. If you’re new here, find out all about it in October na lang. 🙂

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One Awesome Weekend

Last weekend was a blast. It started a wee bit early for me, too. I spent Friday night until Saturday morning at Grand Prix Hotel & Suites Manila for a bloggers event. The hotel was kind enough to accommodate us 12 bloggers for a night of familiarization (of the hotel), chow, booze and videoke. The place was cozy and the rates were affordable, I suggest you check it out one time. I loved it there.

When lunch time of Saturday arrived, I went with my fellow bloggers to Alabang Town Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City to partake of the delightful seafood feast at Blackbeard’s Seafood Island. I was so stuffed with the huge amount of food I ate that I intentionally skipped dinner when I got home. Or did I? Whatever, all I can remember is that I had fun and still had energy for the next day which was a Sunday.

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A Birthday Lunch

Right after hearing mass, we had a birthday lunch in Malabon. Traffic was light so we didn’t have a hard time getting here. Its actually the boyfriend’s uncle’s birthday today and we’re here to join in the fun. The celebration is still ongoing. I had a hearty lunch and I particularly enjoyed the pork caldereta and the gambas. Yummy. I feel very at home; it must be because I’ve been here for a few times already. There’s internet connection so the blogger in me took advantage.

I like it here. The boyfriend’s uncle’s family is big. There are two babies that keep the house alive. They are both healthy and bubbly. They would smile and giggle for no reason. They’re a sight to behold. The boyfriend’s mom is having a great time playing with them. I played with them earlier and it was fun. I even urged the boyfriend to give them strollers come Christmas time, like those uppababy vista strollers I saw in a baby shopping site the other day while picking a gift for J, my best friend’s baby and my god child.

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Wednesday Night at Eastwood, Libis

Eastwood, a posh hang-out place in Libis, Quezon City, is far from my place. To give you an idea on how far it is from where I live, the normal taxi fare goes at around P150 one way. That’s the reason why whenever I get the chance to go there, I jump at the opportunity. Last night, I was lucky to have been invited by a blogger friend to try the offerings of the Flying Pig, one of the hip restaurants under the Red Crab chain. They serve mostly pork dishes and I was glad I went because I had a great time feasting on savory pork dishes that were far from ordinary.

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Eastwood is a lovely place that looks very upscale to me. Each time I go there, I wander around like a kid. I like that the main mall, Eastwood Mall, is surrounded by nice-looking establishments (bars, cafes, restaurants, gadget shops, boutiques, etc.) as well as high-rise condominiums and office buildings. There’s also a big fountain in front of the mall that’s good for picture taking. I love that my photos taken there appear as if I was in a foreign country. I also noticed that it seems independent from the rest of Quezon City (slums, bad traffic and all). People who frequent the place will certainly understand what I mean by that.

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