Thursday, June 25, 2015

Inlove with Sambawan Island

Dahil medyo petsa de peligro (nung 11th dumating yung huling sahod) sumideline muna ako bilang kapitan ng banka. Sakay na!

Yeah! (bakit ang itim ng siko ko?!)

Syempre sya din meron.

Pag sinswerte ka nga naman, nakasakay namin sa boat si Mayor! Thanks Mayor Macorol sa pag welcome samin at pag arrange ng reservation for us sa Sambawan Island.

After about 20 minute boat ride from Maripipi mainland, safely docked to Sambawan Island

Though weather is still gloomy, hindi umulan, well mini ambon lang. Ang linaw pa din ng water!

Our hut  for the night.

Attic for larger groups, you can ask for additional matresses.

 Maripipi mainland in the background

Turquoise water - seriously this picture is not giving justice to how beautiful the island is.

Arte shot

boardwalk to the other cove of the island
stretch of coarse white sand beach

Things to remember:

1. Power is only available from around 5:30pm til 5:30am - make sure to bring POWER BANK
2. Bring your own food! There's a mini canteen in the island however, items are expensive - get this, raw egg is Php 15.00 and boiled/fried is Php 20.00
3. If you're planning to stay overnight, it's highly unlikely they'll take you back to Maripipi in wee hours (for you to catch the boat back to Naval departing at 5:30am), so be prepared with extra cash for a boat ride to Kawayan instead.  
4. Make arrangements ahead of time during peak season. It's a small island -there are only  few covered cottage ( I think about 6 or less?) the rest are open cottages. Sorry I don't have a contact number to give.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello Again Biliran - Day 1

Arte Airplane Selfie

Duptours Shuttle Services - Sto. NiƱo Street Tacloban

Hello Naval! This is the view from the  D'Mei Residence Inn Veranda - Naval Biliran
located along Inocentes St, Naval

Mag hahabal habal tour sana kami ng mga falls, but it was rainy and hapon na. So naglakad na lang kami sa town proper, tumaya sa lotto at kumain ng tinapay at mani.

Hiatus from boxing, so nag ELORDE na lang ako na tinapay! haha

Look at my kyotie studded jelly tsinelas, only Php 100 sa palengke ng Naval

Naval Cathedral - Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Kain ulit! Sinigang na hipon and Calamares at  D'Adaone Bar and Restaurant

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Now Reading

Just finished reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I'm actually entertained. I thought I might get bored since I already saw the movie. But reading the book is a whole new experience! Now reading Catching Fire. Cinna!!! :(

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Friday, June 05, 2015


The moon hanging so low tonight
Together with the soft summer breeze
Lure me to a quiet time alone outside
I am here and I am there 
I am drowning in my fantasy all at once

Monday, June 01, 2015

Arte Conquers Mt. Maculot

My younger self would’ve never believed had told her that I’d be climbing mountains! Spent my Sunday at Cuenca, Batangas and explored the beauty of Mt. Maculot and its famous Rockies. This climb is a strong contender as my favorite for 3 reasons: company, view and difficulty level.

It was a relatively easy climb. The rich vegetation of the trail made it stress-free and on top of that, there were a lot of makeshift benches slash Buko Juice “pit stops” along the way. With difficulty level of 3/9, Mt. Maculot Rockies is absolutely beginner-friendly.

Post Card beauty

 Arte nervous shot
The scenic view up there is truly rewarding! Standing atop the Rockies and looking down the Taal Lake was both exhilarating and amazing; by far the most terrifying way to appreciate the tranquil waters of the Taal Lake. I was too excited to get a photo from up there, but was also too quick to come down. No room for too much inarte - one wrong step and that could be it for you. 
there goes my pangarap to be paper white

I almost thought that this hike will not materialize. But thanks to Eden, a friend of mine who’s also one of the people who encouraged me to try hiking and even with just the four of us – we pursued our plan of climbing Mt. Maculot Rockies. What also made this hike special is this is boss’ first hike. I’m glad we get to experience this together.

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