One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Hello everyone! So I’ve failed to write for like, 5 days I think? Well, it’s because I’ve gone on vacay at Puerto Princesa, Palawan!

Palawan is actually one of the many summer destinations here in the Philippines. Tourism is at it’s highest in beaches and pools. Anywhere cooler, just because Manila is at it’s hottest weather! Who else here feels like they’re in a big oven and you just want to crawl inside your refrigerators? 😦

But don’t let it’s sands and waves get to you. Palawan is more than what meets the eye. Beaches and hotels are superficial. Subic, Boracay, and Batangas? They’re all the same. What we want to do is something new, something different. Anything NOT popular and superficial. You’ll soon get to see what we experienced in Palawan in the upcoming posts. 🙂

We got to airport at around 2 in the afternoon. Our flight was at 3:40 so we still have a lot of time to spare.

Me and my craaaazy friends! You already know Gold and Inna, and the one on the farthest right is Shae, who has been my friend for 13 years! When my parents asked who I want to bring on this trip, they were the first ones on my mind!

Sharing this experience with him made my vacation all the more fantastic! This trip is already looking up, just by the sight of him.

Meet my cousin, Meg! She’s my bestest friend ever!

The flight was delayed for an hour, and we had nothing to do to pass the time! 😦

Ha ha ha, look at Gold looking adorable!

When the flight pushed through, we were nothing but excited! You should be there when we scream, “Palawan, woooo!” People around us think we’re insane. Who knows? Maybe we are! 🙂

Once inside the plane! It was Shae’s first time.

It was also my baby brother’s first time! He’s so cute and quiet during the flight. 🙂

Just look at that sea! It’s soooo clear and blue, safe from pollution! Sigh. It’s like I’m nostalgic for places that I’ve never even seen. I want the old times back, back when we’re all neanderthals and there are no buildings!!! Ha ha. 😀

With my gorgeous mom. Touchdown: Palawan! It feels sooo good to breathe fresh air! ❤

Where we stayed for 3 days! Sotera’s Mansion!

Check out their Facebook page here.

The living room and kitchen.

Huge bedroom!

 More next time!

❤ Cae

We live for the nights we’ll never forget with the friends we’ll always remember.

Last April 9, my senior high classmate, Shanille, celebrated her 18th birthday! All of our classmates were invited (though less than half came) and I knew that it’s going to be fun seeing them again after two years. The last I saw them was graduation! 😀

Sooo happy I got to see my girls again! 🙂

I miss pigging out on food and not be conscious about my body! Yummy food keeps screwing up my diet! 😦

Laughs all around! I remember my senior year in which every single one of us has a unique and hilarious laugh! One laugh would trigger another laugh, which would then trigger every other’s laughs all throughout the classroom! My tummy would always ache during one of our laugh fests! Yes, we were carefree and happy kids back then!

Boyfie ❤ Yes, we were classmates during high school!

Cito’s one of Shanille’s 18 roses! 🙂

A birthday is not complete without icing fights! Oh the joys of childhood!

With the birthday girl! Forgive me for being haggard-looking! This photo was taken at around 11 PM, and just minutes before going home. It was a crazy night!

Happy birthday beautiful! ❤

Ciao!

❤ Cae

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Last April 12, my blockmate suddenly texted me if I’m available so we could all go swimming!! Since I have nothing better to do, and the cool waters are calling my name, I immediately replied, “Yes!!!”. 😉

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF RIANA DE GUZMAN!
(Too tired to edit :()

We went swimming at Bellevue Hotel at Alabang. The place looks magical and sophisticated!

The pool in daylight! It’s just stunning there. The pool is not cold at all! Which would be lousy for me, because I absolutely hate the cold.

Oh-kay! I am definitely having the time of my life. With amazing friends, who wouldn’t?! ❤

Camera-whoring in the bathroom!! The day wouldn’t be complete without shameless mirror pictures! Lol :p

Will you just look at these cutesy hotel toiletries?! I grabbed them to take home with me almost as soon as I laid my eyes on them. Could I just stare at them the whole day? 😦

Of course, swimming is a completely tiring activity. We have to boost our energy with food!! Including these yummy fries, we had lunch at Mcdo right across the hotel, snacks like Mars chocolates and for dinner, we had Pinoy favorites like Tapsilog and Tocilog 🙂

The pool at night! It’s just divine!! I want to gobble it all up and inhale everything! I feel so at peace with Mother Earth. ❤

Riana ❤

Happy friends!!! ❤

Ciao lovelies!

❤   Cae

P.S. I really, really, really need to diet!!! Any diet tips? 😦