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xviii. Back to Malaysia

Came 13th July, the day we go back to the reality. That morning we woke up early, as we need to catch the 7 o’clock bus to Clark. However one room didn’t get the revised departure time; they went down half an hour earlier and Sat and I felt so guilty upon hearing that. That moment, I made up my mind to personally tell everyone on important stuff like ‘gather time’ rather than relying on the others to pass the message. We did quick check-out and then left GoHotels.Ph via taxi for Philtranco bus terminal at SM Megamall. Unfortunately the…

xvii. The day before flying home

We had one last meal in Northern Luzon heading back to Manila. After showering and packing, we headed back to the resort’s restaurant for lunch. We were truly reluctant to leave the place. Though we were supposed to clear our bills and checked out after lunch, but May and I went for a little more exploration around the resort. Both of us were curious on the number of rooms the resort has and also the vicinity of the resort as we’ve only seen the lobby, restaurant, pool and a row of rooms where we occupied two rooms out of the…

xiv. Kapuluan Vista Resort

A gem yet to be discovered by public. A paradise hidden away from the common eyes. A heaven sanctuary we found further up the beautiful cove of Blue Lagoon. The resort that made us felt like staying in than out. The resort that spells Hospitality with capital H whose staffs treat resort guests with full of smile and polite. Dear all, I’ve decided to dedicate this entry to the resort as I totally fell in love with the resort the moment I reached the place. I knew that this place would be a good escape for us, especially those who…

xv. Kabigan Falls

The best thing about staying at a resort during holiday is able to spend some time swimming. I love swimming and it’s so unfortunate that I didn’t get to swim often. So seeing a swimming pool at Kapuluan Vista Resort, I wouldn’t have missed this good opportunity to swim! Hee! So the next morning, I woke up early as my mind already set on jumping in the pool the moment the pool is open at 7.30pm. I woke up, went down the stairs and found out that Jess wasn’t on the bed. I went to the toilet to relief myself and…

xvi. Paradise in Blue Lagoon

From young till now, mum always tells me story on her childhood life in a remote fishing village somewhere in Langkawi island. She would tell how near her house was to the sea; how she and her siblings would spend hours and hours at the seaside, catching fishes with their bare hands and swimming among the fishes. She would stress on how clear the water that time and is disappointed on the condition of the sea water. Being accustomed to the cloudy sea water, I too longing to see the crystal clear water that my mum mentions. I thought I’ve…

ii. The zhhh story.

Once we finished our lunch, we walked to one of the shop in the mall to fix the iPhone’s problem that Satkuru and David were having. After that we got out of the mall to the taxi stop and waited for one. Hannah asked us to wait for her there and then disappeared to somewhere. While waiting for her and the taxi, the guys took few pictures of the area. A policeman approached us and spoke to Steven in Tagalog. Steven just nodded and said okay. We asked if he knows what the policeman said, he said he didn’t know…

iii. Intramuros

Hannah was keen on showing us this place in Manila. When we reached Central station, Hannah quickly approached the tricycle bikers and asked for the price. After agreeing then she asked us to quickly hop in. Sat was worried on having enough time to get to the airport. But seeing the sparkle and eagerness in Hannah’s eyes, we hopped in. And I was glad we did. The journey to the place that Hannah wanted to show us was totally beautiful, despite the bumpy and scary ride. I later discovered that the area behind walls/fortress is called Intramuros – the oldest…

iv. Manila is akin to Tokyo.

The moment we touched down Central Station, the madness began. Being used to the LRT station in our country, we were totally caught off guard with Manila’s. By the way, there will be no picture in this post. Lololololol! Feeling totally thirsty and dehydrated from the short trip, we made a quick stop at the drink stall. Weird enough, there were two stalls but most of us seemed to buy only from that particular one. Those who weren’t thirsty quickly went up to the counter and buy tickets for the rest. A trip to EDSA LRT station costs 15 pesos (RM1.10).…

v. Detour

To plan a trip isn’t easy. You need to think of the places to go (and see), the costs, accommodation, and of course transportation. Then you need to link all them up to create a flow in the trip. You will need plan B and even C for unforeseen circumstances. Lot of things to do, you bet! That’s why before coming to Philippines; I read a lot. I do really mean when I say A LOT. Most on the transportation to the North of Luzon. I know those places, transportation might be expensive and should someone try to cut-throat us,…

vi. Salcedo & Longanisa.

The staff at the Hotel Salcedo de Vigan was totally relieved to see us appearing at the hotel. They were initially worried after knowing that we missed our flight and thought that we were going to stand them up. But we will stand true to our words, especially when they would allow us to make payment upon arriving instead of paying deposits to secure the rooms like what most hotels would do. The check-in was smooth and pretty quick. Or probably the most of time we spent on taking pictures of the hotel made us felt so. Haha. Then all of us climbed up…