Saturday, May 31, 2014

May, what have you done?

For the past few years, May has been a lucky month for me. Almost all the wonderful things happen everyday - that's what i really believe. But i guess not this time, or should i say it happens the other way around. Not too good at all but well, there's still other things to be cheerful about.

Mother's Day
It has been a busy day, we celebrated this special day at late dinner. I plan to bake a cake yet i don't have much baking supplies to achieve a very nice cake. (A perfect excuse for a lazy me..muhaha!) so i ordered few cupcakes instead. It came late at night as well since my aunt whose supposed to pick it up had been caught up in a very long traffic. Hey, I love the kawaii-looking box and the cute light pink ribbon. I'm keeping it till now. I had a fixation in keeping cute things and those with sentimental values, i can't just throw it away even it's a simple straw or a torn tissue with a sweet message in it, stuffs like that.

Another pasalubong from my aunt who went to Bolinao, Pangasinan. Its a special Tupig! Well not really special but any tupig is special for me.

I first tasted this delicacy last time when i went to Hundred Islands and had started to like it since then.

Nephew's Birthday
It was a less than a month preparation so all of it was a huge rush. I made some party props and table design. It's not really a grand party, just a simple royalish themed celebration. Yet it could had been more even better if we're not in the budget lane. Aww.  Anyway, I enjoyed preparing the lootbags the most, it's the time when i can eat a lot of candies while i'm packing them..haha! We had the 7's categories - 7 Dances, 7 Balloons,
7 Treasures, 7 Wishes so it was really quite a lot of fun especially for the kids.

This was the half preview of the hard work in the props and everything.  It was still a little messed up though. There's still more on the other side. The venue table was not big enough for all the lootbags that we need to put some on the back side and just some in front.

For the fabulous cake, I spent a few hours searching online, sending inquiries and all.  Luckily i found MilCakes which has a really creative, wow-looking cake designs at an affordable cost. The cake was absolutely wonderful. We haven't sliced it until midnight. Sadly, the crown broke already when we got home i guess it wasn't handed carefully whoever put it in the car. Grrr I could have preserved it a bit longer.. mehehe!

All the kids enjoyed especially the celebrant. That's what's really important in a kid's party, isn't it? The rest is history. Achieved the royal look eh?

Hey, i wouldn't miss the day without having a bunch of selfies..Here's the top pick. Ohh.. that's out of 100+ shots muhahaha! I hope i was joking. Hah! Anyway, I hope one of these days i would be better again.Till next!
"God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggles and a reward for your faithfulness. Dont give up!"

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sorry, maybe?

image belong to its rightful owner no infringement intended
The truth is that nobody is owed an apology for anything. Apologies are lovely when they happen. But they don't change nothing. They do not reverse actions or correct damages. They are just merely nice to hear.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Discover Beauty: Viaje to Calaguas Island

The Calaguas is a group of islands in the Philippine province of Camarines Norte. It includes the major islands of Tinaga Island and Guintinua Island, the minor Maculabo Island, as well as several other minor islands.

Amazing white sand and exceptionally wide beach - Calaguas Island
the new called island paradise.

 Boat rides make me really sick especially when already in the middle of the ocean. Those unwanted thoughts, what if there's a sudden big wave or what if the boat sink or maybe run out of gas - that mini heart attack coz i know i'll surely drown because i don't know how to swim. Mehehe. Anyway, I really love this shot more like this is what i call, the sky touches the sea. Isn't it?
 It's good to see boaters alongside, atleast we're not alone..yippee!
 I think this is part of another island or just a mountain view. I did not bother to ask the boatman. I just enjoyed the view anyway.
 After almost a two-hours boat ride, Calaguas Island came in to view. I suppressed my fears now that i am seeing land., trees and white sand! We will get there in just a few minutes. 
 Finally, off the boat! I felt so relieved. 
 This part of the island resort is still under construction.
We stayed at Waling-Waling Eco Village (more info at the end of the photo posts)
The Cabañas 
The Kubol (has a 2nd floor and own toilet)
Forget the towels hanging in there, this was just a stolen shot..muhaha!
Fixed Tents for rentals
I guess it cost around php200+ per night. (not so sure)
First come, first serve - better be early so you can pick a nice spot in here.
Wide stretch of powdery soft sand, an abundance of shady trees and mountain views..
 Almost sunset
They had fire dancing at night..atleast i think it was. Just a glimpse of it.
 This is really a nice place especially because they limit the visitors in this island. Not too crowded so you can fully savor tranquil moments in here.
Leaving would be the least thing i want to happen, but of course we have to.


So here's some helpful infos you might want to consider if you plan to visit Calaguas:


Manila to Paracale
Book a bus ride either Pasay or Cubao Superlines. (or any Bus line you prefer)
Fare is about P500 - P600+ for approximately 8 to 9 hours or even longer.

Boat Ride going to the island via Paracale is almost two hours.

If you are coming from Vinzons (Fish port going to Calaguas Island)
Boat Ride going to the island via Vinzons is more or less four hours.

Waling-Waling Eco Village (source:
Package (boat transport, food and cabaña lodging)
  • one night P2,675 per person
  • two nights P4,350 per person
Cabaña per night
  • 2 persons P2,000
  • 4 persons P3,000
Kubol per night
  • P6,000 maximum 6 persons
For reservations, visit:

  • Bring your own snack foods/drinks if you are on a tight budget. There are mini stores in the island but they sell a bit pricey, you wouldn't like to argue like saying: "P25 lang po yan sa bayan eh" then they will answered you back "Eh di dun ka bumili wag dito!" That was rude enough anyway just expect higher prices for any secluded place.
  • You can bring your own tent. But if you are on a package tour it is not really quite necessary unless you insist, there's no problem with it.
  • Extra money if you want to try Scuba Diving. There are lots of wonderful reefs down there, you wouldn't want to miss it.
  • You can bring your own goggles and snorkeling gears to save some money. Rentals might be a bit pricey too.
  • Expect deadspot zone for your phone signal. 
  • Make sure that all your gadgets/cameras are fully charged.

So there you go, I am so glad that my aunt let me go with her on this trip..that means it's a "all expenses paid" trip for me.  Till next! ^_^