Trip Diary: A SUMMER DESTINATION WITH MY EXPAT FAMILY

I would like to take this moment to write this blog and share the memories that happened during the vacation of my family here in the Philippines.

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It has been 5 years since the last time I saw them, they all migrated in different countries; Australia, UAE and Italy. The last time they were here is when I was in my sophomore year. So, yeah. I won’t go in details and be emotional in this blog. Continue browsing this post and look what we made during our short stay in Boracay–only four days – but we loved the Island


There’s no need to describe the place (Boracay Island), because the whole world knows that it’s a beautiful haven of fun here in the Philippines.

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Here’s what we had August 8-12.

WELCOME to Alta Vista De Boracay…

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Photo courtesy to Tito Arjay Alcos for this awesome panorama shot.

Well, my wish came true and we finally went! We were so happy to stay in Alta Vista de Boracay —– it was such a memorable, fun trip. I seriously didn’t want it to end. We were pampered and relaxed, and yes, we slept and ate so well, we all had the best time together, which made us doubly happy.  Bora is such a magical place for us, we’ve created more happy memories that will last a lifetime.

The arrival…

 

First day in the morning… Some were still napping and others were prepping up for the day’s adventure.

The Majestic infinity pool!

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Photo courtesy to Tito Arjay Alcos

It is pretty hard to top a beach like Boracay, but I have to say, this infinity pool at the Alta Vista De Boracay may prove to be competition. The pool is just gorgeous, and with a view like that you really can’t go wrong. This is a great alternative if you get tired of swimming in the ocean.

The awe-mazing sunset!

This has to be my favorite reason as Boracay has the most beautiful sunset ever! I can never get enough of it, and I really made time to watch it every single day.

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Purple skies sunset on Boracay

A warm and golden sunset.

Here are some of the best things to do in Boracay Island with family that we experienced on our short visit.

BORACAY ISLAND HOPPING TOUR:

Crocodile Island, Crystal Cove Island, Puka Beach, Ilig Iligan Beach, Punta Bunga Beach

Here’s the video before we started the island tour: CLICK ME!!!

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Enjoying the calm-crystal water at Puka Beach.

    Paraw sailing…

Take a rest for a moment and enjoy the sounds of the wave of the ocean.

 

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Seas the day by looking up the beautiful island.

Take a walk at the island’s powdery white sand and clear blue waters.

SNORKELING

It was a fantastic way to spend the day. We loved visiting some of the other beaches and enjoying pretty decent snorkeling spot.

Fresh buko in the middle of the sea.

PARASAILING..

Photos courtesy to Tita Anna Marie Tamayo-Transfiguracion

BANANA BOAT…

You may also watch the Banana Boat Nae Nae dance edition HERE: CLICK ME!!! 

FLYING FISH (Unfortunately, I haven’t got a photo of this activity. )

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Boracay’s Grotto…

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A visit to the beach is not complete if you miss seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary’s grotto and take a picture of the beautiful image on top of the Boracay Rock in Station 1.

GETTING AROUND BORACAY…

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STOLEN:  It seems like we have a new rising loveteam in the making. Meet #AceNie! Would they be the next #KathNiel?

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You may watch the video HERE: CLICK HERE!!!

Halowich: The best soft-served mango ice cream in Boracay…

Since day 1, we’ve been seeing a lot of people with this yellow stuff in a plastic cup and immediately got curious. Just pass through D’Mall, look for a line and surely one of them lines will lead to Halowich. Such a tasty and creamy treat!

Try King Corn Boracay…

Also we snacked on corn on a cob while at the beach.

Boracay’s Nightlife…

The Island is well-known for its vibrant, seven days a week nightlife. There are many different nightlife venues to choose from – from wild parties, to bars, to lounges with live music…

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The two were busy with their smartphones.
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Hashtag how to smize like a pro.

So, before heading to a nightlife in the Island, we had a quick photo shoot with my cousins and my kapatid.

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Ashley – Adrian – Eros; my co-millennials.

Photo credits to Tita Anna Marie Tamayo-Transfiguracion

Short story of what happened that night. Me and my Tita Annie were drunk AF! So much memories and a moment that will last for a lifetime. Watch the video HERE: CLICK ME!!!

Play Beach Volleyball with Locals…

As you walk along Boracay Beach, especially in Station 2 you will see people playing volleyball, most are local Filipinos who live on the island, however don’t be surprise if you are walikng down the beach and someone playing the volleyball ask you to join the this fun activity.

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And this happened. Who do you think would win? The Expat or the Locals? 

Jonah’s Fruit Shake & Snack Bar

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A trip to Boracay would not be complete without ordering fruit shakes from Jonah’s, which has practically become an institution. There’s nothing like a tall order of refreshing fruit shake to quench your thirst from the extreme heat.

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At the moment:  Chillin’ while looking at the picturesque island.

 DELIGHTFUL SEAFOOD AT D’ TALIPAPA

Special thanks to the vendor of this who pushes us to have a photos with their fresh sea creatures.

And while waiting for our mouthwatering food, It seems this lil’ one is hungry for our dinner.

Literally a wet market, D’ Talipapa is a place where you can buy fresh seafood or meat and have it cooked in one of the market’s restaurants that offer the service.

Meet a lovely creature…

And probably you’ll meet a new friend… A cutie dog who lived in the island.

Boracay Sand Sculpture

Anyone who has been to Boracay would definitely have at least one snapshot in the the beach with the sand sculpture in the background.

It was our last day in Boracay and we were decided to make the most out of it! We still had time to swim until we were negra and negro and buy pasalubongs. There were no more scheduled activities. If not swimming, we were just lounging by the beach, eating and drinking.

The last day…

To sum up, our short-stay in island has been really a magical and unforgettable one. We can’t wait to be back here anytime soon!

At the airport…

Here are the photos before the take-off.

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon, Boracay! Thank you for the fun and amazing experience! 

For the highlights of our Boracay Trip, here’s the video made by my Tita Annie: CLICK ME! CLICK ME! 

 

Thank you so much for browsing this blog!

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Bora2k17: A Wave of Fun

DAY 1: Seas the day…

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Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.

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Day 2: “Tropical state of mind.”

 

Ahoy! Matey! Come sail away!

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I SEA you!

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SEA-ting pretty!

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No Lifeguard on Duty…

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These photos taken at the Puka Shell Beach in Boracay…

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That crazy little sun of a beach…

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This squad just wanna have sun…

 

SEA-venir! 

Of course shout out to my friends who made this travel extra special!

 

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Korean Fashion Inspired Look

I’ve been obsessing over Korean Fashion recently and I know some of you know why! I was hooked by watching K-Dramas and fall in love with their unique fashion statement and here I am now, hoarding some loosey, baggy clothes. Here’s my Sunday look yesterday!

Let this Korean Street Style be all the summer fashion inspiration you need! 

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Photos: H. Mendoza

Hair by: Shia Hair Salon

Top: H&M

Eyeglasses: Sunnies Studios

Pants: Zara

Mandals: SEWD

 

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Summer Glow Makeup Tutorial | Neutral Tangerine Eye Look

So, recently I saw Selena Gomez’ eye makeup in the online world and this was when she attended the premiere of Netflix ’13 Reasons Why’ at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, California and she looked stunning in a face full of monochromatic orange makeup, dusted on her eyes and cheeks. Best of all, the gorgeous look is proof that you can wear one color all over your face anytime!

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(Photos Courtesy to Owners)

Here’s my own subtle version of her stunning eye look that you can wear it anywhere!

Follow the simple steps below!

STEP 1: Makeup Base

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Choose the right foundation according to your skin type.  Blend well til you get a smooth finish.

STEP 2: Fill in Your Eyebrows.

STEP 3: Apply Neutral Tangerine/Orange eyeshadow

We now arrive at what the most intimidating part about makeup ——- EYESHADOW!

Apply it all over your eyelids and blend it well.

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STEP 4: Curl and Apply Mascara

STEP 5: Apply same tone of your eyeshadow and add some highlights to your cheeks to add some glow to your skin.

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STEP 6: Match your lip color with your eyeshadow, for this look.

Voila! You are now glammed up!

 

Muse:  Tey Simon Manalastas

Photos: H. Mendoza

Makeup By Yoo Kii

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