Friday, August 26, 2011

Travel, trip, tour

Thank God I'm blessed with travels, and next stop will be Boracay, with my sister. I've been wanting to go to this place since I don't know when and finally, we have booked a ticket and a hotel for next week. I just pray there won't be any more typhoon.

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

I hope there will be more travels to come. There are still more places to visit in my list and I gotta make it happen. Nothing can replace the thrill and joy I experienced during my trips, not even an iPad, but i still want one. ;)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SG Bday

Happy 46th birthday SINGAPORE!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Afternoon Delight

By Joseph and Nabela, Bohol wedding singers, best cover so far...


Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight
My motto's always been, when it's right it's right
Why wait until the middle of the cold dark night

When everything's a little clearer in the light of day
and we know the night is always gonna be there anyway

Thinking of you's working up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite
And the thought of rubbin' you is gettin' so excited

Sky rocket's in flight, afternoon delight
Afternoon delight, afternoon delight

Started out this morning feeling so polite
tryin to catch a fish who wouldn't bite
But i guess im bait a waitin'
And I think I might try nibbling a little afternoon delight

When everything's a little clearer in the light of day
and we know the night is always gonna be there anyway

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite
Sky rocket's in flight, afternoon delight
Afternoon delight, afternoon delight

please Be waiting for me, baby, when I come around
We can make a lot of lovin' 'til the sun goes down

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite
And the thought of lovin' you is getting so exciting

Sky rocket's in flight, afternoon delight
Afternoon delight, afternoon delight
Afternoon delight, afternoon delight

Monday, August 1, 2011

My BALI experience (part II)

The 3rd day at Bali was beach day for us. We rented the same car and this time we only paid 400,000 Rupiah for the whole day. We visited 5 beaches as suggested by our driver/guide, Nyuman.

First beach was for the water sports. We really didn't stay long since we didn't try any. I wanted the Flying Fish but it requires a minimum of 2 and I'm the only one interested, so we hopped to the next stop at Geger Beach, Nusa Dua. They have sunbeds there and we rented it for 20,000 Rupiah (112 PhP).


After two hours, we then proceeded to Padang Padang beach. There aren't many stores in the area so you better buy the things you need before you go here.


We then proceeded to the beautiful Dreamland beach, had so much fun here with the big waves, I literally rolled with the waves.


And to end the day, we went to one of the restaurants in Jimbaran and had a sunset dinner.

My BALI experience (part I)

July was indeed good to me. My trip to Bali went well and I had so much fun. I am so  thankful that I didn’t encounter any problems at Denpasar immigration but it's still so  unfair that only Filipinos are being thoroughly checked.

I departed from SG on the 28th of July, and took a 2hour and 40mins flight by ValuAir  (Jet Star). Upon arrival, I took a cab straight to my hotel,  Sayang Maha Mertha. Chanty and Joy were  already there when I arrived, they came from Bangkok. I know you can find many negative  reviews about this hotel, but this is a cheap hotel, so given the price, it's a  very good deal. Of course, you don't expect to get wine if you paid for water. It was  really basic- bed, shower, towels, soap, breakfast, small swimming pool and friendly  staff who can understand English. It's just a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, the  restaurants and bars, and there's also a convenience store nearby.

We spend the afternoon strolling in the streets of Legian area and walked their long beach line. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the beach, just relaxing, listening to the sound of the big waves and enjoying a good view of the surfers passing by(wink), while drinking a bottle of their famous Bintang beer.

The next day, we got up early and were able to book an affordable cab for 450,000 Rupiah (2,500 Php) for 10 hours. We're lucky to have a good driver and he can speak English well, too.  First stop is Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi:


We then proceeded to Ulun Danu, located in lake Beratan, Bedugul. It was very cold there,  and the place is beautiful. In this area you can find very cheap strawberries; you can  get a pack for 5,000 Rupiah (28 Php).


Next stop was at a Gitgit waterfalls.

We stopped for lunch and then proceeded to Ales Kedaton Monkey Forest. If you’re scared of monkeys, don't go there. And do not shop there, it's very expensive.

We then proceeded to Tanah Lot temple, with a spectacular view of the ocean and the rocks, plus a breathtaking sunset. This is also a good place to shop.