Sunday, June 26, 2011

Polyvore First Look : 062611 Rain Wont Hold Me Down

Travel Bug : Cebu Day 2 = Monterey Engagement! 2 of 11

Lil' Miss Photographer...?!    (c) LJ

Feel free to check out my CHICTOPIA Post --- Clicky on the Linky!    (c) LJ

An uber delayed post from My Cebu Weekend!

Briefly, Day 2 at Bantayan Island was spent island hopping!  While my friends were tanning, snorkeling, wading and what not, I was playing photographer and took pictures of the beach!  It was a good 5 hours or so and we were pretty much beat walking back to the hotel.  Luckily, dinner was just yummy so we had a hearty chat with a couple of drinks to follow.

This last night was pretty unforgettable for me cause I actually bought cookies that was already "opened" and I would never have known if my girlfriend's fiance, YAN YAN, hadn't seen it!!! CRAZY shiz, right? And i still get goosebumps when I remember! WAAAAH!

BUT the real highlight of this day was actually the engagement that took place while we were hanging at the Virgin islands.  Now, I don't know if I can talk about it at length but I think its safe to say that this trip was really for the couple, BIANCA and YAN YAN, and all of us are just excited that they're about to take their relationship one step further and seal the deal.  I have quite the respect for these two since they've been on a long distance relationship for a good 5 1/2 years already.  Now, if that's still not proof of commitment from these two, then I don't know what is!

Again, CONGRATULATIONS BIANCA and YAN YAN! Our certified LDR couple!

And to my Montereys, up next... lets wait and see!


P.S.  And no, I did not forget outfit check!

Bikini  :  H&M
Pants  :  PROMOD
Earrings  :  H&M
Shades  :  MARC JACOBS

As posted on CHICTOPIA!  Can't leave fashion at home now, can we?    (c) LJ

Mastering the fish braid! OH YEAH

Boat riders!  Thank goodness my fear of open water did not get the best of me!

Its a goofy kind of beach set up
Monterey Attendance Check : LJ, KWEY, me, SAMMIE, BIANCA

Nails look so pretty in the water!

And our favorite time of the day... story-telling!!!

Sun made me tired and there's nothing like napping at the beach!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

MY 1st BLOGSARY! I Want a Treat!


Just checked on the dates and I'm still reeling from the fact that I've somehow managed to sustain a blog for 1 MONTH!  And really, this is quite a feat for me since this isn't really the first time I've tried blogging BUT this is the first time, I'm actually able to maintain one!  Virtual snaps for me!

Now, to celebrate this feat, I'm torn between giving away GCs or accessories from my personal brand, WHITE CALF or helping a friend by means of styling instead... Hmmm...  I'm giving myself until the end of June to carry out this task! 

Now... all I have to do is pick randomly from my facebook friends list!  Easy, right?  I'd probably end up choosing by next week so I can also tailor-fit the prize to the winner.


A very happy me after 1 month of blogging!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Travel Bug: Bantayan Beach Photo Diary

While my friends were out wading and snorkeling, had some time to take photos of the beach and the sky!  I'm quite the self confessed astronomy dork so I really enjoyed taking these pictures which help remind me of calm, laid back days! That's THE LIFE!

Hope you enjoy going through the photos as much as I do!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Travel Bug: Take Me to CEBU!

Finally a beach trip Summer 2011

This is LOVE!

Ever since young, its like I always get bitten by a travel bug.  Can't really stay in one place very long and even if it means just walking to the next block, I'm one to do it if it means just "getting someplace else".  If I probably had most of the money in the world (not all, cause that's just crazy, right?), I'd spend my time traveling and experiencing the world's cultures, helping out in communities, check out local cuisines and dabble in a little shopping (okay, maybe a lot of shopping! HA)

For this trip out, it was time to go local.  Apart from Bacolod, I can't really remember travelling South of the archipelago so heading over to Cebu was a definite first for me.  We were a party of 7 - 2 couples and 3 singlies (well, if you want to get technical - 1 is engaged, another is in a relationship and the other is single and ready to mingle - try to spot the who!)  We were set to spend 2 days at the beach over at Bantayan Island and the last day was a random stroll through Cebu City.

The plane trip to was about an hour and then to the port was another 2 hours.  From the port, we took a ferry to Bantayan Island which took us about another hour and all in all, travel time was an estimated 4 hours so not bad really.  What was a challenge though was baggage! (nothing new for me really since I could never learn to travel light!) BUT what was most interesting for this trip was having to travel with NO CHECK IN luggage! Crazy right? So I pretty much had to squeeze in all I could in 7kg of hand carry allowance and... SUCCESS!!!

Finally settling in at the CouCou Lodge was comfortable since the rooms were well kept and the bathroom was just as I would like it - well lit and squeaky clean!  Was roomies with KWEY and SAM (awful that FRAN missed out but work got in the way...) and after freshening up, headed out for a stroll by the shore and some good old quality hangout session.  After playing model with my favorite photography-lovin' couple, LJ and PAELO, took part in our first ever sandball fight (same concept as a snowball fight only with sand! A must try!!!) where BIANCA and YAN YAN joined in (well YanYan, was off swimming once the "fight" started).  As you could guess, that took a lot out of us and we ended up tired and slumped.  Had seafood for dinner, a few drinks and called it a night!

Carefree and relaxed... just what I needed!

Cheers to Day 1!

Bikini  :  H&M
 Shorts  :  FOREVER XXI
Sandals  : TOPSHOP
Hat  :  H&M
Accessories  :  DUBAI Souk, WHITE CALF
Shades  :  MARC JACOBS

Check out our ride! This is how we roll... laughing! HA!
Cou Cou Lodge

Purse Prime Company Outing
Getting to know my camera better... Big Thanks to PAELO!
Just could NOT leave the accessories at home
Just some outfit shots! FULL POST on my CHICTOPIA

BIANCA's craving for ice cream...???
Jumping Competition with LJ!
Feel the tension... Competitive!
Cloudy at the beach as it nears sunset...
Chats over dinner!
Toasting to milkshakes!

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