Last part of the my photoblog series of our family vacation in Boracay.
Serene Boracay Sanda
We have really enjoyed this trip in Boracay and our family is looking forward to more trips like this in the future. Maybe not in the next two years as we are expecting another addition to our small family soon. I am looking forward to welcoming my new nephew in the next few days. Just a little trivia, whenever a new member to the family is coming, my brother and sister-in-law always make sure to visit Boracay.
Greenery, All The Time
Sun Kissed Blush
One last time to enjoy the serene white sands and enjoy the lasting summer vibe from this island.
Last Moments in Boracay
Last Snack in Boracay, Bingsu
‘Til the next pose & post! (And Boracay beach trip!) ☺
The beach is a happy place for me and what really makes me happy is that one of the best beaches in the world is just an hour airplane ride away from Manila (well, of course minus the traffic en route to the NAIA).
Legit Coffee in Boracay
As You Have Knows, I Am A Coffee Lover
My Fave in Little Wave
Just a continuation of my visual diary/ photo blog of our family vacation in Boracay last June 2017 which is the tail-end of summer.
I have been to Boracay multiple times before but mostly with friends. This vacation is totally different as I am with my family. This only proves that Boracay is more than a facade of party scene. You can choose to have the whole day of activity followed by slow night enjoying food that Boracay offers while taking in the sea breeze.
Let Me Sit On White Sands
Paraw Party Over There
Fave Color Combination
Ripples, Colors and Sunset
We have decided to visit Puka Beach as I think I was the only one one in my family who was ever been there. Puka Beach is the more quiet, serene part of Boracay or not really. Well, it has changed a lot from my visit last year.
Our summer started a little bit late that the usual. I feel like I we do not have a summer at all. I think this is the first time that I was not able to visit a beach destination in the last 5 years on the months of March to May. Really a bummer, right?
So, you wonder why I this blog entry in the first place? My family has decided that we will visit Boracay on the month of June when Summer is officially over but that did stop us from having a fun time on the famous little island.
Window Seat Always
This entire series is a photo diary of sort. I do not have long narrative about Boracay and normally when I am in the island, I just enjoy the time though it’s different this time around as this is the first time I was able to visit Boracay with my family.
Part two and second day of our trip to this wonderful place in Bataan, Philippines.
Chillin’ And Windblown Hair
Lights in The Noon
One day is not enough to take in what Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar offers. There are a lot to see and every corner of this property is instagrammable.
Time Travel Thru a Tram
The walking tour from the first day almost covered what you want to see in the whole property and we used our second day like our own personal time to look more closely to the different houses and appreciate the architecture and design a little bit more.
Wide Space, Cobblestone and Pink Haired Me
Believe it or not, we were not able to come near the beach as we were too busy with taking in the beauty of the entire place. Too bad that I even brought some swimwear but in the end was not able to use them. Maybe I’ll use them on my next beach trip instead.
One of My Ultima Fave Spots in Las Casas
This quick and somehow educational trip is a way to start my summer (or maybe the only summer trip I have this year 😂) and I see myself in the near future that I’ll be coming back to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar to see the new houses and attraction this place has to offer.
After so much time, I got the chance to blog again.
Since, this was way long overdue, I was still sporting pink pastel hair and still kinda long. I already moved to kind of dark brown silky shiny hair. There are just those time that you will feel that you need to move on and have a change.
The entire look is still very summer despite that this was taken early March: from stripped top, baggy (ahjumma-kinda look) pants to juicy blushed face.
Waiting for a Summer Breeze
Stripes are staple to my closet and I have tons of them. This stripped shirt is from H&M. Baggy straight pants are trendy nowadays and we even sometimes joke around that it is kind of reminscent of “ahjumma” style. I think I have been watching a lot of K-Drama recently tho. Straight baggy cropped pants are just perfect for summer season as it is relaxed and can easily mixed with almost everything. Lastly, finished the look with a clean beige slip-ons from Cotton On.
‘Til the next pose & post!
PS. Summer is in full bloom here in the tropics. I honestly wish we have spring or autumn over here.
Cebu is known to house some of the best beaches in the Philippines. Being a beach lover myself, I will never pass the chance to visit one of the beach spots gaining popularity in Cebu. I’ve heard about this place a couple of years back, thanks to one of my closest college friends who is a Cebuana but raised in Manila (which by the way you can visit her blog by clicking HERE). I’ve been waiting about this part of my Cebu trip and definitely an icing on top of a great trip we had.
For our last iterinary in Cebu, we went to Bantayan Island in Sta. Fe, Cebu. Bantayan Island has its own rustic charm as if time slows down when you are in this area. It is quickly gaining popularity among beach lovers and travellers alike. Though this is not a travel blog which normally gives directions and tips about the places I’ve visited, my blog is more of a personal online space for me to diary my travels and for the readers to find inspiration to travel as well. I’ll leave it to professionals to come-up with a legit travel blog.
The Virgin Island
Bantayan Island houses a lot nice beaches and even the beach front of Anika Beach Resort, where we stayed, boasts pristine white sands.
One of the orders of business is to visit Virgin Island. We hopped on a boat instead and visited Virgin Island.
This is The Virgin Island
With College Friends
I did not set any expectations for this visit in Virgin Island as I do not know that this small island exists or even part of our iterinary. I have to say that this is a must visit place in Bantayan.
Virgin Island feels like you were castawayed from the busy society. Perfect place to get a tan, enjoy the white sands & clear water and just enjoy.
Long overdue part two of my blog post of my beach trip in Laiya, Batangas.
For our second (and last day) of this quick getaway, we have decided to wake up early to catch the sunrise. The previous day, we were excited to catch the sunset but it so happened that Laiya in on the other side of the sunset. Upon learning that, we have decided to ring our alarm early so that we can catch the glory of sunrise. You could have known by now that everytime I go on beach trip, I never watching the sun rises and sets.
There is something about sunrise and sunset that I find amazing. Both time of the day exudes romantic and optimistic feel. Aside from that, this is the perfect time to have your photos taken, more commonly known as “Golden Hour”. Most people opt to enjoy golden hour during sunset (given the time) over sunrise. Though both time of the day provides a soft light and shadows to any photos which gives an automatic filter (without using one and less post-production process for photos).
Also for the second day, we have the chance to enjoy the pool and see more what Sabangan Resort has to offer. We really love the ambiance as if you are in a secluded jungle because of the big trees surrounding the area.
Serene and Waiting
I really had fun with this beach trip with my best friend. Thanks to her, we have shared precious memories and thanks to my best friend that I have Instagram worthy and blog worthy pictures.
Come and Get It
Sitting and Smiling
Footprints In the Sands
You can get in touch with Sabangan Beach Resort by clicking HERE.
I love beach trips. You could probably say by now that beach trips are my kind of vacation. These kind of trips are more memorable if shared with a best friend who will also be your photographer and constant “talk-mate”.
Though it has not been long since our last beach trip together, my college best friend is currently not based here in the Philippines. So we always make sure that whenever she’s back in town, that we book this kind of mini vacation.
For this weekend trip, we decided to visit one of the nearest beach destination in the Metro. Quite honestly, the term “near” is somewhat not appropriate given the travel time (including the horrendous traffic in the Metro plus the actual travel time) and the proximity of the beach destination.
We have visited Laiya, Batangas. Laiya is a sleepy town/ muncipality in Batangas known for its beach and resort accomodations. There are plenty of resorts to choose from but we have decided to stay in Sabangan beach Resort.
Sabangan Beach Resort boasts a nature style ambiance with modern amenities. Another great thing about the resort is it has its own beach front which is a a must consider when choosing or booking for this kind of trip/ vacation.
Day 2 of my short travel series in Laiya coming soon.
This probably the quickest that I’ve blogged so far. Just arrived from an out of town trip last night with my college best friend and I’ve already done a little bit of edit and draft. This is a really good sign.
This is the first outfit blog from my recent trip in Batangas (where else but to the beach). We are so lucky to be living in a tropical country that makes it far from impossible to visit a beach whenever you want to. Well, except maybe for a few days when rain is unbearable.
Summer in September
Close Up and Make Up Look
Recently, I have this fascination with blue tones. Whenever I do my shopping, blues always attract my eyes. I also think that blues mixes well with my peach/ pink hair. The combination of blues and pinks brings a more youthful feel.
Backdrop: Sabangan Resort in Laiya
Sleeveless Top from H&M. Black Swim Shorts from H&M. Matte Black Shades from Sunnies. Straw Hat from Forever21.