Friday, December 28, 2012

I'm baaaaaack! --- Boracay at a Glance

Back from Boracay!  Actually... we got back on the 26th.  It was a fun/rainy/tiring trip.  So much things have happened, both good and bad, and I can't wait to share everything with all of you!  Let's start off with the bad, so that we can leave it behind.  Actually, the trip was pretty good, I enjoyed it immensely after being away from Boracay for 13 years.  The only bad thing occurred on the last day, as we were about the leave for Manila.  The island was on typhoon watch; typhoon Quinta was to hit during the afternoon but it was already signal #1 by the time we woke up.  Our flight was scheduled to depart at 1:30PM, but when we got to the Caticlan airport by 10:45AM, we were told that all flights were cancelled and we are to ride the service to go to the Kalibo airport.  1 and a half hours away.  So yes, we took the service and when we got to the Kalibo airport at 12:40PM, we were then told that our plane has not yet arrived and there is still no advise as to when we are to fly.  Nothing to do but wait.  Tick tock, tick tock... 3 hours flew by... then 5... Hundreds (or maybe more than a thousand?) of  people we cramped up into the tiny airport, slowly beginning to become impatient.  By this time we have already eaten all the instant noodles/hotdogs/chocolates/water at the airport snack bar, combed through the airport gift shops and memorized the airport map.  Other flights (SeaAir, Airphil Express) have already left.  Us?  Still no advise and no sign of the Cebu Pacific plane.  On the 7th hour of waiting, there was finally an announcement that our plane will be arriving shortly.  It was a short sigh of relief because after that, Mom got a call that our 8 year old black labrador, Kobe has suddenly passed away.  No sickness whatsoever.  Can this be a sign?  Some people say that when house pets suddenly pass away, it means that they took your place to get you out of harm's way.  It was indeed a sad, sad day.  We finally landed in Manila past 9:00PM.  It was bittersweet.  I guess in life there's always ups and downs.  There is nothing perfect but if we learn how to deal with the bad things, then we will come out as the winner in the end.  

Sorry for the extra long post!  Now on to the good stuff!  Here are a couple shots of our whirlwind trip to Boracay!  Expect a lot more detailed posts ahead!  Enjoy! :) 

1.  Boarding pass to paradise
2.  First glimpse of Boracay
3.  The airport
4.  Shuttle 
5.  At the waiting lounge
6.  First meal in Boracay
7.  Let's volt in!  LOL.  Cute mosquito patches!
8.  Amazing lights at The District
9.  Human statues
10.  Lounging at the Shangri-La Boracay
11.  My sandy feet
12.  Do it yourself Pina Colada
13.  My Real Coffee Calamansi Muffins!
14.  Sand Art
15.  The taste of Chori Burger without bun
16.  ATV
17.  Monitor Lizard at the Aviary
18.  My best baywatch impression LOL
19.  Typhoon Quinta showing prowess
20.  The crowd forming at the Kalibo Airport

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