Mobile upload from last week. Spa day @ Sonya’s Garden, Tagaytay for Tekno Trip. Tried out their Signature Massage which was a combination of Swedish, Shiatsu & Thai :)
P.S. I still have my tan, see??? Haha
WIth my band @ Jill’s, Fort Strip for “Tuesdays with Abby”. With Ian Tan on bass, James Corre on percussion & Edil Luyon on guitars.
Here we go, here we go!!! Say Wuht’s back, ya’ll!
Shot our come back episode this afternoon! Watch out for it this coming Friday, June 10th, yi, yi!
“It’s Super Comeback-able”
“Spread your wings but don’t dare to fly”.
With one of the fruit bats at the Fairways & Bluewater Butterfly Garden during our Tekno Trip shoot in Boracay.
This place is beautiful & serene, something which I found to be more appealing compared to the hustle & bustle that usually takes place along the main beach strip. It wasn’t at all difficult to be “one with nature” there because the place was practically secluded — Peaceful, relaxing & pure.
Puka beach is called such because of the Puka shells that are abundant in that place. The sand is a bit brownish and not as fine as those found in White Beach but it still felt good to walk in… Even with the mini shells all over the shore.
A bunch of boys chilling in the beach after their bike ride. I like this shot… It looks orchestrated and choreographed… But not.
It was very windy and drizzling when we went… Sarap! Oh, and see how my bandana matches the blue waters of the sea? So gorgeous.
It was my very first time in Puka Beach and being there was such an extraordinary experience for me. I dunno but everything about that place just reminded me of God’s majesty. The sun shining through the thick clouds, the cyan blue sea, the powerful waves & strong winds… God’s presence everywhere… Tranquility amidst nature’s strength — It was amazing. Will definitely be coming back.
I’ve tried the Zorb before but it was in a different place. This time, I got to try the one at Fairways & Bluewater.
I really liked the scenery there ‘cause right beside the Zorb was a gorgeous, secluded beach with a nice view of a ‘holed’ part of the island. Haha, that’s the best I could do to describe what I saw.
You may try the ‘hydro zorb’ or the ‘harness zorb’. With the hydro zorb, you simply slide around the ball with water in it. For the harness zorb, two people are strapped at opposite parts of the ball while you tumble down the hill.
I tried both zorbs but I enjoyed the harness one more… Felt kinda dizzy afterwards but super laugh trip naman while we were going down the hill! It was my first time to try this one whereas I’ve had the chanve to experience the hydro zorb before with my friends. Sobra ko rin namang naenjoy nung una kong gawin yun.
Inulan kami while we were there at grabe, ang lakas na nung waves! Pero hindi naman siya nakakatakot… Ang ganda parin kasi nung pagkablue nung dagat, ang sarap parin niyang pagmasdan. Nakakaenganyo ngang lumangoy eh kaso sabi nila delikado na raw.
Green grass parallel to me, parallel to the railing, parallel to the sea… Hehe, natuwa lang ako sa kulay at pagka-fine nung damo.
If you’re ever in Boracay, try coming here! Sulit naman yung P350 nyo kasi kasama na dito yung shuttle service na pipickup at magdadala sa inyo sa location.
There are other activities at Fairways and Bluewater that you may try too. Meron rin silang Zipline at ATV. Feel free to call or text 09177663610 for your inquiries.
We were checked in at the Ambassador in Paradise Hotel in Station 1. It’s a ”5 star Resort nestled directly on one of the finest sand beaches in Southeast Asia, with 50 well appointed Guest Rooms and a luxurious Presidential Suite, all with personalized butlers”! Haha, I got that from their site. The hotel was really beautiful.
Shared the room with Lia — Soft & comfotable beds with super fluffy blankets, large flat screen tv, super cool AC… Aaand elephant shaped towels! Haha, ang hirap ng bumangon once makahiga na kami! Sarap matuuulooog… *Do Not Disturb*
Our bathroom. No divider between the toilet / faucet area and the shower area… Biiig space! Haha, uh… Yeah.
The view from our balcony… Suuuper ganda diba??? The beach front is right across those coconut trees. Yaaay :) Hehe, nakakakilig.
Anyway, if you wanna know more about this place — accommodations, rates, news & promos, you may checkout http://ambassadorinparadise.com.
Didn’t know our plane was gonna be this small… Hehe, Caticlan bound!
Looking over the blue horizon with my favorite music playing in the background. Lovin’ my Dr. Dre Beats! And my lavishly long lashes! Hehe, thanks to Wink Eyelash Extensions and my gorgeous friend Roxanne Barcelo! Kahit wala akong makeup basta ganyan kaganda at kahaba pilikmata ko, okay na! *wink, wink*
New found love for clouds. They’re so fluffy!!!
Boat ride to Boracay. See how the sun’s rays penetrate the clouds? So beautiful…
My very pretty & talented co-host Lia Cruz.
Aaand… Me. Hehe, Boracay here we come!!!
Since I got these bags from our Tekno Trip feature on Laguna, I have fallen in love with native / locally made products! From stylish bags, shoes, scarves & hats to random knick knacks that catch my attention, I now have a collection of very Pinoy, good quality products that I’m more than willing to support & promote.
* Proud to be Pinoy *
Was invited by Tito Ga (Direk Dante Nico Garcia) to sing and help out during their celebrity auction in Puerto Princesa Palawan last Feburary for the benefit of the out of school youth which he’s mentoring as film students there. Went with Nina, Sweet, the Cardio Boys & Nityalila.
Happy little-big me. Wala lang.
Was very excited cause I’ve never been to Palawan before. I wanted to see the Underground River!!! Unfortunately, our time there was very limited so hindi kami nakapunta… Ang ganda pa naman dun. Maybe next time.
This carrot cake from Rodics is sinful. Haha, I had two!!! *Oink, oink* So moist, so creamy, so yummy :) I love.
With mah home gurl Nina Marie de Torres. Hehe, I mishu!!!
Was asked to jam with the band during our first night there. FYI: Bilang isang mangaawit, sobrang natutuwa talaga ako kapag kumakanta ako. I dunno but somehow, I’m waaay past that stage of being shy when I’m asked to sing. Okay narin na kumapal na ng onti onti yung mukha ko over time… Wala na tuloy akong kyeme/hesitations whatsoever pagdating diyan. Haha, go lang ng go! :P Anyway, I sang “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel & “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morisette.
Oh my gosh, that night at Kinabuch’s!!! Haha, that was a very memorable night for me! Aside from Tita Ga, Nins & Sweet’s funny and VERY interesting stories, we had a looong talk about something that’s very personal to me. I ended up crying the whole night. Haha, WASAAAK. Syempre sa litratong to okay pa ko… Pero kung nakita nyo ko kinaumagahan? Susme. Maganga maga mga mata ko. Haha, ang pangeeet.
Mula pagtulog ko hanggang pag gising, iyak parin ako ng iyak. Medyo mabigat kasi naging usapan namin eh… Para sakin. Pero okay lang naman. Hehe, anyway, this tissue box, aside from it LITERALLY drying my tears away, it cheered me up with its very straightforward & Pinoy na Pinoy name. Haha, panalo.
The Cardio Boys: Maui Manalo, JB de Leon & Miko Pepito.
My BITAW brothers, the Cardio Boys, performed at the event too! They’re a buncha super creative & talented guys who make dancing extra fun with their comedy! Check them out at facebook.com/cardioboys — Cause Happy is for Everyboday!
Anyway, yeah, I was asked to sing at the celebrity auction… That doesn’t mean I could help out by shopping as well! Haha, I got this purple fedora hat for 250 bucks and these Zara pumps donated by Liz Uy for only 600 pesos!!! Daaang… Twas such a good bargain! Hehe, I also got a nice topshop top (how redudndant) donated by Eugene Domingo for only 100 bucks.
Had a few drinks before calling it a night. Here’s Tito Ga with his imitation of a former ‘special person’ in his life… Haha, yuuun naaamaaan eeehhh.
With Sweet during our tricycle ride back to the hotel room.
First time kong nakasama si Sweet sa Puerto Princesa. He was so much fun to be with! Super funny… But hella frank! Haha, daaaym… Thanks for making me cry! Haha, BOOO!!! I appreciated your concern though! Suuuper :) Til next time, Sweet!
Isang huling litrato… Isang malaking dahon. Haha, bow. Ano beeeh.
Babalik kami ulet sa October para sa pelikulang gagawin ni Tito Ga kasama yung mga film students nya. Exciting! Sana tuloy tuloy na yung success nung proyektong to —Para makatulong sa pagabot ng pangarap nung mga bata, at para narin sa ikauunlad ng Palawan at pelikulang Pilipino.
Speaking of Puerto Princesa, I hope you could help vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the 7 Wonders of Nature. All you have to do is text PPUR to 2861. Pinoy Pride, baaaybeee! For more information, you may visit facebook.com/wunderU. Thanks!
Spontaneously decided to go to the UP Fair with Gee last February. Would you believe? We spent more than a thousand bucks on those silly carnival games?! Haha, we had fun though! See? We even got prizes! And matching glasses :) Went home at around 3am.
We’ve reached half of 2011 and I’m trying to catch up with my blog posts by posting how the year started! Haha, I’m 6 months delayed but I’m trying to keep up… Hoping my past & current posts would somehow meet in the middle. Anyway, here are some photos from New Year’s Eve spent with close family & friends.
With my childhood friends Paola Lopez, Jerika Ejercito & my sisters Alexiss & Anna. Missing Gianna Antonio who’s already based in the States. We miss you, love!
Where everything began: My mom with her longtime friends Tita Arnie, Tita Cora, my Tita (Ninang) Jane and Tita Bebu.
Daaadddyyy!!! Love you, dad :)
All grown up: Jake, Jacob, Paola, Jerika, Ange, Alyssa, Yani, Stacey, Anna, Boyito, Leckie, Andi & me.
With my friends Nina de Torres & John Lozano @ Opus where I performed with DJ Funk Avy & Atticus King.
Hung out @ Members Only. With my sisters Alexiss, Anna & Yani.
2 of my bestfriends, Gee Canlas & JB de Leon.
Back at the hotel with Anna, Paola & Jerika. We didn’t plan our outifts!!! Haha
So far, this year has been awesome. Looking forward to greater things to come!
By the way! I got this really cute stuffed turtle as a prize at Enchanted Kingdom last yesterday! Shot two consecutive free throw shots… During my first try! Haha, I’m such a pro… ;)
I named him Myrtle the Turtle. Just look at those eyes!!! Hehe, so adorable.