[Western Visayas 2018] Bacolod / Talisay Day 1

We would try every summer to do a road trip with kids. Last year it was Eastern Visayas so I guess that’s why we’re doing the Western Visayas this time.

We went down to Toledo and boarded Lite Ferries to San Carlos city.

Crossing to Bacolod from San Carlos City is always a fun drive. I noticed that there’s a lot of coffee shop now lining along this way. We’ll try to stop over one of them in coming back.We’re staying in Nature’s Village Resort, which Meg declared as her most favorite hotel.

I like it because it’s just 500m away from The District North, an Ayala Mall. This is not our first time so we kind of just picked up on the places we remember that the kids like.L’ Sea Dimsum for lunch because you’d never go wrong with dimsum when it comes to the kids.

Thankfully, she came out empty-handed. She was disappointed tthatthe book volume she was looking for is not availablez 🙂My kid 1&2 are definitely no longer babies; they no longer look forward to swimming pool. Only kid 3 now only asked to go swimming. 😭Dinner was something new at Rau Ram Vietnamese Restaurant. Mark and I love it! Charot! But it did not impress the kids though except for #kid3.

SG 2018 Day 5

I hate midnight / dawn flight schedules going home because it felt like my whole day is wasted being “in between.” Like, I could not do much because of time constraint so I just ended up getting antsy and not doing any thing. But I cannot complain because cheap tickets; though, I’m not sure if the “savings” is really worth it.So let me just selfie!Anyhow, Cebu Pacific is now in Terminal 4 of Changi Airport. It’s their new terminal, I guess. It’s my first time. With all its artsy fartsy, it’s pretty, no doubt! We stumbled upon a signage “The Canteen,” it’s like eatery place for the airport staff but open for public. And, Mark was not so amused with the food I ordered.

SG 2018 Day 4

I have this 3-day maxed out for SG; after 3 days, I’d get lethargic staying longer in SG. I just wanna go home!!! Charot!

After 3 days, seeing 14 bus stops in my ride / maps apps would make me whine already why it’s so far, such a long ride as if I’m not used to jeepney rides. I guess that’s make me frustrated because I’d expect everything to be faster in 1st world but then it’s not really; it’s probably just more “luxurious or comfortable” but still getting around takes quite of your TIME.

In short, it’s just probably how you react to things. I mean if you cannot be happy in Philippines, I dunno what’s the chance that you’d be happy in another place.

After 3 days, I covered every top things I wanna do in SG. So…

Meanwhile, when in SG, you can most probably just see me in Golden Dragon Store, People’s Park Center with the #titasof SG.

After 3 days, I bought every dollar-worth of crochet gears of Golden Dragon Store just so I could loiter in their craft area every day.

And, yes, it’s lovely to see familiar faces!!!

SG 2018 Day 3

When friends move for “good…” I can’t help but get excited, but at the same time also 😭😭😭.

I got to thirdwheel with these 2 when they signed up for their place in SG. I could not help but feel a bit envious of how to be young and free… Charot! 🙂

I always wonder how it is to relocate and live in a different country or city for few years. With 3 big kids, moving to a new place would be such a big circus act. I love Cebu; I just wonder how living in a different city for few years would contribute in shaping my kids up.

But gaaahhh 80k+++pesoses/month for an HDB unit, at least P200meal/person at hawker, 🙄🙄🙄. But yeah, why not. 🙂

And if ever, I wanna live somewhere in Lornie Road or near Macritchie Trail. Charot!

Sometimes SG makes me feel like I’m entering a MEPZA place with all its signages. If SG would be a boyfriend, he’s like all rules, but then you can always break it. Chos!

This trip, it seems like there are a lot of upgrades in SG’s public facility and services. Even Mushroom Cafe, which was blaaaahhh, is now not-so blahhh! 🙂They don’t mince with their words.

SG 2018 Day 2

After a few missed and wrong bus rides, I got “home” at Lornie Road at almost 7pm, which still looks like 5pm. There’s an airbnb place in this road that has been our “home” every time we’re in SG.

After a few times of coming to SG, I kinda have a settled into a routine of things/places to do and go: People’s Park CENTER in Chinatown and Plaza Singapura for Spotlight & Daiso. They’re just 2.5km away so I could just walk it or bus it.

But on this day, I only was in Plaza Singapura because it’s holiday, and the store I wanted to be in People’s Park Center is closed.

Queenstown Mall is where a friend once brought me for a chicken curry. It has just then became a go-to-eat place for me.

My SG itinerary is really getting boring. 😂😂😂

SG 2018 Day 1

The necessities. This has been our go-to place to stay in SG because it’s right across MacRitchie Trail, but is nowhere near convenient to going to the center of SG. Adam Food Center. The nearest hawker to our place which is 70% populated with Indian food stalls.Cold Storage, right across the Adam Food Center. It has been the routine to go to this grocery to buy some anemic looking bananas imported from the Philippines as our way of supporting our economy.Nothing beats the convenience of public services in SG, not that I’d been to a lot of cities. Out airbnb host is just the sweetest, and smartest. She would from time to time recommend / lend book ti Mark.

Chopsticks & Yarnbombs

We went to Lapu-lapu City earlier today to take a photo of my kids with the crochet installation / yarnbomb or as the Pueblo Verde officially calls it Ganchillo Artistico.

But first food…

Finally, I got to try Oriental Spice Gourmet restaurant in Lapu-lapu. Few friends said this resto serves legit Asian dishes.

Our ordered dishes were “saksak sinagol.” Feel free to ask the staff to recommend dishes that would go well with one another.

Then to the crochet installation I helped out with. Yeah, this is BIG DEAL for me! 😍
OPPA!!

And, some buying stuff was done!

#032: attempt at summer activity

I dunno if it’s my age-ing or because of traffic that I get lazy sending kids to summer clinics. I used to go around bringing each one of them to their own summer chuchu (though #kid3 always ends up being bundled w/ either kid 1 or 2) but these days, gaaahhhh!!!

Anyhow, I’m feeling guilty so I finally dragged myself to get kids 1-3 out the house into the city for some summer-ish activity; though why should I feel guilty? I think I end up perfectly fine without those summer clinic chuchu. But of course, I got a big playground back in Badian during my childhood.

#032

I haven’t blogged about Cebu like “dear diary” kind of like it’s 2004.

I went downtown in Manalili, which I frequent lately because I need to buy yarn supplies for the yarn bombing, which I felt like I’m no near having enough granny squares.

We had lunch at Cyma after a long time. I love Cyma but I can hardly recommend it to visiting friends because it’s not really a Cebu brand.

Then, I’m so happy to find that Micky’s still exist. I thought they’re gone. They just actually move to a new place. But I miss their old interiors. And, honestly, I’m not sure if coffee and food tastes are maintained. But I’m just happy to seem they’re still alive! 🙂

[Bohol, Philippines] Day 3: Favorite Spot

I think I finally found my soulmate in Bohol, and that’s Guindulman town. I love the not popular beach in the resort we’re staying. Well, the whole town is actually not that popular to tourist.

It was near the Alicia Panoramic Park, and most of all, it has a nearby hill to trek.

It’s also close to Jagna, and Anda. I don’t know why I have to list this but Jagna has a port with boats going to CDO & Camiguin, and Anda for its beach.