Monday, August 29, 2011

Bohol Getaway- Dumaluan Beach Resort 2

Because of miscommunication through text messaging, 3 of my relatives booked a flight to Bohol 4 days earlier than our flight so the day we arrived was the day they departed from Bohol. Nevertheless, we had a splendid and fun vacation though it was just the 4 of us. I scoured the internet for a place to stay and picked Dumaluan Beach Resort 2 because of its proximity to Bohol Beach Club. Actually, I tried to book at Bohol Beach Club first but since it was peak season, no rooms were available that time. I reserved 2 Deluxe rooms at Dumaluan Beach Resort 2 for Php 2,600/ night with free breakfast buffet. Rooms were decent enough and equipped with cable TV, small refrigerator, aircon, bathroom with bathtub and water heater. We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights. Food were expensive so we had to go to Dumaluan Beach Resort 1 if we'd like to eat.

I love the relaxed atmosphere here!

We arrived 3 hours early so we had to wait for the previous occupants to vacate our reserved rooms.

Just hanging out.

We rented a Kayak but we were having a hard time balancing. I prefer the plastic one coz this wooden Kayak was a bit heavy and hard to manipulate. We just had our picture taken riding this kayak then we gave it to someone else. lol!

The beach looks beautiful in the morning when it's low tide!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

More Bentos

Though sometimes my niece Ykaie can't finish eating everything in her snack box specially if she had a big breakfast, she eats the leftovers when she gets home from school. One time she proudly showed me her empty snack box coz she has eaten everything but the cute food picks were also gone! Oh no! lol! She gave them to her classmate who wanted to have them. I told her not to give away her bento accessories coz most of them are not available in the Philippines. Most bento accessories I purchased online came directly from Japan, HK and Malaysia.

Ykaie in her red school uniform. She wears yellow uniform every tuesdays and thursdays.

Pig Bento
frozen blackberries, kiwi , pig shaped chicken hotdog, chicken nugget, corn, candy

Chick Bento
Stir fried noodles and quail egg chicks

Bear Bento
fusilli pasta with pesto sauce,mini ham flowers, bear shaped pesto garlic bread. diced kiwis, pomelo and a gummy bear

Smiley bento
smiley onigiri, chicken hotdog egg roll ups, pork barbecue, homemade meatloaf slice, flower shaped dragon fruit

Bear Bento
Frozen blackberries and diced green apples, grapes, strawberry chocolate candies, blue potato chips, peanutbutter sandwich

Fish Bento
orange segments, frozen blueberries, ube-keso pinwheels, fish shaped chicken nugget with chicken hotdog tail, knick knacks strawberry coated biscuits

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Award Time

My fellow blogger Stevehan of Artistic World has graciously presented me the Commendable Comments Award for being an honest blog commentator. I feel so honored to receive this! Thank you so much!

Another award from Witchy Crazy Mommy who was kind enough to nominate me. A big Thank you for this award!

The Rules
1. Thank and link back to the blogger who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass it along to at least 15 fabulous bloggers
4. Contact the bloggers you awarded to let them know about the award

7 things about me

1. I never paint my fingernails.
2. I never go to bed when I should.
3. I love the beach but I don't really know how to swim. lol!
4. I have 2 siblings.
5. I love to sew and reconstruct T shirts.
6. I love to collect single pieces of cute tableware.
7.I'm trying to stay away from Coke Zero but I couldn't!

It's my pleasure to pass this award to these fantastic bloggers:

Shenny's Mommy of Shenny Hau Diary
Michi of Michi Photostory
Rome of Romepedia
J of Not Just a Food Blog
Mommy Razz of Welcome to my World
Stevehan of Artistic World
Genejosh of Adventures with Hyzyd and Beyond
Bluedreamer27 of Bluedreamer's Top Five
UmmiRosma of UmmiRosma
Ishmael of Before The Eastern Sunset
Love Joice of Love Joice
Pinayrichmom of Mommy's Playpen
Arvin of Written Feelings
Alice Law of My little Sprouts

Many thanks to Love Joice for bestowing me with these 2 awards. I am pleased to received these award from you!
Maraming salamat din kay Em for giving me the sunshine award! muah!

Favorite color: green
Favorite animal: dog
Favorite number:5
What perfume am I using right now? Bvlgari Omnia Amethyste
Something you always wear with you and identifies you: shades? well... nothing really.
What’s your passion? photography and baking
Getting or giving presents? both
What was the last eyeshadow you used? none
Favorite day of the week: Sunday
Are your nails painted right now? Just the toenails.

I'm sharing these awards with the following friends:

Tine of
Kristeta of Kalokang Buhay ng Isang pinay sa Ukay
Peachy of The Mommy who Never Sleeps
MaxiVelasco of Ovah Coffee
Lelay of Laugh with God today
Apple of A Taste of Apple
Witchy Crazy Mommy of Witchy Crazy Mommy
SunnyToast of Sunny Toast

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ocean Adventure, Subic Bay

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Ocean Adventure! There are a few shows throughout the day which are all worth a view. I personally enjoyed the dolphin friends show and we had a chance to have our picture taken with a dolphin. All the shows were quite entertaining. I hope next time we can experience the beach or swim encounter with the dolphins!

Entrance fee:
Children 12 yrs old below- Php 440

We found Nemo!

Walk on the Wild Side Show: a show featuring animals from the wildlife.

Sea Lion Marine Patrol Show

Sea Lion Photo Encounter: They used my camera and took 8 shots
1-3 pax Php 350
4-5 pax Php 550

Dolphin Friends Show

They let the kids touch the dolphin

Dolphin Photo Encounter: We got 2 photos which they burned to a CD
Solo Php 500
2 pax Php 650
3 pax Php 800
4 pax - Php 950

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Camayan Beach Resort, Subic Bay

Our second day was spent at Camayan Beach Resort. The beach was ok but I wasn't impressed at all. The beach was a bit rocky,  not a great stretch of sand that you can walk along. What I liked about the place was the view of the mountains in the background. There are other activities that you can do here such as snorkeling, biking in the forest, water gladiator, kayaking in the mangroves and wreck diving.

Day trip Entrance fee:

nieces wearing matching dress

Sunblock girls

my nephew and 4 nieces got henna tattoos for Php100- 150 each

Having fun while waiting for the fire dancers. Notice "the grudge" ? lol!

Ykaie posing with the band performing in the background

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Zoobic Safari, Subic Bay

Our Subic Bay adventure happened 2 months ago. My cousin accommodated us for 4 days. We arrived at 12 noon so we had lunch before heading off to our first destination: Zoobic Safari!

Some of the foods that were served:

Spicy Mussels with basil and leeks

Baked Tuna

Sauteed Shrimps

Calamares with fried basil leaves

Sporting our animal print clothes. No, we are not that prepared for this trip. lol!

Entrance fee:
Kids 3ft-4ft- Php400
Kids below 3 ft- free entrance

A tour guide was assigned to our group. We had a wonderful 2 hour tour experience though it was scorching hot that day. The kids got to feed the birds, camel, goats and bearcats.

The Zebra Tram that took us to the different Safari attractions.

At Croco Loco, crocodiles can be fed by dangling a piece of meat on a fishing pole

Nieces feeding the goats

Ykaie feeding the camel

Boarding the Tiger Safari Jeep

We bought raw chicken for Php200 to feed the tigers. The guide threw a piece of meat on the roof of the vehicle. The tiger quickly jumped on the roof to grab the chicken. We can see through the glass part of the roof. It was a thrilling experience!

One of the highlights of our tour was having our picture taken with a tiger cub. This photo was taken by my cousin. One of my nieces was so scared. So was I! lol! I wasn't even looking at the camera during the photoshoot. Oh well no one will ever notice since I was wearing shades. I made sure the feeding bottle stayed in it's proper place. The cub actually ran out of milk but was still sucking! I was like...OMG I don't want to lose an arm! lol! The handler assured me it was ok, then the photographer took 1 last shot.

This is the actual photo. The photographer took 4 shots and we got to choose one which they printed out. (Price: Php540) We truly enjoyed our visit to Zoobic Safari. I can say that it's well worth a visit!
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