AJ Jorge August 7th, 2006
Sorry for the picture… the sand castle was still in progress when this photo was taken. We were not able to come back for the completed sand castle and take a picture of it. Anyway, this is the only picture that has “Boracay” on it, not to mention the date the picture was taken. ?
*warning picture-fest inside*
It all started last June 2006 I think when Cebu Pacific announced a 10peso flight promo. It was a book-now-fly-later-promo. Since Aug 2-4 fall on the fly-later part, we decided to book on those days. And yes, we were on Boracay during Pen’s Bday. Thankfully the storm Henry went out of the country exactly on our flight to Kalibo. The weather was superb and it felt like summer in Boracay minus the crowd of people.
It was a glorious flight enroute to to Boracay. There was absolutely no sign of rain or even dark clouds. Prior to our flight day, we were very anxious of the weather. I would monitor the weather report over at the Pag-asa website and check the storm Henry every now and then. Just to be sure, we both brought our jackets and Pen brought a folding umbrella in case it would pour over at Boracay. The sky was still cloudly but it was the first day that the sun was out.
Walking to the plane. Who the heck took this picture?
When we got to Boracay, we checked-in our resort (btw, not worth mentioning as Pen and I gave it a 5 out 10 because of it’s location relative to the best part of the island) and had lunch in one of the bar/restaurant there. Then of course, we walked the beach front and took pictures along the way. You know, it’s always hard to get pictures of both of us with me or Pen holding the camera. Good thing that we both mastered the art of taking pictures using the ala-tsamba method. This is why we really miss our Sony digicam and it’s swivel screen feature.
Aha! Weird ba na naka-jacket ako? Cold pa kasi sa beach dahil kakadaan pa lang ni Henry! -pen
Unfinished pa yung sand castle. Nakita ko sya nung gabi pero di na kami nakasingit sa mga nagppicture na Koreans…
This is the whole sand castle as shown in the first picture above. Locals would make the sand castle in the morning and have it as a ‘tourist attraction’ during the evenings. There’s even candles inside the castle to make it glow during the nights. Tourists who would want to have a picture taken with the castle would have to give donations to the locals.
Pen: Yummy yummy! I love fruit shakes! This is the place na inabuso namin, inom kami ng inom ng shakes! Sarap eh. Well, maski naman saan palaging fruit shake ang kaibigan.
AJ: You should never go to boracay without having the best drinks in the island. Jonah’s fruitshake. We had a total of 5 drinks during our stay there. Kahit na super layo siya sa resort namin, talagang dinayo namin para lang bumili ng shakes. Kapag summer o peak season, you have to wait for an hour before you can get your order. Eh since kami lang literally ang tao sa boracay, 5 minutes lang andyan na yung order. Ayun, inabuso namin kaya kami naka-lima. hehe.
Pen: Ah, we had Jonah’s recommended mushroom omelette with these shakes. Sarap!
AJ: Eto na rin ang ginawa namin breakfast. Bring on the calories for the day! Avocado-Mango for Pen while I had the Banana-Choco shake. Tapos may naka-post na Philippine Star article sa likod namin about Jonah’s, ni-recommend niya yung mushroom omelette kaya umorder na rin kami. Solb!
More picture taking…
Wading by the beach. Masarap yung feeling ng waves na tumatama sa yo. The beach front itself is long (or is it wide?). Basta malayo ang mararating mo bago umabot yung tubig sa dibdib mo.
Pen: Willie’s Rock at Station 1. Anlayo ng Pier 1 from our house! Kaya jogging kami everyday to get here. Maarte kasi gusto pa talaga yung best spot along the shore. Eh talagang Pier 1 ang da best yung sand. Badang Pier 3 kasi may kaunti (kaunti lang naman) na bato.
Pen: Nigi nigi nu nous e nu nu nous. Tama ba?
Pen’s all time favorite name of a bar. It cracks us up whenever we pass by this place. Weird name or another korean phrase? Aah, the mysteries of Boracay.