To begin, I have to declare I miss my blog!!! I haven’t been sharing personal stuff lately but here goes. It’s probably not a surprise to family and friends (and those who I’m chums with in Facebook and Instagram) that I just came from Cebu ┌|≧∇≦|┘
I myself have planned this for soooo long with Anna – it was supposed to be last February, then March and finally, April!!! Swear I was already super deprived of travel and fun. ｏｒｚ
For this trip though, I was not alone because Ate Kams was game to come along~ Archie was a part of the plan, of course, but he has become very busy with his rakets. Srsly, he told me he had schedules!! How can I compete with that? Lels. And for Teejay-chan, call it bad timing but she just got home from Cebu too with her family. She spent her Holy Week there, so there you have it.
We scored plane tickets for 1k each (for the life of me, I feel so accomplished to be able to score such deals ㅋㅋ) and so, what was left was to just save up for pocket money, you know, for shopping. Hahaha that’s me (◕ฺー≦)ノ
Blabbering… Flight is April 17 at 7AM, so I was already at Ate Kams’s home in Laguindingan the night before to be near the airport. We were both getting giddy, without question, and time flew fast that night even though we were excited as heck~~
Kathleen and Dave came to pick us up. We had to wait for like, 20 to 30 minutes though, since these two came straight from work to fetch us. Lakas eh. Eeeeet love you, beshies ♡o｡.(✿ฺ｡ ✿ฺ)
We rode a taxi to Anna Mari’s home – she wasn’t there btw. She called me by the exact time we arrived and she was gushing over the phone (well, me too) that we’re in the same land right then and there. Haaaa. But she’s still working and we were set to meet that night after Ate Kams and I go through our plans (∩_∩)
First Destination: SIMALA
After setting our backpacks down and bringing only the essentials for the day, Kathleen went home to recharge while Dave accompanied us to the South Bus Terminal (and it’s near his place too, so convenient). We met Ate Kams’s friend from high school, Lasting. She’s going to Simala with us~ Yes, at least we have other company (゜ー゜＊）We walked a little bit to Citilink for the van hire. If we ride the bus, we will need to get off and ride a habal-habal to get to Simala itself. That’d be such a hassle and so, we decided to go for the 100php van. The disadvantage though is we were kept waiting there for a long time, since the vehicle had to be full first. Our goal was to get to Simala for the 12NN Friday mass but due to such circumstances, what can we do…
There were definitely a lot of people – it was just so hot, almost unbearable. I can only imagine the place with great buzz, especially during peak season such as Holy Week, for example. Hottt
Teejay told me beforehand that at Simala, we had to leave our footwear before going inside. Hence, I just wore slippers for easy removal and wearing ★ And I wore leggings but apparently, the guard thought it was too tight on me and gave me a cloth to cover my lower body. Then Ate Kams just suggested for me to use her long cardigan. Nevertheless, it’s embarrassing AND disturbing that the guard was checking out people’s bodies, including mine. Eew, please. *gags*
Going to churches and holy places strikes me because I just feel this immense sense of need and openness to the Lord. Like, I feel so weak and vulnerable, I just had to keep myself from crying. Waaaah
Honestly though, I’m not very much into saints and figurines, so I just prayed my heart out silently… ○ｏ｡..:*･(ｕωｕ人)･*:..｡ｏ○
Lasting is from Cebu, specifically, Dalaguete, which is nearby Simala – near meaning a long bus ride. Ughhh I hate road trips. Lels she suggested to take us to Dakong Bato, a resort there. It was already around 4PM that time and I was like, contradicting myself, because of course, I want to explore but Cebu main is 2 hours away. Our agreed plan was from Simala, we’d go back for Cafe Tiala with Kathleen~~ Huhuhu. Ate Kams told me about Dakong Bato after I was already so settled with said itinerary. I obliged beforehand since I didn’t expect we’d take so long in Simala. I imagined we’d be there until 2PM, go to Dakong Bato, then around 6PM, we’d set back to be able to have dinner with Kathleen and Anna perhaps, plus go to my very much coveted Cafe Tiala. Reality? （▼_▼メ）<– expression says it all
Second Destination: DAKONG BATO RESORT, DALAGUETE
It’s sort of an exclusive resort and the entrance fee was 100php. It has peaceful, private rest house feels ♪
It was greatly past lunchtime, so we were definitely hungry. With that, we directly headed to their resto. The waiter looked so bored out of his wits though, IDK. *shrugs*
This was around 7 or 8PM, while waiting for the bus. See how behind schedule we are (* _ω_)… And as we rode one, we were left to stand for around 30 minutes of the 2hr+ ride? Memorable but tiring experience fosho~
I was getting tired and sleepy but then again, I was fighting with myself as Anna Mari kept nagging me about how the day went. Like, we or I, specifically, should have been spending time with her already but I can only roll my eyes *roll eyes* Hahaha I’m directing the gesture to myself though, because I couldn’t persuade and stand up for myself. One downside of traveling with company that doesn’t really match with you regarding hobbies, to be honest (´`)=3
I kept track of the way to Anna’s home (of course, traveler. Chos) and when we got there via taxi, she was there busy prepping up for work. And note that her mood is unlike what her texts exuded. Hahaha gaga gurl～♥
Ate Kams was left to sleep while I bond with my twin – we’re claiming it now (0＾ー＾0）We went out to IT Park.
Third Destination: IT PARK
Believe me when I say I am almost always energetic when I travel, even though I may look hideous. Lels
We bought a set. These two plus chicken with garlic potato slices. We ended gulfing the potatoes – we should have just ordered a big batch of it if there was. Hahaha potato lovers much?
Dave came during his 15min break from work and I asked that we pose for a photo because we don’t have one together. Hihi he helped eat a bit of our order and brought some pizza slices as well~~
Shortly after Dave left, we had the leftovers wrapped in take out bags and went to Starbucks. Anna needed her caffeine fix for her 2AM shift and she was to treat me!!!
I’ll keep you posted on the remaining days of my Cebu getaway ☆彡