Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cebu Fun

23November - 12:30pm flight to Cebu via Zestair; with hubby, Ate Itess, Gia, Gabby, Tita Miling and Mommy. Original plan is kami lang ni Artie, nainggit ang iba at sumama. Ü Airfare is around p3100 with baggage allowance to and fro. Arrival time 1:30pm.
welcome to CEBU!!!
It was supposedly a surprise visit to Diche and the rest of the bunch. Kaya lang, sa sobrang excitement ng ibang kasama ko, may mga nakapagsqueal na ng details! Ü Ang remaining suprise na lang is...ang alam nila, kaming 2 lang ni Artie ang dadating. Imagine the look on their faces when they saw US arrive. Hehehe. 
Day 1 spent having lunch at Diche's house. She prepared hainanese chicken, home-made siomai and beef curry. Super sarap and super busog. They also have durian from Davao. First time for me try it...and hindi kami jive! Ü During night, naggrocery sa Robinson's supermarket to buy some goods to last us for a week. We also booked 2 rooms at Travelbee Pension House. One deluxe (p800 per night) and one family suite (p1500 per night). Not bad! Plakda kami after diner ni Artie sa pagod and antok while the rest were playing Pinoy Henyo at the other room. Hehehe.
24November - morning: hubby and I woke up early to do some walking while looking for a place to have breakfast. Yun nga lang, naligaw and napadpad kami kung saan and ended up eating at Jollibee! Kahit saan okay with me, basta may coffee! Ü After breakfast, going back to the hotel, we passed by Bittersweet Pastry Shop and decided to have dessert!
red velvet cupcake and chocolate marble brownie

lunch: back at Diche's house to feast on fried & crispy pork strips, tinola and some chicharon. hindi ko na inisip ang ige-gain ko na pounds! bakit ba, eh sa nakabakasyon ako eh! Ü 
after lunch, we were off to visit Cebu Cathedral, Basilica Del Sto.Nino and Magellan's cross. side trip also at Ayala Center.
praying for more blessings!
then dinner at Yayoy's Grill and resto bar. busog ulit. baked scallops, bulalo soup, sizzling bulalo, chicken, veggies, tuna belly, san mig light.

25November - off to Bantayan Island!!!
left the hotel at 5am with hubby, kim, ian and his officemates. we took a quick jeepney ride going to the north terminal. from the terminal, a 2.5-hour bus ride going to Port of Hagnaya. Bus fare is p150 each. upon reaching the port, boat ride naman papuntang Bantayan. 1 hour boat ride at p170 each. 
nakarating na kami ng Bantayan around lunch time. i think masmabilis yung travel kung walang mga combo and parada sa highway and kung aalis agad yung mga boat. Ü
what can i say but i immediately fell in love with the beauty and serenity of's like Boracay less the daming tao, less the restaurant and bar strips. 
we checked-in at Yooneek Beach Resort. it's a beachfront resort kaya dito kami nagstay. we only paid p1500 per night, nakapag haggle from p2100. imagine 600 off? 
"ate, how much yung room?" 
2100 lang po. 
"wala na bang ibababa yan?" 
o sige po, 1500 na lang. 

Aba! eh madali naman palang kausap ang mga taga-Bantayan. hahaha!
Yooneek Beach Resort
we had late lunch, starved super. ordered from the resort sinigang na baboy, chicken and pork adobo and ice cold Coke. after eating, took a nap in our room dahil sa pagod sa byahe. since tulog pa si hubby ng mga 430pm, mag-isa akong nagbeach. i wore my two-piece and i didn't care kung bulgy ang tummy ko. halos foreigners naman yung tao and konti lang sila kaya gutsy ako. hehehe. after magtampisaw, nag-emo sa lounge chair. it was the relaxation i needed!!!

26November - original plan is for us to just stay overnight but since super enjoy kami, we decided to extend for another night. for lunch, namalengke kami ni hubby. naubusan kami ng seafoods sa mini market near the resort kaya nagpunta pa kami sa main market sa may bayan. nagtricycle going there and medyo malayo sya ha.
us and manong driver

we bought shrimps, pork liempo, puso (cebu's famous binalot na kanin), chicken itlugan  and ripe mangoes. if i remember correctly, less than 500 pesos lang yung lunch namin. pinaluto na lang namin sa resort ala ihaw-ihaw.
for the rest of the day, swimming galore lang. nagpa-full body massage din ako sa room while the boys were swimming. hay....ansarap! Ü

27November - goodbye Bantayan, goodbye Cebu! =(
left the resort at 5am to catch the first boat trip back to Cebu city. arrived at the hotel around 10am. nagbaba lang kami ng gamit tapos direcho agad sa Tabo-an market to buy pasalubong na danggit and pusit. we were warned by Diche na super amoy tuyo dun. tipong kakapit sa damit mo yung amoy...and she was right. ang bahu nga...! binilisan na lang namin yung pamimili para makaalis na. i bought danggit, dried pusit, isdang lapad, dried mangoes, some biscuits, chicharon and otap. it just cost me around 1500 pesos for the pasalubong and madami na yung binili ko! Ü
Tabo-an Market
since 6:10pm pa flight namin back to Manila, naglunch muna kami ng mga pamangkins sa Jollibee (since this is the nearest from the hotel). bonding and kulitan. Ü
silang makukulit
by 6pm, long and teary goodbyes na... =(  
can't wait to go back. bitin yung 5 days to explore Cebu!
at babalikan ko pa ang Crown Regency Hotel for their famous Skywalk and Edge Coaster!!! See you again next summer! Wohoooh!!! Ü

Hey Daydreamer!

Cute song by Somedaydream. This was released in April pa. Naalala ko lang now kasi ginamit na sya ng Cornetto as a commercial jingle.