Watch our best days of 2012.
After failed attempts at getting fit for this trip because of all the Christmas weight we’ve been gaining, the day finally arrived.
As soon as we boarded the plane, it was supposed to be smooth sailing. I was on the plane with Mara, Kriselle, and Ivan.
With a 6am flight, I didn’t care that our plane had busted airconditioning. In an hour, that wouldn’t matter to us.
This is what happened: Our plane couldn’t land on Caticlan because of rain. We were flying over the island of Boracay when they announced this. The Captain said we were going to reroute to Kalibo. I thought that wasn’t bad. We will just have to endure a 2 hour trip to get to port and then the island. Then after 10 seconds, he announced that we were going to Iloilo airport because it was crowded in Kalibo. Still maintaining cool, we abide. What could we do? He was the captain. Upon arriving in Iloilo, we learned that the flight before and after us landed on Kalibo and we were the only ones in Iloilo. What’s up with that? Refueling. That was what was happening, stewardess says. In several minutes, another announcement was made. We were returning to Manila to get on another plane to take us to our destination that was only a few minutes away from where we were. In my head, I was like WTH. It doesn’t help that a baby in the plane was crying. The four of us weren’t complaining yet. We were just joking about it but we already wasted the whole morning that could’ve been spent with the white sands of the island. (P.S. This could be the longest paragraph on my blog.)
An hour later in Manila,
We all had questions, no one can answer. Ivan was already furious with the ground personnel who had no idea what will happen to us. Another thing, they unloaded our baggage and we had to claim it and check in again on the next flight. Ivan didn’t want to get it. I got it because there was no point in not getting it. No one was going to help us. Someone directed us to the ticketing office. The next flight was at 3pm going to Kalibo and not Caticlan. The only compensation they can give us is a free bus ride from Kalibo to Caticlan. Yeah. What a dick Cebu Pacific can be. No lunch, no lounge, no snacks, nothing.
We waited. We arrived. We were on the bus. The sun was setting. So much for our first day. I didn’t even get to see the sun in Boracay. When we arrived at the hotel, I cried. Actual tears were falling. That was the only time I was emotional. It sucks that we just couldn’t do anything.
Anyway, enough of all that BS. As soon as we were ready for dinner, it was time to celebrate!
Obama Grill had a nice photo background.
We went stargazing that night. It’s nice to lay down on the sand and see the heavens. Also, nice to make wishes on shooting stars!
Nice beautiful morning to start our day. We stayed at a beachfront resort in between Station 2 and Station 1. The perks of is having just the right amount of people, not too noisy and crowdy, and a nice view of the sea. Ze boys (with Mara) were on a competitive spirit early in the morning.
Meanwhile, by the cabanas, a sunglass vendor passes by.
Yes, some of us got fooled into buying one, including me.
Mine would only last until later today due to memory loss. 😦
Time for some heavy lunch.
Koreans are everywhere.
Happy Hour at Sur!
The most competitive game of all time: Boys vs Girls.
Girls rule the world.
Alas, the sun sets. We were serenaded by a foreigner(I forget names) who was with us on our flight. When I say serenade, I mean we forced him to play the ukelele and sing.
At night, we finished the leftover bottle of Jack. We walked to find the loudest bar. Paying the entrance fee was the best decision because we had the best time singing and dancing to the songs of 2012.
Guess who got a little drunk that night? 😉
It’s hella hot outside the shade of the umbrellas!
Some of us decided to try the jetski so we rode the speedboat to the middle of the sea.
Ivan & Kaye on Jetski 2 and Fae & Lawr on Jetski 3.
At this point, the girls from the jetski let the boys play their game and I felt very dizzy and nauseous. A kuya from the boat was very helpful. He gave me ice and a free massage. Woo!
I just had to sleep back in the hotel room while the rest of them had a big late lunch! 😦
We went for a Paraw sail to make the Boracay experience complete.
This was our last night. We went to Bayleaf, a restaurant suggested by my good friend. It turns out it had the worst service ever. Kind of like us having the worst flight days ago, it was as bad as the food service. Bea was really upset. I felt really bad for suggesting it. Now, it has become one of our funny jokes.
But for some of us, we just couldn’t let the night end like that.
Even with a long night, I woke up really early for some time lapse action I wanted to do.
When everyone got up and had some breakfast, we had our last activity. FLYFISH. Save the best for last!
Girls go first!
I must’ve exhausted all my energy in that flyfish run.
Back to Manila, smooth sailing by AirPhil!
Just in time for Christmas.
Watch the video again here: http://vimeo.com/raujero/2012