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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sunrise at Calituban Island | Quick Dip at Puntod Island

On our first night in the island, my friends and I decided to wake up earlier to wait for the sunrise and to take photos. Oh boy! I took a lot. Trust me. I was really in awe! It was like standing underneath the entire galaxy and witnessing how the nighttime breaks into daylight.

There's never one sunrise the same.

So this was the only photo we have after observing the sunrise. Yes! So RAW! We woke up at 3:30 am (and stayed until 6:30  am). Notice the background folks~~~

Location: Calituban Island


Yes! We headed to Puntod island for a quick dip. We went straight right after watching the marvelous sunrise.

 While we were swimming, my attention was really caught by a group of fishermen. 
Island life. Simple life.

Sometimes, you just need to spend time on the beach with friends.

Location: Puntod Island

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bohol: Bongan Island

The ocean stirs the heart,
inspires the imagination,
brings eternal joy to the soul.

This is not a postcard. This is a raw photo of a beautiful island called BONGAN ISLAND. 

Bongan island is one of the many detached islands surrounding Bohol. It's just a sandbar with a concrete structure built in the middle. Just basically it! 

The sand is so refined and so white. It looks like a CONFECTIONER sugar.

Here's a photo of me and my best buds with the sky as our backdrop. 

Basking under the sun, get a good tan, chitchat with friends, have a good dip in the clear waters and enjoy the scenic view.
This is how a great and simple day should be like. 


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Temple of Leah ♥

Love. What is love? How would you define it? What is its best meaning? I don't know. Some say that love is being selfless. Others say that when the other person's happiness becomes your main concern then THAT IS LOVE.

But some people just don't leave it that way. They probably believe in the saying 

It's a cliché! I know...

But what would you do if the person you devote your love and affection for is gone?

Well, I know one who built a temple in honour of his loving wife. I do not know him personally but this temple has become a main attraction for tourists. And I am pretty sure that most of the Cebuanos living in the urban area knows him or his family.

It was raining horribly when we left and even when we arrived. But it's okay! We pushed through our plan RAIN OR SHINE!

Upon entering, each guest must pay 50 pesos and per group will be given this as a proof of payment (maybe!). And if you decide to have a photoshoot for weddings, pre-nup, debut etc., you'd have to pay 2500 pesos. 

Although the temple is not near its completion (not even halfway), guests would definitely enjoy and fall in love with it. With its Grecian design, the tall pillars... Breathtaking! ♥

I don't fancy rainy days. I despise it 'cause it lets you do almost nothing but lie lazily in your bed. But I think I have found a reason to like it. I can wear my pullovers and rain boots out. 

The stairs have pretty details. SO REGAL! I just wanna take them home... T.T

The golden statue in the middle is LEAH.

We wore different footsies- wedges, flats and floral rain boots. And our happy feet deserves a photo. 

For a clearer view ~~~

Kanji characters which I do not know. What do these characters mean, anyone?

By the way, how far are you willing to go in the name of love? Whether we build a temple dedicated to the one we love or not, it doesn't really matter. What counts the most is the thought why we are doing it. No matter how simple or how great that thing is, it should only boil down to the most powerful thing in the world- LOVE!

So, this post is too long. I'll end this with an EPIC FAIL JUMPSHOT. hahahaha~~~ I used  the timelapse mode to shoot this. Never mind!~~~ Just Hooray for today~ ♥

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bohol: Mahaba Island (2012)

The first half of my first day in the island went well. Good weather, calm waves, accommodating people and really good food. My friends and I didn't waste any time so we agreed to head to destination number 1- Mahaba Island.

Mahaba is located in the northernmost part of the main island of Bohol. It's one of the numerous detached islands around it. There's Virgin island, Bongan Island and Puntod to name a few.

The island prolly got the name Mahaba (LONG) because of its long wooden bridge.

I have just gotten out of the boat and couldn't help but had my photo taken here.

Mahaba is a home to numerous mangroove trees. I think they are slowly turning one area into a MANGROOVE FOREST. But nonetheless, it's magnificent!

With me in this photo is my friend, Phoebe. She's so sexy and I'm so. . . NOT SO SEXY! haha

What I like in this island the most is its white powdery sand and crystal clear water.


The unexpected turnout.

The sunny and calm weather suddenly made its 360 °  shift. It turned gloomy, windy and the waves weren't so calm anymore. But we still insisted on leaving since it didn't rain yet. We got impatient waiting for the bigger boat and decided to ride the smaller one instead. As far as I could recall, there were eight people on it. We still went on. Then the waves were moving in different directions. It was one bumpy ride! I really thought I was gonna drown and die. I prayed and hope that someone would come and help us. The three boys on the boat with us had to jump into the sea to contol the boat's balance beam. I guess it helped and saved all of us from drowning until help came. Whew!


Despite the panicking and the extreme anxiety of dying, I managed to snap a photo of the angry dark grey clouds and big waves.


So yeah! That was the unexpected turnout of our boat trip to Mahaba island. It was pretty scary! haha... But I 'll have to note it down in my book of experiences. I still managed to smile and partly forgot what happened on the way. That won't stop me from liking and loving the beach.

You might wanna see my post about Calituban island here.