If you can dress up nice to a party, why not dress up extra nice for Jesus’ Birthday!
(picture taken before going to mass)
Christmas is one season in a year wherein people in my country really look forward to. May they be rich or poor, there is that extra smile on everyones faces on christmas. As a matter of fact, 3 month before christmas (-ber month), Filipinos already start their count down to December 25. Everyone fills their houses and their surroundings with decorations: From christmas trees, colorful parols/lanterns, christmas lights and all sorts of decorations you can think of about christmas. There is also that christmas carols that you hear everywhere you go. And people tend to be extra generous this time of the year.
But one thing I like most about this season, is that you get to be reunited with people that have been part of your life.
From the people you loved in High School
Your College Friends
and to the people you love the most
This people made me feel the true spirit of Christmas, which is LOVE.
Happy Birthday JESUS CHRIST.
In tagalog, we call this Butanding. Down South of Cebu, Philippines there is a town called Oslob. Every day from 6am – 1pm a dozens of whalesharks swim near the ocean shore. They don’t eat humans, they eat planktons and small shrimps.
The water seems shallow, but believe me, that is deep. Maybe more than 20feet.
These are my folks.
Tips on going to this trip:
Price of the encounter:
From the shore, you can already see them for free. However, if you want to have close encounter with these creatures, they offer a boat ride.
This also includes the rent of the life vest and goggles. Just 30 minutes per group is usually the time allotment for the swim to be able to accommodate more tourists. However, believe me, that’s more than enough time already. It gets tiring to take photos after a awhile. And the water for some weird reason, is extra salty in that area.
My boyfriend calls it the Avatar Falls.
My brother calls it the magic falls. Coz it feels magical swimming there.
There is a hike of 20-30minutes depending on your hike speed. The road is steep I tell you, however if you’re lazy like me. Or if you want to save time, you can rent a motorcycle ride for Php 50 (two way) to make the travel time 5 minutes.
The water is cold, fresh and clean. Really amazing. A highly recommended place to visit.
Photos do not have filter. And was taken using an iPhone 5.
This is a sweet escape for me. After being torchured in school, I finally get to breathe again.
So, I’ve been in Singapore several times already. And this country amazes me everytime. Coming from a third world country, I really admire how they were able to make their country very rich with limited resources.
We decided to stay in Marina Bay Sands. Well because of my dad really wanted to have his photo taken in the pool above the boat of the building.
The architechture of this hotel is pretty amazing. And the view on the infinity pool was spectacular. This hotel has one of the best locations in the world.
However, that is just it about it. A very expensive hotel for just a normal standard service. The hotel room was just like any other standard hotel.
And because of the hotel is composed of three towers. The queue to check in is very long. That goes the same when checking out.
The lobby looks like a big market place! Instead of a usual relaxing place to sit in.
I say it was a good experience to stay in this hotel. But I don’t think I would go back.
It is too expensive for the quality of service you are getting.
Hagupit Ruby has just given me 5 days of me time. I know I should be studying now, but how could I?? It’s pretty much bed weather outside!! So I decided to make myself productive by staring a blog of my thougths of my journey to become a doctor and of course my travels to spice up my boring life.
I don’t even plan to share it to my friends. But If you find this site and you are my friend, high five to you!!