My Kind of Warm-up for Sembreak

Days before our semester break, my mind and body's already on sembreak mode.  So let me take a back track of how I warmed up for sembreak. The photos and events below will testify what I am saying. HAHAHAHA!

The Sunday before our last school week in AHS, my relatives in QC went out for an Italian dinner at Pasto to celebrate Coco's first birthday (such a very lucky dog!!)

Then came Monday, I met up with my orgmate in Maginhawa to have dinner at Cocina Juan because it has been more than a year since we last went there. Plus, whenever we attempt to eat there, they are always closed. That day was our lucky day!

We ordered Churrasco Nicaragua. Good for sharing.

On Wednesday, my workmates and I kind of had a mini celebration at Pino because we were close to the official last day of class. :)

Finally, when Thursday came, all of us were very happy because it was our last day in school. The school treated the faculty and staff to Vikings in celebration of Duffy-Delaney Day. Pig out mode yay!

Friday officially marked the start of semestral break!!! Whooooooo!! The first thing I did was to meet my HS friends because I missed them so much and visit our HS alma mater.

High school canteen hits!!

Ang mahiwagang yellowbell. Aaaaah too many HS memories here!
Ended the night by having dinner at a Mexican resto in Angeles, Pampanga with HS barkada. :)

Beef Burritos + Sangria


Hitting 3 Birds in 1 Stone (Part 3: Guimaras)

From Negros Occidental to Iloilo travel posts, here is the last part of my tri-province adventure. My 30th province in the Philippines at 22.. GUIMARAS!!! Yaaaayyyy for this little milestone in my life as a traveler. :)))

Our trip to Guimaras was just a day trip so we didn't book for a hotel anymore. From Jordan Wharf in Iloilo, we took a 15 to 20-minute boat ride to the island of Guimaras. One day is already enough to visit the must see places in Guimaras but of course, you still have the option to stay longer to enjoy and explore the place more. My friend and I didn't have a definite itinerary. Good thing Guimaras' Tourism Office is very efficient so it was hassle free for us! The tourism arranged our day tour via tricycle (for bigger groups they have other arrangements). We paid 1200 for the whole tour and I think it was super worth it because we were able to see several places and the distance from one place to another is far. Sulit na sulit talaga! :)))

So here is our Guimaras itinerary..

1. Smallest Plaza. The name speaks for itself that is why it was included at the Guiness Book of World Record. You can actually walk the whole plaza in 10-15 seconds.

2. Holy Family Hills

3. Breakfast at The Pitstop Restaurant. Must try: MANGO PIZZA and GUIMARAS BLEND!

4. Guisi Light House. One of the oldest light houses in the Philippines.

From Guisi Light House, you can see the beautiful Guisi Beach

5. Raymen Beach Resort

6. Old Trappist Monastery. TIP: They have delicacies and souvenirs sold here made by the monks. Price is cheaper compared to other delicacy stores.

7. Pass by the Mango Plantation. October is not the season for mangoes so we weren't able to see mango fruits.

8. Late lunch at The Grillers.

Their sauce in the chicken barbecue tastes good. :)
I would like to thank our driver/tour guide in our Guimaras trip - thank you po Kuya Raul Robles! :)

Finally, this tri-province adventure wouldn't be fun and exciting without my travel buddy and my twin by birth date - Geth Panzo! Thank you sooooo much twin! Until our next travels. :)))