Muncie Local: Water Bowl

Here’s another attempt to explore Muncie and see what it has to offer. For the past few days I’ve been craving for Vitamin Sea and I’m almost positive there isn’t a legit beach close by so I started googling swimming holes, public pools or lakes within the area and after a good while I finally came across Water Bowl. I’m surprised it’s not one of the first few things that came out in Google search considering that this place has been here for awhile (since 1970). Let’s just say I found a local commercial for this place on youtube from 1988…that’s just 2 years after I was born and on there they say…

“Come Join us here in Water Bowl, the hottest place in Muncie”

And it did seem very enticing, possibly “the place to be” in the late 80s to early 90s but I guess the hype eventually died down maybe due to people getting tired of it, or bad marketing strategy or there wasn’t enough publicity, maybe there was a change of management or it lacked maintenance…one can only speculate but it’s still there, its open, they still have events once in awhile and its been running all these years so in a way they must be doing something right. I was just a bit surprised that there were only a few people there considering that it was still summer.


Online they have a good rating of 4+ stars and to be honest, the place was actually pretty good. Come to think of it I was pleased that it wasn’t packed, I’ve noticed that I’ve developed a disliking for super crowded places, I don’t know of its my age showing. Haha.


There were lounging areas surrounding the swim area and they didn’t charge for those so you could occupy as much chairs and tables as you wanted, I guess they’re banking on people being considerate of one another. Admission was reasonable too, here are the current rates from their FB page.

Admission Prices for Fishing and Swimming
$5.50 per Adult
$2.00 per Child (13 and under)
Children under 3 are FREE

Camping Prices
$10.00 per Adult
$5.00 per child (13 and under)
3 and under are FREE

Season Pass Pricing
Single Pass $150.00
Family 4 Pass $250.00




Pregnant mama concealing her bump. ūüėÄ


The main area and the snack shack.


The sand there was pretty okay but it could still be a lot better if they imposed rules like “no pets”, “no eating” and “no smoking” close to the swimming area (or maybe they had them but weren’t strict enough to reinforce them). I noticed 2 cigarette butts close to where we were hanging out (i’m sure you’ll see at least one if you stare at this photo) and a woman got away with not throwing her burger wrapper which eventually flew into the water and I had to pick it up. The swing area had one dog poop probably because they allowed pets within the vicinity.

I’d be more confident to have my baby play on the sand and build sand castles if they paid more attention to cleanliness. In my opinion, the water was pretty clean though.




Me with my mini-me




The pirate ship was a pretty cool attraction for kids but it wasn’t running when we were there. The slides are supposedly water slides, I could tell based on the holes on top of the slides. She still had fun playing on the ship though.


Oh yeah, they have fishes swimming by the shore and these are the small ones so if you wiggle your toes they come closer thinking its bait or worm. I think if you go further down you can even fish. I saw a boy with his fishing pole and he caught a fish twice the size of my hand.



To those interested to visit Water Bowl, here’s the

Address to Google: 6811 North Old State Road 3 Muncie, Indiana

Those who use Waze, I suggest you use Google Maps for this place because Waze hasn’t updated their map and I got lost twice, It kept making me miss a turn and I had to drive 15 minutes more when it recalculated.

But to sum it all up, it was a fairly good experience, a perfectly relaxing day for me, Marie and Cassie. If the weather is right and you should happen to be in the area, make sure to drop by.


Mik ‚̧ Poi

While typing the title of this blog entry I almost put “Solon” instead of “Mik”, we should really stop calling him that. All throughout college we were so used to calling him by his last name so naturally we were doing just that during the entire wedding reception, I was actually surprised that we weren’t turning a lot of heads considering that half of Mik’s guests were related to him and they probably had Mik’s last name too. Haha.

Amidst the crazy circumstances and the time constraints, I’m glad we got to witness one of¬†our closest guy friend get hitched to the long time love of his life. I think the last time I saw Solon was right before I migrated to Houston, he moved to Chicago too but in those years that we spent in the US we never found the time to meet up. I’d like to think it was perfect timing for us to still be here, imagine if we moved back to Houston a few months earlier then we would have completely missed this celebration of love.

Like every one else I knew these two¬†were going to end up with each other, it was clearly just a matter of time.¬†Solon and Poi got hitched in the US before coming home to the Philippines so they had a simple renewal of vows by the ocean, in front of closest family and friends. It was a wonderful and intimate celebration and I do have to agree with Missy, the place looked like “Pinterest ideas that came to life”. I loved how everything was¬†charming and rustic. Hats off to Poi…I know how hard it is to plan a wedding fro across the miles but you pulled it off and the details were just gorgeous.

Sharing some photos of this wonderful wedding…

Btw, thanks Ninang Ito for the wonderful Kate Torralba dress, you are a life saver!

LaVista ladies made it to Moalboal

Mrs. and Mr. Marco Mendezona with our little one on the way

Jau and Gelala

When cousins think alike, Kuya JV in yellow too!

This way to the reception. ūüôā

Gela, Missy and I waiting for the rain to stop pouring

Little Diego

The set up

Everyone settling down for the night

Classic appetizers

The happy groom and bride

Slicing of the cake

Sandbox—the Kid’s Area

Diego and Mateo having a grand time at the sand box

Tonight’s Menu…Yumm

Tito Marco and Mateo

There were TWO goofballs…

…then THREE

….then FOUR

…and then there were FIVE. Hay nako boys…

I caught my godson coloring the night away

And he’s at it again..

Nacho recruiting the boys to the KLG (Kagat Labi Gang)

Pauline and Nacho

Missy and Andoni

Gela and Jau

Our little family and the Santos(es), the photo bombers

Solon and Poi, thanks so much for having us, it was a fun and relaxed wedding and I’d have to say we enjoyed it immensely. We love you both and we’ll see you in the States.

Congratulations and Best Wishes!


Honeymooning: Baguio

July 30 – 31, 2014

Day 1

The day after Kuya Oli and Hilda’s wedding, the family decided to leave for Baguio in the wee hours of the morning. Land tripping was no biggie for my siblings, they’re so used to long drives in and out of Houston, within Texas or even out of state. They might have enjoyed this more, considering the fact that when we drive out of Texas, they’re used to seeing flat lands, fields and the occasional deserts—the drive to Baguio was definitely more interesting. To us honeymooners, this trip was just another chance to travel and enjoy each other’s company as a newly married couple…as I said, we’re milking this “honeymoon thing”! Haha.

You know you’ve finally reached your destination when you see the¬†famous Lion’s Head along Kennon Road. And here’s our obligatory photo with the lion.

Wood carvings they were selling at the side of the street during the “lion-head” stop over.

And we made it—Baguio Townhouse Condominium, nothing beats free accommodation.

The Ramas siblings (previous generation, haha)

Our home for the night.

After we settled in, we went to visit the little tiangges by Mines View Park for souvenirs and decided where to eat lunch.

Baguio souvenir shirts and a whole lot more…take your pick!

taking #ootd shots by the souvenir shops

My sister Pauline, going for the Kpop look. Haha, I’m kidding langga.

My sister Angelie and her “I’m-too-cool-to-care” look. Haha.

Foodstop #1: Zenz Bar and Restaurant

We googled this place up, they had nice reviews and they just happen to be close to the place we were staying at, so lunch at Zenz it was. Thank God the place was empty, it felt like it was entirely ours.

The kids love sisig so we went ahead and ordered one—very tasty, a must try!

One of their best sellers, Pork Sinigang with Strawberries (P190.00)

Chocolate Bibingcrisp — a must try especially the Strawberry one.

The patio outside Zenz, the view there is amazing!

Rhea and Marco with happy tummies. Scrumptious meal indeed, good choice sweetie!

The view from Mines View Park

Talked my siblings into taking the obligatory Igorot photo. It was no problem since all of them like to dress up in costumes just like their ate. Haha

Mmmm hmmm sweetie… True sentiments? Haha.

John and his B.I.L (Brother-in-law)…haha, he made that nickname for Marco at the entrance of Mines View Park.¬†My dad and my aunts ended up going to the grocery, we brought the kiddies to Burnham Park for a bunch of recreational activities

Marco driving the girl who was “in pain”. I bet you just didn’t want to ride the bike.

Bicycle Maniacs stopped so I could take a photo of them

Sidecar-ing with my sweetie, it doesn’t get any sweeter than this ūüėÄ

These dorks were trying to race

Been ages since I last biked, I was going for “no-hands” but only managed to do “one-hand”

While they were busy biking around, I was busy taking pictures and trying out this Strawberry-flavored taho. In my 28 years of existence, this has to be my first.

Next stop…boating

Look at the faces of these happy campers, they really were willing to try anything. Well it’s not all the time they can come home to the Philippines so I’m guessing they’re making the best out of this trip

This reminds me of Swan Lake in Enchanted Kingdom, only difference is we had actual paddles instead of bicycle pedals

The Captain and his 1st mate ūüėÄ

And of course we were going in circles..haha! Marco was trying to teach the kids the concept of paddling and which way to move the oars to row to whichever direction

After a long day at the park we headed back to the condo and rested for awhile until the next meal

Foodstop #2: Sage

How quaint this little place in all its pastel glory….reminds me of candy. Yum!

Everything we tried for dinner was impressively good but of course I went gaga over the desserts posted above. Below is a copy of their sample menu. Good call again, Marco! 2 out of 2 so far.

sage-menu-1 sage-menu-2

Here’s a copy of the current menu of Sage.

Day 2

The main agenda for today was to take the kids horseback riding. That has always been something my brother and I would look forward to every time we’d visit Baguio when we were younger. Our trip was never¬†complete without this activity on our itinerary and my dad made sure of that, he’d tell us stories about his

Tres Marias—Me, Pauline and Marie






The only photo taken of all of us on horses and it had to be through an iPhone. #grrrblurr

The kids petting the horses at Wright Park.

We were ganging up on the “Korean looking” one (no racism intended)

Someone is clearly not in the mood for photos. It’s soooo easy to guess who….

We ‚̧ Baguio

Foodstop 3: Happy Tummy


This place is actually located inside what we call the Ketchup: The Food Community— a melting pot for all sorts of cuisine, perfect place to be if you’re a foodie.

The best¬†place to eat since it’s located right across Wright Park where we went for our horseback riding, how convenient is that.

Wood furnishings filled up the rather small but cozy area of this restaurant. I’d say it was going for a Filipino rustic vibe

Clearly loving Baguio and the Thai food that we’re about to have. Bon Appetit!

Last stop—Philippine Military Academy

My dad wanted the kids to take a look at some tanks and artillery , mostly left overs from WWII

Korean War Memorial


Marco helping B.I.L up the tank


Ann Marie

My hubby with the Ramas sisters (2nd generation)

Goofing around with the husband

Souvenir hoarding before driving back to Quezon City

Had a photo with some military men who happened to pass by

Baguio #ootd


Honeymooning: Palawan

June 24 – 28, 2014

Day 1

We took the late night¬†RORO boat ( a cheaper alternative)¬†out of Bacolod straight to Dumangas Port in Ilo-Ilo. It’s a good thing Montenegro lines have scheduled boats as early as 12 midnight¬†and the best part is it only costs P128/ person (roughly $3/each). These boats may or may not have air-conditioning, I say ‘may or may not’ because they do have the AC system but most of the ¬†time they’re broken and it takes a while for them to have it repaired. Montenegro lines will tell you that the trip will take 2 hours but our trip only took an hour and 45 minutes so by ¬†1:45 am¬†we were already at the Dumangas Port and we had to wait ¬†10- 15 minutes for our van service¬†to arrive since we asked him to be there at 2 am. If you’re taking the first few early morning trips, I suggest you arrange for someone to pick you up because it’s hard to commute or look for service at the port going to Ilo-Ilo City (or wherever it is you plan to go) at that particular time. We were able to get the van at P1,200 for 11 of us.

The road from Dumangas to Ilo-Ilo¬†City proper was dark at 2¬†am, it took us ¬†45 minutes¬†up to an hour to reach the airport but the only problem was they wouldn’t allow us to enter the airport vicinity just yet. If I remember it correctly, we had to wait until 4:00 am (or maybe 4:30 am)¬†before they¬†let us in. The Ilo-Ilo International Airport was clean and quite impressive in terms of service there were some areas that had free Wi-Fi and the waiting lounge was cool and comfortable. We were way early¬†for our 7:15 am¬†Cebu Pacific¬†flight to Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Hello, Puerto Princesa!!!

The honeymooners made it safe to Puerto Princesa! ūüôā

Ramas- Mendezona invades Palawan. Woohoo!

We stayed in a transient house that could accommodate all 11 of us. The owner who also is a doctor was referred by Ninang Ofel, my mom’s sister. Rooms were roughly P800-P1,000/ night, they vary depending on the room….not bad for a big family like mine.

The mall to be in Palawan….Robinsons.

Of course my siblings had to get their Potato Corner and Thirsty green mango shake fix.

He found a gigantic slipper and he just had to do this…IN PUBLIC!!!! Maaaaarrrrccccccoooooo. :O

We decided to relax the first day and just explore the city of Puerto Princesa which included buying groceries a.k.a chips and bottled water, going to the mall and eating in Max’s Fried Chicken. (haha, my parents were craving for Good O’l Max). We also had to get the permit for the Underground River tour we were planning for the next day, other people can have a travel agency process it for¬†them but it’s cheaper to do it yourself.

Make sure to visit the PPUR office at the City Coliseum, their operating hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 8AM to 4PM ‚Äď No lunch break.

Saturday & Sunday: 8AM to 12PM, 1PM to 5PM


And here are the rates for the Cave Entrance:


Adult (21-59 y.0)- P175.oo

Minor (13 – 20 y.o)- P100.00

3-12 y.o- P75.00


Adult- P250.00

Minor- P150.00

During the night, we tried experiencing the Baragatan Festival of Palawan but there were too¬†many people and we weren’t feeling festive enough to deal with the crowd so we just circled the place quickly and went home.

Day 2

We took a service van from Puerto Princesa to Barangay Sabang, an hour and a half more or less from Palawan’s city proper and had a quick stopover at Barangay Buenavista.¬†They have a view deck overseeing the Karst Mountains and some rice paddies, it was¬†indeed a breath of fresh air.

Our quick stop to the loo…the¬†banyos¬†were pretty o.k.

Shopping for souvenirs already, Pauline?

Trying the ‘selfie pod’ with the family

A photo with the husband

We made it to Sabang Port in one piece.

This is the part where you take a 10-15 minute boat ride to the Underground River, you won’t even notice the length of the ride because of the spectacular sites along the way.

Boat A (AnnMarie, Angelie, Me, Marc and Nicole)

…and Boat B. (Mom, Pop, Paulo, Pauline and John)

Ramas-Mendezonas made it to one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Eeeeeppp…excited for our turn!

Family photo outside the caves before heading to our bangka

Ramas-Mendezona bangka, all ready to go

Hello husband, SMILE!

Crossed paths with this other bangka inside the cave

My photos of some of the formations inside DO NOT give justice to the grandeur of the Underground Cave, sorry but my settings weren’t set accordingly and I wasn’t well equipped for the darkness. To those who want to capture this wonder of the world appropriately, I suggest you fix your settings in advance and bring the apt lenses needed.

End of the dark tunnel

Ann Marie and Pauline, clearly happy with the experience

And that ends the Underground Cave Tour

NOTE: Be careful of the monkeys, they like grabbing plastic bags or any tote that looks like its made of plastic. You might find them cute and they do like to approach people but I suggest to just keep your distance.

Ann Marie and her little friend

Here comes another one…..oh boy, this Komodo Dragon is a big one

The parentals and the boys making sure that we get a family souvenir

Crazy boys…Underground Cave conquered! John was too cool for a ‘thumbs up’

Last pic before heading back to the bangka

Lunch Buffet by the Sabang Port, pick one…there’s a bunch of local restaurants nearby

Spent some time at the beach, the kids had fun since it was low tide

Marco talking to the locals, asking them about the island tour scheduled for the next day

Used to play with these little crabs growing up

Stopped by a bunch of pasalubong centers on the way home to get souvenirs and our Palawan shirts

Day 3

And the adventure continues… Honda Bay Tour¬†today!

Yep, we’re that kind of couple…we buy those “I <3…” shirts. Hehe

Our First Stop: Starfish Island

Sporting “the Vintage” in Palawan

Going crazy with the starfishes. ūüôā

These folks look kinda hungry to me…haha

Woohoo! Lunch came with the Island Hopping Package. Delicious!

Goofing around with Marco after lunch.

Ummm…Marc, this doesn’t look right. Haha.

One of our stops: Isla Pandan

Had fun with the single and tandem kayaks for free, I guess it was still part of the tour. I’m not too sure about that but our tour guide said it was okay to use them, so we did.

Kissing with our snorkels on. Haha. How sweet.

Snorkeling with my sweetie, just love this guy!

More snorkeling in a diving site by Luli Island or maybe this was the island? Haha. The island got its name because it sinks during high tide and rises during low tide thus the Filipino term lulubog-lilitaw, Luli for short.

Supposedly our last stop: Cowrie Island, but everyone was kinda tired.

After the Honda Bay Tour, we went home and rested for a while. The entire family was scheduled to leave the next day, Marco and I extended one more day because we still wanted to go to El Nido, Palawan¬†which was more or less 5¬†hours away, so we talked to our contact in Puerto Princesa and he scheduled for us to be picked up by a van leaving for El Nido that night. We were scheduled to be picked up at 7 pm but the van didn’t arrive till 7:30 pm because he had to pick up¬†other passengers first. I’m not going to lie, the ride was a kinda bumpy but I still fell asleep anyway and I only woke up when we had a stopover at a carenderia for our late dinner. We didn’t get to El Nido until 12:45 am, from the drop off point we rode a tricycle to the transient house we were staying in.

Our home for the night, RicGem Place.¬†I know, I know… the name doesn’t sound so promising but we were just staying a night and we only had to pay P1,200 for the both of us with breakfast, in all fairness to the place it was clean and decent; small but decent. By the time we settled in, I came to a conclusion that I was coming¬†down with the flu I really felt feverish. NOT GOOD.

Day 4

I woke up with a fever but I forced myself to go, thinking that this might be a once in a lifetime thing, besides Im supposed to be honeymooning. Thank God for doctor-husbands, he gave me fever medicine and took care of me the entire time.

We were supposed to go with Tour C (they say that’s the best) but the weather that day didn’t permit it so we ended up with Tour A, they say that’s safer. We actually woke up to thunder and lightning, I didn’t think we could still push through with the island hopping at all.

Above are the current rates of the different tours in El Nido, Palawan.

Our Meet up place before departure, looks like a closed up restaurant. Well, it isn’t peak season after all.

Thank God the thunder and lightning stopped, still looks a bit foggy though but I’l go with fog any day.

Our first stop: 7 Commando

This usually is the last stop for Tour A but I guess our boatman decided otherwise, one thing I realized is they can play around with the itinerary and it can go in no specific order depending on the weather or boat traffic. Just make sure you get to go to all the beaches in that specific tour you picked, after all you did pay for it.

Go Pro—check!

Using Marco’s wedding gift. For our future adventures together, eh? Well, here we are sweetie.

Feeling cold and feverish, my crazy husband decided to draw a heart around me while I was sleeping

Marco’s…haha, he’s posessive too!

Next Stop: Big Lagoon

The manongs were preparing our lunch in the boat

Lunch at the Secret Lagoon

Underwater in Shimizu

Goggle marks—sign of too much snorkeling.

Little Miss Sick-Girl just chilling at our last spot, the Small Lagoon. I didn’t have an ounce of energy in my body to go swimming anymore.

This guy just¬†loves goofing around, it’s a good thing you didn’t fall sweetie.

After the tour, we headed back to our place, packed our stuff and took a van back to Puerto Princesa and stayed one more night at  the transient house we stayed in the last time. We left for Manila the next day.

Whew…that was quite an adventure! Happy Honeymooning indeed!


Honeymooning: Boracay

June 18 – 20, 2014

Next on the list for the “mini-honeymoon” was Boracay and since my family is here on vacation from Houston our “mini-honeymoon” ended up more like a family vacation. We didn’t really mind, besides our hotel was in Station 1 and theirs was in Station 3—quite a distance in between.

We purchased our tickets months in advance during one of those Cebu Pacific promo sales and ended up flying to Boracay in 2 batches, the first batch consisted of me, Marco, Paulo, Pauline, Ann Marie and John while the second batch consisted of my parents and the two little girls Angelie and Nicole.

Day 1

Ramas siblings headed to Boracay, here we go! #itsmorefuninthephilippines

Tres Marias: Ann Marie, Rhea and Pauline at the luggage area. Notice how we’re all still the same height. haha.

Upon arrival, a shot of Boracay Airport from the outside

In the meantime this little boy is stuck with me.

Marco and I had a shuttle scheduled to pick us up as part of our honeymoon package but since my parents weren’t there yet, he took the liberty of going with my siblings to check¬†them in, in Station 3 while I took John with me to Station 1.

It was John’s first time to ride a boat like this so he was extremely fascinated with the boat ride. He gladly took a single seat as soon as we entered the boat, I stayed behind him.

Fellow travelers getting off the boat

Look who’s pooped!

John took advantage of the spacious seat at the back of the shuttle, he took a power nap as we headed to the hotel.

Real Maris Resort and Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Marco Mendezona’s little sanctuary for a few days.

After the rest checked in their rooms in Station 3, they picked us up from Real Maris and we picked a small burger place while we were exploring the area. We decided to have a quick lunch there.

The Ramas(es) in Station 3….just waiting for Mom, Pop and the rest of the girls.


Who gets random cramps at the beach? I DO. <sigh>

 Swimming was a perfect way to wait productively.

We love basking in the sun, I don’t think grandmy (+) is going to be too happy with this photo.

I got a good dose of the beach

The rest of them finally arrived, as soon as they settled in we went looking for a place to eat.

We ended up in, where else… Mang Inasal. hahaha.

After super late lunch (more like merienda), we went to one of the mini convenient stores and bought groceries, just the usual bottled water and toiletries. Parted ways so we could get some rest, been up since early this morning. Marco and I headed back to Real Maris to take a power nap while the kids swam the entire afternoon in Station 3.

The family met up again for dinner. Randomly picked a rice topping place in Station 2 borderline Station 1, there prices were really dirt cheap considering that the meal portions were decent. They ranged from P55-P85/ meal, I just wish I could remember the name of the food place. Their green mango shakes were also very impressive…not bad at all.

Grabbed a bunch of drinks¬†with these two guys before¬†ending the night. The three of us go way back—–an 18 hour land trip from Houston, Texas to Port St. Lucie, Florida, yep, just the three of us.


Day 2

Marco and I already had breakfast at the hotel since it was part of our Groupon Package, after eating we went straight to Station 3 to meet up with the rest of the family, we’re scheduled to go boating today.

And there they were…having breakfast right in front of the beach.

The boatmen had to take us to the other side of the island, something to do with the current being too strong in the other side during this time of the year.

We rented a boat for P3,500 for 3-4 hours inclusive of fins and snorkel gear, I’d like to think that’s not bad for 11 people. If we booked this with the hotels, I’m pretty sure it would come out more expensive.

The Coconut Express—-that’s what I’m talking about.

Mom, enjoying her butong (fresh coconut), can’t find these things in Houston.

So I have two sisters who are insanely scared of fishes and they agreed to go boating, why? hahaha.

Nicole:¬†“Oh my god, Oh my god…are those fishes?!?”

Ummmm…yeah babe. we’re in the middle of the ocean. Duh. Hahaha.

Here’s the other scaredy cat who stayed inside the boat the entire time. Dry and taking vintage swimsuit selfies…that’s Pauline.

Here are some underwater shots that we took using my Olympus underwater camera. I’ve been hearing a lot of bad reviews about the specific Olympus model that I have, but I can’t complain, I’ve had this for 2 years or so and I really got it for cheap; up to now it is serving me well.

After the tour, the boatmen take you to an island for lunch and try to give you the “island life experience”….sinugba seafood, wooden chairs and tables under a nipa hut but the prices were way jacked up. Foreigners usually go for it because of the ambiance¬†but if they only knew how much these things cost in the local market (very cheap), they probably wouldn’t.

I convinced my parents to wait until we get to the mainland for lunch.

The parentals finishing up their buko.

My husband and I came up with the cutest idea of getting the girls matching technicolored “Boracay Island” tops, something we found in the local market the night before. I think each shirt more or less just cost $1.50.

My siblings are pretty much new to the idea of riding tricycles as means of public transportation, and their tricycles are completely different from what we have in Cebu. You should’ve seen the expression on their faces—priceless! I’m glad my dad caught it all on cam.

Honeymooners—-indeed we are playing that role.

This is where we ended up having lunch—Boracay Ocean Club Resort.

The place looks a bit intimidating but you should seriously check out their lunch specials.

Chilling¬†by the beach with my mister ¬†before heading back to Real Maris to get ready for our complimentary “romantic dinner by the beach”.

Candlelit dinner by the beach, it was romantic while it lasted. As soon as we finished eating our dessert, a sand storm hit the shore and it started raining cats and dogs. Hahaha. I’m just glad we had dinner when we did, at least the romantic dinner didn’t go to waste. We enjoyed our wine inside the hotel and stayed in for the rest of the night.


Day 3

Woke up early and took a boat out of the island, we needed to make that Cebu Pacific Caticlan Ilo-Ilo flight. We’re flying to Palawan from Ilo-Ilo.