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Holy Week in Boracay

March 26, 2016













Location: Boracay Island, Philippines
Special thanks: Solar Entertainment Marketing and Events Team (Mella, Nika, Ron, Anna, Kate and Pau)

On Holy Monday, I flew to Boracay for work. While it would’ve been nice to visit the island for pure vacation, a free travel wasn’t so bad. It was my first time to be away from my family during Holy Week, and to spend it with office mates.

So we met with a handful of hotel owners in Station 2 to secure deals for our upcoming almost week-long event on Labor Day. The trip involved a lot of walking and it felt good that we were being productive while feeling the beach vibe.

And because we came for work and not for anything else, I was able to discover a lot of cheap finds! During our first night, I only spent 113 bucks for dinner and I was very full! There was a barbecue stand in front of one of the restaurants and it was so cool because each stick costed only 10 bucks! I got 6 sticks (2 barbecue, 2 isaw, 2 i-dont-know) hehe, a cup of rice and us office mates chipped in 33 bucks each for a 1.5 liter of soda! The melon-mango fruit shake that I bought from Johna’s was even more expensive than a full meal!

Also able to squeezed in one cocktail session at Nigi Nigi Too, and an hour of massage at Victor Ortega’s! Uhh, can I just share that it was my first super bad experience! I usually go for hard pressure when having massages but for the first time, that night, I asked the masseuse to soften because it felt like she was pinching me! When she softened, it felt like she was just gently rubbing my skin so I didn’t bother anymore. I just waited for the hour to be over and showed that I was totally awake throughout the session to subtly let her know that I was not at all relaxed. I wonder if she felt it though, lol. And for the first time too, it felt so hard to give a tip knowing that I’d always want to give my whole wallet to the people who give best services, if only I’m rich. Oh well.

Anyway, I can’t wait to come back a month from now! I wonder how different my photos will be? Also, it will be my first Laboracay experience!

  • Reply
    March 26, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    It has been so long since I stepped here in Boracay. Glad you had fun there even though you have to be away from your family to work. :)

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      March 26, 2016 at 11:05 AM

      Thanks Alissa! ❤️

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    Reg Rodriguez
    March 27, 2016 at 8:41 PM

    Super inggit with your Boracay snaps, even on Insta! :) Quiet Boracay is better than Laboracay!!! I didn’t enjoy my Laboracay experience but maybe if I was more in the party mindset it would’ve been different? Hehe Happy Easter!

    x Reg

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      March 28, 2016 at 12:53 AM

      Hihi, Boracay is always so pretty, the fine sands never gets old! But yeah I figured that quiet Boracay is better because I’m never the party kind of person!! Unless.. Alcohol to unleash the party mode! Haha! Happy Easter too, Reg!

      PS – I’m forever inggit sa NY photos mo kahit saang beach pa ako makarating! It will never match the Empire State Building! Haha

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    Richel V.
    March 28, 2016 at 9:38 PM

    Boracay sandbars look so good! I was mainly out and about during the holy week – in churches that I haven’t heard of before, but I was longing for the beach as well. Didn’t look to be that crowded in Boracay – or was that a trick of the photos? Hahaha!

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      March 29, 2016 at 12:39 AM

      Good thing there’s not too much lumot this time! And well, in fairness, it’s true naman that there’s not too much people din. Haha! As usual, there were a lot of tourists with different nationalities that our group seemed to be the foreigners pa! Haven’t tried doing the Visita Iglesia and I think it would be nice to do it next year! Hehe

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    May 12, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    GAAAH this is making me miss Boracay so much. Nagutom pati ako sa Barbeque hahahuhu

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