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!