BORACAY TRIP - TIGERAIR x GUSHCLOUD x DISTRICTBORACAY
Saturday, December 21, 2013.
Okay, so it has been a long, fruitful and fulfilling trip with Gushcloud to Boracay
AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START!!
I'm not the best story teller, or photographer
but what you'll see below are snippets of my 4 days spent with
new wonderful people that I met (:
So at the start, I was really nervous going on this trip as I barely knew anyone there!
I felt so gangsta and ballsy putting myself in such a foreign environment
but I felt the need to challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone
and try something new, to go on an Adventure...
And I'm super glad I did it and you'll find out if you make it through this lengthy post (:
Arriving at Changi Airport everyone was gathered around with their luggages
waiting to check in, I was pretty panicky you could see it all over my face.
I told my mom who sent me to the airport and had breakfast with me
that I don't know how to make it through the 4 days, I'm worried.
and she said,' I'm only as great as my emotions are and what I allow myself to feel.'
BAM I decided to snap out of it and make the best out of it.
We took the direct flight to Kalibu, kindly sponsored by Tigerair
Upon landing, I already could tell we were approaching paradise as just look at those cumulus clouds!
We never get to see clouds so clear and crisp and fluffy in Singapore.
Roseanne was probably the only other blogger I knew on the trip at that point of time
We were in the same shoes trying to get to know everyone,
their names, what they do, etc
It was nice meeting her again after we attended a makeup event together
She's an awesome fellow makeup guru who does Youtube videos too!
Always excited to meet people with the same interests ^^
On the plane I sat beside Serene and the Tigerair representative
(which I didn't manage to snap a pic with D:)
We chatted off really well and I felt like things were off to a great start
Serene owns her own clothing store shared with Tricia
Their designs are great :D
Tips to note while traveling long hours:
1) Try to pick the plane seat that you prefer
If you like sitting near the window just go for it,
for the first plane ride, we got the back seats right next to the toilet
It wasn't that comfortable as our seats could not be pushed back and people kept moving up and down to use the washroom which in turn was quite distracting.
2) Pack tidbits/ lightfood
We were unprepared for the long trip thus when we reached our destination
3) Pack basic toiletries that are essential to you
You might want to freshen up after a long flight
4) Bring your own entertainment
iPad, Magazine, Laptop, MP3. Storybook
and I tell you it was worth it
The hotel stood out like a gem
and the posh design immediately caught our eye
The rooms are spacious, clean, well equipped
And the toilet was dope too!
They had enough mirrors for us girls to share,
so we need not hustle in the morning.
and they had hot water for showering!!
Haha, ok, I love taking hot showers so if the hotel's water is not hot enough
I shared room with Val and Szes
and got to know them so much better during the trip!
Extremely lovely girls to be with (:
The hotel was oh so kind to give us little tidbits daily
On the last day, they even gave us a customized luggage tag!
There was also an outside balcony where you could chill or dry your clothes
The girls and I spent some time out here just chit chatting and chilling~
The view from the pool from our room in the night
and the outdoor bar / restaurant
Day 2: Waking up fresh and ready to conquer the hotel breakfast buffet!!!
I'm always so excited to try out what various hotel buffets have to offer
They have a large variety for picky eaters to choose from
and even have daily specials which you can specially order to try.
We tried some poached egg prata thingy and their Banana Crepe
Best thing about breakfast is of course the EGGS!
I love eggs esp omelettes
Here you could also fry your own picks like bacon and sausages
We had an Island Hopping Tour + Snorkeling + Lunch
planned for us and I was stoked-
FIRST TIME SNORKELING HELLO!!
At Crocodile Island which ironically looks like a crocodile
therefore the name
Made me scared for awhile
But they had to check for sharks first before we could snorkel in the waters
I so want to do it again,
we fed the fishes biscuits and they all swarmed towards us
Fiona, Valerie and Sze Li
Girls that I hanged out with during the trip
Making things so much more enjoyable ♥
Met this super talented photography babe
during this trip
Didn't know she was the magic behind numerous stunning blogshop shoots
New found respect for this beauty with brains ;D
Can't wait to spend more time with you in the near future
Getting off the boat into the clear waters
Day 3! Feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole adventure thing
we decided to take it easy on this day
simply just relaxing by the beach, taking dips, getting massages
oh you know the usual beachy sleeze
I stayed back with Szes as we weren't the extremely adventurous sort
while the rest went cliff jumping and ATVing
Plus Szes wasn't feeling that well
During this time we bonded a lot
as we had a lot in common to talk about
like Loki! We both love Loki heh.
I told her I used to think she was kinda cold judging from her ModParade shoots
which features her not smiling at all
but actually no, she's really friendly, caring and warm ^^
and really pretty when she smiles
We grabbed lunch with the rest which were also too nuah to head out
Here's Berlin! Very bubbly girl (:
Which are damn funny people to hang out with ♥
Boracay has one of the best calamaris I've ever tasted,
it's like calamari heaven.
So the three of us spent the rest of the day together
Love Joanna's sparkling outgoing personality
She can instantly clique with anyone
We got our nails done and had Starbucks :p
The waters are seriously so clear you can see the fishes swimming in it
and it's really shallow so you can walk far out into the ocean
Kife is super pro at camwhoring
I have to give him 5 stars for it
Beautiful sunset we are always trying to catch
cause it goes down pretty fast.
We had delicious food every night
The flavors in Philippines are really strong and prominent
it goes BAM when it goes into your mouth
This was the night, we strayed from the pack and had our own
3 ladies candle light dinner by the beach
*pic stolen from szes blog*
Credit to her light ray camera
We went shopping after dinner and walked past this cute ferris wheel
I mean who can resist not riding this right?
*also from szes*
Only for people with guts alright.
It went round countless of times, probably a good 30 rounds.
Boracay never fails to have sunny bright weather
Stuck in District Boracay's cosy bed
I never fail to have an ice cream crepe when I'm overseas
Wanna try all the crepes in the world
We washed up and got ready for the Gushcloud annual meeting:
Our Bosses, Vincent and Althea gave extremely motivating and heart felt speeches
which gave us a boost for the upcoming year
to do better and serve our best
We had a splendid Greek Dinner after the meeting
where we feasted!
NOM NOM NOM
The trip quickly came to an end in a flash as we look back upon
the memories and bonds created
From strangers to friends
Special thanks to the super adorable Freda
Who brought me into Gushcloud
I'm still fresh and new to this whole social media thing
but it has been a good start and I'm definitely hoping for more to come!
and back in Singapore reunited with this asswipe
who gave me the greencard to go on this trip
leaving him all alone behind
I would do everything all over again (:
THANKYOU SO MUCH
Tigerair is now flying to YANGON
Yangon (literally: "End of Strife") is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of Yangon Region. Yangon, with a population of over five million, is the country's largest city and the most important commercial centre.
With a lack of international brand saturation and an abundance of parks, lakes and gleaming pagodas, vibrant street life and friendly locals,Yangon Myanmar's largest city and former capital, is a city worth getting to know before venturing elsewhere in this wonderful country.
Wow, that's one place I'll love to visit next.
Added it to my 'must go places'
Thanks for staying with me till the end of this blogpost
(That is if you're still with me, hello, waves)
Merry Advanced Christmas ahead
and I can't wait for the new year to start!
But remember, you don't need to wait till the new year to start making resolutions
(or actually, anytime you feel like it hahahha)
So what will your new year resolution be?
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