March 13, 2015

Cebu Adventures: Badian

March 13, 2015
This was mostly how my weekends looked like when I had my internship in Cebu for the last three months. My niece Anastasia and I were lucky enough that my cousins were there too, as they also love going on road trips, beach trips, food trips, and all other trips. They were kind enough to invite us to their weekend getaways (okay, we may have forced them a bit ;) in Cebu. Honestly, I don't think I would have gotten to explore Cebu if it wasn't because of them. So thank you, Kuya Pao & Tita Pau! You both are the reason why I was able to witness Cebu's hidden gems. *Huuuuugs*

First on our list: Badian for its secluded white sand beach. This place is so peaceful and laid-back; exactly what I needed to de-stress and relax after a loooooong week's work.

Tita Pauline ♥
Dress from Forever 21

This is what I'll miss the most in Cebu; white sand beaches that are just a car-ride away. Hopefully I get to go back to Badian soon with the BFF. Now we just need to find a car to get there. :|

P.S. The resurrection of my blog begins with backlogs. Please bear with me. :)
♥ Mikki 

March 12, 2015


March 12, 2015
So my best friend and I saw a hilarious Whisper Challenge video on Youtube yesterday and we thought it looked so easy so why not try it for ourselves. We ended up having a blast.

The objective of the challenge is to read the lips of the other player and repeat what he/she is saying.
Anyway, here's our take on The Whisper Challenge. Enjoy!

P.S. Please watch the video on HD.

October 16, 2014

Karogo Falls, Rizal

October 16, 2014

We didn't plan to go to this waterfall, hence our inappropriate clothes. Our agenda for the day was solely Wawa Dam, but because the universe was on our side, we were told by the locals that Karogo falls was nearby. Had I known, I would've brought extra clothes and jumped the moment I got there. It was gorgeous, especially the turquoise water basin that greeted Kaye and I when we hiked to the top. It was a simple waterfall really, but the simplicity of it made it all the more beautiful. 

The hike to the falls didn't take too long; probably around twenty to thirty minutes. There are no stores around so bringing food and drinks would be a good idea. It only takes a five-peso bangka (small boat) ride from Wawa Dam to get to the side where the falls is. Thanks to our guide Kuya Onie who was so patient with Ishaq's city boy problems, our countless stops for photoops, and for bringing us there safely. He doesn't ask for a specific amount for guiding tourists, you give however much you want. When we gave him our tip, I heard the wife saying "may pang-ulam na kami." Kuya Onie does not only guide tourists to Karogo falls, he also does rock climbing guides (with or without ropes), trekking, hiking, etc. Give him a call if need a guide to Karogo falls: 0946-446-4078 Onie Ferrer

Photos by Michelle Neri, Kaye Nesas, and Ishaq Estero

Wawa Dam, Montalban, Rizal

(From Kaye's S5. A+ for photo quality. Seriously!) 

(The obligatory tourist shot.)

My friends and I went on another adventure while we still can, since this might just be the last time we get to do so as I'm done with my academics and I'm finally flying home next week. *cries*
Kaye was able to come across a blog post about Wawa Dam days before we went and showed it to us, and since it wasn't too far from Manila, we thought why not? It took us roughly two hours to get to the Dam. Was it worth it? Honestly, it was disappointing. Perhaps it was because it rained hard the day before we went there, which was why the water wasn't clear. Aside from that, there weren't benches to sit on, and when we did find a bamboo bench and table, we were told that we had to pay a hundred to rent the "cottage". We were ready to leave after that, thankfully, when we asked the locals what else there is to do in the area, we found out there was a waterfall nearby, and so we went, but that deserves a separate blog post. :)

Anyway, Wawa Dam wasn't entirely bad. As you can see, we took advantage of the photogenic tunnel-like way going to the Dam. We had to be quick though to avoid unwanted photobombers

This trip was budget friendly. We spent less than 300 pesos:
50 - Cubao to Eastwood (Rizal) via FX
10 - Eastwood to Wawa via Tricycle
(the rest for food and drinks + Ishaq having to buy slippers because he wore shoes haha)

Photos by Michelle Neri, Kaye Nesas, and Ishaq Estero
The Blissful Wanderer © 2014