Monday, April 25, 2011

CamSur Watersports Complex

After Caramoan, we headed straight to Camsur Watersports Complex. CWC is a unique watersports park made especially for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. It offers a 6-point cable ski system, and other amenities like restaurants, shops and spas for guests. 
The cables as our background. :)
We first played at the Lago del Rey, since our turn to wakeboard would take a while because of the numerous guests that day. Lago del Rey is a facility designed for a wholesome family watersports entertainment that includes different activities such as swimming, inflated giant water slides, trampolines, volleyball, water obstacle courses, kayaking and a lot more,
Kayaking with my cousin Queennie.
 We played a race. Eldest vs. Youngest. It was a tag team of me and RG (my cousin) vs. Marc (my brother) and Queennie. With the help of cooperation, teamwork and brainstorming, the eldest won! :))))
My 2 loveliest cousins RG (posing his heart out) and Queennie. 
Queennie facing obstacle courses.  

After waiting for almost 5 hours, it was finally our turn to wakeboard. We first tried the kneeboarding since it was the best for beginners like us. 
Cute little Queennie about to face her fears. 
Then it was my turn. 
Off I go. WOOOH!!! 
Me about to take another shot! Woot!
  My new boyfriend.  

I must say that everybody looking for adrenaline rush should try this activity. It could surely satisfy the thrill cravings of anyone. I gave wakeboarding a shot but I wasn't able to control everything so I sticked with the kneeboarding, but I promise to master wakeboarding the next time I do this stuff. Not to mention, this activity is so affordable!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Nothing beats the virgins!

There are a lot of beautiful things in life that you didn't know could exist, because it's so good you can't believe it's true. :)

I was lucky enough to have discovered one of those things - the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur. This place is one of the tourist's attractions in Bicol because of the Islands' unexploited features and virginity-perfect for a very unforgettable island hopping adventure.

At the first part of the trip (the land transportation), it gave us the hassle because of the 12-hour drive from Manila to Naga port. Then from the port, we rode a boat that brought us to the hotel. The hotel wasn't as classy as I expected. It was located beside a flowing river. It's just an ordinary room, but with air conditioning. At the least, we don't need to worry for tiktiks slashing our bellies at night and it managed to gave us enough comfort we need.
The hotel beside the flowing river.

Before reaching the islands, we need to ride a jeepney that will bring us to the port. From the port, we have to take a boat to get to the islands. It's not the usual hotel-beside-beach thingy but a hotel-jeepney-boat-island thingy.
 After the 30 minute boat ride from the port, we reached one of the islands of Caramoan Paradise.

Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur
Taking pictures of surrounding beauties from the boat. I literally cried while taking these photographs. I love seeing such works of art of God in real life. I never wanna go home after being there. Being able to see such exquisite sceneries makes me feel weak. REAL BREATHTAKER.  
Taking pictures on the rock!
One amazing fact about the islands is that the sands are actually Puka shells that were crushed by the waves for a long time resulting it to be powdery, making the surface cool even under the fiery sun. AWESOME!
Taking a picture in one of the huge rocks on shore.
Discovered a large spider on a web just an inch beside my face.

Caramoan indeed is a paradise. Unfortunately we weren't able to visit everything, and we weren't able to do spelunking because my little cousin was too scared of the big waves.  Because of this, I promise to come back to this island to do stuffs I haven't done.

I love you Caramoan!

Some girls kiss frogs. I, eat them.

One boring day, I called my best friend Neng and told her we should go out. Luckily for me, she was a bummer as well. We decided to go to Quiapo and ended up having our future told by some guy fortune teller. It's thrilling because he was very masculine, his name was "Brother Totoy" and he was like saying stuffs about our love lives, our careers, about getting pregnant and the likes. We paid 100 pesos for the service. Having your future told! For just a hundred pesos! By a macho man! How sweet is that?!

Yes, we are bored.

Right after that, we went to this Hidalgo Street - known for its cheap DSLR finds - and went to canvass on  cameras. We found the stores and also learned that the stuffs were really cheaper but not that much. If you ask me, I still prefer buying in malls.

We WERE bored. Now we ARE hungry. Neng and I decided to look for the well-known "Escolta" located at Chinatown in Binondo, where famous exotic foods were being served. At first we thought that escolta was a street, but we later found out that it was a small eskinita located at the end of a bridge. It was a row of different carinderias. Food, mostly chinese, were being served. We went to one of the carinderias and asked the canteen helper for exotic foods. She told us that frogs were the only thing being served, since it was illegal to sell endangered animals. We ordered the Butter-fried Frog and Yang Chow fried rice and waited patiently for the food to be attacked on...
All I can say is that it really does tastes like chicken, just chewier. YUM!

One of life's greatest treasures

It's not diamonds.
It's not the pyramids of Egypt.
Not even the superior intellect of Einstein.


The Original Glazed Donuts from Krispy Kreme.

If you could only imagine the look on my face everytime I eat one.