Building up slowly!

To all my (silent) readers, I want to let you know that this page is still alive! (And a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!) LOL I might not be as diligent with updating BRYOLOGUE lately, but I am still here! I have been (yet again) keeping tabs on a lot of things, thus the delay in posting. But most of all, A LOT of things have happened since the last time I gave an in-depth view of my day-to-day activities. I just finished renewing my self-hosting, and I could not believe that a year has quickly flown by since I had bitten the bullet.

To cut the chase, this is the most significant update of my life:

I'm finally home, I guess. =)

I’m finally home, I guess. =)

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Finally in Coron – Day 4: Malcapuya Island

I think I can never get too tired with the breakfast that they serve, particularly that fish (I forgot the name) that was very soft and not at all salty. The serving might appear a bit small, compared to the usual serving of food that I eat.

It was also the birthday of Papa and my brother, as well as a couple of my friends. I’ve sent them my greetings, knowing that we might not have a cellphone signal once in the middle of nowhere.

Breakfast Day 3

Breakfast Day 3

We reached the travel agency earlier than usual, and we were also with some people who were with us the day before. Our destination, Malcapuya Island, was quite far and it would take us hours to go there.

Unfortunately, as if the travel time was not enough, there was one tourist boat whose motor malfunctioned in the middle of the sea and we had to go back a bit just to get them and tag their boat along. That severely slowed us down and it was already past lunchtime when we arrived in Malcapuya. =(

Our boatman

Our boatman

Look, I'm at the edge of the boat

Look, I’m at the edge of the boat

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Finally in Coron – Day 3: Island Hopping

Third day and we would be finally able to experience the sea! Again, breakfast must be arranged the night before. We were rushing so much that I had to wolf down the contents of my plate in four go’s. LOL

Breakfast Day 2

Breakfast Day 2

Again, the tour agency was a couple of blocks away from us, and we were just in time before we started walking to the port. Having heard the unfortunate news of a guy getting allegedly killed by a sea urchin, we opted to borrow beach shoes.

Enjoying the boat ride

Enjoying the boat ride

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Finally in Coron – Day 2: Getting around the town

For the second day, which is technically our first day for the trip, I woke up looking forward to the food that the lodge has for us. Normally, they would ask guests to pick from their menu the breakfast that would be served for tomorrow.

Breakfast Day 1

Breakfast – technically Day 1

The restaurant inside the lodge

The restaurant inside the lodge

After breakfast, we had the chance to go around the town proper and see where can we find the places that we need. There’s BPI about two blocks away from the lodge, then there’s Julie’s Bakeshop a couple of meters from us. The town proper is as idyllic as it gets. No brash noises and you can just walk around without worrying for your safety. However, I was worried more of the mosquitoes upon hearing that there was a dengue outbreak quite recently. We almost did not push through with the trip, but thought that citronella and Off! lotion can do the trick.

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Finally in Coron – Day 1: the arrival

If there’s one thing we have never done for years that we have been travelling, it would be a web check-in. But for our trip this time, we were compelled to do so as we were quite sure that the Metro Manila traffic would prevent us from arriving early at the airport. A few minutes on the road and we know that we were right. We left the apartment at 12:00 noon, but we reached the Domestic Terminal at half past 1: 00 p.m. The internet connection was spotty and it took two cellphones to make the web check-in successful.

Cebu Pacific's Turbo Jet plane

Cebu Pacific’s Turbo Jet plane

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