So many backlogs! I wish I can blog like I used to but work is more stressful these days and with not just one but two kids to look after, we even find it hard to take photos (except with an iPhone) let alone write. Good thing I managed to finish five photo books. At least, I have no backlogs when it comes to printing photos. We now have books for the kids’ first birthday parties, baptism, family photos and portraits. I am grateful to online friends for pushing me to finish these.
Anyway, my family and I are going to the beach in a few days. I hope it will be relaxing enough that we can forget the bad things that happened lately and look forward to creating happy memories again. I’m not thinking of resting and sleeping since we have a toddler and a high-maintenance, drama queen little girl but at least, I won’t be working and even if they all throw a tantrum, I have the view of the beach to calm me. Here’s to hoping!
3rd day at Puka Beach Because of the strong waves, we decided not to take the boat to Puka beach. We just rented a tricycle and had the driver pick us up after lunch. Puka is one of the many things that I like about Boracay. It’s always so quiet and peaceful and still have the island charm intact. There are plenty of locals there who are more than willing to help you find the perfect spot, lend you a beach mat, tell you stories, etc. Of course, one reason is because they are trying to sell their wares but I don’t care.
Staying/shopping at Puka is so much different when you’re shopping at Station 2′s D’mall. Plus I always love hanging out at the beach, either sleep, drink, read or eat. There are plenty of shades there too because of the trees surrounding the place.
More random photos
To see them all, visit Boracay 2008 set on my Flickr.
This post has been delayed for so long so I am just going to let the photos tell the story. The trip was planned months before our 5th wedding anniversary but a month before that, my brother-in-law and his family decided to join us. I was so happy about this because it meant Chloe, Sandy’s cousin will be there as well. When Sandy has a playmate, she seems to forget about me. I’m so looking forward to a couple of day’s rest and Sandy having someone to hang out with might just be the solution.
As per Jody’s suggestion, we stayed at Boracay White House resort at Station 1. It’s beside Two Seasons, Sur and Seawind. Station 1 is our favorite area of Boracay because the sand here is so fine and the beach doesn’t get too crowded. You just have to take a trike ride if you want to shop and eat at D’mall. That is, if you hate walking down the beach. It has been raining days before our trip so I didn’t hope for a good weather that much. Plus the night before our flight, I read from the news that there was a storm coming. I was really prepared to stay inside the room and waste money on junk food and drinks.
So here’s the first batch on our first day. (click any of the thumbnails to view the bigger version)
We spent the entire afternoon sleeping and drinking cocktails when the storm came. Happy Hours were from 7AM-7PM so we took advantage of the room service and ordered anything that we can drink. The kids had so much fun despite the weather. I brought loads of activities so they won’t get bored inside the room. I wanted to bring a laptop for myself but I was afraid The Husband might not be too happy about it.
Part II up next.
Have you seen the movie “The Holiday”? Wouldn’t it be great to have the same opportunity of exchanging your home with another person? Security issues aside, I would love to stay on one of those Outer Banks vacation homes in North Carolina. They have this beachfront rental home with a private pool, large modern kitchen, hot tub, theater room, fireplace and a sports bar with pool table. I can already imagine myself setting up my laptop in the porch and feel the breeze while I work. Sandy can play in the sand while her Papa can watch his boring sports programs in the theater room.