Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Ramil + Ellyn

February 29, 2012

Ramil Fernandez and Ellyn Joy Tabocolde Nuptials...

A love story of two people from two different islands and speaks  two different languages...
A long distance relationship now joined together as one...

The ceremony was held at Esca's Garden Restaurant...
Motif is yellow and white...

Congratulations and Best wishes to the newly weds! ^_^

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Isla LaManok... An Hour Away from Carnaza Island

A love story of a hen and a cock...

This is the island recommended to us by the locals of Carnaza Island. And was it really worth it that we followed their recommendation. 

White sand... Beautiful sand bar... Clear blue water...

Excitement all over as we approached the so called chicken-less island.

The island served as pit stops for the fishermen who are from their fishing trips. It had no inhabitants, no fresh water. Just a shelter for the fishermen and the beautiful sandbar that connects the hen and the cock.

We bought fresh fish before we went to this island and this is what we are having for lunch. We sheltered ourselves in the cave and prepared our lunch. While waiting for lunch...

And lunch time!

After the sumptuous lunch, we did more beach bummin'. And of course group pictures before we leave this paradise.

Next stop is Isla de Gato...

Unlikely, the bums were too tired to make a pit stop to Isla de Gato, we just went back to Carnaza to find a beach so that we can chill... ^_^

Saturday, 18 February 2012

From Carnaza with Love ♥

After the Camotes trip, we were planning to go to Calanggaman Island as the next beach bumming project. But it was just too expensive for the bums... X_x

Day 1: The Plan B

Assembly time was 9:00am at North Bus Terminal. This time, we were not late. From work, we bought breakfast and went straight to the terminal. I guess we were the first ones there. We ate the take out breakfast while waiting for the others. At 10:00am, supposedly this is the ideal time to take off so that we can have enought time to haggle a boat to Calanggaman (yes, we are still double crossing our fingers that we'll get to Calanggaman in a cheaper way). But only 6 was there who made it on time, 2 more was still on their way and got stuck in a taxi dilemma.  Two hour of waiting *sigh* and at 12:00noon, we departed to the north.

4:30pm. We arrived at Tapilon Port. To our dismay, no boat was going to Calanggaman. *sigh* Good thing Tborz had a back up plan, he told us of another island up north, and that is Carnaza Island. Beach bums are still bumming theweekend! We made our last minute shopping for supplies and food. We don't know anything about this island since it's not that of a tourist spot. This is really an adventure for the beach bums. Boarded the last trip for the island of unknown. Off to Carnaza we go!

Our ride to Carnaza was not that smooth sailing. It was getting dark when we departed and when we were in the middle of the trip, Ms. Wind decided to become playful with Mr. Sea. But we decided to go with the flow of their game and enjoyed ourselves with a little bit of music and a joke here-and-there.

At last, after 2 hours, it's hellooooo Carnaza! It was really dark when we arrived the island and we needed a place to pitch our tents. It was a relief knowing that there is electricity in the island (but only up to 9:00pm), powered by one of the brgy councilor, Mr. Roger Racla. He even offered us his backyard for us to shelter our tents. The locals were very accommodating and friendly. That's another sign of relief. They even let us borrow some of their stuff for cooking and use their comfort rooms. ^_^

We pitched our tents and prepared dinner. As the night grow darker, we decided to build a bonfire and tell ghost stories (or whatever comes to the topic) over a bottle of T5.

We were blanketed by the wonderful starry skies. As the bottle became empty, the casts slowly made their exits. Lights off everyone.

Day 2: The Exploration

In the morning, the Mr. Sea is now calm and the beach bums are now ready to explore the island of Carnaza. But before that, it's breakfast time!

Welcome to the Farrah Cooking Show!
*clap clap*
Featuring Mama P's priceless kaon-ing poses...

And other casts' kaon-ing pics...

Now where ready! Some of the locals suggested that we go on a nearby island and they offered a bangka for us to rent for the whole day (100 pesos each). So island hopping we are! :D

Isla LaManok

Some of the beautiful islands that we passed by...

Most of the beaches surrounding the island of Carnaza are private properties of Lito Osmeña. With just 35 pesos per sqm, the Osmeña's would have bought the whole island if it weren't for the locals who lived there first. White sand beaches with untouched features, this island is really a haven for the beach bums. We searched for a public beach around the island and we found this!

Jump shot time!
We went back before sunset so that we can watch Mr. Sun sleep on a more beautiful view. And we'd also want to shoot some shadow pictures. :D

Day 3: The Goodbye

Again, we have to bid goodbye to another wonderful place. But rest assured, we will be coming back. This paradise will always remain in our beach bum hearts.

Thanks much to Nanay and Tatay for the warm accomodation! ^_^

Another beach bummin' success!! Booyah!

CAST FOR THIS TRIP: Tborz, Rhyzze, Farrah, Pia, Kaye, Jen, Niiru and Me

Want to see more of our photos, you might wanna take a peek of the Camwhoring Corner. :D