Well, so much happenings right now and I need to blog all of it. Lemme start with my weekend getaway….
Last Friday, Ate Swit and I went to Pearl Farm. Well, it’s Kuya Mike’s treat for her and she decided to brought me along and she really made a great decision! We got lots of challenges on having that beach getaway from choosing the dates on when to have that overnight, looking for the great and affordable deals on the internet and experiencing trouble with credit cards. But then, we were able to book on the day that we liked the best. Friday came and both of us were too excited to go to the resort. We had an hour of boat ride before we can finally step on the white sand beach of Pearl Farm. When we arrived the staff gave us Pineapple Shake and we consumed everything, ahaha. Then, we got our keys for our Samal House. We thought that the Samal House was just an ordinary room but when we opened the room….oooohhh…ang ganda!!!!!! those were the words came from our mouths, it was breathtaking and beautiful. We had a big white bed, separate bathrooms, TV, mini ref, tables, and a bench with a great view of the beach and Mt. Apo. The room was perfect and we wanted to stay there for long!
For our First Day, after the ohhhs and ahhhs at the Samal House, we went to Malipano Island. So, we waited for the speed boat that will bring us to Malipano from Parola Bar. We had pictorials at the Malipano and it was like we owned the small island at that moment, nobody’s there except for the both of us, so we grabbed the chance for the pictorial session, ahahaha. After the clicks and smiles, we finally soaked in the water, ahhihi. Ate Swit and I shared stories, opinions and plans for our lives..well, we also included our boys noh…ahahaha..It was 5pm and the staff told us that we have to leave the island. We went back to our Samal house to prepare ourselves for the Pirates Night Dinner.
Pirates Night! So what did we wear? just look at the pics, I’m too lazy to describe it, ahahhaa…
Anyways, there were lots of food served on the different stations. Let me name some of it, okies.
- Fresh Seafood, super fresh and it will be cooked in front of you….yum!
- Desserts, fresh fruits, cakes and a lot more.
- Grilled Chicken, Beef, Pork and Fish
- Lechon Baboy and Manok
- All the salads that you can think of
I was not able to click my camera on all the food because I was busy geting my dinner and my tummy was growling already, ahahah!
After dinner, we played BINGO, it was part of their program so we played and hoping we could win, Law of Attraction, ahaha. After folding all my numbers and waiting for the number 24 (which is my age) at letter I..the emcee finally said the awaited I-24 and I shouted BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! taddaaaaa….I won and I got my prize, what’s the prize? an Intro Diving Lessons from Wind and Wave Pearl Farm worth $60!!! I’m not yet done and I still played Limbo Rock, well it didn’t have a prize but I enjoyed it. That was a great night and I knew I have to conquer my fear because I won the Diving Lesson, bwahhaa.
Day II, went to Malipano again for some pictorials, ahihih. Then, to Mandaya Pool..hay, how I wish I know how to swim because the pool was really great, I was just practicing my floating and bubbling skills at that time and also checking my ears if it pops if I go under the pool….why did I do that? because I’m planning to have my diving lessons after lunch, waaahhh..kolba my heart!
Called the Aqua Sports before we checked out so they can reserve a slot for my diving lessons…But before that, we had our Buffet Lunch at the Maranao Restaurant! This time, more pasta, more lamb, more shrimps, more desserts, more salads and more and more….ahaha…that’s why we decided to swipe our cards for that meal, ahahhaa…
Diving! I signed a form/waiver before wearing my loose diving suit, ahaha. Then, we started the lessons at the Mandaya Pool. I was listening attentively but I kept on asking questions, kolba kaya!!! Then, we had our diving test at the pool….I had a hard time kneeling and regulating but still my master diver told me that everything will be alright…Then, we’re all ready to go to the Marissa Wall, it’s 15 feet deep!!!!! I was thinking not to continue it anymore but I was already there and I had to do it. I went down first, equalized, breathe and cleaned my mask…the experience was so amazing!!! I saw different fishes, corals and many more….I didn’t want to get up at that moment…I was able to conquer my fear…I still dunno how to swim but at least I was able to dive and swim like a fish for a while…..
Again and again…I am really thankful to Kuya Mike and Ate Swit for the treat. It was an experience that I will never forget **tears** I really have fears and I was able to face it with Ate Swit’s support and encouragement…again, thanks to you guys! love u both…
I think God wanted me to have those experiences because I’ll be leaving so soon….He wanted me to enjoy my life here in Davao while waiting for my visa….I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!