Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cebu Getaway

Hi everyone!!! I'll be dedicating this entry to my first ever trip to Cebu! Finally, I was able to experience the Sinulog Festival Cebuanos and Manila people alike seem to be raving about. All I can say is, you got to see it to believe it! I got so much more than what I expected out of this trip and if I were to sum up my entire experience there into just one word, it would definitely be... epic! :)

*I'll be posting photos I got from Acarie and Kaye, but mostly Acarie who brought three cameras with her on this trip! At one point she even asked me what camera would I want her to use in taking my photo hahaha! How convenient when your friend brings a digicam, DLSR, and lomo cam. :)) Resolutions may vary though... but anyway credits to them!

Day 1- Acarie and I left Manila on January 14, 7:45 in the morning and we arrived in Cebu at around 9. Our Cebuano friends, Kaye and Vanz came to fetch us from the airport and we went straight for Nalusuan Island in Mactan.
After a 30-minute (or so) boat ride, we had our much awaited time on the beach.
We had a fantastic time snorkeling because the fishes were so friendly!! It was another first for me so, I can say I was a tad more excited than the others haha! I really wish we had an underwater camera because the view of the ocean-floor was simply amazing. :)

Before sunset, we headed back to get settled in Kaye's house in the city before going out for dinner. We ate at Dong Juan at Crossroads and then we went to Vudu for some music and drinks. Definitely a good way to cap our first night in Cebu. ;)

Did Kaye's brown smokey eyes with L'Oreal Color Appeal Made for Me Naturals Eye Shadow Palette in Rose Skintones,
 Shu Uemura Painting Liner in Mbrown, Benefit They're Real! Mascara

My eyes: Same as Kaye's, Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze, Lips: Angel by MAC

Day 2- We had a quick breakfast cooked by Kaye's mom (so sweet) before heading out to the streets for the SINULOG FESTIVAL!!! It felt so awesome to be apart of a whole city, celebrating something so grand such as this. The streets were packed with colorful decorations, parades, and Cebuanos soaked in the festive spirit (or should I say paint and beer) of paying homage to the Senior Sto. Nino. And how could I not mention the famous Lechon Cebu we had for lunch -- to die forrrrrr!

We met more of Kaye's friends and family there as well and somehow they all managed to make us feel welcome, even though there was quite a language barrier haha! It made it all the more fun in the end. :)
But we should definitely learn a few more Bisaya words for next time. ;p

Day 3- Our final day in Cebu, how time flies so fast when you're having fun. We ate lunch at Ilaputi, yet another place worth going back to. Then we went shopping for yummy pasalubongs at Shamrock. We strolled around Ayala Center Cebu and had our early dinner at Casa Verde before our flight going home. 

Acarie and I had separate flights going home so, my flight couldn't be any more sadder. Haha! I had like about an hour of alone time spent pondering about the weekend that had just passed hahaha! ;p I really had a wonderful time in Cebu, I couldn't believe I was leaving already.

Thanks for the memories Cebu!!! It was nice meeting you for the first time, but this most definitely won't be my last! ;)


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