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December 13, 2017 (Palawan Day 4/1) | The plan was to do a more relaxing tour for our last day. Our first stop was a hidden gem called Nagkalit-Kalit Falls. We had to trek for about 40 minutes and crossed 9 rivers for the ultimate waterfall. haha the cold water from the falls was so refreshing and we had the place just for ourselves hihi perks of earlybirds!

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December 29, 2017 | Last day ;( chard the packing master helped me to fit in everything in my medium sized luggage and hand carry hahaha des came over too to say bye. but somehow i dont have a picture?! haha we left home at around 5.30pm, arrived in manila at around 8pm?!! blame the traffic from pnpa-paseo.

Reality hits once im at the airport. But i tried my best not to cry. almost succeeded but when my moms voice cracked while saying bye wala na talo na. hahahaha so yeah. it still hurts. i thought i was stronger this time but i guess it’ll always be like this…home will always be a place where my family and closest friends are.  

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December 13, 2017 (Palawan Day 4/2) | Second stop was Nacpan Beach for lunch and to just chill by the beach. It was so serene cos it wasnt crowded. We enjoyed jumping through the waves for about one hour. haha..then it started pouring rain. :( Original plan was to head to Las Cabanas for the perfect sunset moments but it was all cloudy and rainy so we decided to go back nalang. And just chilled in the hotel.

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December 28, 2017 | Had farewell lunch with the Delas Alas siblings in Rob manila plus last shopping day before i leave.  Went home together yay to another sleepover. Im just so glad we got to do our real talk and just be honest w each other before i leave. I realized alot of things during my short stay here.. i ddnt expect that we’d turn out this way but im glad it did. May sound cliche but open and honest communication is key

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December 12, 2017 (Palawan Day 3) | Another day, another tour. haha skies were gray..but as long its not raining all is good. lol today we did the Tour C which consists of Matinloc Shrine, Secret beach, Hidden Beach and Helicopter Island. This tour was much farther than tour A. The distances between each island was bigger but still worth it. We did lots of snorkeling at different spots..but the waves were bigger this time so it was exhausting to swim back to the boat. Luckily kuya guide saw me struggling and came to the rescue to pull me back to the boat hahahaha 

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December 11, 2017 (Palawan Day 2/2) Its amazing how the color of the water changes from island to island. At times its clear green to blue and light blue to turquoise. We also had the opportunity to kayak around the small lagoon..it was crowded for the first 10min puro traffic. haha but the other tours left again so we had it for ourselves. The Big Lagoon was our last stop..and as we were heading back, the clouds became gray…waves got bigger, it started to rain really hard. the heavy raindrops hit our faces and bodies the whole time for like 1hr haha sakit din ha. We were all cold and wet. You couldnt see anything cos everything was gray…foggy. The girl from our new couple friends started to cry cos she was so worried- She thought we were lost hahahaha but i assured her that the boatsmen have everything under control. lol and yeah we made it safely back. Salute to our guides who are so chill and do their jobs so well :)) 

We wanted to explore el nido some more at night but ended up with takeout pizza and movies and feel asleep right away. the good kind of pagod.

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December 11, 2017 (Palawan Day 2/1) | We saw El Nido at daylight  for the first time since we arrived here in the evening. And I have to say its just like in the magazines, blogs, videos… it really is breathtaking!!! The call time was at 8am. Each boat had about 15-20 persons on board. We made friends w a cute couple from london..we were also with a big filipino family on board which made the whole ride fun. :)) there were 3 guides with us..they also cooked our lunch while we did some island hopping..the food was so so so good. lots of inihaw and fresh fruits & salad which gave us the strength to do some more snorkeling haha 

So Tour A includes: Small Lagoon, Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Simizu Island and 7 Commando beach. 

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December 10, 2017 (Palawan Day 1)|  Our first out of town trip with just the two of us. haha We had an early morning flight to Puerto Princesa, then from there, 5-6 hrs drive through the never ending zigzag road to El Nido. We got there around 6pm ish? Checked in our hotel which did meet up with our expectations. haha so i can recommend Amakan Hotel if youre planning to go the El Nido hehe We also got lucky with our tricycle driver cos he offered to be our guide for the Island hopping tours..he even got us discounts. cos the tours normally cost around 1,200-1500 PHP and we only paid 1000 each mehehe

We had dinner by the beach some classic inihaw foods then went back to the hotel and fell asleep right away at around 8pm lol regaining some strength for tomorrows Tour A island hopping experience.

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December 5, 2017 | My most awaited vacation for this year has finally begun!! Traveled for about 17 hours and had a stopover in Dubai. Arrived in Manila at around 10.30pm was welcomed by the long lines for the immigration with aircon na di maramdaman hahaha as i walked out the airport, was searching for my parents to pick me up…but guess who else was there.. of course the boyfriend. :) I didnt expect him to be there cos i kept telling him not to come since its late already.. so yeah he ended up eating with my family (my choice of takeout: Jollibee lol) and slept at our place. 

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December 19, 2017 | Dinner date with Atsi! Before i got here des and i talked about having exchange gifts…but it doesnt have to be fancy or anything the main point was to give something that only reminds us of US. hahaha she gave me a cutie snape keychain. yeeeep we’ve got lots of feels for severus snape. (inside jokes plus emotinal feels lol) anyway we had heart to heart talks as usual…but this time more serious matters cos adulting uhuuu. hahahahaha. and of course biglaan sleepovers are the best too. watched the filipino movie camp sawi which sucked. HAHA but im glad i got to watch it with her para di ako naiinis ng magisa. :))

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November 24, 2017 | Birthdayyy parteyyyy hahaha. was my first time to throw a party/ small get together..like independently without someone planning and preparing for me (thanks parents for all the past birthdays lol) Alessa helped me all the way with preparing and cooking. My closest friends came and some of my cousins. Everything went pretty well. i guess we all had a good time haha went out at around 11pm for a few drinks and landed in a club dancing. Such a crazy night with my closest friends and cousins. So happy that we all got along together hihihi I guess this is one of the happiest birthdays ive had :))

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November 23, 2017 | Turned 24 today. :)) I had to work but it was all chill and good vibes. hihi brought various types of cakes and cookies to work (bought them from the grocery store aint got time to bake for 30 coworkers hahaha) 

Iris and me worked till 4.30pm so we waited for Mja (cos she had to work till 6pm and our dinner reservation was at 6.30pm) over a a hot Glühwein and talking about life, relationships and giving each other reality slaps :))

We ate at this local indian resto. the food was okay…. hahaha but it didnt really matter cos the company was so much fun hihi i received a party card game.. Each card has super random questions and you have to guess to whom it fits the best. example.. like who would never forgive their partner for cheating? or who stole money from their parents haha to questions like who farts the loudest hahahah. we played it for like 3hours. :)) I must say today was such a fun birthday.