Friday, December 21, 2012

White sand instead of white snow.

my playground
sun worship

i'm the + one

Summer started early.  I'm skipping the holidays this year.  First destination- Boracay.  They say it's become overrated, too crowded, spoiled.  I say it's still one of my favorite beaches.  It's my ultimate playground- beach & party are my kind of games. 

Boracay, Aklan

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Hair & Make-up Experiment

i must have been enjoying this a lot didn't realize the time...4+ hours?!
they're all dolled up, i'm all stressed out! kidding.
gorgeously partyin' the night away!

The party started at 7pm, we got to the venue 15 minutes before 10pm and we weren't even being fashionably late (though I wished this was the case).  I bit off more than I could chew.  I'm no expert so I didn't realize doing hair and make-up for 5 ladies takes so much time!  By 10pm, I was dead exhausted and forgot that I was also attending the same party these ladies were headed to.  Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining.  In fact, I enjoyed every bit of the process!  I think I did a pretty decent job!  Don't these dolls look beautiful?!

Chindy's crib
Cebu International Convention Center

Monday, November 5, 2012

TRAVEL | Lambug Beach, Badian Cebu

the beach as seen from a distance
high tide, left side

right side
another angle
the sand
Manang Virgie's native villas
where we stayed

the other villa
beach, midnoon
right before sunset, view from the villa
sunset, not my best shot

I've been to this beach numerous times now yet I haven't found time to blog about it.  Boo!  My friends have been asking me about the place too so here's the long-overdue post about Lambug Beach in Badian, Cebu.  The first time I was here was around 2008 and I have to say it was love at first sight.  It has all the elements of a postcard beach- white sand & clear waters.  So it's no surprise the beach became one of my personal favorites!  Oh well, almost all of the beaches in Cebu are my favorites.  Let's just say this one's close to the top of my list.  It may not be that close to the city as the other beaches but it kind of works as an advantage.  It's remote location keeps it from getting seriously overcrowded, considering that this is a public beach.  People from around here are very friendly too!


I've tried both means- car and bus.  Driving to this beach via car is obviously the more convenient way.  It takes about 2.5 hours drive from the city, sometimes 3 hours, depending on how mad of a driver you are and the city traffic of course.  You have to drive to the southern part of Cebu, to the town of Badian.  If you're not from this part of the country- you have to turn right when you get to Carcar's town circle and then drive up & down mountains, passing by towns- Barili, Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara and Moalboal before arriving Badian town.  Once in the town proper (where you see the market and all), drive farther south and look for the signage that says Cebu International Golf & Resort and turn right into that small asphalt road.  Drive past the golf course and then into that small dirt road to the left which will lead you to the beach.  Of course, don't be stupid, it's always best to ask around if you get lost.

For first timers and the adventurous, taking the bus just might be the perfect choice.  From the city, head to South Bus Terminal and take the bus that goes to Badian town.  I suggest you go for the larger buses which are mostly operated by Ceres, for safety reasons.  These buses leave in 30-minute intervals if I am not mistaken.  So if you miss one, there's definitely going to be another trip after that.  You just have to wait longer.  Tell the bus conductor to drop you off Badian town proper, specifically in the public market area.  From here, you can either ride a tricycle or a multicab to go to Lambug beach, depending on how many travelers are there.  If there are only 5 people or less, go for the tricycle.  And oh!  Once you arrive at the beach, make sure to get manong driver's mobile number or better yet, arrange your pickup time for the following day (there are no tricycles on standby in the beach area).  Taking the bus+ tricycle roughly takes 3 or more hours to reach the destination. Fare costs: Ceres Bus - P117.00 non-aircon (Cebu to Badian town proper) | Tricycle/Multicab - P20 per person (Badian town proper to Lambug beach)


There's not that many choices when it comes to accommodation in Lambug beach.  The area is under-developed when it comes to being a tourist destination.  By underdeveloped, i mean no high-end resorts or hotels operate in the area.  There are however overnight cottages/villas.  The overnight rates range from P1000 up.  Everytime my friends and I visit this beach, we always stay in one of Manang Virgie's native villas.  There are two big villas, or houses (as Manang Virgie calls them).  Overnight rate is P2500.  Not that pricey considering there are 2 rooms, and a total or 6 double beds!  And there's no maximum number of guest per villa too, I think.  There are smaller overnight rooms in her place too that are priced at P1000 per night for two.  I find Manang Virgie's hospitability extremely good.  She makes sure all her guests check out of her place with nothing but compliments about her service during the stay.  For reservations, you can reach her at- 09352115549 or 09236626048.  Tell her you stumbled upon her place via this blog, she just might give you a discount if you haggle. *wink*


There are no restaurants in the beach.  Before heading there, make sure to buy/bring everything that satiates hunger and thirst.  If you there by car, I suggest bring everything you can- grocery, alcohol, meat, canned goods, junk food, bread, rice, etc..  Manang Virgie does cooking services for a fee so no need to worry about eating everything instant.  You can have her grill, fry, cook rice, etc.   If you commute however, I don't suggest you do the same.  Heavy bags of grocery, long travel, and tight spaces do not go well together.  Just buy stuff from the city that are only found in the city (your favorite imported brand of vodka for example? lol).  It won't be that convenient bringing loads of grocery bags on board a bus.  Trust me, the ride gets uncomfortable sometimes.  You can do some last minute shopping once you get to Badian public market.  Just ask the tricycle/multicab driver to guide you to the fish/meat stalls there.  There are small sari-sari stores found in the beach area in case you run out of something but expect their prices to be a little bit pricier, item availability can be an issue too. 

So there you go!  I hope this post helps you guys plan out your trip to this beach.  And tell me what you think about this place if you've been there! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life's better in board shorts.

paradise for the weekend

the cast- sober by day, wasted by night

gay & straight, go figure.


would have fit in as a topless girl if not for the armpit hair and flat chest. LOL

lunch- vodka by the beach

music is the sun, dancefloor is the sea

mugshot for BUI (beaching under the influence)

where them Billabong girls at?

happy hour

doomsday preppers

and the party begins!
excuse the butt crack

drink up!
sexy, ugly, wasted looks
Lambug Beach
Badian, Cebu

Saturday, October 20, 2012

What I Wore | 10.19.12

graphic tee - Swasnine
skinnies - thrifted
cardigan - SM dept. store
sneakers - Vans
sunnies - RayBan

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The beach gods must have missed me.

Sunday- it's high noon, you're lazing around the house, daydreaming, wondering how you survived 3 months of no beach.  You're jealous of your brother who's probably sunbathing and getting wasted at the same time during that very hour (he was on a weekend beach trip).  You get knocked back into reality by a call from a friend who's been tortured by the same thoughts all morning.  He invites you to a road trip down south to one of your favorite beaches along with another friend to watch the sun set while you sip Jack and Coke.   How do you respond to that? You don't!  You simply get your ass out of the house, grab your stuff, and get lost.  Fast forward-  you're all a little tipsy when night fell and you all agree to head back to the city instead of staying overnight (i strongly do not endorse this!).  Another 3 hours worth of driving, you reach the city, decide to grab a bottle of Bacardi and continue the liver workout until you all pass out.  Okay that passing out part is an exaggeration just for added drama.  Not exactly how I pictured my grand homecoming comeback to be like, but hey, no-confettis/banners-comeback is still a comeback!  I am back.


Basdako Beach
Moalboal, Cebu

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

If you can't go to the beach, make your own beach at home!

you need the following to create summer at home during the rainy season: a friend who's as crazy as yourself, house music+loud speakers, inflatable pool+lotsa water, vodka+lemonade, sunscreen+tanning butter/oil, sunnies+swim shorts, spacious rooftop+city view, and a sunny Sunday!

 inflatable pool saves the day!

my niece joining in our craziness
 and then boom! thunder and heavy rain...reality check.

few more snapshots before draining out the the pool..

Saturday, September 29, 2012

What I Wore | 09.28.12

shirt - thrifted
jeans - thrifted
cardigan - SM Dept. Store
sneakers - Vans
sunnies - Rayban Folding Wayfarers

Saturday, September 15, 2012

What I Wore | 09.14.12

shirt - John Lawrence Sullivan
cardigan - Topman
pants - thrifted
sneakers - Keds

Saturday, September 8, 2012

What I Wore | 09.07.12

shirt - Zara Man
jeans - Thrifted
sneakers - Vans (Distressed Era)

I'm thinking of posting photos of my different looks in this blog just to see how my style evolves in time.  I'm no expert when it comes to style.  I just wear what's comfortable and what I think looks good on me. No, I'm not going to create a lookbook account anytime soon!  I'm way underqualified for that.  I'm thinking of posting something that looks like the photo above but in a better quality of course!  These photos were taken using my mobile phone so I'm sorry for the quality. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Random Thoughts Friday

I thank God for beautiful mornings. (photo taken last 09.06.12 @ 5:57am)

I still love the beach even during rainy days.

I love sunsets just as much as sunrises.

I haven't gone partying inside a club for 2 months now and I am doing alright.

I hate my fair skin so I need to hit the beach asap.
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