August 9, 2014

Raya holiday @ Boracay Island, Philippines

 I've been trying to keep my blog active, which I know I wasn't doing good enough. Especially now I've started working a full-time job, it will be lesser time for me to do styling and beauty write-ups for you guys yet I believe Instagram has now become a very easy and instant platform for me to share everything. More ootds, more foodporn pictures, more selfies of course :D
You would ask me how do I keep up with working a full-time job and blogging at the same time. I guess if you love doing one thing so much, you wouldn't give up so easily no matter what. Just like how I'm giving up my 9 hours sleeping time every single day > <'''

Enough ranting about my sleepless nights, my Raya holiday was indeed well-spent. It was a beautiful island except for the part that I had to travel a long journey part in order to get there. In fact, travel to-and-fro Boracay will actually take up 2 days. From taking an almost 3 hours flight from Malaysia to Kalibo airport, one and half hour bus to the jetty, a 15 mins pick-up service from the jetty to the hotel. By the time I checked in, it was already night time so I  went out dinner with my friend and had a drink by the beach. The next morning when I woke up to this beachfront view, geez it was too beautiful. White sand beach, crystal clear water, awesome companion. What more could I ask for. 

One of the best thing to stay at Station 1 is you get to have enjoy its best island cool @ Jonah's Fruitshake which is located in a small hut along White Beach Balabag. The first sip of Avocado-Mango with milk has triggered my addiction to have every single day when I was in Borocay, lol :D  

After spending the whole morning by the beach, we decided to hunt for some good local Philippines food. While doing the research, we found Smoke Resto located in the alley of D'mall right before Andok's. It is not a posh place to eat, but if you are looking for good food with reasonable prices, then Smoke is the way to go. We didn't order much as we decided to go for a light lunch. As we didn't get to try all the dishes that noon, we actually went another round dinner here the next day :p I think Bulalo and Sinigang na Hipon are the dishes you must try when you visit here. 

When you have nothing much to do in an island, you tend to eat all the desserts...oh wait, I mean I tend to eat all the desserts :D Every time I pass by Halowich @ D'mall, it's always having a long queue so I thought giving it a try. Shaved ice with mango soft serve, mango, watermelon, pineapple, cherry, banana, red beans, cornflakes, condensed milk and topped with chocolate sauce; so many tastes in one Mango Ice. 

Took a stroll around D'mall, basically nothing much so we then headed back to Station 1 to do sunset sailing. Because it was all cloudy in the evening, we didn't manage to catch the sunset and the saddest part was my camera was damaged when the water started splashing all over me while I was on the yacht. T____T Something that I did not anticipate!!! So these are the last pictures I took before my camera died on me. 

Rounding up my second day at Boracay, we had Spanish food @ Dos Mestizos. It was quite a distance away from station 1 that you need to take a tuk-tuk alike transport (the only public transport on the island if you wanna travel to the nearby restaurants). ALL THE FOOD THERE IS DELICIOUS!!! We had homemade spanish sausage, seafood tomato soup, paella with mixed meat and seafood and of course spanish crème caramel for dessert. 

Already missing the good times in Boracay. When is the next beach getaway?

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