Monday, July 7, 2014

Taytay, Rizal

July 5-6, 2014

We organized a team outing/bonding with my former team and company to celebrate birthdays and farewell send off for those who resigned. Set date was July 5 to 6 (overnight swimming). The place was Club Serene at Cabrera Road Barangay Dolores, Taytay. Our meet up was Starmall, EDSA at around 1PM, bought our food and drinks then waited for the others. As we have no rented transportation, we just talked to few jeepney drivers and negotiate the fare (40 per head for 20pax so that's 800) to drop us to the resort. So we left at past 4 PM then arrived at the resort at 6 PM. Upon arrival we talked to the driver and asked to pick us up at 6 Am the next day (Jul 6).

Entrance fee: Php200 overnight
Casita (fan room with 2 single-sized bed) : Php1,500
Casita (Treehouse ; fan room with 1 single-sized bed) Php1,700
Cabana (standard aircon room with 2 double-sized bed) Php3,400
Picnic hut Php300

Only two persons were allowed to check the accommodations, note that what you see is what you get which we were not informed beforehand. n the Casita, there was only 1 table with 2 seats which is just like that of SM foodcourt's - not single chair alright. Please check the picture below. The single bed is actually NOT a bed but just like a jeepney driver's seat only wider and longer! Casita rooms CR are not clean though each has own CR/shower, this is good for max 20-24 pax though you only be provided with 4 chairs or equivalent to the foodcourt's seat. Casita is just good for summer. Whereas the Cabana has TV. The heater in shower room does not work. The room is just good for 12 pax, if you are more than 12 you have to occupy picnic hut but only 12 should sleep in the cabana. The bed was not cleaned properly, my skin turn red, a bit swollen and became itchy (hives)

How to get there:
Take FX Taxi or Jeep at EDSA cor. Ortigas, EDSA Shaw Terminal  going to Angono, Binangonan, Antipolo via Junction or Tanay. Take off at Tikling, take Tricycle going to Club Serene Resort.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Part 2

Nov. 15-19, 2013

Going back to PPS is never hard because it is indeed a place you would want to visit. This time with our parents, who wouldn't like their parents to enjoy? Costly yes, but you can make them very happy. Well, parents happiness is children's happiness too.

So booked our flights from cebu pacific 1 yr prior our travel date. Through piso sale.  That was in Nov. 2012 I think. We almost cancelled the trip because of typhoon Haiyan. We called Ysabelle Mansion but they informed us that their area was not hit but Coron. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pasig City - Dermcare

Jan. 5. 2014

Nakapurchased ang kapatid ko ng voucher ng Dermcare from Metrodeal. Nagpa schedule kami ng diamond peel with facial for just Php299.00. Dahil hindi pede ang sabay sabay na treatment sa amin, 10, 11 and 12 AM ang naging schedule namin. This was my 2nd time availing a diamond peel, the first was with Mendez in Market Market na hindi ko na inulit dahil una masakit ang facial nila ang bigat ng kamay ng staff, parang nagkaroon pa ng mark sa may tabi ng ilong ko yung ginawang pag scratch nila (yun kasi ang pakiramdam). 2nd hindi maganda yung naging service sa amin. With Dermcare it was different, mae experience mo yung buong treatment talaga as if you paid a regular price. Bakit? Kasi nakailang beses ng bili ng vouchers ang kapatid ko sa kanila after maubos ang vouchers regular naman ang ni avail nya at same lang ang procedure na ginawa. So naka-save ka talaga sa kanila, ramdam mo ika nga yung discount na bigay nila although sa SM Pasig nga lang yung branch na na avail nya dati. This time na branch was in Pasig  Blvd. cor. Lake view malapit sa Rizal Medical Center. The same treatment/procedure walang bawas sa service :). Unang step. Pinaghilamos muna kami ng mukha using facial wash. 2nd, Nagagay sila ng cream then steamer, pricking na ang tagal kasi mejo marami akong butlig sa noo ng panahon na yun haha. Pulang pula tuloy ang noo ko pero keribels lang. Lagay ulit ng cream,  pagkatapos vacuum nila mukha and then Diamond Peel naman. Matagal yung naging service nila unlike sa Mendez saglit lang, wag lang masabing hindi pinasadahan ang mukha. And then vacuum na naman, then yung additional availment ko na facial mask (collagen) worth Php150.

All in all, I'm very satisfied with the service :-)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ilocos Tour

March 28-31, 2013

Summer na naman! We arranged our next destination, this time Ilocos. And so the plan was materialized. We had our bookings to 3Kings Travel and Tours through Ensogo. Got it for less than 4,000 per person for 4D/3N. Frankly, I disposed my trackings or notes for I did not enjoy my trip. At the onset, we already encountered bad luck, for the bus was very late - an hour mind you. We thought we were going to ride a van but that was forgivable considering the numbers of people who availed the promo. At dahil first come first serve, we ended up in a bus instead of van dahil hindi kasi ganun ka early sa meet up point. Meet up point was at the gasoline station in quezon city along EDSA. We boarded at around 11 to 11:30 pm. Not all of the sites in the itinerary was followed, we weren't able to go to some for we had constraints time. We went to Vigan, Bangui Wind Mill, Pagudpud (Hannah's/Lagoon), Paoay church, Malacanang of the North, Baluarte, Sand Dunes- this was what I enjoyed the most although bitin kasi hapon na kami nakarating tapos naka pag sand boarding kami ng gabi na :(. Ang init ng buhangin hahaha. nagka pantal pantal ako huhu. The next day sa Bangui naman kami, kumain lang dun ng mga 1-2 hours di man lang naka lusong sa dagat or nakapag picture taking sa mga wind mills, then head off to Pagudpud na. In Pagudpud, nagkapantal na naman ako marahil dahil pa rin sa init ng sand dunes after effect hehe. Hindi ko masyadong nagustuhan ang ganda ng tubig sa Lagoon (dati nyang pangalan, now Hannah's.) Hindi kasing ganda at linaw dagat sa Boracay at hindi kasing pino ang buhangin. Pero nag enjoy pa rin naman ako dahil sa mini waves :). Masaya pa rin naman. Kung tatanungin ako kung babalikan ko pa ang Ilocos maybe but it would be in my last list. Sobrang traumatic kasi ang experience sa organizer di kasi organized yung trip. Mukhang hindi nila napaghandaan ng mabuti, pero thank you pa rin sa kanila kasi naging possible yung trip sa marami sa amin, they have given us cheap tour during Holy week and bumawi naman sila sa Hotel namin dahil nung una nagkagulo kami sa accomodations and so on. The owner did express an apology to all and hoping na hindi madala ang mga nag avail ng vouchers, 3Kings is forgivable. Pero if you plan to go there, it should be done with friends and in a van!