20 October 2011

Wonderful Six Days.


Hof Gorei

The six days I spent in Davao and Samal Island have been the most wonderful, I don't regret giving up the Masskara festival (but I certainly would want to go to the festival next year). It was a crazy-happy six full days filled with conversations, stories, laughter, and adventures worth telling.

Imagine this -- three resorts in three days and three buffets in one day! It was absolutely awesome!


Maxima Aqua Fun

We tried the water sports available in the resorts. We walked on narrow hanging canopy, too, (that's me in the picture!) and trekked 205 steps just to dip in a jacuzzi. There were also so many interesting events in between these activities and in between takes.

And I should confess now -- I fell off the banana boat twice! But that was not the embarrassing part. The embarrassing part was climbing back up the banana boat with so much difficulty because my butt was too heavy! Haha. Note to self: must lose weight!

And oh, I burned my hair while trying the fire poi because I was feeling fire dancer that night. Big mistake. Haha. But it was worth the fun and experience.


Leticia by the Sea

I will write about this adventure in my travel/food blog right after the show is aired so as not to preempt anything. After all, I will be Pop Talk's expert reviewer for the episodes we shot on the island and in Davao. Yes, two episodes! How lucky can I get? :D

I am utterly grateful for this experience. Grateful, too, to everyone who trusted I could do this -- my family, my friends, Martine, and the awesome Pop Talk producers/researchers/crew and host (Joni, Jane, Richelle, Luz, Joanna, Nino, Jepoy and Tonipet) who all made me feel comfortable and loved. Those who know me enough know I am painfully shy and agreeing to appear on tv is a brave step for me. I shall always remember this experience with pride and gratitude.

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My favorite part about this trip? Meeting people, gaining friends.

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CHELO October 21, 2011 at 2:38 AM  

sounds like you had the most awesome time,Ai;-) i can just imagine you trying to get back to the banana boat..i know how hard that could be, esp with a lifejacket on, waaahhh, bug-at gyud.

love the pics;-)

Anonymous October 21, 2011 at 3:51 AM  

so happy for you ai. for grateful people like you. i'm sure there's more blessings to come. mao nang idol ka nako. :D excited to see the episode send me the link pleaseeee next week. have a lovely weekend.

mahris

Martine | Daintymom.com October 22, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

Weeeeee! I'm SO happy to have told GMA about you, Aileen! I knew you'd be the PERFECT travel blogger for this piece ;) Can't wait to see the feature!!! I hope this is the start of more opportunities like this :) Bravo!

Aileen October 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

CHELO said...
sounds like you had the most awesome time,Ai;-) i can just imagine you trying to get back to the banana boat..i know how hard that could be, esp with a lifejacket on, waaahhh, bug-at gyud.

love the pics;-)

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I had an awesome time, Chel! This is an experience I will NOT soon forget. And yes, so bug-at! The butt, especially! LOL.

Happy you love the pictures! Thank you! :)

Aileen October 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

Anonymous said...
so happy for you ai. for grateful people like you. i'm sure there's more blessings to come. mao nang idol ka nako. :D excited to see the episode send me the link pleaseeee next week. have a lovely weekend.

mahris

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Thank you for being happy for me, Maris! And for always being there for me! I will send a link as soon as I get one! :) Hope your weekend was wonderful! :)

Aileen October 23, 2011 at 9:32 PM  

Martine | Daintymom.com said...
Weeeeee! I'm SO happy to have told GMA about you, Aileen! I knew you'd be the PERFECT travel blogger for this piece ;) Can't wait to see the feature!!! I hope this is the start of more opportunities like this :) Bravo!

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I will always be grateful to you, Martine! I hope I could return the favor one day. :) Thank you!

Anonymous October 24, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

I feel so privileged and honored now to be Poptalk's EP because of someone like you Ai!!! You make my job so much worth it. Thank you for this blog. Thank you for being our guest. Thank you for the beautiful friendship we all have shared! rest assured, this is not the last adventure we will share together! love you! -JONI

Aileen October 25, 2011 at 10:13 PM  

Anonymous said...
I feel so privileged and honored now to be Poptalk's EP because of someone like you Ai!!! You make my job so much worth it. Thank you for this blog. Thank you for being our guest. Thank you for the beautiful friendship we all have shared! rest assured, this is not the last adventure we will share together! love you! -JONI

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You're here! :D Thank you, Joni! The pleasure is mine. So honored to have known you and the rest of your team!

You all are so wonderful. I feel so blessed. More than anything, it's my friendship with you (all of you) that I treasure the most! I super love you, too! Hope to see you again soon!

Pop Talk na! :D

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