23rd June 12
Definitely a late post because I got sick for the whole week last week. Sucks that I only have a one day weekend to rest. ☹ Anyway, here are some photos from our day two at Palawan! Our trip going to the Underground River covered up the entire day, then we just rested and went to some nice restaurant for dinner. My mother gets tired easily, that’s why our day was so chill. Haha!
My scrawny feet because of walking along the sea shore. Haha!
We had to ride a boat going to the Underground River.
Here’s our ride. They are just some of the tourists who came along with us. We eventually got to know each other-
See. That’s mom and someone we just met. Haha!
Of course you had to ride a boat to enter the cave. I didn’t know they allow to use a flash when taking pictures inside the cave. Should’ve brought mine!
That’s me. I look like a carpenter. Hahaha! I look a Lego man =))
Okay game let’s go inside. Hahaha!
The entrance of to the Underground River!
Here are some of my photos inside the cave. I used my built-in flash (yes, I really didn’t care if bawal haha!) and the red/blue glares on some of the photos are caused by the color of the life vest and the helmet. I could’ve opt for a better seat in front to avoid that. Haha!
They gave meaning in every rock formation they see inside the cave. From the Last Supper to a male frog… Haha weird!
Parang ang hipster lang ng dating ng glare effect. Haha kainis!
Do you dare enter? Hohoho!
The cave was huge and long. There were a lot of orbs on some of my photos. It could be orbs or maybe I mistook them for dusts on my lens pala. Hahaha!
Yes, it was stinky inside. Haha! My friend told me to take the funniest tour guide for the Underground River - our banker (bangkero lol) was too funny for my life. Hahaha!
Ohaii source of light hahaha!
Time so say good bye to the river. Haha bye Underground River! Lol
We went back to the sea shore. I roamed around and saw this little guy. I was scared haha! A komodo dragon!
It’s definitely one of the nicest place I’ve ever seen. I love the rocks on the background!
And this awkward rock. Haha!
After the trip, we went back to the city via boat and we ate lunch. Tired as fuck lol!
After the lunch break, we went to look for “tamilok”. It’s their delicacy in that place. My friend listed that as one of the dares she gave me.
Tamilok is a shipworm and is found inside a tree. It’s prepared as kinilaw - that is, raw (cleaned) but marinated with vinegar, chopped chili peppers and onions. It tastes like milk na oyster. Hahaha! Medyo kadiri nung una kasi raw, but I was game for it! Yes, I ate that. Hahaha!
Self-obligatory photo of me. Nyaha syempre lol!
After the trip, mom and I went to the market to buy roasted kasoy. Then we roamed around the city.
Kasoy na…something. I forgot lol!
For dinner, we ate at KaLui. I totally love the ambiance of the place, super chill. Haha! I recommend you guys to go there if you’re going to Puerto Princesa. Foodgasm-
Cute nuns eating dinner together! Awwwts!
There’s also a mini-exhibit going on inside. My kind of restaurant. Hahaha.
Yay for food! Forgot to take a picture of me and my mom because I was so dead hungry. This photo end the day!
Our trip - sponsored by Philippine Airlines haha!
That is where we end our trip. It sucked to see the city again. I had the best time though! Believe it our not, I’m still craving for “tamilok”. Hahaha! That weird delicacy’s terribly addictive!
Hi from me and my mom! I miss you ☹
5th June 12
Nothing much about this post: just a few ghosts and orbs in every picture I took. Haha, kidding! I was expecting for some scary apparition in my photos - but I think I scared them away. Haha! Tried using black and white for a more evident and stronger contrast and to make it a bit more dramatic (and eerie) kasi parang nagkulang sa pagiging “haunted” ‘yung mansion, lol!
Hindi, hindi talaga mukhang haunted ‘yung mansion because of Isaac’s reaction. Haha!
This was gonna be a great photo, if only a black lady should be standing in the middle of the hallway….. yeah?
I’m not really sure if that entity in front of the window is a ghost, but I checked out the photo while playing with the Shadow and Highlights option in Photoshop - and I’m pretty sure it’s just my cousin wearing her hoodie. =)) My bad! Sorry, Domeng. Haha!
Nye. Tourist? Hahaha!
That’s Isaac! It would be nice to shoot at this place. I saw some people doing a photo shoot here while we’re roaming around. Sana may pumose na ghost haha! I’ll shoot here someday.
That’s my cousin, Frances! My cousin whom I thought was that black entity in my only picture with which seems to be a ghost. Huhu sayang lol!
Kuya Tots: “Pau, pa-picture naman! Pang-DP lang.”
Kuya Tots: “Uy pose ka rin na parang ako!”
There. Haha! Almost forgot about this post - good thing Domeng reminded me. Haven’t tried the B&W on my camera option that much - I’ll be working on my black and white skills soon enough! ☺
1st June 12
We just needed that perfect getaway from the city. It’s all been so busy and stressful here in Manila, so I’m glad we found love in Palawan! Haha yeah that sounded cheesy, but our trip was more like an “escape” from reality and we didn’t really had much time to plan it out. No frills and nothing fancy - we’d rather feel like one of the locals there! Palawan was such a nice place. I got to breathe fresh air again and got to see a different view besides EDSA… Lol hahaha!
Boarding now! “Escape from Reality” staring Rio and Pau, nyaha!
Touchdown, Puerto Princesa! ☺
Their tricycles are cute haha! They all look like turtles to me, lol!
We ate at Haim Inasal after arriving from our pension house. I could sleep in this place…
Kunyari stolen shot haha!
Malay Chicken Inato!
I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo of the rest of the food I ordered lol!
Some local vendor gave us free langka iced candy. The locals are very sweet! ☺
We had our city tour, and I got to buy pasalubong for my friends. Kakadating pa lang, pasalubong na agad. Hahaha!
So many colorful south sea pearls. Too expensive though!
I remembered our Baguio trip! They also sell dream-catchers there. I’m probably dreaming. Okay weh corny ko bye =))
Saw these cute little hand-made Palawan minions at the shop! I bought one for my friend ☺ Too cute - I want to buy them all!
Mr. Alex, our very friendly tour guide!
Touchdown, Crocodile Farm! I held this kiddo because I was dared by my friend Dee to do so! She gave me a list of things to do while I’m at Palawan. This was way to easy - I did all of them haha! Sucks that I forgot to eat crocodile sisig though! ☹
Oh hi! Bagay kami? Haha!
There were basically a lot of Lacoste. Haha, chos! You thought these little crocs were harmless by their size. Some tourist leaned close enough to take a peek at them, then three of them just fucking leaped! Explains why I only have one photo of them. Huhu, they jump so high.
He’s a monster!!!
Saw this cute hornbill couple (?) Lol I just assumed they’re a couple because they kissed and they’re inseparable. Can’t stop laughing at my mom who corrected some Korean tourist who kept calling them “hombel” Wahaha!
This animal reminds me of myself…. Get it? Hay, antukin forever!
Me: “Hello!” Mynah bird: “Panget!”
This not-so-attractive-looking animal turned out to be one of the most adorable animals I’ve ever encountered with! Haha! He’s a bearcat. I asked the locals why they call him that: kasi daw mukha siyang bear, pero parang cat kumilos. Cutieee I want to hug him!
A picture with the bearcat - as dared by Dee again! He’s quite heavy and strong fragrance scares him away. Some gay tourist wanted to have a picture with him but the bearcat ran and climbed up the post because of his smell =)) Tell me bearcat, am I smelly too?
Touchdown, Mitra’s Ranch! I love the view from up here!
The ranch was quite huge. There was actually nothing else to do here but feel the fresh air and look at the view. Worth it though! Took a picture of these random group of people lol
Nope, I’m scared of those!
Touchdown, Baker’s Hill Palawan! If you guys already went to Sonya’s Garden in Tagaytay, you’ll actually find this place similar to Baker’s Hill. It’s like a secret garden - only with Snow White, Bugs Bunny, Donald Duck and Marilyn Monroe, lol!
There were a lot of pretty plants and trees. Buti pa sila, bagong gupit!
Excuse me while I take a photo with this voluptuous lady, nyaha! I don’t know why I did this pose - tapos mom ko na nag-take ng photo wahaha! Totally inappropriate, but I just had to lol!
The garden down the hill!
I don’t know if these are fake or not pero ang cute! Parang walis lang haha!
Saw this sluggish little bird whose kind I don’t know of on the corner of his cage. I really thought he was dead. I was supposed to throw a small stone at him but he woke up. Lol sorry hahaha!
First time to see a peacock! She’s really pretty! She really do loves showing off her feathers! Mom’s scared of theme because she got chased by a peacock when she was younger. I remember when I a kid, I wanted to be a peacock… Oh god, why =))
Sad duckling is sad.
Mr. Alex told us that the owner of Baker’s Hill only goes to the place once every month - that’s why the helpers all have this house by themselves. What a job!
Touchdown, Binuatan Creations! I really don’t know what to feel about the place - it’s really peaceful and colorful. Watched the workers weave and I immediately volunteered to try it out. Haha kapal ko lol!
Effort! Took me awhile to finish one weave. Errr, I’m no good… I’ll just take pictures nalang.. *crawls back to shell*
These weavers really work fast. I think it took me about half a minute to insert a single string inside the…. something….
End product and creation of the weavers! Really cool ships handcrafted one by one. Kayo na fine arts haha kidding!
Meh. Told mom to pose for me while checking out those place mats. She bought them!
Too many colors. Can’t breathe!!
While at work!
A close up view of what they’ve been working on.
After Binuatan Creations, we went back to our house. We called it a day - have to rest because we’d be heading to Underground River very early the next day for day two in Puerto Princesa. Stay tuned for more adventures of Rio and Pau! Lol jk haha! I’ll be posting about our second day soon enough! ☺
Pau Villanueva graduated from St. Theresa's College, QC. She's now studying at the University of the Philippines Diliman, taking up Visual Communication course at the College of Fine Arts.
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