Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Panglao, Bohol Tour - Part 2
It's More Fun In The Philippines !!!

January 9, 2019 ~ Today is my daughter's 32nd birthday. Happy Birthday  to you Lorenine Barbie and wishing you more happy years to come. Sorry you were not inluded in this island tour this time but your chance wiuld come soon I promise . Maybe yours would be even better than your brother's. Just wait & see.


 Anyways, I got ready early this morning coz I had planned to go , see and visit the Tarsier Sanctuary and several other places like the Snake & Butterfly park in Carmen, Bohol. But, I started the morning with some selfies outside my room by the terrace while it was sunny. My chance to pose a bit in solo and with Meier & Naida too ... why not.

A Big thank you to Astoria Bohol staffs for the beaded long necklaces ( I was wearing in this photo ) they had given me upon our check in to their hotel. 

Then off we went to our day tour. We passed the Man made Forest and took pictures as we cruise along. Man Made forest got a nice view for picture taking as well. A bit of photoshoot then off to the Tarsier Sanctuary ...

There were only few Tarsiers in the sanctuary so we were quite dissappointed. The time of the day where all of them were asleep too . So we just had a quick look and snap shots at them, bought a few souvenir items at their shop to support them and quickly proceeded to move on to the next destination in our trip. 

We proceeded to the famous "Chocolate Hills " to make sure the 2 lovebirds with me get a nice souvenir photo of them together.

The hills were all green this time of the year so no chocolate looking hills to see this time.

 Then we went to the "Loboc River Cruise" for our buffet lunch as we view the river from the boat. A very refreshing and interesting ride of the day with good sceneries along the bank of the river.

I like the colorful table cover during our buffet lunch. Very eye catching !

The sight of the village dogs enjoying the cool river water on a hot sunny day was priceless ...

The sight of green water and trees is so soothing to my eyes ... very calming and cool.

Oh... almost forgot to mention that before heading to our sumptous lunch, we first went to pass by the Double bamboo bridge. Again, a bit of picture taking happened while we were here.

We later headed on to the snake & butterfly place where we took some daring, hair raising photos with the huge pythons and Albino snakes. I love snake skin shoes and bags but a real snake ? Omg .... and not just 1 ... lots of them were in this place ... yaiiiiiyyyyy!

Hey Snake... pls don't turn around and keep on sleeping, ok ? 
yaikkkssss... slippery and cold scales . Gave me the creep !
These Albino Phytons were measuring 5 to 7 meters long ! 

It was really one very busy day but well spent all over the place. Everyone was tired but happy at the end of the day. Tomorrow will be another busy day touring the some parts of the island again ... excitement to the max just thinking about it.

It was really more fun in the Philippines  !

Monday, January 07, 2019

~ Panglao , Bohol  Tour - Part 1 ~
Beauty Of The Philippines !!!

January 7, 2019 ~ I was so happy I was able to come home and be in my motherland after the Christmas and New Year Celebrations .I really needed some time to get out of Singapore . I was so excited to see the other half of my family back here in the Philippines. I was very excited to travel around the islands again with my son and his girlfriend in tow. Destination this time was in Panglao in Bohol ! My 2nd time to come over to Bohol since my first tour here in Year 2013.Wow, 6 years  seemed to had passed so quickly.

One of my favorite shell specimen on display  in the shop... unfortunately, this one is not for sale.
It's for DISPLAY ONLY ! Sighhhhhhhh
I visited the Shell Shop for some souvenir items and gone to the Bee Farm for some wonderful Sea views and sumptous lunch with my son and his gf. The beautiful deep blue sea infront of us during our lunch never failed to mesmerize me like as usual. I felt contented and lucky.  Everytime I am by the sea or the beach I felt so blessed. For me , it is the most calming solution to my tired self and busy mind. Seemed like as if everything I had worried about had disappeared in an instant as soon as I saw the clear blue water and problems gone with the wind that was gently blowing unto my skin.

At last I was able to wear my Shell necklace I had bought in Bali before.
They were perfect for the beach photo shoot !
The Sea was so Blue ! 

Life was so good with loved ones ... this was my son's first time to come to Bohol with me.

Imagine the life so free and away from the hectic and stressful schedules in the city.

These Big Shells on display were now rare that viewers like me needed to be extra careful in handling them. I don't wanna break any of them of course.

The Bee Farm didn't only house the bees in there. They also have people who created beautiful handicrafts from weaving bags, mats, and lovely furnitures in a certain part . I felt so proud being a filipino everytime I see and encounter people like them. They inspired me a lot . Artistic, creative and patiently trying their best to support their families as well as themselves.

These bags and baskets were so beautifully done !

We really did enjoy our trip to the Shell Shop and Bee farm and there were even more nice beautiful places around here aside from our nice comfortable hotel. The Astoria Bohol. 

Time for some major tanning ...

More exciting places and adventures to post soon in my Panglao Bohol Tour , Part 2 ... so be sure to come back again soon ...