Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The great mindanao roadtrip ahead!

Yay, my VL was just approved! :)

(I was telling a friend just the other day -- while trying to be giddy -- that whether or not my leave will be approved, I'll still go anyways. But don't you agree, planning isn't in full blast when you know you're leaving with so much urgent work to do, and when you know you have the disapproval of your boss!?)

Okay, here's the plan. Simple - Celebrate the fiesta (as we do every year) in Tandag, Visit Lolong in Agusan del Sur, then shop in Davao City. With that, I plotted our destinations:

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Butuan City - our entry
Bunawan - where Lolong is!
Tandag - where we'll stay to celebrate the Fiesta
Davao City - our exit
light green path - bus route from Butuan to Tandag
dark green path - bus route from Tandag to Davao

I just realized how complicated it's going to be! I've always thought I can always rent a van from Tandag to Bunawan in between our trip. But looking at the map, it seems far and impractical - in tagalog, lagari! hehe! So, given that, I've decided to visit Lolong either on the first day - side trip first to Bunawan before going to Tandag , or on the last day - pass by Bunawan on our way to Davao, both via cutting trips/ public transpo. I haven't decided yet! (I will be with Lou the whole trip but since it's my territory, the planning is on me completely!) In any case I know it's going to be a GREAT MINDANAO ROADTRIP! hehe! yeah, that actually sounded half-sarcastic. hehehe :P

I am excited, obviously. But you know, it's more than that. I'm happy to have something outside wedding planning. It may not be obvious, but the wedding preps have been consuming me, and in fact turning me into a bridezilla (I think I am already one!), I seriously need this trip!

So... dear Lord, please please bless us with a beautiful weather this weekend! :)

Monday, September 03, 2012

Ace Water Spa

Finally, after so many years, I've given ACE WATER SPA a try -- thanks to my [future] bro in law for treating us with the deals he got! (and, so far this is the best Metrodeal ever! Originally P550 cut down to P200!).


It's hydrotherapy of all sorts! I enjoyed EVERYTHING, especially the spa area which has 25 massage systems for your back, feet, legs, buttocks, etc. I LOVE the herbal pools which had different scents and temperatures!

One word to describe that afternoon - sobrang SULIT. This is the only place where I can get tired and relaxed at the same time (I know, that's really weird!). I guess that's the whole point of hydrotherapy. And that's exactly what I needed to jump-start my week :)