The Nagsasa Cove Invasion

Last weekend (May 10-11), I joined the company outing of Ex-link Events (the company where I am conducting my OJT) and we went to Nagsasa Cove in Zambales. It was an extra ordinary experience because it’s not the usual summer getaway because of no signal, no WIFI, no electricity and no expensive hotel rooms but slept in tents.

After a three-hour long drive from Pasig, we arrived San Antonio, Zambales by 4 am and waited for our boat ride for us to be in Nagsasa. The boat ride almost took about 2 hours.

In our boat ride I was amazed with the beautiful view.

and finally arrived the place called Nagsasa Cove

Got to rest first before we explored the place

Here are some snaps:

Then we had lunch, yummy Ensaladang Talong and Inihaw na Tilapia

After lunch, we rested for a while and the group decided to go trekking around the place

We reached the top and were in awe with the nice view and we just can’t resist to have our photos taken.

After our trek, we rested and chilled out, more sleep and kwentos at our kubo

At around 5 pm we decided to go on swimming because the sun was almost out already.

After our swim, we changed clothes and ate dinner. To kill the boredom, we played pinoy henyo and after that we were invited to get drunk (lol joke!) haha.

We were all assigned to sleep in tents but it was too hot staying inside the tent so I decided to sleep int the “duyan” that was bought by Ms. Shaine.

The next day, after breakfast we prepared for the games.

Game time:

First game was Sack Race with a twist

Next game was The Food Game!!

and lastly was the Build the Word game!!

Then we gave certificates to everybody

Group shots!!

and it’s awarding time

The Winners Team

 The Losers Team

and the Game Committee. haha

one last group shot after the games.

and it was time to go home!

Things I learned / realized during the trip:

– Life is so simple and I am loving it to be back to basics. Actually after getting too addicted to Facebook nowadays I thought I can’t survive things like this but then again I got to try these and really enjoyed the experience.

– You learn many things when you’re away from home.

– It’s really fun to relax and unwind in a very peaceful place.

* Other photos by Orly Ballesteros



The King and I

Today (January 6), I went to Resorts World Manila with Paulo to watch The King and I. It was a great play, with it’s magnificent production design, good characters, live band (Manila Philharmonic Orchestra), it was all worth the price.

Thank you Tita Jing for the tickets.

watched The King and I with Paulo

Magnificent play

Full cast

Outfit shot!!

More photos HERE!!!

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13 days of Christmas Vacation!!!

Maybe this is the most worth remembering Christmas vacation I had so far. A lot of new experiences and adventures added to my memory box. So I made a 13-day diary of what I did.

December 21

– biyahe from Lagro to Baguio

– nasiraan sila Kuya Jay, naiwan sila sa Rosario

– dumeretso kami ng Baguio para umabot sa kasal

December 22

– nakarating kami ng Baguio ng 6 am at dumerecho sa Mary Heights Formation Center

– nagbihis na si Tita Lil para sa kasal

Tita Lil “ninang”

– sumama kami sa simbahan (Our Lady of Atonement) para picturan si tita


Outfit Shot!!!

– bumisita sa Baguio Museum

– nag lunch sa 50’s Diner


– bumalik ng Mary Heights para magpahinga

– dinner ng Jollibee bucket

– ligo ligo at tulugaaaan na

– tambay sa baba, nagpahangin

December 23

– breakfast sa Ebai’s Cafe and Pastry

with Paulo and Kuya Jay

Tatay (Kuya Ton) and Kidlat

Boneless Bangus and Sunny side up Egg

– pinagtripan si Kidlat na ikiss si TWT, yung sasakyan ni Kuya Jay

haha. Go Kidlat!!

– Strawberry Farm sa Trinidad

Outfit Shot agaiiin!!

posing for camera.


My Farm!! haha


still fresh!

–  bumisita sa patay si Lola Mameng sa may Bauang

Tita Lil with relatives from Bauang!

– umuwi ng bangar, nakipagsiksikan sa bus

– dumating ng 6 pm, dumaan sa bilihan ng kumot

– nagbalot ng mga regalo

– natulog ng 9pm

December 24

– umattend ng birthday party ni Mrs. Jesusa Mina

Happy Birthday!

– tambay mode with Lester and Joshua sa laud

– pumunta kina Mama Buts, nagbasketball sa may rus


– balik laud again

– Midnight mass with Mama and Papa

Dress with heart detail and slight backless!! DRESS from Candie’s

– strawberry and salad for late dinner at 11pm

December 25

– gave gifts to certain people

– free wifi at Manong Jay’s place

– got mangoes for merienda at babuyan

– went to rus to play basketball

with Joshua, papawis on Christmas. #basketball

– tambay mode in laud

– dinner in laud

– Perya with Joshua and Lester till 11pm

December 26

– woke up at 8 am to continue my storyline and slept again, woke up again at 11 am and played games on my phone and ate lunch at 1 pm

– went to laud to hang out with Joshua and Lester, surf the net

– went to rus to play basketball

– went back to laud for internet

– went home at 8 pm

December 27

– woke up at 10:30 am and went to Sudipen for Manicure-Pedicure

Epol Green!!

– had lunch at a birthday


– hang out with Lester and Joshua at laud

– went to rus to play basketball

– back to laud again

– went home early for Pangasinan trip tomorrow

December 28

– woke up at 5 am to prepare for Pangasinan

The Denim Way!!


– left at 6 am for trip to Pangasinan

– arrived the wrong church at 10:30 am

Bulletin Board

Outside View!

nice altar!

– running late for the wedding ceremony, we rode the tricycle but the wedding ceremony has finished already.

The couple with Mama Buts and Louie

with Papa (in red polo)

– ate at the reception and went home

Set-up in the Reception

The couple

– stopover at Aringay Church called Shrine of St. Lucy

Outside View!

wide altar!

– had late merienda at New Society, Bacnotan

– arrived home by 6pm

– watched teleserye

– slept at 9 pm

December 29

– went to laud

– biyahe from Bangar to Sinait for 2 hours


so bored!!

– went to a beach to see the sunset



nice view!

The Sibayan’s (L-R) Uncle Matt, Mama Ning, Mama Buts and Papa

– Sinait bound with cousins

Reunion with Family!!

– went home at 11pm

– arrived Bangar at 1am

December 30

– woke up at 7am

– went to church at 9am

Outfit Shot!!

– revised our thesis

– lunch alone

– watching television

– dinner at home, happy fiesta ang peg. may lechon.

Happy Fiesta peg!!

– The Gala night with Mama Ning and Mama Buts. Food + Fashion Show. Kasuotang Inabel Bangar

The Gala Night!

Models on the runway!!

top pick!

More photos HERE!!!

– went home at 1am

December 31

– hangout with cousins at laud

– ate dinner there

– went home to get ready for Midnight mass

– Midnight mass with Mather and Father

The Parents!!

– went home, ate salad and watched fireworks

– slept at 12am

January 1

– woke up at 6am

Time to go home!

– biyahe from Bangar to Manila

– arrived Manila at 3 pm

– sundo by Kuya Erik and Paulo and went to Lagro

– went home to San Juan

January 2

– woke up at 5 am to prepare

– sumabay kay Tita Jing papuntang Taft

– tambay sa Araullo while waiting for Mark

– National Library with Mark until 11 am

Lifetime Library Card!! (bookworm) haha

– lunch at Mang Inasal

– ice cream for dessert (libre ni Mark), punishment for being late

– watched Sisterakas, nilibre si Mark

– nagkayayaan mag Greenhills

– nagcanvass ako for Galaxy Tab

– bumili si Mark ng cellphone for Rein, ako namili. hahahaha

– went home at 5 pm

– did some paperworks, facebook, twitter, instagram and wordpress

– slept at 12 am

I had so much fun in my 13 day vacation.