The Big Apple: Day 1

Hey guys!! After going through 5 states, (California, Vegas, Arizona, Florida and New Jersey), I am now going to share with you the last part of our trip: New York. I have been to New York once in 2011, but we didn’t stay too long there. We would visit from New Jersey, look at some sites, then head back. I always dreamed that if I come back to New York, I would make the most of it by going to attractions we haven’t seen before, watching a Broadway show, and just simply walking around like  a New Yorker. For our recent trip, we stayed at The Big Apple for 4 days, and for now I will talk about what we did for our first day.

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A Day at the Grand Canyon

During our stay in Las Vegas (You can read Parts 1 and 2 of my experience in Vegas too!), we decided to devote one day to visit the Grand Canyon West Rim in Arizona. We were able to book a bus tour online through Viator, and luckily, it was actually a great find! The tour bus (Grayline Tours) picked us up at the Bellagio Hotel around 6 am, and the road trip to the Grand Canyon began.

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Waking Up in Vegas Pt 2

For the continuation of our stay in Las Vegas, I’m going to talk about what we did during our third, fourth, and fifth days.( If you want to read about the first part, you can click here!) For our third day, we actually devoted half day to visit Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon, so we got back on the strip around 5 pm. Since the bus we took dropped the riders off at their respective hotels, I was able to see other parts of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Waking Up in Vegas Pt 1

After our 3-day stay in Los Angeles (Click to read Parts 1 and 2 of my adventure!), we headed to Vegas. Our relatives brought us to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) at 11 am so that we could catch our flight at 1 pm. We rode at Delta Airlines, and the plane was really comfortable (a lot of leg room!). We arrived at Vegas around 2 pm, and the airport itself had the Vegas feels. The airport had a casino inside, and there was a huge “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign that greeted you once you get there. You can check out the video I made above to know more about the first part of our Vegas trip.

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Adventures by the Sea (Pt 3)

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For our third day in Boracay, we did the usual thing we did for the past two days: have breakfast at Discovery’s buffet, swim at the beach, etc. But we decided to do a little more than the usual, so we headed out of the resort and did a little shopping. By the way, here’s my video of our Boracay trip so I do appreciate if you guys watch it!!

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Adventures by the Sea (Pt 2)

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Day 2 at Boracay and we enjoyed what the beach had to offer! We started our day with a buffet breakfast courtesy once again of Discovery Shores. There was a variety of food to choose from, from continental meals to pastries and fruits to local dishes. Afterwards, we posed for some pictures at the beach then we tried the different water activities that can be done!

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Adventures by the Sea (Pt 1)

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First escapade of the summer and where does this year take me? The tropical shores of Boracay Island, Aklan! We had a four-night stay here from April 16 to 19 and it was truly a great adventure. So we left our home en route to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at around 7:30, and due to heavy traffic and the really loooong line outside NAIA, we were able to enter the airport at around 8:15, and our flight was at 9!! Luckily our flight was delayed a bit so we had time to catch up haha. The flight from Manila to Caticlan, Aklan is 55 minutes. The plane left at around 10 am, so we arrived at 11 am in Boracay Airport.

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Weekend With the Fam

 

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Eastwood, Quezon City, Philippines

 

Hey guys!! I know I haven’t updated in like, forever, but I was so busy that I just had to let school finish before I come back to the blog. After all, it was my Senior year, and I wanted to make the best out of it. So yay I finally graduated! I will be attending college in the fall, so now I have a ton of time to update (hopefully, because I might be out most of the time but I’ll really really try my best). So this post was supposed to be made for Chinese New Year, but I’m going to continue writing it anyway. (In the hopes that I could still recall what we did despite the months that already passed haha). So during the special occasion, we tried to be spontaneous and went to Eastwood for dinner.

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Sundate with Dad

About a month ago, my mom went to the northern part of Metro Manila, sprcifically Quezon City, to attend a Christmas reunion with her friends. While she was having fun there, my dad and I decided to go around the shopping centers there, and as well as try the city’s iconic food hubs. Being from the South, it was sort of a new adventure for me and my dad.

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Happy New Year

Celebrating the coming of the new year was a blast for me and my family! Despite me starting 2016 sick with colds and literally no voice at all (which I shall explain in this blog post how it happened), I still managed to have a fun New Year celebration.

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2015 with the Cruz fam 🎄

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I would like to greet everyone a merry Christmas!!! So in lieu of the holiday season, I’m going to share with you guys what I did to celebrate the occasion.

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One Day Getaway

Classes were called off last November 16 to 20 because the Philippines served as the host for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC for short. To make the most of of the mini-break, my family went to Tagaytay on November 20 to feel the fresh cool air of the south and as well as to spend time with one another.

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North Bound: Photo Gallery

Here is a compilation of all my photos from my Baguio trip!! You can also click the links below to read about my experiences during our stay 🙂

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The Manor, Camp John Hay

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North Bound: Day 2

Click to check out our Day 1 or Day 3 at Baguio. Click here for photo gallery. On to day 2. I woke up really early and decided to get out to the balcony to enjoy the fresh morning air and as well as to admire the magnificent view of the garden of The Manor. Afterwards, we met up with our relatives again at Baguio Country Club for breakfast.

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North Bound: Day 1

It was my semestral break during the last week of October, and my family rarely goes out of town during this time because we usually have our vacations during summer. However, we wanted to change things a bit so we headed to Baguio, which is known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” and as well as the “City of Pines”. We wanted to breathe in the fresh cold air and enjoy the northern part of the country so we decided to stay there for three days, from October 30 to November 1.

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Mom’s Happy Taste Buds

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It was Mother’s Day last Sunday and we didn’t only celebrate it once, not twice but three times! We had a pre-mother’s day dinner, a mother’s day breakfast buffet and a post-mother’s day lunch. Sure enough, these celebrations made my mom feel truly special.

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Fifteen

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15th Birthday Cake

So last Friday I turned a year older. I have finished another chapter in my life and I’m now 15. It was a typical day in school, well my classmates, teachers and friends greeted me of course. But other than that it was a normal day, or so I thought. When I came to class, they all greeted me and one of my classmates handed me a Hershey’s Kisses Rose. I thought that the rose was her present for me so I gladly accepted it. Then my class adviser handed me another rose of the same kind and it weirded me out.
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Macau Diaries (5-12-14)

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Posing with Puss in Boots

Day 2 here at Macau and it was so tiring but fun! Our day started off by availing of the “Shrekfast”. (Breakfast with the DreamWorks Gang- Shrek, Fiona, Puss in boots, Characters from Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Po, Tigress, Mr. Peabody and Sherman). I was so eager to have my pic with all of them (And lucky for me I did) and I never knew eating breakfast can be so intense and stressful. Imagine going to get food to a buffet, then while you’re getting food the character goes to your table, so you run off to go catch them! The experience was definitely worth it tho! And the food was delicious.

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Pre-Mother’s Day Date with Mom

So my mom and I decided to get our hair and nails done at a local salon in our place. We decided to do this since the salon had a special discount for moms and daughters that day and plus, we’ll look pretty in our vacation pics.

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My nails

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