When you're feelin' sad and low, we will take you where you gotta go. Smiling, dancing - everything is free All you need is positivity. - Spice Up Your Life, Spice Girls
(i)Spiced Up Summer continues, with this part still focusing on the Boracay chapter of our trip! Pictures are courtesy of Hardcore Mami (Shari Altamera), Awesome Co-Head (Ithran Kho) and the people of Ariel’s Point, Boracay.
Day Two: Monday, April 16, 2012
Good Morning Boracay! – I am awake a little before 6AM – unbelievable, considering that it’s one of those Mondays when I don’t actually have to wake up for a 7AM class. Anyhow, I join my friends for breakfast – and take note that I don’t usually eat breakfast! – and choose a plate of pancakes with maple syrup. Not bad, though my stomach certainly doesn’t appreciate its early morning contents.
No time to waste! We hit the beach once more and while swimming – well, in some cases, including mine, simply standing in the water – we play water tag! *Hi Denisa, our favorite target!* Also, Prof. Shari has discovered a new species of shark, now locally known as the Brown Butanding (Ithranicus Khous). We successfully managed to bury this butanding in the sand as per his request of a sort of sand spa. Also, while at the beach, it has message-in-the-sand construction time!
After that, we take a little break and go for fruitshakes at Jonah’s. I go for Mango Banana, yuuum~! And come around 11:40, it was time to start our Ariel’s Point adventure!
So, what is with this Ariel’s Point anyway? Well, it involves cliff-diving, kayaking, snorkeling, unli drinks, buffet lunch, a two-storey boat, and picture taking galore.
Well, given my predicament, I had to pass on cliff-diving and snorkeling, though my friends certainly had a blast. Micah even earned celebrity status for herself, being tough enough to jump the 15 meter cliff dive. Ithran gave it a go as well! While Deni and Aila joined forces, I gave solo kayaking a go and found out that I could apparently manage on my own! In all fairness, I could go to the direction to which I wanted to! Simply amazing! Shari was in the verge of getting her own snorkeling equipment (luckily enough, they thought the damage too minor to consider making her pay for it!) while Jan and Anna, the swimmers that they are, enjoyed the waters without any life vests. Kayo na, gaiz. Kayo na talaga…
Filipino food for lunch and as much as we enjoyed it, I think the foreigner tourists that also came for the Ariel’s Point adventure enjoyed it as well! Yuuum~ We had quite the discussion over lunch that I’ll limit to Deni’s words: “Bakit? Yung sa inyo ba kagandahan?!” Then, we had picture taking galore!
Enjoy! Come our boat trip back to Station 1, we played Reverse Pinoy Henyo and Charades. Tiring but fun~!
– end of Day Two –