Friday, November 30, 2012

Beach Coves

Before my memory of Fairways & Bluewaters, Boracay totally fails me, I thought I ought to share the rest of my experience there, right now or never:) It has been a month, let me refresh you from my latest post on this to the previous-est : around this resort, the most fun filled activity we had here , our room, our awesome land & sea transfer, our Halloween outside the resort. Then now we go....

... from where I was standing here ( please ignore the empty bottles of smbeers, definitely not mine, haha., it was 7 am, haller!!),  I saw...


One of the private beach coves of the resorts.

And this one too. Obviously, privacy is generously provided at this resort.

This also caught my eyes.

I lingered a little at my chosen platform and enjoyed more my bird's eye-viewing..

At the other side, I spotted the biggest beach cove of the resort.

It has a longer u-shaped white Boracay beach...

.. disrupted by a massive rock formation with a hole like a gate but no doubt another true beauty by itself.

I knew right then that that's the beach to check- out first, over the other beach coves in the resort. Besides at this point my younger daughter was pushing me to bring her to the infinity pool which is located there and if you're keen about it, you could jump here to see.

So there we went down the beach and that's me and younger daughter. Seems such a perfect beach, right?.. from a far!

Unfortunately, closer_ there's my older daughter tiptoeing over what-are-they? Massive seaweed garbage? I got confused, I was thinking : well atleast those are still organic and naturally sea produced. But still... you can't swim with them getting all over your body. That's so gross.

And then, came the real garbage. Plastic cups, candy/chips plastic wrappers. Such a shame for a high-end resort, don't you think so? Especially that the rest of Boracay : many other private beaches, stations 1,2,3 long beaches. are all so clean and white and pristine and oh so perfect Boracay!!!

Then, as if the management had e- read my thoughts..that quick, before I even thought of tweeting it ( haha, no worry, my tweeter account is dormant and never been used since created, haha ) a truck arrived with cleaning aides and started to clean-up.

So maybe, we were just too early for the beach. It was 7 am.

We chilled away from the water while the aides were busy cleaning up. In fairness, can you spot the perfect
sugary super white sand?

The villas behind us are spa cottages. I'll make a separate post on it, maybe later ;)

We also found the cave chapel nearby these spa cottages.

After seeing that we couldn't use the first beach for a swim..yet, we thought of checking the other one nearest which is located after another rock formation behind me (*see photo) at the end of the first beach. But actually changed our mind and decided to go out of the resort and go to the stations beaches.

The following morning, after breakfast, we went to check this other beach of the resort. This one is smaller. Same should have been perfect beach except that it lacked maintenance. The big rock is in full view here and quite an awesome photo backdrop.

Yet, the  privacy and "au naturel" state of this beach served its purpose for us to take beautiful photos for our private collections like the one above.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Noel Bazaar 2012 (part2)

From part one of my post on Noel Bazaar 2012, here goes the part two. That cute Asian doll, we saw with his siblings...

.. at this booth with more cute stuffs. Lots of pastel dainty collectibles.

Mossimo. Well, seems like a sale is always happening on its mall outlets. What's new.

Keep calm and don't splurge.

Splurge and freak out.

Neon fashion bloggers' accessories. I say "fashion bloggers" cos I see them on the otd posts, wearing gazillion arm candies & necklaces & belts_ all at once, like a Christmas tree dressed with shining ornaments! Pardon me. I'm old. Can't relate. haha.

Bib or collar necklaces? Don't know how to call them. My girls thu' have already accumulated quite a number of them at home, yet I haven't seen them wearing any of them yet.

Make-up. Free make over! *wordless about make-up, haha. Not wearing much lately. I nearly forgot how to put it on mah face. Totally on a cool-off period with these girl's bf.

Too many shoes..

Too many to let them collect dust on shoe racks at home, if we buy more.

.. lots of folded flats also, which I say a pair of is a must- have for itchy feet like mine.

Hip shorts. My girls love them. They purchased like 5 pairs.

And women, what is a bazaar if not for tons of dresses and tops, on sale!

I pleaded my older daughter not to purchase anymore of those dresses thu'. Her closet is already screaming for space! I think she should be banned from bazaars for the next 2 years, haha. Or maybe she should have a booth herself. Sell what? Her pre-loved clothes!!! For 90% off. Fair enough?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Noel Bazaar 2012 (part1)

This post is on Noel Bazaar 2012. If I'm counting it right this would be the 3rd year I'm giving this bazaar a whole lotta' space here @ my unknown blog :))) for free!!! No matter how small this blog is, Noel Bazaar, you can't totally ignore it cos during "ber" months, atleast  500 readers minimum!! daily! drop by to browse my Noel Bazaar annual post alone : Noel Bazaar 2011 part2 , Noel Bazaar2011 part1, Noel Bazaar2010, and some more in my food blog . Sorry, I'm just lazy now to gather/include more links.

What I'm trying to say is_ hey Noel can you just spare me an entrance fee everytime I visit you??? haha. Remember the face of this cheapskate mom!! ok, I kid! Entrance is only P50 by the way.

We went there yesterday, a Sunday here at Ph. The lobby display theme is seemingly white Christmas. With those fake snow the kids surely love.

I'm reiterating here _ I'm so over these bazaars ( except food bazaar! that's a different story), I easily get bored by the aisle and aisle of booths with the same boring items. Blame it to my age. I've been to so many bazaars in my life, I thought I had seen them all. Yet I still go. For my girls. Whose fun spells cheap shopping thrills.

Yet I couldn't deny some booths still provide me a"tick". Can you spot me there???

@ the Lacoste overruns booth! which I'd say the box office hit! Everyone was there grabbing a Lacoste bag. Selling for P2.5k each bag, for all types available. I mean big and small priced the same. Ofcourse designs were limited but people were crazy about it! I heard they charged additional P100 for the paper bag.

No, I didn't get any. I know, it was a steal for P2.5k. But I don't just buy cos it's a steal. I didn't find a design for my liking. So I made a pass on it.

Another booth which I thought was interesting_ the designers' eyeglasse/shades. For P1.5k and up. Those fitted my budget went against my taste. So bye-buy here too. I think I saw the same booth at Robinson's. Manila.

After those two booths, I found other booths not much of my interest. Oops! there was another one to include thu'_

The Rustan's booth. Which was kindah' lame too. Except for the cute boxes of Schwarzkopf hair color.

I bet these are already available at the department stores, only we saw them first here so my daughters were excited about the colors. They didn't stop until I bought for them. P510/P570 each. I have no idea how much is the regular price at regular stores. Actually this was the only item I bought from the whole bazaar :))). And it's not even for me.

I snooped a bit at this booth too..

.. but walked away fast too..

As usual, this bazaar includes a stage program. Only yesterday got a boring show with a magician I think:).

Along the celebrities' booths lane, there wasn't one that's worth to mention. Although my daughters were excited when they saw a booth of Ramon Bautista. Yeah, my girls are fan of the wacky Ramon. Few months ago, they bought   a pocket book by Ramon B.  and saw them laughing so hard while browsing it together. Anyway, they were disappointed that it wasn't ready yet when we first passed by it.

Before we exited they made sure to come back to that booth. It was on business already. See how they took a pic of each infront of the booth. haha. fans! Not much to see there also. Few books of Ramon, some  tshirts, maybe by Tado and few pre-loved clothes.

I intended not to buy anymore nachos cos I had bought already from the grocery two days ago. Had I known we would go here, I would definitely buy here.

Gelato. Always mouth watering eye candy.

shall cut here.
for now.
part 2.