Saturday, June 24, 2006

Virginia Sausage Totally Corrupted


Sausage

When i woke up today, i kinda dragged myself to the kitchen.. still sleepy and lazy to get up. And then i started eating a sliced sausage on the kitchen table, and then i asked the servant what it was... and she replied: "Vagina Sausage". Hmmm, i think i'm still groggy coz i didn't hear it right. So i asked again what it was.. "VAGINA SAUSAGE"... I broke out in loud laughter all by myself. My father saw me laughing by myself and i told him what happened.. he ended up laughing boisterously too. Virginia sausage was totally corrupted and molested.

Chococcino


Spanish Chocolate

Buenas noches!

Me and a bunch of friends decided to hang-out in a coffee shop (Coffee Beanery) last night. I decided to order a 'chococcino'. The waiter explained to me that it was a combination of hot spanish chocolate with fresh milk. Doesn't that just make you salivate? I was anticipating having a cup of hot thick dark bittersweet spanish chocolate, and i was thinking of adding as much cream as i please to my cup. And then my cup arrives, with a nice creamy froth on top with a syrup spiral to decorate it. And then i sipped... LAS-AY NGA MILO!!! (BLAND MILO! 1:20 dilution which is only done by the ungas-ungas mommies of the uma of Negros.) I am freaking capable of making a better cup of chocolate using Ovaltine 3in1. So people.. this comes as a caveat when planning to have a drink in Coffee Beanery. Chococcino! BAH!!!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Dig our tan


Dig our tan
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BINGO! BULLSEYE!!


BINGO! BULLSEYE!!
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More Pretending


More Pretending
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Pretending


Pretending
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Ulterior motive?


Ulterior motive?
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In front of Villa de Oro


In front of Villa de Oro
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Day 4

This is the part that is least enjoyable.. leaving Boracay and going back to the real world. We woke up at different times.. I woke up last. Hehehe! I wonder why? *Wink, wink*

On the bus stop in Caticlan.. it is easy to make the observation that Filipinos don’t know how to form a queue. Instead, they push, grab, elbow, and pull themselves to get to the front.. well, those are the f*cking uneducated squatters anyway, not us! But you are going to get a push, a grab, an elbow, or even a punch if try to cut your way in front of one of my friends. *Raise eyebrow while watching squatters wrestle themselves to death getting to the front.*

When seated, I realized that my seat and the seat in front of me are quite dysfunctional. That’s how I met Phil, an American Dive Master, touring his way through the dive sites in the Philippines. When he would lean back on his seat, it goes so far backward that my space is easily halved. However, my seat does the same but to a lesser extent. Well, he kinda got worried about his seat but I reassured him that its OK coz I’m ‘paper thin’ anyway, still lots of space for me. After that, we talked about the places that he has been in the Philippines, and he was asking about how to travel to some of the places that he still planned to visit. Among them were Apo Island just off Dumaguete, Bohol, and Cebu. After a while, I had to sleep my hangover away during the bus ride. And then enter a booming voice from just beside Phil. Marvin Yu Zapanta! Here is the context of the situation: almost everybody on the bus is exhausted from all that activity from Boracay, and they just want to get some rest during the boring bus ride. I don’t think anybody appreciates a voice with a loudness that rivals that of a jet engine when you are trying to sleep. Again, Marvin Yu Zapanta! Most especially for Phil, who was just to his right, getting much of those decibels right in his face. Nor did Lynor and RJ appreciate it, who were just to his left. Again, Marvin Yu Zapanta, alleged English literature teacher, but who couldn’t even f*cking get his English straight. *TAGALUMAPAW AND TIKAL!!!* *Lynor, I think this is the part where you stand up, with eyes glaring down at Marvin, kag nag-paninghawak up to the level of the armpits, and yelled ‘WHAT, WHAT, WHAT?’* And then he even had the audacity to tell Phil that he learned Korean in so-so weeks! *My gosh! The air coming from him!! It was like watching a human typhoon, wind gusts reaching 250 km/hr! Mahangin talaga sa seats namin!!!* Want more hilarious stuff? Here it goes. Phil was asking me if I knew how to dive, well, I told him I don’t know yet but I’d like to in the future. I told him instead that I snorkel and there are great sites in Boracay, Carbin Reef, Bantayan Island.. and I’ve been told Danjugan Island too. Now, he asked the same from Marvin coz Marvin offered to take him around Negros while he was there. So, could Marvin, in fact, help Phil in his quest to find the great diving sites and the natural underwater treasures of the Philippines? *Drum roll please!* And then he told Phil.. he has never snorkeled and he doesn’t even know how to swim. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Reliability to help Phil... 17 out of a potential 100!!

Well, for the rest of the f*cking ride from Caticlan to Jaro, Iloilo, all we heard were his f*cking kayabangan. Except for an intermission, when this girl entered the bus, she looked like she came from a nightclub with flickering lights (People, I know that you know these kinds of bars.. *wink, wink*).. what she was wearing was complete with sequins and stuff. Anyway, it didn’t escape the eyes of Milan, sabay tadyak kay Lynor immediately! Gets guid dayon sang tanan!!! Another intermission from Marvin’s tikal, bus stop to get some food. This one particularly agitated Milan. He came back to the bus and I could see the flames coming out of his eyes and ears while he animatedly told me *The nerve of this restaurant!! They charge more compared to the restaurants in Boracay! And look where they are situated.. in the MIDDLE OF A PALAYAN!! The nerve to charge that much! And they even had scripture lines written in the walls, yet they are ripping us off!*

When we got to Jaro, it was quite a reprieve from Marvin’s kayabangan! Little did we know that it was time for another significant event. During one of the jeepney rides, RJ suddenly turned and stared very sharply at this guy sitting beside her. We didn’t know what happened then. But then RJ told us that the guy was making ‘pasimple touch-touch the boobs and butt’.. maniac pala!! Ang gago niya!! Si RJ, harassed sa jeepney! My goodness, the adventures and misadventures never end.

Let’s cut to the boat terminal.. we were early for a change.. we didn’t have to catch anything while running. So this time, na-stress kami because we weren’t on the run. So picture-picture na lang. And I had time to eat the Andok’s chicken, the only one left who hadn’t eaten lunch coz RJ, Milan, and Lynor had already eaten theirs at the bus stop in Caticlan.. and the chicken and rice were eaten like a sandwich.. maabilidad!!! But off course, before eating, hygiene muna.. no alcohol, no alcogel, so make do with wet wipes.. wipe the hands, then after wiping the hands, wipe the face and neck, and keep the wet wipes, eat the chicken and rice like a sandwich, after eating.. use the wet wipes as tongue brush.. abilidad din yon!! Before boarding, all of us had a collective objective.. to be seated as far away from Marvin as possible.. because we saw him in the boat terminal too. And, by a stroke of luck, he was seated just 2 seats away from us!! Damn! What luck! What luck indeed.. because of the proximity of his seat.. we caught some of his conversations with his friends.. and what a REVELATION! He was getting stressed in the boat!! But why? Because he was no longer seated beside Phil!!! Apparently, Phil had the same objective as us.. to be seated as far away from Marvin as possible.. coz his seat was miles away from Marvin.. MWAHAHAHA!!! Now, things could be pieced together.. all that kayabangan was to possibly impress Phil... Mwahahaha!!! MAN IS A LOGICAL ANIMAL... EVERYTHING IS DONE FOR A REASON!!!

Now, time for us to get crazy! The 4 of us, realizing that Marvin has become a very juicy topic for my blog, labored in very imaginative and creative ways to get a picture of Marvin. Let’s start with taking pictures of the 4 of us.. doesn’t work.. then RJ posed on the pole (para hindi halata!).. as if RJ is the actual subject (btw, while RJ was posing, the guy behind him didn’t know if he’d smile or pasimple no reaction.. we’re not interested in you honey, if you only knew), RJ was just a decoy, a deceipt within a deceiptful motive, let’s move on, now it’s Milan in action.. and VOILA!! Marvin Yu Zapanta! You can almost hear the tikal from his facial expression. Mission accomplished!!

Boat docks in Bacolod.. didn’t I tell you would get a push, a pull, a grab or an elbow from one of my friends if you try to cut yourself in front of one of my friends.. well, this time it was because of loitering while everybody was going out.. the culprit.. Marvin.. the pusher.. RJ!!

Dewey meets us at the dock.. and off we go to get some dinner.. destination Jollibee Take Out. Everybody had straightforward orders, and then my turn, ‘So if I don’t want drinks, I don’t get drinks but I still pay the same amount as the combo with drinks?’.. Lynor was pretty quick to remind me of my meticulousness.. she simply reminded me of my line: “Ano ni ang fresh apple juice? Apple juice sa tetra pack nga gin butang sa baso?”

The end pips!

August naman?

Fave Bora Pic


Fave Bora Pic
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Party Night 3

Nestea’s Set Point Party

It was held just in front of Hey Jude. It was great! DJ Manolet Dario was playing awesome music. The Nestea boys were spraying mist all over the place, and the Nestea girls were there too. Whoohooo!!! There was also media coverage.. coz we had a close encounter with them.. quite literally when I said “close encounter”. Sometimes, when you are having a nice high and you are really into the music, you kinda close your eyes and just dance and feel the music. What you don’t expect, however, is to find a huge video camera pointed at your face from 2 feet away. No wonder the light and the warm that you felt on your face. That’s exactly what happened to me. And after me, RJ got the same close encounter.. complete with the “closed eyes” dancing. Milan got a bit scared of the camera though, because he never asked permission from his parents to go to Boracay.. hmmmm, what would they think if they saw him dancing on tv? We transferred a bit to Pier One, but the party was boring there. We went back to Hey Jude where I stayed while RJ, Milan and Lynor decided to go back. I met James there again, the usual casual talk. I also met one of the female bartenders, Alexes, and I was teasing her about having some drinks while still on-duty.. and then all of a sudden Borgy Manotoc came along and decided to join me in teasing the bartender. It didn’t take long before he bought me a drink.. along with Alexes, and James. Dig that people! Rubbing elbows with Borgy!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

One of the best pics


One of the best pics
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Holy Mary, and Unholy Mary

Day 3

Four of us decided to stay longer (RJ, Lynor, Milan and me), while Dada, Karen and JR, and Ruscel and Gale decided to go back to Bacolod.

Late wake-up for everybody, especially me, coz when I woke up, Lynor and RJ had already gone back from their trip to the tip of Station 1, and Milan already had his swim.

The order of the day was pretty much “individual time”. You can do whatever you want, we just set a time to meet because for tonight we decided to eat at the beachfront.

For my part, my day started after lunch already. I sent a couple of postcards to Nico and Felix. And after that, it was shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Celebrity sighting, Geff Rodriguez, he’s quite a friendly guy. He would return your greeting when you greet him. When I got back, RJ and I decided to have that massage that came free when buying the Nestea Green Tea products. We have been planning to do this since day one, so off we went, but upon arriving there, they were already closing up. We decided to go back, and just chill and prepare for the final party night. On our way back, we saw Wendell Ramos who had a staring competition with RJ. You think RJ would budge? Nah, I never thought of it! Other celebrity sightings: Brad Turvey, Amanda Griffin, Jennifer Lee, Robby Manaquil.

For Dinner: we had to scout the entire Station 2 and Station 1 for the best place to eat and the best deal too, and the best place was Shena’s Restaurant. We had an entrĂ©e for only P150, beef cordon bleu, fish in tartar sauce, squid in chili sauce.. they were all delicious, particulary the squid in chili sauce, the chili gave a nice “bite” to the dish. We also had mango rum and banana rum shakes, yummy, yummy, yummy. We will definitely go back to Shena’s Restaurant when we get back to Boracay.

Early morning crazy episode


Early morning crazy episode
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Pre-Party

Party Night 2

Once awake.. let the alcohol flow. This time though, “Gale” decided to join us. Oh sorry, let me all introduce you to Gale, we knew him earlier as Galileo, and he has completed his metamorphosis in World-Record-Time, from larvae to Mariposa (or do you prefer Paru-parung Bukid) in a span of 48 hours. Bravo!

We had new names for each other while kidding around. Sorry peeps, this is more of an inside joke among us.

Milan - Cingular and Wireless
Jake - Addict mobile
RJ - Touch mobile
Dada - Daylight
Lynor - 24/7

After getting loaded on the alcohol, we went off to Pier One again to party. On our way there, we spotted KC Montero, Brad Turvey, Borgy Manotoc, Ornussa Cadness, Cindy Kurleto.. and Gale was pulling on us to have his picture taken.. any takers from our group.. “No”.. just as I thought, “Gale, let’s go.” was more in character.

When we arrived in Pier One, the party was dead as a doornail again! And what on earth are they playing? Hip-hop and R & B on a glorious night? What a waste of party time. And my goodness, nobody was dancing again. Well, let’s sit up front this time. We (meaning RJ, Lynor, Dada, and Milan.. while I sat down and looked-on) danced a bit and tried to get into the R & B rhythm. Well, as can be expected, my tolerance for the R & B music did not last long.. and I had to go and look for a better party.

I walked all the way to Nigi Nigi to check out all the parties along the way. And most notable among them was the one at Hey Jude, they played good house music, techno music, and trance music. Excellent! And it’s at Hey Jude where I stayed for most of the night. I met lots of people there, but forgive me coz I can’t recall most of their names. There was this cool guy whom I talked to, who seemed to be thinking in the same line of thought as I was. We both agreed that Hey Jude was playing the best music at that point in time, and we were both dancing and just feeling the music without a care in the world. And then there was this girl to my right, she introduced herself, but you know me and my special relationship with names, so let’s move on.. she told me she works in one of the bars in Boracay.. and that was it. Exotic-looking girl, works in a bar.. you know the “type”, and that made her easily forgettable. And then to my left was James, an Englishman, we talked a bit, pretty much casual talk. And then there’s Noel, the cool bartender from Iloilo who was the one mixing my drinks according to my specifications.. cool, sweet and strong! Well, I think I spent until 3 a.m. at Hey Jude, but I wasn’t contented with the party yet.. I went back to Pier One.. this time they were playing awesome club music and there were fire dancers around.. so I just danced my drunkenness away at Pier One until just shortly before sunrise. When I had my fill of the party, I walked home, and while walking home, I saw the MAGNIFICENT PHILIPPINE SUNRISE, it was BEAUTIFUL! And I still had my “high” from the party, which meant that I was still feeling “extra-crazy”.. so I went home (meaning the lodge), wrote on the mirror with my Nivea lip moisturizer, took the mirror with me to the beach (I passed one of the guards along the way, he had a bewildered look on his face looking at me as I carried the huge mirror), poured the famous powdery white sand of Boracay on the mirror, poured the excess sand away, gave the mirror a light tap.. and VOILA! DRUNKEN ARTWORK!! I brought the mirror back to the room again and passed the same guard, same look on his face. Now, all i have to figure out now is how to position myself on the bed.. after that it’s Zzzzzz.

Exhausted


Exhausted
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skiing?


skiing?
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snorkeling, pause, pose muna


snorkeling, pause, pose muna
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Lechon on a bamboo stick


Lechon on a bamboo stick
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Waiting for the sailboat


Waiting for the sailboat
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COSTUME CHANGE for Day2: Gone are the inhibitions of day 1. Lynor sheds clothing and bares lots of skin.. it’s bikini day! The tinier, the better.

Now it’s time for an adventure that we will never forget. Lynor and Dada met a guy where we could rent one of the sailboats. So we all did our preparation. By the time we were done preparing, it was already 2:30 p.m. We still had to walk a bit to where the sailboats were, and when we were there, we still had to wait for the sailboat and the guys accompanying us. This will be significant later when we arrive. We sailed for some time to Crocodile Island (Take note Dada, it’s Crocodile Island, not Alligator Island.) And while sailing, I could actually ski with my bare feet, it was pretty cool. And when we arrived at the island, everybody was excited to put on their goggles and snorkels and dive. So dive we go!

Upon diving, we all had our individual explore time. “I don’t know if it is just me, or are the fishes here just super strong.” That was what I was asking myself because, no matter how strong I swam, I don’t seem to move at all, while the fishes around me just swam with ease.

Well, it turned out I wasn’t alone. Lynor, no matter how much swam, still didn’t move, or if she moved, it was backward.

And then there’s Milan.. he dived in the water.. and he was so amazed with what he was seeing that he decided not to surface for some time. But when he finally decided to surface, he was horrified to see that the boat in front of him is white and not the red sailboat where he rode in. Well, just hold on to the white boat and make friends na lang.

There’s also Dada. Dada is the weakest swimmer among us.. so she decided to play it safe. Just swim close to the boat.. but even that didn’t spare her from the forces of nature. When she surfaced, she had this “bold-star look”, it looked as if her life vest was ripped from her in a very forceful manner. Or perhaps she was raped by dolphins.. I’ve read somewhere that they are the only creatures on earth (Besides humans) that have sex for pleasure. (RJ, Milan, and Lynor.. you guys have to help me with this.. I am trying to recreate the picture again.) We know that Dada looked exhausted when she surfaced, and that her life vest had been torn from her... now, do you guys remember if she surfaced with a SMILE? If she surfaced with a smile, then perhaps.. hmmmmmm!!! GOOD DOLPHIN!!! Dada also tried clinging to the sailboat, that didn’t work either. I couln’t help but have the image of a lechon on a bamboo pole.

Most interesting though, was RJ. Like Milan, she was so amazed at what she was looking at that she didn’t surface for quite a while. And then when she surfaced.. STRESS! She surfaced so far away from the sailboat. And then even MORE STRESS. The eternal struggle to get back to the boat. “Mas damo pa ko tubig na na-inom kay sa isda nga nakita!!” Mwahahaha!!! Recommend rehydration with 20 gallons of seawater. Hehehe!

In short, the current was freakishly strong. And the guys at the sailboat knew all along.. but never told us!

Time is up at sea. Time to go back. We all looked dead during the sail to the beach, but we were still able to see a lot of flying fish trying to escape some tuna fish in a feeding frenzy. Man, those tuna fish are pretty strong, they can jump out of the water too, when chasing their food.

Arrival at the beach: 4:45 p.m. Then one of the sailboat guys tried to hustle us.. charging us another P500 or P1000 for spending too much time at sea... Grrrr! We clearly left the lodge at 2:30 p.m., then we had to walk where they were, had to wait for them, and then wait for the freaking sailboat, so we clearly left at 2:45 and arrived at 4:45, exactly 2 hours as transacted.. and now he’s overcharging us. The nerve! Well, it must have been written in our faces that we weren’t happy with what was going on.. and that we were still holding the money and we can just walk out without paying.. coz he soon stopped hustling us. And he had the audacity to ask if we wanted another ride tomorrow, all 4 of us turned our back at him and walked out without saying a word.

Ok, time for some sleep before going out tonight.

after vball


after vball
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vball


vball
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System malfunction


System malfunction
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Sailboats


Sailboats
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Boracay's Crystal Clear Waters


Boracay's Crystal Clear Waters
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Boracay, Day 2 (5 May 2006)

All of us woke up at different times.. different amounts of alcohol consumed last night equals different wake-up times. Hehehe! But the 5 of us had time to swim at the beach at the same time. And also play some volleyball.

It was a pretty lazy day. Walking around, more shopping, individually, in pairs, by 3’s, anything went. RJ and I walked around, saw the cool Nestea green tents just as we went out of the lodge.. we inquired from the beautiful Nestea girls in cool-blue Santa Claus outfits and the handsome Nestea boys, they told us that for a minimum purchase of P50, you get a free massage in the Nestea tents, quite a deal! RJ and I decided to buy some Nestea products from the Nestea boys and girls as soon as we get some free time, and get our massage. Now we go to D’ Mall. RJ noted a nice bikini in one of the stores, and she went there to try them. While she was trying them on, I was just outside doing some people spotting. I saw a tall, tanned guy that could pretty much pass for a model, he just passed by.. and then a little while later.. he passed by again.. this time he was holding-hands with a tall tanned girl that could pretty much pass for a model. It was only later that I realized that those 2 were in fact Borgy Manotoc and Ornusa Cadness. Hehehe! Me and my ignorance when it comes to celebrities. And that wasn’t the last encounter. On our way back, I saw a pretty lady, and I remarked “RJ, don’t we know her.” Hehehe! “Jake, that’s Cindy Kurleto.” Bloopers! But I wasn’t the only celebrity-ignorant person in the group. Earlier that day, Milan and RJ were walking when RJ remarked “My, what a good looking boy.” Take note, she didn’t say good looking man, she said good looking BOY. And she was immediately corrected by Milan.. “Good looking boy huh, that’s Brad Turvey.” Well, they are just pretty faces to us. But forget the celebrities, what made RJ’s day was seeing Gary Dolatas.. her former crush... Hahaha! She went crazy!

Another thing about day 2, it was EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION DAY. RJ’s fone battery got drained, and Dada’s charger was incompatible with her fone. I was tapping my toothbrush on the faucet, and it broke into 2.

And then there was the issue of the VENN CHALLENGE: “RJ, hindi ka mapapansin sa Boracay.” Really, to challenge RJ is quite a dangerous thing to do. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!! Only now, the issue isn’t really getting people’s attention in Boracay, it’s proving him wrong. And boy, was he proven wrong. People of all colors: brown, white, tan, yellow, black; both male and female genders; they noticed RJ indeed, and I was the one keeping score. One foreigner remarked: “Look at that!” A girl remarked “Bongga!” and then a little girl said “Mama, artista yan, parang nakita ko sya sa isang show.” Mwahahaha! HYPOTHESIS REJECTED, 99.9% CONFIDENCE.

Ruscel, Brad Turvey, Karen


Ruscel, Brad Turvey, Karen
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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Party Night One: Destination: Pier One

Along the way, we saw this lady in one of the darkly-lit small alleys, dancing wildly, apparently drunk to her toenails.. and then behold – it was Maui Taylor! Yuck! She looked so chipipay! Especially with an old white guy with her.

We arrived at Pier One and met up with Karen, Ruscel, Rufino, JR, and Galileo.. the place was dead! When we arrived, they were playing good music, and yet nobody was dancing.. just laying on the sand, on the beanbags, and just chatting and having some drinks. But to hell with those boring people, we arrived dancing, and didn’t have a care in the world, we just kept on dancing. And we ordered more alcohol.. Margarita.. which, to our horror, was quite expensive considering it was just a small pitcher. “What? They used water from the fountain of youth to make this margarita? Is it why it’s so expensive?” A little while later, we were dancing on the tabletops, and Galileo was showing signs that he was ready to bloom. JR was gaining confidence too, and was soon our group macho dancer. Milan was teaching him how to flirt with a girl but unfortunately, the girl’s father was there at the party as well. Ok, that would be a little dangerous for JR. Well, more alcohol, and the music was getting even better.. and soon, we were moving our way to the front.. and shortly after we did that.. people were soon dancing with us. Now this is a PARTY! We were soon joining a huge conga-line snaking its way all over the place. And then a little later, a girl was dancing and flirting with Milan. They danced a little more while I lay there on a beanbag, just chilling, watching everything unfold before my eyes. Still, more dancing and flirting, and then Milan dropped THE BOMB, he said: “Honey, I’m gay. I’m gay big time!” Boisterous laughter followed! The girl was laughing her heart out, but managed to say: “I’m gonna give my brother’s number to you.”

While all this was happening, Lynor met Vincent, but left it to Dada. Lynor, Dada and RJ also checked out the MTV Party at Summerplace. It turned out to be reggae.. not really their cup of tea, so they went back to Pier One.

Well, when we had our share of the fun.. and saw that the party was waning anyway, we decided to go back to the lodge. I might have stayed behind longer, but I don’t really clearly remember why, hmmm, all that alchohol I guess, all I remember is, when I went back to the lodge, 2 voices were calling me... it turned out to be Lynor and Dada.. they were swimming at 3 a.m.! Well, I’m also crazy so I joined them. The water wasn’t that cold. And weirder still, there was an outrigger boat docking near us at 3a.m. The people in it looked at the 3 of us.. they must have been thinking that we were weird swimming at 3a.m. We looked back at them, thinking how weird they were for traveling at 3a.m. Hehehe! After some swimming, it’s time to rinse ourselves and sleep. I went first, but I took quite a while rinsing myself.. leaving Lynor and Dada in the cold. Lynor was last, and by the time she was done.. everybody was sleeping soundly.. she had trouble finding space on the bed.. would she go oblique, or transverse, or squeeze herself in, and how to avoid that groove in the middle of the 2 beds.. but she did find a spot and it’s GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY. Zzzzzzzzzz. :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Shopping! Destination: Talipapa

One of the small alleys leading to the Talipapa was just near where we were staying.. so we decided to check it out. And right then and there.. at the first store.. the okrayan flowed in steady streams.. none of the merchandise were spared. Hehehe! That’s what you get when our batteries have been recharged with some food and some rest. Well, I guess the most interesting part was at the accessory store. Hmmm, touch-touch the merchandise muna, and then take it out of the display shelf, and then try it on.. then call for reinforcement.. and then BLAST-OFF! “Jake, this one looks like it was inspired by a potato chip!” There was no stopping Lynor.. she was on a roll from then on! She grabs another one, and then remarks.. “Hmmm, this one is also potato-chip inspired, but it also has monggo-beans along the chain.” And then there were talong-inspired necklaces, and other vegetable. Talk about organic, man! And then there was this necklace with a lady as a pendant. Boy, was the lady anatomically disfigured.. her boobs were at the level of her abdomen.. so we thought she must be old.. but on closer inspection, there was this huge bulge at her crotch.. so she’s not only old.. she’s an old hermaphrodite, or perhaps an old transvestite.. either way you take it.. I don’t think it would flatter you to wear that necklace. And then what really did it for the girl was this intergalactic-inspired necklace which I remarked “Earth to Lynor, Earth to Lynor, do you copy?” By then the lady said “Sumosobra ka na kuya ha.” Mwahahaha! We had to move on after that.

At the talipapa, there were countless other stuff... and Milan was the expert in making ‘tawad’. Sarongs that cost close to 200 pesos, he would kid-around and make tawad – “Abi ko, 50 pesos lang ni.” And then more necklaces and bracelets, everybody was trying on what they fancied. Lynor looked good in one that looked like fishscales.. but eventually she saw another potato-chip inspired necklace with shiny jewels studded at the chain.. and she bought it.. the pendant had a nice emerald-green uneven color that had shiny parts.. well, I guess it was a spinach-flavored potato-chip. Hehehe! We spent hours at the talipapa, to the extent that the sun had already set while we were there, and then we began to realize again.. our blood glucose levels were low again... and we were quite far from our favorite Jaspers.. so we had to eat at the nearest place that we saw. And in the middle of dinner, RJ goes “Oh my gosh! I tried on this bracelet but I never paid for it, and now I don’t know which store I tried it on.” Hehehe! Blooper.

Now it’s back to the lodge, freshen up and let the drinking start.. of course while watching FTV to get inspiration for tonight’s party.

I took care of mixing the drinks, for which I was called the Bartender.. Milan was handing out the drinks, for which he was called the Waiter.. Dada was the one drinking, for which she was called the Tomadora.. and Lynor was the one urging Dada to drink some more, for which she was called the Bouncer.

So, let the drinks flow.. along with the drinks, so does our imagination. So while watching FTV, you take your pick what you are going to wear to the party.. will it be Athenian-inspired with all the shoe strappings up to your knee, will it be skimpy, will it be Philippine-tropical and floral, will it be barely there.. or will it be bare? But when the FLYING COBRA was conceptualized, I think we’ve had enough alcohol and its time to go to the party!

Arrival in Boracay

Day 1 (4 May 2006)

Arrival at Boracay: at Boat Station 3!, which menas a walkathon to Station 2 where we will be staying, carga-carga our 2 bags each. Lynor only brought 1 bag, I don’t know how the hell she managed it, but she told me later that her things double-up for another purpose.. like the sarong.. it doubles up as habol/blanket.. if you get wet, it doubles up as a towel. And of course, the AMAZING BANDANA aka BLINDFOLD aka SCARF aka BIKINI TOP aka TAPIS! Multipurpose! “Pwede pa place-mat and table napkin?” OK, back to the walkathon, we arrived at Sander’s White Resort where we will be staying, only to be told that the room occupants haven’t vacated yet. OK wait a little bit pa, blood glucose level = 90. Fifteen minutes later, nothing happens, blood glucose level = 85. My gosh, it’s already 1pm, they’re supposed to be gone by 12nn, 30 minutes later, wala pa rin! Blood glucose level = 78! Gutom na! Irritable na tanan! Civilized pa naman, pero struggling with the monsters within already. Finally, the room becomes empty, we put all our bags in and by 2pm, Mario was guiding us around the places where we could eat with reasonable prices (that’s Jasper’s), where we could do our groceries, do our shopping, hang-out, and he also showed us the little alleys that become short-cuts if you are familiar with them. If you are, however, a geo-idiot like me, those little alley ways become the perfect recipe for getting LOST! On a positive note, getting lost could be quite an adventure, on a negative note, it could be quite a nightmare. After lunch, we were pretty much on our own.. did some groceries, checked out the cool hang-outs. And note, everybody was wearing shirts and shorts.. good to note this coz this will change in the course of the following days. Celebrity sightings: KC Montero, Alex Compton.

After doing our groceries, we went back to Sander’s to rest a bit. It was here where the famous line was said “Paki-cerrado ang puerta, mag-gwa ang aircon.” Shuweng! (“I didn’t know airconditioners could walk now.”)

After waking-up, the prime objective was now shopping!

On the PUMP-BOAT


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Boracay, 4-7 May 2006: Arrival in Caticlan

Day 1 (4 May 2006)

We were met by Mario who’s going to be our guide. Most of the trip now becomes headache-free for me because we have a full-fledged and dedicated treasurer with us, in the person of Lynor. But of course, the trip wouldn’t be fun without our “more-than-occasional” lapses in concentration. Just when we were “mounting the PUMP BOAT” (“Hmmmmm, that phrase has a strangely Freudian undertone.. OK, back to the mounting.. Hehehe!”) RJ began to wobble while on the ladder of the pump boat (“Hihihi!”), hmmm, maybe its because she has all her bags carried only on one side. On one side – she had all her bags and she couldn’t use her hand on that side, unfortunately that was the side where the railing was where you could hold on. The other side.. well, WATER! TUBIG! BAYBAY! DAGAT! Thoughts in RJ’s mind while all these were going on: 1.) My phone! 2.) Felicitas is going to kill me if I take this camera with me to all those little fishes down there! 3.) I’m going to be dripping wet even before I arrive in Boracay. Manong to the rescue! He grabs RJ before she takes the Nestea plunge. Whew! Now that we are all in the pump boat (“Hihihi!”), off we go to Boracay! My gosh, I’ve just realized that there is no way that you could ‘de-Freudianize’ the word PUMP BOAT!

Survivor, Medical Interns Edition

Day 1 (4 May 2006)

We managed to make it on the boat on time… barely! Now, the adrenaline begins to subside, and we begin to focus on other things.. namely our stomachs. None of us managed to eat breakfast, and it’s a 6-hour trip going to Boracay.

The ferry ride was uneventful, and so was the ride from the port to the bus terminal. While on the bus to Caticlan, however, the lack of coffee and breakfast began to take its effect. My tummy began to grumble , and I had to find a way to appease my complaining stomach. At first, I saw a kid selling some quail eggs, it was pretty cheap (P10 for 5 quail eggs), I bought it and was soon eating it. It just wasn’t enough, my stomach was still grumbling. At the next bus stop, another kid was selling 5 small corn on the cob – again for only P10, which I bought. My seatmate was shocked to see me ravage the 5 corn on the cob in 3 minutes, I must have been really hungry! After the 5 corn on the cob, I was doing OK. The rest of the bus ride going to Caticlan became a lot more comfortable for me now that I have food in my stomach.