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28 October 2016

Liebster Award




I remember doing this award years ago on Tumblr. I didn't know it still goes on! Amazing what the internet can do, it can make a thread last longer than you can imagine! Thank you, Da (thediaryqueen.com) for nominating me! Here goes my answers. 


1. How long have you been in the blogging community?

» I started blogging way back 2007 on Multiply but it didn't work out for me. Also tried blogspot but it was way too complicated! Until there was Tumblr! That's when I fell in love with blogging, especially tweaking my blog page! Hihihi. I've been on and off, so yeah. :)
2. Describe yourself in one word
» This I can never do. I'm a lot of things that's why I can never describe myself in just one word.
3. If you could have a 1-year supply of a certain food product, what would it be?
» I have to say, pizza! Forever favorite food.
4. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
» I have really high hopes of my wanderings, so hopefully in by then i'll be out of the country :)
5. If you have the power to change something in the past, would you do it?
» No. I'm okay with where I am now. Think about it, is it really worth the effort? :)
6. What is your all time favorite song?
» I'm an all out Marooner, but my favorite song is John Mayer's Your Body is A Wonderland
7. Have you ever thought of moving in a different country? If yes, where and why?
» I've always always always thought it was going to be London, but then there's Netherlands, Iceland, Paris, 
8. If you're going to be a fictional character, who would you be?
» This is easy, I'm Hermione Granger. :))
9. What was the last movie, TV Show, or book that made you tear up?
» Last movie I saw was The Pursuit of Happyness and I was already crying at the beginning of the movie! For TV show, FRIENDS always makes me cry in laughter!
10. Describe your favorite scent.
» Ferrari Light, yessir!
11. What would you like to say to your 15-year old self?
» A little heads up, it's going to be a rough ride for you so you better buckle up! ;)

I Nominate:

Alyssa of Alyssanity
Mimi of Chasing Bleu
Mei of jojomei.com

My Questions:
1. What's your main goal in life?
2. If you could master one language, what would it be?
3. What do you do to de-stress?
4. How do you describe a perfect day?
5. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
6. How would your friends describe you?
7. If you could do anything you want right now, what would it be?
8. If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?
9. What are you most thankful for?
10. What's the one thing that people always misunderstand about you?
11. Is what you're doing now what you always wanted to do growing up?

Also tagging everyone who gets to read this! Thank you for reading!
XX NIKAIA
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18 October 2016

Bohol Getaway


After Panglao Island, we packed our bags and stayed at Tagbilaran City on Day 3 of our Bohol Itinerary.




Hotel: tr3ats Guest House (Tagbilaran)
We booked our accomodation via Agoda
But you can check out Tr3at's rates here.
Check in time: 2PM


After checking in, we went out to a motorbike rental at Palma Street. Our bike costs P500/day, say hello to "Shelby". AJ was really weirded out because I kept calling the bike "Shelby". What, it looked like a Shelby, don't you think? lol 

It was around 2:30PM that we decided to go to Mag-Aso Falls in Antequera. It's a 30minute drive from Tagbilaran City. Thank you so much, Google Maps! Entrance fee is P20 each + P15 for parking. Just a warning though, before you get down to the falls... there are a lot of stairs.
Only a few people (french peeps <3) were left swimming in the falls. As it was the rainy season, the water was not as clear, again, and the current was too strong so we were not allowed to go swimming near the falls. We just took a quick dip and headed home for it was already getting dark. The road back would be terrifying.





So then Pokemon Go was officially operating again in the Philippines and it was Suicide Squad time, we decided to go back and see the movie and perhaps hunt some pokemon on the side! Movies are much cheaper there compare to the cinemas in Manila. That's why we tried it!

Funny story, while waiting for the movie screening, we roamed around and began searching for pokemons. My data connection was little crappy, the DNS kept failing and disconnecting my Pokemon Go while the boyfriend was constantly catching them frickin pokemons! So ya'll know what a girlfriend does, I confiscated his phone and told him not to play until my phone's connection is okay. And he was really pissed about it, but did  he really have a choice? *winks


The next day, Sunday, we went to Church. We did not understand a thing because it's all Bisaya. We did not know that there was an english mass at 6PM. But we went on with the mass.

Then off to our Carmen road trip!

First stop was the Sandugo or the Blood Compact Shrine in Tagbilaran. It was pretty much this Statue. And this view.





And on to Baclayon Church, which was under renovation at that time so we just passed by it. But we saw the Albaqurque Church along the way, it was not a tourist destination but it looked pretty awesome to me so we stopped and took a few pictures. It was empty, there was no sign of human beings *char*, not even guards were around. I think it was closed or something, maybe not.






Then begins the long ride to Loboc. We opted out on going to the floating restaurant in Loboc river because I didn't think it was worth it. But I guess we should have gone 'cos by the time we arrived Tarsier Sanctuary, it was almost 1PM and we we're dead hungry.


Quick tip! Do gas up before heading to Loboc. It's going to be a very long ride and there will be no gasoline stations uphill.

Before the Tarsier Sanctuary, you'll pass by the Man-made Mahogany Forest. You can definitely tell that you're there because damn, it's beautiful. You'll really see the difference. It stretches about 2 kilometers along Laoy Interior Road. This is probably my favorite road to pass through, ever!






After for what seemed like an hour, we finally arrived at the Tarsier Sanctuary.
Entrance fee is P120 each. Normally, people get orientations before going inside the the sanctuary but there were just few of us at that time so we really didn't have to for there were enough guides to walk us through. They'll point on the primates spots. They're very territorial, so once they pick a spot, they never leave! Such cute things!




We did not stay long for it was getting late, we still had to go to Carmen for the Chocolate Hills. From there it's another 15-20min ride to Carmen. My butt aches from all the motorbike ride!

A piece of advice, never miss out on any experience! As soon as we arrived Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, someone asked us if we wanted to ride an ATV around the chocolate hills, and I said "Yeaaah!". Cheapest (shortest ride) costs P800, it was totally worth it. It includes a guide/photographer! It was my first time too!



After that, we went about the view deck and finally witnessed the majestic view of Bohol's pride, the Chocolate Hills. I immediately regret that I didn't bring a camera. *cries*



 It was a 360deg view! It was not as chocolatey as I have expected but whatever, it was such a wonderful view! I could stare at it for hours and still be amazed. Sadly, it was getting late and we still have to travel an hour and a half to go back so it was time to leave.

We chose the shortest road back to Tagbilaran via Catigbian-Carmen based on Google Maps. Somehow, google maps doesn't state whether the road is in good condition or not. It was a rough road! It was out of the highway or the main road. Some of the roads were still not developed. Some are alongside a cliff! I got excited, of course, but AJ wanted to get back before sunset because we didn't know what kind of road yet awaits us, haha! This part of the trip is my favorite. It's like getting lost in a foreign land where nothing is familiar!




We arrived back to the hotel at around 6PM. It was tiring, indeed, but the adventure's all worth it! We bought a box of well deserved dinner! 

Hope you enjoyed our reading! Tell me what you think on the comments below :)

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09 October 2016

The Sunday Currently | Vol. 2




The Sunday Currently #2

Reading - Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. The cover of the book used to creep me out that's why I chose not to read this. But since the trailer was released, it seemed interesting to me so I opted on reading it just now. Though! I'm not quite hooked. My heart is not into anything right now, bummer.
Writing - I'm still on my Bohol Travel Guide draft. I don't know why I can't finish stuff these days. What the hell's the matter with me?
Listening - Random music people recommended on the "Comment your fave song below" post I saw on Facebook.
Thinking - about going on a solo trip this Christmas. Go on a soul-searching in the merriest time of the year! Ha! What an idea! Any suggestions on where to go? I'm thinking Baguio. How crowded does Baguio get when it's Christmas season? :)
Smelling - laundy detergent.
Wishing - I could have 30 hours a day. I wish I wasn't a slack. I wish I could go on romantic date. I wish the "something" in exchange for likes on Facebook stops already. I wish I was on top of a mountain right now or on the beach.
Hoping - to have a better weekend next week. This week was a bit of a disappointment.
Wearing - my ex's old PE tshirt and a boxer shorts. What, it's comfy!
Loving - old movies! I've been watching old movies at work. So far, Bonnie and Clyde is a favorite. But there's still a lot that I haven't crossed out from the list. Maybe I should blog about it!
Wanting - fujifilm XA-2 but I must must must not buy it. I've been using all my willpower to control myself on excessive spending and on setting my priorities straight. And I'm doing good so far! Chants "I don't need a new camera."
Needing - a hug. Money!
Feeling - a lot lazy, damn it woman. Yung feeling na I want to do a lot of things but tinatamad ako, wala ko sa mood feeling.


How is everybody's Sunday going? :)
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