Monday, April 30, 2012

Peered-Up on Idyllic Boracay's White Beach

With almost everyone enjoying the summer in exotic locations, the trio weren't going to be any different as they spent their first gloomy day strolling from coast to coast of the 4 km of Boracay's White Beach. A longtime dream of sunshine break in an idyllic holiday destination to take their mind off things was ruined by the upcoming storm but not their spirits. So they took a stroll by the beach.

There are so many beautiful bodies parading around Boracay's beach, Carlo with an amazing figure, stand out from the crowd flaunting his toned and trim beach body in a colorful summer shorts. Josh covered up in her blue sundress and Rome, took off his shirt, very proud in his blossoming tummy, lol!


White Beach is the main beach of the island. It is lined with resorts, hotels, lodging houses, restaurants, and other tourism-related businesses. In the central portion, for about two kilometers, there is a footpath known as the Beachfront Path separating the beach itself from the establishments located along it.

They like long walks on the beach, holding hands, posing, dipping their toes in the sea , build sand castles, running, hugging and giving one another piggyback rides. Josh and Carlo wrapped themselves around each other as they took a stroll in White Beach. But please they are not a couple.

They stopped tracing the shoreline when they reached Friday's. They looked incredibly happy as they relaxed in the restaurant's patio and had their late lunch. It was a glorious day catching up and reminiscing good old times.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

GLIMPSED: Gloomy Boracay

Introducing a new segment on this travel blog ....GLIMPSED!

On the upcoming "GLIMPSED" posts, I will share random pictures from my previous travels.

Consider this as my electronic post cards addressed to y'all.

It could be just a picture or perhaps some few lines.

When in good mood, I might compose a haiku for you.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Must Do in Boracay: Get a Henna Tattoo

...although they don't need to follow an itinerary, their original plan was to go island hopping but the weather that day was not cooperating. Rome, Carl, and Josh's first day in Boracay was spent strolling from Nigi Nigi to Fridays in station three where they had late lunch. Rome and Josh were sporting in summery ensembles while Carl showed off his impressive abs and perfect tan that any fitness model would be proud of.

On their way, they met Waway, a freelance tattoo artist, and convinced them to have a temporary ink on their body. They haggled to a bargain price and dealt with a good price and they decided to have a henna tattoo.

Henna, a non-permanent tattoo inked on the best part of  your skin. It is very necessary when you been to Boracay, Puerto Galera, Palawan or any other vacation spots . It is more important when you get back home after your grand vacation. It is a mark that shows and proves that you have been on a holiday to show off to your colleagues and be the object of their envies.


They say that a tattoo is the reflection of yourself. Josh chose butterfly and flower designs from the catalog, she also ordered a glass of Margarita. Butterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times, she  opted to ink it on her back and the flower which symbolizes femininity was inked on her leg.

Rome and Carl had tribal tattoos. Tribal tattoos have become one of the most in-demand and most requested styles of tattooing. The design was known as the aso and is a tattoo design that was done on the island of Borneo by the Dayak people. It is thought to represent a mythical beast that was part dog, part dragon. But modern masters of the form are taking it to new heights of aesthetic achievement and it's staying power seems strong yet.

 Waway's Contact Number: 09293206390

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Teleserv: Delivering Fast, Ligit, Secure and Certified Philippine Documents

We're living in a digital world -  where the days of long and slow ques are gone. Well, at least for few Philippine government agencies who tied up with the Filipino private company, Pilipinas Teleserv Inc.  POEA, DFA, and NSO were the ones with the best services when it comes to delivering certified documents. 

Birth, marriage, death certificates, and even Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) are documents issued and authenticated by the National Statistics Office and could be obtained and delivered through Telerv's Citizen Services. Balik Manggagawa OEC from POEA and Department of Foriegn Affairs' passport appointments are also being handled by this call center. Here's How.....

Balik Manggagawa OEC Delivery

The Balik-Manggagawa OEC Delivery service empowers OFWs to process their OEC applications via the convenient of the internet at the comfort of their homes by logging on to OEC Delivery website. With just a click of a button, OEC processing runs simultaneously with the enjoyment of pending quality time with the family. OEC processing comes with PHILHEALTH and OWWA membership updates. Balik-Manggagawa OEC Delivery is available nationwide and is coupled with an inquiry hotline 737-7777. An OEC Express Delivery booth is also situated inside the POEA Balik Manggagawa area to cater to OFWs who find themselves at the POEA.

NSO Birth Certificate Delivery

NSO Birth Certificate Delivery provides birth, marriage, death, and even Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) door-to-door deliveries. By simply calling the NSO Helpline 737-1111 or logging in to their website, citizens can enjoy the convenient request and procurement of their NSO certificates without the hassle of traffic, queue, and waiting. Helpline 737-1111 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week even on Sundays and holidays. With nationwide coverage, everyone from Batanes to Jolo can enjoy the same world-class service that Pilipinas Teleserv Inc. has been providing for the last 9 years.

DFA Passport Appointment System

In the new location all applications for electronic passports (ePassports) will only be accepted and processed via the appointment system. Applicants may set an appointment by going online through its dedicated website or by calling the DFA Appointment Hotline 737-1000. The new system aims to bring the passport processing service at par with world class consular services. The new appointment system is available for free. The system is designed to help eliminate long queues formed with the old walk-in system, as the applicants would be pre-processed using information given via hotline or online.

You may have some unprecedented requests, you may add their Facebook and Twitter accounts and have your querries answered or visit Teleserv and citizen services websites and chat with one of their representatives.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rome: Son of the Beach!

Here's another photo of Rome on a tropical island paradise of Boracay cam-whoring with friends Josh and Carlo. Posting photos with just little words on this website doesn't mean that we are going to make this a photo-blog. I simply doesn't have time to write about Rome's experiences in Boracay because I'm kinda preoccupied at work. So I am just sharing to you selected images out of  8,000 on his external hard drive. Oh, I love this post's title, don't ya?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Morning Light in Nigi Nigi, Boracay

The calm, quiet, and laid back green foliage by the Cottages in Nigi Nigi, Boracay, where they woke up with the birds' chirpings. Good Morning!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trully Tropical at Nigi Nigi, Boracay

Setting up a holiday mood, Rome entertained himself listening to Bob Marley's reggae songs while crossing the channel between Caticlan and Boracay island in a motorized boat. The boat trip takes roughly 20 to 25 minutes crossing the 1.4 Km channel. The waves were kinda calm promising a very good time.

A pale moon greeted them upon arrival that adds excitement and thrill to their bones. They were picked up by a small van going to Nigi Nigi located in White Beach's station 2. Carl chose their accommodation months in advance.

At first glance, Nigi Nigi Nu Noos 'e' Nu Nu Noos does not look promising but it occupies a prime spot in the island. Indeed, all the places and things they could possibly need are just around the corner and they were blissfully happy with the warm welcome. Welcome drinks were served at Nigi Nigi's beachfront restaurant which is a stone's throw from the beach and also where their free breakfast with all the eggs you can eat were served everyday.

As they entered, he immediately liked the nice tropical pathways that gives an illusion of being in the middle of the jungle. He felt that all of his senses lightened and much closer to nature. Their little bamboo cottage was tucked away and secluded, but had an easy access to beachfront.

The modern nipa hut is built in native traditions with Polynesian pagoda styled architecture, set around a lush tropical garden, that's ideally located at the center of the world famous White Beach and extremely popular with value-minded international tourists, which was mostly were Europeans.

The huts had a nice wrap balcony, perfect place to get out of the hot mid-day sun and read or nap.

It is also equipped with ensuite bathroom, hot and cold shower, air conditioning, cable television and mini bar. A garland of Sampaguita flowers was hanged inside their restroom that produce refreshing and natural scent.

The room was made of glass windows combined with the all wood interior. It was tidy and cleaned every afternoon - with the linens and towels changed, while beach towels were also available from the reception area. Water bottles (free 3 bottles everyday) and internet tickets were also part of the package. Safety deposit boxes were also available in the front office, free of charge.

The staff was friendly and were smiling all the time. Service was wonderfully relaxed sort of way, they were very pleased when he found some sweet banana chips labeled "sweet dreams" on their bed one night....

Overall, the resort was so calm, the rooms are clean, the property is lush, and there is a very laid back vibe. They were very satisfied with their stay.