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Love, Weekend: Day After

This is my third and final installment for the Love, Weekend stories. I woke up to this gorgeous view the day after the wedding. No filter needed!

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Some dramatic curtain opening…

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… and a dramatic “I woke up like this” pose. Lel Forgive me. I had to indulge. I need a duvet in my life!

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We were still all dazed by the events the day before but we were set to have another adventure. Now, out to the sea and nearby islands. But first, breakfast!

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I’m not big with breakfast, truth be told, I rarely eat breakfast. On a regular day, I’d eat by 11am which is probably considered brunch to most folks. Already day 4 and I’m bound to have some regrets, regretted that I didn’t eat much soon after finishing 2 croissants. I wish I had taken a more photogenic breakfast with the fruits that I’ve gotten after this but I was a zombie at Tides. My brain was definitely not thinking of this blog at that time. Haha Sorry, guys! I saw, I came, I ate croissants, I left.

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TO THE SALTY, SALTY SEA!

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We had our first stop and the rest of the group went for their first scuba diving session where they learned and had a trial swim. I don’t think I’ll ever scuba dive in my life. It was never in my bucket list nor do I ever feel the want to experience it. I think I’ve mentioned this before already but ironically, coming from a control freak, I don’t like going through extreme activities in which I have to be in control of. Driving, go-karting, tobogganing (which we did in the UK, and I completely freaked out, I crashed myself and just walked out of the snow slope) causes me extreme anxiety. But I digress. I stayed behind on the boat with my brother and cousin and had a little shoot. If you haven’t seen it, you can read it here.

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We had lunch at the front deck of the boat, under the glaring sun, because we’re crazy. I usually wear so much protection when going for a swim but I always end up with a very tanned face and my normal skin tone for the rest of my body. Hence, the halter top. It did even out my tan after a day’s worth of sun and sea, so at least, my plan worked out.

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Look at these gorgeous mangoes. Philippines certainly has the best mangoes in the world. Not that I’ve tasted mangoes around the world.. haha That was just a very biased observation. I do know, mangoes in the UK are nowhere near these. UK’s are chunky and usually sour-ish, Philippines’ are sweet and succulent. We also had some scallops which were very tender and tasty. Paired it with Cebu’s famous hanging rice, just enough to fill us for lunch!

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Some outtakes of my mini shoot while waiting for their scuba diving learning session to end.

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My brother and I were laughing because my cousin decided to swim behind me as we did the shoot. Then a photo of my struggle to keep still. I was too afraid to stand on the edge of the boat as I might fall off and drown.

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We then went to another spot in the sea. I assume it had better coral reefs down there because that’s where the boatmen took our guests for their proper scuba diving. I still stayed behind floating nearby the boat, snorkeling to see schools of fishes beneath me.

For a moment, I became too aware of where I was. It was weird to see the floor bed meters underneath me that if it hadn’t been for the seawater and if it was just air and gravity, I’d fall that deep. I mean, if the floor bed was our ground (where we walk and such), I was, then, swimming on top of a 5-storey building with the fishes! Shower thoughts, eh.

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We ended the day, tanned and happy, and went back to land. We had our last grand dinner which was ruined for me because of migraine. I think that was my body’s way of letting me know to stop and rest. And rest, I did. I woke up the next day feeling content with what I just experienced, it was a roller coaster of sorts. It was nice to be surrounded by people you love, to support them, be there for them and genuinely feel happy for them. A definite highlight of my 2015.

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