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Birthday in Boracay

By May 26, 2016 25 Comments

Our summer in Boracay is one of our major goals for this year and we’re so thankful it went really great!

As some of you may already know, I’ve been traveling with Gerald for a few times now but this year, we decided to travel with both our families. And you know what, it feels so much better to be able to bring your family to a memorable summer getaway. It may hurt our pockets (we paid for the vacation 100%), but the happiness we saw in them was priceless!

To give you a little background, we thought of this idea because we want to introduce our families to each other. I already met Gerald’s family and he already met mine but it’s the first meeting of the families. It was a little awkward, but it went better than what we expected. Hehe. My friends even joked that there’s a “pamamanhikan” or proposal that’s going to happen, but nope, none at all! Haha.

Activities in Boracay

As adventurous as we are, we were able to try four activities – Island Hopping, Parasailing, Flying Fish and Helmet Diving.

Except for island hopping where everyone went, it’s only me, my brothers, my bestfriend, Gerald and his brother who tried the activities. It looked like we’re one whole barkada and it doesn’t seem like they all just met. Hehe

We’re supposed to visit three islands but I only remember Puka Beach and passing by the Crocodile Island and Crystal Cove. I think it was because we stayed too long in the Puka beach. Hehe.

Gerald and I have tried Parasailing before while it’s all their first time to try Parasailing. They have no fear of heights so I’m sure they’ll enjoy it and they did! πŸ™‚

We didn’t have any photos while doing the Flying Fish activity because we had to hold on for our lives rather than hold the camera to capture how we we’re struggling. Hahaha. It was really intense, but I’d like to try it again. Haha You’ll see few clips of it on the video below this post. πŸ™‚

Too bad, my parents were not able to try Helmet Diving because my papa recently had surgery due to cataract. So it’s just the six of us again, under the sea this time.

I was scared at first, because it’s very deep at around 10-15 feet, but once you were there, standing at the bottom of the sea, it was amazing! Our photos are disappointing, but the experience was great!

As recommended by my friend, we went to Happy Dreamland but to our dismay, it was already closed. Okay, it was our fault not to research thoroughly. Haha. We didn’t want to waste our time going there so we went inside Trick Eye Museum instead. It was also disappointing, but it’s better than nothing.

We also went all the way to Station 1 for this famous Willy’s Rock.

And of course, we went swimming all day if we’re not out for the activities. Haha that explains why I’m so tan now! But it’s all okay because I enjoyed it. And oh, I now know how to float on water! Hehe thanks to Gerald’s older brother for teaching us. πŸ™‚

Foodtrip in Boracay

We also enjoyed eating in Boracay, we had buffet for almost everyday! Haha. There’s still a lot that we didn’t get to try so that’s one reason why we want to go back! πŸ™‚

We were also able to try Jonah’s Fruit Shake but I was a little disappointed, maybe because I expected too much.

Birthday in Boracay

One reason for this summer getaway is to celebrate my birthday. Gerald and I went out for the birthday salubong and that’s just it. Actually that’s the only time we had for ourselves because we wanted to spend the entire vacation with our own families, since that’s the main purpose of the trip.

For dinner, we simply had buffet then my parents exerted effort finding a shop just to buy me a birthday cake! I wasn’t able to blow the candle though, but we really liked the cake. πŸ™‚

The summer heat was really intense but it was bearable because we’re at the beach, where we can dip in the sea anytime we want. We didn’t mind the tan lines we got because we really enjoyed our vacation. I must say this is the best summer and birthday celebration I had so far because I got to celebrate it somewhere else, with the people I care about most.

By the way, we made a simple video of our trip! πŸ™‚

It’s your turn!

  • How did you spend your summer?
  • Have you been to Boracay? Any recommendations what to do on our next visit?


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  • Renee Alexis says:

    I haven’t been to Bora yet but it’s one of the places in list that I want to go to. You had so much fun and I am sooo looking forward to experience vacay-ing in Bora, I hope I can go soon!

  • Watched the video. The sunset in Bora is definitely <3. I have to witness it live! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle says:

    Have no idea how I’ll spend my summer but it looks like you had a good birthday and a great time!

  • Clare says:

    Wow you guys paid for the whole trip? I want to do that to my parents too, maybe one day πŸ˜€ Belated happy birthday by the way, the cake looks very interesting. Its the first time I saw seashells on a cake! hehe i have yet to visit boracay. Marami ba talagang tao dun? The beach looks so beautiful πŸ™‚ If you dont mind me asking magkano gasto nyo including your family? kahit estimate lang πŸ™‚ Thanks sis πŸ˜€

    • mei says:

      Those are edible shells! Cute ng beach theme ng cake, and infer, masarap sya haha
      Peak season nung nagpunta kami pero it wasn’t as crowded as I have expected. Maybe because we went on weekdays.
      Yes, we paid for the whole trip. I’ll DM you nalang on Twitter, kasi medyo malaki yung amount hehehe

  • Melai says:

    Happy Birthday ulit Mei! It’s a month long celebration hehe!

    I so can relate to this. The first (and only) time I went to Boracay was also with my family and Ge’s family. We’re not married yet at that time and we also paid for the trip but it’s all worth it! Our folks loved the turquoise blue waters.

    Happy that you had a great vacation and birthday celebration with both of your families. Ang saya lang to get everyone in one place and get to know each other. πŸ™‚

    • mei says:

      Diba? Fulfilling if you treat your family to a vacation! Kahit nakaka-aray yung budget, hindi mo na maiisip un pag alam mong nag-enjoy sila πŸ™‚

  • Richel V. says:

    Belated happy birthday, Mei!! And wow on paying for the entire trip! Aside from the photo where you’re paddling (is that the right term???), Bora didn’t seem too crowded? Or was that a trick of the photos. Hehe.

    • mei says:

      Yes, we paid for the whole trip! Hindi manyayari tong bora trip kung KKB! Hahaha
      It wasn’t as crowded as we expected, despite the peak season! Or maybe because we went during weekdays? I don’t know, baka sanay lang kami sa ganung amount ng tao. Haha we were still able to enjoy the beach and swim freely with the amount so maybe hindi nga ganun ka-crowded? Haha

  • Mac says:

    Boracay really is beautiful =) Dreaming of going there someday.

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  • Michelle Bio says:

    I also recently blogged my trip to Boracay! It’s here if you want to see it. Haha That trip also happened because we were celebrating my birthday. What a coinkydink! Anyway, belated happy birthday, dear! β™‘

    • mei says:

      Read your blogpost! The resort seems really beautiful. Which station did you stay? And oh, you’re also born on May? Hehe

  • Raisa says:

    That looks so fun! Helmet diving sounds amazing! I’m sure it was an unforgettable experience. πŸ˜€ And it’s so sweet that both of your families got to vacation with you two. The more, the merrier!

    • mei says:

      Yes, the helmet diving is really amazing! The whole trip was memorable because I two families get to bond together, and I celebrated my birthday with them, hehe

  • Kya says:

    Wow, that sounds like a really amazing trip and it’s so lovely that you wanted all family to be there. πŸ˜€ I really hope they enjoy it. You have shared so many great photos and looks like you did so many things. πŸ˜€

    • mei says:

      Yes we did a lot of activities but somehow, time flew fast and we had to go home haha hoping we could go back! πŸ™‚

  • Gellie says:

    I haven’t been to Boracay. I kind of wanna go there when it’s not the summer season because I’m not a big “crowd” person. And it’s so nice that your family have now met each other. That’s one thing on my fiance and I’s list that haven’t been ticked yet. We’ve met each other’s family but our families haven’t met each other yet. Soon. xD


    • mei says:

      We went during peak season and it wasn’t the crowded! maybe because we went on weekdays hehe
      Yay, I’m excited for you! Sana magmeet na din families nyo πŸ™‚

  • Happy belated birthday, Mei! Your photos made me miss Boracay! Haven’t been back in 2 years! </3

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

  • Wow. There really are plenty of activities to conduct in Boracay. Nice shots mei=)

    God Bless!
    Jan Limark |Brotherly Creative