Paradise: Escapade to El Nido and Rock Formations of Underground River

*Overdue Post.*

When was the last time you said “This is life!?”
When was the last time you’ve been to paradise?
How about the time when you just closed your eyes, and when you open it all you can see is the most breathtaking view given by nature?
Maybe some of you just went to paradise yesterday, last weekend, last week, last month, last year, or maybe where you are right now is paradise. You must be thankful because when you’re living in paradise there’s no dull moment for you. Every day is such a wondrous epitome of heaven.

The first Saturday of March was very special to Seasielle. Why? Because she won’t just bond with one of her best friends who just came from Dubai, but she was also going to Palawan with her. All set as they board Air Asia’s flight going to Puerto Princesa. Before the plane took-off, Seasielle was in awed by the scenery she saw: Definitely a one-of-a-kind nature’s gift from God.

Once the plane landed, Seasielle, her mother, and her best friend had a photo taken in front of the sign “Puerto Princesa Airport.” Finally, it was now time to ride a van going to El Nido (a five-hour drive). It was a comfortable one since they were just ten passengers. Seasielle’s group had a stop-over at Elfredo’s Restaurant to eat lunch. After eating, it was time to get back on the road. The sceneries hindered back Seasielle to have some sleep since she couldn’t stopped staring with those views. Truly, Philippines is so blessed with multitudes of Natural Resources.

Around 2:00 in the afternoon, Seasielle’s group finally reached El Nido. They were situated in Hotel Deo which was located just 5-10mins walk from the van terminal. After settling down, they immediately went to try El Nido’s Zipline (a must try one), and watched the sun sets while hanging around in Las Cabanas (the sand is pure heaven). Finally, dinner time. They dined in Art Cafe which is a must-try local restaurant in El Nido.

Day 2: Island Hopping Time
This was arranged by RJM Travel and Tours so Seasielle’s group didn’t have a hard time coordinating with everything. Included in the package arranged was Island Hopping Tour A (Big, and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commando Beach). Verdict: Truly, it was Paradise. Around 4:00pm, it was now time for her group to travel back to Puerto Princesa. Traveling at night was a bit scary since zigzag road is your enemy. They arrived at around 10:00 in the evening and was checked-in at Corazon’s Inn.

Day 3: Underground River, and Farewell Palawan
After a heavy breakfast prepared by the staff of Corazon’s Inn, their group was picked-up by a van and headed straight to the port going to Underground River. But before that, they first went to Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour (not so worthy for the price, but it was some kind of a good helped for those people living in that area). After a long queue, the time has come to witness Underground River. Verdict: Wonderfully handcrafted by God’s hand, it was a perfect place for those people who are fans of Rock Formations.

Truly, Escapade to Palawan already left a marked to Seasielle’s heart.

P.S. Earthling Creatures, don’t forget to include Palawan in your itinerary. πŸ™‚

Expenses in Palawan (El Nido&Puerto):
Note: These were the ones not included in the package

Day 1:
210 – lunch
1000 – zip line
150 – tricycle
300 – mango shake
750 – dinner at Art Cafe (since Seasielle’s group equally divided the bill into 4)
400 – souvenir photos in Zipline (for Seasielle and her mother)
Day 2:
12 – ice drop
50 – tricycle going to the main town
400 – environmental fee for Island Hopping Tour A
100 – shoes (you need to rent if ever you’re wearing a rubber shoes, or slippery sandals)
500 – kayaking
100 – tip for the boatman
40 – shower (since Seasielle’s group already checked-out in the hotel, they have to pay for the use of shower. 20 per person)
180 – dinner for two @Elfreda’s
Day 3:
975 – mangrove, environmental fee (Underground River)
975 – souvenir
120 – Dinner at McDonald’s

Total: 6282

Photos finally uploaded πŸ˜ƒ

Day 1:

Zipline πŸ™‚

Awesome view. 😍

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Sunset πŸ‘€

Dinner time

Day 2:

Before Island Hopping Tour A

View while on β›΅

Small Lagoon. πŸ€—

Shimizu Island

Road to Secret Lagoon…

Seven Commandos other side. 😢

Day 3:

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Snowy Christmas: Hobing Ice Cream

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

After they ate at Genki, they decided to try the Snowy Ice Cream of Hobing ((Managed by a Korean since Snowy Ice Cream originated from them (not sure in this part)).

Well, good thing there was a vacant table when they’ve arrived there. The interior of the place is good.

These pictures are totally awesome (the food and place).

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Time for a cold treat. πŸ˜‰

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Strawberry = Heaven Sent. #wonderfullife #foreverlove πŸ€—β€

Such a perfect Family Portrait. 😊

Rating:
Place: 4 out of 5
Price: 5 out of 5 (Swear, it is worth it).
Food: 5 out of 5 since the servings of the food are good for 2-3 persons. (Seasielle and her friend even had a take-out)
Service: Self service
Overall: 4.5 stars (satisfied)

If you want to visit Hobing, it is located at the 3rd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Fancy Japanese Food: Genki Sushi (and the Magic Train)

This is a post-Christmas celebration with Seasielle’s ever gorgeous awesome friend (her so-called ultimate food buddy), Joan.

Well, Seasielle had learn Genki Sushi while watching Poptalk (a Filipino food/travel/gadget/etc TV show) three or two years ago, and made a promise to herself that she will dine there. That promise came true last December 27, 2016 with the company of Joan.

They arrived at the said place around 7:30pm, and took the seat at the end (near the glass window). It was a bit crowded that time for so many reasons (and that’s not the purpose of this article). Anyway, they immediately ordered since Seasielle was really excited (like a child lost in time) so she started to tap the gadget (IPad) and browse for the menu.

The following pictures will let you know what they have ordered, and will give you a preview of the said place. πŸ€—

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Menu board, and the magic faucet with hot water. ☺

Technology at its finest. πŸ€—

Seared Salmon Skin ☺😊

Genki Salad πŸˆπŸŠπŸ‰πŸ‹

Tamago Maki Roll

Salmon Sashimi 😍

Family Picture πŸ€—πŸ˜

Seasielle’s rating:
Place: 4 out of 5 stars.
Price: 3.5 out of 5 stars since some are very expensive, and not good for sharing.
Food: 4 out of 5 stars (small servings. Just good for an individual, but the taste, pertaining to what they have ordered, are delicious, it melts in your mouth, and have a long lasting taste).
Service: 5 out of 5 (Definitely great staff).
Overall: 4 stars (satisfied)

Highlight: The delivery train. A very unique idea, and a fascinating one since it is very enjoyable to watch your food being delivered through a train.

If you want to visit Genki Sushi, it is located at the 2nd floor, BGC Stopover, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Thank you for reading, and hope you can share your stories as well.

Sawadee Ka: Krung Thai in Metro Manila (Second time Around)

Typical Sunday turned into a wonderful one. πŸ™‚

Its been one and a half years since Seasielle bond with her friend, and two years since she last ate at Krung Thai. “Ber” months had finally arrived, and gatherings are common scenarios you can see in the country. After everything, finally they (Seasielle and Da) shared an everlasting memory.

Krung Thai is a Thailand inspired restaurant located within the public market of Marikina City (a City within NCR, Ph).

The place was a hot catch since it was lunch time; thankfully, Seasielle’s family didn’t wait to be sat since there was a vacant table good for four (4) people.

What’s on the Menu?
They ordered the following:
Vietnamese Spring Roll
Pad Thai
Chicken Satay
Beef tenderloin
Soup (spicy one)
Thai Ice Tea

Total amount spent: Php 1500 + tip since there was no service charge.

Overall Satisfaction Rating: 3.5
Food: 3.5
Place: 4
Price: 3.5

Reason/s:
The first time that they tried it, everything was sumptuous, and truly melts into your mouth. Now: everything was good for commercial and/or fast food taste.
Then, the price was a bit expensive for the value of the food.
Customer service was good. They still managed to be courteous even though one can see that they were a bit tired already. (Maybe because of the hot weather).
Finally, the location is a bit hard to find for first timers, but since it was their second time around, Seasielle would give it a pop points now.

Overall: It was a well-spent Sunday, and according to her friend she enjoyed the meal very much.

God bless everyone.

Pad Thai 🍝


Chicken Satay πŸ—πŸ–


Spicy Soup (forgot the name) πŸ€—


Vietnamese Spring Roll (already ate the other 4pieces)


Beef Tenderloin 🍽


Thai Ice Tea (not sure if this is Milk Tea)🍢

Wonderful Birthday: Gastronomic Adventure Served by Ticxs

Finally, got a chance to try this awesome Plate Culture place! I’ve learn this one from watching Poptalk, and I’m so awed after I’ve got a taste of their own food.

I’ve been waiting for this day to happen. The first time I inquired for my father’s birthday celebration last April, they told me they weren’t available on my prefer date; I was left heartbroken. I do forget about Gastronomic as months passed by; suddenly, Plate Culture popped up on my screen, and I knew from that day on that it would be a great one.
I’ve inquired once again in Gastronomic, and fortunately, they’re available on my mother’s birthdate. Yahoo!

I already reserved the slot for my prefer date earlier September. Fast forward, the day I’ve been waiting for had arrived.

We rode an Uber going to the said place, and had a “tough” time finding their house since the driver entered the wrong street, good thing Mr. Chino saw us and help us to find their house.

Well, I’m not very good in detailed stories so I’ll just post photos for your understanding.

Thank you.

Design ☺

You have brought delight to Mr. Table, Ms. Flower. 🏡

Lovely Menu for my Dearest Mother. πŸ€—

Starter: Camachos

Starter: Asian Salad ☺

Lemon Basil Mushroom Pasta 🍝

Beef Rendang. πŸ™‚

Hickory πŸ” with Dirty 🍚

Ticxs Yogurt Shake πŸ€—πŸ˜

Sorry, no picture of S’mores Dunk-a-roo πŸ™

Overall Rating: 4.5 πŸ™‚
Food: 4.5
Place: 4
Price: 4

For reservations:
Kindly visit plateculture.com
Enter Philippines as location, then choose your preferred date.

Or search Gastronomic Adventure by Ticxs on fb.

Biyaheng Pilipinas: Sakay na sa Tatak Pinoy (Gerry’s Jeepney)

Last October, a friend of our employer treated us since one of our officemates did a favor for her.

They decided to dine at Gerry’s Jeepney which is a new attraction within the perimeters of Kapitolyo.

Jampacked Friday especially during lunch time, so we were flattered to be sat inside a Jeepney themed function room.

They (our boss&her friend) ordered our food named “Pasig” which includes the following: rice, inihaw na pusit, alimasag&tahong, hipon, inihaw na isda, nilagang okra+talong and talbos na kamote, and 6 iced tea and soup. This one cost Php 1680 and is good for 4-6persons that why they ordered another one. For the rice you can choose whether plain, bagoong, or garlic; for the hipon (shrimp in English) you can choose crispy or halabos; and for the isda(fish in English) you can choose bangus, hito, or tilapia.

Well, it was such a wondrous experience. We came in hungry, and we left the said place full and happy.

Dined inside this jeepney

Design ☺

Tables (if you don’t want to be sat inside a jeeepney)

Proudly Pinoy

Pinoy’s own “mini store.” (Sorry I wasn’t a good photographer).

Urban Legend πŸ‘»

“Pasig” ❀

😊

Biyaheng Monumento at Alabang 🐾

Sakay na! Sama na! Biyaheng Quiapo, Cubao, at Ayala. πŸ“πŸ©

Details for Gerry’s Jeepney ☺😊

The Unexpected Everything: An Earthling Day to Meet the Lovely Morgan Matson

“Morgan Matson is coming to town!” πŸ‘Ό

After almost a year of being absent for book signing events, finally, I made it for Matson’s.

A lot has changed since the last time I attended a book signing event. Anyway, I won’t make a long-dramatic-post since I have nothing much to tell.

Papa, as usual, lined up for me. He got number forty-two (42). I only have two books of Matson because I can’t afford to buy everything since I’m currently saving up for something. I bought Since You’ve Been Gone this January, and The Unexpected Everything last month.

The said event took place at National Book Store – Glorietta branch last September 18, 2016. I arrived at around 3pm and basically just in time for the signing. I’ve missed the program, and according to some bibliophiles, they gave Morgan a birthday cake, and sang for her. So disheartened to miss that moment.😒

I didn’t say anything when I met her (Morgan) except from the fact that I just responded “I’m good” when she asked how am I; then, she said what a nice name do I have. Well, thank you for that Morgan.

After that said event, my father and I went to JCo to eat some snacks; unknowingly, I already have other plans so I excused myself and told my father I’ll just text him.

What was my other agenda? Go and visit Baskin Robbins and get some pint of ice cream. Yes, I’ve been craving for Baskin, and what a perfect time to do it but that one fine Saturday. After almost a week of stressful work, surrounded by chaotic officemates, I can’t help but thanked Baskin Robbins for existing in this world.

I ordered a pint of Love Potion (honestly I don’t know the ingredients of that flavor). How do I end up ordering that one? Mama told me it is delicious, and for me not to order strawberry for the nth time in my life.

After ordering a pint, I walked around Glorietta and notice that there was an on-going event. Yes, such a nice move for me to go to that event, and let my ice cream turned into water. πŸ™

Anyway, will tell you guys about that event in another post.

Xoxo,
Seasielle❀

Goddess Morgan signing my book. πŸ€—

BaskinRobbins: Love Potion. ❀☺