Monday, September 12, 2016

TBT: Dona Meets Hong Kong (Day 1)

I just decided to make this a photoblog of my Hong Kong experience which happened last January 25, 2009. What a major throwback I know! Haha. Violent reactions not accepted because this is MY blog! Lels..

To begin..

... that's me arriving in Hong Kong, carrying my mom's super huge backpack because I'm such a good daughter that I volunteered to carry it for her. Lels. Luv yah, Mama!
Then we stumbled upon this Hello Kitty display while walking. Thus, my sister and 2 aunts took the photo opportunity! Haha.
Ooops, wait! Forgive me for this. Japan Japan! WTF! Hahaha!

Then a few minutes after, we went to the platform to wait for the train. Errr, you saying something, Tita Ahyie? Hehe.
Et voila! Here's our train! :D A Mickey Mouse train! HAMAZINGGG!
A mother and daughter picture just because we want to! Hehe. My mom super loves Mickey Mouse, BTW. :)

More pictures at the train because gah! It's so picture perfecttt! <3

Hayyy. What a beautiful train! <3

Fast forward to entering Disneyland, here are my "customers" posing in front of  the famous Disneyland HK entrance. Huehuehue.

Photographed by yours truly, obvsly.
Anyhoo, let me take you now inside Disneyland Hong Kong. DISCLAIMER: We arrived here past sunset that's why we didn't go to the park anymore (we went the next day). Rather, we used our time to chance upon booking a hotel inside, as requested by my cousin who got real sick of our hotel in Macau the night before this. Here's why: 

The place we stayed in last night was super OMG-yucky-and-scary to death (Ok. This is OA, but this is really the truth!). Oh, wait! Not that I'm discouraging you staying in Macau. Let me just clarify that it was our fault that we slept in a cheap hostel. As cheap as only 500 PHP (I think) a night! Haha. See! And there, we literally got what we paid for. Tsss! LESSON LEARNED! SUPERRR! Haha.

Going back to Disneyland, I hope this happy photo of me and my mother would do justice for our misfortune last night. Haha. 

We rode the bus going to the hotel because damn, Hong Kong Disneyland is so huuuge!

Cam-whoring in Disney HK starts heeere.. 

That's my sister imitating Forrest Gump. Hahaha.

Myself, Mama and Kuya Nice posing in front of Disneyland Hollywood Hotel. It was so fancy insiiide I'd tell you! Love ittt!

But.. there was only 1 small room left (if my memory is still credible), which meant that we cannot take it because we are a group of 10. Huhubels.

Picture na nga lang with the signage. Haha.
DONA: "Boo!"

With that situation, we took the bus again to check the other Disneyland hotel.

Dammmn! This was it! It looks like a castle IRL! Huhuhu. Gonna dieee!

Luckily, there were 3 more rooms that can accommodate us. And yay to that! Hello, Disneyland Hotel!
Yours truly imitating Mickey Mouse statue pose. Hihi.

The lobby.

Going to our rooms now.


There's my photographer sister having a mirror-fie.
My mom looks so happy with our room though.
"Sakit ng paa ko, bes!" Haha.
Yayyy! Room tour! Hehe.
Meanwhile, my mom was goofing around the hallway. Haha. 
And we were to visit our aunt's room. That's them by the way. :)
My sister and my aunt munching on Pocky? Pepero? Ugh. Can't remember!
Agudo sisters and our aunt trying to photobomb us. Haha.
Donelle and our beloved aunts. Hihi.

This particular evening, we decided to eat in Mongkok for dinner. So, we rode the train going there and yeahhh.. what an experience really! Hihi. We lived like a local that night though.

Also, can I add that it was so freezing cold in Macau and Hongkong during these dates that we traveled? It was around 10-12 degree celsius as far as I remember!

By the way, I'll just be posting another blog entry about our Mongkok experience because this entry looks so long already. Haha. And I don't wanna bore you by scrolling down this page anymore.

See you on my next blog then! <3

Always be blogging,

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Charito By Bag Of Beans

Finally got the time to blog again. Hoorayyy! And as promised, I’m going to blog about my experience in Charito By Bag Of Beans (Tagaytay City).

There, after filling our tummies with the buffet breakfast in Balay Dako and visiting Puzzle Mansion, we all decided to have coffee. And that's when we took the road to the newest Bag Of Beans branch, not. Hehe.

So here's a short story about our Tagaytay food crawl. Lels. We kind of got lost looking for the that newest branch of Bag Of Beans. Trusting only our photographic memories (chaz!), we drove to the highway were we all believed that we saw Bag Of Beans sign. Then, we finally made a right turn in this entrance where “Charito By Bag Of Beans” was written. Okay.. So, hindi talaga sya Bag Of Beans? Medyo malabo. Haha. TBH, a part of us was saying that this wasn’t it. But a leap of faith told us to go and just ask the security guard if this was really it. And as told by the guard, this was it daw. Hence, we've got off the car, checked the place and gave it a try. Amazingly, this Charito place did wow us not only with what they serve but with its view and its interior design as well. Yay! Good job to us! Haha.

Alrights! Nuff of talking. I'll let you judge the place now. Haha. 

Hello from us 4! :D

Then a few minutes after, we decided to transfer to the balcony for a better view and a fresher air. Char!

Oh, wait! Here's a behind the scenes of Joma's beautiful Instagram photos. Hihi.

Then now, let me take you inside Charito's. :)

Stunning, isn't it? Here's more!

And lastly, here are some more snaps before we drove home. :D

And that’s it, this is the “the end” of my Tagaytay road trip with my beloved high school friends. <3 <3 <3 

I truly enjoyed this trip and I'm already looking forward to the next one (even though it may take a while for sure). 

Yeah. #HighschoolIsForeverAndEver

Until next time, people!