Santa Monica Pier – April 2011

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier – April 29, 2011

A short stop when a friend toured me around LA.

Taken with: Sony Cybershot DSC W70

A View To Remember

Shangri-La Boracay March 2012

Shangri-La Boracay March 2012.  The view from the room’s balcony. ♥

Taken with an Apple iTouch4. 😛 I’m actually proud of this shot considering the quality of the iTouch4’s camera.  But really, it’s because the sight is too serene and beautiful, this photo does not justify.

Before She Dated a Gangster, LLCOM was Here! (Bicol Day 1)

Before She Dated a Gangster, LLCOM was Here! (Bicol Day 1)

Before KathNiel showed us around Bicol via the big screen, LLCOM went around the region to explore.

LLCOM stands for the initial of our surnames Lo, Lao, Ching, Ong, Mendez, 8 of us.  While most people went to bask under the sun for LABORacay, we went to our own LLCOM BICOL adventure for Labor day 2014! 😉

A little history of how the trip was planned.  By far the most spontaneous planning I’ve encountered!

First, we booked our plane ticket July of 2013 because there was a seat sale from Cebu Pacific.  From one sms to another, we went for the location which can offer us the lowest fare for the long weekend of May 2014.  Yes, we have no particular destination in mind, we left it to chance.  ((:  After booking for 4 of us, that’s when we asked around for others to join.  Before 2013 ends there were already 7 of us booked for Legazpi and then we have forgotten about it.  Come 2014, it’s time to really think about where we’re heading, what are we going to do in Legazpi, where are we staying so by February of 2014, upon deciding we want to see Caramoan, we made bookings at Gota Village and CWC, fixing our itinerary.  We also booked our Legazpi City tour via the Donsol Eco Tour who is part of the Bangon Tour of the Department of Tourism with the aim of helping the victims of Yolanda and the Bohol Quake of 2013.  Oh, and there were 8 of us by now! 😀

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Beauty. Adventure. Legendary. Inspiration. 2014

Last summer, I was blessed with a trip to the wonderful surfing and cultural paradise called Bali.  A huge shout out and thank you to the ever-generous LAO family (my uncle, auntie and cousins).

We had our layover at Changi Airport – the airport of orchids! ♥


We arrived in Bali in the evening and had a minor glitch, our transfer was not around – there has been a misunderstanding with our arrival date.  Anyhoo, we still got to our resort, The Samaya Villas at Seminyak Bali, and as soon as we got into our designated villas, my jaw dropped!  Continue reading