Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Friendship Goals

New acquaintances would think I'm a snob because I don't smile a lot and I'm quiet at first. Some would also feel "scared" to come up to me because I have a strong face and intimidating look. But once they get to know me better, almost all of them would be surprised that I'm a nice and funny person daw.

I'm not really bothered by it all because I do have many close friends. As a matter of fact, I recently celebrated my 25th anniversary with my closest friends, my gradeschool barkada. Since silver anniversary is a milestone for every relationship, we decided to have an out of town trip to Cebu. We were originally 13 in grade school but 4 transferred to a different school and the remaining 9 became closer than ever. Since 3 of them are now based overseas and 1 couldn't make it, only 5 of us went to  Cebu to have a weekend all by ourselves - free from our husbands and kids.

Before checking at the hotel, we decided to have a half day tour of Mactan city. The obvious choices were Magellan's Cross, Taoist temple, and local delicacy shopping at Taboan Market.

Magellan's Cross

danggit, pusit, and other dried fishes

We wanted to explore more but because we choose to do the pasalubong shopping first, we smell like danggit at noon so we decided to check in at our hotel.

We stayed at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu from February 26 to 28. The only description I can think of is BEAUTIFUL. It is! My photo op friends were in heaven because every angle are Instagram worthy posts.


Ibiza Bar

beach front

My photos may not give justice but believe me it is one of the most scenic destination I've been to. On our second day, we were planning on going to Larsian barbeque but decided to experience Ibiza Bar at the same hotel. We're on a limited budget so Php1000 entrance is a lot. But since we're already in Mövenpick, what we heck, we just went for it! Anyway, we've been to Larsian in our previous Cebu trip with ur respective families, it wasn't our time to Cebu for most of us.
Ibiza Bar at night

I wasn't able to take a picture of Ibiza bar at night but you may refer to the picture above on how it looks like during daylight. After a bottle of wine and a glass of cocktails, we were ready to call it a night at 10 PM because our flight was at 6:50 the following morning.

More the experience itself, I had so much fun because I was able to bond again with my friends. At this fast paced digital world, it is nice to know that there will always be those people who accepts, understands, and cherish you for who you are. Cheers to our 25th girls! Looking forward to celebrate another friendship milestones with you all!


Sally Mae said...

I miss Cebu! you have posted nice photos here. Have great day!:)

Jennifer said...

Hello! Glad you enjoyed your stay in my lovely hometown! You might want to visit the municipalities when you come back here in Cebu. You can try Moalboal and Bantayan Island for its white sand beaches and Badian for Kawasan Falls or you can climb Osmena Peak the up there is love. =)

Karen said...

@sally mae: thank you for dropping by!

@Jennifer: of course! Cebu is very nice city! We'll definitely going back to cebu to visit other islands. :)

Jennifer said...

Hello ms Karen! I hope you will accept this Liebster Award!

VanaLin said...

Oh how I have been dying to go to Cebu! that place looks nice and I will keep that it mind if ever I plan to go there.
Look like you had a great time with your friends :)

Karen said...

yes i did, vanalin! thanks for dropping by!