10 February 2010

day three: culture immersion

 

**i apologize for another heavy-image post. just had to relish our last at the town of moalboal.**

believe it or not but i think this is the first beach trip where i didn't spend the whole day under the sun and just frolicking in the waters -- it was because the water was freezing and the wind so chilly. harry and i made vodka sprite (absolut + sprite..duh! LOL) and placed it in a water bottle just to disguise it but it couldn't help the cold. summer may look like it's here but i love how it's still windy.
we left the resort after lunch and took a tricyle (auto richshaw) to town to ride a van for hire (v-hire in cebu). it usually takes an hour for the van to leave because the driver has to wait for it to fill up. harry and i were the first to occupy the van so we had some time to observe how life is lived in the town of moalboal. we bought fried fritters on the street (fried bite size pieces of chicken, lumpia) and the buy-one-take-one burger from minute burger. it was a coincidence that the high school there had their field demonstration on the open space in front of the church so lots of people were there. notice how cute the old couple is -- together walking in the park with their walking sticks. and of course, the town fashionista -- with his (or her) sparkly purple belt strutting the streets. 


til' next time! back to reality. (roll credits...)


knitted dress - thrifted
blue swimsuit - rustan's
brown and blue flip-flops - havaianas, make your own
bangles - props
white graphic tee - roxy
sunnies - thrifted at carbon

Follow vanilla ice cream

33 comments:

Andy said...

i dont mind at all! I just want to dream that i'm in your place. i miss the beach!

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Taylor Sterling said...

wow so beautiful!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Hiiii. Sooo. I'm only REALLY jealous. I've got a major snow warning for tomorrow. You've got sunlight.

Yeah. Okay. I will just melt away in the snow and you have fun in the sun.

:)


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katrina said...

ang cute mo talaga! i'm happy to hear that you had a fun time during your vacation. those times are precious!

by the way, your comment on my blog made me laugh. it's weird. we've never met in person but you know me so well already.

DaMnViXeN said...

aww that pic of the oldie couple won me over.. so sweet! i always enjoy your posts ^^

Jeje said...

Sounds really fun! It makes me wanna go to the beach :|

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mila said...

Ahhhh, your pictures look amazing! I want to go to the beach right now. And badly.:/

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Anita said...

i love all picture here,so beatiful..
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MyStrawberryCocktail said...

omg i wish it was summer here. but its just soo damn cold. nice pics:)

mariel elisa said...

what beach is this? it looks heavenly.

i would kill for some lumpia right about now

Nina said...

Soooo envious of your vacay ... need one too!

Planning a trip to Cebu this year ... I shall make sure to meet you!

Leah said...

I want to go to the beach too. These are beautiful images. :-)

Dane said...

I was looking at the previous posts going.. Club Serena? I miss that place, it belongs to some relatives of mine. Its such a great place.. you should have gone to Kawasan Falls, thats really close by.. nice pics!





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Pipi Who? said...

i'm working on your cartoon... i'll finish it soon dear...^^ hehe..

btw i loveeee the Hotel where you're staying at...

Little voice said...

love your sunglasses , but this all looks amazing .

heart charlie said...

I love your photos!! It makes me want to book a flight and go on an adventure asap! You look so relaxed and happy ;) HAha, I love your photo of the "town fashionista" and your her (or his) description! I really can't tell which one it is....

Nathalie said...

such great pictures. wow, they make all us people in the grey weather long for a nice holiday :)
*Nathalie

Ash Fox said...

so jealous of that gorgeous sunshine. love your bikini!

x

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute photos, love the dress ;))

xoxo M.

princesspolitico said...

this is a DREAM. i can't believe how vivid your photos are...

xo.
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Jen said...

I love the gauzy curtains and your fab retro shades!

Sneaking a little shot of alcoholic warmth in a water bottle - I like your style! :)

priincess said...

awwww u make me miss summerrrr!

Wendy said...

Chicken lumpia sounds so good right now.

Jen said...

awww these pictures are so adorable as well. looks like you had a lot of fun exploring the town and such (that little old couple is ridiculously cute <3)
i'm loving how you wore that knitted dress as a beach cover-up. stop making me envy your warm weather!! we should switch weathers for a few hours haha

Sonya said...

Ahh, I would kill for some summertime weather right about now!

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Dorothy Souhuwat said...

luvly place n nice photo shoot..
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Audrey Allure said...

beautiful photos :) looks so warm & peaceful!

Carmen said...

I love these photos, they're amazing.
Really jealous of all the sun you're getting.

Carmen.xx.

Raquel said...

hi..great photos..such a beatiful place...

love it

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betz said...

don't we all wish it's a getaway everyday. these photos make me all dreamy..

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Vinda Sonata said...

wow, the beach trip seems seriously fun. i like seeing sunny pictures amd summer clothes. i wish i live near beaches, too, i really love visiting beaches.

great outfit, too, Gizelle. white and blue make an interesting, sweet combination. havaianas are undefeatable in term of comfort. i wish i could get a pair soon!

Mom Daughter Style said...

I want a weekend getaway like this. beautiful photos.

charmaine said...

yapi, i just have to say this... the blue swimwear i bought from DOROTHY PERKINS in manila, not rustan's :)

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