Spell Saab

After a horrible start to the weekend (read about it here), things went really smoothly once we landed in Boracay. It was our first time to stay at a new bed & breakfast called Agos Boracay on Station 2 — Jim’s parents gave us GCs because their friends own it. I like a luxurious hotel room just like the next person but I personally think if you’re in Boracay, your room should just be for dropping off your stuff, taking showers, and sleeping! That’s why Agos Boracay is perfect for travelers who would rather enjoy the view of the beach from the actual shoreline instead of spending a beautiful day indoors. Spend half of what you’d normally spend on other hotels and you’re only 2 minutes away from D’Mall! The room are very nice and clean, too! It has a well-deserved rating of 5 stars on TripAdvisor! www.agosboracay.com

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When we got there, Cholo arrived shortly and we headed out for dinner. We found a highly rated restaurant via the TripAdvisor app called Tilapia N Chips and it looked really good. True enough, the food was served in large portions and it was a great meal. We ordered Fish N Chips, Tilapia N Chips, and a burger.

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We walked along the shore to Station 1 where the sand was so pristine and we tripped out on how beautiful it was when the water washes away all the footprints. Boracay is really the most beautiful beach. This photo doesn’t do it any justice. Not at all.

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I barely took any photos so some photos in this post were taken with my phone! We walked really far up Station 1, all the way to that bright place in the picture below.

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There was a cute little wedding reception happening and we sat down beside it, ordered 2 bottles of red wine and just talked while enjoying the music from the reception. I think that’s more than enough proof that we are growing older if we’re drinking quietly in Boracay on a Friday night. Haha! We went home a little past midnight and we slept very soundly, a bit drunk on childhood memories and wine.

Agos Boracay does regular housekeeping and they provide the usual free bottled water daily but they do not have a restaurant nor do they have room service. As an alternative, they partnered up with a restaurant nearby for complimentary breakfast.

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Honestly, I say skip the free breakfast because it’s nothing amazing. Try exploring other options for breakfast instead. Maxx arrived early in the morning and we met up at her hotel.

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We laid out under the sun for a while and listened to music until lunch time when we went to Epic. I ordered these amazing mozarella cubes and a seared tuna salad.

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Cholo got spaghetti and meatballs – nakakainggit. Hahaha.

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I refuse to go to the beach without having at least one frozen margarita. It just kind of completes the moment for me.

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After lunch, we went back to Station 1 where we once again lounged about, had amazing conversations, and took photos before sunset! The obligatory jump shot,

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Hello po.

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Group shot!

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Ang saya nung group nila, they had a drone camera taking photos of them

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Boys being boys

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Konting PDA

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Had a quick buffet dinner at Seawind where you just point to what you want and they’ll cook it for you. Sarap!

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Cholo surprised us by signing us up for Boracay Pubcrawl! He just recently came home from Spain where he also participated in a pub crawl for the first time. A pub crawl is when you’re part of a group that goes from one bar to the other. The rest of us were so excited because we’d never done anything like this before. You can sign up early to get a discount, in our case we only paid P790 each for boys and P690 each for girls (well technically we didn’t pay for anything cos it was Cholo’s birthday treat! Yay!) instead of P990 which is the price you’d have to pay if you sign up on the spot.

We all had to meet up at 8PM in Station 1 near Starbucks. That’s where you get a t-shirt that gets you a 10% discount in all partner restaurants, a baller band that gets you happy hour rates at partner bars even beyond happy hour, and a shot glass for all the free shots you’ll get that night. It was nice watching all the people cutting up their shirts to make it more unique, it was like a Project Runway in a sweaty, loud bar. Haha! Our first task was to make 4 new friends and learn one interesting thing about them.

We tried making new friends right away

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It was very scary for someone who gets anxiety around strangers like me. There was a lot of “getting-to-know-you” activities at the start of the night with strangers. Slowly, though, I began to just go with the flow and felt more relaxed with these people I’d never met before. Being in a group was still very much like a security blanket though. Luv u guyzzz~

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It’s a wonder how we were all so sober in the midst of such crazy drunk people. Haha. Sa first stop palang, ang dami nang nagmo-momol! It really was fun meeting new people who come from all walks of life. I found this one Australian guy really interesting because he was doing volunteer work to help urban planning in the Philippines. Just one of the many people I got to talk to that night! He looked like someone from Hollywood and although he kept saying he was often mistaken for Matt Damon or Andrew Garfield, we figured out at the very end of the night that he looked more like Quentin Tarantino. Ang layo sa Matt/Andrew claims! Haha!

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We went to 5 different bars, the last one was the most interesting because it was a silent disco. We were all given headphones with really loud music and everybody was going crazy because it was the last stop and we were having so much fun. It was very interesting to take off the headphones and watch people dance to no music haha!

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When midnight struck, they gave us cakes for our birthdays along with our new pal Emily who was also celebrating her birthday! What a sweet surprise!

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I decided to give my cake away to the little kids roaming around so late on the beach.

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So cute! But I made them promise that they’d go to bed already. After a quick stopover at Andok’s with some of our new friends, we all went back to our beds to get some sleep! What a great experience, I highly recommend joining the Boracay Pubcrawl the next time you’re on the island. They have pubcrawls on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays. Check them out at www.pubcrawl.ph!

The morning of our birthday was the Pacquiao-Algieri fight so we grabbed a bite to eat before it started. Diyos ko, puro pagkain ang laman ng blog post na ito!! Two Seasons has the best 4-cheese pizza talaga! Reminds me of the cheese pizza in Bellini’s Cubao, also a favorite of mine!

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We went back to Maxx’s hotel to watch the fight! It was pretty strange that it wasn’t as rowdy as we expected. Probably because the guests were mostly foreigners so they weren’t particularly cheering for Pacquiao.

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Kebs! Cheers parin to Pacman!

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We can never truly be happy when watching boxing.. Lagi kami naaawa sa natatalo. Huhu.

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We used to always wear matching outfits when we were young and it just so happened that we packed the same swimsuit and sheer pineapple top in different colors! So meant to be! Haha!

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And then we ended the night playing our favorite boardgame, Munchkin, while drinking whiskey!

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It was really intense. Hahaha!

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The morning before we left for Manila, we got an outdoor massage at Ambassador and it was pure ecstasy. I have to commend talaga the staff of Ambassador, they were all so nice and accommodating!

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It was an amazing, PEACEFUL trip. Himala hindi kami nag away ni Maxx!!! Hahaha!! Sobrang saya talaga, we’re even planning to book again for our birthday next year as early as now hehe. Omg ngayon ko lang napansin na mukhang isang pata ko lang yung nakikita niyo sa pic above but no, natakpan lang ni Maxx!! Dalawang thighs ko yan, ano ba??? Hahaha! Thank you for all the birthday greetings! We love you!:)

 

Saab

36 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tin

    December 1, 2014

    Happy Birthday Ate Maxx and Ate Saab!!! <3
    so happy for the both of you having a great time for your birthday!!! More blessings and birthdays to come po :)

    love,
    Tin

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Thank you!:D

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    snapcase

    December 1, 2014

    that pic tho http://spellsaab.juice.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/DSC03645.jpg and the one with those kids pwedeng pangdayo or display sa website ng Philippine Airlines ^_6 tehehe

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    secretwalangclue

    December 1, 2014

    Glad you guys had a wonderful time albeit the terrible start (just read it, uminit ulo ko!)

    Belated Happy Birthday Saab :)

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    Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    December 1, 2014

    Kaingit! The weather here is gloomy and cold and I miss the Philippine weather!

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    Maru

    December 1, 2014

    Sobrang tawa ko sa isang pata lang. Cute. Hahaha. Belated happy birthday to you and Maxx!! It’s always so nice reading your entries!! :D

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Thank you, Maru!!:D

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    andrea

    December 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday to the both of you pretty LAdies!!! =)

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Thanks :)

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    Maylyn Panaligan

    December 2, 2014

    Hi, Saab!
    Thanks for sharing your experience in Boracay. You have so sweet sister and friends. I lke the caption ” konting PDA’ hahaha. I love also your photo with the local kids, so humble and so simple girl. We are planning to go to Boracay on Feb.2015,we have tickets na I’m too excited. Yeah I will try to join pubcrawl.
    Stay Sweet Saab.

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      Saab

      December 3, 2014

      Thank you so much! And I hope you enjoy the pub crawl as much as we did :)

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    Gigi

    December 2, 2014

    Belated happy bday saab and maxine

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    NEECEE

    December 3, 2014

    Belated HAPPIEST BIRTHDAYS to you both SAAB & MAXENE MAGALONA! My partner in life is one of your relatives here in Negros actually (his grandpa & your grandpa at father’s side are cousins) where those edgy nose & skin complexion prevail as MAGALONA. =) Anyways, thanks for sharing your bday getaway in this paradise. We’re planning to be there too probably next year if sched permit & ofcourse, we’ll try this pubcrawl for a new experience. Congratz to Maxx for the success of Dream Dad & Best Wishes To You & Jim! Regards to the Magalona’s in their! Stay gorgeous, happy & witty Saabae! =)

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Thank you very much :)

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    April

    December 3, 2014

    This post made me miss Boracay so much! Especially that signature sunset! Thanks for sharing this, Saab <3

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      Saab

      December 3, 2014

      My pleasure!!

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    Joyce

    December 3, 2014

    Haaay! this is by far my fave blog post of yours Sab! It brought so much happy memories when we were there years ago and it makes me wanna go there now na! :D. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience :)

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      Saab

      December 3, 2014

      Aww glad it reminded you of your own memories!:D

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    Jewel Clicks

    December 3, 2014

    WOW! after your nightmare with PAL, you had an amazing experience in Boracay naman! I’ve always wanted to join the pubcrawl sayang na ang two tickets! D: at dahil sa post na ito, I will do it nga sa summer! :D <3 the matchy matchy with Maxx! :)

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      Saab

      December 3, 2014

      Yayy have fun!!:)

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    Andi

    December 4, 2014

    Sooooo fresh!! Omg your skin looks surprisingly amazing hehe ano gamit mo for your face? =)) super ganda!! Thanks for the photos ♥

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      THANKS!!

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    Patts

    December 5, 2014

    “Omg ngayon ko lang napansin na mukhang isang pata ko lang yung nakikita niyo sa pic above but no, natakpan lang ni Maxx!! Dalawang thighs ko yan, ano ba??? Hahaha!”

    ^ Funniest photo on this post! LOL! :D Glad you still managed to have fun on your (and Maxx’s) birthday celebration despite what happened at the airport. Sister bondings are the best!!!

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Haha they really are the best :)

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    Clint

    December 6, 2014

    Hey Saab, always nice to see your beach posts! Though I have to disagree on the best 4-cheese pizza part. Rue Bourbon has the best 4-cheese pizza. :P

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      Clint

      December 6, 2014

      And I just realized it was a five-cheese pizza. lol

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Eh wala naman Rue Bourbon sa Boracay! Hahaha! And I’ve never tried that, thanks for the tip! I love cheese pizza!

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        Clint

        December 8, 2014

        Sige papalagyan naten ng Rue ang Boracay! Haha! You should, kapag nasarapan ka, treat mo ko ha!

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    Lorelie

    December 7, 2014

    Such a great experience saab! Please do continue blogging and entertaining your readers! Really wanna post a comment here just to say that you are so humble, sweet and beautiful! Sayang we dint try pubcrawl when we were in bora last april. God bless you!

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      Aww thank you so much :) Try it next time!

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    Dasha Mones

    December 8, 2014

    OMG! MUNCHKIN!!! Intense pag level 9 na kayong lahat. Magsisilabasan bigla mga monster. HAHAHAHA. I love that game! :D Anw, Happy belated birthday (or advance pang next year) to you and Maxx HAHAHA.

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      Saab

      December 8, 2014

      UGH I love that you share the joy of playing Munchkin <3

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        Dasha Mones

        December 9, 2014

        My friends and I love that game! ((: Anw, try dropping by LUDO. It’s in Sct. Torillo cor. Scout Fuentebella (somewhere near timog/morato). You’ll love it there! But check the schedule first before going, sometimes they’re closed or sometimes they open late. he he :)

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          Saab

          December 9, 2014

          My friend has been bugging me to go there! Will schedule a game some time soon! Thanks :)

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    Jurry Jesept M. Magkidong

    October 3, 2015

    Hi Ate Saab! I celebrated my 22nd birthday at Boracay last Sept 28. Nadaanan namin ang Pub Crawl then kayo agad ni Ate Maxx ang naalala ko. Naalala ko kasi before na may post kayo about Pub Crawl (or something like that kasi parang yellow shirt rin ang suot nyo) but not sure though. Then I think of visiting your blog again, baka pala iba yung napuntahan nyo. Tada! Same lng pala. Hahahaha! Wala lang. Just sharing. It was perfect since hindi kami party animals and we really don’t talk to strangers coz were scared (the typical achievers/nerdy peeps. hahaha!) . Iba lng ang feeling na inaawitan ka ng birthday song ng buong pub then ay buhat2 thing pa na nangyari. Hahaha! Nweis, keep being sexy. You are sooooo PAYAT! Aaargh. Im jelly but I’m working on it. Labyu! Labyu!

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      Saab

      October 7, 2015

      Aww thank you! Happy birthday!!!xx

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