Spell Saab

For the younger crowd “Labor Day” is synonymous to a weekend partying it up in Boracay. On the contrary, Labor Day is a public holiday that celebrates workers and their rights. It remembers back in 1913 when 36 worker’s unions got together to protest their long unethical work hours (12 hours+ a day). Now, laborers usually only work a maximum of 8 hours daily but many still struggle for a better work environment. I’ve got nothing but props for the workers who stage demonstrations during Labor Day to call attention to their grievances. Still, it’s common practice for most of the working force to just take the day off and relax. Admittedly, I am part of that working force.

My friends and I went on a quick overnight trip to Tali, Batangas for Labor Day. Of course I had the brilliantly waley idea of calling it TALIBORDAY (Tali + Labor Day) as opposed to the usual LABORACAY (Labor Day + Boracay). It was a beautiful day of eating, swimming, and eating some more.

taliborday

Tina, Maxx’s college best friend, was gracious enough to host us at her family’s beach house. She also brought her 4-year-old son Elian along and everybody fell in love.

Maxx and Elian

Maxx and Elian

Elian enjoying his cheddar jalapeño Cheetos. He LOVES the stuff. Doesn't care that it's spicy!

Elian enjoying his cheddar jalapeño Cheetos. He LOVES the stuff. Doesn’t care that it’s spicy!

As soon as we got there around 10AM, we set out to help Lauren with her planned boodle fight lunch!

Lelz

Lelz

Hi!

Hi!

I peeled and cut these mangoes heeheehee

I peeled and cut these mangoes heeheehee

Chef Lauren!! GOOD JOB

Chef Lauren!! GOOD JOB

FIIIIGHT!!

FIIIIGHT!!

It was my first boodle fight and it was DA BOMB!!! Megan suggested we keep all our phones before having lunch so we wouldn’t be distracted. Sa bagay, we were using our hands to eat the food so we wouldn’t have been able to check our phones anyway hehe. All meals should have a no-phone rule!

Post-lunch wine

Post-lunch wine

My peach, Adrianne, chilling under the shade!

My peach, Adrianne, chilling under the shade!

Elian was a ball of energy!! He kept throwing mangoes (grown from their backyard) into the pool and then fetching them.

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Playing with his chosen girlfriend hahaha

Playing with his chosen girlfriend hahaha

Wayyyy later he passed out on his minion beach mat.

He is such a cutie pie

He is such a cutie pie

Elian was so cute in the pool and I had just purchased a back screen monitor for my GoPro Hero 3+ so I could keep replaying videos. I wanted to show Tina (who refuses to be caught on cam haha) how cute her baby boy was on cam. Obviously, while the unit is in its waterproof case, you can’t use the touch screen. The smart thing would have been to wait until I’m out the pool before checking the footage. But I couldn’t wait. I opened the case, pressed play and showed Tina the video. YOU GUESSED IT: My GoPro fell in the pool. For 1 second. It was the worst. Hahahaha. So we took it apart (monitor, unit, battery) and placed it in a bowl of uncooked rice because that’s what the Internet says you should do if you get a gadget wet. I tried to turn it on that night. The lights would blink, it was making the sound but the front LCD and week-old monitor wouldn’t respond. My heart almost broke but I didn’t make a big deal out of it because I just wanted to have fun with the girls.

Last photo I took before accidentally dropping my GoPro in the pool!

Last photo I took before accidentally dropping my GoPro in the pool!

After we watched the sunset by the Tali cliff, I helped Lauren make sloppy joes for dinner while Adrianne made cheese hotdogs. We had dinner, played 30 Seconds (super fun trivia board game), had tea, took a shower, watched Maxx on Aquino and Abunda, played Cluedo with Lauren and Vic, went to sleep, woke up at 6AM, had breakfast, left at 7AM. I was afraid we were going to get drunk at night but wow we are such titas now. Hahaha. It felt good to go to sleep before midnight and wake up very early for breakfast. I was also excited to go home because it was my first night away from Jim (I think) since we got married and I was looking forward to seeing him again. Hehehe. Sepanx?

Anyway, when I got home, I checked my GoPro and it was working perfectly fine. Praise the Lord. God loves me. I am so happy. Hehehehe. I’m currently uploading a video I put together from our Tali trip so stay tuned for that tonight :) Hope you had a great long weekend as well!

Will update this post with the video in an hour or so when it finishes uploading!:)

[UPDATE May 6, 2015] Watch our video below. Sorry it took a while, it was originally set to Carly Rae Jepsen’s I Really Like You but Vimeo/YouTube does not take kindly to people who use songs without a license. So I had to choose from YouTube’s usable audio library. This one is called Pink Lemonade by Silent Partner. Imagine niyo nalang may boses ni Carly Rae… See Maxx’s Instavid for reference.

♥,
Saabae

Saab

18 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nica

    May 4, 2015

    Saab you have the most gorgeous skin eeeevaaah!! Hahaha. *honey-glow-on-your-cheeks*

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      Hihihihi thank you <3

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    Llana

    May 5, 2015

    Did you use your sony nex 5n to take these photos? :)

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      No, I used my GoPro for these :)

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    secretwalangclue

    May 5, 2015

    |The lights would blink, it was making the sound but the front LCD and week-old monitor wouldn’t respond.

    i know the feeling and it isnt pleasant. buti nalang ayos siya paguwi mo. :)

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      Saab

      May 6, 2015

      Sobra! So relieved!

  4. Reply

    Rosalia

    May 6, 2015

    brave elian!

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    Dona

    May 6, 2015

    Yayyys! Looks super fun and the video is superb! :D I was waiting for this post because I’ve been itching to go to Tali but finding it hard to get a place to stay that’s affordie. Hehe. I was supposed to ask where you have all stayed but looks like the place is a private one since it’s owned by Maxene’s best friend. But still, thank you for sharing it, Saab! :)

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    CYD

    May 6, 2015

    You’re very gorgeous Ate Saab. <3 Always enjoyed reading your blogs. hihi.

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      Saab

      May 7, 2015

      Thank you very much :D

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    Trina

    May 10, 2015

    Ang flawless naman ni Adrienne :)

  8. Reply

    mar

    May 10, 2015

    saab how much weight did you lose for your wedding? post another ask saab post :)

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 13, 2015

      I don’t know, I’ve sworn off weighing scales since college haha I only believe what I feel and see. Numbers just confuse me :p

  9. Reply

    Ana

    May 20, 2015

    Reading your post (and watching your video) made me miss my bestfriends! You girls are FUN! Btw, I think you are one of the coolest girls I know =)
    P.S. Actually, more than anything, what I noticed was . . . you have such beautiful skin! *inggit* Haha

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      Saab

      May 20, 2015

      THANK YOU <3

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    Chesca garcia

    May 26, 2015

    Hi Saab! You’re so pretty! I love your bikini floral. Where did you get it?

    • Reply

      Saab

      May 27, 2015

      Thank you very much :) It’s from Topshop!

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