Philippines, Philippines, Travel

Bohol Blog 1: Beautiful Eskaya

I haven’t been able to properly blog about my Bohol trip. It’s been 10 years since I last set foot there. I’ve visited Tarsiers in the past and also the Chocolate Hills but it was my first time at Eskaya. Hopefully it won’t be the last because the place is truly paradise!

I wouldn’t mind having to come home to a landscape like this!
This right here is the pool view outside the spa room!

How wondrous is God’s creation?

Yep, there’s a veranda that looks out into the ocean. The breeze and the sound of the waves are very calming. I can imagine myself sitting in that small table with my laptop, happily writing and studying God’s Word. This is an ideal place for a date with God.

Oops wait! Commercial!!!Β 
While I was taking photos of practically every corner of Eskaya, I had the brilliant idea of using Eskaya as the backdrop for a Senadora New Home feature on Yes Magazine:

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few years, you’d know where I’m getting at πŸ™‚ Senadora Ingrid is running for re-election in 2013, so magazine features are always welcome :-p hahaha

Of course Senadora Ingrid had to pose.Β 

View from the deck

This is Jacuzzi de Senadora

Senadora’s timba! Hahahaha

View from another deck

Yep there’s a waterfall with a rock in the middle (specially made for Senadora Mermaids like me)
Goddess of Belly Dance Jill Ngo, Red Lim and Senadora

I met Assistant Resident Manager Red Lim when we were about to start the dinner event. He wasn’t intimidating at all as he welcomed everyone and even offered to take photos as people walked into the open terrace. He’s a nice, young man who is literally living the beach life! πŸ™‚

The following photos were taken by our photographer Larry Bolotaolo. πŸ™‚

Eskaya infinity pool

Handuraw Spa

This is so lovely!

That’s not me!


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Bru and Aina’s Wedding

Hosted the wedding of Bru and Aina last October 21, 2012. What a day that was! I just came from the ER to confirm whether I had dengue or not. I remember praying real hard that I won’t be confined yet because I had a wedding to host!

Thank the good Lord because the doctor let me go. She said my platelets at 150 were still within the normal range, but I had to come back the next day for another CBC. Even though I was feeling weak, I drank my vitamins and the meds prescribed by the doctor. I mustered my strength and drove to Fernwood Gardens with my mom.

Photos courtesy of Bru and Aina, taken by Eugene Martinez

Catering and styling: K. by Cunanan Catering
Flowers by Vatel ManilaΒ 
Aina smiles prettily for her groom!
Congratulations Aina and Bru!
The bride and groom being welcomed by everyone for the reception program
First dance – Yellow by Coldplay πŸ™‚
Sigh! How romantic! I love how beautiful the place looks!
Wedding coordination by Events Simplified
Aaaaand they break out to GANGNAM STYLE! I love how they were so into it!
The dance is made more fun with their friends joining in!

Oppa Gangnam Style!Β 
Cupcakes by Bread Depot

Matt leads the toast.

Cake by Cake Concepts

Gorgeous couple! Those who gave speeches that night all said something common: “We can’t wait for you to have beautiful babies!”

Β Here’s the same day edit video by Derek Yee: