Travel VLOG: Summerscape 2018 at Dumaguete, Philippines

I know what you’re thinking, does she even work? I DO and it just so happens my mother (big boss) has a wedding to attend so I took a chance of a lifetime, again. LOL. At first, I was a bit hesitant because two weeks before this trip I was in Cebu. (If you haven’t read it, click here!).

Dumaguete is a city in Negros Oriental (Central Visayas region) and is famous for Silvanas and easier access to gorgeous islands in the southern region. I’ve been there several times already but never been to nearby beaches, on which, lured me to join my mother’s vacation.

Back in 2015, I told myself I wanna retire in Dumaguete City someday because of the simplicity and nearby beaches. And my thought hasn’t changed a bit. Though, I added Cebu on my list. LOL.

Also, I was able to explore the hometown of my mother, Ayungon City. I wonder if the next time I’ll be back there my mom would be able to build a beach villa. LOL. Funny thing too was that I had the chance to watch “Mr. Ayungon” and the Mayor hosted the said event, created for the feast celebration. Another thing, bless my mother’s heart for her kind treat, on mother’s day, with relatives to explore the famous Manjuyod Sandbar, Bais City. A great r&r for everybody!

Here are few photos from the trip and sharing you guys my new vlog below from my YouTube Channel.

Day 1: City of Dumaguete.

OOTD: Top by H&M, cropped pants by Uniqlo, Sneakers by PUMA.

Day 2: APO Island and Ayungon City.

One of the highlights in my life that I’m forever grateful for this year is this solo trip to Apo Island! And a BIG THANKS to Dianne Usero of Shopahology Bacolod for letting me capture at least a photo/video with the Pawikans. Too bad though, kuya and the camera didn’t sync well. Tee-hee. (Watch the video below!)

OOTD: Bikini Top by Topshop, Shorts by Promod
Ready to snorkel!
Thanks to the girlfriend who took this. Tee-hee. (Mr Ayungon Pageant!)

Day 3: The Wedding at Gemini Beach Resort

Apparently, I was late at the wedding because I was helping out on doing make-ups and I didn’t want to rush on getting dressed. Though, I was able to reached “You may now kiss the bride” 😚

With my best brother and young-looking mother. And her make-up by yours truly.
The Ladies!
The beautiful bride, Marilou aka Lotlot
Ladies with the bride! Reunited with the CEBUANAS.
My forever date, my favorite brother! I would be the hindrance of her future wife. Kiddin’. It depends as long as she’s not a “Rhea”. LOL.
OOTD: Dress by Apartment 1B
Love my earrings by Neptune. Here with my favorite and beautiful cousin Faith. Sorry guys, she’s married!!!

Day 4: BAIS CITY – Dolphin Watching at Tañon Strait and Manjuyod Sandbar.

So I watched this video by iJuander of GMA 7 featuring Manjuyod Sandbar and I thought, WOW, an island being compared to Maldives. (I still haven’t been to Maldives, should be a goal next year!) I’m more of an adventurer so I guess sandbars don’t impress me much. Anyhoo, I liked most about this trip is the Dolphin watching at the Tañon Strait. Did you know, if you searched Tañon Strait or Kipot ng Tanon – it means it’s a body of water separating the islands of Negros and Cebu. How cool is that, huh? LOL. I remembered Jamie Sullivan’s bucket-list “Two places at once”. Now where is my Landon? Hahaha. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, GOOGLE. (Watch my vlog below for dolphins!)

Sit still and wait for the Lord to fight for you.

Too bad it was high tide and the stilts were all fully-booked. Arrived at lunchtime, very crowded, surrounded by too many bankas. You could say all the more reason why I didn’t enjoy the place at all. Perhaps in another time.

The stilts at Manjuyod Sandbar


Sometimes you look too far only to realize the one you are waiting for is right in front of you. CAPTION lang yan. Hihi

I forced my mother to go down from the boat just for photo-op. Watch the vlog to see how we got there without swimming or walking. LOL.

With my mother who is always photo-ready!
Found some starfish!
With Kimmy, the GGSS like me. Hihi.


OOTD: One-piece by Eighth Mermaid

Until then, Dumaguete! Here’s my vlog! Don’t forget to subscribe and like my vlog and follow me on my social medias! I’ll see you on my next trip to…. *drum roll*!!!


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