Sometime ago, I received a call from my mom saying one of her colleagues backed out on their trip and she wanted to transfer her tickets, something that made mom think that I might appreciate it, hence the call. I told mom I am very much willing to grab the tickets, but even before I could jump up in joy, I found out that the tickets weren't transferable as they purchased it during the promo period.
Another blow came my way when I found out my Paypal account was hacked, and because the bank card I used in my Paypal account recently expired, Paypal wasn't accepting any number combination I gave whenever it would ask me to supply the bank card I used because they blocked my account until I could give the information they needed. I was ready to forget this trip, but my mom was such a supportive parent that she still wanted me to come, even if it would mean her paying for the air fare.
When a door closes, another opens. I am a firm believer of that. I was able to find some airline promos, but another problem came when I realized online ticket purchases needed credit card, something I don't have. Again, a new door opened for me, as when I put up a message on my Facebook asking if there would be someone willing to book a flight for me (and I will just pay in cash), my uncle quickly sent me a message asking for the flight details. In less than an hour, I already have my tickets, and... I don't have to pay anything. Thank you Lord, thank you, Uncle Pete!
I have been to Cebu and Bohol, but I still am very much excited for this trip as I want to see both places with a new pair of eyes. I am more excited to see Bohol as when I lost my first travel blog, I lost all the articles I have written about Bohol, and I really want this place to be a part of my current travel blog. My mom told me we are pretty much followers of this trip, and we would just go with the flow of the group, so even if I want to plan out things, everything seemed to be hazy for me.
Still, I have my wish list for this trip. Of course, I want the universe to work on my advantage, so I am writing this one.
- Do the Skywalk at the Crown Regency Hotel.
- Take a picture of the "Heritage of Cebu," because I wasn't able to photograph it when I travel there in 2009.
- Eat lechon Cebu.
- Buy at least 5 Cebu food items (for my food blog).
- Do at least one Cebu food trip, not including the one at Larsian.
- Visit the IT Park.
- See the dolphins.
- Do a much more extensive photo-coverage of each of the tourist spots, including the churches.
- Take more tarsier pictures.
- Cross the hanging bamboo bridge in Loboc. How to get there, I still don't know yet.
- Buy at least 5 Bohol food items (for my food blog).
In Cebu, we will be staying at a house (maybe a relative of one of mom's colleagues), so I cannot do a hotel post, but in Bohol, mom said we would be staying at Dumaluan Beach Resort... something really surprising because it was where K and I stayed in 2008. Well, I found out there's another cute resort nearby, maybe I could make a little side trip there to take pictures. :)
I am very, very excited about this trip, but yes, one big thing I need to do: lose weight. How much can 1 month do for me? Let's find out.
*** Jenn ***