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Day 4 of Bicol Trip: 08242014 

From Caramoan, we went back to my aunt’s at 8 in the morning. The orginal plan was we are going to a fiesta but we, my cousins and I, don’t want to come with them and we want to go somewhere. So the oldies went to the fiesta and us, we decided to go to CWC. We went there around 1 pm.

My plan was I was just going to swim in the swimming pool there because I am scared of the boarding blablas but my cousins told me I should try it because they’re going to try it (ikr). So yeah, I tried it. AND IT WAS AWESOME. We tried the wakeboarding but the one that is only for the beginners because…we are beginners haha. At my 3rd attempt of wakeboarding, I did it! But I only made it to the middle but I don’t care. I still feel amazing. We tried the kneeboarding also and it was easier than the wakeboarding. We did the kneeboarding in the ‘professional’ area where there are stages for tricks but only for the experts. I can’t control the one I’m holding so accidentally, I went to one of the stages and boom. The lifeguard told me that I shouldn’t do that again because it was dangerous. And I was like, “oh. dangerous. sorry.” but I still feel awesome haha bucketlist check

After that, we stopped and had a snack. Our arms were aching so we just swam and waited for my cous and her girlfriend. But it started raining hard with thunder so we went inside the lobby(?) and waited a tricycle then we went home.

Attended a mass and I fixed my things because tomorrow morning, we’re going home. The plan that night is we ‘re going to drink but I fell asleep early because I was really tired but they still did it anyway so yeah :)

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Day 3 of Bicol Trip: 08232014 

Oldies woke us early (around 4, I think) because we need to be at the terminal(?) early so we can go with the first trip. After the preparation and praying the rosary, we went to the terminal. (1 hour (not sure though bc I fell asleep)) but unfortunately, the boat already sailed so we need to wait for the second trip. It was 9 am already when we sailed. We rode a boat for 2 hours to reach the Caramoan island then we went straight to the hotel. It was not really a ‘hotel’, more like a house but they call it hotel…so yeah.

We rode a tricycle. We reached a beach where we waited there our boat we’re going to use for the island hopping. Then the boat came and we started our Island hopping. It was really hot but I don’t care because all the boat riding blabla didn’t fancy me but it was all worth it. I mean, the view!! On the 2nd island, we ate there our lunch. So yeah, island hopping, swimming, chatting with them. We also went to the island where the ‘Survivor’ of i-can’t-remember-the-name country. There are also myths about the other islands so if you’re going to do the island hopping, have a research first! Anyway, all in all, we have visited 5 islands!

When we reached the land, it was already dark. We went to the hotel and we ate and washed. Then my cousins and I talked about some things about life (ha!) and then after a while, we fell asleep. Yep, dead tired.


Day 2 of Bicol Trip: 08222014 

We all woke up early because we’re going to attend a mass in Penafrancia because that’s the real reason why we went to Bicol.To visit the Church. Its feast will be on second week of September but we can’t go there on Sept because oldies have work, we have classes and there are no holidays so yeah..My mom and I went to Nabua first to do some ukay ukay (hehe). After 2 hours, we met my cousins and aunts at the Our Lady of Basilica and attended a mass.

After the mass, we went straight to the Panicguason Hotspring Resort. I really liked it there! Sulfuric hot springs or even just hot springs has a lot of benefits. They say it gives help in some skin diseases, heart problems, metabolism blabla and many more. So thumbs up! It’s hard to go there because of its up-down roads (you get me? haha) but it’s worth it. We stayed until 7 pm and went home after.


Day 1 of Bicol Trip: 08212014 

Started traveling at 1:30 in the morning. It’s almost 12 nn when we reached Naga City (Camarines Sur) and headed to my aunt’s to eat lunch and to rest for a while.

After 2 hours, we went to Coquit Beach Resort in Balatan to try the beach there. (lol of course) but it started raining hard. We were thinking of just playing in the rain. Fortunately, it became like a drizzle so we continued our plan. We have an aunt there that has like connections so we didn’t need to pay for anything. At first, I don’t want to go even near the beach because of something I learned in school (whaat). But they told me that I was already there, why not just enjoy the beach. I took pictures first and then I left it to swim. But I did not really swim, swim. I was just near the shore, sat there, and pretending I’m a mermaid (disney influences) and asked them to give me a wonderful stone (LOL). Ate Diane gave me a stone that has black and white on it and I think it’s cool so I told them that she won the bring me contest hahaha.

After, we headed to my aunt’s in Tapayas because it’s just on the way. Of course, oldies gone talking while us, played the 4 pics 1 word. We were playing that app in every gadgets (we have four). We ate there our dinner and rest for a while.

It was already dark when we visited our other aunt in Calauag, Naga City. We were planning to go to a bar but we were really tired. Our aunt gave us a wine (erk don’t like the taste) and told us that we should just stay. When it was already midnight, we went to our aunt in Pili and we slept there.

19 | Posted on August 30, 2014

082012014: Birthday

Turned 17 this day! Hooray! I did not really expected my blockmates to have a surprise party (not really a party , party) for me. I saw they were busier..than ever but I just shrugged off the idea that they were preparing something for me because that time, we were also busy doing our project in Filipino. During our break, while I was eating, they called me and told me to look at the board and then boom! I saw a pink (!!) cartolina with my name on it. I’m so dumb not to see the cartolina when I entered the classroom. Ugh haha. Then while we were waiting for our prof, suddenly, everyone started singing the birthday song then when I turned around, I saw my tropapips (boys haha) and kuya bon holding a cupcake with a lighted candle on it. I didn’t know what I should do that time. (panic, I guess) So they told me to make a wish and blow the candle and so I did.

I had and still having hard times in adjusting in college blablas that I want to change course and school. But after what they did to me, I think I don’t want to change my school anymore and leave them. There’s something like a pinch(?) in my heart a while ago. So yeah, thank you to my blockmates! Unicorns everywhere x

16 | Posted on August 27, 2014

1. Paper Towns by John Green ★★★★★

  • Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.
  • The town was paper, but the memories were not.
  • It’s so hard to leave-until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
  • The pleasure isn’t in doing the thing; the pleasure is in planning it.

2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell ★★★✯✯

  • You always ask that. Why. Like there’s an answer for everything. Not everybody has your life, you know, or your family. In your life, things happen for reasons. People make sense. But that’s not my life.
  • Nothing before you counts. And I can’t even imagine an after.

3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han ★★★★

  • It was over before I even had a chance.
  • They’re MFEO. Made for each other.
  • If you were mine, I would never have broken up with you, not in a million years.

4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman ★★★★

  •  But still, I find the need to remind myself of the temporariness of a day, to reassure myself that I got through yesterday, I’ll get through today.
  • But there are some things you can’t control, no matter how hard you try.
  • Everyone has hardship in their life. Everyone has pain.
  • Quitting’s not hard. Deciding to quit is hard. Once you make that mental leap, the rest is easy.

26 | Posted on August 19, 2014

Bucketlist: Go to Bookay Ukay 08092014 

Woohoo! One down and many more to go. Yesterday, we went to UP Diliman for the casting call and I remembered that Bookay Ukay is near there! So after my casting call, I asked my brother if we can go there because I’m looking for something (ehe). I’m a bit disappointed…I think that was not their ‘original’ place (idk!) because we need to ask people if they knew the shop and they were giving us directions and all their directions were wrong (i mean it’s in the opposite side of the road) and I did not found the book I’m looking for. Also, some of the price of the books there were same as in the NBS. I did not buy any book but it’s okay. Still, it’s in my bucketlist so yey.

25 | Posted on August 13, 2014

UP Diliman Casting: 4/4 08092014

15 | Posted on August 10, 2014

Replies // Anon

Sorry if I’m not replying to all those who TA-ed (what haha) me, it’s just..I think I have this habit that I open the message and just read it and then bam, the end of the story. So, forgive me! Anyway, hi to Jaye, ate Desiree and ate Regina! To anon, actually, I’m staying (and studying) in Muntinlupa right now. :)

You can ask questions here, btw: ask.fm/xyleneboquil easier and faster (what am I haha) so, yeah..

1 | Posted on August 04, 2014

08012014: Going home

After our last class, my classmates and I went to Festival Mall just to kill time and we eventually went home. I think that was my first time to go to the mall with them because I don’t want to go to the mall because it’s far (for me hahaha or maybe I’m too lazy) They even told me I’m an introvert and should get out sometime. Is it my fault if I love our wifi? Anyway, I went home with my classmates to Las Pinas yesterday because of some business matter (again) and to make up with my family. So yeah, that’s how my first day of the month went.

14 | Posted on August 02, 2014



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