River cruise and fantasy land tour

As part of the package my uncle ordered for the family. We went on a river cruise in Dapitan. The river cruise included a lunch buffet and live music. The cruise was a fun experience!

After the cruise we went on a small tour in Dapitan City, but because it was so hot that they and there were a lot of oldies with us, we decided to drop some of the things. We did however visit one of the shortest person in the world. He lives in this heritage house in Dapitan, or maybe he doesn’t live here, but it was here we visited him to see him.

His name is Junrey Balawing

He is 23 years old, and we talked to his dad. His dad said that they got kicked out of Facebook, and those who are claiming to be them on Facebook is not them at all! I think he also mentioned that his hearing and eyesight is deteriorating.

 

After our visit to Junrey we headed back to Dakak and then went to Gloria de Dapitan to eat our last supper together. We also went to the Fantasy land, but there weren’t a lot of rides that us youngsters wanted to ride. We did do the roller coaster about three times, it was fun. We wanted to go to the Horror House, but it was closed. We tried the 4D experience thingy, uhm, it wasn’t worth it. The animation was lagging and the color suddenly changed. Not worth it!

The rest of the evening we were at the arcade or was at the bar having fun eating and drinking.

Activities in Dakak Park and Beach Resort

While in Dakak, we only ever tried two of their activities. We did the zipline and snorkeling.

For the zipline, we had to be driven to the place since it was a bit far from the main area. I forgot how much it cost.

The view from where the zipline starts was amazing btw!

The zipline didn’t take long, but it was fun! The place we landed was not far from our rooms 😊 unfortunately, we didn’t buy the zipline photos 🙈

Our next activity was snorkeling. It was a bit expensive, but it included the boat trip and snorkeling equipments. My mom, my sister, and two of cousins and I did the snorkeling. I think it was about an hour or so. It was fun and the water was very clear.

We took some pictures, but not many as we were busy snorkeling

We enjoyed these activities, and if we had more time (and maybe more money) maybe we would’ve tried other activities Dakak has to offer 😊

Dakak Park and Beach Resort!

Dakak Park and Beach Resort, like a 50/50 experience here, I may need to write the good and the bad parts in separate posts.

We spent about three days in Dakak to celebrate my uncle’s birthday, my paternal uncle might I add. So five of my dad’s eight siblings were there, us ( minus my dad, my mom was invited not my dad lol), three of their cousins, four of my cousins, some of my uncles friends. We were about 25 people in total. We had to rent a tourbus to go to Dakak from Dipolog.

My uncle rented two rooms that could house about 16 people. We divided the rooms into the different sexes, the women and the mens room 🙂

Here are some photo’s of Dakak

 

Also during our first day there, one of my aunts brought rambutan, santol, mangosteen and marang. They are very expensive to buy here in Norway, but the fruits she brought with here came from their backyard.

I didn’t eat the marang, I am allergic. The mangosteen and santol was what I ate the most!

Dakak is a big place, so we weren’t able to explore everything. We usually had a program that we followed. We weren’t able to swim at some of their pools. They also had a lot of stray cats.

We did have fun in Dakak, partly because of my family. They’re fun to be with and likes to joke a lot!

 

 

Andres Bonifacio College

Andres Bonifacio College, my Alma Matter Dear… The opening of the school anthem of Andres Bonifacio College or ABC as we called it when I studied there.

I went to high school there from when I was 12 up until I was 16. The school system in the Philippines was different back then! It was grades 1-6, then 4 years of high school, then college or university

My old classmate and good friend suggested we go to our old school. She toured me and my sister around. It was actually fun because we were also reminiscing the good old times.

Even though they have demolished some old buildings and built new ones, I feel like there are still a lot of things that have remained unchanged.