Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 1: 'Me Time' in Coron

Yey I'm alive! hahaha! ang OA lang. Anyway, I just want to tell everyone that I'm glad I pursued my solo trip. It was yet another amazing experience for me. I actually want to pack my things now and go back. I already miss Coron and the people I met there. (I love you guys! I never felt it was a solo trip at all..)

Why solo? Well, aside from being inspired by my travel blogger friends, there's this one major reason behind it. Before kasi, whenever I stumbled upon new places on the net, I always ask my friends to go with me. Excited pa sila sa una pero puro drawing lang pala kung kelan malapit na. Ang huhusay! (galit na galit?! hahah!) Ako pa ba ang magmamaka-awa na samahan ako?! Feeling ko may malaking bumbilya sa ulo ko ng mga oras na yun (oo yung pang cartoons nga. lol!) - bakit nga ba hindi ako mag-book mag-isa.

If you're going to ask why I chose Coron, well since first time ko to travel alone, I might as well do it in the safest place I know. Zero Crime rate sa kanila by the way. Ang galeng diba? Also, I'm already familiar with most of the spots there kaya wag na masyadong mamangha sa katapangan ko kuno. hahaha! October last year I was there together with my mom and cousins. I instantly fell in love talaga kaya sabi ko I shall return together with my special someone. Unfortunately, I don't have one yet pero kating kati na kong bumalik. So hindi ko na talaga siya naantay. Char! hahah!

Ang dami agad sinabi e no. hahah! (Konting tiis na lang) Aug 25, I got a call from Airphil informing me that my flight for Aug 27 was cancelled due to operational chorva. Hindi ko na naintindihan basta they moved it to Aug 28 at 2:20pm. Nainis pa ko kasi last day ng Kasadyaan Festival yung Aug 28 tapos 4pm and ETA dun. Ano naman magagawa ko sa garampot na oras na yun. Ni-ready ko na sarili ko na wala akong aabutang kahit anong show (at wala na ring matitirang pagkain sa pyesta. hahaha!) So Aug 28 came...

Patiently waiting at the airport after they announced an hour delay (again!)
Andrew E was on board! (and you're not interested at all. hahaha!) May maikwento lang. Sa kabagalan ng julalays niya, late sila nakasakay sa bus going to the plane itself. Ayun nakatayo siya sa tabi ko. Sorry siya.. sa thunder at preggy lang ako nagooffer ng seat... hindi sa panget. joke! hahah! Ang bruha ko talaga. (E siya kaya may sabi nun diba? inulit ko lang.)

The plane ride was not fine at all. Muntik ko ng magamit ang airsickness bag. Define turbulence talaga. Salamat sa poker face ng mga cabin crew at muka lang silang mga mannequin sa mall.. NR kung NR. Walang nagpapanic. Kung umiinom ako ng kape ng mga oras na yun, mas marami pa ang natapon kesa sa nainom. Nakarating naman kami awa ni Lord.. mahihiya nga lang ang lantang gulay sa ichura ng mga pasahero. Touchdown at 4pm in Busuangga Airport. I asked Kuya JJ (09284083105), van driver, to pick me up and I saw him outside waiting for me. Salamat sa pagaantay kuya. (I've known him since our first visit). No other public transportation available so might as well contact kuya JJ to pick you up. He'll charge you 150.00 each hanggang sa hotel mo kahit san pa yan.

We passed by the King Ranch once again... don't be surprised if you see a lot of cows pooping on the road. Wala silang shokot sa sasakyan! hahah!
After 30 minutes, we were in Coron Town proper already.

See? Fiesta mode talaga that day! (see that Sea Dive sign at the right? pumasok lang diyan and makikita mo ang cheapest lodging house)
I chose to stay at Sea Breeze since I heard dati pa na ito yung pinaka-mura. P 350.00/night for a fan room with common bathroom.

Not bad isn't it?
I was at the top floor with windows on 2 sides so it's more than enough for me. Good thing the weather is fine that day. I was texting Kuya Jason (my boatman friend whom I met din last year) that morning and sabi niya hindi maganda ang panahon sa kanila. Actually balak ko talaga i-surprise siya. Ang alam nya kasi, yung isang friend ko yung darating. Mega habilin pa ko sa kanya na alagaan niya yung friend ko. hahah! So I sent a message "Nasan ang ulan ha?! Pinagloloko moko ata ako kuya e. hahah!" Unfortunately, walang reply. Dinedma ako. hahah! Kainis. Anyway, hinanap ko siya sa plaza coz that was the last text I got from him. Nanonood daw siya dun ng ati atihan..

Parade na meron din naman sa province namin
I tried my luck there pero negative. I don't know where he lives exactly kasi kaya para kong naghahanap ng tao sa butas ng karayom.

Crowd waiting for the marching band showdown

one of my favorite street food.. Scramble!
No luck for me that day. I tried calling him kaya lang cannot be reached. :( I just ate my cup noodle for dinner and then slept. Kalimutan na ang lechon sa pyesta. I had to prepare for my Kingfisher Park Tour the next day. As what I've mentioned on my previous post, I was the only anticipated guest for that huge park. It was a bit intriguing since it was rarely featured on any Coron blog entries so I'd like to know more about it. Usually kasi, puro islands lang ang nakikita ko sa Coron posts. My impression on the word "PARK" changed after that day. hahah! This is one of the highlights of my trip so please watch out for that. To give you a sneak preview, take a look at these photos:









At pinagod ako ng PARK na yan. hahah! I was indeed the only guest. Haciendera mode talaga. Stay tuned. hihihihi!



17 comments:

JeffZ said...

naks.. the solo traveler! :D
bagay na kayo ni soloflighted.. hehe :D lol

mejo gloomy nga ung weather pero ur just in for the experience.. malapit na rin ako mag solo travel.. sakit sa ulo ung magoorganize ka ng group trip tas mga hindi sigurado.. sayang ang load ko sa kanila.. hehe

next blog post please.. :)

JeffZ said...

tsaka bat kelangan mag login sa blogger pag magcocomment??? change the setting maricar :D

Mitch said...

hinintay ko tlga kung san ka nag solo eh. at natuwa naman ako dahil I've been also in Coron. At good choice, knowing mababait tao jan ur safe! kaso bitin ako sa post mo..hehe..ingats!

marxtermind said...

Ikaw na ang haciendera! Hahaha! Gusto ko na din mag-solo travel, pero gusto ko out of the country sana! Hahaha!

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Edcel said...

@jeff: ba't nadawit yung pangalan ko dito? hehehe.

anyway, yeah. kamusta naman ang lupa natin senyorita? hehe. ganda ng photos ng park tour mo.

may pa-surprise2x ka pa kay kuya Jason. haha. natawa din ako kay Andrew E. haha.

teka... congrats pala sa solo trip mo! nawala tuloy ako sa theme ng article na toh. hehe.

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@jeff- hahaha! adik ka! kala ko friends tayo? nilalaglag mo ko e. hahah! baka maniwala si ed sayo. adiiiiiik! lol!

anyway, napaglaruan ko ang settings ng comments e. meron kasing nanggugulo. o yan.. open ID na. pagalitan ba ko? hahah! nag-iinternalize pa ko sa susunod na
blog post. natatawa ko pag naaalala ko e. =)


@mitch- yep! May luvleh factor talaga ang Coron for me. Hindi talaga ako mag-sasawa. Salamat girl! siningit ko lang sa work kasi e. yaan mo babawi ako sa susunod na post

@marx - hongotopong! hihihi! wala pa kong lakas ng loob mag out of the country. Chaka na siguro. Magiging yearly habit ko na rin tong solo traveling. hahahah! nawili?!

@ed- hay naku wag ka nagpapaniwala diyan kay jeff. May araw din siya sakin. bwahahaha!

nalaman kong nagperform si Andrew E sa Kasadyaan nung gabi kaya pala napadaan. textmates kami ni Kuya Jason e. hahah! Favorite kong boatman. Malalaman mo kung bakit.. stay tuned ka din ha. thanks!

Chyng said...

as far as i know, never pa nagsolo travel si Ed. right Ed? nabasa ko yan sa blog mo.. =)



anyway..
di ko pa din gets kung ano pakonswelo sayo ni APX dahil minove ang flight mo.. dapat meron, di biro ang 1 day na magmove ng flight..

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Isa lang ang masasabi ko...


BONGGA!

At saka sa Coron pa talaga. You already Ate Kura-ching!

Na-curious naman ako kung anong nangyari dun sa boatman. Hm, tinakasan ka? Hehe.

Infairness, ang gondo nung park. And yung last picture, I was in awe. At sabi mo ikaw lang mag-isa dun sa park. Astig. Iyong-iyo na.

LMAO. Balik tayo dyan Ate Kura-ching!

anney said...

We're planning to go to Coron too! Aabangan ko talaga mga posts mo para may idea ako sa mga paglalamyerdahan! hihihi!

wendy said...

i miss the beach. we chose dos palmas over coron before but how i would love to go there!

your last picture is just so inviting!

http://myrockingcradle.com

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@chyng - hindi ko rin alam. Pero thankful na rin ako kasi nga kasagsagan ng bagyong mina yan e. Surprisingly, ni hindi ako inulan sa buong stay ko sa Coron. Para sakin talaga siguro. hihihi!

@enchong- i'll be back siguro pero not so soon. hihih! Wala ng budget. I recommend the whole park talaga.. para sa mga adventurous na katulaad nating lahat. Habang bata ka pa at kaya pang buhatin ang katawan, go!

Yes, solong solo ko. Ang galeng. Again, para sakin nga siguro talaga ang trip na to

@anney - you may check out my first visit last year on this link - http://kurapengpeng.blogspot.com/2010/10/coron-one-of-gods-greatest-creation.html

just add kingfisher park kahit one day lang. Hindi ka magsisisi. feeling ko diyosa ako sa lugar na yun. hahaha! thanks!

@wendy - Coron will always be in my heart. Visit the place habang hindi pa commercialized. It never fails me. Hindi na siguro ako magsasawang bumalik balik. Stay tuned. Mas marami pang inviting pics on succeeding entries

ajpoliquit said...

Syet, ang ganda ng church. Gusto ko mapuntahan yan! Ayoko dun sa may mga snakes. Hehe

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@aj - haha! Tama lang pala ang outfit ko that day. Kung may snake man, hindi direkta sa paa ko. hahaha! Pero I had the best experience in KP.

kiall said...

hi! good thing i came across this blog. nag enjoy ako habang binabasa toh. i love your language. kahit di kita kilala, natatawa ako. haha. anyway, will be in coron this 3rd to 6th of november, alone. haha. tulad mo, nag-aasta lang ding mag solo flight. eh nilaglag din ako ng mga friends ko, mga engot na yun. hmp.

salamat for this blog. before i read this parang nashoshokot ako. hehe. but now, mukhang ok din pala. MAGASTOS NGA LANG.

salamat ulit! :)

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

Hi kiall! Natutuwa ako at napadpad ka dito. Hindi mo lang alam kung ano feeling ko nung sinabi mong nawala ang shokot mo after mo tong mabasa. God bless you and I really hope ma-enjoy mo din ang solo travel mo as much as I did. Nakaka-adik na yan. hehehe! I was trying to search for your blog by clicking your link pero FB page lang e. Do you have one? I would love to read it too. Again, appreciate your comments, ^_^

Bunnz4u said...

Well written, sobrang entertained ako! :) brw,pwede mo bang I share number ni Jason. Looking out talaga KO for boatman referrals eh. Thank you.