Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How I spent my last day in Coron and Realizations on my First Solo Trip

Counting my remaining hours in Coron never came easy as I've come to realize... I had to leave this paradise for the second time. And it also meant leaving my new found friends behind. Nakakalungkot kasi I have no idea when will I see them again (howkei lights, camera, arte! hahaha!) Anyway, I had no concrete plans for my last day so after I packed my things I just walked around town proper. Style ng naubusan ng budget. lol!

Sige nga! Spot Mt. Tapyas Cross and Coron's Hollywood sign in 3, 2, 1.. engk!

Lualhati Park (sarap mag-moment diyan promise)

I texted Kuya Jason so I could meet him before I go. He said the french couple would like to have another round on other snorkeling spots for that day. Great coz I got to see all of them for the last time. hihihi! I was on the verge of hulas mode when I received a text message from him. Kita na lang daw kami sa boat. Then I saw him from a far at naka-motor ang lolo mo. Woot woot! Para sa kumikitang kabuhayan na yan. I'm happy for him. After a while, I saw everyone else. Nagsulputan. Inaaya nila ako ulit na mag island tour. Nakaka-iyak. I really wish I could. I should have rescheduled my flight at a later date. Gustong gusto ko promise. Nalungkot ako talaga.

Me to Kian: So kamusta ka naman? Makakalangoy ka pa ba niyan? Ang sakit pa rin ng braso ko.. hindi ko na nakuhang kumain kagabi sa pagod.
Kian: Eto.. pagod din po. aheheh!

Me: bigat ba? hahah! ikaw ba naman manghila ng butanding buong araw e..
Lol! Sanay na daw siya. Mas marami pang dambuhala kesa sakin.



Note: May nakapansin sakin na agent. Ang daldal ko daw kasi. Hahaha! Kala niya taga dun ako kasi ka-chismisan ko mga boatman. Feeling close siya agad. Ayan nautusan ko tuloy siya mag-picture samin. bwahahah! Thanks!

Morning Scene at the port
We finally parted ways since they had to leave early. In fairness, walang MMK na naganap. hahah! Clap for me. Since I had a blast and I considered it a success, naisip ko siyang icelebrate by indulging myself. I really wished they could join me. Mahirap pala mag-celebrate mag isa. Hay! Na-miss ko ang Sea Dive Resort, my former home in Coron last year, I just ordered my favorite mango shake and strolled for a bit.

(Hi boys! hahah!)

my travel buddy (don't overuse kung ayaw magmistulang TAGPI)

Resto hopping ito. hahah! I then transferred to Bistro Coron. Namiss ko rin to sobra. Before kasi, we ordered tons of seafood kaya fail ang attempt namin to try the dish they're known for.. PIZZA it is!

One Bistro Pizza just for me!
Hindi ako gutom. hahaha! Actually, I forgot to give Kuya Jason and Kian a token of appreciation, or sign of friendship, or just anything ... whatever you may call it. I thought they might enjoy this one too so I just bought and left this sa caretaker ng Sea Breeze. They're kind enough to keep it for them. 

.. and then I left.

at wala na naman akong idea kung anong isla siya
Whew! I learned a lot from this trip. Traveling solo is a great experience. 'Me Time' that is. Independence. You're the boss. Wala kang reklamong maririnig. Hawak mo oras mo. Walang ibang maingay kundi ikaw. Pwede kang mag 360 degrees sa bed. Solo mo ang pagkain (bwahahah!). Buhay haciendera ganun. Akala ng tao sayo ikaw ang tagapagligtas ng mga naaapi dahil ang tapang tapang mo kuno. And the best part is.. you'll get to know the locals more. And by that, you learn to appreciate the place on a different level. 

Para fair, share ko na rin ang disadvantages. Shempre dahil wala kang kasama, alangan naman makipag chismisan ka sa butiki sa kwarto at the end of each day. Kating-kati lagi mag kwento. Wala ka rin ka-share sa expenses. Kailangan closely monitoring ang sitwasyon ng wallet. Walang taga bitbit (hihihi!). Walang kaagapay sa buhay (charot! hahaha!). And the worst part is.. walang taga-picture. Ang saklap nun kuya eddie! Tsk! 


Binilang ko ang pinsala (pinsala talaga e no. haha!) at ang naiwan ay tumataginting na P 548.00. Pwede pa sanang ipambili ng pasalubong pero hindi ako bumili. Sorry officemates. hahah! Wala si Zac sa araw na yun e. Coding. Ayokong pasanin ang mundo pauwi. Just got myself 3 ref magnets. Would you believe I only spent approximately 6000.00 for this 4 days 3 nights stay? Cup noodles and Gardenia bread saved the day. hahaha! Salamat din sa haggardo versoza moments na pinili ko pa ang matulog na lang kesa kumain.

I'm on a high

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the people behind my first attempt to solo traveling (and for not making it traumatic for me. heheh!)

Enzo, hahah! Baka-borit ka dong. Pahiya ako sa taga Town proper. Primitive na imong salita daw. hahaha! Apir tayo diyan! Keep smiling!

Ms. Menchu, I can't thank you enough. You're great. More power to Kingfisher Park! Just keep doing what you're doing. Hope to meet you soon... pag nagawi po ako sa US. hahaha! Susulat muna ako sa wish ko lang ha. hihihi!

Floriana and Jiffy, Thanks for loving my country. You don't know how proud I am hearing it straight from you. I'm still hoping you'll keep in touch. God bless you both!

Kian, I found a new friend in you. Thanks for keeping me safe during my island tour. You're a great kid and I wish you all the best. Take care lagi dear! I'll pray for you..

Kuya Jason, you're still and you will always be my favorite tour guide/boatman. As promised, I'll help you by all means. Stay cool! hihihi!


I'll never forget you guys. Rock on! hahah! Artista?!?! hihihi! Seriously.. thank you so much. Until we meet again..

Please check out all the other entries:


Whew! Napagod ako sa dami. Tapos na ang seryeng ito sa wakas. Magpapa-book ulit ako. Paulit-ulit. hahaha!

22 comments:

blissfulguro said...

whew! galing... i wanna solo too... hihi

AJ said...

Wow, may realizations talaga. :p KKTJ naman yung pizza. Mapapa-midnight snack yata ako. At may credits pa sa huli. Iba ka Kura!

marxtermind said...

Artista lang, may plugging pa? Hahaha! Anyways, it's nice na naenjoy mo ang first solo travel mo. Gusto ko na din mag-Coron!!! Hehehe! :)

Ed said...

nagutom ako sa pizza!

pero syempre ikaw na ngayong ang sumi-series ng. pwede sundan mo na? at sundan mo pa uli at isa pa... para backlogs ang kalalabasan! bwahahahaha. at matulad ka na ng marami. hehehe.

galing ng Coron adventure mo at 6000 lang talaga ang damage. saya! of course, may discount ka sa ibang parts. pero ok na ok pa rin! :D

empi said...

Balak kong gawin ito sa birthday ko. Sana magawa ko. :D

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@carla - naku girl baka hindi ka na papayagan ni boylet mo. alayan mo muna. hahah!

@AJ - ang arte no? hahahha! sayang sana pala nag thank you din ako kay baklang aruray para sa hair and make up ko. heheh!

@marx - para paraaan. hahaha! Oo daan ka minsan sa Palawan. Sama ako pag El Nido na ha. heheh! For a change.

@Ed - Sa onti ng trip ko compared to you, di na makuhang magkaron ng backlogs. hahah! Yep maraming free of charge at discounts. heheh! Alam na!

@marc - goodluck dude! Sana nga yung birthday trip ko this month solo rin e pero my mom insisted to join me. hihihi! Sayang hindi ako makakapag guy hunting. lol!

Nicole said...

Nice! Minsan naisip ko ding gumala mag isa eh. Hahah!

AJ said...

Nag-hair and make up ka? Mukha kasi natural ang kagandahan mo eh. :p

Untied Escape said...

I enjoyed reading your Solo Trip Series! Kakulit! hehehe! Inggit ako!

Chyng said...

see, now u understand bakit pinigilan ko sina rona na sumabit sa lakad na to. haha

so proud of you. and welcome home new Maricar! =)

Chyng said...

..at grabe ka, inubos mo yung pizza by yourself?! patay gutom? hihi

Pinoy Travel Freak said...

Haha! Nakakatuwa nman magbasa sa post mo na to :-)

I've yet to experience solo traveling. Thumbs up to you! :-)

JeffZ said...

it just goes to show na you realized a lot in your trip... 9 posts can attest to that! :) Lucky 9! :)

proud of you Kura! :)

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@AJ - charot lang yun. hahah! Kinumpleto ko lang pagiging feeling. hahah!

@glad - thank you girl! Heheh! Try mo din. Super fun. Bawasan mo lang pagiging mahiyaan and you're gonna survive solo traveling.

@chyng- heheh! oo nga. buti na lang talaga. salamat sa barikada mo. oo no. Nagutom ako kasi hindi ako nakakain ng hapunan nung gabi. Sobrang pagod kakakawag e. PG mode. hahah!

@pinoy travel freak - uy first time mo dito a. Thanks for visiting. hihihi! Goodluck and I'm sure ma-aadik ka din. hehehe! Kwentuhan mo kami agad pagbalik mo.

@jeff - uy jeff namiss kita. yeeeekeeee! hahaha! thanks! Ngayon ko lang napansin napakarami ko ngang nagawang entry para dito. heheh! Masipag na ko ulit. Goodluck sa new raket mo. Sana makasama ka samin ni Marx sa Gensan.

Mitch said...

Fashion police talaga lang ha? ahihi. yaan mo't pag my seminar ako i invite kita! haha..

Anyway, ang drama ng start ng last stay mo sa Coron ah.. Sayang nga lang at hindi kna nakasama mukang maglumpasay ka pa eh. lol..cguro pag nagsama tayo pareho tau duet sa kadaldalan. hahaha! at eto pa, san b yang bistro na yan, di kc namin napuntahan despite of good reviews. Wala ko ma sey sa pizza, anu b yan, inubos mo ung isang buo at bumili ng isa para token? lakas mo dear! hahaha.. it's good, you finished your first ever solo adventure! Congrats! Win na win ang mga photos at exp. mo eh!

bertN said...

Why is the wheel of your plane still sticking out at that elevation? Nakalimutan ba nung pilot na iretract? Btw, that was a great solo vacation!

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@mitch - hahah! korek. magtatantrums sana ako e. lol! I think so. magsama nga tayo sa isang trip minsan. Oo. takaw ko e. Naimpacho ako after. hahaha! Thank you girl. Mas bongga ang mga picture mong pang artista. Naks!

@bertN - Ewan ko nga ba sa pilot namin. hahah! Nagka-memory gap ata. ^_^. Salamat! N-enjoy ko talaga yung solo trip ko. Uulitin ko siya for sure.

dong ho said...

i didnt know you went there solo. astig! sometimes it's traveling solo that you get to explore more the place.

ganda nung isla from the plane.

anney said...

Dami mo din natutunan sa solo flight mo na yan! kelan kaya mauulit? Kala ko kaw umubos ng pizza e. Sabi ko sa sarili ko.. Wow! kaya nya yun? hehehe!

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Congrats sa iyong makasaysayang solo trip sa Coron! :D

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

@dom - hehe! perstaym.. at uulitin ko for sure. Next year naman. thanks!

@aney - takaw ko ba? kaya ko yun shempre. sayang e. hahaha!

@mica - hehe! salamat. Cheers to more solo trip in the future!

Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

wow 6k lang!!!

miss ko na magsolo travel hehe. pag solo travel ako di ako nagsasalit buong trip haha