Saturday, March 28, 2015

GNO: Sagada Pines Cafe

Girls Night Out presents: Where do bitter notes go?

3...2...1...

"Where do bitter notes go? can they find their way home?"

One thing I do whenever I'm in travel is to at least have one bottle or one glass of drink to have a cheers! Happy hour to congratulate myself that I made it to other place. On our first night in Sagada, we passed by two looking good cafe that obviously selling drinks. I said to Carissa that we should have a drink there, just one bottle.

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

On our last night in Sagada, we checked the two cute spots: Kimchi and Sagada Pine Cafe, the other cafe was full of people drinking and eating and we find the ambiance not cool. #sorry So we went to this cute cool cafe with just two ladies. Inside the cafe looks like a mess, but all of them are artworks! Too bad, some of the people who just peek inside just passed by and go to the other bar. #notaste Anyway, we loved it because there were just few people inside.

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

We ordered rice wine because we are in Sagada and rice wine is their specialty local drink. The drink is hard as pure lambanog! PHP70.00/glass

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

Carissa fierce look

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters


That night was Valentine's Day so happy to have a date with Carissa! Truly girls night out. :)
The note says: We have beers as cold as your ex heart. 

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island TrottersSagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

For the record, Sagada is already known for soul searching destination. You can really find peace of mind there. Not until the movie The Thing Called Tadhana inspires everyone to go there, so make sure you have to take note of the reminders and tips on how you will enjoy Sagada.

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

Whoa! There are a lot of notes on the wall. This cafe heard a lot of heartbroken and happy stories from the people who were there. Here are some spotted notes:

A note for winning back his ex-girlfriend.

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

A note that saying he will go back with her? hmm...

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

My favorite note! Wishing this girl the best!

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

While surrounded by notes, I decided not to leave one because there are too much already and I don't have any bitter messages to leave in this place because for me, this is one of the happiest places I've ever been to and seriously, I want to go back! *insert awww...

Sagada Pine Cafe Travel 2015 - Jewel Clicks x Island Trotters

Have a great day everyone! 
xx
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIET: Svetat's Cafe Healthylicious Veggie and Fruit Smoothies

DIET post is on! I've been eating to new open cafe's recently, but I didn't take photos or take notes of the details must because I am was hungry! For some of you, DIET is a segment here in my blog stands for "Did I just Eat That?" HAHAHA! Okay, I know, maarte lang. :)


Sunday is for really for a perfect rest day to everyone. Going to church in the morning is one of the best ways to start your day after that, you do things you want to do. For that, I spent my Sunday to get my nails done and to have an all-natural and all-organic facial by Flawless Face and Body Clinic in SM Cebu!

While waiting, I wanted something to eat for snacks and was thinking of green salad, really, green salad?! In front of the clinic is this healthylicious cafe!


Svetat’s Healthylicious Café is the first in Cebu to serve low fat and sugar-free smoothies


I ordered Malunggay Banana Smoothie :)


Shake it off.


They have seats for those who wants to chill, but most of the customers will just buy and go with their drink.


Here's my Malunggay Banana Smoothie, ice cream like so creamy and my sugar free Blueberry Muffin so yummy!


Excuse my spoon because I can't bite. :D


Here's my non-related selfie post after my all-natural and all-organic facial and eating sugar free and drinking veggie smoothie. HAHA


Svetat’s Healthylicious Café is located at the 2nd floor of the Northwing in SM City Cebu 
(in front of Flawless Face and Body Clinic)

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada, Mountain Province Trip 2015



Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015


"Plot twist, plot twist!" So many plot twist happened these past few weeks in my life. I am so happy to have all the answers and now I am moving forward.

What so great about it is that I can now share my Sagada Trip from last month. I was told by my friend that of all dates why I decided to go there on Valentines Day? I said, I didn't notice not until never mind.

I asked Carissa if she already blog about our Sagada coldventure, she said "not yet, I can't even describe Sagada" I guess she is still awe with the place. Haaay, so love the place and missing it everyday. :(

So here yah go, if you have read my post about our home for few days “Sagada Home Stay” post then you know what I am going to share.

Sumaguing Cave (Normal Caving Mode)

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015


There are two types of caving that you might want to know just in case you want to visit Sagada soon (eherm, friends out there..) 

Two types:
  • Normal (easy)
  • Cave Connections (the hardest) 

Since we are not equipped and not really ready for this kind of activity, we choose the “normal mode” not bad for all the first timers. It was really scary, but when I saw a group of senior citizen going out from the cave, I was amazed! So it was really fun, I guess. 

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

First time to do caving! They really preserved everything and all natural! You need a tour guide on each group of people and each guide has petroleum gas so we have a light inside. 

Look at our tour guide, waitin for all of us at the entrance, yes! entrance of the cave!

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

He prepared the petroleum gas.


Mr. Tour guide

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015


It was really hard to take photos inside because you need to free your hands from holding your phone, camera or anything. You need to wear non-slippery shoes or sandals for this, but there’s a part that you need to take it off and leave it somewhere safe. Some part of the cave is really slippery that you will scream to death and give up, I guess. :D (Like I almost did that) Here are some photos that I can’t give justice to. Huhuhuhu. 

The first part was easy as I can just wink on it. :D #sisiw

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015


Tip: Be one of the first ten people to follow the guide, so you can have a chance to wait, sit (if you can) and rest while them watching the struggle and stuck in the traffic. Look at that!

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Advantage:, Issa and I can take photos with the best settings that we can, hello?! we need more light inside the cave.

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015


Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

I miss these girls, they love as in love taking photos! :D 

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

I brought my Bric’s bag, this is not a dry bag, but when I bought it, I asked if my things are safe just in case I will bring it to the beach. The material is really nice. So there. Also, this was the slippery part of the cave that Issa can still take photo of me struggling? whaaat? :O

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

These are the shots by Carissa, forgive us for the blurry photos we did the best we can have good shots. It is so cold inside the cave, how much more the water!

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Oh no! Traffic again, so I asked Carissa to take photos of me as remembrance inside the cave. :) Thank you so much, I love you!

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Trying to look fierce as "I did it, B" look, but ewwie. hahaha

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

So better smile. :) 

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

On our way up was easy for some of us unlike going down the cave. Be sure to wear comfortable outfit that you can easily move around because you will use your body. It was a great adventure, I got dirty because I sat on the rocks inside, but who cares, it was a fulfilling when I went out of the cave and see the mountains and green trees! Whoa! I did it! :) 

Sagada Cave Man: You can wash your hands and feet here: PHP10 for washing and PHP20 if you want to take a bath.


Feels good to see the outside after our caving.

Sumaguing Cave, Sagada Mountain Province 2015

Sagada is really literally an adventure! More posts soon! :)

Have a great day everyone!! 

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