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on the way to agho!
as we entered the town of concepcion in iloilo, we headed to the fishing port. in there we bought so many giant prawns and fish and seafood! if it werent for me being totally spastic about the uncomfortable situation (which apprently i was the only one feeling it)it would be an awesome feast for us! after that we headed into the dry market and bought these giant yellow mangoes which looked so incredibly sweet! i can smell mangoes if theyre sour or sweet and this one really is ultra sweet that im dying to have one!

then we drove into a small road leading into someone's house. when we got off and carried our things, men came and help us unload so many things.

the house was really huge for a normal family in iloilo province and it is situated right beside the beach! it was high tide, the sea water was above a few centimeters from the ground, good thing ben and me wore shorts and slippers.
again on the way to agho!
then came the sister of the woman who was driving, we greeted each other and i plastered a smile on my face withouth even knowing who she was.

then after some minutes, i was the most stupidest person in the face of the earth and i just wanted the ground to swallow me with embarrasment!

the woman who was driving the van was THE DAUGHTER OF THE MAYOR of the town and the guy that kept singing at the back was her cousin who were students of manay lala and the little girl was the grand daughter of the mayor. who graciously invited us to show-off their hometown in iloilo province.

oh my god, i was really really really red with embarassment. i could die in front of them seriously.

apprently they also not invited us to their hometown, but also invited me and ben to the private island they own - agho island.
the fishing port and small harbor of concepcion.


now i just couldnt take it. forgive me by writing this over and over again, its just that my pride really took me and what a judgemental person i am. i could never forgive myself.

then it was time to load things into the big boat the family owned. we have porters too. apprently they were the ones who were "waiting" for us, not the hundred people i was expecting to jump all over on us. that made me feel more tinier than ever.

we boarded the huge boat! me and ben, manay lala, the daughter of the mayor which i still dont know the name, her cousin and her daughter - inday.

i felt uncomfortable at the beginning because of my bratty attitude but seeing ben's face made me smile. his face - eyes wide and mouth open! ahahaha well it was his first time in southeast asia and experience a "banca" ride!

we passed so many islands along the way! there was this huge island that they said a famous actor in the philippines owns! wow! he must be rich as it is a huge island!

then we passed the curious shaped island with a lone mountain on it, i asked what it was! hahahah they said to me, its called isla pan de azucar! well its really intriguing.
the sea!!! and pan de azucar!


i was curious to see the island of agho, it took us more or less an house of philippine style boat ride to go there!

but inside me, i was still deeply deeply deeply embarassed about my atititude. whatever it cost this trip, i will surely pay it!



lauro says:
hindi naman! kasi.. sayang yung time.. kaya kami pumunta ng iloilo kasi siya lang ang walang ulan sabi ng weather forecast, so we want to maximize our time in the sun! naasar lang ako, kasi almost 3 hours kami nasa loob ng sasakyan tas maaraw pa!

but you are right! how many times would situations like this would happen to me to learn my lessons!!

arghhhh
Posted on: May 31, 2009
ntgerald says:
Hayan, ang suplado mo kasi, hahahaha!
Posted on: May 30, 2009
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on the way to agho!
again on the way to agho!
the fishing port and small harbor …
the fishing port and small harbor…
the sea!!! and pan de azucar!
the sea!!! and pan de azucar!
this is were we bought our seafood!
this is were we bought our seafood!
the fish market.
the fish market.
arriving at the house of the mayor…
arriving at the house of the mayo…
our boat and porters were ready!
our boat and porters were ready!
our boat! owned by mayor salcedo! …
our boat! owned by mayor salcedo!…
getting on the boat!
getting on the boat!
beautiful blue sky away from rain!
beautiful blue sky away from rain!
a view of isla pan de azucar!
a view of isla pan de azucar!
inday! the grand daughter of the m…
inday! the grand daughter of the …
me and ben getting on the boat!
me and ben getting on the boat!
ben was soooo excited!
ben was soooo excited!
manay lala, rommel and inday!
manay lala, rommel and inday!
preparing to get the anchor out!
preparing to get the anchor out!
were moving!
were moving!
on the way to agho!
on the way to agho!
one of my favorite pictures!
one of my favorite pictures!
a beautiful smile from ben!
a beautiful smile from ben!
our captain!
our captain!
a true filipino picture!
a true filipino picture!
me and ben!
me and ben!
hehe me and ben again!
hehe me and ben again!
our captain is sooo cool!
our captain is sooo cool!
the boat is made of bamboo!
the boat is made of bamboo!
beautiful turquoise water.
beautiful turquoise water.
the town of concepcion!
the town of concepcion!
one of my fav. picture!
one of my fav. picture!
a fishing boat!
a fishing boat!
such beautiful calm colors!
such beautiful calm colors!
were passing through so many islan…
were passing through so many isla…
oooops!
oooops!
better! ahaaahha
better! ahaaahha
how love ben so much for calming m…
how love ben so much for calming …
my lips were sealed! ahaha
my lips were sealed! ahaha
the huge island owned by an actor!
the huge island owned by an actor!
that is huge!
that is huge!
pan de azucar!
pan de azucar!
were nearing agho!
were nearing agho!
almost at agho!
almost at agho!
rommel and bambi!
rommel and bambi!
this is just fantastic!
this is just fantastic!
nearing agho!
nearing agho!
Concepcion
photo by: lauro