#the2011SUPERVACAY! Part 1

BigFish Summer NRG Featuring FERRY CORSTEN!

My 2011 summer vacation started with a BIG BIG BANG! Β First stop: The beautiful island of Boracay! Well, my friend and I mainly went there to attend a rave because it’s headlined by no other than my fave DJ: FERRY CORSTEN! We weren’t supposed to go, but when we found out that he’s the main act, we booked our plane tickets immediately. Weeks before our flight, we found out that we got the plane tickets for free! That made me doubly excited. πŸ˜€

The event itself was held on April 23, so we went there on April 22-24. As in wala halos palugit, pero oks lang. First night was quiet, since it was a Good Friday. Clubs and bars started coming to life around midnight, so we went to BigFish’s “salubong” party and we danced like crazy people. Corny nung iba dun wala nakaupo lang, pero kami we just danced, danced and danced!

Saturday, the big day. We prepared like crazy. The first and last time I attended a Ferry Corsten rave was last year, May 21, so it’s been almost a year since I’ve seen him play. And that was also the event that introduced me to his awesome music, so I’ve been a fan ever since. My slogan is “Ferry Forever.” I’m just really in-love with his music. He’s based pa in Manila when he’s on tour around Asia, since his wife is a Filipina. πŸ™‚

Almost everything was planned, from our beach wardrobe to what we’ll be bringing to the event itself, stuff like LEDs, money, etc. We even got henna tattoos of Ferry’s “F” logo. The event started at 9pm, but since we’re latecomers (I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t go to a party early), we got there a little past 10. The BigFish event was a bit near another event, so there were lots of people walking around and going to other events/clubs/bars was a bit difficult. E ok lang, I didn’t want to miss a single beat from Summer NRG. Yun naman talaga ipinunta ko e. Sayang lang I didn’t get to meet up with some friends. Oh well.

Line up for the night: first was Patrick Hagenaar for Housexy. Second was Zoo Brazil. Inabot ng almost 3am yung first two acts, sobrang inip na inip na yung mga tao. We went here for Ferry goddammit! πŸ˜›

So when Ferry came on, pucha, “super wild” is an understatement. “Chaotic” is also an understatement. Tangina nagwala na ko. Nagwala na actually lahat ng tao. I’ve never seen this kind of chaos in Manila. Ang sarap talaga ng feeling to just let loose, let go and just feel the music, great music at that, and just dance abso-bloody-lutely wild! Sobrang intense! Namimiss ko tuloy ang Boracay. Whew.

I think he started with his new track “Feel It,” then followed with more awesome tracks. After a while lumipat na kami sa may harap. I am not going to miss going up front, be up-close and personal and just experience Ferry in all his awesomeness. And boy, did I dance. I was dancing since 10pm, and I’m not about to stop after just a few hours especially when my favorite DJ in the entire world is performing. I went absolutely bananas when he played “Made of Love,” “Punk” and “Twice In A Blue Moon.” E-A-R-G-A-S-M! TOTAL BLOODY EARGASM! πŸ˜€

The party ended a bit before 7am. May araw na, alangya. And I was dancing the entire time, so total hours dancing: 8 hours. My feet and legs hurt real bad after a day (I still have trouble walking), pero SUUUUPPPEEEER worth it. Kung meron ulit, I will not even hesitate to go.

BEST. HOLY. WEEK. EVER! Boracay na ko siguro magho-Holy Week lagi. And lastly, thank you so much for playing here again, Mr. Ferry Corsten. I am in absolute awe. FERRY FOREVER! πŸ˜€

Thoughts…

One day you’re just living your life, working, interacting with people, smiling, laughing, calling a lover in the middle of the night, or maybe a friend, getting scolded by your parents. Then the next day, maybe even the next minute, poof. You’re gone.

Death is one of the most abstract things that I can possibly name. It’s not that it doesn’t have an explanation (biological functions cease to operate caused by a number of fatal reasons which may be natural or otherwise), but it’s just hard to grasp most of the time. Especially when you do know the person who died, it is really difficult and it takes a long time for acceptance to settle in, if it ever even does. Some people can’t even properly move on years down the line.

This is why I also don’t understand suicide or suicidal tendencies. A friend seriously considered this. I find this train of thought baffling. Some people, they want to live, really live, yet they die anyway from various causes; it can be from a fatal disease. from an accident, or from being murdered, and as gruesome that thought is, it is also a possibility.

I’m not saying I haven’t thought of taking my own life when I was depressed, but I got over those thoughts quickly, because a bigger part of me thinks that the entire thing is just too damn pathetic to be even an option. Sure, I make inappropriate jokes about slashing my wrists, especially during Valentine’s Day (well, I am single), but to me, I wouldn’t ever be serious about killing myself.

Life is a gift. Life is too damn precious just to throw away. And I’ve got so much to live for. We all do. Every day, every freaking minute is a fight for survival. I live to love. To smile. To laugh, as loud as I can. Life is not just about existing.Β Life, to me, is all about living every possibility, every story. Life is an experience waiting to happen.

We should all be grateful that we get a chance to live our lives to the fullest, as clichΓ© as that sounds. But clearly, I think we owe ourselves that.

Tequila Thursday!

So… Mukhang meron na akong per day habit. Daily habit sana, kaso wala pa ko for Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Makaisip na nga.

Just another up, out and about with mah friends. Destination: Agave at Bonifacio Highstreet. Subject: BOTTOMLESS MARGARITAS! Taena eto na naman tayo sa inuman, Ralph e. πŸ˜›

Food was excellent, save for that one thing a friend ordered, yung parang triple ek-ek consisting of tomato-tasting rice (paella siguro), cheese burrito (na lasang cheap na cheddar cheese), beans and lumpiang Shanghai. I ordered the chicken burrito, which tasted just oh-so-fine. Other friends ordered the following: Calamari, skewered thingamabobs (not the actual name), beef hard shell tacos (iba yung naisip ko nung tinatanong nung waitress kung soft daw ba o hard), and Crispy Pata.

That Cancun margarita was just heaven in a cocktail glass. Potent enough to be enjoyed, but not too deadly that it’ll cause blackouts (see previous post). And again, BOTTOMLESS SYA! I was like a kid in a candy store, except obviously, mas mura yung kendi. πŸ˜› I had like maybe 7 or 8, well, I actually lost count after the 4th refill. Strawberries + pineapples + tequila + crushed ice is pure WIN! πŸ˜€

I remembered naman how I got home. I was actually conscious pa. So no, those blackouts rarely happen.

Hope everyone had a happy Thursday. And have a happier weekend, everyone! πŸ˜€

Tagaytay and Trainer Tuesday!

Hello, madlang people!Β So, actually, hindi ko alam kung paano ko to ike-kwento, pero ang random kasi nitong araw na to. I love spontaneity pa naman. πŸ™‚

So last week, I was supposed to go a full week working for a medium-sized ad agency in Makati. Went in Monday, but it didn’t “feel” right. So I just called it a day, brought some work home, and mulled it over. Had a talk with my sister the day after, at 5am. I felt as if I’d be earning a lot more if I just focus on jobs that I can do at home, so I just sent an email with the finished layouts, and told them that I’ll be prioritizing my other freelance work.

So Tuesday, I was free na to accompany a friend for lunch. Where? Tagaytay. Sa Sonya’s. Biglaan lang to a. Hahahaha… But I love Tagaytay, and I’m kaladkarin, so yun, go! Lunch sa Tagaytay. Parang nasa kanto lang.

Food was amazing. Sorry, we didn’t have cameras with us. ‘Sides, kakain na rin lang naman, kelangan pa bang kunan? E gutom na kami, so lumamon na lang! Hehehe… First course was a salad meal. Orgasmic yung dressing, basta, ibang klase. Leafy veggies (of course), tas our choice of other fruits and veggies to put on our salad. May mangoes, melon cubes, singkamas wedges, etc. Actually the salad alone was filling na.

Second course: pasta. Oks lang, nothing too mind-blowing but not bad either. Your choice of tomato or cream based sauce, tas a wide range of toppings to choose from: olives, shitake mushrooms, fish, etc. I love olives so dun pa lang, solb na ko. Teka naglalaway ako habang nagta-type wait. Hahahaha… Even the juice is somewhat… unique? Well, maybe not too unique, pero meron herb thing, which made it feel more refreshing.

Then of course, dessert. The dessert was kind of a throwaway. Nothing too fancy, just a thin slice of chocolate cake, a bunch of turon like things, and other sweets that I don’t really know the names of. We had tea na din during dessert. Grabe, hebigat sa tiyan. But for P600 per person? Di na masama.

Going to Tagaytay, I was texting with another friend kasi nagpapatulong sya sa P90X. Sabi ko available naman ako that night, kaso baka medyo late pa since manggagaling nga kami ng Tagaytay. We agreed to meet na lang at Makati, Greenbelt or Glorietta, since bibili din pala sya ng equipment. E maaga din pala kaming makakarating ng Makati kasi kahit medyo late na kami nakaalis, mabilis lang yung biyahe kasi wala namang traffic jams sa SLEX.

So naghiwalay na kami ni V since may dinner pa sya with friends, and I met na with C. Yun, tinulungan ko na lang to the best of my abilities sa pagbili ng equipment. Tas we had dinner before we went to his place. Maganda yung place nya, cozy. Anyway, nag-setup na kami for his work-out tas I just guided him if needed. Ayaw ko din kasi mabigla. Better na gradual yung pag-exercise kesa mabigla, as far as I’m concerned.

Tas yun. Hinatid na lang nya ako sa meron akong pwedeng sakyan pauwi, got home in 16 minutes (from Shaw Boulevard to Mindanao Avenue, woot killer bus!).

One thing I realized? It’s good to make new friends. There are a lot of awesome people around. So V and C, cheers to you! I’m fortunate to get to know you guys. πŸ˜€