Published on December 09, 2016
A week after Zayne turned one year old, our little family flew to Bacolod together with our very close friends who also happens to be Zayne’s ninongs and ninangs. If I’m not mistaken, the last time we went out of town as a group was in 2010. Joy, Skye and Zayne were still out of the picture.
We didn’t really have a plan to go on a trip. Joie, Erlie, Aubrey and I would discuss about planning an out of town trip, but we always came up with countless of excuses for the trip not to push through – we’re paying for mortgages, our schedules won’t meet, the babies are still too young, and the list goes on! A few months before Zayne’s birthday, I told Joie that a part of me didn’t want to plan for a party. I really wanted to go on a trip instead of stressing myself for a party that my baby would probably not appreciate. Joie immediately became defensive and told me that she had a self-imposed “travel ban” this year. I know her (and her very low EQ) too well so I stopped bugging her. A couple of days later, she sent me another message saying, “Je, Bacolod tayo!” She booked the tickets for all of us, and I still ended up throwing a birthday party for Zayne! Sabooooooooggggggggggg!!! Hahahaha!!!
Being the ever reliable ninangs that they are, they all helped me plan and execute Zayne’s first birthday party. Because of this, we only started planning our Bacolod trip less than a week before our flight! We were only equipped with our plane tickets. We booked our hotel 2 or 3 days before our flight! We didn’t really have an extensive itinerary because we really just had one goal – to eat! With the help of our Ilonggo friends (who by the way are the sweetest and most helpful), we had a detailed itinerary and transportation arrangements roughly 48 hours before our trip!
You won’t believe it, but our itinerary looked like this:
Kaplastikang tour na kaya naman matapos ng 1 oras
Tour uli na parang napilitan lang isingit para matunawan sa kinain
No joke, guys! Aubrey said that when one of her office mates saw our itinerary, she said, “Wow! Nahiya! Nagpunta ng Ruins!!!” You’ll believe me the moment we post details of our Bacolod trip on our blogs! I’m not sure when I’ll have the time so you can probably check out the blogs of Aubrey and Joie. Baka mauna silang sipagin mag-post! I just created this post to remind me years from now that we went to Bacolod just in case I totally forget to make the follow-up blog entries! Hahahahaha!!!
And because we’re the biggest crammers, we came up with our “official hashtag” at the last minute! As soon as we booked our plane tickets, I’ve been bugging them to think of a hashtag. Hay, if you can only read our Viber conversations! Hahaha! Wagas sa ideas! Since we were going to Bacolod to eat, eat, eat and eat, I suggested:
E, ayaw nila! Hahahaha!
We were already in Bacolod, and Aubrey was about to post her first photo on Instagram when we came up with #JAJEBusogLusogBacolod. I don’t know who thought of that. Definitely not me. My suggestions are wayyyyyy cooler! Bwahahahaha!
So in case you are curious of how sabog but enjoyable our trip was, you may check out #JAJEBusogLusogBacolod on Instagram. But these are my favorites!!!
I had a Eureka moment while I was writing this post! JAJE is actually the name of our Viber group. JAJE = Jerellt, Aubrey, Joie and Erlie. I told myself, lugi naman ang boys hindi kasama sa hashtag! I was wrong, pala! Pasok pala ang Joy at Efren. I therefore conclude, dapat J, A or E lang ang start ng name ng future boypren ni Erlie!!! Bwahahahahaha!!!
So there, I do hope I will be able to post more of our Bacolod EATventures! Wish me luck! :)