This most awaited conclusion has long been overdue! It’s because I am still waiting for some pictures from my friends but they haven’t uploaded it. Anyway, I will just probably edit these 3-part entry once I get a hold of those pics. Calling the Koalas out there!
The sun was at its peak when we’re waiting for our boat to arrive. Much to our delight, a fruit shake stand is just behind that’s why we gave in to its call. Armed with our shades and our ever cool it-will-make-you-say-aaaahh fruit shake, we headed to the boat as it honked more louder. And when finally my steps inched closer to the “doomed” vessel, my heart grew heavier realizing that I will be leaving the beautiful paradise island. Two days is definitely not enough, and as much as I wanted to stay, I won’t enjoy it alone anyway. But it was indeed the most exciting two days of my life! And since it is already time to leave, and I will be ranting in the next part of this blog, I’d like to include this amazing photo from a friend as a parting Galera shot:
Sunset at Galera
As the boat’s engine signaled that we’re leaving, someone shouted “Welcome to Doomsday!” Something you wouldn’t wanna hear while you’re on a trip. He’s probably one of the many who suffered from diziness back on our first boat trip. As we sailed away, my eyes feasted no more as the image of Galera became smaller and smaller until I can’t see it anymore. At that same moment, I sighed asking myself when can I come back to the beacher’s haven. Afterwards, number of people started to feel dizzy. As much as I wanted to avoid it by pretending to be sleepy and thinking of happy thoughts, not enough pixie dust can stop it. It had to happen, this time I really am experiencing headache in its utmost extent! Everytime the boat tries to avoid a big wave, it’s like my heart would jump off my chest as the lookout give a hand signal to the driver to stop. It was crazy! I’m sweating, I feel giddy, having a terrible headache, scared of what might happen to us in the boat, feeling like what they say “parang hinahalukay ang sikmura”, all at the same time! Definitely a bad place to be in. These are the times when you wish you can escape a certain moment, hoping time would run fast because it’s slowly killing you. It’s really the most dreadful and long hour and a half yet again! Thanks to Katinko , it somehow lessen the pain we felt. We’re like drug addicts sniffing its menthol scent, but it really did helped us! After quite a while, and after few bags of puke from my friends, the view of the port finally became visible. Excited like a child, I spent the few minutes of our seemingly endless voyage standing. And when the boat reached the dock, it made a bouncing motion because of the waves. Standing and getting ready to get off our favorite ride, I felt the most uneasy feeling ever! Like something inside me wanted to go out and burst! And before I knew it, I am already throwing up! Good thing I managed to let it all out facing the boat’s window, minus the picturesque view as opposed to the fishes feasting on what they probably considered a dinner from heaven, more like “hulog ng langit”. Sorry if it made you go eeeewww! hahaha..
Because of the aftermath, I found it really hard to make it through that yet again bouncy step from the boat to the dock. I nearly fainted when I tried to reach and eventually carry my luggage and some other stuff. Thanks to the helpful manongs from the boat, they helped me cross the step and carry some of my things. When finally all of us had crossed the small bridge, time for photo op again! haha! This time a Koala team picture, because we didn’t get to have one in the island.
Spot the difference haha
After the photo op, we then made our way to the bus station. We rest a bit and stopped for a merienda. Good thing we did, after that boat ride which made me swear not to take that same route again next time. Feeling full again after munching those burgers and not leaving a single drop on the soda bottle, off we took the bus to Cubao. It’s almost full but thank God we all fit in hehe! At last, we’re now at the bus, the boat nightmare has now ended. And so the photo op continues hehe..
The bus trip went well, we all get to take a nap and no one throwed up haha! It was quiet for around two hours, and when we’re already in the city, most of us prepared our things as we said goodbye to each other and to those who dropped off along the way. We all went home with smile on our faces! And to finally cap off this Galera saga hehe, here are the pasalubongs I bought for my family and some friends who asked for one haha!
The usual sweets, of course
Stuffed crab for mama
T-shirts for the twins, papa, and Vicky
A swimwear for my pareng Nhinz
A necklace for Dema
and cellphone thingies with our names on it
So there, finally! haha! That’s how I enjoyed my Galera getaway. Hopefully I can come back soon! Before I forget, you can check out all the pictures on my Friendster profile. Just click the link here on my blog page and go to the Albums. So, let’s all enjoy the summer! I’m so happy I get to spend the first summer month with a