This was taken January of 2018, But was not able to edit the photos and videos… LOL
Team sherem goes to Baguio!
This was taken January of 2018, But was not able to edit the photos and videos… LOL
Team sherem goes to Baguio!
Team Sherem Goes To Boracay
(This wasn’t really a vacay LOL, the initial plan was to come visit because of our friend’s wedding and voila!)
2GO Travel ticket per head: P1415.84 x 2 (back & forth) = P2830.36 each
* Make sure to book a hotel before booking a flight or or any means of transportation because they will ask you once you arrived at the port.
* Make sure to have a print out of your tickets if you will take a ship (2go) because they will have it signed. If ever you weren’t able to print it out before leaving, just go to their (2go) ticketing office at Batangas Port and they will have it printed. You will have to pay P50.00 for each ticket.
My friends and I decided to just share P1500.00 each for the food and expenses, We bought pork, chicken, condiments, chips and canned goods. Just make sure to have your meat pre-cooked because they will not allow raw meat upon entering the ship.
BREAKDOWN – Caticlan Port:
P250.00 each (Airconditioned boat, Environmental fee) – There’s a much cheaper boat but we were already tired and we just wanted to get to the place right away so we took this line instead.
We paid P250.00 for our multicab which took us to Gari’s place. (15-min drive from Caticlan Port)
Gari’s Place (P12,500 per night) is a three-storey house. It has 3 airconditioned rooms which can accomodate 12-and up pax. Has it’s private pool with a bar. Has it’s own kitchen, dirty kitchen, dining area, sala, and bathrooms on all floors. 2nd and 3rd floors have their respective terraces. If you are all tired and got no time to cook and prepare your own food, you can ask “ATE” who is the landlady to prepare the food for you, just make sure to pay her for the extra service.
Gari’s Place is located at Station 1, Brgy. Balabag Aklan which is just a 3-min walk to the beach front, 4-min walk to the groto, 2-min walk to the basketball court, 3-min walk to the church and is close to a lot of restaurants and food chains outside.
We all have been here several times but it’s different now. We visited several places such as:
EXIT Bar: Pay as you order, P50.00 per bottle of beer (Station 2 – Beach Front)
Epic Boracay: Happy Hour is from 7am to 12 midnight where you can avail the 50% off on all cocktail drinks and Buy 2 get 1 free beer. At 12:00am onwards, Pay P300.00 and that’s consumable of 2 glasses of the available drinks at the counter. (Station 2)
Boracay Halomango, D-mall: they offer the best and famous Mango Icecream which costs P150.00 for the smaller cup and P200.00 for the bigger one. (1 at D-mall / 1 at the Beach Front Station 2)
Real Coffee And Tea Cafe: their bestsellers are Calamansi Muffin and Mango Muffin – P90.00 each, Banana Buzz for P180.00, Tuna Melt for P290.00, Pancake with 2 eggs for P280 (they will ask you naman if you want it scrambled, sunny side up or omelette) (Station 1 Beach Front just next to Epic Bar)
P&P tattoo: the price depends on the size of the tat. Most of us had a 2-inch tat on our wrist which cost us P3000.00 each. (D-Mall)
Kolai Mangyan Boracay is located at station 1 right in front of Paraw Beach Front. They offer viands of Mangyan food which is really affordable.
Gerry’s Grill, Boracay (Station 2 Beachfront – second floor, near Exit Bar)
CHORI BURGER: they are everywhere, but we tried the one next to MUSE hotel.
D-MALL: since we threw a surprise dinner for our friend, we were able to buy some party stuff here, they have a lot, they are just too pricey..
CITY MALL: Just incase you haven’t seen end game yet.. :p
The Muse Hotel Boracay – Unli Seafood Buffet P799.00 each
Lind Hotel they offer good food and place especially if you want to have your wedding here in Boracay.
On our way home, it took us a little time before reaching Caticlan Port because our scheduled time back home is at 11pm.
P150 first tryc
P100 second tryc to Caticlan Port
P40 – fee
DISCLAIMER: we only paid for a little amount of money on some establishments because we were given discounts and freebies on our trip. Lucky enough to even try the food of some hotels because of our sponsors.
This won’t be possible without the help of them! Thank you and more power on your businesses.
VIDEO MAKER: Imovie & GooglePhone App
CAMERA: Iphone, Google Phone, FujifilmXA3
And a friend who is very patient in taking video/photo shots and editing.
April of this year, I posted a blog about the start of summer in the philly… Talks about SOME of the famous beaches in the Philippines. How visitors enjoy their stay here and why Filipinos are so delighted of the country.
One of the beaches that I included there is CAGBALETE. Just a few weeks ago, I myself visited the place with some of my friends and discovered how beautiful the island is.
One of the resort owners in Lamon Bay (a large bay in the southern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines) happened to be our friend and offered us a tour in Pansacola Beach in Cagbalete whose owner happened to be his cousin.
Pansacola Beach is a 40-minute travel by boat from Mauban Port. The beach resort almost certainly has the widest beachfront compared to other beach resorts in Cagbalete.
You just have to be there early, or you will have to walk a lot during low tide.
Its white sand and very clear water gave us a strong desire of recommending the place to other people and to help them advertise the island.
Life in Cagbalete is very simple. We stayed here overnight and we really enjoyed the place and the company of each other because we weren’t able to use our cellphones for a long time.
There are some cottages that you can rent which provide you air-conditioned rooms. There are some small and large tables that you can rent as well if you would wish to stay and use a tent overnight.
Unfortunately, we were not able to rent a cottage since we came late so we all decided to sleep in a tent (P300 per tent). Glad we stayed there and we all experienced how difficult it is to stay in a tent unprepared.
What made us love the place, even more, is when we looked for a store to buy something but since there are only a few numbers of stores in the area, we had to walk to the next town and saw how clean the place is.
Most of the stores in the island do not sell hard booze and cigars. (Beer is available at some stores though). You better make sure you have it with you on your way to the island. Granted that you have forgotten it, find some young locals playing or just hanging out, wasting much of their time walking there. You can ask them to buy some items for you, just give them P20.00 or so. They save money for their school “baon”.
There are also some locals selling souvenirs which cost a little, ranging from P10.00 to P150.00. Come on don’t be a jerk! Buy at least 3 pieces. It helps them feed their families.
At night, you will get to watch fire dancers performing for all the guests in a very loud music that can even make you dance, followed by fireworks.
The heat of the sun the whole day was scorching. But everything was all worth the stay.
Thank you PANSACOLA BEACH, we’d love to visit the place again.
So is your SUMMER over? Make sure to end it right and visit PANSACOLA BEACH RESORT in CAGBALETE.
Thank you Artystafoto for the photos that you provided us during our trip. Till our next adventure!
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“I love him”… The last words I heard from her.
While she kept on telling me that she loves him, hearing all our friends shouting and making her understand that she’s not supposed to be loving that kind of person and that she has to leave him. I stood up in the crowd and spoke gently. “Yes, we love our friend and we care for her. Yes, it is our responsibility to make her understand that this guy is stupid and that she needs to break up with him. Yes, we should and must look after each other once in a while. We are her friends, yes. But we also have to consider that we are just her friends. We can never decide for her. Everything that we say, enters the left ear, passes through the mind and leaves on the right ear. If her heart is telling her to stay, her mind can never instruct or command her body to do otherwise, only because the heart is more powerful than her mind. We can never tell someone to leave the person who gives her pain especially if that person is the same person who gives her happiness. All we can do is listen and support.” And then I looked at her, “You got 10 people, 9 telling you to leave and 1 person, as I may stand to that, who will not ask you to leave him, but instead I’m telling you to SAVE SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF, DEAR. You are beautiful in and out. You have given him your 99%, save at least 1 for yourself. By the time, you get to understand that your life is more MEANINGFUL, and you get to love yourself more, that’s the time you’d get the point of having a MEANINGLESS commitment with someone you do not deserve. Let your heart decide.
photo (c) rchrdsl
“I’m gonna pursue my dream and I’m gonna get it step by step. Maybe little by little but atleast I know where I am going. This is the path that I chose and I know it is not too late. I’m gonna get over this quarterlife crisis really soon”
Who would’ve have thought at an early age, this young beautiful woman has already experienced a lot in life? Fell in love twice, got hurt, stumbled, got wounded, broke her heart three times, cried many times, became a failure once and so. But what made her really strong was when she stood up and told herself that she can make it!
This is Pauline. Peers call her Pau. She is from the Philippines. Grew up in a wealthy, loving family, Pau, as the eldest, never felt the pressure from her very supportive parents. She grew up enjoying the adventures of life.
Having her own car, traveling abroad, learning the art of baking, joined and won in a pageant, gave a shot at a dancing club representing her country all over the world and alike.
Everyone thinks she is living the life of a perfect daughter. But she is just a human. She gets hurt, she tumbles down and she cries at every single moment of heartaches. She was once a failure herself. Got hurt by several men who were so stupid for not seeing the best in her. Until one day, she woke up, opened her eyes slowly, looked at the ceiling and whispered… “I can do this!”
She got up, picked her broken self together and showed people that she can be better than what she was yesterday.
And now, she is the manager of the family business located in Pagsanjan Laguna, Calle Arco.
Which is the most visited restaurant of celebrities in the Philippines and foreign countries.
Bakes sweets and pastries, learning the art of everyday life and has already found the love of her life, who happened to be a chef as well.
You see, when you commit mistakes, you get hurt, you see yourself down and in trouble, you don’t end everything there. You must get up, and accept that life doesn’t stop there. Nobody is perfect and we don’t just learn everything by reading, we also learn things by experience.
Acceptance, Learning, and Execution are some of the things that we should consider in life to get us going.
This is Pauline Cabrega, a beauty queen, a chef, a baker, a manager, a dancer and a wonderful person in and out.
Calle Arco, Pagsanjan Laguna, Philippines
“Even if you don’t tell.. Even if you hide it from me.. Even if you cry without me knowing.. In just a couple of minutes, I know.. I know what you have gone through in the past.. TRUE FRIENDS don’t always need to have it detailed all the time.. a hug means – Come here, I know. I understand..”
“Which is more important CLOSURE, LETTING GO or MOVING ON?”
Who is Chelsea? Will the girls find out what happened to Matt and Mimi at Dom’s party? Who is the flower sender? What was Jessica’s reason why she suddenly felt off towards Chase? Is the 30-min talk at the cafe enough for Ronnie to tell Yas how he feels about getting jealous? Where is Jerry?
Link to Chapter II:
Yassy: “CHELSEAAAAAAAAA!!!! We’re here!!” Beep! Beep!
“Mom they’re here!!!” Running to the hallway of the house, Chelsea shouted.
“Take care ladies! Honey ring me later when you’re home!” Mom
“Will do mom!”
She headed to the gate right away and saw her 3 bestfriends! “Girlssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!”
“Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhh” They all shouted excitedly!
Tiff sitting at the back of the car, opened the door for Chelsea and she hopped into the car right away! They were all excited to see each other that they even stayed at the park for more than 10 minutes laughing.
“Alright where to first?” Jessica who’s sitting at the passenger’s seat asked.
“What do you guys want to do first?” Chelsea asked.
They all looked at each other and answered all at the same time “COFFEE?” And laughed together.
“Coffee we go!!” Yassy who’s driving the car shouted. She opened the windows and played a song loudly.
Jessica: “You got something I need”
ALL: “Yeah in this world full of people there’s one killing me”
And if we only die once I wanna die with you (heeyy)
You got something I need
In this world full of people there’s one killing me
And if we only die once,
I wanna die with you (you, you, you)
You got something I need
In this world full of people there’s one killing me
Chelsea: And if we only die once,
I wanna die with you (you, you, you)
Brief Background: Chelsea lives with her mom in the province where she met the girls. Her life was awesome back then, until her dad left her mom and she decided to stay with her and just manage their business. Since it’s a 3-hour drive away from Manila, the girls seldom see each other. The last time they saw each other was at Ronnie’s wedding WHICH was a few years ago and Yassy wasn’t there.
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / morning
“So what’s up with you guys?” Chelsea. “4 Baraco Coffee please, one carrot cake.. you girls?”
“I’ll have a slice of your dark chocolate cake. How about you?” Yassy asked while handing over the menu.
“Na-uh! no to sweets! I’ll have Tuna sandwich instead” Answered Jessica “Tiff?”
“I’ll have a slice of your velvet cake” Tiff answered. “Yup that’s it! Thank you” Gave back the menu to the waiter and crossed her legs on the coach. “So what’s up with you?” looking at Chelsea.
“Same same! Nothing’s new.” She answered
“No boyfriend? Dating?” Yassy asked.
“Well right after what happened to me and Kevin, everything changed.” She answered.
“The fuck yeah. What’s up with him?” Tiff.
“I have no idea.”
“Have I gone for a long time?? What happened? And why didn’t you update me girls?” Yassy asked confusingly.
“Well, it was in 2014……..Our Second Anniversary.” Chelsea
FLASHBACK / Bali Indonesia / 2014
“Come here sweet pea!” Kevin lying on a small mattress at the side of an open hut took off his panama hat and called his fiancé Chelsea who was sitting next to him, drawing the view on her sketchpad that time. She moved a little. “Closer! Ugh..” Wrapped his arms around her. Put down the sketchpad and pencils on the table and lied down next to him. Facing Kevin, she hugged him too tight and closed her eyes.
It was a wonderful afternoon then when Chelsea asked.
“Kev? What if you come home with us? What if we start all over again? What if we..”
“Babe?!” He butted in. “I already have my plans.. You do not have to ask me.. I have thought of that before you sent me an email last week that you are planning to come here in Bali. I have already asked permission from my mom and she said we are already at the right age and that she thinks I am already okay. Besides we are already engaged. You do not have to worry about it. I’m coming home with you.” Smiled. Kissed her on her forehead.
Chelsea, overjoyed, didn’t know what else to do but to just whisper “Thank you Babe”. Tears of joy just fell on her face. Hugged him again and just seized the moment.
RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / morning
1 New Message Received!
“Dude did the girls text you?”
Ronnie, checking yesterday’s sales decided to just call Matt.
Matt – dialing.. Ring ring!
“Dude! Did the girls text you?” Matt
“Dude, na-uh. But Yassy was here this morning. She dropped by to give the invitation.”
“Yes, for her birthday. I think she gave yours to Tiff.”
“Did she tell you anything about her whereabouts today?” Matt asked
“Nope. But we were able to talk for 30 minutes. Why? Is there any problem?”
“Well Tiff hasn’t replied to my messages yet. Tried calling her this morning but no answer.”
“Well, Yassy was in hurry this morning. She said she will have to drive for 3 hours.”
“Oh great thanks! I think they’re going home to the province. Thanks Ronnie! Talk to you again later!” Call ended
Over the phone
Phoebe: “But dude! Who do you think the flower sender is?!”
“Don’t worry we will find out! Let’s go to the cafe later!”
FLASHBACK NAIA / Philippines / 2014
Kevin: “It’s good to be back!” Smiled and hugged Chelsea.
Chelsea: Babe, I will have to go back to Manila on Thursday. I need to buy some ingredients and attend my culi class, you know I was out for two weeks so I will have to catch up with my lessons. Would you like to come with me?”
“Hmm, will you be staying at the condo overnight?”
“Most likely. I’ll get tired for sure.”
“Okay. Then, I’ll just stay at the condo.”
FLASHBACK / THURDSAY / Manila / 2014 / 8:00 am
Chelsea left early because she wants to surprise her bf this afternoon with a new pair of shoes. She has to go to school early so she can still have time going to the mall. She left a note at the breakfast table that says “Morning sweet pea! Already prepared breakfast for you. Beep me if you need to go somewhere. I left the car keys at the back of the door. I will just take the cab. I’ll be home early. I love you! Kisses!”
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 1:oo pm
“Oh okay. So everything seems to be okay then, why did you guys break up?” Yassy asked.
Tiff looked at Chelsea. “Something terrible happened.”
RING! RING! “Ah excuse me girls..” unknown number is calling Jessica that she had to excuse herself to answer the call. “Hello?”
“We thought everything was okay then.” Chelsea “Until..”
FLASHBACK.. THURSDAY, Manila. 2014, 1:00 pm
“Uncle Ted, is Kevin there? I left him at the condo and prepared food for him this morning, I kept on calling him but no answer. I wonder if he’s there?” Chelsea called Kevin’s dad.
“Oh dear, he isn’t here today. Maybe he’s just preparing a surprise for you! It’s your birthday tomorrow.” Giggled.
“Haha yeah. Then I will just pretend that I’ll be surprised tomorrow… Thanks, uncle Ted. See you soon!”
RONNIE’S CAFE / Manila / 2016 / 2pm
“Boss!” Phoebe greeted Ronnie “Lex! Go ask him now!”
“Hi boss Ronnie! Are you busy today?” Lexie asked Ronnie
“A little. Am I receiving complaints here?” He joked around
“No, no of course not! You have the best coffee in town! Boss! Who gave the flowers to Cy the other day?” He suddenly asked.
“Flowers?” Ronnie asked.
“Yes, the day, I talked to you and asked you to give her the teddy bear and paid for the cup of coffee that she wants, she also received a bouquet of flowers. But we didn’t give you some.” Lexie explained.
Ronnie – confused. Put down the pen and his eyeglasses on the table. “Flowers?? Well I asked my wife to give the gifts on the table to Cy, because you guys said. And then I left. I had to go to the market to pick up some goods. But there were no flowers. I will have to ask my wife. Hmm. Who could it be?”
“Is Miss Rica here today?” Phoebe asked.
“No, she will be back after three days. You know, she goes to SG once a month for her ugh… For a vacation.”
“Vacay? But only her? And once a month? That’s awesome! Why not take a break too boss?” Lexie
“But I cannot afford to spend too much money for a vacation. I only want my wife to take a rest once a month. Don’t worry I will find out soon. I will let you guys know. Please excuse me, I will just attend to the customers.”
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 2PM
“Hey Jessica, this is..” Unknown number
“I know.. I know Chase. And why do you have to use a different number?” Jess asked.
“Because you won’t answer me. I have been calling you many times. What is wrong? I don’t get it? We were so okay last week and when I checked Yanna the night when we were drinking with my sisters, you suddenly left. Did I do something wrong?” Chase asked.
“Chase? Can we just talk about it next time? It ain’t a big deal anyway.” Jessica answered
She ended the call and went back to their table.
“We thought everything was okay then.” Chelsea “Until..”
FLASHBACK / THURSDAY / Manila / 2014 / 2:30 pm
“Babe, why aren’t you texting me? And I can’t even reach your number. I am getting worried.”
Message sent! Chelsea sent Kevin a message
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 2:30 PM
“I texted him, called him, many times. But still no answer. I just made myself believe that, Yeah Chelsea, maybe he’s preparing something for you on your birthday. 3pm, 4pm,5,7,9,11:30…. and….”
FLASHBACK / FRIDAY / Manila. 2014 / 12 midnight
1 new message received!
Happy birthday Chels. I am so sorry. I loved you and I still love you but I don’t think this will still workout.
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 3:00 PM
“My world just fell apart — in a snap… I can’t even think of anything to think about that time. I wanted to cry but I still can’t believe what happened.” Chelsea
“Oh my God… That is so terrible.” Yassy said.
“So terrible and stupid that I still believed we can still work things out,” Chelsea answered
“Did he even give you any explanation? The reason?” Yassy asked.
“Tiff and I decided to surprise her that time and visited her in her condo since she texted that they are in Manila and that it was her birthday then. Jessica added.
“When we arrived..” Tiff
FLASHBACK / FRIDAY / Manila / 2014 / 1:00 in the morning
Tiff and Jess: “What are these Chelsea?!?!”
“What happened to you?” Jess, trying to clean all the cans of beer scattered on the floor. While Tiff trying to pull Chelsea up. “Come here you!”
Tiff: “Jess could you get a small towel and warm water please.”
“Yes, sure!” Jessica answered. Off to the kitchen. “OUCH! What the..”
“Jess you okay??” Tiff shouted
She stepped on something. Leaning on the bar table, she tried reaching for that thing stuck on her toes.
“Jess?!” Tiff asked. Took a small towel and warm water. She headed right to the room and helped Tiff. Jessica was a bit quiet and confused then.
“You okay? What happened?” Tiff asked.
Jessica just looked at her and stayed quiet.
“What have I done? What else does he want? Isn’t enough?” Drunk Chelsea suddenly butted in crying.
RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 3pm
Matt: “No answer still. I think she’s really mad.”
“What’s up! what’s up!” Jerry entering the cafe. “High five! What’s good Matt?”
“Nothing. Jessica still ain’t talking to me.”
“Ain’t talking to you? Why? What happened?” Jerry wondering
“Dude! How’s your trip to Singapore?” Ronnie asked, while serving the coffee to the other table. “Pete! Kindly give your sir Jerry his drink and kindly attend to the customers please.” Calling his staff, took off his apron and joined the boys at the table.
“Ah yeah. Everything was okay, just the usual.” Looked at Ronnie and pretended that everything was okay.
“Singapore? You went to Singapore? But you were here last week?!” Matt asked.
Matt: “Ah yeah. I just need to pay my sister a visit there once in a while. Wow! She pays for your tix?!”
“Yeah?!” He answered. “So, tell me, what is wrong? By the way, has Yassy visited here yet? Bought her something. She said she will drop by the cafe today.”
“Ah yeah. This morning. She just gave me her birthday invitation.” Ronnie answered in a very boring voice.
“Oh yeah! That is what she was telling me yesterday. She said she will drop by the cafe before heading to the province today. She slept early though. She said she will have to pick up the girls early this morning.” Jerry answered.
“The Girls?! So you mean, they are all going home to the province today?” Ronnie asked.
“CONFIRMED! Well, at least I know where Tiff is.” Matt feeling relieved.
“She didn’t tell you? They’re going to visit Chelsea today. She said they are planning to stay there over the night.” Jerry added.
“SHOOT! I REALLY AM DEAD!” Matt – panic mode: on.
“Why?? Could you tell me what happened?”
“Tiff and I saw Mimi last week and then she kept on asking me about Mimi yesterday and she got mad because I don’t really want to say a word. So I pretended that I got mad because it was so early in the morning and she was nagging me. So I left.” Matt explained.
“Dude? You’re really dead! They’re going to visit Chelsea today and I believe they are up to what happened in the past. Remember?? At Dino’s party?? So get yourself, ready man!”
Phoebe: “Any plans for tonight Cy?”
“I will have to accompany mom at the mall. She needs to buy some stuff. I’ll text you if ever we come home early.”
“Alright. Ugh. You want me to drive for you and Aunt Leslie to the mall? Just let me know.” Whew! Phoebe a little tensed.
“Ugh. No. It’s fine. My brother’s coming over. Family time. You know.” Cy answered.
“Ahuh. I see. Then just text me later if ever you an still hang out. Take care!”
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 4:00 PM
Tiff: “After that, Jess and I cleaned her condo and went to the kitchen.”
“We both decided to take her home to the province the following day. “ Jessica added
“Did she insist?” Yassy asked.
“No, she just..” Tiff
“I was just crying all day. I really do not know what else to do. I never saw it coming. Maybe. There were times, that I’d say, maybe he felt trapped in the relationship and that he didn’t know what to do.” Chelsea explained.
“Trapped in the relationship?? But he offered you marriage?!” Yassy.
FLASHBACK / SATURDAY /Aunt Les’ House / Province / 2014 / 8:00 in the morning
“Thank you, girls. Have lunch here.” Chelsea’s mom waited for the girls in front of the gate the following day. She accompanied her daughter inside her room and kissed her on the forehead. “Sleep honey.Take a rest.” Closed the door and went down.
Aunt Les, preparing juice and snacks for the girls, “I saw it coming.”
“Aunt Les?” Tiff asked. Both of them were confused.
“Chelsea really wanted to see her boyfriend so we surprised him and visited him in Bali. Everything wasn’t planned. We just decided to go there and accompany her. When we arrived I already had a feeling that things won’t be okay in the next few days but I saw my daughter happy. So I never doubted her plans. She said she will ask Kevin to come home with us. Lucky enough, he agreed. Both of you are aware of what happened in his past. Kevin got addicted to drugs 2 years ago and our family helped him. He had to go to Bali to see his family and we helped him. He got caught in an accident last year and we helped him. He got caught because of drugs and we got him off of the jail. My daughter has done so much for him.”
Offered juice and snacks to the girls.
“But Aunt Les, they were already engaged when you guys went there right?” Tiff asked.
“It was Kevin’s moms plan. She talked to Kevin and said, she wanted Chelsea to be his wife since they have been together for a long time. Maybe because they all know what she has done for him. They stayed at a beach in Bali for two days when we were there. I stayed in their house and took a rest. We stayed at Kevin’s house when we were in Indonesia. Kevin gave me the permission to use his laptop so I won’t get bored while they were away.”
Stopped for a little while. Looked down. “It wasn’t intentional. He forgot to log out on his social networking site and a message from a girl named Cheeky popped up. It says baby what time will you be visiting me? I miss you so much. I didn’t open the message. What I did was, I just looked at the account of the girl and was shocked seeing photos of Kevin and the girl posted on her site. Kissing, hiding under the blanket, eating out together and all. As a mother, it was so painful seeing how he became like that to my daughter when she was the one who was there for him when he was facing drawbacks of his life.”
“Aunt Les, what did you do after that? Did you even try telling Chelsea?” Jessica asked.
“I was about too, but when they came back home from Bali, she was so excited to tell me that Kevin has already decided to come home with us. I thought everything will end there. I thought he’ll change. I even gave them the chance to start anew. I gave them money to put up their own business when we got back to the Philippines. A restaurant actually. Chelsea went back to her Culinary school and we talked to Kevin if he wants to study again and he thought of it. Chelsea asked me to help them before we tried our luck in Indonesia a few weeks before our flight.”
“Ugh. He really is not the right guy for Chelsea.” Jessica said sadly.
“Just please be very patient with Chelsea. She has a lot of friends but she doesn’t really trust everybody. I know, she’ll be fine soon. She is a tough woman.” Aunt Les said.
“Ugh. Aunt Les, we saw this while cleaning her condo yesterday.” Jessica handed over the ring to Chelsea’s mom. The Engagement ring.
Chelsea’s mom just held the ring close to her heart. And tears fell on her face. The two girls hugged her.
She can really feel the pain that her daughter is feeling that moment.
RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 4:00pm
Matt: “Dude! What do I do? Help me!”
“Calm down, it won’t give you any solution. Let’s just wait for them tomorrow. That is the least that you can do. And stop calling her. Just text her your whereabouts. She might get annoyed.” Ronnie suggested.
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 5:00 PM
“Okay so you mean to say, Aunt Les knew about it but didn’t tell you?” Yassy asked.
“Nope. She didn’t because she thought everything will change. That’s what she told the girls.” Chelsea answered.
Yassy: “And then?”
“It was really painful that I still can’t believe it happened. So I took a vacation for two months. I flew to Aussie, thinking I could atleast find myself and put the pieces back together.”
“I kept on crying on the plane, and that was the only time I thought to myself that I will be okay and it is finally sinking in. Everything that happened has a reason and it will find it’s way back to you if it is really meant for you.”
“I enjoyed every single day in Australia. I met some new friends. I even got the chance to get hired and earn money.”
“I really enjoyed Australia, and even forgot why I was there. Until one day..”
FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 / 9:00 am
“Hey mom! Today I will be going to Bondi Beach and will stay there for 2 days. Then I will go back to the apartment where I am staying to fix my things before I get back to the Philippines. Can’t wait to see you Mom! Xoxo.”
Viber message sent!
Chelsea headed to the bathroom and took a bath. Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting!
“Whowhowhowhow! Who could it be? Too many messages huh?!” Chelsea wondering.
Right after she took a bath, wore a robe and checked her phone.
“Hi! I am Cheeky. I know, I have no right to talk to you or force you to listen to me, but this is the only way to end everything. It has to end from where it all started. Please give me the chance to talk to you. I will wait for you response. This is my viber number. +********8251
Looking in the mirror. She can’t believe that a girl is actually sending her a message. She never thought she would still hear things about Kevin. She has no idea that there was a girl involved since she was too stupid to believe that Kevin’s reason was he just got trapped and he wanted a new life. But to never get involved in a third party relationship.
It took time before she finally decided to respond back to the girl’s message.
RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 7pm
Chase: “Boys night out?”
“Yeah, sure!Will just give instructions to my staff.”
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 7:00 PM
“On my way to Bondi Beach, I was thinking why she suddenly showed up and what was the message for… “
“So did you send her back a message?” Yassy asked.
“Yeah! She did.” Tiff answered
FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 / 10:00 am
“This is life!” Chelsea said. She went to her hotel room and took a rest for a while. Lying in the bed, she thought of the message. And she thought of responding to the message.
“Hi, I do not want to be rude, but I am not interested anymore. Please stop sending me a message.”
AND SHE DELETED IT.
She was so confused if she wants to know everything so that she would at least understand why it happened, or she would just continue moving on. Besides she has already moved on. A little.
Took her phone again, took a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale.
+********8251 NUMBER RINGING..
“Ehem… Hmm. Hi..” Chelsea said.
“Hi Chelsea, I am Cheeky. Before anything else, I would like to say sorry for what happened to you and Kevin. It wasn’t really intentional but I already got caught in the middle. I fell inlove too. I know that you guys were together when he started flirting me, but I fell in love. I am now calling you because I would like to tell you everything that happened because my conscience is really killing me like hell.” Cheeky started the convo.
“Okay. I am actually on a vacation right now and I am only doing this to help you clean your conscience. But after this, I am hoping that you won’t bother me anymore. “ Chelsea said.
“Yes, I promise.” Inhale, exhale. “It started before his flight to Bali. We met in Manila two weeks before the flight. Remember when you attended an event? He asked you if he can use your car, and that he will just go to his friends. He asked you to take the cab instead. He went to see me that night. Something happened. And that was the first time. He went home to you that night, but the following day, he visited me again. And it happened for two weeks. He made sure he’d see me in the last two weeks while he was still in the Philippines and while you were so busy. The night when you were fixing his things in his house, you were talking with his parents and he was inside his room. He called me, videocall, and he was taking drugs that time. He showed me how he does it. The night of his flight, he told you he will just go to the mall because he forgot something. You were so lenient that you didn’t even thought that he’s doing something awful. He visited me that time. And when you picked him up at the mall, we just parted ways. He calls you everyday, and after calling you, he’d call me. I knew then, that he loves you, because he never said he doesn’t. And he kept on reminding me everyday. Until I tried my luck and visited him in Bali. But his parents didn’t know. I stayed at a hotel for a week and he stayed there too. That was the time, when he told you that he resigned from his previous job and that he applied to a different company where the work is really exhausting, and that he gets tired everyday.”
“Would that be all?” Chelsea asked.
“I am telling you this, because I believe that karma just hit me. That is what he has done to me as well. He suddenly left for no reason. I am very sorry Chelsea. I know I have done you wrong and this is the only way to make you believe I am really sorry about what happened. I wish you well. Thank you for your time. Just send me a message, if you still want to know more about it.” CALL ENDED
Tears fell down.
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 8:00 PM
“Pathetic!” Yassy said. “Have you ever thought that this could happen to you?”
“Well, the whole family and us, actually thought they’re gonna end up being together and will get married in the future,” Jessica answered.
“That’s what I thought as well,” Chelsea added
“So what happened that??” Yassy asked.
FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 / 12:00 pm
Chelsea took a rest for a little while after having the convo with Cheeky. And decided to just enjoy the beach.
After a few days, she went back to the Philippines and started a new life. It was a tough one for her. But she nailed it.
CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 8:30 PM
“Tell me, what are you guys here for? To know my story? Or to visit me? I doubt if you really miss me. Come on! Tell me” Chelsea trying to be humorous, trying to change the mood of everyone. “Don’t worry, I’m okay now.” Smiled.
“Ah yeah. Actually, we missed you of course!” Giggled. “And we would like to know, the story behind Dino’s birthday. We know that you do not want to get involved since you were the only person who witnessed everything, but we really need your help.” Jessica explained.
“Chels, please?” Tiff begging
FLASHBACK / Dino’s bday / 6:00pm
“Chels!!!! So!! Who you with?” Jay greeting Chelsea while dancing on the dance floor offering her a drink.
“I’m with the girls! They are just outside! Waiting for their boyfriends.” Chelsea answered.
“You mean, Tiff and Jessica??” Jay shouting because the music was too loud
“Yes!” She answered.
“Waiting for their boyfriends???? But Matt is already here! Since 4pm!” Jay said.
“Really? Where is he? Tiff has been waiting for him outside!” She asked.
“I just saw him a few minutes ago, he to that room.” Pointing to the door next to the toilet.
“Okay. I will be the one to call him because we might lose out a sight of him again later. Thanks, Jay! See you around!”
“Hey! How are you!” Greeting people on her way. “Hey, sexy! It’s been a year!” “Cheers!”
“Matt? Matt are you there?” Trying to call Matt while knocking on the door. Nobody answers. “Oh, it’s not locked.” Decided to enter the room… And..
“Oh my God!!!!!!”
Why was Chelsea surprised?? Will Jessica tell Chase what happened the night when they had a drink? What happened to the BNO – Boys Night Out? What did Matt do at Dino’s birthday? And still….. who is the Flower Sender?
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