"Backpacking" is Fun
Monday, April 28, 2008 5:43:19 PM
Too bad, some unanticipated problems always happen when things were assumed to go on smoothly. Yes, this time was no exception. My mom told me that she would like to borrow my computer while we're away, log on the internet and check out the Chinese Stock Market through certain softwares. I had prepared everything, but after I got the internet card this morning (after much anticipation), I wasn't able to successfully access the internet. Why? because for some unfathomable reason, my wireless internet adapter (built-in) went crazy or well, it wasn't able to detect the IP address. The problem wasn't solved even after I'd called up the IT service. The technician told me that my wireless adapter is most probably damaged...and I'm like "What? how can that be?I was only using it recently." Anyway, thinking like that wouldn't solve the problem. Then my gadget expert friend suddenly said "AH! I know of another way to solve that..." then I got this idea and asked him "Were you talking about reinstalling the driver?" and he said, "Yes! haha" So there, thank God this solution worked like a charm. Although it did take some time for me to get it done. Oh well, considered it done
We were two hours behind our scheduled time of departure to our bicycle journey towards the more deserted, but also points of interests, of the island. I haven't cycled for quite some time, especially when mountain bikes usually require extra cycling skills, it took me some time to get used to it -- changing gears, sitting so high, crouching down, etc. The journey was full of excitement as we traveled through lines and lines of stores, curious people, and of course, vehicles. A few meters and we would have to check out the map again Luckily, one of my friend has a built-in radar plus compass in her brain, so it wasn't all that hard. Or well, not that easy, after a few time of getting lost and several asking of the townspeople, we finally arrived at our destination! Never in my life have I encountered slopes so steep that it almost feels as if I was climbing a wall, just to realize that most of them led to either dead ends or waist high water masses so we had to go back and find another way. For the first time in all my traveling experiences, this was the first time I feel like a backpacker Although its very tiresome to cycle under the midday sun with a temperature of at least 38C, not to mention our having to constantly fight for our cycling places on the roads and diving the bike down pools of mud (without even as much the slightest hesitation), jumping on rocks, and looking out for passerbys, we had a lot of fun None of us denied that, even when we're complaining all the way about the heat, the redenned skin, and the hurting muscles. Picturetaking all the way was also one of the happiest moments during this three-hour long journey. It feels so good to have finally arrived at the destination point, after much struggle and hardship. Yes, the place called Bulabog Beach is a windy seashore where kiteboarders and surfers would love most and of course, the scenery was stunning powdery white sand and blue green to bright blue sea water...
My friends happily walked into the water and started splashing and playing with it. Much memory space and battery life was also consumed for the sake of taking their (our) vanity photos, of course After a while, we cycled back into the city center and into D'Mall, where we shopped for souvenirs and had lunch. Gosh! The souvenirs were really expensive. In less than an hour or so, we were able to successfully deflate our wallets into the same level when it used to be empty all for our dear friends and relatives And I'm still tempted to buy more! I had been eyeing my credit card for a while now, but no, I won't use it Anyway, at around 18:00 in the evening, we were all tired and bored, so my friends decided that they would go swimming. Damn! I can't swim! (yes, I know how ironic that is, but the truth always hurts, I can't swim ) So what do I do while they're away? Internet! Yes, that was when I wrote about the post about our travel yesterday. After almost two long grueling hours, they finally came back, all wet and tired.An hour after they've finished showering and changing, we headed down the "streets" and started hunting for a place to dine
We ended up in the hotel restaurant,ordering Korean food Its quite fun, since we had to cook our own food I was so full that I'm worried that I might be gaining weight again Oh well, how many times do I get to this in my life? Few! So fat, slim, chubby, skinny, I don't care as long as the food is great! Oh I'm so sleepy now, Steph and Joyce are already asleep, while I sat here and type away my every sap of energy and force my half-dead brain to focus and give you more information about this long-awaited trip of ours. I hope you understand that I'm not trying to write a novel here (I'm sure the space here wouldn't be enough either if I really tried), rather just trying to make things clearer Tonight, we're supposed to be going out to experience the lively nightlife here, but we were met by a rainstorm while having dinner, so drinking for tonight is temporarily cancelled. So sleepy now... well, I guess that's pretty much what is for today I hope you enjoy and thanks for reading I'll keep you posted and the pictures will come soon.See yah!