Painting Black: Isla Grande, Bulok!

Isla Grande, Bulok!

When we're disappointed, we can't help but choose to see the ugly things that get into our nerves. We tend to magnify every little flaw and blow the minutest issue out of proportion until we exasperate ourselves. There is no reason to whine, really, because all there is to do is get out of that situation and free yourself of worries. But what if, that option was suddenly taken out of the equation, and all that's left is the hovering reality that you can't do anything about it anymore?

Freaking out is a valid option. And that's just what we did the whole two days on that freaking island. We also tried hard to enjoy the very little activities we can do, given that miserable situation. Pinoy eh! But one thing's for sure, that was the last of Isla Grande for us. Bulok!

Before the deception...

The alcatraz

Almost paradise...kuno!
This is beating David Letterman's Top Ten.
Top Ten Nightmares that will haunt us until the next summer:

10. Visitors cant bring food and water into the resort. Apparently, a 320ml of bottled water in the resort's menu costs P27.00. Back on earth, it's only P10.00

9. The 500m brisk walk from our chalet to every important point in the resort. It's like the eco-challenge of the century!

8. Swimming inside a perimeter fence made of floating Shell and Caltex oil gallons.

7. Provisions for snorkeling when there obviously isn't a coral bed anywhere within a radius of 1 mile. The only colorful things in the water are candy and chip wrappers.

6. Each chalet has a shower room with huge glass windows facing the bedroom in case visitors get a bit kinky.

5. Jumping off busted walls before getting to the beach where the sand is scarce (let's not forget that this used to be a rest and recreation place for American military officers during World War 2).

4. Holding off hunger for almost 10 hours because the evil, deaf, bus driver hates stopovers!

3. The fresh orange juice for P66.00 (+10% VAT) is actually a freshly opened bottle of Tampico juice, that costs a freakin P7.75 in SM!!!

2. Five slices of loaf bread + 2 medium-sized pandesal to be shared by 2 people. And we ought to have a freaking continental breakfast! (In fairness, We were able to talk to the head waiter that an assortment of bread does not amount to a continental breakfast. And so we were given a real continental breakfast composed of 2 poached eggs, 2 sausages, a small serving of greens, and a small plate of fresh fruits).

Smile! Ilang minuto nalang balik Earth na tayo!
1. Frangy: Miss, wala bang complimentary drinks, or bottled water?
Receptionist: Sir, wala po eh, potable naman ang water sa faucet.
Us: What the freaking F$@#k!!!!!

Me: San po ang swimming pool dito?
Waiter: Yung malaking area sa labas. Kaya lang wala pa pong tubig.
Eden: Kelan po mapupuno yung pool?
Waiter: Mga one week po.
Me to group: Sinong gustong mag-Pansol?
Group: Ako! Ako! Ako!!!!!

Uwian na, wooooo!!!!


Blogger lala said...

haha natawa ko dun! nasasabihan naman pala ang head waiter e :)

pero lintek na resort yan a. ipasara na yan :)

3:40 PM GMT+8  
Blogger shaui said...

ay naku, karek!!! bad idea tlga ang pagpunta dun ever. para kameng hinostage, hehehe.

6:50 PM GMT+8  
Blogger tabel said...

grabe! swimming pool na walang tubig?! WTF talga! muntik na namin piliin yang grande island na yan ha. kasi ang ganda ng website nila. yun pala.. hanggang website lang ang kagandahan nila.

11:41 AM GMT+8  
Blogger shaui said...

it's good that you didn't dare go there. deceiving ang website!!! we felt betrayed! kainis. as in chaka ever, tabelski!

8:22 PM GMT+8  

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