Don’t give up on my just yet – it’s been super-quiet around these parts, but at this time tomorrow Tracy will be on her flight back to NYC so all the shopping, eating out, non-working out and non-blogging will cease so normal life can resume. (I don’t even want to weigh myself: super bloated, clothes are tight, it’s not looking good…)
More pictures and updates from our trip to Kota Kinabalu and from my trip with Tracy to Coron. Meanwhile, I’ve posted a ton to instagram lately, and this is what you missed…
Drinking red ginseng tea on my way to pick up Tracy at the airport… (I was running a 101 fever then – not fun.)
First glimpse at our hotel in Kota Kinabalu (highly recommend the Magellan Sutera – it was wonderful!).
Enjoying the pool, while facing the (tiny) beach.
Karl can’t help but pick up (other people’s) trash from the beach.
Sunday, when my fever was finally gone (without needing to take a fever reducer to function – all gone for real!), we woke up to this (and it was like that ALL DAMN DAY – and it wasn’t just rain, that walkaway flooded soon after):
Yes, the postcard was cute…
Another shot of our lovely hotel!
If you ever wondered: yep, Starbucks is the same in any country you go to…
Philippines Independence day! HUGE flag in Ayala Park!
Tracy getting her first foot massage in Asia!
We made it to Coron! Now it’s dinnertime!
My dinner: kinilaw (Filipino ceviche – it’s amazing!) and garlic squid. With rice, of course, this is the Philippines after all.
Tracy’s first halo-halo experience. Now we keep shouting “halo-halo!” “HALO!” like idiots. Inside joke, Karl did not get it…
Surprise, surprise! The view from our hotel (Asia Grand View) was awesome! Highly recommend it, by the way, super nice people, quiet, a 5 minute, 15 pesos, tricycle ride to town and you get to look at this during breakfast…
Waiting for boarding at the Coron Airport. And yes, this is the whole thing.
Back in Manila! Tracy shops at the Mall of Asia!
And buys a ridiculous amount of SPAM at the hypermarket…
Remember our friends who adopted the kitten I found? Soooo… They pulled a Carla, and on Saturday I went to help them feed this tiny little kitten. Here’s hoping he makes it. Like the one I found, this also had no mom to be found, but was in the middle of the street. He doesn’t even have his eyes open yet, and the umbilical cord is still attached…
If you have dinner with Tracy, this is what happens:
Lily getting some loving from Karl…
All dressed up, nowhere to go!
Tracy went shopping in Divisoria, and all she got was this huge coffee bun. Seriously, no purses? This time, I bought not bags for myself, and was super-proud. Baby steps.
Karl showing off his Bangkok purchase from January. May the froth be with you.
Greenhills! Tracy now regrets not buying the necklace she’s holding in the picture.
Pearls at Greenhills… Yes, I bought more. Because you can’t have too many necklaces, right?
Lots of construction noise going on upstairs. Lily was very scared (but super cuddly, so it’s a win for me!).