Fortune island is located in Nasugbu, Batangas. It boast its beautiful white sand and Greek inspired view. This is a famous destination as its a raw island perfect for camping, with a great view and diving spot that is also as breathtaking.

It was really unplanned as we are just celebrating our Lola's birthday in Batangas. The night before we thought of trying to go to Fortune Island. We also have a back up plan that we will just go boating if this doesn't work out. I don't actually like the idea of going there because the last time I went there around February 2017, the waves was EXTREME (well, for me). Going home, we needed to swim to get to the boat, they just tied a string from the island to the boat to guide us. AND BECAUSE OF THAT I NEVER WANTED TO GO BACK! But lo and behold, I came back. I was somewhat feeling better as I was with my family. We asked the bangkero if we will experience the same thing but he said as we were just staying there until around noon, they can still bring their boats to the shore. 

We started our journey around 8:40AM and we got there around 9:30AM, the waves are not that big I still got to film while on the boat and we were still chatting and laughing. When we got the it was REALLY HOT, maybe we are wrong but I think the temperature there is different from Nasugbu proper. I noticed that the shore is sure white and fine but its a mixture of pebbles and fine sand, so I will suggest to us aqua shoes. We went directly to the famous Grecian pillars, it was beautiful from there because you can see the beauty of the whole island. The beauty upfront and the dangerously tempting cliffs behind it. The island is also famous for cliff jumping so one activity you can do there. We took a lot of picture of course!





After taking a minimum of 1.5k picture, we headed to the beach to have a swim. The beach was really nice and clear. The only issue for us is that the waves are quite strong. We have 2 kids who loves swimming so it was scary for us adults but the kids had fun going against the waves. The sand on the beach is a bit rocky for me, so I didn't really enjoyed swimming. 

As we didn't really swim that long and my hair is still dry, I think the island decided that I still needed to get wet. On our way back, the waves was really big and the boat we were in was like flying! Once we hit the water, the splash is really big! It was a scary thing but quite enjoyable. We were holding our breaths and hoping we get to the shore as soon as possible. We started our journey going back around 11:50AM and we got there around 1:45PM. Atleast we live! 

Things to know:

  • NO REQUIREMENTS NEEDED!
  • No stores to buy food or water on the island but the resort you will come from have them.
  • They have cottages but when we went there it was all full.
  • You can set up towels or anything anywhere on the island.
  • They have IMPROVISED comfort rooms and shower rooms in the island but don't expect anything fancy.
Generally, the island is RAW, so no luxury relaxation can be achieved.

Going there, we took the CALAX route. For expenses:

Boat - 4000php
Entrance fee - 350php/person


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 Its a SPONTANEOUS ROADTRIP! 

Last week, we decided we want to try out the newly built stage 3 skyway, but we don't want to waste the road trip so we looked for places we can go to. I stumbled upon the Inflatable Island PH because there are no needed medical certificate or testing, just ensure no family member is showing signs of sickness. We bought our ticket online, we opted for the Splash (2 hours) as we have an 8 year old and a 12 year old with autism, we weren't sure if they will actually enjoy the obstacles. 


We started the road trip at exactly 6AM and we got there around 9AM, though we stopped for a drive thru breakfast at Jollibee. When we got to the place, there were a lot of people already. The lounge was already full and we have a 60 year old who urgently needed a place to seat, so we settled on the Sunflower Lounge but then we were told it wasn't free. It was 500php per bed but the Sunflower lounge was swarming with people who are just taking photos so the relaxation couldn't be achieved. As we paid for the place(while a lot of people was just taking pictures and lounging on the bed for free), tita talked to a manager for the people to be cleared.


Our Splash time is 12NN to 2PM, we chose this because we were quite sure there would be no people on the island around this time. AND WE WERE RIGHT!

Around 11:30, they rounded us up for the safety guidelines, but we were able to get our vest at 11:55. We really enjoyed the island, it was really tiring but FUN! We are big cowards so there is a kuya who is stationed to help those who can't get pass an obstacle, and for our duration he was almost always following us! 


Full details below:

Travel Time: 3 hours
Expenses:
Ticket: 499php each
Food: 180 - 240 php
Alcoholic Drink: 80 - 350php (Beer @ 80php & Cocktails @ 120php)
Lounge: 500php per Bed on the Sunflower Lounge (Free fries and drinks) while free on the beanies




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 hi~ for this post, I will take you with me to my Grab for Good x Nas Academy Journey!

Last December, I saw this post on my facebook feed. Grab for Good and Nas Academy is looking for 100 content creators to join their program. So I thought, why not try!? I signed up and didn't actually thought about it after that!

Until January 5, I received and email saying I was shortlisted! I was chosen out of the 2.5k applicants to be part of the 200. Now, for them to narrow the 200 to 100, we will be interviewed. I was really nervous and I was thinking of not going to the interview. Hey! I got as far as 200 I think that alone is great.

On the night before the interview (January 7), I really couldn't sleep and my anxiety was through the roof! As the interview was morning and I was working a mid shift (1PM - 10PM), I wasn't able to attend the interview. I was so disappointed that slept through it! Thankfully, they emailed me again saying they can accommodate me on the next batch of interviews! On the morning of January 9, I was interviewed, it was a short interview I think because they need to accommodate 200 applicants. They told me that they will inform me if it was a YES or NO next monday(January 11) I was so anxious the whole weekend. Then Monday came, no news from them. I was sure I didn't get the scholarship but I was thinking a simple email of NO would have been great! So, Monday past and Tuesday came, I was still checking my email for my NO! At around 3PM, I got an email from Nas Academy...

I GOT IN! I WAS ONE OF THE 100 TOP CREATORS! 

The email also state that we will have an orientation on January 16. I was thinking it was to meet our instructor and to discuss our curriculum, but to my surprise NAS WAS THERE! and it was not a scary or a nerve wrecking kind of orientation! We started off dancing and everyone was so friendly, Nas himself, CMO of Grab, Cheryl and all the participants.


There were 28 participants from Singapore and Malaysia while 44 was chosen from the Philippines.

 I will be updating this with every session we have!