Paradise: Escapade to El Nido and Rock Formations of Underground River

*Overdue Post.*

When was the last time you said “This is life!?”
When was the last time you’ve been to paradise?
How about the time when you just closed your eyes, and when you open it all you can see is the most breathtaking view given by nature?
Maybe some of you just went to paradise yesterday, last weekend, last week, last month, last year, or maybe where you are right now is paradise. You must be thankful because when you’re living in paradise there’s no dull moment for you. Every day is such a wondrous epitome of heaven.

The first Saturday of March was very special to Seasielle. Why? Because she won’t just bond with one of her best friends who just came from Dubai, but she was also going to Palawan with her. All set as they board Air Asia’s flight going to Puerto Princesa. Before the plane took-off, Seasielle was in awed by the scenery she saw: Definitely a one-of-a-kind nature’s gift from God.

Once the plane landed, Seasielle, her mother, and her best friend had a photo taken in front of the sign “Puerto Princesa Airport.” Finally, it was now time to ride a van going to El Nido (a five-hour drive). It was a comfortable one since they were just ten passengers. Seasielle’s group had a stop-over at Elfredo’s Restaurant to eat lunch. After eating, it was time to get back on the road. The sceneries hindered back Seasielle to have some sleep since she couldn’t stopped staring with those views. Truly, Philippines is so blessed with multitudes of Natural Resources.

Around 2:00 in the afternoon, Seasielle’s group finally reached El Nido. They were situated in Hotel Deo which was located just 5-10mins walk from the van terminal. After settling down, they immediately went to try El Nido’s Zipline (a must try one), and watched the sun sets while hanging around in Las Cabanas (the sand is pure heaven). Finally, dinner time. They dined in Art Cafe which is a must-try local restaurant in El Nido.

Day 2: Island Hopping Time
This was arranged by RJM Travel and Tours so Seasielle’s group didn’t have a hard time coordinating with everything. Included in the package arranged was Island Hopping Tour A (Big, and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, Shimizu Island, and 7 Commando Beach). Verdict: Truly, it was Paradise. Around 4:00pm, it was now time for her group to travel back to Puerto Princesa. Traveling at night was a bit scary since zigzag road is your enemy. They arrived at around 10:00 in the evening and was checked-in at Corazon’s Inn.

Day 3: Underground River, and Farewell Palawan
After a heavy breakfast prepared by the staff of Corazon’s Inn, their group was picked-up by a van and headed straight to the port going to Underground River. But before that, they first went to Mangrove Paddle Boat Tour (not so worthy for the price, but it was some kind of a good helped for those people living in that area). After a long queue, the time has come to witness Underground River. Verdict: Wonderfully handcrafted by God’s hand, it was a perfect place for those people who are fans of Rock Formations.

Truly, Escapade to Palawan already left a marked to Seasielle’s heart.

P.S. Earthling Creatures, don’t forget to include Palawan in your itinerary. 🙂

Expenses in Palawan (El Nido&Puerto):
Note: These were the ones not included in the package

Day 1:
210 – lunch
1000 – zip line
150 – tricycle
300 – mango shake
750 – dinner at Art Cafe (since Seasielle’s group equally divided the bill into 4)
400 – souvenir photos in Zipline (for Seasielle and her mother)
Day 2:
12 – ice drop
50 – tricycle going to the main town
400 – environmental fee for Island Hopping Tour A
100 – shoes (you need to rent if ever you’re wearing a rubber shoes, or slippery sandals)
500 – kayaking
100 – tip for the boatman
40 – shower (since Seasielle’s group already checked-out in the hotel, they have to pay for the use of shower. 20 per person)
180 – dinner for two @Elfreda’s
Day 3:
975 – mangrove, environmental fee (Underground River)
975 – souvenir
120 – Dinner at McDonald’s

Total: 6282

Note: for photo reference, kindly visit Seasielle’s post: https://moonlightsparks.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/paradise-escapade-to-el-nido-and-rock-formations-of-underground-river/

#wonderfullife to all of you earthling creatures 🙂

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Wonderful Memories: Disney On Ice

We all have dreams of going to the happiest place on earth aka Disneyland; some dreams do come true, while others have to wait. Any other way, we make a way to fulfill our dreams. Apparently for Seasielle (founder of Wonderful Life), that dream doesn’t need to take place on any Disneyland park since it can happen right where she is. Yes, she just watched Disney On Ice last December 30, 2016 at SM Mall of Asia, together with her family.

According to her, it was really unplanned since she had other activities on her mind when she purchased their tickets; but then unplanned activities are really the best ones as the saying goes by.

Their family was scheduled to watch Disney on Ice (DOI) at seven o’clock in the evening (7pm). Of course, since it was a holiday season in the Philippines, they checked-in in a nearby hotel to feel the holiday spirit as well. Fortunately, they did it because they didn’t need to hurry up in getting ready for the said event.

Fast forward, they arrived at the said venue around 6:50 in the evening. Well, the venue was already jam-packed with people from all walks of life. Furthermore, almost half of the audience were children.

The show started at exactly 7:00pm in the evening. Storytelling is definitely hard for this one so videos will be uploaded for the sole purpose of understanding what really happened, and what went by.

Opening

Lion King

🎵Let it Go…🎵

Disclaimer: Videos were captured by Seasielle herself since it was allowed inside the venue; that’s why there were some instances were voices from her or from the audience can be heard.
All in all, it was a wonderful night.

Wonderful Day to all of us earthling creatures. 🙂

The Art of Giving

12th day of December 2015, marked Seasielle’s (founder of Wonderful Life) first ever storytelling event with a theme: Exploring the world through reading.

It came out because of her will to give back to others for such a prosperous year, and what a perfect way to share it but with her most favorite thing to do: reading.

Of course, organizing an event while working for more than eight (8) hours a day was not that easy. Obstacles along the way was her greatest enemy. Can you believe that just two days before the event, one of the storytellers backed-out due to personal reasons; twenty four (24) hours before the event, another one had an emergency. What a total chaos! Good thing, miracle happens all the time! Seasielle’s mother volunteered to be the storyteller. Huge thanks for her!

The event started at 3:15 pm in the afternoon, and ended at exactly 5:00 pm. Five books were read – three Tagalog and two English.

The kids were very attentive and well-behaved though there were some who were naughty.

It was really a fun Saturday filled with learnings, games, activities, prizes, food, and of course, loot bags.

The kids did not only leave with prizes, but they also left with a story to share with others.

We all say that we want a change from this planet, well, be the change that you want. Let it start from us so that slowly, we can achieve what we dream of. Don’t just sit there while complaining and being greedy, do something for yourself.

God Bless! #ForeverGrateful

P.S. This year, Seasielle is planning another storytelling event maybe November, or December. For those who want to lend a helping hand, just leave a message here; also, suggestion for places are still welcome (specifically in Makati, Marikina, Pasig, or Quezon City).

Thank you!

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Loot bags from the said event.

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Eating their snacks.

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Theme: Exploring the World Through Reading 🙂 (sorry for the low quality)

Creating A Wonderful Life

Wonderful Day!

I’m the founder/creator of Wonderful Life which aims to share the wonders of being alive, whether through pictures, or inspiring stories. Maybe you’re all wondering why did I start this project. Well, the answer is so simple: I started this blog not to gain followers nor to become famous, but to raise awareness against suicide and bullying.

I feel gloominess hovers above my head every time I hear news about people committing suicide, or those people being bullied. What’s the sole purpose why others do it? Life is so precious; meaning we don’t have any right to take it, nor to destroy it. Don’t we know that every time we bully a person we destroy his self being; his self esteem breaks until it reaches the zero point or meltdown moment which usually results to take his own life. So please, let us stop bullying; any form of it. Let us save a life.

On the other hand, I want to share my story to give hope to those who are lost, and are planning to end their own life. Cheer up, there’s always a sunshine to give smile on your face.

The Not-So-Dramatic-Story of My Unbecoming 😉

When I came out of this world, I’m as small as a feeding bottle for babies because I have a congenital heart disease. My mom is the only one who dare to hold my hands, and to carry me; my dad never did it because he was too afraid he might hurt me.

As day passed by, doctors told my parents that I won’t be able to walk, stand, eat, talk, play, and worst, I might not be able to reach the age of seven, but it can be prevented if I would undergo an open heart surgery; to eradicate all the dramas, I’m already at my twenty’s reaching for my dreams.
Good thing, my parents said no. Why? Because according to the doctors, operations were all successful, but the recovery stage was the worst. Not everyone gets a chance to live a new life that’s why I’m so thankful for my parents’ decision.

Growing up, things weren’t easy for all of us. Mama spent most of her time taking good care of me, while Papa always carry me whenever we have a quality family bonding. I thought Papa will always carry me throughout my entire life; fortunately, he won’t do it forever.

Going to school really frightens me because I have a speech defect (until now); as expected, people bullies me, and calls me random names, especially when I was in fifth grade because my right back started to hunch. The reason: Most people who have congenital heart disease tend to have scoliosis as well. When I heard that news, my whole world starts to fall not only for myself, but for my parents; because ever since that day, people starts calling me “Hunchback of (insert name of place)” which really boost down my self esteem to zero. Those were the dark days of my life, and I can’t do anything. I allowed those people to consume my whole being. Thankfully, God intervened in my life and gave me friends. (Okay, next chapter now because I don’t want to cry) 🙂

I finished my secondary, intermediate, and collegiate education with a bang!

Until now, I still can’t believe that I’ve done such wonderful things; and I’m still continuing to leave a mark in this world by inspiring people to go on, chase their dreams. It is never too late to do marvelous memories especially to all of you who, no matter whether you have imperfections, or perfectly normal. Remember as long as you see Mr. Sunshine every morning, there’s hope waiting for you across the street. 🙂

Shout out to those people who are saying that the only way to runaway of all their problems is through suicide, trust me, it is not. I know your fair share of stresses because I’ve experienced worst than most of you did; so please, take time to scroll, and rest for a while. Find peace within your hearts, and always armor and shield yourself with a Prayer.

I swam away to the pool made of mud because I never let the light of God to leave me; so those who are in doubt or trouble, pray unceasingly.

Hopefully, I did inspire all of you. Don’t worry, this is just a start of something new. 🙂

God Bless everyone.

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Exploring the world: Hello, Korea :))

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Happiness Overload! 🙂

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