Seven weeks away is a fair chunk of time and already the things we did in week one seem like a long time ago. So what are our favourite memories of our holiday in the Philippines and Hong Kong? Here’s what we said:
Best thing we did
Sophia: Zoobic Safari, especially having my photograph taken with a tiger.
Nat: The viewpoint over Cebu city.
Dan: Jetskiing at Subic
Mary Ann: The family reunion, of course.
Me: Snorkelling on the reef at Nalasuan.
Best place we visited
Sophia and Dan: Kowloon – for the shopping, and generally for the atmosphere.
Nat: Cebu city.
Mary Ann: Nalasuan Island.
Me: A difficult choice – we visited so many interesting places. Probably Bohol.
Most fun experience
Sophia and Dan: Zoobic Safari
Nat: Going to the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Manila with my cousins.
Mary Ann: Going to the markets.
Me: For me, the funniest thing was the ludicrous dance that the Dela Pena family men ‘contributed’ to the family reunion. I haven’t laughed so much in a long time.
Nat, Mary Ann and me: Grand Luis Lodge in Bohol.
Sophia: Bohol Bee Farm.
Dan: Nalasuan Island
Best fast food
Nat: McDonald’s – it’s the best chicken.
Mary Ann: Max’s.
Dan: Kenny Roger’s for the rib sandwich.
Paul: Wendy’s was fairly expensive, but I did enjoy the Baconator – a huge chunk of protein and fat in a bun. And full marks for the excellent food hall in the Glorietta Mall – I had a very passible mutton biryani.
Nat: The President Chinese Restaurant in Manila – I preferred it to the restaurants in Hong Kong!
Mary Ann: Cocolime in Subic.
Sophia, Dan and Me: Bohol Bee Farm.
All (in chorus): Hong Kong International!
Nat: Sharing a room with my parents in Hong Kong and having to listen to their snoring.
Dan: Halo halo (a controversial choice there Dan).
Mary Ann: Going backwards and forwards every day to Angeles – it wasn’t like a holiday.
Me: Mosquito bites.