Friday, December 7, 2012

Colonnade Party Pool - Reminiscing a Friend's Birthday Party

I'm missing summer a lot. I could no longer stand the cold weather and rainy days. Me and my best bud went shopping earlier. We're preparing for the Year-End Party we will be joining together. She asked me if I'll give her a gift, and I was surprised. I was caught off guard with that question. We were laughing and giggling when I couldn't answer her. 
Collonade swimming pool

Gifts are supposed to be given voluntarily. But I recalled how she smiled and thanked me when I gave her my first gift ever on her birthday this year. Just so you know, I'm not a thoughtful person, but I swear I can be sweet.
She took this photo. I was posing for someone else, and she got the right angle. She got that prowess in photography she wouldn't admit.
Let me share to you how we spent her birthday. In case you want a detail on how she feel that day, you can go to her blog. CLICK HERE.
This is my bestfriend. Here name is Xoxo_Grah. We're  undeniably gorgeous. lol (c'mon give us a chance)
Did you see that cocktail ring on her finger? That's my first gift. And only one gift ever, but I always pray for her, love her, listen to her, and everything I do to please her. I'm such an incredible friend. (you're welcome, Inday) lol
She's a great cook. She's teaching me how to arrange the barbecue meat on its stick. (no reaction please. I said I no nothing about food. I'm good on take outs).
Look at my work (see how neat they are on the sticks)
Lumpiang Shanghai by Vonaliza (Xoxo_Grah's housemate)
Cheese Sticks by Xoxo_Grah.
Collonade Party Pool is great for group and family bonding. It is located in San Miguel, Bacong, Negros Oriental Philippines. It's only 5 KM from Dumaguete City. 

The entrance fee is Php 79.00 for adult and Php 49.99 for kids. The rate is good for six hours. We asked the owner if we could pay Php 100.00 and use the pool until evening.
Vonaliza, Phioxee, Xoxo_Grah, Beging (at the back), Valerie, and ate Rose.
Picture-taking while preparing the food.
I'm learning ;-) how to grill. (kidding, of course I know how to grill)
Great girl Buddies (excluding that guy, Hmmp joiners!)
The birthday girl is so hands-on to our food preparation.
Our humble table with joyful people celebrating 27th birthday of Xoxo_Grah.
We were like renting the whole place, because no guests arrived on that Sunday. The resort offers an affordable fee for food corkage. They have drinks, so you don't have to bring one.
We love taking pictures.
She's so focus using my digicam, Lexter.
And because she's the birthday celebrant, all focus are on her. hmmp!
This is the real one. Credits to Walter Grapa.
She really enjoyed her birthday. We were laughing. She's a good swimmer, so she wanted me to learn how to swim, too. But, I really couldn't learn. I end up drinking the whole lot of water, because I was drowned in a 6-feet pool.
While I was coughing, they're laughing. Great friends!
With Xoxo_Grah and Danica (at my back)


There were lot of photos I'd like to share, but I'd like you to focus on my best buds for now. 
God-fearing beautiful inside out friend, Xoxo_Grah.
going home
The day ended more than what we plan for. Her birthday was complete. Thank you guys for visiting my blog today. 

Just me, 


  1. Huwaw, swim wear model hehehe!

    Penge akong barbecue at lumpiang shanghai :)

  2. Wow , it looks like great times . I love the smells of BBQ :) I wish I could have a best bud like yours ( except a sister friend ~_~) :D
    Looking great , I always like to pose after the party blast :)
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  3. Looks like you had a terrific party! I miss summer already :( I hate the fact of having to dress warm and wear boots, scarfs, and comfy hats! Ugh! I love wear shorts, tank tops, and flip flops! Summer, come back already!

    Delicious food you've got there! You're making me hungry! :D

  4. Both beautiful ang sexy. (oi, pengeng piso. dyuk)Ang sweet nyo dalaang mag best friend. At binuking mo ang edad ni Ms. Grah :) hehe. Mas dun ako nakapagfocus sa naka swim wear. dyuk! Kelan ang bday ba nya ulit?

    1. We celebrated her birthday on August ;-) naka-swimwear kami pareho. di pwede dalwahan ARCHIEVINER (check na yung spelling ko ha) kaya ka nawawalan ng lablyp kasi kumakaliwa ka siguro. hehehe

  5. Wow! Gagand nyo ladies. Naka miss dyan sa pinas. I miss summer too, coz here it is freezing cold:(
    Happy birthday to xoxo grah:)

  6. That looks like so much fun and the food looks AMAZING!!

  7. hindi ko alam kung sa pagkain ba ko naglalaway o sa inyong dalawa? hmmm..

    1. hahaha. over namn. di naman kami singtaba ng lechon.

  8. missing summer too. malamig ang disyembre :)
    anyway, sarap i-reminisce ang mga events na tulad nito.. kasama syempre ng mga good friends! At di maiiwasan ang pagkain! daming food ah.. friend pala kayo ni Chicturista. both beautiful & sexy! (kidding aside)

    1. uu ric ;-) halos magkamukha na kami.

    2. i mean 'no kidding aside' hehe.... nadelete pala yung 'no'

  9. Aww the pictures are awesome and you ladies are all looking fabulous. It looks like a fun fun event and the food are super yummy.


  10. chicken barbecue? yumyum! at talagang nakafocus ang 80% ko sa pagkain. may diyosa sa swimming pool ^_^

  11. haha ang saya naman ng birthday nya
    belated to her haha

    anyways sarap ng mga foods na prinipare nu

    at ang chekshi ni phioxee pang FHM haha

    1. ay chalamat mecoy. confident lang talaga ako kahit me mga bilbil. kever lo lang. nasa pool namn

  12. Hangganda at ang sesexy naman.... saka sarap ng mga food... na miss ko na ang mga barbecue...

  13. ang mura ng entrance talaga napansin ko at syempre sexy as ever kayong 2 ni grah..kelan sya nag-bday? di ko man lang nabati..kaya now na lang ako babati.. happy birthday Xoxo Grah! :)

    1. August bday nya sis. buti di mo binati kasi manghihingi sya ng gift. ipapa LBC mo pa.

  14. medyo nainggit ako sa katawan nyo.. haha..naisip kong magpapayat na..

    pero natakam ako sa food.. hehe

    1. ANOH? BAKIT MATABA KABA??? kung mataba ka ano na tawag mo sa amin? dambo? ang bi-big kaya namin. confident lang.

  15. great post and beautiful photos :)


  16. Undeniaby gorgeous at sexy syempre! Naku di din ako dunong lumangoy at muntik na din malunod sa swimming pool may sumagip lang sakin. Kakahiya nga kasi kuya yun ng classmate ko e puro kalmot inabot nya sakin kasi nag panic ako. College ako nung ngayari yun. Belated Happy bday Xoxo_Grah!

  17. So beautiful pictures, my love.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

    LOts of love,


  18. Just love your blog. I not only get to see your fun outfits (love the striped dress) but I also learn about another culture. Thank you for sharing. I just realized that I wasn't following you on bloglovin. Fixed that! Now following on bloglovin, in fact I've shown lots of love (likes) on your wonderful bloglovin posts. Hope you do the same.


  19. dont worry girl...were are in the same shoes..I'm also good with take out food:)hahahha! so this christmas will be like survivor peg... I will try to kiss the kitchen again and see if my brain cells works with cooking...hahahaa

    You guys really have fun and I cant believe you are able to stand the coldness of the weather..ako di ko na kaya! I been lazy lately..sarap matulog lang eh! hahahaha!

  20. sana may ganyang kamurang resort dito sa maila na kasing ganda rin... u guys looked like u had fun... so, are you gonna give your friend a xmas gift since she asked?

    1. mayaman na kasi siya. she doesn't need a gift. hahaha

  21. Cool party!



  22. I agree you girls are sexy and pretty no doubt about it. Good thing at binasa ko yong post mo, at first I wondered why it was blurry and I got it-and it make sense considering it was her birthday.hehhehe...Thanks for leaving a comment in my blog.

  23. so nice to find a fellow filipino blogger! i so miss the philippines. Hope you had a great time on your birthday. And yes gifts should be voluntarily given!!! heheheh

    xo lala

  24. Seems lime u guys had sooo much fun, i miss my barkadas tuloy:)

  25. Looks like you all had a lot of fun at the party.. :)

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  26. oh my goodness, looks amazing. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my latest. xo

  27. Super friends pala kayo ni Xoxo Grah, like me and Joanne :) Our friends birthdays are really something to celebrate - kung hindi sila sinilang e di iba siguro best friends natin :)

    Happy Bday to you XOXO Grah! :)

  28. Great pictures,it seems you had good time.
    I wonder if you would like to follow each other.
    I would also like to invite you to join my Christmas Giveaway

  29. thats some colorful celebration there...

  30. hahaha...thanks for the post indai...i won't be asking anything for christmas from you...hahaha and the photo?...hahaha you look great on those photos..haha More to enjoyable trips with you in the future...lab you always....mwah!


  31. very nice :) d ko pa na try pumunta sa event na may pool kahit anong okasyon... saya nman

  32. ang ganda ng pool! looks like you guys had a lot fun! and you're so pretty in your red dress. :)

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  37. Adorable pool party! The photos are so fun and that food is looking super tasty. At some wedding venues Los Angeles we too would be attending a DIY wedding soon and the food there would be traditional Thai food. I am quite excited!


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