When you’re a working adult, summer isn’t really anything special. It’s just like the rest of the year, but hotter and stickier. For as long as I remember, I’ve been spending the March-May months stuck in the city, grateful for the longer days but also wishing I could hie away to a destination that isn’t my office lol.
This year, I plan to do things differently. I’ve started watching what I eat and working out so I could at least trade in my sweaters for sundresses, and I’ve been plotting my vacation leaves so I could have a proper summer trip.
Here’s what I have planned so far:
I’ll be heading way up north to visit Palaui Island this month! While I am dreading the 14-hour commute (I’ll be cutting the trip into two, though: Manila-La Union and then La Union-Cagayan), I’m sure it will be worth it! Has anyone been to Cagayan/Palaui?
The first time I went to Cebu in 2010, my first stop was… SM City Cebu, to eat lechon. It’s been three years since I was last there and one of the things I’m looking forward to is experiencing the new SM Large Screen Cinema at SM Seaside City. I have a list of summer movies to see in theaters (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Jungle Book, Neighbors 2, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Keanu) and I’d love to see them on the cinema’s super-sized screen. It’s nearly 30% larger than regular screens!
By the way, SM Seaside City and Hong Kong Disneyland have an ongoing promo! Thirty lucky families of four will get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to HKDL. Here are the mechanics:
30 lucky families of four will get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Hongkong Disneyland
The promo duration is from Feb 12 – March 13, 2016.
A minimum of P1,000 single-receipt purchase made within the promo period from any SM Seaside City Cebu tenant entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon.
A minimum purchase of P500 single-receipt on Disney merchandise from selected SM Affiliates (SM Store, Toy Kingdom, and SM Supermarket) entitles a shopper to one (1) raffle coupon.
Customers may get two raffle coupons if they avail of the e-Plus card or use their existing e-Plus card.
Customers should present their credit card transaction slip for purchases made using credit cards.
Customer must present proof of purchase at the designated promo booth
You may check out SM Seaside’s Facebook for more details.
Did you know that my mom’s family is from La Union? I spent last year’s holidays there and I went for a quick visit with a few friends last month. All those years of going to LU for summer vacations and I never learned how to surf. This summer, I plan to take surfing lessons seriously!