Charlotte's Birthday

Trip Start Oct 01, 2011
Trip End May 05, 2012

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Flag of Philippines  , Palawan,
Monday, April 30, 2012

Charlottes birthday. I was about to write, 'lest we forget' but the idea I or anyone could possibly forget is laughable. We woke up in time to go for breakfast, no way am I missing breakfast this time. Amazingly the hotel buffet breakfast is the sort of shit you expect from the Western world: toast, cereal, egg etc. Charlotte's day has started well as she can have her beloved cereal, and decent cereal it is too.

I had asked the staff to come tell Charlotte it was time for her surprise massage but as I suspected they fucked it up and came over at the one minute Charlotte had gone to the toilet, hardly a surprise to me is it, I ordered it, morons. Anyway the woman hovered and I just told Charlotte and off she went.

The rest of the day was spent much how the previous day had been spent, sunning ourselves in the beautiful weather and jumping around in the pool. I was being a little more sporadic about my time in the sun as I had burnt myself a bit yesterday. At 5pm we ordered cocktails to the pool and drank them as the sun went down. Coron may not be great but there are worse ways to spend your birthday.

We had tea at the hotel as we are fairly certain the food here is as good as it gets on the island. I had a 3 course meal again, pizza again, obviously. I can't be bothered to go check but I forget if I noted yesterday that I made a friend with one of the male staff. He was asking me all about money and how he collected money and if I had Euros, I said I could probably find some pounds, he didn't want them. Anyway that's by the by, he came over to me and semi discretely asked if it was my wifes birthday, I said yes. I call her wife as without being to demeaning they always assume wife before girlfriend, they basically stick a ring on it within a few days of meeting 'the one' and then they are expected to knock at least 7 kids out. I nipped to the toilet and when I came back he had brought out a chocolate cake for here, very nice of them.

To put it mildly Coron nightlife sucks absolute balls. The intention was to go out, have a chat to TJ, go to one hippy bar then to the Sea Dive bar. We had left it too long to go see TJ so we skipped to the hippy bar which was closed. Ok Sea Dive it is. We had a few pretty strong cocktails before going and buying Boracay and wandering up the street to the only thing approaching a nightclub. There was some atrocious live band on inside so we just sat outside had another spirit and then decided to head back to the hotel to drink the Boracay on our nice balcony.

Charlotte was pretty drunk, I was too but not quite as bad, although I was tired and I didn't even manage to finish a glass of Boracay before we retired to the bed to watch the end of Hannibal which is so fucking turd when you sit it next to SOTL. Charlotte had a nice day, perhaps the night wasn't what she hoped for but I had prepped her for the potential of a not so crazy night. Thanks alot Philippines immigration.
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