March 6, 2009

Fun in my vocabulary

well, that's what i believed before this:

Yehey has done it again. now it's a team-up with Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park in Cavite for it's first DETOUR: The Bloggers Island Cove Adventure last March 5. 30 bloggers are assembled to outwit, outplay and outlast other teams with challenges lined up within the 12-hectare facility of Island Cove. Blogventurer profiles are seen at the microsite and their winning factors.

meet the blogventurers

before any fun started, the bloggers were seen lurking very early in the morning at Gonuts Donuts, The Fort Global City having Krispy Kreme donuts and coffee. a little chitchat ignoring which ones to beat at the games. Island Cove is just a 30-minute ride from Makati so as you pass by the toll gate and driving from SM Bacoor to Kawit, the resort is easy locate.

upon arrival at the game arena, a little breakfast was served to liven up sleeping nerves and prepare the participants for the tour of the whole facility. Island Cove management gave their welcoming remarks and the bloggers were divided to 6 teams with their assigned team leaders.

White Team led by Marcelle Fabie

a tour around Island Cove was accompanied by Ms. Weng. first, we went to the Sangley Point with 3 function rooms Aguinaldo, Magdiwang and Magdalo. then to the floating pavilions of Kawit, Alapan and Binakayan with is air-conditioned; a big gymnasium of Cavite, where nearby you can see a giant chess board not so much like what you saw from Harry Potter but the same way it can challenge your mind. behind the Cavite Hall is the Oceania Water Park with a big pool upto 6-feet deep with 4 slides dropping you to 4 different points of the pool.

night life is no question at Island Cove because you can take a night party at Fisherman's Deck while enjoying the view of the Manila skyline. if you got hungry and you want fish for a meal, just floating beside the Fisherman's Deck is the Fishing Village where you can lure your own fish for food. there are 10 species of fish propagated at Island Cove that you can enjoy fresh and hot on the plate.

if you enjoy the wild and extremes an eco-friendly, electricity-powered tram will take you to the other island of Island Cove which displays wild life such as crocodiles, monkeys and different kinds of birds. an adventure zone where you can play paint ball is also a good option for extreme gamers.

another ride at the tram and you can be dropped at the Island Songs KTV for videoke peeps. and nearby are the hotels and cottages for overnighters and those who want to sleep soundly. the Island Cove is graded AAA similar to that 5-star rating so luxury with comfort is really taken seriously here.

The Games
games started at 1PM after the big lunch. everyone is adrenalin-charged as laszlo gave the go signal and the clue cards. the search operation happened at the hotel and i was so lucky to find our adventure kit to claim our next card for the next task. the next clue took us to the Kawit Hall for a sack race, a little violation was made for we had put the flag first before doing the task which is a no-no. then az played the giant chess. we headed to the floating pavilions to search for the other half of the mask they gave us. after i found the mask just lying on the floor, we went to Sangley Point to test our Survivor instincts. i ate frog legs and drank ampalaya juice. here's the video:

My Survivor Edge

i will update this later. this is like the Amazing Race/Survivor, you always expect one team to win. we finished 5th but we all had fun. Mr. Gilbert Remulla, owner of the facility had a talk before closing the event.

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