So here it is, the finale of the trip. On the last couple days we went out to the bars with some other vacationers we met on the trip, had some nice dinners and even went to the go-go bars. I also did 2 dives with the people who got me my PADI card the year before, VIP Divers. They are a smaller operation on the beach, but they can handle big groups, they can even get Chinese courses for the
people with advanced notice.
This is me getting ready to dive. Jiao Jiao really likes this picture.
The last night before leaving, we went out to the bars until closing time. We had a great time, it was Saturday night and there was a live band at a semi-non-girly-bar that most of the non-hunters went for their kicks, but hunting was available here too. We stayed out until closing time.
This is one of the two bands that were playing that night. This is also a picture of the worse of the two bands that was playing. This band played too much slow, romantic music which in certain situations is fine, but ion this night it even put Jiao Jiao to sleep.
The bands played alternating sets, so there was not much house music time and everything flowed very quickly. The other band was much more entertaining. They had two lead singers, a man and a woman, and the woman was a charismatic personality that could work any crowd. They also had a guitar player that could really play, their last set started out with a 15 minute "face-melting" solo. We do not have pictures of that band because we were dancing when they played.
This is Jiao Jiao with a girl we made friends with, she was also in the bar that night.
After our good night, it was time to leave and, not wanting to break tradition, I threw money out the window for the kids to dive for.
After getting back to Manila, we went shopping in the mall where we had a really good time. Jiao Jiao really enjoyed seeing all of the different items that are not available in China.
Here is some sailor trying to move in on my girl. But, he does not know the secret to her heart like I do...
I got her some fake poo, and she fell into my arms. Look at that smile. haha
Then these characters wanted to get their picture taken. People in the Philippines, unlike China, often want you to take their picture.
Finally, we have these things. Jiao Jiao did not know what they were at first. Once she figured it out she laughed hysterically, commenting about how Chinese stores do not have this thing. Then, she noticed a massive sticker on the back saying, "Made in China." Eventually, she bought one.