Sunday, September 20, 2015

Imagine a Whole Day Bohol Tour with Ara Arida

It still feels surreal every time I remember those two days spent with a Bb Pilipinas titleholder whose Miss Universe journey I closely followed.
 
 FAB FOUR: Atty Dan, Ara, Your Blogger & Bessieright at the Loboc River Cruise terminal
So when she came here in Bohol to judge Miss Panglao with hotand fast- rising designer & style expert Bessie Besana, I was like wow!It was a dream come true for I had been following her days in Moscow, Russia for two reasons; 

 lunch  on board a Loboc floating resto


   
She was the first Bb Pilipinas- Universe to compete in my first year as blogger and secondly, she was like my hot favorite to win the Gold Edition of the country’s longest- running national beauty competition

And up close & personal, she doesn't disappoint. She truly is alluring especially with those piercing eyes.

Anyway, here are more photos during the Bohol tour that had Bessie and another judge, the cool Rotarian lawyer Atty. Danny Gapasin 

 the first meeting took place at Alona Tropical Resort's beachfront  
right at the Bilar Man- Made Forest



After the whole day Bohol countryside tour, it was straight back to Alona Tropical Resort where everyone was busy prepping up for the pageant.

At seven pm sharp, I met the members of the judging panel at the resort’s Baybayon Restaurant to brief them on the judging criteria and the guidelines.

  Your Blogger briefs the judges with pageant aims & criteria
  A photo opportunity with Panglao Mayor Nila Montero (lady in white)


 with lifestylebohol writer DJ Arro
And then off we went to the open- air venue of the pageant at the Panglao Town Plaza where the town fiesta activities were being held.

By the way, did Your Blogger mention to you that he also had a wonderful and insightful day talking to Shamcey & her hubby Lloyd Lee? But that’s another story..

 Behold your Queen Ara as she takes a break from her tough job of
being Chairperson of the Board of Judges 
 Thank You Ara for being gracious enough to oblige us and Thank You to Mayor Nila, Sir Ondo, & Aya for the opportunity!

Photo Credits: Atty. Danny Gapasin Jr., Hwan Mendoza & Nestor Daarol

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