I Love The Fish Spa, Rurouni Kenshin, And Everything Else In The City of Love

Imagine a day, jam packed with stress, stress, and more STRESS!

You haven’t slept all night because of uncalled for family drama. Before and after the said drama, your brain cells were being pressured with the fact that you’re not prepared for the next day’s licensing exam and it felt like your whole career depends on it. Then, you had this feeling of compelling yourself to study even when you’re in an unhealthy situation. Not only that, you were not able to sleep because you had so much drama to handle. Your mind wouldn’t sleep, and you know you have to be awake at 4 am to prepare yourself for travel because the ferry boat going to the next city was going to leave by 6:15 am.

Yep. Those happened to me ALL at the same. Just like the old saying goes,

When it rains, it pours.

Amen to that. The whole time I was going through that phase of my life, I really felt like crying. I was emotionally, physically, and mentally tired, but I know I can’t give up. I can’t back out from taking the licensing exam, so I had to take all those ill feelings in. No choice. With all those stressors, I took the liberty to keep my mind positive. I was thinking

It’s all in the mind. You create your own reality. If you think this day sucks, it will definitely suck the hell out of you.

So I did my best to keep a POSITIVE outlook that day.

My partner and I arrived in Iloilo City around 7:20 am. My licensing exam was scheduled at 9:00 am, so we had plenty of time to keep calm and settle down. We had a lil’ breakfast somewhere in the building where I was suppose to take the exam. While we were in the middle of eating our meal, my manager called to inform us that the exam was moved to 11:00 am because the proctor’s flight was delayed.

Thank God! More time for me to rest a bit.

That’s what I was thinking. So after we ate our breakfast, we looked for a place where we can stay, so we can also freshen up before I take the exam. We looked around the city for a place to stay, unfortunately, the hotels are allowing their guests to check-in at 2:00 pm, the earliest is 12 noon. However, there’s additional payment if you insist on checking in earlier than those times, but the fee’s ain’t cheap. It was getting frustrating, but then again, I have to stay positive, because that’s what I’ve learned from the audios and books that I listened and read for the past few months. I have this strong belief in Law of Attraction, that’s why I was keeping a very positive attitude despite of what was going on. And luckily, the Law of Attraction didn’t fail me. Thank heavens there’s a place that took us in, just when we needed it the most. MO2 Westown Hotel allowed us to check-in earlier than the usual, with no additional fee. They’re truly a blessing to us and I can’t thank them enough for the kindness of their staff. We checked-in and freshen up. After a few minutes, I went back to Philam Life Building to take my licensing exam.

I finished the exam earlier than expected but I don’t know if I’ll pass because my mind was dozing off due to the series of personal events that were going on during that time. My exam was done. My shoulders were kinda heavy. My stomach was empty. I felt like going home, but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to go home. By choice, we stayed at the City of Love and tried to relax a bit. My partner and I ate a hearty meal. After that, we went to SM City to kill time and avoid thinking about what’s going on back home.

My partner was and is so sensitive about how I feel, and I bet he noticed that I wasn’t enjoying the day and I looked so stressed out. While we were strolling, he said he wanted to change the mood. So he dragged me to a place inside the mall where both of us can relax and chill.

Question: How will you end a long, tiring, stressful day?

For me, nothing beats a heavenly spa moments to kill those negative vibes away.


Surprise! He brought me to The Fish Spa! Woohoo! Blessed enough, my partner knew exactly what I wanted and needed at that very moment. And he acted on it. It’s my first time to be there and I gotta say that I had a good time.

It was fun watching a bunch of fish eating my feet’s dead skin. It made me think that they had this weird kind of appetite for preferring dead skin cells for food rather than eating real food. It also made me think; which is more preferable to eat? Worms or dead skin cells? They do have a weird appetite, ei?

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C’mon fishy!!! Do your thing! Eat me!

Just imagine your feet inside an aquarium with a bunch of fish swimming after none other than YOU! Honestly, I had this fear that they’re gonna bite me, and they’ll gonna bite HARD! Damn! I should have feared how tickly-ish it felt! All the belly laugh and stuff. It was too tickly-ish, I felt like I was going to pee! They are indeed therapeutic fishy because they gave me a good belly laugh, and that was the first time that day that I had a good laugh. The best feeling ever.

Ooops! Sorry. That wasn’t the best part of my Fish Spa experience. There’s more yet to come.

Did you know that The Fish Spa also offers massage therapy?

If you go there, I highly recommend their Signature Massage. Why? Well, why not? It’s the best massage I ever experienced so far. I’ve been to different spas and I’ve met a lot of massage therapists, but this one’s the best so far. Remember I said earlier that my shoulders were feeling heavy? The therapist was able to release the tension. And I forgot to mention, my chest was in pain before we started the session, but after the therapist gave it a lil’ massage (and she used a device I forgot what it’s called) the pain was all gone. Hooray! I felt so ALIVE right after the massage. I love The Fish Spa.

Aside from The Fish Spa, there’s more!

To top it all up, we watched my all-time-favorite show in the cinema. Can you guess what is it? Yep, it’s Rurouni Kenshin. Nothing more, nothing less. My bad day turned BEST DAY EVER!

Is it because of Law of Attraction? I think so. All in the City of Love: Iloilo City!

With love and respect,

Ms. Rai


Thank you partner for doing all of these for me. You are a gift of the Universe to me =)

[ Credits to agboi.blogspot.com for the image used ]